Nocturnal

Nocturnal

Scott Sigler reinvented the alien-invasion story in his bestselling novels Infected and Contagious ? rebooted the biotech thriller in Ancestor ?now, in his most ambitious, sweeping novel to date, he works his magic on the paranormal thriller, taking us inside a terrifying underworld of subterranean predators that only his twisted mind could invent. Homicide detective Bryan Scott Sigler reinvented the alien-invasion story in his bestselling novels Infected and Contagious ? rebooted t...

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Title:Nocturnal
Author:Scott Sigler
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Genres:Horror
ISBN:Nocturnal
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:566 pages pages

Nocturnal Reviews

  • Skip
    Jul 31, 2016
    I think Sigler is a good writer, but did not like this one at all. I had to round up from 1.5 to give 2 stars. There is a lot of creativity in this book: the monsters and ongoing battle to protect San Francisco are pretty good, but the main characters are lame, especially the antagonis...
  • CJ
    Apr 16, 2012
    Just finished this girthy book and I have so many conflicting emotions about it (and not all of them good), that it automatically gets a five star rating. Any book that can illicit that many feelings deserves it. I while I was familiar with the story from the podcast draft version r...
  • Helen
    Mar 04, 2018
    3.5 stars A bit of a mixed one for me, I did enjoy it but found it a bit long, and was skimming a little about 2/3 of the way through. Still, I was invested enough in the characters to need to know what became of them in the end and there was no shortage of thrills, excitement and s...
  • Mieneke
    Apr 22, 2012
    The blurb from the book jacket found above is pretty long, but I think it gives a good impression what the book is about. In fact when I read the blurb, I couldn't wait to review this book. Urban fantasy with SFPD homicide detectives? A supernatural police procedural? How could I resis...
  • Jason
    Mar 18, 2014
    4.5 Stars Nocturnal by Scott Sigler was a welcomed surprise. I was already a fan of the author for his post apocalyptic novels. This is an Urban fantasy that plays closer to being a Serial Crime novel with a heavy undertone of the supernatural. This is not a typical urban fantasy, t...
  • Rage
    Feb 15, 2017
    yipes! I went into this expecting a thriller about a cop who is a secret vampire. I really wasn't expecting much, so when I started I was like oh wow, the writing is pretty good. even though the characters are all kind of crass, some slurs get thrown around etc. whatever. this was obvi...
  • Stephanie
    Apr 18, 2012
    I am a huge Scott Sigler fan to begin with. Sometimes that good and sometimes it just sets a book up for failure. Nocturnal did not disappoint! From the opening scene, I thought I knew the direction this was going to take. Was I Wrong!!!! I did not see the plot twists this was going to...
  • Kat
    Jan 19, 2012
    Read more of my reviews at The Aussie Zombie When I first saw this book was available on NetGalley I was SO excited. I loved Scott Sigler's Infected and Contagious when I read them in 2011, and Infected was the first book I can ever recall making me feel physically ill with some ver...
  • Devina
    Aug 24, 2016
    Based in San Francisco (though really, it could have been anywhere), this is the story of Bryan Clauser and his partner Pookie Chang, and a series of murders they start looking into. At one point, they are kicked off the case, but that only makes them want to dig deeper into a potentia...
  • Luke Nyland
    May 28, 2012
    I'll be honest, I wasn't planning on giving this book a 4-star rating; I was going to give it a firm 3-star, but changed my mind for reasons I'll explain. The character development in this book was brilliant. The reader is given enough information about each person that we form a pe...
  • BigJohn
    Apr 03, 2012
    Nocturnal describes itself as a buddy-cop movie mixed with Hellboy. That's a pretty good description of this latest book by Scott Sigler. The fourth of his books from Crown, this is another refreshing new story that combines hard (and complicated) science with fantastical creatures. ...
  • Johanna
    May 25, 2018
    "Nocturnal" is a fun romp that combines some great detective work, engaging characters, a bit of science fiction, and a lot of violence over 563 pages. The plot unites aspects of a crime thriller and a paranormal horror to create an almost believable story about secret monsters living ...
  • Christopher Clark
    Feb 18, 2013
    This book had a cool premise and I kind of liked it. But the first half of the book reads like a cop thriller and then devolves into this mutant war. I thought the holding cell parts were super scary and well done. But the rest of the book simply took way too long to develop the pl...
  • Bill
    Apr 26, 2018
    Government conspiracies, vajayjay faced monsters, Chang bangs, mob wars, serial killers, ?Horse Cocks and Virgin Twats?, and a whole lot of crazy antics with the entire city?s fate hanging in the balance. Yep. It?s all here. Thought is wasn?t going to be? Then you don?...
  • Sharblynn
    Jan 30, 2013
    How disappointing. I really liked Ancestor and hoped for something as good here, but this book was awful. The characters were two dimensional (I still can't get past that one of the main characters was named Pookie.), and there was nothing about them that made me care about what happen...
  • Shannon
    Nov 26, 2012
    Scott Sigler is a god. What I would give just to pick his brain for an hour... At first I was a bit weary about this novel. I'm not too into cop dramas. But holy shit, this was a fantastic book. Infected is probably my favourite horror of all time and one of my very favourite books....
  • John
    Feb 03, 2018
    Tough one to rate. The story was good, I liked the characters, especially Pookie and John. I think the ending was just a bit grim for me. I didn't dislike it, but it wasn't my preferred way to end a story. ...
  • Mitch
    May 03, 2012
    Wow, this was incredibly disturbing. And sometimes hilarious. And maybe too crass for my liking in parts too, unfortunately. Yet the summary doesn't lie though, despite my misgivings at the beginning, it really is a terrifying descent into a nightmarish world along with some of the mos...
  • Chris Torretta
    Jun 22, 2018
    Scott Sigler has a crazy imagination. This seems like a cop drama, and then turns into something entirely different. With all the bells and whistles! Full Review coming to ruffdayreviews.com for Summer of Horror! ...
  • Sam Reader
    Feb 16, 2014
    Okay, so the rundown is as follows: Nocturnalis a book with a lot of cool ideas. It follows Inspector Bryan Clauser and his partner Pookie Chang as they chase down cults, conspiracies, and serial-killing monsters in the streets of San Francisc...
  • Jason
    May 23, 2012
    Ever been bullied? Ever wished the bully would just die? What if you drew images of the bully being torn apart and the next morning, you see on the news that the bully was murdered? What would you do? Ever had a dream you could swear was real? Ever walked into a place you have never...
  • Cody Grady
    May 13, 2012
    I picked up this ebook based on an interview with Scott Sigler on the podcast Sword and Laser ( http://swordandlaser.geekandsundry.co... interview starts at about 5:15). As he notes in the interview, Nocturnal is a bizarre mixture of cop drama and monster flick; I believe the compariso...
  • Craig
    Jun 04, 2012
    I really hate to say it as I am a fan of his previous work, but this was a bit disappointing. I have really like some of Sigler's other work (Infected was excellent and highly recommended). However, this one was just nowhere near as good, the writing just seemed kind of juvenile, for l...
  • J.   ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    Apr 19, 2013
    ALL the eyes. ALL the teeth. I am a huge fan of Mr. Sigler's audiobooks. I like his style, his characters, the way he weaves a story and his intros/outros have me addicted to The Transfer. All that said, I think I have a love/hate opinion of this book. The overall story is great,...
  • Daniel Rudge
    Nov 04, 2013
    This book started out a little too slow. I almost put it down because I wasn't liking the plot, nor most of the characters. Since it was a 566 page book, I thought I'd give it one more chapter. Thank goodness I did! I kept reading and really started to get into the plot intracacies and...
  • Rusty's Ghost Engine (also known as.......... Jinky Spring)
    Mar 31, 2016
    3.5 stars Well........ ok .........I'm a little lost for words here. Synopsis: This book is basically about a cult and race of eusocial (means only the queen reproduces with the king to make a new queen and everyone else is in different sterile castes) killers who all have a mysterio...
  • Ewan McGee
    Nov 03, 2013
    If you like stories on the fringe between the purely realistic and the completely fantastical, Nocturnal is for you. And with that, we?re already at what I like best about this book ? what I like to call The X-Files factor. It is what made (early) episodes of The X-Files great. It ...
  • Wyatt
    Sep 21, 2017
    Man I loved this book! I have to admit.. when I read the review I thought it sounded silly... It is anything but! Now I feel I have to warn you I am a huge Scott Sigler fan. I've read pretty much everything he has out there. That being said... If you love the strange and macabre ...
  • Chris Miller
    Mar 20, 2019
    NOCTURNAL by Scott Sigler is a fantastic dark urban fantasy that literally blew me away. I've not read Sigler before this outing, but I've heard tell of his books and the ravings seem completely justified after finishing this gem. We've got a pair of San Francisco cops who are inves...
  • Dylan Derby
    Nov 01, 2018
    I liked the first half of this book pretty well and the second half was still pretty cool but for me the book spent the first half being very dark and gritty and creepy and then becomes a super human action book for the last third of the novel. Yes it was still fun to read and a good s...