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Sleeping Beauties
Sleeping Beauties | Stephen King, Owen King
In this spectacular father/son collaboration, Stephen King and Owen King tell the highest of high-stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men? In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place... The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain? Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women's prison, Sleeping Beauties is a wildly provocative, gloriously absorbing father/son collaboration between Stephen King and Owen King.
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Leftcoastzen
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#horrorcovercrush day 7
Who says a horror cover can‘t be pretty?
Sorry to be not posting, busier than I want to be.🙄

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hyperashley
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Pickpick

4⭐'s. Really good! A great collaboration from the authors, felt like one author wrote it which I think is important. Great story.

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AmandaEve
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📚Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King & Owen King
🎬While You Were Sleeping
🎶Sleepyhead by Passion Pit
#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 💙 1mo
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TrishB
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#sleepingsatelitte #ayupaugust
It‘s Friday 😁 a particularly awful situation in work finally got sorted yesterday so it‘s a new world today!!
I think it will take longer than one day to get used to it though as it‘s been going on for two years. But I‘m relieved to say the least.

erzascarletbookgasm Hooray for that! And for Friday, too! 💕😉 2mo
Cathythoughts Great work news ♥️👍🏻happy Friday! I never did finish this book 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
Kalalalatja Yay! And happy Friday and weekend to you 🙌 2mo
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squirrelbrain That sounds like it‘s a weight off your shoulders 😘 2mo
JennyM Breathe in the positive change! Sounds like it‘s been a tricky situation x 2mo
Centique Whoa 2 years is a long time to put up with the tricky stuff 😬 You deserve to celebrate! 🥂🍾🍰 2mo
Moray_Reads 🎉So glad to hear your issue is sorted. Mine was tough but at least it only lasted 6 months! Here's to happier working lives 🎉 2mo
TrishB @erzascarletbookgasm @Cathythoughts @Kalalalatja @squirrelbrain @JennyM @Centique @Moray_Reads it‘s been so long it feels weird thinking about work without having to worry about my coping mechanisms and worrying every minute I‘m not there! It‘s really been awful, but new beginning now! 2mo
KarenUK That is great news.... that must have been awful 💕 2mo
marleed I‘m so happy for you! 2mo
MicheleinPhilly 2 years is entirely too long to endure that type of stress. But happy it has been sorted! Cheers to a restful and relaxing weekend! 🥂 2mo
TrishB @KarenUK @marleed thank you 😘 it‘s not been good! 2mo
TrishB @MicheleinPhilly I‘m pretty sure it caused my health problems last year and the first time I‘ve ever had high blood pressure!! 2mo
MicheleinPhilly 😒 No job should ever be the cause of that! 2mo
TrishB @MicheleinPhilly agreed ☹️😘 2mo
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breemariegarcia
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Honestly one of the most terrifying books I‘ve read, and I‘m only halfway through it. #tooreal

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breemariegarcia
Sleeping Beauties | Stephen King, Owen King
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My favorite part of any Joe Hill/Stephen King/Owen King book is where they shout out some member of their family. #love #family

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Syl
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Starting

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breemariegarcia
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In this case, I‘m always honest. #naps

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UnabridgedPod
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Pickpick

"We could go on like this forever. He said, she said. The oldest story in the universe."⠀

Stephen King is consistently one of my favorite authors--his storytelling ability never fails. His recent novel with his son Owen King falls solidly within his oeuvre. Real-world issues combine with fantastical problems (in this case, women are falling asleep only to be cocooned in silky webs). ⬇️

UnabridgedPod The Kings take on feminism, the male tendency to violence, racism, mass incarceration, police shootings . . . and yet it's all wrapped up in a small town that's a microcosm of our larger society and its issues. As always, I appreciate the flawed heroes and totally vile villains who make up the Kings' large cast of characters. Fabulous, entrancing fantasy/horror novel. 3mo
lele1432 I remember when this first came out and I saw so many reviews outraged that it was "too political" lol. I can understand wanting to read to escape, but sometimes it's like they can't be bothered to be reminded of the plights of real people simply because they don't feel affected smh.? 3mo
UnabridgedPod @lele1432 Fascinating. I missed those reviews, but how ridiculous! The relevance of this fiction is one of my favorite elements—particularly since it doesn‘t take away from the plot or characters at all. 3mo
lele1432 Yeah, it was basically reviews on Goodreads. I haven't read this yet, but I look forward to it! I like a dose of reality in my fiction. 🤷🏽‍♀️ 3mo
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erank58
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Overtime $$ well spent!!! Loving the limited gift edition from Cemetary Dance, complete with a some BEAUTIFUL illustrations and binding #bookmail #constantreader

mreads I liked this book so much! I thought it was so much better than the tagged in dealing this the question of women deciding the fate of the world 4mo
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Bookwormjillk
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Pickpick

This book dragged in a few places, but I liked it overall. The audiobook version had an interview with the authors at the end where they talked about the writing process. That was fascinating.

Cathythoughts I liked the characters, but it did drag ... I still havnt finished it ... 4mo
Bookwormjillk @Cathythoughts I had to speed up the reading on my audiobook at the end 4mo
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UnabridgedPod
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Yesterday on @unabridgedpod, we released our episode revealing each of our summer TBR lists. This is always hard for me since I want to read ALLLL the things, but I do think we each came up with some compelling reads to look forward to (and some interesting reasons for our choices). Check out the episode, and then let us know: what's on your summer TBR?

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StellarDoc
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Hunkering down for the incoming storm!

LauraJ Enjoy ⛈ 5mo
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Bookwormjillk
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Time for this week‘s #bfc check in. 1 week on crutches down, 5 to go. It‘s been an interesting week as my goals shifted from fitness to wellness. My new goals: get outside once a day, focus on a diet tailored to bone health and be off my feet by 8 pm every day. So far so good.

I‘ve listened to 4 of 6 books for my reading goal, so decided to slow things down a bit with the tagged 20 hr. Chunkster

Pictured: rainbow from my outdoor time yesterday

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 You‘ve done a great job adapting you goals. The important thing is you didn‘t quit. 👍🏻👍🏻 5mo
BookwormAHN Nice job, gorgeous rainbow 👏🏻 5mo
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Bookwormjillk
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Started a nice, long audiobook while I chopped fruits and veggies this morning.

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heyitsMacall
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Mehso-so

I liked the idea of this story, but too much detail? It seems long-winded. I‘m glad I did this on audio!

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thelibrocubicultarist
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Mehso-so

𝐇𝐚𝐝 𝐚 𝐭𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐨𝐧𝐞, 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐈 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫.
𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐦 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐚 𝐟𝐚𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐫𝐨𝐫 𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐟𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐬𝐲, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐬 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐧'𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐦𝐞 𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐥𝐥.
𝐒𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐥, 𝐈 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐚 𝐟𝐚𝐬𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠. 🌟🌟🌟

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CrackedSpines
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I‘ve been on and off reading Sleeping Beauties, I‘m not too sure on how to feel about it as of yet. Sometimes I‘m desperate to read it, then other times I‘m not interested at all. Anyone read this? And how did you find it in all?

#stephenking #sleepingbeauties #horror #women

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laurenslibrary
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KathyWheeler Now I need to read it! 6mo
Victoriahoperose That‘s awesome. Loved this book!! 6mo
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RamsFan1963
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📖 Tagged
🎥 Dreamscape (cheesy 80s sci-fi flick with Dennis Quaid, that I've watched too many times)
🎶 Dream A Little Dream Of Me - The Mamas and the Papas

#manicmonday @joscho

C.Perone Omg! I loved Dreamscape 💕 6mo
Reggie That movie scared the hell out of me when I was a kid because of the viper guy. Ughhhh 6mo
JoScho 💜💜💜 6mo
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AmandaEve
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📚Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King & Owen King
🎬While You Were Sleeping
🎶Bury A Friend - Billie Eilish (I love this lyric: “when we all fall asleep, where do we go?”) 😴🤔
#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Oh good book choice and the first time I have seen that one today I think. 6mo
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JPeterson
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Mehso-so

The story itself was interesting and slightly creepy, it just felt like it was to long. Maybe it was because I was listening to audio, I just stopped caring about some of the storylines and wanted to get to the actual ending.

LA1 It reminded me of invasion of the body snatchers, little bit 7mo
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fandom_hellspawn99
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#LiteraryLuck @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88 I remember mom would collect dead #Butterflies off the ground and place them in a ziploc and put them on the wall and I'd just admire their beautiful wings. It kind of inspired me to go out with those dollar tree butterfly nets and catch them so I can observe them 😊😊 I know we have an old ceramic butterfly vase somewhere..... I'll take a pic when I find it

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🦋❤️ 7mo
vkois88 Love these photos! 7mo
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Kpiper
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Pickpick

This would make a delightfully creepy movie.

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Hunt653
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I had a reading buddy this morning! ☕️📚🐺 #dog #hound #morning #stephen #king #owen #stephenking #horror #scary #mystery #thriller

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Kpiper
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Started this one today on Audible. High hopes.

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Hunt653
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Starting something new tonight 🍺#stephenking #owenking #horror #scary #beer #long

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 8mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 8mo
Slajaunie Welcome to Litsy! 📖📚💙 8mo
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Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🌷 8mo
KristenDuck Welcome to Litsy! Love his books! 8mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 8mo
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Victoriahoperose
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this one mostly because of how different it was than some of King‘s other work. I think maybe the collaboration is evident with this. But, there were some interesting dystopian and feminist themes and the horror was not quite as blatant in this. I really enjoyed the fairy tale themed and references throughout. It made a dissonance in the writing that was really uncomfortable and delectable.

mreads I really liked this book too 👍😄 8mo
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QueenAnne
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I love these little references ☺️😍📚

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LibraryCin
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Mehso-so

I listened to the audio, which made things a bit trickier for me to follow. Like most of Stephen King‘s book, there was a very large cast of characters and we jumped between different character‘s perspectives, so it was easy for me to lose track of who was who, and there were some I never did remember right up to the end of the book. Overall, it was a good story, and I enjoyed the addition to the audio book, an interview with Stephen and Owen.

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RebeccaLHoward
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Reading Challenge: reads for January. So far, so good. Reading the "over 500 pages" one, now. It may be the only one I'll finish in February. Ha!

elyseh This is gorgeous!!! 9mo
RebeccaLHoward @elyseh Thank you!!! 9mo
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AWahle
Sleeping Beauties | Stephen King, Owen King

Ugh. Please don't bring me a book to borrow unless I request it because then I feel obligated to finish it. I am halfway through and I just don't care, but the coworker who brought it in for me expects to talk about it. There are so many other things I'd rather be reading.

LeahBergen Exactly! Ugh. 😑 9mo
Tamra Oh, I hate that too. It‘s also part of the reason I don‘t schedule books or have goals. I‘m a mood reader. (edited) 9mo
Weaponxgirl Oh I had someone do this to me last year. It was a self published book by her father in law and a thriller of the sort I‘d never read. Read the first page “moody man, rough, rugged blah blah blah” then I randomly opened to the middle and read “she sighed as he played with her flaps” I couldn‘t stop myself from cracking up right there! 😬 (I didn‘t read the book) 9mo
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AWahle @Weaponxgirl Oh my! I think I would have asked if she read it and then showed her that passage! That's the most cringeworthy sentence I've seen in a while. 9mo
AWahle @Tamra I still do challenges, but in my own time & I mostly fill them with books already on my TBR. I'm a bit of a moody reader too - that's why I can have multiple books going at a time. And don't give me a 700 page book unless I asked for it! 😶 9mo
Weaponxgirl @AWahle she hadn‘t read it as she isn‘t a reader so assumes that because I read quickly that you can throw any old book at me and I‘ll get straight to it. I read the passage out loud to them. 😂 9mo
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guitplyer
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I have experienced death alot this year , lets hope it is not at all like this quote

Suelizbeth Welcome to Litsy 📚❤️. I hope you have a better year. (edited) 10mo
guitplyer Thank you 10mo
Purrfectpages Welcome to Litsy! 10mo
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 10mo
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thebacklistbook
Sleeping Beauties | Stephen King, Owen King

I really wish that you could mark books as bail and they would not be counted on your read list...this book was just such a dud for me.

AWahle I am halfway through and just don't care. But a coworker brought it in for me to borrow so I feel I have to finish it... 9mo
thebacklistbook Glad to know it wasn't just me. Had it recommended to me. Just not my bag. 9mo
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dariazeoli
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Thank you so much, @Avanders - this made my weekend! Millie the rescue beagle was having tummy troubles last night, and the humans were stressed, so I didn‘t sleep very well. This was such a nice surprise to wake up to!

I may have to pause my #chronologicalkingread to read this one because I‘ve got a long way to go 😁

Merry Christmas!

#kindlitsy

Avanders You're so welcome! 😘😘 I love what you've started with #kindlitsy 🥰 Sorry about a rough evening -- hope today is better!! 🤗♥️ Merry Christmas to you! 🎄♥️ 10mo
Eyelit Hope Millie is doing better and today is restful for everyone! 10mo
AmyG Hope Millie feels better! 10mo
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fandom_hellspawn99
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Got some books for early Christmas from a family friend! So great!

RadicalReader @fandom_hellspawn99 love that Stephen King and his son collaborated together on a novel. Can‘t wait to read it. Love that the whole family are all authors too couldn‘t be more awesome 9mo
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GatheringBooks
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#QuotsyDec18 Day 16: Giving #Credit to police cops for day-in day-out “bullshit” as the Kings put it. Finished this book a few weeks back. While I did not love it, I remain amazed at King‘s dystopian vision. Very American-centric though regardless of the supposedly feminist bent. The intention is good but execution was meh.

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everemmareads
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People tend to focus on the small things to keep the big ones from overwhelming them.

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JonathanDunne
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Bailedbailed

I'm a big King fan, 30 years now, but an immense character list doesn't always mean good. It could mean too many characters to really care what happens to them. It could mean the reader never really gets to know the characters. And it could even mean that a single plot from various perspectives is stretched too thin.
It could mean all these things. Bailed.

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everemmareads
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Except you couldn't put anything behind you. . . you wore your history like a necklace.

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everemmareads
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It seemed that days of disaster were also days of remembering.

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Trollkonstnaren
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I'll make my own X-mas challenges out of these :)

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everemmareads
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It was tiresome, and there was so much high school left before he could escape.

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everemmareads
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Time was, in fact, another word for prison.

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everemmareads
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Even as a child Frank had recognized that black hole of incurable stupid.

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8little_paws
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If you are already a King fan, you'll probably like this. Reading this felt like binge watching a netflix series, and I mean that as a compliment. Way too many characters at the end, but I really liked all the different themes happening here and was satisfied with the conclusion. Really glad I finally got around to this one!

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8little_paws
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Not sleeping so well probably due to travel and illness (and readjusting to having a cat crawl all over me in my sleep🙄) so i'm up early to devour this book. Reading it feels like a really really good netflix binge!!

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