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The Crooked God Machine [PDF / Epub] ★ The Crooked God Machine Author Autumn Christian – Polishdarling.co.uk Charles lives on the black planet, a place where plague machines terrorize citizens with swarms of locusts and rivers of blood, salesmen sell sleep in the form of brain implants, and God appears on th Charles lives on the black planet, a place where plague machines terrorize citizens with swarms of locusts and rivers of blood, salesmen sell sleep in the form of brain implants, and God appears on the The Crooked Kindle - television every night to warn of the upcoming apocalypse When Charles meets Leda, a woman who claims to have escaped from hell, he begins to suspect that the black planet is not at all what it appears to be After Leda disappears, Charles sets out to find her with help from his stripper ex girlfriend, the deadhead Jeanine Along the way he will uncover the truth of the origins of the black planet, and discover the source of the mysterious voice that calls to Leda from the ocean waves.

    Download Book Best Sellers in PDF format hell, he begins to suspect that the black planet is not at all what it appears to be After Leda disappears, Charles sets out to find her with help from his stripper ex girlfriend, the deadhead Jeanine Along the way he will uncover the truth of the origins of the black planet, and discover the source of the mysterious voice that calls to Leda from the ocean waves."/>
  • Paperback
  • 276 pages
  • The Crooked God Machine
  • Autumn Christian
  • English
  • 02 March 2019

About the Author: Autumn Christian

Autumn Christian is a fiction writer from Texas who currently lives in California She is the author of the books The Crooked God Machine, We are Wormwood , and Ecstatic Inferno, and has written for The Crooked Kindle - several video games, including Battle Nations and State of Decay When not writing, she is usually practicing her side kicks and running with dogs, or posting strange and existential Instagram selfiesShe s been a freelance writer, a game designer, a cheese producer, a haunted house actor, and a video game tester She considers Philip K Dick, Ray Bradbury, Katie Jane Garside, the southern gothic, and dubstep, as main sources of inspiration.



10 thoughts on “The Crooked God Machine

  1. Shamus McCarty Shamus McCarty says:

    WOW There s some really raw talent here This is good, it s really raw, but the imagination at work here is fantastic The one thing that bothered me a little, and I m going to breeze through this because I don t want you to focus on it, is it needs to be proof read about twotimes Not to dwell on this, but it also needs a professional editor to go through it and clean up some of the awkward sentences and imagery It can get muddy at times Slight spoilery ahead Ok, now to the stuff I WOW There s some really raw talent here This is good, it s really raw, but the imagination at work here is fantastic The one thing that bothered me a little, and I m going to breeze through this because I don t want you to focus on it, is it needs to be proof read about twotimes Not to dwell on this, but it also needs a professional editor to go through it and clean up some of the awkward sentences and imagery It can get muddy at times Slight spoilery ahead Ok, now to the stuff I LOVED Right off the bat, I got the feeling something was wrong There s a lot of crazy messed up things going on in this world, but that s not what I m talking about I got the feeling that something was wrong on a deeper level She never said it, or even hinted at it The writing its self tells you The voice of the story tells you things are probably not what they seem There s something going on And that s HARD to do But Autumn executed it perfectly.Which brings me to the next thing The story I felt a connection to the characters I felt like I understood who they were and why they were acting the way they did I genuinely cared about them and liked them As the story unfolds, and I was sitting here going What the F is going on I didn t give up on it, because I wanted to know what was happening next And I wanted to get to the bottom of this WTF feeling I was having.It s a difficult book to classify If you held a gun to my head and said, CLASSIFY OR DIE I would reply I don t know Maybe slipstream bizarro with horror tendencies And then you would shoot me, because what does that even mean Not recommended for Literature Nazis, but highly recommended for those who like a good brain raw dogging

  2. Adam Nicolai Adam Nicolai says:

    This is one cool frickin book.I d never heard of Autumn Christian before I found Crooked God Machine when I saw on Goodreads that someone who enjoyed my novel, Alex, had given this a 5 star review I read the sample just to check it out, and it was like black arms reached out from the mud, grabbed me by the ankles, and pulled me under Anreviewer mentioned Salvador Dali I had the same thought The writing is like the love child of Salvador Dali, David Lynch, and HR Giger It s sinuou This is one cool frickin book.I d never heard of Autumn Christian before I found Crooked God Machine when I saw on Goodreads that someone who enjoyed my novel, Alex, had given this a 5 star review I read the sample just to check it out, and it was like black arms reached out from the mud, grabbed me by the ankles, and pulled me under Anreviewer mentioned Salvador Dali I had the same thought The writing is like the love child of Salvador Dali, David Lynch, and HR Giger It s sinuous, cutting, insidious, unapologetic The setting is a nightmare that won t end If hell existed, this is what it would be like All the elements of life that frighten us losing the people we love, discovering there s nothing in life worth living are here, but magnified and grotesque From day one these people are battered with horrors Most succumb Some somehow survive A rare few even learn to fight Now, please, consider that this book is not for everyone You have to have a deep love for the macabre You have to enjoy true horror Here s a good litmus test Look at the following phrases.Hell shuttlesPlague machinesBlack planetGod on the television, screaming If you re intrigued, read the sample, then buy the book If not, you won t enjoy this Me, I enjoyed it Deeply.I do have one caveat that it pains me to mention but I do feel has to be mentioned There are quite a few typographical errors in this work Missing periods and sentences that aren t capitalized are pretty common, as are misused or missing quotation marks The worst offenders are sentence fragments, presumably the leftover products of bits of text that were moved around during revision I don t mention these because they should make you doubt whether to buy the book in fact, the fact that I kept reading despite them is actually a powerful testament to how much I enjoyed the book But they occur with such frequency that at times they actually pulled me out of the flow and forced me to re construct what the author was trying to say I mention them because anything that interferes with a reader s ability to become completely absorbed by this book is a horrible shame When they occurred in the last fifteen pages, I truly, actively hated them but only because they were in my way.I also mention them so that you re warned going in They re there, and they are well worth ignoring Ms Christian s voice is strong enough that the brittle pieces of typographical detritus that try to weigh it down will just crumble away if you let them Thank you for a wonderful novel, Autumn Christian I picked up A Gentle Hell and I ll be watching forfrom you

  3. Ryan Clifton Ryan Clifton says:

    Insanely brutal dystopian nightmare that almost makes Orwell s world look like a paradise The fact that Christian wrote this when she was only 19 is pretty fucking amazing.

  4. Megan Kennedy Megan Kennedy says:

    Right off the bat this book is not for everyone If you can t untie your mind and let in some seriously surreal dystopian horror wander in, you may not enjoy it I implore you, for the good of your soul, to try, because this book is fucking fantastic This debut novel from Autumn Christian is full of a thick, ancient darkness Christian has a voice and a worldview unlike any author I ve ever read, able to twist the most unexpected objects and symbols into a cohesive, unforgettable story The bo Right off the bat this book is not for everyone If you can t untie your mind and let in some seriously surreal dystopian horror wander in, you may not enjoy it I implore you, for the good of your soul, to try, because this book is fucking fantastic This debut novel from Autumn Christian is full of a thick, ancient darkness Christian has a voice and a worldview unlike any author I ve ever read, able to twist the most unexpected objects and symbols into a cohesive, unforgettable story The book follows Charles, who lives on the Black Planet, where dead babies are fed to a swamp witch, plague machines roam across the land terrorizing the citizens with ice storms and locust swarms, and God himself is on TV in a black horned mask is on TV, nightly damning mankind and warning of the coming apocalypse The emotional tone of the work is thick and heavy, and almost feels like a sludgy poison in your veins And yet there is a lightness that shines through in the irrepressible hope of Charles, a hope that keeps drawing what little beauty is left in the world to him like moths to a flame, which only strengthens his hope and keeps him fighting to somehow undo the horrifying world he lives in The imagery is unlike anything you ll read demented, blazingly imaginative, unsettling and unforgettable, far above par for any novel, let alone horror Christian s pacing has a deliciously crawling dread that builds to a somewhat abrupt ending, but it doesn t leave the reader unsatisfied It s only that you, like its poor inhabitants, become completely trapped by the black planet by book s end

  5. David Thirteen David Thirteen says:

    This book comes close to redefining dystopian It presents a nightmare vision of a world dominated by a savage religion, where each day the new normal is worse than before The most terrifying thing about the story is the way the characters accept each new indignity and brutality And what really ratchets the horror up is how similar this bizarre place is to our own world The book was a bleak yet rewarding experience My only complaint was that often the narrative appears to be running in absen This book comes close to redefining dystopian It presents a nightmare vision of a world dominated by a savage religion, where each day the new normal is worse than before The most terrifying thing about the story is the way the characters accept each new indignity and brutality And what really ratchets the horror up is how similar this bizarre place is to our own world The book was a bleak yet rewarding experience My only complaint was that often the narrative appears to be running in absence of any plot with one weird incident after another It all comes around in the end, and ultimately the weird incidents were worth the time, so this is an extremely minor complaint Definitely not like anything you ve read before

  6. Pedro Proença Pedro Proença says:

    This book is a bleak, sad story about a world ruled by a monstrous God and one man s journey to find his lost love.It s like a acid infused, dreamlike, dystopic reading of the Old Testament.Charles lives in a world tormented by monsters and plague machines machines that produce Bible like plagues, like turning water into blood and sending locusts One day, Charle s father leaves, and then is when things begin to fall apart.His mother and sister choose to have an invasive procedure that turne This book is a bleak, sad story about a world ruled by a monstrous God and one man s journey to find his lost love.It s like a acid infused, dreamlike, dystopic reading of the Old Testament.Charles lives in a world tormented by monsters and plague machines machines that produce Bible like plagues, like turning water into blood and sending locusts One day, Charle s father leaves, and then is when things begin to fall apart.His mother and sister choose to have an invasive procedure that turned them into drooling, mindless zombies His best friend is a sociopathic prophet, and God is a mask wearing men on television who speaks only of the damnation of mankind.I really liked this book, it exposes the dangers of living in a world ruled literally by the God from the Old Testament The landscapes painted by author Autumn Christian are apocalyptc wastelands and rotten towns This is beautifully written, the scenes pop out of the page.The ending blew my mind I thought it was heading in a certain direction, and then it completely changed Sensational book

  7. Rodney Rodney says:

    After some reflection, I will do my best here to sum up my thoughts I cannot reference or run any parallels to the old testament, as I have not read it However, I thoroughly enjoyed the book Autumn Christian has further cemented herself into my consciousness as a favorite author There was a lot going on in the story, yet it never felt overwhelming The main character constantly struggled to save those around him, through a very harsh reality Being in love only seemed to add to his pain He After some reflection, I will do my best here to sum up my thoughts I cannot reference or run any parallels to the old testament, as I have not read it However, I thoroughly enjoyed the book Autumn Christian has further cemented herself into my consciousness as a favorite author There was a lot going on in the story, yet it never felt overwhelming The main character constantly struggled to save those around him, through a very harsh reality Being in love only seemed to add to his pain He showed a huge amount of strength and determination The book s take on religion sat well with me There were many examples of a herd mentality dominating nearly all of the population, reflecting much of what still exists today My only negative here is that the kindle edition I read was certainly in need of someediting

  8. Lully Kellogg Lully Kellogg says:

    I ve been following the work of Autumn Christian since she was posting short stories on deviantART about The Sims and broken ballerinas Her work has captured me in a way no ore author has ever been capable of doing The Crooked God Machine is pure Christian literature, uncomfortably real, pure spiritual darkness that you discover within yourself Granted there are some errors in grammar or words missing entirely or repeated, I m guessing they were just editing errors , it can be a little awkwa I ve been following the work of Autumn Christian since she was posting short stories on deviantART about The Sims and broken ballerinas Her work has captured me in a way no ore author has ever been capable of doing The Crooked God Machine is pure Christian literature, uncomfortably real, pure spiritual darkness that you discover within yourself Granted there are some errors in grammar or words missing entirely or repeated, I m guessing they were just editing errors , it can be a little awkward trying to read, but I m telling you, no amount of minor errors are worth not reading this book You definitely take something from this The Crooked God Machine is an experience

  9. Mattzog Mattzog says:

    This book is unburdened by plot or character It reads like the stream of consciousness ramblings of someone who is supremely and unreasonably confident that they will be a great author.I must admit I couldn t get past 20% I had to give up I don t like to give up on a book, but I found Crooked God Machine intensely displeasurable.The good Lemme try at least The descriptions were creative, sorta They were wordy at least But in the service of nothing Crooked God Machine seems like a wri This book is unburdened by plot or character It reads like the stream of consciousness ramblings of someone who is supremely and unreasonably confident that they will be a great author.I must admit I couldn t get past 20% I had to give up I don t like to give up on a book, but I found Crooked God Machine intensely displeasurable.The good Lemme try at least The descriptions were creative, sorta They were wordy at least But in the service of nothing Crooked God Machine seems like a writer s early attempt at a novel that should ve been thrown away, not published Well, at least in the first fifth that s what it seemed like to me And there was a good quote The world doesn t need your head, only your body It never wanted your head The description misrepresents the book in my opinion

  10. Hagai Palevsky Hagai Palevsky says:

    I thought some things were untouchable, unable to be harmed, even after all this time But nothing is Not here Not in this world.

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10 thoughts on “The Crooked God Machine

  1. Shamus McCarty Shamus McCarty says:

    WOW There s some really raw talent here This is good, it s really raw, but the imagination at work here is fantastic The one thing that bothered me a little, and I m going to breeze through this because I don t want you to focus on it, is it needs to be proof read about twotimes Not to dwell on this, but it also needs a professional editor to go through it and clean up some of the awkward sentences and imagery It can get muddy at times Slight spoilery ahead Ok, now to the stuff I WOW There s some really raw talent here This is good, it s really raw, but the imagination at work here is fantastic The one thing that bothered me a little, and I m going to breeze through this because I don t want you to focus on it, is it needs to be proof read about twotimes Not to dwell on this, but it also needs a professional editor to go through it and clean up some of the awkward sentences and imagery It can get muddy at times Slight spoilery ahead Ok, now to the stuff I LOVED Right off the bat, I got the feeling something was wrong There s a lot of crazy messed up things going on in this world, but that s not what I m talking about I got the feeling that something was wrong on a deeper level She never said it, or even hinted at it The writing its self tells you The voice of the story tells you things are probably not what they seem There s something going on And that s HARD to do But Autumn executed it perfectly.Which brings me to the next thing The story I felt a connection to the characters I felt like I understood who they were and why they were acting the way they did I genuinely cared about them and liked them As the story unfolds, and I was sitting here going What the F is going on I didn t give up on it, because I wanted to know what was happening next And I wanted to get to the bottom of this WTF feeling I was having.It s a difficult book to classify If you held a gun to my head and said, CLASSIFY OR DIE I would reply I don t know Maybe slipstream bizarro with horror tendencies And then you would shoot me, because what does that even mean Not recommended for Literature Nazis, but highly recommended for those who like a good brain raw dogging


  2. Adam Nicolai Adam Nicolai says:

    This is one cool frickin book.I d never heard of Autumn Christian before I found Crooked God Machine when I saw on Goodreads that someone who enjoyed my novel, Alex, had given this a 5 star review I read the sample just to check it out, and it was like black arms reached out from the mud, grabbed me by the ankles, and pulled me under Anreviewer mentioned Salvador Dali I had the same thought The writing is like the love child of Salvador Dali, David Lynch, and HR Giger It s sinuou This is one cool frickin book.I d never heard of Autumn Christian before I found Crooked God Machine when I saw on Goodreads that someone who enjoyed my novel, Alex, had given this a 5 star review I read the sample just to check it out, and it was like black arms reached out from the mud, grabbed me by the ankles, and pulled me under Anreviewer mentioned Salvador Dali I had the same thought The writing is like the love child of Salvador Dali, David Lynch, and HR Giger It s sinuous, cutting, insidious, unapologetic The setting is a nightmare that won t end If hell existed, this is what it would be like All the elements of life that frighten us losing the people we love, discovering there s nothing in life worth living are here, but magnified and grotesque From day one these people are battered with horrors Most succumb Some somehow survive A rare few even learn to fight Now, please, consider that this book is not for everyone You have to have a deep love for the macabre You have to enjoy true horror Here s a good litmus test Look at the following phrases.Hell shuttlesPlague machinesBlack planetGod on the television, screaming If you re intrigued, read the sample, then buy the book If not, you won t enjoy this Me, I enjoyed it Deeply.I do have one caveat that it pains me to mention but I do feel has to be mentioned There are quite a few typographical errors in this work Missing periods and sentences that aren t capitalized are pretty common, as are misused or missing quotation marks The worst offenders are sentence fragments, presumably the leftover products of bits of text that were moved around during revision I don t mention these because they should make you doubt whether to buy the book in fact, the fact that I kept reading despite them is actually a powerful testament to how much I enjoyed the book But they occur with such frequency that at times they actually pulled me out of the flow and forced me to re construct what the author was trying to say I mention them because anything that interferes with a reader s ability to become completely absorbed by this book is a horrible shame When they occurred in the last fifteen pages, I truly, actively hated them but only because they were in my way.I also mention them so that you re warned going in They re there, and they are well worth ignoring Ms Christian s voice is strong enough that the brittle pieces of typographical detritus that try to weigh it down will just crumble away if you let them Thank you for a wonderful novel, Autumn Christian I picked up A Gentle Hell and I ll be watching forfrom you


  3. Ryan Clifton Ryan Clifton says:

    Insanely brutal dystopian nightmare that almost makes Orwell s world look like a paradise The fact that Christian wrote this when she was only 19 is pretty fucking amazing.


  4. Megan Kennedy Megan Kennedy says:

    Right off the bat this book is not for everyone If you can t untie your mind and let in some seriously surreal dystopian horror wander in, you may not enjoy it I implore you, for the good of your soul, to try, because this book is fucking fantastic This debut novel from Autumn Christian is full of a thick, ancient darkness Christian has a voice and a worldview unlike any author I ve ever read, able to twist the most unexpected objects and symbols into a cohesive, unforgettable story The bo Right off the bat this book is not for everyone If you can t untie your mind and let in some seriously surreal dystopian horror wander in, you may not enjoy it I implore you, for the good of your soul, to try, because this book is fucking fantastic This debut novel from Autumn Christian is full of a thick, ancient darkness Christian has a voice and a worldview unlike any author I ve ever read, able to twist the most unexpected objects and symbols into a cohesive, unforgettable story The book follows Charles, who lives on the Black Planet, where dead babies are fed to a swamp witch, plague machines roam across the land terrorizing the citizens with ice storms and locust swarms, and God himself is on TV in a black horned mask is on TV, nightly damning mankind and warning of the coming apocalypse The emotional tone of the work is thick and heavy, and almost feels like a sludgy poison in your veins And yet there is a lightness that shines through in the irrepressible hope of Charles, a hope that keeps drawing what little beauty is left in the world to him like moths to a flame, which only strengthens his hope and keeps him fighting to somehow undo the horrifying world he lives in The imagery is unlike anything you ll read demented, blazingly imaginative, unsettling and unforgettable, far above par for any novel, let alone horror Christian s pacing has a deliciously crawling dread that builds to a somewhat abrupt ending, but it doesn t leave the reader unsatisfied It s only that you, like its poor inhabitants, become completely trapped by the black planet by book s end


  5. David Thirteen David Thirteen says:

    This book comes close to redefining dystopian It presents a nightmare vision of a world dominated by a savage religion, where each day the new normal is worse than before The most terrifying thing about the story is the way the characters accept each new indignity and brutality And what really ratchets the horror up is how similar this bizarre place is to our own world The book was a bleak yet rewarding experience My only complaint was that often the narrative appears to be running in absen This book comes close to redefining dystopian It presents a nightmare vision of a world dominated by a savage religion, where each day the new normal is worse than before The most terrifying thing about the story is the way the characters accept each new indignity and brutality And what really ratchets the horror up is how similar this bizarre place is to our own world The book was a bleak yet rewarding experience My only complaint was that often the narrative appears to be running in absence of any plot with one weird incident after another It all comes around in the end, and ultimately the weird incidents were worth the time, so this is an extremely minor complaint Definitely not like anything you ve read before


  6. Pedro Proença Pedro Proença says:

    This book is a bleak, sad story about a world ruled by a monstrous God and one man s journey to find his lost love.It s like a acid infused, dreamlike, dystopic reading of the Old Testament.Charles lives in a world tormented by monsters and plague machines machines that produce Bible like plagues, like turning water into blood and sending locusts One day, Charle s father leaves, and then is when things begin to fall apart.His mother and sister choose to have an invasive procedure that turne This book is a bleak, sad story about a world ruled by a monstrous God and one man s journey to find his lost love.It s like a acid infused, dreamlike, dystopic reading of the Old Testament.Charles lives in a world tormented by monsters and plague machines machines that produce Bible like plagues, like turning water into blood and sending locusts One day, Charle s father leaves, and then is when things begin to fall apart.His mother and sister choose to have an invasive procedure that turned them into drooling, mindless zombies His best friend is a sociopathic prophet, and God is a mask wearing men on television who speaks only of the damnation of mankind.I really liked this book, it exposes the dangers of living in a world ruled literally by the God from the Old Testament The landscapes painted by author Autumn Christian are apocalyptc wastelands and rotten towns This is beautifully written, the scenes pop out of the page.The ending blew my mind I thought it was heading in a certain direction, and then it completely changed Sensational book


  7. Rodney Rodney says:

    After some reflection, I will do my best here to sum up my thoughts I cannot reference or run any parallels to the old testament, as I have not read it However, I thoroughly enjoyed the book Autumn Christian has further cemented herself into my consciousness as a favorite author There was a lot going on in the story, yet it never felt overwhelming The main character constantly struggled to save those around him, through a very harsh reality Being in love only seemed to add to his pain He After some reflection, I will do my best here to sum up my thoughts I cannot reference or run any parallels to the old testament, as I have not read it However, I thoroughly enjoyed the book Autumn Christian has further cemented herself into my consciousness as a favorite author There was a lot going on in the story, yet it never felt overwhelming The main character constantly struggled to save those around him, through a very harsh reality Being in love only seemed to add to his pain He showed a huge amount of strength and determination The book s take on religion sat well with me There were many examples of a herd mentality dominating nearly all of the population, reflecting much of what still exists today My only negative here is that the kindle edition I read was certainly in need of someediting


  8. Lully Kellogg Lully Kellogg says:

    I ve been following the work of Autumn Christian since she was posting short stories on deviantART about The Sims and broken ballerinas Her work has captured me in a way no ore author has ever been capable of doing The Crooked God Machine is pure Christian literature, uncomfortably real, pure spiritual darkness that you discover within yourself Granted there are some errors in grammar or words missing entirely or repeated, I m guessing they were just editing errors , it can be a little awkwa I ve been following the work of Autumn Christian since she was posting short stories on deviantART about The Sims and broken ballerinas Her work has captured me in a way no ore author has ever been capable of doing The Crooked God Machine is pure Christian literature, uncomfortably real, pure spiritual darkness that you discover within yourself Granted there are some errors in grammar or words missing entirely or repeated, I m guessing they were just editing errors , it can be a little awkward trying to read, but I m telling you, no amount of minor errors are worth not reading this book You definitely take something from this The Crooked God Machine is an experience


  9. Mattzog Mattzog says:

    This book is unburdened by plot or character It reads like the stream of consciousness ramblings of someone who is supremely and unreasonably confident that they will be a great author.I must admit I couldn t get past 20% I had to give up I don t like to give up on a book, but I found Crooked God Machine intensely displeasurable.The good Lemme try at least The descriptions were creative, sorta They were wordy at least But in the service of nothing Crooked God Machine seems like a wri This book is unburdened by plot or character It reads like the stream of consciousness ramblings of someone who is supremely and unreasonably confident that they will be a great author.I must admit I couldn t get past 20% I had to give up I don t like to give up on a book, but I found Crooked God Machine intensely displeasurable.The good Lemme try at least The descriptions were creative, sorta They were wordy at least But in the service of nothing Crooked God Machine seems like a writer s early attempt at a novel that should ve been thrown away, not published Well, at least in the first fifth that s what it seemed like to me And there was a good quote The world doesn t need your head, only your body It never wanted your head The description misrepresents the book in my opinion


  10. Hagai Palevsky Hagai Palevsky says:

    I thought some things were untouchable, unable to be harmed, even after all this time But nothing is Not here Not in this world.


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