Mick Eldritch is the only person to dance the universe to the brink of destruction.
Having discovered he’s the linchpin in a strange experiment, Mick faces a decision—cling to the life he’s always known, or take a shot at fulfilling his destiny. When climate scientist Kevin Gerrick exposes a mysterious connection between Mick and music hidden deep within weather patterns, it looks like the stakes may be even higher than anyone could have imagined.
“…prose that’s as clever as it is beautiful…intellectually vigorous… Gregory examines happiness and the notion that individuals must envision their own. Both the style and substance of this work should pull fans in for a second read.” Kirkus Reviews
“…reminiscent of Neil Gaiman’s classic American Gods… thoroughly enjoyable… Gregory keeps the pace flowing in a way that will appeal to YA enthusiasts… the undeniable philosophical tint of this novel will leave [readers] pondering the story for some time.” – Portland Book Review
“…intricately written…a unique and stimulating page-turner... His style is similar to Carl Hiaasen and Christopher Moore, yet this novel distinctly stands on its own. I enjoyed reading every page, and at times found myself laughing out loud…” Reader Views
“A read that goes in unexpected directions…The Webster Nexus offers a satisfying blend of science and a visionary prescription for healing…” Midwest Book Review
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Funny and suspense filled. Lots of twists and turns. An overall enjoyable read. Very well written with great attention to detail.
Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (08/17) “The Webster Nexus” by Jay D. Gregory is a unique and stimulating page-turner I couldn’t put down! Kevin Gerrick was twelve years old when he first heard the earth sing. He discovered that there is music that runs through our weather system. Today he runs a computer program that looks for connections between human behavior and the weather. These connections can show trends in economics, divorce rates, and criminal activities. Through his research he found a distinct pattern in Webster, Kansas. His research shows him that this pattern began on the day that Mick Eldritch was born. Since childhood, Mick has been teased about his nocturnal dances at night. He isn’t a good dancer, and some of his relationships have ended because of this creepy behavior. Other relationships have ended because other eccentric behaviors. He acts with good intentions, but he doesn’t fully think things through, like when he had his last girlfriend’s new car armor coated so that it wouldn’t get dinged. His peculiarities have also cost him his career. Shortly after he loses his job, he is visited by an inter-dimensional entity named Puati. Puati is the last of the Progenitors. Mick’s nocturnal dancing sets off alarms that wake Puati up to let him know that the fate of the human species is in peril. He catches Mick off guard when he speaks to him through Mick’s Irish Setter Jaramusch. Mick, Kevin, Puati, Jaramusch and a couple other characters set off on an adventure to try to fix Mick, so that the fate of humanity can go on. “The Webster Nexus” is an intricately written story. The author masterfully combines fantasy and suspense into a metaphysical story that has eccentric and engaging characters. His style is similar to Carl Hiaasen and Christopher Moore, yet this novel distinctly stands on its own. I enjoyed reading every page, and at times found myself laughing out loud. I could also relate to Mick’s character. His logic totally makes sense to me–I just have enough common sense not to act out ideas like his. I highly recommend reading “The Webster Nexus” by Jay D. Gregory, especially for readers who enjoy reading fiction that is a bit different. This would be an excellent choice for a reader’s group because it would stimulate lively discussions. I can’t wait to read more books by this author!