Gods of Aberdeen

Gods of Aberdeen

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Simon & Schuster 2005/2007
ISBN-10: 0743250834
A 2005 BookExpo America Selected Title
A 2006/2007 Sonzogno Bestseller

The best-selling novel about a brilliant young man who enrolls at a small New England college and becomes entangled in a mysterious death—and the search for immortality.

“Soaked with gothic mood and spiked with sharp dialogue, it’s Dead Poets Society via Stephen King.”
- Chris Barsanti, The Hollywood Reporter

“A malevolently thrilling coming-of-ager wrapped in a philosophical detective tale.”
- Kirkus Reviews

“…[a] remarkable first novel…impossible to put down…Gods of Aberdeen may be basically a coming-of-age story (including sexual awakenings), but it is much more than that. It also is a murder mystery and an intriguing account of a bizarre quest for the secret of eternal life. As an author, Nathan’s off to a brilliant start….”
Al Hutchinson, The Tampa Tribune

“…think Donna Tartt’s The Secret History, with a little magic thrown in…Nathan perfectly captures the angst and pretension of adolescents… ”
- Publishers Weekly

“A perfectly proportioned gothic mystery, with all the necessary ingredients in its dark depths…”
- Elle

“Highly recommended…one of the year’s best debuts.”
- Italian GQ

“…this year’s strongest entry into the hallowed-halls-of-learning field…Nathan’s eye for detail can be subtly spectacular, his humor eloquently wicked…Nathan [is] an extremely gifted young writer…”
Chuck Thompson, Spirit Magazine

“First time author Micah Nathan tells a lost youth/teen angst & ennui story to the max here…A very nice effort, and I suspect more’s to come.”
Ken Jones, BookBitch

“If you’re looking for the same old plots, you’ll have to search elsewhere…a well-written, hold-your-breath story…”
- Noir Magazine

“We may be witnessing the evolution of a new genre of fiction. [Call it] Gothic Tweed…Gods of Aberdeen more than makes the grade.”
Nicole Peradotto, The Buffalo News

“…[a] promising debut…”
- Robert Wade, The San Diego Tribune

“America’s love affair with higher learning continues…Ivy-colored libraries and musty stacks do make the perfect setting…”
- Booklist

“…a scary coming-of-age yarn…plenty of sexual intrigue, buried secrets, and dark deeds.”
- Buffalo Spree

“Open Gods of Aberdeen and step into the halls of a venerable old New England college where a brilliant but reckless student has lured three allies into his deadly pursuit of immortality. This stylish and intelligent novel deliciously picks up speed for a surprising climax and thoroughly satisfying conclusion.”
- Pam Lewis
, author of Speak Softly, She Can Hear

“A spooky psychological drama that delivers, Gods of Aberdeen drew me in from page one. This is a gripping debut that haunted me long after I put the book down.”
- Sean Desmond,
author of Adams Fall

“…a taut, elegantly written literary thriller. Part coming-of-age-novel, part Gothic New England mystery, it will keep you turning pages to the end. Micah Nathan is a terrific storyteller.”
- Thomas Christopher Greene, author of Mirror Lake

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