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The Anomaly
The Anomaly | Michael Rutger
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Not all secrets are meant to be found. If Indiana Jones lived in the X-Files era, he might bear at least a passing resemblance to Nolan Moore -- a rogue archaeologist hosting a documentary series derisively dismissed by the "real" experts, but beloved of conspiracy theorists. Nolan sets out to retrace the steps of an explorer from 1909 who claimed to have discovered a mysterious cavern high up in the ancient rock of the Grand Canyon. And, for once, he may have actually found what he seeks. Then the trip takes a nasty turn, and the cave begins turning against them in mysterious ways. Nolan's story becomes one of survival against seemingly impossible odds. The only way out is to answer a series of intriguing questions: What is this strange cave? How has it remained hidden for so long? And what secret does it conceal that made its last visitors attempt to seal it forever?
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ReadingOver50
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This could have been a 5 star book but at times the main character got a little too preachy for me. Not so much about religion but about his hunt for the unexplained.

This was an exciting read. It hooked me from the beginning. The search for a mysterious cavern in the Grand Canyon. What they find was a complete surprise. Not at all what I thought it might be. There were a couple of twists I wasn‘t expecting. This was very enjoyable.

FlowerFairy Have had this on my TBR for ages. Need to get to it soon. 3mo
Crazeedi Sounds intriguing!! 3mo
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ReadingOver50
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“He was immediately identifiable as one of those gung-ho guys who‘s so brim-full of testosterone that he‘s going bald at thirty.”

OMG! So funny! 🤣

CarolynM 😂 3mo
Tonton 😂 3mo
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rather_be_reading
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New stickers!! Probably going on my water bottle or laptop

ShelleyBooksie Where did you get the beautiful stickers and coffee mug? 5mo
rather_be_reading @ShelleyBooksie stickers from redbubble and the mug from dollar general\family dollar 5mo
therealdealbeall Cute! I have that same candle. 5mo
rather_be_reading @therealdealbeall ty! haha hubby got it for me. it smells wonderful 5mo
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rajithr
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Panpan

Ridiculous plot, shallow characters, insipid setting, didn't work for me

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BookBumming
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IF INDIANA JONES LIVED IN THE X-FILES ERA, HE MIGHT BEAR A STRONG RESEMBLANCE TO NOLAN MOORE — A ROGUE ARCHAEOLOGIST HOSTING A YOUTUBE DOCUMENTARY SERIES DERISIVELY DISMISSED BY THE "REAL" EXPERTS, BUT BELOVED OF CONSPIRACY THEORISTS

BookBumming The Possession synopsis; Still recovering from the shocking revelations they uncovered deep in uncharted territory in the Grand Canyon, American myth and legend investigator Nolan Moore and his team take on a new mission, investigating a rumored case of witchcraft and possession. 🔮👻
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BookBumming Nolan hopes their new case, in a quaint village in the middle of the woods, will prove much more like those he and his team investigated prior to their trip to Kincaid's cavern. (Without merit)

But as the residents accounts of strange phenomena add up, Nolan and company begin to suspect something all too real and dangerous may be at play. A force that may not be willing to let them escape the village unscathed.”
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kezzlou85 I'm currently reading the Possession. It seems interesting so far. 7mo
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KYutzy4
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That one was interesting. Had my attention from the beginning. Lots of twists I didn't see coming!

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estherjoyreads
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Read this in one day! Rutger is a new-to-me author and I really enjoyed his style. Great pacing, an enjoyable main character, strong setting. I was surprised by a few twists. I didn‘t love the resolution, but the rest of the book was a lot of fun.

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HeatherBlue
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Reasons I don‘t want to go to work 🖤

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BookBumming
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My review won‘t fit and I‘m not willing to cut it short. This was basically my favorite read of 2018. I‘m so stoked for the sequel. SOOOOOOOOO EPICALLY FANTASTIC!!!!

StrangeWool Can‘t wait to read this one. 11mo
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BethM
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Panpan

Lord In Heaven above was this a slog. It did not keep you guessing, or really all that engaged. At times it was so meandering that I got lost. The big “reveal” felt half explained and partially thought out. Could‘ve had promise but fell flat.

ElizabethAndino Lol , I loved this one! I was so swept up! I love how books affect us all so differently. 11mo
Callemarie Thank GOD I wasnt the oy one who felt this way. It took my entire 10 day vacation to read it. Ugh "snore" 10mo
BethM @Callemarie so much promise and it just was a snooze fest. 10mo
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BethM
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Slugging through this audio as I finally got to some #litsylove ! My husband hordes the mail...

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 11mo
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BethM
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Ok guys I‘m halfway through and honestly kind of bored. Is it worth continuing? Who‘s read it?

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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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This was a lot of fun! Plenty of horror to go around (plus the whole claustrophobic trapped in a cave thing), but my favorite thing is the main character, Dolan. He and his producer, Ken, are wonderfully snarky and sarcastic, so there is a lot of humor to leaven the episodes of terror. Highly recommended for fans of horror and snark!

Erofan Sounds interesting! 12mo
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ScriboGero
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First books to be scanned into my LibraryThing library with my cat scanner. The Anomaly was a quick easy read combo between thriller and light horror.

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BethM
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Uff da I needed the workout today- case management has been CRAZY! No picture for #litsywalkers other than my sweaty self so here‘s a pic to celebrate International Women‘s Day!

Callemarie Let me know what you think of this book. I was on the fence about it 12mo
BethM @Callemarie I‘m intrigued enough right now but certainly not breathless. 12mo
Hooked_on_books Great pic! 12mo
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BethM
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I didn‘t want to work out at lunch but couldn‘t disappoint #litsywalkers ! Just started the tagged book on audio.

BookBabe 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 12mo
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ScriboGero
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Interesting story that pulled me through very quickly. It‘s active and engaging and felt like these people are the one‘s that Sam and Dean Winchester cross paths with after this book ends. My only criticism is the obscene language that I don‘t feel lends anything positive to the book. Needless profanity takes it off for anyone under 18 and about half of my bookish friends which is too bad ;The story is a great original myth grown from real seeds.

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ScriboGero
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Spot on!

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Lel2403
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This is a great read, with some nice pop culture references and it feels like a mix of X-Files, Indiana Jones and Tomb Raider....it‘s truly gripping with some great humour, tension, excitement and some surprises along the dark and scary way. I loved this and can thoroughly recommend it.

https://amzn.to/2W1QVZV

HeatherBlue This sounds so good! You had me at Indiana Jones and X-Files 😂 13mo
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Lel2403
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Just started reading this....quite a bit of humour and laugh out loud moments...so enjoyable so far

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lucifare
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Looking forward to my next read! My sister and I are no longer doing The Book of the Month club due to financial circumstances, but I hope we can rejoin soon! Now I must catch up on all the months I got behind!
For this year my goal is finish a book each month, and hopefully that number will grow as the year progresses! I am determined to not let my depression get in the way of my love of books.

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TamAnder
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Up next - “Not all secrets are meant to be found.”

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Laughterhp
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Yay! And with that I‘ve completed #Booked2018!!

Underdog Hero - The Moment of Everything
LGBTQ MC - If I Was Your Girl
Diverse Nonfiction - The Fire This Time
Set Outside - The Anomaly
Japanese Thriller - The Decagon House Murders
Book About Friendship - Winnie The Pooh

Now I just need to read 2 more owned books to meet #MountTBR

Cinfhen Woohoo!!!! Congrats!!!!!!! 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Fantastic!! 👏🏻📚🎉😘 14mo
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Quippe
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THE X FILES meets THE DESCENT in this entertaining horror thriller by Michael Rutger (aka award-winning speculative writer Michael Marshall Smith) and while I was left with questions about the plot, the story is riddled with a wry, dry humour and throws a knowing wink at conspiracy subculture that dominates certain aspects of the internet, which kept me engaged from beginning to end.

imyril Oooh. I‘ve enjoyed his work as Michael Marshall (Smith). I should give this a look! 1y
Quippe Oh definitely. If you‘re into SF&F conventions then it‘s worth going to one that he‘s atending - interesting speaker. 1y
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BookishJess
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Well that was one h@ll of a ride!!
Slow lead up - but once I got well into the plot I couldn‘t put it down. And man I felt anxiety along with those characters. Good choice for #BOTM! (I think it was a @Liberty pick if I remember right..?)
4/5⭐️

Liberty Not mine, but I really enjoyed it! 1y
stuck.in.the.stacks I loved this one too! I listened to it on audio and ot was a really great experience. 1y
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BookishJess
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So I‘m finally reading some of my #BOTM books...

Picture featuring Korben Dallas 🐶

keithmalek Cute doggie. 1y
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wtimblin
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book so I did. Team of intrepid ‘mystery hunters‘ attempt to rediscover a historic cave of doom in the Grand Canyon for their cable TV series called ‘The Anomaly Files‘. What will they find? Hidden treasure, evidence of lost civilisations, the ark of the covenant, monsters?!?!? It‘s monsters....or is it...

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ElizabethAndino
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Friends. I just started this novel and am already utterly terrified. Because when @Liberty says “bad things happen “, I FREAKING BELIEVE HER.

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inmegslibrary
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“But the truth is you get where you‘re going not through the long, forgettable years of sticking to the path, but through the moments when you wander off it. It‘s the things that don‘t make sense that reveal who you are inside.

The anomalies make you who you are.”

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Hannahjeangranger
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One of the weirdest books I‘ve read but I couldn‘t put it down! The author does such an excellent job of describing how terrifying it would be to be stuck underground in the dark that I couldn‘t turn my lamp off after I‘d finished reading at night.

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Laughterhp
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This book was really good. It was different from a lot of books I‘ve read. I‘ve been wanting to read a book like Indiana Jones and this definitely fit the bill. I wouldn‘t read if you are claustrophobic. Some scenes would be terrifying. I don‘t have that issue, though it doesn‘t sound pleasant but it bothered me. This book makes you think, “what would I do in this situation?”

Read this for #Booked2018 - Set outside/about the environment

Cinfhen Cool choice!!! I‘ve been curious about this book... 1y
SandyW Thanks... Not for me, nope! I am claustrophobic! 1y
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TheLibrarian
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Michael Rutger did an amazing job creating well-developed characters & a creepy atmosphere. The book plays out like a movie.

Nolan Moore, a rogue “archaeologist”, goes in search of a mysterious cave that a 1909 explorer found & no one has seen it since. Retracing the explorer‘s steps & using some of his own theories, Nolan & his team go out in search for the cave. The cave holds some nasty secrets & they are in for a surprise.

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Laughterhp
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Had our housewarming party yesterday. Which means today all I want to do is lay in bed and read.

Got a little bit of reading in, but now we have to go and socialize and watch football 🤪

Happy Sunday everyone!

SandyW Happy housewarming! 1y
Laughterhp @SandyW Thanks! 😊 1y
Crazeedi Enjoy your new home! Blessings! 1y
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ScriboGero
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Anyone read this yet?
Prologues are back in cougar?

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TheLibrarian
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1. The husband making sour kraut this past weekend at my parents.
2. The Anomaly (tagged)
3. Going to visit my husband‘s family and we have a wedding to attend
4. A pen
5. “I‘ll be there for you...”

#humpdaypost

Crazeedi We made kraut 8 weeks ago! It's now waiting to be eaten!!! 1y
saresmoore 🎵🌧☕️♥️ 1y
MirrorMask 🎶 Cause you're there for me too....🎶 1y
eanderson 💕💕💕💕I love F.R.I.E.N.D.S !!!! 1y
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Purplerosiepage
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Thrilling, not stupid and predictable. Unsettling, but not scary. Fun. Reminded me a bit of James Rollins Sigma Force series and Steve Berry‘s Cotton Malone.

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TheLibrarian
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Current read while having a Scream movie marathon.

What‘s your favorite scary movie?

BrittanyReads Scream!! & Scream 4 1y
TheLibrarian @BBL4nkensh1p Yes!!! I really like Scream 3 too. The 2nd one is just ok. 1y
BrittanyReads 🤣 agreed 1y
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tammysue Halloween, but Screams a close second. 👍🏻 1y
TheLibrarian @whatshesreadingnow Halloween is a good one! 1y
JoScho Love Scream 🖤 1y
zzz I'm such a chicken. Can't do scary movies but I love scary books 🙈 1y
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KimM
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Bailedbailed

Continuing to read through my #BOTM backlog. This one has some good reviews but I have a new rule-read to your age in pages and if you don‘t like it, bail. So I read to a number of pages that will not be named 😜 and I hated every character. Bail. You may love it.

Suzze Hmmm. It seems the older I get, the faster I bail. Which is the opposite of your statement. 🤣 1y
KimM Maybe I‘ll start subtracting a page each year instead of adding @Suzze 😊 1y
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Laughterhp
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@kamoorephoto The book got here today! Thanks for the book and all the goodies! Also, love your business card!

Your book should be there no later than Monday!! I hope your friend loves it!

kamoorephoto You‘re welcome and THANK YOU!!!!! 💓💓💓💓💓💓😽 1y
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BookwormAHN
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I really enjoyed The Anomaly. It was creepy, disturbing and claustrophobic. It was also a great pre Halloween read ✴

ReadingOver50 Looks good 1y
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JessNevertheless
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Oooo this is getting good! #socksunday #rainydayreads

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Scott_BookInvasion
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Enjoying this book so far! Hailed as X-files meets Indiana Jones! I‘m thinking about Uncharted and Resident Evil.

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bridge12
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Mehso-so

I wasn‘t in love with this book. It was a quick read that kept me on my toes. However, the twist at the end had me rolling my eyes. Wasn‘t impressed and sadly disappointed. #BOTM

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BookBelle84
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This book was greatly entertaining with interesting characters and a super creepy setting. I'm not entirely sure I liked the solution at the end but I definitely enjoyed getting there.

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BookBelle84
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"If Indiana Jones lived in the X-Files era....." Enough said. Excited to start this one!

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Minimalgrl
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1. The Exorcist
2. Addicted to candy corn!!!!
3. TheHandmaids Tale
4. Jack o lantern, cobwebs , Grim Reaper ...
5. Yes ...devils and demons terrify me
6. Oh yes ... double double toil and trouble ...
7. Already have a beautiful black cat so I‘m all set !!!
#halloween

rather_be_reading you should join my #HocusPocusSwap 🎃 2y
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BookBelle84
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Library #bookhaul

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Minimalgrl
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I love deliveries .... #bookofthemonth

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Insearchofbooks
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Insearchofbooks
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If you‘ve seen all the movies then WHY DID YOU PUT YOURSELF IN THIS SITUATION IN THE FIRST PLACE. ITS LIKE ALL OF YOU WANT TO DIE. IS THAT THE PLOT TWIST? GAAAAAAAH

DGRachel 🤣🤣🤣🤣 2y
kezzlou85 That was exactly my comment to my husband as I read that bit. 2y
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