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Insanity, Illinois (News from the Edge #2)

3.62  ·  Rating Details ·  53 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
It's a normal day at the Global Query--calls, calls, calls--from a housewife menaced by her appliances . . . a farmer with a volcano in his apple orchard . . . a man with snow geese in his toilet . . . and, of course, a guy talking to God through his TV. Typical. Until Savvy realizes that all the calls came from the same town in Illinois.
Paperback, 198 pages
Published February 1st 1998 by Ace Books (first published January 1st 1998)
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Tony-Paul Vissage
It’s always a joy to discover a book one has bought and put on a shelf and, for one reason or another, forgotten. There’s always that “Where did this come from?” feeling and, upon opening it, also a nice surprise when it turns out to be exactly the kind of story one expected when it was purchased. I suppose I bought this novel but I don’t remember doing so. Nevertheless, I thoroughly enjoyed it, because--it’s my kind of story.

News from the Edge was the basis for the Sci-Fi Channel’s series The C
Oct 05, 2012 Vondur rated it it was amazing
I picked this one up on a whim. The cover appealed to me and the comparison to the X-Files definitely piqued my interest. After reading some good reviews online I figured it was safe to dive in and see what this book was about. Well, I assumed that it would be decent but I was pleasantly surprised when the book surpassed my expectations. The basic premise is that the main character is a reporter who works for a tabloid. She's sent out against her will to investigate some strange sightings in a ...more
Antonio Gutierrez
Feb 19, 2011 Antonio Gutierrez rated it really liked it
Short but all to sweet... I liked Savvy in the first book but now I think I'm in love!! Attacking appliances or barb wire fences will not stop her from getting to the truth. I can't wait for more field work on new weird breaking stories!
Oct 14, 2008 Millerbug rated it really liked it
I really like this series. It's a light fun read. This one wasn't as fun as the first one, but it was still pretty good. This time Savvy is chasing down a story on a whole town gone nuts. Pet eating appliances, a werewolf, and geese flying out a toilet. Mass hysteria at it's best. Not bad.
Katiera Morningstar
Feb 29, 2012 Katiera Morningstar rated it really liked it
I really, really actually liked this book. If you are a fan of the X-Files, this book is for you. There's nothing paranormal about it, but it's very similar in that sci-fi mystery sense. It's a good quick read and you don't have to read the other two in the series to understand what's going on.
Pat Atteberry
Mar 25, 2010 Pat Atteberry rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal
I picked this book up at a used book store a couple of years ago. It is the second in a series of 3, but i have not read the other 2. It was an ok went quickly but it was not great. If i find the other 2 at the used book store, i will get them but i will not buy the others new.
Jun 04, 2015 Susan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paperback, 2010, 2005
This is the series of books SciFi based their quirky show The Chronicle on...

I wish there'd been more of the books and the show...

re-read 4/26/10
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