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Ghost Wall
Ghost Wall | Sarah Moss
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thebluestocking
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There‘s no other word for it. This book was haunting. Moss handily connects the past to our present while tacitly shining light on human nature and centuries of sexism. I highly recommend this powerful novella.

Freespirit Sounds intriguing! 1w
Ruthiella Good seasonal pick then! 🎃 1w
thebluestocking @Freespirit It‘s one that I think it‘s good to go in knowing little. 💙 1w
thebluestocking @Ruthiella Indeed! It worked out nicely. 💙 1w
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FredMcmillan
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Here‘s a dive into some creepy queer lit a day or so late for coming out day. Solid novella,brought the emotions I had growing up in a rural Appalachian community, knowing I‘m gay but knowing I was trapped. The emotions were the only parallel I had with the main character because she suffered some gnarly trauma. Until every cage is empty! (Literal, figurative)

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thebluestocking
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01. Ghost Wall; The Minimalist Home (audio); The Turn of the Screw (Serial)
02. Two
03. Let it be. Slumps happen, and then slumps go away.

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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AnneCecilie
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ClairesReads
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Ghost Wall is unsettling, claustrophobic, pitch perfect. It is about what motivates our interest in the past; a commentary on how we lay ourselves, our values and our own concerns over the top of what we know. It was at its heart, a story of social class; of different people, who lived different lives, and how hard it can be to bridge that gap and what it‘s like to live under the crushing weight of someone else‘s unhappiness and unrealised dreams.

erzascarletbookgasm Lovely review 👍 3w
batsy I still can't think about it without that combined sense of dread and panic... This book has atmosphere in spades. 3w
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ClairesReads @batsy i absolutely agree! 3w
rmaclean4 This continues to be one of the best books I have read this year. Great review. 3w
ClairesReads @rmaclean4 I‘m glad I‘m not alone in feeling that this really is an exceptional wee read 3w
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ClairesReads
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“I do not know what my father thought I might want to do in those days but he devoted considerable attention to making sure I couldn‘t do it.”

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ClairesReads
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After a long period of not reading, I‘ve determined that I haven‘t forgotten how to read and now I‘m back.

Abailliekaras Beautiful cover! I loved this one . 3w
ClairesReads @Abailliekaras it‘s lovely isn‘t it? I‘ve been meaning to read this one for so long- I‘m hoping it helps me gateway out of my slump 3w
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AkashPhoenix
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Emilymdxn
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I enjoyed this a lot though perhaps I felt a bit let down by the enormous hype around it. I studied bog bodies and bog body poetry a fair bit at uni so maybe my expectations were too high. I loved the atmosphere and setting, I‘d have lived a bit longer in the world to develop Silvie more, though some of the other characters were a little one dimensional. I rly need to read books early and not let the hype become unmanageable

TrishB I hear you! I need to read at the beginning or ages after! This I read right at the beginning and loved it as it hadn‘t been hyped up in my head. But it‘s a real thing definitely! 2mo
CharismaRaven13 I am not familiar with the term big body.. what exactly it that? 2mo
Emilymdxn @CharismaRaven13 some human bodies which were in peat bogs hundreds or thousands of years ago got preserved incredibly well because of the soil chemicals so when people found the bodies they‘d call the police thinking someone had just died when it was actually thousands of years old - I find it super interesting! Seamus Heaney wrote some cool poetry about them one is called Bog Queen and I really recommend it! 2mo
CharismaRaven13 Thank you so much for your explanation!! 2mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Silvie and her parents join an experimental archeology trip to Northumberland organised by a Professor with his three students. They live in tents and huts, trying to ‘relive‘ an authentic Iron Age life in manners of hunting and looking for food. Things turn out quite differently from an ordinary archeology #camping trip.

#LetsTravelAugust

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🙌🏻📚 3mo
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻🏕 3mo
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kathedron
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A summer's re-enactment of Iron Age life, my stomach was clenched from start to finish. The women forage, cook, and wash clothes while (Molly aside) condoning (from fear and habit) the physical and emotional violence meted out to them. The men are too busy indulging macho fantasies and sparring for dominance to contribute much of use before bonding when the "experiment" goes full-on Lord of the Flies. It's not really about the Iron Age, is it?

gradcat Good review 🌟 ! 3mo
BarbaraBB Great review! 3mo
collegecatlady I loved this one too! 3mo
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kathedron
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Experiential archaeology student Molly is talking to teenager Silvie about her professor (Jim) and about Silvie's dad. They're living as the ancient Britons did, or in accordance with Silvie's dad's notions of what that was which (surprise, surprise!) involves curtailing the women's freedoms, spouting off about racial purity, sulking whenever the professor contradicts him and taking it out on the women. How very contemporary!

laurenbescoby This was a brilliant novel. The first Sarah Moss I read and I really want to read more! 3mo
kathedron @laurenbescoby This is really good, too. 3mo
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BarbaraBB
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I went in with high expectations. A man wants to live like ‘folks‘ did in prehistoric times and brings his family with him. They are submitting to his wishes even though they don‘t want to relive ancient times themselves. I liked the premise of this novella but wasn‘t that impressed in the end.

(Pic: ‘Our‘ California Zephyr train at Denver Station, Colorado)

RaimeyGallant I'm torn on the premise. 3mo
GatheringBooks the book seems to fit right in! :) 3mo
AbigailDays The background looks straight out of a scifi novel! Sounds like an interesting premise, depending on how the author handled it. 3mo
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Kalalalatja I know I was part of getting your expectations up, so, sorry for that 😅 3mo
BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja Yes you were 😉 but almost all my peers here love this book and I wonder why I didn‘t. Reading back your reviews I can agree with all that is said. And yet it didn‘t have the impact on me it had on others. Unfortunately! 3mo
BarbaraBB @GatheringBooks You‘re right! I didn‘t even notice that myself 😀😘 3mo
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BarbaraBB
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I am travelling by train from Salt Lake City to Chicago. 36 hours through the scenery of Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois. 36 hours to eat and sleep, read and listen to podcasts. Living the dream 😍😍

KarenUK That sounds wonderful.... enjoy! 💕 3mo
Megabooks Cool! I‘ve never been to Utah, Nebraska, or Iowa. 3mo
Blaire That sounds like a dream trip! I love long train rides. Utah is gorgeous! 3mo
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Mdargusch Enjoy! I love trains! 3mo
Lizpixie I love train travel! I used to take the XPT from Sydney to Brisbane then change to a Qld sleeper to Bundaberg. 22hrs Of clickety clack bliss. I‘ve always wanted to do the Indian Pacific from Sydney to Perth, right across the middle of Australia, or the Ghan, Adelaide to Darwin. When I was a teenager I used to skip school & ride the trains around Metro Sydney or up into the Blue Mountains all day.🚂🚊 3mo
Lcsmcat I‘ve done that route, years ago. The scenery is amazing. 3mo
batsy Lovely 💕 3mo
Kalalalatja Sounds amazing! 3mo
Simona Enjoy❣️ 3mo
8little_paws that's super cool! I love a good long train ride. 3mo
Hooked_on_books You‘re really taking a bite out of the US. That‘s great! And it coordinates well with our reading USA challenge. 3mo
youneverarrived Sounds lovely ♥️ and this is a brilliant book! 3mo
AlaMich What are your Chicago plans? 3mo
BarbaraBB @AlaMich I hope to do a boat tour, visit the Art Institute and we have reservations for dinner at Alinea, my long time dream 😊. If you have any suggestions or must see‘s, I‘d love to hear them! 💕 3mo
BarbaraBB @Hooked_on_books Yes definitely, the reading challenge was perfectly planned! 3mo
AlaMich You are doing Chicago right!! My brother went to Alinea several years ago—also his dream—and said it was unforgettable. The Architectural Foundation boat tour is also fun and interesting. I know you don‘t have much time, so I would say you made very good choices! 😊 3mo
BarbaraBB @AlaMich Thanks! The tour by the Architectural Foundation seems great, thanks, I‘d love to see and hear more about Chicago‘s architecture! Thank you!! 💜 3mo
BarbaraBB @8little_paws @Simona @Kalalalatja @batsy @Lcsmcat @Mdargusch @Blaire @Megabooks @KarenUK It was a fantastic trip! In 36 hours the scenery went from desert to Rockies to agriculture, ending with the amazing skyline of Chicago. What a beautiful country you Americans have! So much space and emptiness! 😍 Also, many Amish people on the train. Super fascinating for this European - I never saw them before! (edited) 3mo
8little_paws @BarbaraBB I live in Chicago. Ask me anything! 3mo
8little_paws And yes the amish and mennonites often travel by rail. I grew up in the heart of new York's amish country! 3mo
8little_paws For a boat tour the architecture foundation one is great , you can also just buy a ticket for a water taxi and cruise around that way! Consider visiting the Chicago cultural center as well. If you want any other food recommendations just ask. 3mo
BarbaraBB @8little_paws @AlaMich You are so lucky! I am blown away by Chicago! I had no idea that it would be so beautiful and atmospheric and wow, I could live here! The Architecture Tour was awesome, Alinea was living the dream and next will be the White Socks game. I am smitten! 😍😍 Also, @Cinfhen thank Niki for her restaurant recs! We had breakfast at Cindy‘s, a great rooftop place viewing Millennium Park ❤️❤️ (edited) 3mo
BarbaraBB @8little_paws Thank you so much for your offer, I didn‘t know or I would have asked you a thousand things. We only have two days here unfortunately so we will be leaving again tomorrow. But I definitely want to come back! 3mo
Cinfhen Just seeing this now!!! Yay 😁 3mo
JaclynW The train would be such a fun way to travel! 3mo
emilyhaldi Omg so jealous of this!!! We Americans don‘t take advantage of the trains here... sounds dreamy ☺️ 3mo
BarbaraBB @emilyhaldi I noticed that about Americans using the train. It were mainly Amish/Mennonites, which I found very interesting as well! the train goes way slower than in Europe so I can understand you go by plane to cover such distance. But for me it was a great way to travel and see all the scenery. I loved it! 3mo
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collegecatlady
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This novella is a haunting portrayal of abuse and really gets under your skin. It is a slow burn but a loping, tingling one at that. Those are the weirdest adjectives to use, but there it is. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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erzascarletbookgasm
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The no-dialogue punctuation takes a bit of getting used to, but Moss writing is beautiful and immersive. Great characters, great sense of place, and much tension that builds with every page. A great read and I love it!
(Background pic of Northumbrian moors from google).

batsy This book 💜 Love the pic. 3mo
TrishB Loved it too ❤️ 3mo
Kalalalatja I‘m so glad you enjoyed it! 3mo
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Kalalalatja
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I love Sarah Moss‘ writing, despite the lack of quotation marks. I love how she takes hard subjects (physical abuse in this one) and blends them with history, and with a great dash of feminism. In just 150 pages, she build tension, made my heart crawl to my throat and kept me hooked. 👌

TrishB Loved this too ❤️ this is an interesting read https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/jul/13/books-that-made-me-sarah-moss 3mo
BarbaraBB Great review! I brought this one with me to the US so will read it soon too. The same goes for that article @TrishB ! 3mo
batsy An unforgettable book 💜 3mo
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erzascarletbookgasm Great review, will get to it this weekend! 3mo
Kalalalatja @TrishB thanks for posting the article, I‘ll read it today! @BarbaraBB @erzascarletbookgasm it is a quick read that holds so much inside! @batsy truly! It was just the book I needed at the time 👌 3mo
Moray_Reads Fantastic book, though not my favourite by Moss. I love this cover 3mo
Kalalalatja @Moray_Reads not my favourite by her, either, but a great read! 3mo
Moray_Reads @Kalalalatja definitely. She's such a talented writer and her characters have such authentic psychologies ✊ 3mo
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ablachly
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Sparse and tense.

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Arkrayder
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This was a book I really wanted to like but it read like a tense narrative about domestic abuse combined with filler. It just doesn‘t deliver.

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Laru79
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Oh my goodness, this book!! I‘m struggling with The day of the jackal, so snuck this short story in and wow, what a story!! You can feel the build up building the whole time and still be gobsmacked when it actually comes!! Definitely worth a read.

Slajaunie You sold me! 3mo
Laru79 Yay! Enjoy @Slajaunie 3mo
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Laru79
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Oh my goodness, this book!! I‘m struggling with The day of the jackal, so snuck this short story in and wow, what a story!! You can feel the build up building the whole time and still be gobsmacked when it actually comes!! Definitely worth a read.

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AmyG
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And on the day I mail a letter to her, the lovely package from @Mitch comes in the mail for me. Like minds! Thank you so much, my friend. Hugs and kisses to you across the pond. 😘

Mitch Ahhhh ..... synchronicity 😘 4mo
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TheEllieMo
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1. Lilies, preferably white;

2. The tagged book, Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss;

3. Morse/Lewis/Endeavour ❤️

4. I‘m not really a poetry fan.

#HappyHumpDay

@DebbieGrillo @MinDea

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Dolly
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This was such a disappointment. I didn‘t buy into storyline and characters were flat. The plot that originally held promise couldn‘t rise above the dead weight.

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fleeting
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Quite underwhelming. Sure, I liked the journey, I was thrilled at an Experiential Archaeology course, I loved the topic on bog bodies as I study mummies myself, and I did appreciate the sexuality and authority issues, but the characterization seemed a bit flat and the 'crescendo' (literally and figuratively) sounded disjointed and empty. A novella to pass the time. Rating: 💀💀½/5

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JulietBoydAuthor
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Audio version. A short, but disturbing tale about an abusive father/dysfunctional family and an archaeological reenactment that goes too far.

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TheEllieMo
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@Clwojick sorry to hear you‘re having a bad day. Here‘s a picture of two of my three tortoiseshells, Merlot and Rioja (can you spot a theme?), in identical poses on my sofa!

The tagged book is one that had me mesmerised both in print and on audio recently. Less than 4 hours‘ listening but packs quite a punch in my opinion.

Clwojick Sounds great! Thanks for the post, and the Rec. 🙌🏻💖 4mo
rretzler 😻 4mo
Purrfectpages I love this! 4mo
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Mitch
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So.... when it‘s been raining for 7 hours straight and you can‘t potter in the garden, read in the sun or swim open air (all my favourite June activities!) - the best thing to do is eat chocolate mousse and give your local Indie patronage!

TrishB Different cover for Ghost Wall! 4mo
wanderinglynn I love the cover of Underland. 4mo
Mitch @wanderinglynn it‘s lovely isn‘t it 4mo
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Mitch @TrishB yeah.. it‘s the paperback edition - think I preferred the hardback cover 4mo
TrishB Mines on kindle, so never quite the same anyway! 4mo
wanderinglynn I would pick it up just for the cover. 👍🏻 4mo
TheEllieMo Just finished Ghost Wall, I loved it! 4mo
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TheEllieMo
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A short (160 pages) but perfectly formed novella, touching on themes of domestic violence, gender inequality, and race/border issues (Sarah Moss is very much anti-Brexit). The MC‘s father harks back to a time when British blood was “pure”, not understanding that there was never such a thing. The story gets darker and darker, towards a chilling end.

A recommended read.

TrishB Loved this one 💕 4mo
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TheEllieMo
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Right, I‘ve had two days back at work but I still don‘t feel settled into a routine yet. For a start, I can‘t settle on my next #BookFitnessChallenge read; I‘ve started all three of these!

I‘ve got my steps back on point but just had a bit of a chocolate binge. My stomach still thinks it‘s on an all-inclusive holiday🙄😂😂

wanderinglynn In my world, chocolate (& coffee) are essential for mental wellness. 👍🏻💜 You‘ll get back on track with the rest, I have no doubts about that. 4mo
BookwormAHN Nice job, you'll get there 👏🏻 4mo
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Lindy
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Quiet and powerful at the same time. The opening chapter, an imagining of a Neolithic ritual, had me worried because I dislike having my emotions manipulated. Fortunately, everything settles down after that, and it becomes a compact story about a dysfunctional family, a queer girl‘s coming of age, and human connections to nature. Feminist themes are at the forefront. I loved it.

TrishB I loved this one too 💕 such a lot in a short book. 5mo
saresmoore Great review and very much agreed. 5mo
Lindy @TrishB @saresmoore Thanks! I am in good company. 😊 5mo
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Lindy
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Dad and I find ash, I said, up on the moortops at home, people say they want to be scattered there as if scattering is making something go away entirely and then we sit down with our sandwiches and realize we‘re in the middle of someone‘s granny, of course they always choose the places you‘d stop for lunch, somewhere on the top of a ridge with a nice view.

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I ducked under the flap in the doorway and waited a moment—I could, after all, be going into the wood to pee, or getting a drink of water. Without a house, it occurred to me, it is much harder to restrict a person‘s movement. Harder for a man to restrain a woman.

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Lindy
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… a human face, a face last seen two thousand years ago by the neighbours who led their friend naked across the moor, who bound him hand and foot.
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batsy I spent some time reading about bog bodies while reading this book ...eerie, strange, and sad. And not much different from modern times (only the means and methods of killing). 5mo
Cathythoughts I did try Bodies of Light but couldn‘t get into it. I think I‘ll try again. @batsy your comment is so true 5mo
Lindy @Cathythoughts This one is more succinct than Bodies of Light, although it tackles some similar themes: the roles of women in society, and dysfunctional family relationships. 5mo
Lindy @batsy I‘ve been fascinated by bog bodies for years. Eerie, strange and sad—definitely. 5mo
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Aimeesue
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Boy, so much familial dysfunction this weekend! And all different! There are SO many ways to mess a kid up.

Tamra 😳 Comforting thought......😆 (edited) 5mo
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KatieDid927
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Beautiful little book with a beautiful little cover.

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1) Blue 💙
2) Literary fiction, fantasy 🦄
3) Besides reading? Theatre going, baseball spectating and traveling ✈️
4) Salty/sweet, fruity candy, dark chocolate 🍫
5) Buffy, Bob‘s Burgers 👨🏻
6) Oh wow. Hard to pick just one. Probably Jane Eyre.

#GettingToKnowYou #GraphicNovelsAndMangaSwap

Amiable I love “Bob‘s Burgers” — Tina is my spirit animal! 😀 6mo
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mklong
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This suffered a bit at first from all the hype. However, as it went on, I began to appreciate the power and atmosphere that Moss was achieving with very few words. The condensed narrative lends itself to the oppressed and claustrophobic atmosphere even as the characters are in wide open space. The themes here are nothing new, but even though the ground is well covered, Moss does enough to make it worth revisiting.

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gracemom
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Wow.

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shawnmooney
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The sadness that comes when a possible top read of the year ends up being a big, big disappointment...

https://youtu.be/uf8gGZKyHGA

tjwill ☹️ Bummer. 6mo
saresmoore I LOVED IT! So much! 😘🙃 6mo
Cathythoughts I havnt read this yet. But it‘s getting interesting .... ♥️👍🏻 6mo
TrishB I loved it too 💜 6mo
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Evocative, brutal and atmospheric. It‘s got a lot going on for such a small book; misogyny, nationalism, domestic and child abuse. It has its moments of lightness, too. The ending was a shocker, not what I was expecting. I think it easily could have been made into a full length novel but maybe then the impact would be lessened? ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #womensprize

Cathythoughts I havnt read yet , I thought it was a bit too short for my liking. But your review makes an interesting point. ...I really hope to like this writer because my fave Littens love her .... 👍🏻♥️ (edited) 6mo
TrishB This is an awesome read, I loved it too. @Cathythoughts short for me but it‘s brilliant! 6mo
batsy Yes! Great review. I too wanted it to be longer but you're right, the impact probably wouldn't be as strong. 6mo
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JennyM Stacking!!! 😘 6mo
youneverarrived @Cathythoughts hope you like her 🤞 first I‘ve read by her but I‘ll definitely be reading more. 6mo
youneverarrived @TrishB it really is! One of those that‘ll stick with me. 6mo
youneverarrived @batsy thanks! 🖤 6mo
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Augustdana
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Just a few pages in. Creepy as hell

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DannyOlda
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Loved this little book. It spurred some serious thinking for me (about violence, misogyny, progress, &c.) while being a very finely tuned and paced psychological thriller (but also much more).

TrishB Loved this too 👍🏻 6mo
batsy Yes! That sums it up perfectly. 6mo
DannyOlda Thanks, @batsy ! 6mo
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andrew61
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It is a long time since I've read a book in 1 sitting but i was riveted to my spot as i was immersed again in sarah moss's writing.
Taking the ritual sacrifice of a bronze age girl as her superb opening chapter the story then is abt recreating bronze age life with uni students and a family of whom wife and dtr are terrified of their husband/father in Northumberland. Male threat of violence overwhelms the rdr as it builds to a climax. Brilliant.

Cathythoughts Nice review! I have this one stacked already... 👍🏻 6mo
batsy It was pretty brilliant ❤️ 6mo
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Redheadrambles
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⭐️⭐️⭐️

Well this was fine, I guess.

The title was cool, I was preparing for something a little more perturbing like say Fever Dream, something creepy with Bog people.

I place this book alongside The Water Cure and The Natural Way of Things in all three novels, women are repressed by tyrannical men and I struggled to admire them because they lacked nuance. However Sarah Moss is an engaging writer and I would try her again.

nomadreader I need to buckle down and finish this one, but my first impressions are in line with yours. 6mo
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Branwen
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This book was haunting yet intriguing. Kind of like a modern day Lord of the Flies but with familial abuse as well. Having lived with my abusive ex husband for almost a decade, the fear in this story felt visceral and real; walking on eggshells all the time, hiding the abuse from others, being afraid of others angering the abuser because they would take it out on you...and all set within the isolation of the forest. Very eerie and intense! 😨🌳

squirrelbrain That must have been a very difficult book for you to read. 7mo
Branwen @squirrelbrain It certainly was! But at the same time it was very cathartic as well, you know? 6mo
squirrelbrain That‘s good @Branwen 👍 6mo
Theaelizabet So very sorry to hear of your situation. I just finished this one, too. Now I really want to read more Sarah Moss. 6mo
Branwen @Theaelizabet Thank you 💕 Me too! Her writing was so mesmerizing! 6mo
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