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Rough Animals
Rough Animals: A Novel | Rae DelBianco
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Ever since their father's untimely death five years before, Wyatt Smith and his inseparably close twin sister, Lucy, have scraped by alone on their family's isolated ranch in Box Elder County, Utah. That is until one morning when, just after spotting one of their bulls lying dead in the field, Wyatt is hit in the arm by a hail of gunfire that takes four more cattle with it. The shooter: a fever-eyed, fearsome girl-child with an outdated TEC-9 in her left hand and a worn shotgun in her right. They hold the girl captive, but she breaks loose overnight and heads south into the desert. With the dawning realization that the loss of cattle will mean the certain loss of the ranch, Wyatt feels he has no choice but to go after her and somehow find restitution for what's been lost. Wyatt's decision sets him on an epic twelve-day odyssey through a nightmarish underworld he only half understands; a world that pitches him not only against the primordial ways of men and the beautiful yet brutally unforgiving landscape, but also against himself. As he winds his way down from the mountains of Box Elder to the mesas of Monument Valley and back, Wyatt is forced to look for the first time at who he is and what he’s capable of, and how those hard truths set him irrevocably apart from the one person he’s ever really known and loved. Steeped in a mythic, wildly alive language of its own, and gripping from the first gunshot to the last, Rough Animals is a tour de force from a powerful new voice.
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scowler1
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A bit too Cormac Mcarthy to be considered original but a pretty good read. Well written for the most part but some of the violent, fast action parts were a little confusing and somewhat implausible. I enjoyed it though.

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mrozzz
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Sooooo I definitely went overboard but I couldn‘t help myself. 😊 Hung out at a new-to-me library and there were TOO many beautiful new releases for me to walk away empty handed. I‘m trying to not buy AS MANY books through the end of the year but it‘s gonna be a challenge trying to read these all in the coming weeks— I‘ll happily try. #libraryhaul

AmyG I so understand this. My library has so many books I want to read...new releases. It takes a lot of self-control not to bring home all the books. 12mo
MicheleinPhilly But it‘s such a great feeling. Even if I know I won‘t get to them all before the lending period is up, I always enjoy going a little hog wild. 🤗 12mo
mrozzz Yessss. 🙂🙃🙂 @AmyG it would take far too much effort to keep the borrowed books under 10 😂 @MicheleinPhilly I confirmed when I was there that the max I can check out is 100 items and I laughed out loud (a tad maniacally) 12mo
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tammysue 😍👍🏻 12mo
emilyhaldi Lol re: 100 item max checkout 😱😱😱 12mo
mrozzz @emilyhaldi I thought to myself: why would they TELL me that?!! 😁 I have no idea where I‘d put 100 library books but to have the option seems so insane to me. It feels like a dare... 12mo
emilyhaldi If they‘re not daring you, I AM!! Give it a go and keep us posted on your status 😂😂 12mo
mrozzz LOL! @emilyhaldi they do have tons of NYT Book Reviews.... 12mo
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TuesdayReviews
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I finished Rough Animals by Rae DelBianco late last night, and it is so dang good y'all. Full review to follow at Hillbilly Highways in the next few weeks. #countrynoir #neowestern

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laurenlovesliterature
Rough Animals: A Novel | Rae DelBianco
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This book was crazy! Action packed from beginning to end. It had a No Country for Old Men kinda vibe to it...I really enjoyed this book!

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laurenlovesliterature
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Lazy Sunday. Ronin is sacked out....he leads a rough life. 😹😴

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laurenlovesliterature
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Reading Rough Animals with this animal, Ronin. Such a baby. 😼🚫📖👎

WhatThePuck Love the name! 13mo
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laurenlovesliterature
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Time to get some reading in! Fueling up first!!

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ReadingEnvy
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readordierachel Oh man, that's a good line. 13mo
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laurenlovesliterature
Rough Animals: A Novel | Rae DelBianco
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Starting this ARC that I got awhile back courtesy of Net Galley. I've got some serious catching up to do to bring my feedback ratio up!