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No Fury Like That

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  40 ratings  ·  25 reviews
No Fury Like That is a one-of-a kind literary thriller about life and death and the power of second chances. The novel takes you on a fast-paced, funny, adventurous ride, exploring love, the meaning of life, friendship, revenge, family and the transformation of a character under trying circumstance. No Fury Like That is about how a person can change and grow, and how diffe ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published September 15th 2017 by Inanna Publications (first published 2017)
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Sherry Fundin
Feb 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
I needed a change of pace from reading so many suspense,thriller, and paranormal novels, and watching Julia grow from a diva with no friends to a woman loved by some very unusual characters was a fantastic surprise that I would highly recommend.

I love all the characters, even the son of bi gun evil ones, because they make this novel so much more than I expected.

So far, Julia refuses to see what is right in front of her. She is dead. D. E. A. D. Dead. And in Purgatory.

Miss Richy Rich is in for a
Darcia Helle
No Fury Like That is a fun read that sneaks up on you with surprising moments of profound insight and tender emotion.

We slip into the supernatural realm, but for the most part this story feels completely plausible. The author’s depiction of the setting is so thorough and vivid that I could see it as if I was standing beside the characters. I wanted to visit and explore for myself! I especially enjoyed the originality of it all.

Characterization, for me, is central to any story. I have to feel the
James Fisher
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Nov 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
This is the third novel I've read in Lisa de Nikolits prolific oeuvre and my favourite. Yes, it's part thriller, and part redemption story, but my favourite thing about the novel is the unusual setting (purgatory) and the strange but internal consistency to the rules (or lack of rules) governing time and space in the quasi-physical setting (described like an abandoned airport). The bonding that takes place between a motley collection of women in their daily coffee klatches and their slow revelat ...more
Brenda Clews
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lisa de Nikolits novel, No Fury Like That (Inanna Publications, 2017), is an imaginative, witty, humorous romp through Purgatory, endings of lives, discoveries and recollections in the near afterlife, a redemption novel where vengeance is the redeemer. Other reviewers give synopsis' of the plot, so I won't, but I am intrigued by the architectonics of the structure she creates for her Purgatory, a 3-dimensional maze, a cubist emporium where rooms appear and disappear according to 4-hour windows, ...more
Apr 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
No Fury Like That by Lisa de Nikolits contains such an original storyline, I've never read anything like this before. Purgatory is often one of those places that ends up getting bypassed in the minds of many! I really enjoyed this book overall, however I do admit I was a bit skeptical toward the beginning. I was unsure where this story was going to lead but by the end I couldn't put it down. I don't want to give any spoilers but I was a fan of Julia's character development. The novel was journey ...more
Terri Favro
Nov 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Lisa de Nikolits wrote in her acknowledgements for "No Fury Like That" that she penned her 7th novel after being laid off by her soulless media company of an employer -- what a great writer's prompt that turned out to be! A hard-bitten young businesswoman finds herself in Purgatory (which appropriately feels like an airport lounge) with no idea how she died so suddenly. Slowly her fellow Purgatorians, caught between heaven and hell, tell their stories and help her recall her own. Turns out, she ...more
Heather Babcock
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lisa de Nikolits is a masterful storyteller and with her latest book "No Fury Like That", she takes the reader on one amazing journey! Set in Purgatory, "No Fury Like That" is imaginative, sometimes funny, sometimes scary but always entertaining and thought-provoking! The novel surprises and keeps the reader hooked as it takes many unexpected twists and turns. This is the kind of book that you can't put down but at the same time, you don't want it to end! One of the best books I have read in 201 ...more
Carole Giangrande
Dec 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
A lively, fast-paced read with a central character (Julia) whose self-confessed mean streak is expertly dramatized in the unfolding plot - which is, in itself, an elaborate maze of skillfully-imagined mayhem. No spoilers here - if you're looking for an entertaining, raunchy and often funny romp through some of the seedier corners of the human psyche, this is your book. You'll come out alive and, when the laughs settle down, more reflective about childishness, vengeance and narcissism — and, oh y ...more
Jessica Bronder
Feb 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Julia Redner awakens in an abandoned airport but when she realizes she is in her lounging clothes and bare feet she realizes something is wrong. Julia is actually in Purgatory. Here she learns that it doesn’t matter who you are or what you have, everyone is equal. As she starts interacting with the other people she starts to open her opinion of the world and others.

I have to say that I did not expect this story to go the direction it did. Julia is one of the worst people that I have ever meet o
Wall-to-wall books - wendy
Feb 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was freaking brilliant! I read it once way back in the early fall - I loved it then. I just re-read it and I think I loved it even more this time!

This is one of those books that starts out like "Whaaaaat?" and you are not sure you want to continue, but wait!... Keep reading! You have to read this book all the way through before judging it, because you won't get it unless you do. If you quit in the beginning because you think you won't like it - you are really missing out!

This story-lin
Feb 05, 2018 rated it liked it
What an unusual novel. Purgatory, where people get to understand and deal with their actions before death. It was interesting to follow the purgatory experiences of Julia as realization dawns on her. She is able to really see what she did in life and how her actions affected others. After a particularly shocking understanding of her previous actions, “'s like cannonballs of reality keep blasting you,” she says. (156) I'm a Protestant and do not believe in purgatory but de Nikolits has prese ...more
Monica Petruskavich
Mar 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
WOW! From the first page to the last this book left me wanting more. It had moments that left me wondering if I were to leave this Earth today where would I end up? Did I do the best I could, what kind of regrets would one have? The characters had you heartbroken one moment, hopeful the next and still wishing that everything could be solved within the books pages for each one. Near the end the twists and turns were not exactly what I was expecting. Fantastic read! LOVED IT!!
Feb 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fun and fierce. Don't want to spoil anything, but I could definitely picture this as a Netflix movie! ...more
Lisa Nikolits
Aug 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I'm following Charles Finch's author post where he commented of his latest book: "I wrote this book! Six stars, possibly six and a half!" -author review ...more
Sharon Crawford
Jan 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Purgatory hasn’t received as much exposure in literature as heaven and hell – that is until Inanna Publications published No Fury Like That by Lisa de Nikolits. Lisa’s novels have been all over the map with subject, plot, characters, and setting, much to the delight of readers. This latest one might just be her most imaginative. Certainly, her vision of purgatory is unlike any depicted in the Bible and her characters are anything but biblical. They also just seem to land in purgatory unaware at ...more
Oct 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Fun, original take on Purgatory that ends up looking surprisingly Tarantino-esque...quite the ride!
Rosemary McCracken
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Julia Redner seemed to have it all: stunning good looks, a fantastic job, and enough money and perks to live in the style she’d grown accustomed to. But after it all went down and she finds herself in the afterlife, Julia realizes that she didn’t have a single friend and now has a whack of unfinished business to settle. No Fury Like That is a cautionary tale about the perils of rising to the top at any cost. It’s also a smart, satisfying read that’s laced with humour, peopled with quirky charact ...more
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A wonderfully imaginative and edgy concept where Purgatory is re-imagined. Lost souls progress toward redemption through lattes, friendship and therapy.

We first meet Julia in a strange airport where she must struggle to solve the mystery of her own death...and life. I was engaged from the first page. No Fury Like That is a beautifully written: a metaphysical mystery that also touches on many social issues facing today’s women.

Highly recommended!
Liz Bugg
Aug 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
NO FURY LIKE THAT is de Nikolits at her best. She has taken the question, “What if you had a second chance?” and has given her imagination free rein to answer it. The result is a novel full of colourful characters who grapple with their lives, their deaths, and what it is to be human. By the final page the reader has not only witnessed Julia Redner’s metamorphic journey, but has also taken a personal step forward.
John Oughton
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Imagine if characters from The Devil Wears Prada got trapped in Sartre's play No Exit, where "hell is other people." No Fury Like That uses the lens of female souls stuck in purgatory to examine loss, love, rage, angst, and what there really is to live for. Alternately funny, melancholy, philosophical, and raunchy, it's a wild ride and another gutsy novel from de Nikolits. ...more
Jacqueline Kovacs
Suspenseful, surprising, thrilling and at times laugh-out-loud funny, No Fury Like That takes you on page-turning ride into another world — with Lisa de Nikolits’s skillful writing keeping you belted in.
Nov 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book...actually, there are parts that I loved. The ending, however, could have been better. Overall, a good read for when you need a distraction from deep or dramatic novels.
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