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Loner
Loner | Teddy Wayne
"For fans of Donna Tartt's The Secret History, a propulsive literary novel about sexual obsession in which a meek Harvard freshman becomes dangerously infatuated with a classmate. David Federman has never felt appreciated. One of the most painfully forgettable members of his New Jersey high school class--yet the only one accepted to Harvard--shy, witty David arrives in Cambridge fully expecting to embrace, and be welcomed by, a new tribe of like-minded peers. But at first, beyond the friendly advances of a plain-looking girl named Sara, his social status seems devastatingly unlikely to change. Then he meets Veronica Morgan Wells. Instantly infatuated, struck by both her beauty and her brains, David falls feverishly in love with the woman he sees as a charismatic goddess. Determined to stop at nothing to win her attention and a coveted invite into her glamorous Upper East Side world, David begins compromising his own moral standards, tossing everything aside for this one, great chance at happiness. But neither Veronica nor David, it turns out, are exactly as they seem... A darkly comic and riveting portrayal of psychosexual obsession from one of the most acclaimed writers of his generation, Loner also turns the traditional campus novel on its head as it explores contemporary gender politics and class--and discovers just what we're capable of when our greatest enemies turn out to be ourselves"--
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AmyG
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@ErinSueG Thank you for the pckage. Success!!!
The books are great...I have wanted to read both but especially Robin Hobb...a new author for me. The notebook is perfect for moving...as I have a million lists and “notes to self”. I love the sweet bookmark...another favorite! I am so touched..thank you again.

ErinSueGreads I‘m so glad you liked it!!! 12mo
Mitch You‘re in for a treat - discovering Robin Hobb is better than chocolate ice cream topped with the pear flavoured haribo jelly babies ( and I‘m very particular about what I pair my ice cream with!) 🤣 12mo
AmyG @Mitch Oh boy! I am even more excited. 🎉 12mo
Bookmarkie Loner, creepy 12mo
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andytbarnes
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This was the first “loner” that came to mind (hence me posting it). However I should note David, the titular character, while certainly a memorable loner, is one that‘d set off alarm bells if claimed as a “favorite.” Loner mines some dark&disquieting corners of a particular brand of toxic masculinity. The meeker type that goes “I‘m a good guy, really!” But as the book goes deeper the reader knows better... #oneistheloneliest# @Elle_Skeldon

Elle_Skeldon I never did read this one despite all the press it received. I think it's time I do! Thanks for entering 📚🤓📚 1y
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Samwise_Gamgee
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Surprise snow day plans #currentlyreading

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sisilia
Loner | Teddy Wayne
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Two hours to kill in Frankfurt

Megabooks I love that book. Have a good trip! 1y
Anna40 Sounds interesting! 1y
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vicgreentoriafield
Loner | Teddy Wayne
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This was the creepiest book I've ever read. I found it to be predictable and there were zero likable characters, MAYBE Sara. David was vile, I hated being in his head. BUT, it's fast paced and was a quick read.
*I received this as a Goodreads Giveaway.

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vicgreentoriafield
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Received this yesterday as a goodreads giveaway. It's pretty short so I'm diving in while I wait for A Conjuring of Light to arrive, TODAY.

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TheLibrarian
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My Goodreads giveaway I won arrived today!!! #bookmail

LeahBergen Nice! 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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whelanmaria
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This book is creepy and sad and brilliantly written. I was completely numbed by the narrator's emotional distance and psychotic actions. I couldn't put this book down. Definitely worth a read if you like college reads and thrillers.

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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Mehso-so

I think I was expecting more intense characterization. But the story was still disturbing and unique.

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BookishFeminist
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Oh my lord this narrator is going to give me an aneurysm but I can't stop reading it's so creepy 😵

If anyone needs a book for a challenge with unlikeable, nay, insufferable characters, this here's your book. (It's satire so it's not a terribly misogynistic book.) #litsomnia

Notafraidofwords I bailed. His voice grated at my nerves. 2y
Lissa00 This narrator is the worst...but I couldn't stop reading either😂 2y
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BookishFeminist @Notafraidofwords audio or print? I love unlikeable characters, and I don't think you'd be much a fan of this book anyway- just finished 2y
BookishFeminist @Lissa00 😂😂 complete train wreck 2y
BookishFeminist @MsBlueSox yes! At least I'm not hate reading though, the main character just makes me want to blow a fuse at his life choices and opinions 😂 2y
Notafraidofwords @BookishFeminist it was print!!!!!! But his voice reminded me of so many egotistical and maniacs in college. 2y
BookishFeminist @Notafraidofwords Lol yep, I have dated an asshole like this. #neveragain But that's why I'm loving it, mostly bc I think I need something to scream at that isnt politics for a bit. 😂 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Ok, sadly this made me want to read this and see where it goes. Annoying character for sure...but a pretty open discussion about things with a character whose opinions we all know exists in real life. 2y
BookishFeminist @Riveted_Reader_Melissa go read it! It's satire. Just finished it, loved it. This post definitely not meant to deter anyone from reading it. Just wanted to vent about the vein I'm about to burst every time he opens his mouth 😂 2y
BookishFeminist @Riveted_Reader_Melissa fwiw I've literally had this exact same argument with several white men this past week so...yea. makes me want to scream and throw things. It's nice it was in a book this time lol 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BookishFeminist and nice that a book is finally capturing that sentiment by white men accurately. I don't know that I've seen that written in print so well before, let alone with a character that then pokes holes in the argument in a fun teasing not debate until death way. 2y
BookishFeminist @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I could have screenshot half of this book with all his holier than thou misogynistic comments 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BookishFeminist We've all heard them, in life and definitely I'm comment sections... but I can't say I've seen that represented in fiction. Which is, this is going to sound really odd, a shame...because years later it would be nice if it was recorded somewhere the passive aggressive little tidbits that had people protesting, etc. The everyday sexism/racism on the daily, by your average Joe, that lead to xyz. Is it weird that I feel like that... 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa ...logic needs to be preserved somewhere, so in the future people may see what caused some of the controversy. I'm know I'm not explaining this well at all, but I'm glad in a way, to see this dynamic recorded as part of a storyline. 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Maybe it's that I feel vindicated seeing it in print and reaffirming that it isn't all in my head and my perceptions.😳 2y
BookishFeminist @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I don't think that's weird at all—I feel the same way, especially since it's brought up in satire fiction that's also written by a male author. There's something particularly cathartic about that. I also don't blame you for wanting to feel vindicated—it's nice to have those feelings confirmed by someone besides other women. 😳 dealing with sexism can create a lot of cognitive dissonance so we need reality confirmed. 2y
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AlizaApp
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Deeply unsettling.

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BookishFeminist
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Started this tonight on audio, but I snagged the kindle version too so I can read along for quotes when I want. The narrator is great! I'm not entirely sure where the book is going yet, but the prose is decadent. Just like this #heavypour of dark red wine. 🍷🍷

I'm also watching When We Rise tonight, and I highly recommend it so far. It's a lot more intersectional than I was expecting, and that's a good thing!

CatLadyBibliophile No lie, I'm just super jealous of your wine 😂 2y
Megabooks I did audio and ebook on this one too. Both good! 2y
BookishFeminist @CatLadyBibliophile It's really good wine if you can find it! 😂😂 2y
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BookishFeminist @Ebooksandcooks Yes! I like the narrator for audio. 2y
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Bianca What is When We Rise? 2y
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bookchickdi
Loner | Teddy Wayne
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A friend recommended this one, saying how creepy she found it. I read it in two sittings and it is unsettling.

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rivercityreading
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Mehso-so

Phew, this had many more layers than I expected it to, but I'm still torn. I'm a sucker for campus novels, so I held on as the typical dude psyche got creepier and creepier. It almost has two endings: one totally redeeming, brilliant twist and one gut-punch that needs a trigger warning. I almost wish it had made it through to the #ToB17 shortlist because I'd love to read discussion on it.

NovelVisits I reviewed Loner back in September and think you and I had a similar reaction to it. Working with young people, I thought David would have fallen somewhere on the autism spectrum because of his extreme social awkwardness while still being brilliant. 2y
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SarahSDavis
Loner | Teddy Wayne
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My ten best books of 2016. Am eclectic list of favorites, many debuts. I tend to reward books that weren't perfect but took chances and whose authors have lots of ambition and promise. http://brokebybooks.com/best-books-2016

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nickchom
Loner | Teddy Wayne
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When I picked up Loner I knew it was in my wheelhouse, books set at university in New England, but I didn't know much more. It's a quick novel that slowly reeled me in as I got to know the main character, David. It's also the first book in a long time that I really liked but, at the same, disliked all of the main characters. The twist near the end and the ending are what make this novel though.

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BraveNewBooks
Loner | Teddy Wayne
Mehso-so

I'm a fan of unreliable narrators, but this guy was both too obviously unreliable, and too relentlessly unlikable. Still, the writing itself was undeniably well-crafted, so I can't quite pan it.
But I'd be interested to hear from people who liked it.

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BraveNewBooks
Loner | Teddy Wayne
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Reading at lunch with the help of my USB-heated narwhal slippers!

"Heated slippers? Don't you live in Puerto Rico?" ?
"Yes." ?
"Isn't it like 80-some degrees there?" ☉☉?
"Yes, but the A/C is freezing!" ❄❄☃

#unicornofthesea #officewinter

EvieBee Wow! So cute! 2y
Well-ReadNeck 😆😆😆 2y
Readingrobin Oh.My.Gosh! 2y
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Kimzey Narwhal slippers! This made my day! 😍 2y
BraveNewBooks @Kimzey Yay! Happy to help. Brand is Smoko and I think both Modcloth and amazon have them if you need to track them down 😊 2y
Kimzey @BraveNewBooks Thanks! I looked them up. Smoko also has heated Yeti slippers! 😊 2y
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Reita325
Loner | Teddy Wayne
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Not as compelling as I thought it would be, but it was okay.

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MicheleinPhilly
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#seasonsreadings2016 #EReader I read on my phone, my computer, and my Kindle but my Kindle is upstairs and I haven't had any coffee yet so enjoy this screenshot. Also, can someone go up and get my Kindle? 😉

Jenshootsweddings Ughhhhh I hate when that happens! I'm known to start a brand new book just to avoid leaving whichever floor I'm on. 2y
LauraBeth My next house will have no stairs 😀 2y
MicheleinPhilly @Jenshootsweddings I've been running up and down the stairs for the past 3 days. I'm not doing it if I don't have to. 2y
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MicheleinPhilly @LauraBeth One of the doctors that saw my wife was asking about our living situation. When we told her that we live in a 3 story house she said, "No elevator????" I almost bit my tongue in half to prevent myself from blurting, "This is Philly, not an episode of Million Dollar Listing. No, we don't have an elevator!" 2y
LauraBeth @MicheleinPhilly 😂😂😂oh I definitely would have had to say something! 2y
saresmoore No elevator?! Hahahaha! Just have the butler run up and get your Kindle. 🙃 2y
MicheleinPhilly @saresmoore That's what I need - a butler! I've been serving as my wife's butler but I think I should get my own. 2y
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Caterina
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Well-written and realistic, with great characterization and a perfect narrator's voice... Right up to the end (see comments). If you're interested in sociopaths/psychopaths/antisocial personality disorder, if you like Criminal Minds, this book might be for you. The narrator David is a sociopath/psychopath (depending on your preferred definitions) who fixates on a girl when he starts college. It's not a pleasant read, but it's very well done.

Caterina I found the ending seriously disappointing. After the climax, the episode between David and Veronica to which the plot had been building, it peters out weakly and doesn't ring true. Given that David is clearly a psychopath/sociopath/has ASPD, he would not have reacted to his failures with such resignation. I expected physical violence, anger, something. Wayne seems to have backed off in the very end. 2y
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Ahhhhh to those of you who have read this book, I still think it's well written and the narrator's voice is perfectly done, but I also really like Sara and would want to be friends with her IRL, so the way David is treating her is killing me. 😫😡

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Caterina
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GUYS MY NEW KINDLE PAPERWHITE CAME IN AND I'M IN LOVE. Also I started reading Loner, and so far I'm loving the characterization and the narrator's voice.

saresmoore Yay new Kindle! And also, this book sounds great. 2y
Caterina This book first got on my radar because of @BookishMarginalia so thank you! :) 2y
Caterina @saresmoore I'm only on the second chapter and I'm hooked! 2y
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BookishMarginalia I'm glad! And new Kindle rocks! Enjoy both! 👍🏼💜 2y
LindsayReads It's a beaut! 2y
Megabooks Enjoy! My mom loves hers! 2y
Bookzombie Random fact: Teddy Wayne was born in 1979. He came up when I was searching for authors my age for the #litsyreadingchallenge. 🙂 2y
ReadingOver50 Kindles are great 👍 2y
BooksForEmpathy Loved this book! 2y
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chelseahannac
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Mehso-so

I couldn't put this one down but I don't think I actually liked it.

Megabooks It's funny how some books are like that. I enjoyed this book, but it was like watching a train wreck in slow motion. 2y
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Sara_Planz
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Both $2.99 on Kindle today!!! These deals are killing my budget!

MicheleinPhilly Right??? I always think, "2 or 3 bucks, what a steal!" It's not a steal when you buy 25 books, Michele! ? 2y
Carissa-Green-Reads Brooklyn was my favorite book and movie last year 2y
Sara_Planz @MicheleinPhilly my TBR list is now officially out of control. And I don't care! Bwahaha! 2y
AmyG @Carissa-Green-Reads ....it was my favorite movie, too. Beautiful. Now I just need to read the book. 2y
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kbuggle
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I've heard this is a little creepy; about to find out if the rumor is true.

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Veganspacecat
Loner | Teddy Wayne
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A boy at Yale becomes obsessed with a girl so much that he takes things way too far to be closer to her - cheating, lying, using friends. But there's a truth that he discovers about her that ultimately causes him to take things to a point of no return.

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BooksForEmpathy
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Picked this one up to read in line for our early voting at City Hall today. Feels good to be done and I am hoping for the best but pretty stressed out 😕.

Who else early voted!? Or do you like waiting until Election Day? Or mail-in? 💙.

As for Loner, I can't put it down. Will probably finish it by tonight!

Soubhiville I voted last Monday! Felt good to be done and miss Tuesday's lines! 3y
Karkar I voted last week since I will be out of state on Tuesday. I am just ready for this whole thing to be over. I am so totally over being stressed out 3y
Theresa I did mail-in/absentee this year because I'm traveling for work. I've been ready for this election to be over for months, but especially since I mailed my ballot. 😆 3y
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LauraBrook Voted early three weeks ago, and I'm so glad to have it off my mind! I'm tired of avoiding all tv and radio (cannot stand one more second of any political ad)! 3y
BooksForEmpathy @Soubhiville Yes! Agree! @Karkar Me too. I just want to KNOW already. @Theresa You are on top of it! @LauraBrook I know. It feel so all-consuming right now. Almost over! 3y
Reviewsbylola I'll be voting on Tuesday. I considered voting early but the location wasn't very convenient for me. My polling place has never been super crowded, not even during presidential elections, so I am hoping the wait won't be too long. 3y
Bette Glad you voted. This whole experience has been so stressful. We'll vote Tuesday. Just want it over. 3y
NovelGirl82 I voted early, a week ago. I agree, I'm ready for it to be over. We're so close!! 3y
Owlizabeth Virginia doesn't really do early voting, so I am definitely going on Tuesday and I'm so excited to get counted and be done!! #imwithher 3y
Godmotherx5 I voted early. The line during the primaries was almost 2hrs. I don't have the patience for that. 3y
Suet624 Voting on Tuesday. This small Vermont town doesn't see lengthy lines. Will be glad to have it over. I think. 3y
BookishFeminist Voting on Tuesday. Virginia doesn't have early voting unless you work out of county, so I don't have a choice. But my polling place is right across the street from me so I'm hoping to get in line early & then grab some breakfast! 3y
BookishShelly I'm a mail-in voter starting this year. I love that it's an option here in California since standing in long lines with my energetic 3yo is not my idea of a good time. 3y
JackieSmith My husband & I vote together after work. Finalizing & filling in my sample ballot today. There are some crazy propositions on the California ballot. 3y
Notafraidofwords Totally reading loner now and it's like: I can't look away! 3y
BooksForEmpathy @Reviewsbylola Awesome! Hope it goes quickly for you; however it will hopefully be worth the wait even if it's a long one. @Bette Yes. I just want people to vote and I hope they come out and do so. Nervous to think of what could happen if not enough people come out! @NovelGirl82 Ah! Almost! @Owlizabeth Forgot that some states don't do it. And yes! #imwithher Glad you're coming out! @Godmotherx5 So long! Hope you brought a book!! @Suet624 same! 3y
ReadingEnvy I like to do it the day of and see all my neighbors (and think "I am canceling out one of their votes," haha) 3y
BooksForEmpathy @BookishFeminist Very convenient! Mine is like that too, but I couldn't wait! I'm too antsy. @BookishShelly I signed up for mail-in this year but I kind of like the option; it felt so good to be there today. As long as you're voting anything works!!! @JackieSmith Oh I KNOW! My boyfriend and I had a date night where we went through them all. I like your voting "date" ?. @Notafraidofwords Hahaha! Yes! It reminds me of "You"! 3y
BooksForEmpathy @ReadingEnvy Hahaha! Thank goodness! What state are you from? 3y
ApoptyGina69 I did my first vote by mail this time around. My polling place is a tiny, stuffy, smelly room with these ancient curtained partitions and I just hated the experience for what is a fun event, so spread out on the kitchen table with my notes and pen, I filled in little rectangles with glee! ⚖️🗳 3y
ReadingEnvy @BooksForEmpathy I live in upstate SC, the reddest part of the reddest state, home of Bob Jones University, a Confederate memorabilia store, etc 3y
mauveandrosysky I voted Friday! Yay early voting. Also I'm dying to hear your thoughts about LONER — particularly the ending. 3y
GlitteryOtters Our state doesn't have early voting. Some people tried to get it on this year as a ballot initiative for us to vote on, but it didn't qualify. Maybe some future year it finally will. In the meantime, I'll be voting on Tuesday, with my husband after he finishes work & school for the day. If early voting, or absentee voting was allowed without us having to prove why we're eligible, I'd gladly do either in a heartbeat. 3y
kspenmoll We do not have early voting in my state (CT) so I will vote Tuesday😊 3y
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Notafraidofwords
Loner | Teddy Wayne
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About 30 pages into this book and I don't like how loners are depicted. I'm going to trudge along, because I find the Harvard depictions interesting along with the plot. Being lonely does not equate to being a psychopath. Am I being too harsh?

Caterina (Without having read the book) I'd say it's fair to say a lot of psychopaths are loners, there is a correlation there; but it can't bleed over into being the other way round, loners aren't psychopaths. Sounds like maybe this book makes that mistake. 3y
BookishMarginalia I read it -- "loner" is indeed used with the full weight of negative connotation. This protagonist is decidedly not an introvert; he is a distinctly disturbed individual who manages to fake most of his interactions. Truly unlikable character; interesting and thought-provoking novel. 3y
Notafraidofwords @Caterina I agree. I get the sense that this book is trying to make a connection about psychopaths and loneliness. I think it might also be saying how easy it is to blur the lines. 3y
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Notafraidofwords @BookishMarginalia I'm early in the book but you're so right. It's heavy in subject manner, but for some reason I can't look away. 3y
Megabooks Stick with it. There's a slow build, and I really enjoyed the ending. 3y
readinginthedark I haven't read this, but when I think of "loner," I think of someone who has no meaningful connections to other people at all, which has been proven to stem from or cause psychological problems. This isn't really the same as being an introvert, who would usually have meaningful connections without necessarily spending a lot of time with those people or in public. So, in that respect, it sounds like the author isn't far off. 3y
Notafraidofwords @Ebooksandcooks thanks! I want to see how it ends. 3y
Notafraidofwords @readinginthedark great difference. totally makes sense in this book! 3y
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mauveandrosysky
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I'm making this a PICK because I loved reading it. It was engaging and horrifying, smart and relevant. If you liked Caroline Kepnes' "YOU," you'll definitely want to pick this up. That said, I felt truly let down by the ending. Here's my review on Goodreads, with spoilers that explain my thinking. If you've also read this one, I'd love to hear your thoughts on the part that disappointed me: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1714961620

DeborahSmall I loved You and Hidden Bodies so will give this a go 👍🏼❤️📚 3y
Hooked_on_books I honestly thought he was either going to commit suicide or kill Veronica. I felt that was the trajectory he was on and either action would have felt more true to the narrative. 3y
mauveandrosysky @Hooked_on_books I just wanted so badly for it to end with the revelation about Veronica playing him the whole time. It was such a good twist on the creepy misogynistic privileged male trope that I felt sort of cheated that it reverted back to him raping her with virtually no consequences. 3y
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Cinfhen Shitty endings are a HUGE pet peeve of mine! Now I'm not sure if I should even start this one🤔The comparison to YOU has me intrigued 😱 3y
Notafraidofwords What is horrifying ? What trigger warnings should I be aware of ? If you don't mind telling me... 3y
mauveandrosysky @Notafraidofwords stalking and rape are probably the two biggest ones 3y
mauveandrosysky @Cinfhen I think you should definitely still read it! It was really captivating. And I know many readers who had no problem with the ending. 3y
Cinfhen Thanks, I guess I won't know how I feel until I give it a try! 3y
BooksForEmpathy Can't wait! 3y
Eamann That was a great review - I was also torn on the ending. Its obviously disgusting that he gets off, but in his own twisted worldview going from Harvard to CC is the worst thing that can happen to him in his mind 3y
mauveandrosysky @Eamann totally, yeah. In that regard it's consistent with his character and the story. But ugh, Veronica playing him the whole time was just so satisfying! 3y
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mauveandrosysky
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My view while reading right now. Luna has her eyes on me. I should probably go outside at some point...it's so nice out! Interestingly enough, if I do leave the house I'll probably wind up in Harvard Square, where this book takes place. (I live 2 miles away and spend a lot of time there.)

Suzze Luna is adorable. I've been thinking the same thing. It's sunny and not too cold. I should go enjoy the outside before the snow comes! ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️ 3y
AudreyMorris Is that a lamp? I love it! Also cat. 🐈🐈💕 3y
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mauveandrosysky
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Oh, man. Schopenhauer AND a quote from one of my favorite Salinger stories? I'm already all in.

Notafraidofwords I just got this from the library Thursday. I want to start this weekend. 3y
Bianca I'm really curious about this. 3y
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Hooked_on_books
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The beginning of this novel begins as an innocuous-seeming story of a young man with limited social skills starting college. It seems as though it will be a coming-of-age type story, then steadily devolves with the slow exposure of sociopathic tendencies. I see him as a JV version of the main character in Raphael Montes' Perfect Days. Deeply disturbing.

Nebula_of_Books This doesn't have anything to do with the book but even though I own (and love!) a Kindle, the Nook is so sleek looking. 3y
Megabooks Loved this. It was a good audiobook too. 3y
Hooked_on_books @optojake It is, and is super tiny and light. This is the glow light plus, so you can have varying amounts of backlight to read in the dark or none at all. Great for travel. 3y
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SarahK
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Man, I was never a cool kid, but David is so weird! I had expected him to be much more menacing based on the premise. That's not a negative critique. I think his characterization fit in perfectly. Quick read and totally entertaining.

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Eamann
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This book blew my mind. What made the narrator so menacing is that he's such a common figure. I've known about 10 people that remind me of this guy. Wayne did a great job of presenting a character you could relate to at first. Then, as he slowly crosses line after line, you have to decide when he's gone too far. A quick read - highly recommended 🙉🙉🙉🙉

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Eamann
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This reminds me of a great onion article where romantic comedy behavior in real life leads to a man being arrested

Eamann @mauveandrosysky I think this one would be up your alley 3y
mauveandrosysky It literally arrived in my mailbox today. I'm dying to read it! 3y
KVanRead 😂😂😂 3y
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simonbooks
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"I was into success, just like everyone else who'd gotten in here, but admitting that was taboo."

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"How differently our lives would have unraveled over these years if the computer program generating the room assignments had started up a millisecond later, spat out another random number, and the two of us had never had a chance to meet..."

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Liberty
Loner | Teddy Wayne
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Eating dinner alone while reading LONER. It's a theme night, I guess. 😂 📚💕🤘🏻

ApoptyGina69 Never alone with all of us around! 😍📚 3y
Donna_sBookMinute In that case, I should read "Lottery." Wonder if I still have it? 3y
LauraBrook That looks so delicious! (Both book and food.) 3y
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katedensen 😂😂😂 3y
kristina_with_a_k But, Pad Thai! 3y
read_diverse_books THIS IS ME. 3y
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kristina_with_a_k
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Mehso-so

I'm not sure how I feel about this one. It turned into something that I wasn't expecting. Thankfully I was able to finish it. 💁🏻

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Janitor
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Pickpick

Oh, man. I completely lost myself in this. I was late to a meeting so I could finish the last few pages. Sad, creepy, wonderful...also infuriating and will definitely stir up people's emotions. I lost sleep over this one.

tkmadden I really want to read this one! 3y
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Megabooks
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Pickpick

4🌟I'm resting a bit today after the 3 hour drive to Raleigh then the 11 hour drive home yesterday. I finished this up. I'm glad I did! Wayne writes characters so vividly and nails their psychology perfectly. The ending disappointed a bit, but overall a excellent portrait of a deeply flawed young man.

Hazel0303 I have commonwealth from the library and I think I only have a week left on the loan and I haven't had time to start! So excited to read it though. 3y
Megabooks I'm in line for commonwealth as an audiobook @Hazel0303 3y
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kristina_with_a_k
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Wonder how well I can read this with one eye. lol 👁

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Tyler
Loner | Teddy Wayne
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My to read immediately pile with cat interloper.

Liberty HI OLIVE!!!! 😻We have all the same books - thinking I may read The Idiot next. I loved the Tinti. 💕 3y
Kenny Read A Separation next. 3y
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bellasocks
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Pickpick

..creepy, disturbing, dark. I loved it!

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bookriot
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Pickpick

"I don't know."
Creepy, disturbing, hard to stomach...this novel is all of those and yet I still wouldn't hesitate to call it Brilliant. - @SarahSDavis

warndt Looks interesting 3y
mondoretro I read this today. It's very, very good. 3y
geleeregina Pyschological creepy or paranormal creepy? 3y
Liberty @geleeregina Psychologically creepy! 3y
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kookie
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Pickpick

Finished this in one day. Read this spoiler-free if you can. Teddy Wayne is 3 for 3 with me. This one is a winner. #Loner #TeddyWayne

mondoretro Good enough for me! Got it. 3y
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