The Summer That Melted Everything

The Summer That Melted Everything By Tiffany McDaniel, The Summer That Melted Everything Fielding Bliss has never forgotten the summer of the year a heat wave scorched Breathed Ohio The year he became friends with the devil Sal seems to appear out of nowhere a bruised and tattered t
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  • Author: Tiffany McDaniel
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  • The Summer That Melted Everything By Tiffany McDaniel, Fielding Bliss has never forgotten the summer of 1984 the year a heat wave scorched Breathed, Ohio The year he became friends with the devil.Sal seems to appear out of nowhere a bruised and tattered thirteen year old boy claiming to be the devil himself answering an invitation Fielding Bliss, the son of a local prosecutor, brings him home where he s welcomed into theFielding Bliss has never forgotten the summer of 1984 the year a heat wave scorched Breathed, Ohio The year he became friends with the devil.Sal seems to appear out of nowhere a bruised and tattered thirteen year old boy claiming to be the devil himself answering an invitation Fielding Bliss, the son of a local prosecutor, brings him home where he s welcomed into the Bliss family, assuming he s a runaway from a nearby farm town.When word spreads that the devil has come to Breathed, not everyone is happy to welcome this self proclaimed fallen angel Murmurs follow him and tensions rise, along with the temperatures as an unbearable heat wave rolls into town right along with him As strange accidents start to occur, riled by the feverish heat, some in the town start to believe that Sal is exactly who he claims to be While the Bliss family wrestles with their own personal demons, a fanatic drives the town to the brink of a catastrophe that will change this sleepy Ohio backwater forever.
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    1. Tiffany McDaniel

      Tiffany McDaniel is an Ohio native whose writing is inspired by the rolling hills and buckeye woods of the land she knows Also a poet and artist, she is the winner of The Guardian s 2016 Not the Booker Prize and the winner of Ohioana Library Readers Choice Award for her debut novel, The Summer that Melted Everything The novel was also a Choice Award double nominee in both fiction and debut categories, is a current nominee for the Lillian Smith Book Award, and a finalist for the Women s Fiction Writers Association Star Award for Outstanding Debut.

    629 thoughts on “The Summer That Melted Everything”

    1. I am a mess I mean an emotional wreck I have a migraine from crying This is the best book that I have come across since A Little Life If I could give it 10 Stars I would 11 I cannot believe that this is a debut novel I m not going to give a plot summery I think this book transcends it s plot I want to share my feelings This book moved me in a way I haven t been moved in so long I listened to the audio version For an audio to be this good it takes one heck of a narrator Mark Bramhall told this st [...]


    2. I think something deep in my soul has shifted after reading this book My gut is still churning after turning the final page 2 days ago, and its been years since a book brought me to the brink of tears I read psychological thrillers and dark fiction than one human likely should, yet none of that seemed as horrific as what I just read Don t misunderstand this isn t some bloodbath horror tale with cheesy specters of the devil and his minions The only apparition in this story is a 13 year old boy, [...]


    3. It was a heat that didn t just melt tangible things like ice, chocolate, Popsicles It melted all the intangibles too Fear, faith, anger, and those long trusted templates of common sense It melted lives as well, leaving futures to be slung with the dirt of the gravedigger s shovel Slipping Away by Tiffany McDaniel If you preorder the book you can sign up here Tiffany McDaniel s Preorder Contest to win some cool stuff including a signed print of this watercolor The heat wave that hit Breathed, Ohi [...]


    4. I thought this was a young adult book when I requested it from Netgalley Umm it s not Not that I have a problem with that, I love some dark stick your head in the oven books.Dark is good sometimes.This one though, took me awhile to read because I had to put it aside several times because dangI will say that 1984 was a year that understood how to make history Apple launched it s Macintosh computer for the masses, two astronauts walked the stars like gods, and singer Marvin Gaye, who sang about ho [...]


    5. after seeing the news on mel s review review showi figured i would help spread the word, too, because this book could definitely use an award if you agree, vote for it here surveymonkey r MB6DT2D That s the ending of the story, he said Something broken this is a darkly satisfying southern gothic tale of what transpired when a lawyer named autopsy bliss invited the devil to the small town of breathed, ohio in 1984e problem with extending an invitation to the devil is that he might just accept and [...]


    6. I really really loved this book I know people didn t like the metaphorical writing but I always have been a sucker for poetic writing I like when books make me question the way I think about things and I enjoy symbolism and when things are woven so intricately with the plot line Like the story is just so well woven and elegant and the author just expressed things so eloquently It all just fit together so perfectly and I really felt affected when reading the book Definitely a favorite.


    7. Don tcha wanta live forever I m the devil I am already forever Fielding Bliss has never forgotten the summer of 1984 the year a heat wave scorched Breathed, Ohio The year his father, Autopsy Bliss, invited Breathed s own devil Dear Mr Devil, Sir Satan, Lord Lucifer, and all other crosses you bear,I cordially invite you to Breathed, Ohio Land of hills and hay bales, of sinners and forgivers.May you come in peace.With great faith,Autopsy Bliss And on a particularly warm day in June 1984 side note [...]


    8. During a heat wave in the summer of 1984, Fielding Bliss s father invites the devil to town When a 13 year old boy shows up claiming to be the devil, the Ohio town of Breathed will never be the same againI passed on this when I originally saw it on Netgalley, mostly because of Autopsy Bliss s name Seriously Autopsy Anyway, Tiffany McDaniel emailed me a review request, mentioning how hard it was for first time authors to get reviews, and I caved in after my Grinch like heart grew two sizes.I hone [...]


    9. Ok.update A SMALL REVIEW but read OTHERS This community has written amazing ones I m changing my vote SO FAR still waiting to read The Nix and The Gentleman From Moscow but as of today.I vote this book of books I ve read , BEST FICTION in the voting Review Why, upon hearing the word Devil , did I just imagine the monster Why did I fail to see the lake A flower growing by the lake A mantis praying on the very top of a rock A foolish mistake, it is, to expect the beast, because sometimes, sometime [...]


    10. This is just me, this is just me, so hold your horses I m not saying that this isn t a brilliant work of fiction it certainly is I m just saying it s not for me First, we have a devil dude as the hero I can maybe handle a devil if I open myself up to magical realism, which is tough, but I can do it if I try really hard But I have a cow if a book is full of the word god, and here it s all over the place I mean it seems like the name came up a million times I know the book is not trying to convinc [...]


    11. I d rate this 4.5 stars.It s the summer of 1984 in the small town of Breathed, Ohio Fielding Bliss is a fairly typical teenager until the day his father, Autopsy is Autopsy Bliss not one of the best character names you ve ever heard , the town s prosecutor, puts in the newspaper an invitation for the devil to visit Breathed If the devil was going to come, I expected to see the myth of him A demon with an asphalt shine He d be fury A chill A bad cough Cujo at the car window, a ticket at the Creep [...]


    12. Breathed, Ohio is a small town in southern Ohio, in the Appalachian foothills, bordering West Virginia and Kentucky Fielding Bliss is 13 years old, his brother Grand will be leaving for college soon enough, his father, Autopsy is an attorney, and his mother is a stay at home mom, literally She used to go places, but it s been years since she s left the shelter of their home I once heard someone refer to Breathed as the scar of the paradise we lost So it was in many ways, a place with a perfect w [...]


    13. Gomer ic Dirge Stereotypes Stuck in Purple Prose I wanted to hear the water go down the drains so I wouldn t have to hear myself doing the same.Gloom, despair and agony on me Such eye rollers fill this novel.A man named Autopsy Bliss no joke writes a letter to the local newspaper in the summer of 1984 inviting the Devil to the rural southern Ohio town of Breathed pronounced Breath Ed A few days later, a 12 year old African American boy shows up saying he is Satan, replying to the letter Autopsy [...]


    14. An incredible novel, genuinely different from anything I ve read before I ve taken a few days to think about this book before writing a review It s one of those novels that haunt the mind by asking the kind of questions that cut straight to the heart of who you are Despite the 80s setting, the themes are so relevant, so pertinent that it made for an extremely uncomfortable read Racism Homophobia Mob mentality Religious extremism Just when you are busy congratulating yourself that you don t live [...]


    15. Reread 2017 5 stars.Tiffany McDaniel has done something truly unique with this novel As a debut novel though I know from conversations I ve had with her that this is not the first book that she s written, just the first published she is able to do something that has not happened to me very often in my reading life She has made this feel like I m not reading This has never felt like a book for me, this has felt like something I ve lived Like something someone I love has lived This has felt real, [...]


    16. What a weird, strange, engrossing book this is It defies description Beautifully written and with ideas that will have you thinking for days Like the idea that hell is a place without Hope or that the devil prays for forgiveness But the story itself grabs you Is this young boy truly the devil I love that the author chooses 1984 as the year the novel takes place The book constantly harkens back to Orwell s novel with its groupthink and ideas of truth But it s also a book that fits with the curren [...]


    17. The first thing I noticed when I started reading this novel was the tone, the writing Southern gothic in Southern Ohio Okay, I can go with that Know little about Southern, Ohio so maybe it has Southern in it than I thought Takes place over the course of a single summer, a summer with an unprecedented heat wave, a summer that will change forever a family and the people in this town The summer a devil appeared in answer to an invitation tendered by Autopsy Bliss A devil that appears to be a young [...]


    18. What an atmospheric book.But don t think that because it s atmospheric, it s necessarily wonderful, in the traditional sense of the word.In fact, this is a very melancholic story What is wonderful about it, though, is how the author pieced the story together.We follow Fielding when he is a young teen and meets Sal AKA the Devil, but we also meet him at different points in his life when he is a new adult, a middle aged man and even a grandparent s age Multiple people have mentioned this already, [...]


    19. Holy moly, this is McDaniel s debut novel It is my favorite read so far this year, and spoke to me like few books do.It s the 80 s and McDaniel starts by reminding us of the hysteria over child abuse at the time I remember the McMartain trial, the social workers giving children toy dolls, asking leading questions, dooming innocent caretakers as pedophiles It was also the decade we learned of AIDS, how many believed God was exacting judgement for those who defiled Him These memories set the stage [...]


    20. Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review.Posted in the newspaper, a formal invitation is extended to the devil requesting his presence in Breathed, Ohio A heat wave ensues, the likes of which has not been seen before in this small town Tempers flare, bad feelings smolder, hot words bubble from the lips of those who are typically slow to anger A sort of madness descends, and all common sense melts away.And now, here is a young boy in tattered overalls with a pure love of ice cream a [...]


    21. You can tell a lot about a man by what he does with a snake Autopsy Bliss is a prosecuting attorney in the small town of Breathed, Ohio A religious man who believes that the courtroom, when ran correctly, should function like God s filter, trapping all the devils of the world As the court s attorney, the responsibility falls on him to sift out those devils However, he suffers a crisis of faith, after discovering he d sent an innocent man to his death a man in whose guilt he was absolutely certai [...]


    22. 3.75 stars I m struggling with my reaction to The Summer That Melted Everything Set in a small town in Ohio in the 1980s, the story is narrated by Fielding Bliss who was 13 during the summer when the story takes place It was a ridiculously hot summer, and Fielding and his family welcomed a homeless black teenaged boy who presented himself as the devil aka Sal in response to an ad Fielding s father placed in the local paper Following Sal s arrival, the town and Fielding s family are plagued by a [...]


    23. Make no mistake, this is a book that ll suck you in, chew you up and spit out the gristly bits It s slow to get going but from the mid point onward it s intense, very intense And the last section of the book might just leave you an emotional wreck So choose a good day, a happy time, to pick this one up.Set in a small town in Ohio in 1984, we are introduced to the fact that it s the beginning of the hottest, driest Summer anyone can remember We meet a family, the parents and their two sons Fieldi [...]


    24. The Hook The tug of war that comprise the force of good vs evil The outcome of what happens when the devil comes to call The Line Sometimes I think not having tears meant we cried even The Sinker A beautifully written debut novel with a creative take on a story that s been told many ways before The Summer That Melted Everything has received lots of praise I was not certain I wanted to read it but there it was sitting on the library shelf and before I knew it, it was in my book bag Many people h [...]


    25. You can tell a lot about a man by what he does with a snake Fielding Bliss looks back on the life altering summer of 1984, when his father invited the devil to their hometown of Breathed, Ohio The invitation is accepted by Sal, a thirteen year old black boy who claims to be the devil After his arrival, an overbearing heat descends upon Breathed and tragic events begin to occur with frequency The townspeople fixate on Sal and view him with suspicion Is Sal actually the devil or just a runaway Elo [...]


    26. I could go on for days about how well written this book is I will not do that, though You can judge for yourself how amazing are the turns of phrase and similes and metaphors McDaniel knows her way around the written word You can feel her attention to detail in every line The word masterful comes to mind.I hesitate to recommend this book to some of you Unfortunately, the list of people who this book might break over its knee is far too long to name each and every one of you Up until the 85% mark [...]


    27. Here is the truth this book is perfect.When you look at every single element of this story, every single character, phrase and all of the parts of the plot, you get one perfect whole, compliteness that leaves you breathtaken in an absolutely literal way.I am sorry if I already used the word perfection too many times at the very beginning of my review, but the truth is, I am lost for other words This book, to me, was pure perfection.It played with my emphaty in a way I can t describe, it broke my [...]


    28. You can read this and all of my reviews at Lit Wit Wine Dine A snake that could harm you, you don t have much choice to kill You wouldn t be able to leave a cobra in your sock drawer But a snake that is no threat will greatly define the man who tries to kill it anyways The year is 1984 and in the small town of Breathed pronounced breath ed , Ohio, something strange is happening Autopsy Bliss, a local attorney, places an open invitation in the newspaper inviting the devil to town The arrival of a [...]


    29. This was a GREAT read It totally caught me off guard how absolutely unique and fabulous this book was.In the summer of 1984, Fielding s father Autopsy Bliss wrote an invitation to the devil in the newspaper And the devil accepted Or did he A young boy called Sal arrives claiming he is the devil At first the townspeople think its a joke, that he is a runaway But as Sal begins to get involved with some of the people from the small town, strange things begin to happen and darkness seems to follow S [...]


    30. 2.5 Stars I Guess I couldn t take the heat .The Summer that melted everything is a unique and interesting story set in Breathed, Ohio A deep and dark story of the summer the Devil comes to town in the form of a teenager called Sal and a series of horrific events occur and the reader must decide whether these events are actually the work of the devil or humans Of course the town are quick to point the finger at Sal but could a fifteen year old teenager really be the devil in disguise It s a beaut [...]


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