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The Silence
The Silence | Tim Lebbon
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A terror-filled story of one family and their friends, as they struggle to survive in a world overrun by ravenous creatures that hunt purely by sound...
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TK421
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@MaleficentBookDragon @Avanders @Bklover @BethM I went with The Silence for our #LMPBC group. I picked up a copy today with the Netflix film cover so I won't feel remotely bad about writing in it. 😊

Bklover Woohoo!! Can‘t wait! 2d
Avanders Lol sweet! 👏🏽👏🏽 2d
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TK421
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I kind of have it down between these two. @MaleficentBookDragon @Avanders @Bklover @BethM what is your opinion?
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Avanders Hmmm 🤔 they both sound great! I think I‘m personally leaning toward The Silence, but I‘m down w whatever everyone else wants ☺️ 3d
MaleficentBookDragon I'm with @Avanders and leaning towards The Silence. I've read The Loch but would not be opposed to a re-read since I have the sequel and haven't read it yet. 3d
TK421 @Avanders @MaleficentBookDragon I think that I'll go with The Silence. None of the group have read it yet, and I've been wanting to for a couple years. 3d
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MaleficentBookDragon Great! I knew it sounded familiar. It's not The Quiet Place, but Netflix did a movie of The Silence with Stanley Tucci. I cant wait to read, and then watch, it. 3d
Avanders @MaleficentBookDragon ooooh always good to know!! 3d
Bklover The Silence sounds awesome!! 3d
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rohit-sawant
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In The Silence, a family navigates a newly post-apocalyptic landscape, overrun by nightmarish winged creatures who hunt by sound; and terrified and terrifying people. Excellently paced, it takes you from the inciting event to the development of the crisis & societal devolution, in a way that‘s real-timey. What makes it pop from the dreck of disaster stories are the characters. The bond between Ally, a deaf teen, & her dad was the highlight for me.

rohit-sawant On a side note, comparisons to A Quiet Place are inevitable; however, the book was released prior to the film, and while they do share some creative DNA both are solid, unique stories in their own right. 1w
UnidragonFrag I think they made this into a movie because I watched something that sounds awfully familiar. 1w
batsy Was just gonna ask you if this was adapted into A Quiet Place 🙃 Great review! 1w
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rohit-sawant @batsy Thanks! 😁 The book did get a film adaptation recently, which I have yet to watch. You must've seen the Netflix film @UnidragonFrag. How'd you like it? I've heard mixed reviews. 1w
cobwebmoth I really liked this book. 1w
readordierachel Nice review! This sounds like a very entertaining read. #stacked 1w
rohit-sawant @cobwebmoth 🙌🏼 😀 1w
rohit-sawant @readordierachel Thanks, Rachel! You'll like this one. Hope you check it out soon! 😊 1w
UnidragonFrag I think that's where I saw it then. It was a few months ago. It was cool at parts, but the end was definitely cheese. Have you seen Sabrina on Netflix? It has the same girl playing the deaf girl in the movie. If you haven't seen Sabrina on Netflix, I highly suggest. 7d
rohit-sawant @UnidragonFrag Loved both seasons of Sabrina! Excited to see her and Stanley Tucci play the roles of Ally and her dad. Will cross it off the list soon! 6d
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JaneyWaneyB
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Really enjoyed this book. There was a lot of suspense as the family try to escape the monsters Lebbon had kept it realistic with no heroics. I was constantly thinking what would I do? I felt the panic & fear as I was reading, it kept me glued to the story. Now to watch the Netflix film to see the adaptation of a British story

#Horror #Monsters #Books #BookNerd #ReadABook #Bookaholic #BookVfilm #Survival #Sshhh #ReadingDay #Reading #Suspense

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JaneyWaneyB
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This book made me ugly cry on the train home, thank goodness for sunglasses. Spoiler comment added in case you need to check what you might face when reading this; it won't spoil the book.

This is a heart racing apocalyptic horror, it's sooo good.

#Horror #Apocalypse #Monsters #UglyCrying #EdgeOfYourSeat #Books #BookNerd #ReadABook #Bookaholic #ReadingCommuter

JaneyWaneyB Of course it involves an animal. You know it will happen but it still hits you...just remember that scene in I Am Legend...just saying 😭🐶🐕💔 2w
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ABibliophagist
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4/5 I picked this up after seeing it's movie be called a knock off of a quiet place, even though the book came out first. It's almost like everythibg the Quiet Place was missing, complete build up to an apocalyptic situation, told through the eyes of a family with a deaf child. The authors use of social media was well done, and it made for an incredibly visceral and interesting story of the fall of society. #scifi #horror

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ABibliophagist
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I completely forgor about this app, I went through a slump, got a new phone, and just lost touch with this and my bookstagram, I'm hoping to keep up and pull myself from this slump! #catsoflitsy #mentalhealthawarenessmonth

LauraJ Welcome back! 4w
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Sammidnightsun
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Mehso-so

Was ok

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rohit-sawant
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Started with this earlier today on Kindle!

sudi The premise sounds similar to the movie The Quiet Place 2mo
Tanisha_A Is it the same as the series on Netflix? 2mo
Tanisha_A @sudi Yes. Oh that movie was so stressful! 2mo
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sudi @Tanisha_A talk about a nail biting experience 😰 2mo
rohit-sawant @sudi It does have similarities! 2mo
rohit-sawant @Tanisha_A It is! I only found out recently about the adaptation and pushed the book to the forefront of my Kindle backlog 😆 Really digging it. And stressful is right! A Quiet Place was intense. 2mo
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Booklover2
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This was a rather effectively good, creepy book with creative monsters both non human and human alike.

Looking forward to the movie of it on Netflix this month.

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Book 2: I loved this one. I‘m a “plague ushers in the apocalypse” kind of gal but really enjoyed this one where predators decide to eat us. Fair warning that there are two dog deaths that really messed me up 😭 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Booklover2 Oh no I‘m reading this but I‘ll skimmed through the dog deaths. Thanks for the heads up 2mo
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Starting this one!

RadicalReader @WeeziesBooks can‘t wait to check out this novel for myself I absolutely adored Bird box and now looking for any and all similar chilling reads 5mo
WeeziesBooks @RadicalReader I have very much enjoyed this one. I think it‘s even more gripping than Bird Box, honestly 5mo
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BookishTrish
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#TeamHellboundHeart @thereadingowlvina your pick is on the move. It left WEst Vancouver for the UK today! I sprang for airmail. @kaysworld1 let us know when it arrives. @LiterRohde

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BookishTrish
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#TeamHellboundHeart @thereadingowlvina your pick is on the move. It left WEst Vancouver for the UK today! I sprang for airmail. @kaysworld1 let us know when it arrives. @LiterRohde

kaysworld1 Sure I always do. I'm halfway through but it's slow going 📚📚📚📚 6mo
BookishTrish @kaysworld1 Sorry if you‘re@not enjoying it 6mo
kaysworld1 @BookishTrish No I meant it's slow going because I'm working a lot. 6mo
BookishTrish @kaysworld1 Me too! The Silence took me 5 weeks to read 6mo
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BookishTrish
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I‘m not sure I would have finished this if it weren‘t for book club #TeamHellboundHeart even though I‘d been curious about it for years. I liked the real-time unfolding of the apocalypse and picturing what a vesp might look like. I wasn‘t keen on the lack of character development and the formulaic plot.

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BookishTrish
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Morning plans #TeamHellboundHeart

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BookishTrish
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@CouronneDhiver Thank you for the chocolate-y treat that came with the #GroupU #LMPBC parcel! It‘s supposed to *shudder* snow this weekend so I‘ll make light work of it! @Lindy @Jazzper2 ❤️❤️ @LiterRohde @thereadingowlvina @kaysworld1 the notebook arrived! I‘m going to try and finish up the book this week so it can make its way to Kay. #TeamHellboundheart

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BookishTrish
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I have 8 minutes until I need to get off the sofa and adult.

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Evening reading view

BookNerd9906 Magical ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
Nute Wow! Lovely. I want to be there. 7mo
CoffeeNBooks Beautiful view! 7mo
JessClark78 💙💙 7mo
batsy Wow. 7mo
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BookishTrish
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#TeamHellboundHeart @LiterRohde is a master of packaging #sssh

LiterRohde Awww. Shucks. ☺️ 7mo
LiterRohde I do however have to send you another package. I got home after sending the book/bookmarks and realized the notebook was sitting on my table still. Duh! 7mo
kaysworld1 @BookishTrish Hello guys I haven't received any of the packages yet but I am looking forward to it x 7mo
BookishTrish @kaysworld1 Let‘s give it another week and if the first package doesn‘t show up, I‘ll order a copy of the first book to be sent to you so at least you can start reading. Sorry for the delay... 7mo
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This was kind of an impulse buy but it went directly to the top of my TBR. Loving it so far!!

Betty Sounds like the movie The Quiet Place and a bit like The Bird Box (edited) 9mo
eanderson @Betty I read this book last year and when I saw the preview for A Quiet Place I felt like were pretty similar as well! Maybe the book was used for inspiration? It‘s a pretty good book. I really enjoyed it! (edited) 9mo
Betty A horror movie is being made of this. A deaf character (alas played by a hearing actress) is in it. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.hollywoodreporter.com/amp/news/john-leonettis-h... 9mo
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LiterRohde 👍🤫🤣 (edited) 10mo
thereadingowlvina @LiterRohde Good one! 😂 10mo
LiterRohde (Sorry. It‘s been a long day with my 9th graders) 10mo
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thereadingowlvina @LiterRohde Ah no apologies needed! I hope you will get some rest! 😁 10mo
BookishTrish Super sweet pick! I‘m looking forward to it! 10mo
thereadingowlvina @BookishTrish Me too!! 😁❤ 10mo
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wtimblin
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A different take on the dystopia trope. Actually takes place during, not after, some cataclysmic event. A nice change. And terrifying too. Great read, highly recommend

RadicalReader @wtimblin what an amazing unique sounding novel love suspense thriller novels they‘re the best!! 10mo
wtimblin @RadicalReader it really was! 10mo
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parasolofdoom
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Just finished! Mind you this is pretty much your average apocalyptic horror-thriller but one I very much enjoyed.

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parasolofdoom
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Concentrating on this one for the night (since it's the loan due back in a couple days 😬). I mentioned the basic premise of creatures that hunt by sound -- a cave system that's been cut off for millions of years was breached and these creatures emerged and began multiplying like crazy and spreading. Here we follow a family trying to outrun the spread before it reaches the UK. I have toddlers, the thought of safety in silence is terrifying.

RadicalReader @parasolofdoom safety in silence I love it!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 10mo
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parasolofdoom
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In the mood for a horror thriller type of thing. I haven't seen A Quiet Place but it appears that it's a remarkably similar premise to this 2015 novel -- creatures that hunt by sound. I loved Bird Box so I was definitely interested in another sensory themed horror.

RadicalReader @parasolofdoom I too thoroughly enjoyed Bird Box Josh Malerman is the best writer I have ever encountered and couldn‘t stop reading Bird Box when I opened it. Cannot wait to check out this novel love the creepiness of suspense novels 10mo
parasolofdoom @RadicalReader this isn't nearly as good but definitely a good thriller horror in the sensory vein. Hope you enjoy! 10mo
RadicalReader @parasolofdoom if you‘d like some interesting reads I throughly enjoyed: The Cellar by Natasha Preston, The Good Samaritan and The One John Marrs 10mo
parasolofdoom @RadicalReader thank you so much! I'm going to look at all of those next time I'm on Goodreads! 10mo
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MrBook
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Not my neighborhood ☝🏻😆. Sorry for the radio silence after my last post. Reception went out almost right after, and #MiddleEarth is still without power. So what did we do while cut off from the world? Read in whatever daylight we had left. Then @BookBabe got on her Kindle and I turned on my booklight. Now for tomorrow, I'll be shoveling out snow almost up to my waist 😆.

Dragon Wow, some wicked weather! Hope you and @BookBabe get your power back soon. Your neighbourhood is so lucky to have you and your shovel. 1y
RadicalReader @MrBook good to know the weather hasn‘t stopped ones passion and persistent reading 1y
Susanita Our power went out around 3:30...so I went to the library! We got it back a little while ago. 1y
Velvetfur Snow up to your waist?! Good grief! Good luck to you both x 1y
Gissy 🌨🌬❄️😱 1y
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MiyakoBunny
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3🌟🌟🌟🤔I liked it, but there was so much more the author could‘ve done with it. The writing was good... absolutely nothing wrong w/the writing. My issue was that it was lacking in explanations, and then the cliff hangers felt kind of lack luster and lazy. The whole thing felt like meeting someone with incredible talent and knowing they weren‘t living up to their potential *smh*-A decent read to pass the time basically but that‘s it😕

TricksyTails The book may have been disappointing but this photo is 😍🤩🖤!!!! 1y
MiyakoBunny @TricksyTails Thank you 😊 🖤🖤🖤 1y
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cobwebmoth
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1. The tagged book.
2. I don't get a chance to watch very many, but I've watched a few videos from @shawnmooney and @SassenachTheBookWizard
3. Too many to list. 😄
4. I don't listen to very many, but A Man Called Ove was very good.
5. ⛅😧
#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

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eanderson
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This books was really good! Not as intense as Bird Box but still a great page turner. It‘s a good read for the Halloween season. 🕸🎃☠️ 🌟🌟🌟🌟✨4.5/5🌟

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eanderson
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Getting some reading while my husband watches football. This book has been hard to put down! It‘s really good! 🤓

Jerdencon I have the exact same view from the spot I'm sitting too... just missing the book in my hand because I'm too lazy to get up and get one! Lol 2y
RadicalReader @eanderson makes me think of the book 2y
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eanderson
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Since it‘s so close to Halloween, I decided to read something kind of scary! Reviews said it was close to Bird Box and that book gripped me from the start so I‘m looking forward to this! 👍

cobwebmoth I loved this one. 2y
eanderson @cobwebmoth I‘m about 100 pages in and I‘m really liking it! 2y
RadicalReader @eanderson what other books do you recommend that are like Bird Box? 2y
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eanderson @RadicalReader I don‘t read a lot of horror so I‘m not sure but @Tiffy_Reads @JoeStalksBeck @cobwebmoth do you know of any books that are kind of like Bird Box? 2y
cobwebmoth @eanderson I don't know. I haven't read Bird Box. 2y
eanderson @cobwebmoth oh ok! Sorry about that. Do you happen to know of any books like The Silence? 2y
JoeStalksBeck Try Ania Ahlborn. She‘s fantastic and along these lines 2y
RadicalReader @JoeStalksBeck found some incredible books by her they sound just like the type of reading that Bird Box is 2y
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Chris Golden said I absolutely must read this book, so here I am, going to read it. 😊📚🖤

Guildedearlobe This book creeped me the ______ out. 2y
krismac Very creepy! 2y
RealBooks4ever Sold! 👍🏼 2y
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cobwebmoth I really liked this one. 2y
Aloisi_tribe Ahhhhmazing! One of my favorite reads of last year! 2y
MrBook It was a great one! 2y
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krismac
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This book was creepy scary. It was also unsettling to think about how quickly things would fall apart in an apocalyptic world. Very intense and good read but wished it was longer!

RadicalReader @krismac I agree completely books, daschunds and hot chocolate are life 2y
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cobwebmoth
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So good. I'm not much into horror, but I really enjoyed this book. It was such a stressful read because it all seemed so believable. I'm interested in reading other things from this author now. #LitsyReadingChallenge #LRC24 #freezerhorror #LitsyAtoZ #LetterS

Iamlisa22 The cover kinda draws me in! I'm not much of a horror reader but I'm putting it on my list! 2y
RadicalReader @cobwebmoth be sure to check out the book 2y
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krismac
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I'm about 100 pages in, and this book is deliciously scary! Wish I had all day to read, but I'm off to see the Blue Angels! :)

Gissy Too scary for me 😧 2y
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krismac
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Starting this #blameitonlitsy

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cobwebmoth
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I went into the library to pick up my hold and ended up checking out two additional books.

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krismac
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Went to get The Silence after seeing it on Litsy and ended up with another book also by the same author!

BookishMarginalia 👍🏼👏🏼 2y
Texreader Funny how that happens 😁 2y
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alleyfam51699
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If you like Birdbox, you will probably like this book also. It is so good!! I couldn't put it down and read it in a day.

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Jnine57
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Reading two "end of days" type books at once. (also, Bird Box) Odd luck, I guess. Not even remotely uplifting or Christmassy! ?

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Kirstin
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The Silence is all about swarms of blind #creepycrawlies called The Vesps who bring on a silent apocalypse because they hunt by sound. Terrifying. #octphotochallenge

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TorieStorieS
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Read it quietly into the night! Another great October read! #allhallowsread

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MrBook
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A superb horror read! Take the classic cave-monster template, & turn things inside out: instead of in the caves, the creatures come out...& apocalypse ensues. Your only refuge is your silence! While highly imaginative, it's faintly plausible, leading to chills up the spine. Violent, though not too gratuitous. Well done! Do yourself a favor: don't read this one alone in the dark. #PairWith: Harviestoun Old Engine Oil Porter, chilled or room temp.

Hooked_on_books Love that cover! 3y
ScrappyMags I'd pair it with a fifth of Jack .... lol!! 3y
LauraJ Old Engine Oil is one of my favorite beverages! I think I need to read this book. 3y
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LeahBergen I'd pair it with an extra set of underwear @ScrappyMags 😂 3y
ScrappyMags @LeahBergen perfect evening! 3y
kspenmoll I have to confess: I cannot read or view horror or too scary... don't have enough armor; penetrates my being & Images stick inside my brain- 😱 3y
ApoptyGina69 I haven't had Old Engine Oil since I lived in San Francisco. They had it at Waterbar, a gorgeous seafood place right next to the Bay Bridge. Great memories of sitting alone with drink, book, and dollar oysters with a stunning view. 3y
MrBook @Hooked_on_books Maybe I'll post another picture of it in the Winter since that's how it looks around here then 😊👍🏻. @ScrappyMags Excellent alternative 😎👌🏻! @LauraJ 😂👏🏻🙌🏻!!! @LeahBergen 😂😂😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! @kspenmoll Aww, I can understand that ☺️. @ApoptyGina69 And why wasn't I there for that serene moment?! 😆😜 3y
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TorieStorieS
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Starting my next spooky October read! #allhallowsread

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