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Mr. Splitfoot
Mr. Splitfoot | Samantha Hunt
A contemporary gothic from an author in the company of Kelly Link and Aimee Bender,Mr. Splitfoottracks two women in two times as they march toward a mysterious reckoning. Ruth and Nat are orphans, packed into a house full of abandoned children run by a religiousfanatic. To entertain their siblings, they channel the dead. Decades later, Ruths niece, Cora, finds herself accidentally pregnant. After years of absence, Aunt Ruth appears, mute and full of intention. She is on a mysterious mission, leading Cora on an odyssey across the entire state of New York on foot.Where is Ruth taking them?Where has she been?And who or what has she hidden in the woods at the end of the road?In an ingeniously structured dual narrative, two separate timelines move toward the same point of crisis. Their merging will upend and reinvent the whole. A subversive ghost story that is carefully plotted and elegantly constructed,Mr. Splitfootwill set your heart racing and your brain churning. Mysteries abound, criminals roam free, utopian communities show their age, the mundane world intrudes on the supernatural and vice versa.Making good on the extraordinary acclaim for her previous books, Samantha Hunt continues to be dazzling (Vanity Fair) and to deliver fiction that is daring and delicious (Chicago Tribune).
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OwlAndTwine
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One of my favorite books. It was my first introduction to Samantha Hunt. I have absolutely fallen in love with her style. Unreliable narrators are my favorite.

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TheLibrarian
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One of my favorite books is on sale for $2.99 today!!

#kindledeals #ebookdeals

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Sweettartlaura
Mr. Splitfoot | Samantha Hunt
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Mehso-so

This may move to a Pick at some point, but right now it‘s a So-so. It‘s hard to tell who‘s alive & what‘s real in this book. Usually I dig that. But there‘s something missing that‘s keeping me from loving this. I like both Ruth & Cora, but I don‘t love either one. Maybe that‘s it 🤷🏻‍♀️. Also, not truly spooky/atmospheric/spell-binding.

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TheLibrarian
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•Mr. Splitfoot
•Drew Magary
•Mallrats
•My Mom‘s Meatballs (never had any that have compared to hers)

#manicmonday #letterM

JoScho Mallrats is amazing! 1y
Guildedearlobe I love Drew Magary and Mallrats. Great choices. 1y
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whippoorwill815
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One thing I already love about my next #LMPBC book is that it is set in upstate New York! I know of hardly any other books that are set here.

The book is the perfect companion for my NY themed mug and some local coffee (coffee added after I took this photo so as not to endanger the book 😂)

@callielafleur @the-flashley @aschermetz

tracey38 That's awesome. I lived in Saranac Lake for 2 years. Beautiful area. 1y
aschermetz I keep meaning to tell you I got the previous book! Thanks! @the-flashley I am mailing the next on to you this week! 1y
the-flashley @aschermetz awesome! I can‘t wait! 1y
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callielafleur
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Finishing this just under the wire to send to @whippoorwill815 for #LMPBC #GroupT. Besides saying that I really enjoyed it, I'm not going to say too much else here. I really think it needs to be experienced without too much knowledge ahead of time!

@the-flashley @aschermetz

whippoorwill815 I can‘t wait this one sounds so interesting! And @aschermetz I mailed your next book yesterday, it should be there tomorrow! 1y
callielafleur @whippoorwill815 You should have this Tuesday! 1y
the-flashley Yay! I‘m glad you liked it! I‘m planning to mail your next book out tomorrow, so you should have it relatively on time this go round.😅 (edited) 1y
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callielafleur
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It's a rainy and dark day, and it would be so nice to be home and curled up under a blanket with my next #lmpbc book, Mr. Splitfoot. Alas, my book must wait!

(View from the window behind my desk. The sign always feels a little like it's insulting my job 😂)

Ruri_kaichou 😅 I can see how that can be discouraging 😅 1y
Tanisha_A Oh man! The placement of that sign though! 1y
Li_21 This weather is a true reflection on how I feel about being made to work on a perfect reading day -_- 1y
Ddzmini Dead end and it‘s raining 🧐🙅🏼‍♀️ stop it sending good thoughts your way for that one 💁🏼‍♀️ 1y
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ghostslovingghosts
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Starting on another #library read

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the-flashley
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Alright, I finally finished it! I really enjoyed this weird, sweet book. Her writing is a little all over the place but her characters and their stories, I think, more than make up for any of the difficulties I had with it. @callielafleur it‘s on its way to you and will hopefully arrive in a few days. I forgot to take a picture before I sent it out, so here is my sunbather instead.😂 #lmpbc

the-flashley @aschermetz I also wanted to let you know that I got your book yesterday. I‘m looking forward to it! 2y
callielafleur Can't wait! Also awww kitty. 😻 2y
mabell 😻😻 2y
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the-flashley
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Okay... just wanted to let you guys know that I haven‘t abandoned you! I may just be a little in over my head with all of my swaps.😅 @callielafleur I‘m planning to finish my book this weekend and get it out on Monday. Sorry for the hold up!

aschermetz Not a problem! I‘m totally fine with no hard and fast deadline each month. It‘s a little bit easier to manage since it‘s just the four of us! I‘m behind too and sending my book out Monday or Tuesday! ❤️❤️ 2y
the-flashley @aschermetz glad to know I‘m not the only one! Lol It definitely makes it a lot easier with fewer people. 2y
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Jess_Franzino
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This is more than just a ghost story, (though it is most certainly an AMAZING ghost story); it‘s a question about at what point “belief” becomes “reality”, what a “ghost” truly is, how the dead & living interact—-as well as many more things about the human condition. In other words, a great example of Literary/Philosophical Fiction. #literaryfiction #gothic
Ghosts + Cults + Philosophy + Amazing Writing
= My Kind of Book! ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

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Jess_Franzino
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One of my favorite reading spots: Cafe Reggio on MacDougal St.

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the-flashley
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Hey guys! I‘m super excited to get started on round 3 of #lmpbc and I think our group is going to be a lot of fun.
These are the two books I‘m considering, though I think I‘m leaning towards Mr. Splitfoot. Let me know if there‘s one you‘re more interested in than the other! Do you guys have any books in mind, yet?

Also, @aschermetz it looks like I accidentally mistyped my zip code. It‘s 28269 instead of 28268.😊

aschermetz Noted! 😊 Both of these sound interesting. I haven‘t thought of a book choice yet but will in the next day or two! 2y
the-flashley @aschermetz sounds good! 2y
Scott_BookInvasion Punch Escrow was pretty good! I haven‘t read the other 2y
whippoorwill815 These both sound intriguing, so I am good with either ! I have been working on narrowing down some choices, hopefully I will post them later today! 2y
callielafleur I haven't read either, so I'm excited to see which you choose! 2y
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OhNoMersault
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I don‘t know if my mind is where the character‘s is but I‘m chortling like a middle schooler right now.

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TheLibrarian
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There are some great #KindleDeals today! Here are just a few.

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OhNoMersault
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“Having made the correct shoe choice, I now understand the nature of mystery in the universe.”
Truth.

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emilyhaldi
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#thejokerandthethief has me thinking about Nat and Mr. Bell from this haunting novel 🖤
#getmovin

magictoyshop Oooh I've been wanting to read this! 2y
Cinfhen Would I like this one??? I‘m not sure if I should keep it on my TBR?!? 2y
emilyhaldi I‘m thinking this is a hard no for you 😬 @Cinfhen 2y
Cinfhen Thanks 🙏🏻 just what I was expecting...off the TBR it goes 2y
Reviewsbylola 🐍🐍🐍 2y
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emilyhaldi
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This book had me feeling detached and discombobulated and also somehow invested in the characters and their outcomes. It's a bit of a fever dream that kept me wondering what was real in a world of conmen, communes, and cults. I loved the dark, Gothic vibes and the creepy vibes 🖤 I will be thinking about Ruth for days...
#freakyfriday

vivastory Great review! I really want to read her book of short stories 2y
BarbaraBB Great picture too! 2y
monalyisha Sounds up my alley! 2y
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WanderingBookaneer This has been in my TBR since it came out. 2y
Kalalalatja Interesting review! 2y
Mdargusch Sounds Trippy? 🤔 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto This is one of my favorites. So strange and wonderful. 2y
TheLibrarian Great review! So glad you liked it because this one isn‘t for everyone. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful pic ❤️ 2y
ephemeralwaltz Great review and photo! Stacked 😍 2y
tammysue Great review! 2y
britt_brooke Nice review! 2y
batsy Sounds great! 2y
rohit-sawant Terrific review! This has been on my TBR for almost two years now. 😬 2y
LeahBergen And now you‘ve piqued my interest! 2y
Reviewsbylola Idk if I would like this. I don‘t want a book to make me feel discombobulated. 2y
emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola it‘s definitely not for everyone... I wouldn‘t recommend it for you 2y
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Beachesnbooks
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Tonight I went to see Samantha Hunt, who wrote one of my favorite books of 2016, Mr. Splitfoot, give a reading from her short story collection The Dark Dark. She writes really interesting and mysterious weird fiction and she signed my book! I haven't read The Dark Dark yet but I'm definitely moving it up on my TBR 📚

emilyhaldi I'm reading Mr Splitfoot right now and I'm not quite sure what the heck is going on but I love her writing! 2y
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RiaWritten
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One of my best friends is a @bookriot contributor and just wrote this really neat piece. (The horror writer friend she mentions at the top of the article is me.) check it out! https://bookriot.com/?p=155534

Kaylamburson So cool! Mine would be Perfect Days. Gruesome, but such a good look into sociopaths. 2y
dragondrool Probably Jack Ketcham's The Girl Next Door. 2y
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emilyhaldi
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“meatus”: an opening or foramen, especially in a bone or bony structure, as the opening of the ear or nose.

Let‘s see if I can work this into my daily lexicon 🤔

#freakyfriday

monalyisha Ha! A new word for me, too! Love it. 🤗 2y
Rcoco Um...probably not! 2y
GripLitGrl Definitely a new word not sure if i could work it into a convo though but it would definatly be worth it for the look & question of Wait What?😂😂 2y
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Mdargusch Fancy! 2y
BkClubCare I loved that book! I usually pause at new to me words but I don‘t recall this one. 2y
Reviewsbylola That sounds very cultured. 😂 2y
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JoeStalksBeck
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Bklover Great socks! 2y
JoeStalksBeck @Bklover thanks 💕💕💕 2y
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Billypar
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Interesting dual narrative, dual timeline structure that chronicles intersecting paths through upstate NY with one central character, first as a 17-year-old, and two decades later with her niece. Questions of spirituality and skepticism abound, as seances, con-men, mysterious pursuers, and a cult all converge in an unconventional ghost story of sorts. The writing is fresh and alive- loved the characters- a few quibbles but overall very much a 👍

Suet624 Jeepers! You‘re making me stack too many books! 2y
Billypar @Suet624 I keep expecting to get a bad one or even something sub-par, but 2017 has been a good reading year for me. That, or I'm really easily pleased 😋 2y
Suet624 Either one - being easily pleased or a great year of reading - is awesome! 😁 2y
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TheBookDream
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Thank you @JPeterson 🎃! The books are very creepy looking, the ghost is adorable, and I LOVE those fuzzy stickers! What a great #AllHallowsRead 👻

Thank you @MaleficentBookDragon for hosting!

JPeterson Hope you enjoy everything! I couldn't resist when I saw the ghost, he really is too cute! 👻 2y
TheBookDream @JPeterson I am indeed! Thank you! Hope you are too 🎃 2y
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Billypar
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This sums up #mygeneration pretty well. I think
I'm technically one of the very first Millennials, graduating HS in 2000, so I'm still somewhat aloof with technology. But this general phone addiction thing...I think boomers and Gen X'rs might be just as hooked. 📱😵 #rocktober @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen

batsy "I have a parade of grotesque urges. I want to push little buttons quickly." Love this. And #toorelatable ? 2y
Cinfhen Now I want to read this book!!! And that's certainly my kids!!!! 2y
Leftcoastzen Back when hardly anyone had cell phones,I was on a commuter ferry from SF to Sausalito, some guy was gabbing away...I was possessed by the urge to rip it from his hands and fling it into the bay,he was ruining the beauty of the moment. 2y
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BarbaraBB Great quote. And painfully recognizable...! 2y
Billypar @Leftcoastzen I'm with you- even though I like all the innovations and conveniences of phones, I do hate how they distract from those moments. I was a late cell phone adopter in college when everyone had one ('just leave a message on my answering machine and I'll get to it when I get to it' ☺) 2y
Billypar @Cinfhen I'm 80 pages in but loving it so far- the writing is so creative- really fun to read. Great Halloween choice 🎃 2y
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Billypar
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#peoplearestrange , so sometimes you need to go where there are no people and just read about the strange ones on the page. #rocktober @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen

batsy Lovely 🌳🌿 2y
Cinfhen What a beautiful view 🙌🏻💕 2y
saresmoore Good call. 2y
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JordanGraft
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Another book that I've heard a ton of good things about! So many books to read. It spans two storylines in different generations and takes place in Appalachia, complete with supernatural forces, murderers, and all kinds of intriguing things.
#backwoodsbodycount #hallowreads

@JoeStalksBeck @Tiffy_Reads

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Natasha.C.Barnes
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The Invisible Man is greedy for power and fame, deeply selfish, lacks humanity, and has a sense of fanaticism and delusions of grandeur--it sounds like the perfect description of a cult leader to me. I went with Mardellion from Mr. Splitfoot. I can't tell you much without spoilers, and I wish I understood more about him myself, but he IS terrifying. His cult has to do with meteors, hence the photo. #monstermadness2017 #theinvisibleman

LibrarianRyan 👍🏻🤓👻 2y
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Natasha.C.Barnes
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Mehso-so

I almost never catch up on challenges but there were a few from yesterday I didn't want to miss. #strangerdanger #hallowreads! I found this book disappointing. The earlier storyline with Ruth was weird and creepy but you couldn't quite figure out what kind of creepy. The later storyline with the long walking journey made you want answers about why, but the answers ended up being unsatisfactory and the niece character was annoying. ⭐️⭐️ 🙁

lovelybookshelf I was disappointed with this one, too. 😔 2y
Natasha.C.Barnes @lovelybookshelf Boo! I'm sorry. So many people seemed to like it, right? 😕😕😕 2y
lovelybookshelf Yeah, the hype was unreal! This one got off on the wrong foot with me right from the start (with its descriptions of the foster kids in the house) and never redeemed itself. 2y
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LyndseyReads Same! I liked things about it, but ultimately didn't get the hype. 2y
Natasha.C.Barnes @LyndseyReads Yep! In looking back I realize I originally gave it 3 stars because there were moments I liked or felt should be appreciated, but other 3 star books on my list have been much better than this, so I had to downgrade it. 🙃 2y
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Started out with surprising microaggressions in the narrative (ableist, transphobic, racist) but I pushed through because the storyline itself had me hooked. Then it became predictable. I was bored. There'd be some body-shaming, more transphobia. I slogged through & rolled my eyes. I couldn't wait for this book to be over. The only reason I didn't DNF was, so many people were thrilled by this book, maybe it would turn around, redeem itself. Nope.

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vivastory
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RealBooks4ever I'm forever hearing the phrase, "To your point". I'm beginning to hate that phrase... 2y
ValerieAndBooks I‘m intrigued by this one! Looking forward to your opinions on this when you‘re done reading. 2y
Leniverse I once knew a guy in marketing who could never say he'd give someone a call, check with them, talk to someone etc. No, he was always "reaching out", as if even his close friends were contacts behind enemy lines. 2y
vivastory @Leniverse 😂 Corporate speak is the worst 2y
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ashsbookmarks
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Crazy, spooky book! Check out my review on my blog www.ashsscript.com and let me know if you like the book as much as myself.
#review #mrsplitfoot #samanthahunt

Ashley_Nicoletto I adored this book. Samantha Hunts mind is so twisted and weird. I will probably always ready everything she writes. 2y
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Laughterhp
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This was one weird book, such a wild journey of a book. It didn't matter how strange it was, I just couldn't put it down. This book had very subtle supernatural elements and is very mysterious.

BooksForYears I need to read this, especially since I loved her short story collection 2y
Laughterhp @BooksForYears This is the first book I've read of hers. I am definitely planning to look up her other books! 2y
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Jannychan
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Just finished this strange and compelling book. Unexpected and haunting

Alytrue Yes - perfect description! 3y
monkeygirlsmama I've heard good things, but haven't checked it out myself yet. 3y
charissharpe Sounds intriguing 💚 3y
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JoeStalksBeck
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I found the audiobook! @Ashley_Nicoletto thanks for the recommendation ❤️‼️📖📚

Ashley_Nicoletto It's so weird. 😂😂 Hopefully you enjoy it. 3y
shawnmooney Loved this on audio! 3y
KathyWheeler I got this when it first came out but I have not read it yet. Maybe I'll move it to the top of my tbr. 3y
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JoeStalksBeck @shawnmooney I'm looking forward to it! 3y
JoeStalksBeck @KathyWheeler this is my first one! 3y
KathyWheeler @JoeStalksBeck I hope you enjoy it. 3y
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Eliza-beta
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Just started this... so far so good...

Laura317 I love that green font on the cover. 3y
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Aczimprich
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Holy smokes! I have big love for this book. Cults, mothers, ghosts, crazy-ass characters, epic journeys...yes please. Reminded me of earlier John Irving for some reason.

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Alytrue
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Wow, wow, wow. So glad I stuck with this one. The writing kept me off-balance for most of the book, but it served the story well. Families, both made and born; the search for belonging; religious extremism, comets, and a wacked-out road trip. A definite pick for me.

LauraJ I loved this too. Feel like it didn't get enough attention. 3y
Alytrue @LauraJ Agree! And when I was done, I wanted to swipe back and read it over again. 3y
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CaroPi
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I like it the story. I think it has a nice structure, but.... I never really got into the book. Stop multiple times and didn't give me the desired to never stop....

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Alytrue
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I'm at about 60% in this book. Very weird, like some sort of fever dream of a road trip. Compelling, but confusing. Have to keep reading so I can figure out what the heck is going on.

PurpleyPumpkin This is on my tbr. I'll be interested to read your review!😉 3y
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CaroPi
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And this is the best plan in a plane.... I listen pretty good comments about this one.

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tracyrowanreads
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Such a strange book, half ghost story half road trip. It explores the connections between people in spite of, or perhaps because of the damage that's been done to them. It's about the connections between the living and the dead, about biology and affinity, and about the enduring and transcendent nature of love. Ruth, whose face bears a map of disaster, is the star around whom a strange constellation of characters orbit. Compelling and addictive.

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tracyrowanreads
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Leo congratulating me on finishing Mr Splitfoot. Road trip, ghost story, strange and compelling. I needed some kitty love. #catsoflitsy #LeonardodiFloofi

RealBooks4ever 😻😻😻 3y
DebinHawaii Very sweet! 🐱❤️ 3y
tracyrowanreads He's the loviest cat I've ever known. 3y
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tracyrowanreads
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Halfway through, Kindle running low on juice, hands falling asleep. Time for bed.

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tracyrowanreads
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And just started this, an impulse buy. I saw it on a list of books that, according to the writer, should be nominated for a Pulitzer.

Jabberwocky This looks super cool. 3y
tracyrowanreads So far I'm enjoying it. I have a crawly sense that horrible things will happen. 3y
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Jokila
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QuietBookReader So good! Enjoy!! :-) 3y
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