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The Readymade Thief
The Readymade Thief | Augustus Rose
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led567
The Readymade Thief | Augustus Rose
Mehso-so

Listened to the audiobook. Not too keen, the conspiracy stuff was too ‘out there‘, not enough light parts to lift the dark, and too many coincidences. Doubt I‘d have persisted if reading hard copy instead of listening.

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AndreaLove
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This months book club book #coffee #bookclub

deadrabbitsbooks Welcome to Litsy! ❤️ 10mo
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JulietBoydAuthor
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Pickpick

Audio version. This one is YA, I guess, because of the MC's age, but not like anything else I've read. It starts as a teenager gone off the rails, but there are so many plot twists/changes of circumstances, you'll have conspiracy theories coming out of your ears. (Is that just a British expression?) It also is linked in to some real life conundrums. I enjoyed this one a lot, but had to look up the real life stuff, because I didn't have a clue. 😁

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Lola
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Reading this for a book club meeting on Tuesday. It‘s page-turnery but not really my jam 🤷🏻‍♀️

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elyseh
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Pickpick

This book kept me on the edge of my seat through half the book!! Highly recommend!

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ablachly
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Pickpick

This book is bananas. Homeless teenagers and urban exploration and conspiracy theories and secret societies art and physics and Marcel Duchamp. Of course.

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ablachly
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Walking home from the dentist with an audiobook that just came off hold and into my account this morning!

Avanders What a beautiful picture!! 😍 2y
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Skeeterisme
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Pickpick

Whoa.

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toastyfrog
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Mehso-so

Mostly narration about a shoplifter with few emotions who gets pulled into a giant conspiracy. The passage of time in this book was really weird. It would be described as if months had passed when it was only a week. I found the ending very anticlimactic and the book was overall dull.

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DeborahSmall
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#bookmail thank you @Robothugs 😘😘❤️📚

Robothugs You‘re welcome!! I‘m glad it made it there safe! Hope you enjoy! 2y
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ChrisSeddon
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Starting a new book is tricky when you're sat in a bookshop cafe. #canyouallbequietforafewminutes

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mrozzz
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What a pleasure to get to see 2 authors on my #TBR on the same night, and interviewing each other no less! Gus is the best kind of nerd and his novel was inspired by a specific piece from Duchamp (not the urinal), hence the name "Ready-Made". Alex was predominantly asking the questions but we learned that his character, Eastman, was loosely based on Norman Mailer.

Can't wait to push these up my stack. ??

seebiscan So jealous! The Readymade Thief was amazing. 2y
mrozzz @seebiscan so good to know!! Author is a great guy too 😊 2y
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ReadingEnvy
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"Lee finds refuge with runaways holed up in an abandoned building they call the Crystal Castle, but the façade of the Castle conceals a far more sinister agenda, one hatched by a society of fanatical men set on decoding a series of powerful secrets hidden in plain sight" (pubsum)
UrbanEx, mysteries in art, drugs, it's like Dan Brown meets Cory Doctorow and is a fun read. You'll be googling some things.

Lindy Googling things is a good sign. 2y
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ReadingEnvy
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Today I'm dedicating to getting through some review copies. I'm on the verge of bailing on the Egan and just need to decide, and to try the others. There are many more but tackling four will help! Will link book titles below in case you aren't familiar.

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HardcoverHearts I find myself perplexed my Jennifer Egan's work. I try but I don't get the hype. 2y
bedandabook No, you're bailing on the Egan? I had high hopes for that one. 2y
ReadingEnvy @HardcoverHearts @bedandabook I've liked some of her others but this one just hasn't grabbed me. Will try one more chapter. 2y
TheLibrarian This is a #BOTM pick and I'm contemplating getting it but this is making me rethink that choice (plus the fact I didn't like A Visit From the Goon Squad). 2y
ReadingEnvy @TheLibrarian I've seen some glowing reviews so it might just be me. 2y
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JoeStalksBeck
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Anyone read this? I'm about to start it

mrp27 Not yet but I definitely want to. 2y
JoeStalksBeck @mrp27 it's very detailed so far 😂 2y
quirkyreader I read it and enjoyed it. 2y
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PirateJenny I absolutely loved it 2y
JoeStalksBeck @PirateJenny I haven't gotten far but it's very interesting! 2y
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MicheleinPhilly
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"I'm just going to run and return a book" she said as she left the house. The wife knew this to be untrue as she also carried her library card and a big ass bag. #libraryhaul

Ashley_Nicoletto 😂😂😂😂😂😂 Do you really try to tell your wife that you're just running to return a book? I love when I think that. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️😂 2y
CatLass007 Hahahaha 2y
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LauraBeth 😂😂😂 the only time the husband believes that is when I go AFTER the library is closed 2y
nomadreader The Black Echo! 👐👐👐📚💗 2y
MicheleinPhilly @nomadreader I blame you and @TrishB for that one. ☺️ 2y
nomadreader @MicheleinPhilly Guilty! And you're welcome! 2y
valeriegeary Ha! Best story ever. 2y
TrishB Woohoo 👍 Bosch 💓 2y
EvieBee Haha! My husband humors me too. 2y
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Amanda91
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Panpan

A teenage girl caught up in the conspiracies of an artistic secret society- the start was promising. The building blocks of the story were good, but it tried to have it all: art, physics, history, crime...the details bogged down the pace (telling, not showing)and overshadowed the characters. I'm open to rereading in case something flew over my head, but I was hoping for more. 2.75/5

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MrBook
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Publishers seem to have found a new front cover design and run full-tilt with it. I like it, especially the 3-d effect it creates to the passive glance. Have you seen other covers with a similar style of the title being placed "underneath" a messy, complicated hodge-podge?

LDuffN Into the Water 2y
NovelGirl82 The Lying Game is sort of that way. 2y
MrBook @LDuffN Yeah! That one fits the bill. @NovelGirl82 That's very similar to Thief. 2y
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Robothugs
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This came in the mail! It was a prize from @24in48 readathon. It sounded amazing then and still does now! Going to start it this evening. #BookMail #CurrentlyReading

britt_brooke I like that cover! 2y
BooksForYears That cover is so twine-y and amazing! 2y
Robothugs @britt_brooke @BooksForYears I like it, too! It's simple, but so awesome. 2y
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PirateJenny Ooo. I hope you love the book as much as I did! 2y
Robothugs Me too!! 🤞🏻 @PirateJenny 2y
BookBabe 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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Jana
The Readymade Thief | Augustus Rose
Mehso-so

This book just didn't do it for me like I'd hoped. It started off interesting enough but the level of detail about art and conspiracy theories I had to retain in order to follow half the plot was simply too much. It became distracting and felt like this was an art version of The Following but less good. Lee's story and subplot was engaging enough but overall, I struggled with this one. However, I can absolutely see why people would love it.

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REPollock
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There was a time at the turn of the millennium when I was that DJ.

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seebiscan
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Pickpick

This book blew me away. It's the story of a teenage girl who gets caught up in a secret society, and it's full of amazing characters. I thought it was beautifully written and moved incredibly quickly--I couldn't put it down! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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TracyReadsBooks
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Pickpick

Yeah, it has a great cover but the story is pretty good too. You can choose your friends but you can't choose your family (well, you can but that's another conversation). Both these truths work out poorly for Lee Cuddy who finds herself on the run after being betrayed by an erstwhile friend & her family. She is soon the target of a group of fanatics who want something she has. An interesting examination of the power art & ideas hold over us.

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REPollock
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I'm all in. Hooray for @musemonthly and Sunday teatime. 📕❤️

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seebiscan
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Picked this up from the library today!

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TracyReadsBooks
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Why read one book at a time when you can read two?!? I've heard great things about this one so yeah, I'm diving in. (Love the cover.)

ElishaLovesBooks I saw this today at the bookstore and read the inside flap-looks great! Enjoy! 2y
TracyReadsBooks You are more than welcome to borrow it when I'm done! 2y
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Jokila
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PirateJenny
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Pickpick

I have been waiting to share this with you Littens! This is a fantastic book about Lee, who is on the run from some of the strangest conspiracies you can possibly imagine. She isn't sure who to trust in this strange city and saying too much will give away the delight and suspense that make this such a wonderful read.

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BethFishReads
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This week's round-up: 9 books to read in August—literary fiction, urban fantasy, family sagas, historical fiction. Descriptions on my blog or look the books up right here on Litsy. http://www.bethfishreads.com/2017/07/9-books-to-read-in-august.html?m=1

BookishClaire So One Summer's Day in Rome is good then? 2y
BethFishReads @BookishClaire looks good so far. These are in progress or on my list 2y
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Jenabrownwrites
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Mehso-so

Lee is a girl used to being invisible. So when she finds herself in the middle of a secret societies obsession she doesn't know who to trust or where to turn. An impressively layered story filled with art history, conspiracies and betrayal. Full review on my blog, link in my bio 👩🏼‍💻📚👩🏼‍💻 #firsttoread #thereadymadethief #augustusrose #vikingbooks #penguinrandomhouse #bookstagram #summerreads #bookblog #secretsociety #duchamp

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WendyL
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Pickpick

An unfortunate main character that seems to find herself on the wrong side of situations over and over. Lee finds herself in a twisted game and doesn't know which people are lying and which are honest. If I were her, I'd have been holed up in my closet forever. 😂

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WendyL
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I love my lazy Saturday mornings. My reading buddy is the best. Now if he could just fetch coffee. 😂

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Wellreadtraveler
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Pickpick

WOW!!! Just finished The Readymade Thief and it was so good. This book was right up my alley with tons of suspense and a story line that gets better and better with each chapter. It's so well written I couldn't put it down! You can preorder it now, available in stores on August 1.

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quirkyreader
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Pickpick

Thank you @PenguinRandomCa @penguinusa @PenguinPublishing @penguinrandomhouse for the ARC. I would have to say that this book was an "Art Mystery". But it has other elements as well that keep the story fascinating and unputdownable.

Inadvertently the artist Marcel Duchamp becomes a big character in this story. Try and find a copy when it comes out this summer.

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howjessreads
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Mehso-so

I genuinely don't know if I liked this or not?? It was dense and disturbing and fascinating and unputdownable. A mix of art and urban exploration and physics and drugs and secret societies... I'm interviewing this author for Shelf Awareness next week and I am going to have to put a ton of time into thinking up my questions for him!

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howjessreads
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This book is making me feel strangely edgy and uneasy! I hope it all resolves well. 😮

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quirkyreader
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howjessreads
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All I've read so far is the prologue, but I'm intrigued!

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MrBook
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#TBRtemptation post 4! #BEA17 edition! Slated for an early August release. This debut novel is getting major props as an addictive literary puzzle involving a young heroine & a secret society. Lee's a homeless Philly teen taking refuge in the Crystal Castle, a co-op for homeless kids, & befriends Tomi, a young artist & hacker. The place is run by men seeking to decode Marcel Duchamp's art for dark gain. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎#Coale photobomb

KellyHashway This looks good! 2y
LitsyGoesPostal 😊👍🏻 2y
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rachel_mbc
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Excited to start this one tonight. I've been hearing good things, and it sounds fun!