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Deliverance
Deliverance | James Dickey
The setting is the Georgia wilderness, where the states most remote white-water river awaits. In the thundering froth of that river, in its echoing stone canyons, four men on a canoe trip discover a freedom and exhilaration beyond compare. And then, in a moment of horror, the adventure turns into a struggle for survival as one man becomes a human hunter who is offered his own harrowing deliverance.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Chili
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#manicmonday @JoScho

1. Deliverance
2. Bambi
3. Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer

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JenlovesJT47
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I‘m a big fan of this movie, so I figured it‘s about time I read the book. I‘m surprised that the movie actually sticks very closely to the book & is an excellent adaptation. It‘s a bit slow in places because the vast majority of the book is descriptions of the river & the woods. But that just amps you up more for the action parts so it didn‘t detract too much from my enjoyment of the book. If you like the movie, you‘ll probably like the book. 4⭐️

Kappadeemom I have been meaning to read this over the summer. My college roommate has a houseboat on Carters Lake in north Georgia where this was filmed. 2mo
JenlovesJT47 @Kappadeemom awesome! My dad loves this movie and has been up there where they filmed it. Said he saw the movie in the theater a bajillion times when he was a teenager. 2mo
Caroline2 I have that bookmark too!! 😀 2mo
MatchlessMarie I love hedgehogs your bookmark is awesome! 🦔 2mo
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JenlovesJT47
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I know it‘s a stretch to finish this many books in 3 days but my plan is to get through as many of them as I can. Not pictured because they‘re on my iBook app: Mile 81 and UR — 2 Stephen King short stories — as well as Night Shift, which I‘m 30% into, and making some mileage on Salem‘s Lot. I only got in a measly 22 minutes before I passed out last night. 😬 Good luck everyone! #24B4Monday

TheReadingMermaid Love the Deadpool graphic novels!!! Also is that Deliverance like in the movie Deliverance??? 3mo
JenlovesJT47 @TheReadingMermaid yes!! Such a great movie, I‘ve always wanted to read the book! 🤓 3mo
Andrew65 Good luck with your stack. 😊👏👍 3mo
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Carla
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“She had a fine, open, grey-eyed face with a few freckles. She was somebody I didn‘t mind looking in the eyes, and straight into them too, so if she didn‘t mind, the look would go deep.” #screamathon #bucketlist #horror

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Carla
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Lifetime #bucketlist and #screamathon read, both. #horror #americanlit @4thhouseontheleft #audiobook I fell in love with Will Patton as a narrator listening to the Mr. Mercedes trilogy by #StephenKing. His voice is made for Americana literature—Dickey and Steinbeck and Twain and Faulkner.

“The world is easily lost.” — Deliverance

4thhouseontheleft Stacked! 4mo
Carla @4thhouseontheleft ♥️looking forward to your opinion! I am about an hour and enthralled with the language. Afterwards I am going to summon up the courage to watch the movie. With all my horror consumption I struggle with certain types of rape scenes, the way they are filmed, and I have heard some things about how gritty this one is. Hoping the book will steel me for the film, because it supposed to be a classic as well. 4mo
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Mc84
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I found the book a little slow. Over all I enjoyed it though. I have never seen the movie but I hope it's a bit more exciting than the book

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Leftcoastzen
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Book :Deliverance
Author :Charles Dickens
Movie:Dog Day Afternoon
Food:Duck a l‘Orange
#manicmonday

JoScho 💖💖💖 1y
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Wilkie
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I‘m liking the symmetry of my litfluence and my book choice. #marchintooz

Reviewsbylola 😂😂🤣 2y
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Wilkie
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I apologise in advance to any Littens from the North Georgia wilderness . I am sure it is lovely and you are not all toothless, banjo playing mountain men who like to terrorise city folk. But in the spirit of #MarchIntoOz #WeveGottaGetOutOfThisPlace #campingsucks

CarolynM 👏👏👏 2y
CocoReads I‘m on board with the #campingsucks hashtag. Having said that—theres no geographic location safe from my hearing dueling banjos when entering a rough neck of the woods, so to speak. 🤣🤣 (edited) 2y
RebelReader I just told someone I had never seen the movie Deliverance! I had no idea there was a book. I should have known! 😀 2y
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Cinfhen Hahaha great hashtag and fabulous blurb 😂😂 2y
Wilkie @cocoreads It all goes down hill once those banjos start dueling... 2y
Wilkie @Rebelreader I‘m too scared to watch the film! (edited) 2y
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BookswithB
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Enjoyed this more than I expected to! #deliverance #audiobook

Reviewsbylola I‘ve always been curious about this one. 2y
BookswithB @Reviewsbylola it‘s good, I was pleasantly surprised. Have you seen the movie? The book is just as good. 2y
Reviewsbylola I think I saw the movie years and years ago. 2y
BookswithB @Reviewsbylola it‘s so good!! I haven‘t seen it in forever, will prob watch soon, as we‘re going river camping later this month and are knocking out all the old fave (we‘re corny like that, lol). We watched A River Runs Through It last weekend, still so good. 2y
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twohectobooks
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My full Deliverance review is now posted on my blog!

http://www.twohectobooks.com/2018/02/42-deliverance-by-james-dickey.html

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tricours
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This book is like a male version of The River at Night, only much, much better. I really enjoyed the writing, but it may be of the type that is better read, not listened to. An exciting story! It does feel like it was written way further back than in the 90‘s though...

emilyhaldi I‘ve been wanting to read this for a while!!! 2y
Tamra I think it‘s set in the early 70s, right? The movie is just creepy as hell! I tried to read this, but couldn‘t get into the groove because the movie is good and it was on my mind. 2y
twohectobooks It was actually published in 1970! Dickey is a poet, hence the amazing language and descriptions. 2y
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LauraBeth You‘re spot on - this book is way old! Came out in 1970 and the movie came out in 1972. Says the way old lady who was born in 1971... 2y
tricours Well, that explains it! Didn‘t know there was a movie either @LauraBeth @twohectobooks @Tamra 2y
Zelma @tricours the movie is good. Very intense and unsettling. (edited) 2y
Tamra @Zelma yes, very suspenseful! 2y
LauraBeth @tricours the movie became a stereotype of the American South and the people who live there and even after almost 50 years since it came out, it‘s a very difficult one to shake. When I moved to NYC and people discovered I was from Georgia, the movie Deliverance was always the first thing that came up 😂 2y
LauraBeth And @Zelma and @Tamra - Burt Reynolds at his peak 😀 2y
Tamra @LauraBeth isn‘t Walken in it? 2y
Zelma @LauraBeth totally agree - about the stereotypes and Burt Reynolds. 😉😆 2y
SandyW Just watched the movie recently with my husband. Rather creepy, but I'm sure it was more impactful when it first came out and movies were more tame. There is so much worse, and more graphic stuff out there now. 2y
LauraBeth I‘m not sure @Tamra 🤔 I remember that Jon Voight is. 2y
Tamra @LauraBeth oh right!! 2y
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Jas16
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When I think #camping this is the book that comes to mind. #sizzlinsummerbooks

DeleteAcct Dueling bangos.. 🙈 3y
LeahBergen 😬 3y
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valeriegeary
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Finally we have a stretch of lovely sunny days... And I come down with a stupid cold. 😥 Sigh. At least I have this classic tale of a wilderness adventure gone horribly wrong to keep me company.

JacqMac Feel better soon. 3y
valeriegeary @JacqMac Thank you! 3y
Jas16 I hope you get well soon 3y
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DGRachel Oh no! Feel better soon! 3y
CherylDeFranceschi Feel better soon! 3y
Cortg Feel better...great picture, adorable pup! 3y
rabbitprincess Spring colds are the worst! I had one in April and am worried I'm coming down with another one. Hope yours clears up soon! 3y
Tanzy13 🐶 3y
Zelma The movie is terrifying. How does the book compare? 3y
dastevensish Hope you feel better soon! 3y
valeriegeary @Zelma It's pretty intense! The writing is quite a bit more lyrical and interior than I expected so it balances out the violence a little. I like it better than the movie. 😄 3y
valeriegeary @dastevensish @Cortg @CherylDeFranceschi @DGRachel @Jas16 Thank you everyone! Drinking lots of tea with honey and getting plenty of rest. 3y
valeriegeary @rabbitprincess Colds should only be allowed in January! 😃 3y
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twohectobooks
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Tremendous hubris, tremendous prose. I was left somewhat wanting, but that might just be the sadist in me talking.

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ReadingEnvy
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I save my credits for the Audible BOGO sales unless there is a must-have audiobook. I'm not super familiar with all of these but there is the joy!

NovelGirl82 Will Parton is one of my favorite narrators! He narrates one of my fave series, the Robicheaux series by James Lee Burke. I considered getting Deliverance for that reason alone (other than I've seen the movie and not read the book, of course!) 3y
ReadingEnvy @NovelGirl82 ooh good to know! I got it for the opposite reason, always meant to read the book. It's a bonus if the narration is good. 3y
LeahBergen Oh, Deliverance is a good read! 3y
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Tamra
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I've always enjoyed the movie in a skin crawling way. I'm hoping the book "delivers." ?

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jdtchicago
Deliverance | James Dickey

In the comparatively few times I had ever been in the rural South I had been struck by the number of missing fingers. Offhand, I had counted around twenty, at least. There had also been several people with some form of crippling or twisting illness, and some blind or one-eyed. No adequate medical treatment...But there was something else. You‘d think that farming was a healthy life...but I never saw a farmer who didn‘t have something wrong with him

Vexingcircumstance As someone who is from and currently lives in the rural south I can say I have never known anyone with missing fingers or deformities. In 34 years here I haven't seen more people with deformities here than I would have seen anywhere. In fact I think I have seen more when visiting cities than I ever have in rural areas. 3y
LindaGrace812 I grew up in a teeny farming community in central Illinois and there were many men of my dad's generation and older who had missing fingers and even arms . The vast majority were due to grain auger accidents. They've since improved the safety measures on the augers themselves so there are fewer accidents. 3y
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ReadingEnvy
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Did anyone else jump on the Audible 3 for 2 sale? I never spend my credits right away and wait for bogo or other sales.

BookMusings Great picks! 3y
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Aczimprich
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This book. Loved it. Good movie but greater book. I first read it when heading off to paddle & portage my way through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. #notthegreatesttiming

Reviewsbylola I've always wanted to read this! 4y
Aczimprich It's worth it!! 4y
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panache113
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With only knowing what pop culture had taught me, I really did enjoy this much more than I thought I would.