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The Fisherman
The Fisherman | John Langan
In upstate New York, in the woods around Woodstock, Dutchman's Creek flows out of the Ashokan Reservoir. Steep-banked, fast-moving, it offers the promise of fine fishing, and of something more, a possibility too fantastic to be true. When Abe and Dan, two widowers who have found solace in each other's company and a shared passion for fishing, hear rumors of the Creek, and what might be found there, the remedy to both their losses, they dismiss it as just another fish story. Soon, though, the men find themselves drawn into a tale as deep and old as the Reservoir. It's a tale of dark pacts, of long-buried secrets, and of a mysterious figure known as Der Fisher: the Fisherman. It will bring Abe and Dan face to face with all that they have lost, and with the price they must pay to regain it.
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Indexasaurus
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I downloaded this months ago but hadn‘t gotten around to it yet. We had a power outage last night and since my e-reader had a full charge, I decided to start it. Let‘s just say I didn‘t sleep well last night. I‘m rarely unsettled by a book and I am LOVIN‘ it. Got 1/2 way thru it tonight and am sort of wishing the power was out again 🙃

Redwritinghood Sounds good. Stacked! 1w
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kaysworld1
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Well I enjoyed this book. Took me a long time to read it kinda like a slow burn.
There's no Tada moment but definitely creepy.

#teamhellboundheart
@thereadingowlvina this book is on its way to you also the other book is for you 🙏

@BookishTrish @LiterRohde @TheReadingMermaid

kaysworld1 @thereadingowlvina can you please email me your address, I've got a new journal and I lost your address sorry 🤦x 4mo
thereadingowlvina @kaysworld1 Just shoot you the email! 😁💕 4mo
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EyesOnly34
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Richard Kadrey suggested this book awhile ago and he couldn‘t have been more right about how utterly beautiful and moving Langan‘s story of a protagonist who lost his wife is forced to come to terms with that loss due to some very nasty occurrences. Quite a great contemporary gothic style horror story with plenty of heart and some of the best imagery I‘ve seen in a climax of a novel.

Reggie Have you read his other one? It‘s very anatomy of a relationship meets the Twilight Zone. I really liked it. 5mo
vivastory I loved this one 5mo
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BookishTrish
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@LiterRohde Your pick is on it‘s way to UK @kaysworld1 It should arrive by Christmas. #TeamHellboundHeart

kaysworld1 What's coming my way? I still haven't gotten your book.... It's ok it's a waiting game. 8mo
BookishTrish @kaysworld1 The second #TeamHellboundHeart book. I‘m told it should arrive for Christmas. ❤️ 8mo
kaysworld1 @BookishTrish Haven't even go the first one yet hahaha this is crazy 🎃🤷 8mo
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BookishTrish
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This was @LiterRohde pick for #TeamHellboundheart and it did not disappoint. I preferred reading about Dan and Abe to the middle section - which dragged a tad too long - but I‘d certainly read more by Langan.

CouronneDhiver Pretty! 8mo
EyesOnly34 Yeah the middle did drag a bit. Totally agree. 5mo
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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This book takes its sweet time setting up Abe and Dan, two men grappling with grief, before things get dark and weird.

This was a 3 out of 5 for me. I never shook the feeling that there was something pacing- or plot-wise that I needed and wasn‘t getting, but it was still a solid horror novel.

For the record I am down for more by Langan. The more fantastical elements were great and I‘d love him to go full-on fantasy.

Decent audio narration.

Moray_Reads Sounds interesting! 8mo
EyesOnly34 That cover is amazing too. 5mo
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BookishTrish
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I‘m loving the story within a story #TeamHellboundHeart

vivastory I loved this one 8mo
Balibee146 Stacked 👍 8mo
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AMVP
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#riotgrams #day15 - Books More People Need to Read

If the disparity between the small publisher and the big-name blurb provider is any indication, Langan seems destined to be one of those genre authors more respected than renowned. Which is a shame, given that this story can easily be stacked up against the likes of classic King (an unavoidable comparison). At it's core, it's a story about the horror inherent to the telling of stories themselves.

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BookishTrish
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It‘s arrived! 🎉🌊 🎣 💀 #HGPBC #TeamHellboundheart Thank you for the pen @LiterRohde

LiterRohde 👍 Hope you like the book! 9mo
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AMVP
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#riotgrams #day1 - #currentread

Couldn't think of a better way to kick off #october than with this recently procured horror novel. First chapter makes it seem much more intimate than I was expecting, though I'm anticipating things take a turn at some point.

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AMVP
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Found this long sought #tbr at a used bookstore in Asheville this past weekend. Beautiful cover art that extends around to the back. Look forward to starting it soon.

vivastory I really liked this one 9mo
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LiterRohde
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kaysworld1 I've seen that book recently it looks good. 10mo
LiterRohde @kaysworld1 I hope so, because that‘s the book I‘ll be sending around. 🤞 10mo
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vivastory This is a great book. 10mo
thereadingowlvina Awesome! 👍 10mo
BookishTrish Great pick! ❤️❤️❤️ 10mo
Reggie I loved this book. His House of Windows is pretty awesome, too. 10mo
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Booklover2
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This some serious #darkfolklore #darkfiction! Excellent atmospheric read for those who like to explore new worlds within worlds.

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MaddestMax
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I really really enjoyed this book. The telling is similar to his first book, "House of Windows", but it's far more gripping. It's a story and it's told brilliantly, like a story should be. You can imagine sitting in a booth in a dark bar and listening to an old man spin his tale. I'm a sucker for all things Lovecraftian and this is full of it. Spooky, dark and very enjoyable.

meghan2714 I wanna read this one bad!!!!!!! 10mo
MaddestMax Totally do it. So much fun! 😀 10mo
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MaddestMax
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Starting this bad boy tonight. 🎣

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Jolynne
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Sometimes I get an audiobook to share with my husband when we are going to be in a car for an extended period of time. I try to find something he will like, he did like this a bit more than I did.

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Courtneynobody
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“Dead people standing up and walking around, black magic, monsters: it was the stuff of a scary movie, a fishing yarn gone feral.”

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respekt1111
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Fishing is life! Literally! Surprising commonalities between a mythic horror novel and a bleak dystopia. Read on!

https://respekt1111.com/2018/01/13/fish-to-live-the-fisherman-and-the-dog-stars/

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respekt1111
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How about this? I've been listening to The Fisherman on audiobook and I just started Audrey's Door yesterday for a buddy read only to realize the authors have the same last name. Mind. Blown.

Bookzombie Wow! Also, I really liked Audrey‘s Door when I read it. 2y
respekt1111 @Bookzombie I like it so far. Great writing. 2y
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Reggie
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This was my first Halloween book and despite my blurb, it rocked. Starting out as a tale of how fishing saves these two men, Abe and Dan, from the grief of their deceased wives it quickly turns into this very creepy story of how this obscure spot one of the men wants to tryout is cursed. And cursed is putting it mildly. There are things in here that are fresh and disturbing, and at no time did I see coming. Totally worth an October read.

TrishB Great review👍 2y
Reggie Thanks @TrishB!!! 2y
vivastory I loved this one 2y
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Suet624 Ooohhh.. sounds interesting. 2y
Reggie @vivastory @Suet624 it was pretty good. 2y
Suet624 I love the cover too. 2y
rohit-sawant Awesome review! Hope to read this one soon. 2y
Reggie @rohit-sawant I hope you do because I think it‘s up your alley. What starts as a fishing trip ends up taking a small Narnia door into something not expected. It‘s pretty awesome. 2y
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Reggie
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So the MC, Abe, is telling this story in flashback, and the Howard extravaganza is this chunk of the book that explains the curse of this fishing spot. So this story is told by Abe by way of Howard by way of this minister by way of a member of his congregation named Lottie by way of, at times, her Dad, Rainer, at times, her husband Jacob, at times by way of her dad‘s academic colleague. This would have been better in 3rd person omniscient. 👇🏼

Reggie Don‘t get me wrong, I‘m enjoying this book. I‘m just being petty. Down that long line of storytellers, someone smirks. And I can‘t help but think that of all the things that make it through that long line of storytellers is someone smirks?! And then Abe‘s voice will come over and throw in his 2 cents and I‘m like,”Oh yeah, he‘s still telling the story by way of Howard, the minister, Lottie, Rainer, Jacob, the academic colleague.” It‘s just me. (edited) 2y
Reggie Feeling story‘d out. 2y
batsy "story'd out" I might have to borrow that phrase for some books ? 2y
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sprainedbrain I love your assessments! 2y
ReadingRover 😂This one is on my list. I hope I don‘t get too story‘d out because I‘m much less patient these days than I used to be! 😩 My sister calls me Larry David because I‘m always in stupid situations where she knows I‘m throwing up my hands in frustration!!! 🤷🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️ 2y
Reggie @batsy It‘s all yours, lol. @sprainedbrain Thanks. He pushed me over the edge when he had the main character say what I was thinking. @ReadingRover I just finished it, and despite my feelings about how he told it, the story itself is definitely Halloween worthy. And I love Larry David!!!! 2y
ReadingRover @Reggie Awesome! I‘m sure I‘ll get to it in the next few months. My TBR never ends!!! 2y
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RealBooks4ever
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Two #BestBuds widowers, who share a love of fishing, hear rumors of "the Creek" and head out to see if the rumors are true. #JubilantJuly

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planetshannon
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My progress after Day 1 of #readorama ...it feels very exciting to start three new books all in the same day. #readathon

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planetshannon
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I'm so excited that #readorama starts today! Here are a few of my #TBR picks. I can't wait to dive into The Fisherman, I've been soon looking forward to it.

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Guildedearlobe
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Took one of my guys to a special needs fishing tournament this past weekend. We both caught fish. Then I learned The Fisherman won the Bram Stoker Award and since it was one of the nominees I hadn't read I decided to give it a listen.

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theandydavidson
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"All at once, it was the most important thing in the world for Dan to come fishing with me. I can't say exactly why that should have been." -- the exact moment this novel hooked me.

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NerdyRev
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Mehso-so

First the fun-this takes place right near where I live, Lutherans are part of the story and one of the main characters has the same name as one of my members. It is also a kind of silly fun scary story. Not the bad- this felt like a short story interrupted by a second tangential short story. Part 1-laid groundwork and intro'ed two main, Pt 2-3/4th of book and all backstory to the river, Pt 3-back to main with 50pgs closing the first story. Ok read

NerdyRev I read this on a train and it was a perfect train book. Not too deep and kind of silly, scary, distraction fun. 2y
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vivastory
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I can do no better than the following blurb by Paul Tremblay "John Langan's The Fisherman is literary horror at its sharpest & most imaginative. It's at turns a quiet & powerfully melancholy story about loss & grief; the impossibility of going on in the same manner as you had before. It's also a rollicking, kick-ass, white-knuckle charge into the winding, wild, raging river of redemption. Illusory, frightening & deeply moving. ?

vivastory The Fisherman is a modern horror epic. And it's simply a must read. 2y
LeahBergen Oooo! Stacked. 2y
Faibka Great review, Stacked! 📚📚📚 2y
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vivastory
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Only 34 pages in but already loving this

Suet624 That cover!!! 2y
saresmoore Ooh, sounds mysterious. 2y
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Liberty
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Afternoon reading. 📚🤘🏻🖤

AnnieReads Very pretty cover! 2y
hyacinth @AnnieReads Seconded. Added for the cover eye candy tbh. 😁 2y
anwade88 Wow the cover! 2y
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vivastory This ended up on a few horror best of 2016 lists. It looks interesting. 2y
Joybishoptx I started this and never finished. Not because of the book. I need to go back to it. 2y
RealBooks4ever Looks spooky! 🦇 2y
AMVP This one's been on my Amazon wish list for a while. 2y
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ohyeahthatgirl
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I forgot my book so this is gonna be a loong bus ride. Here's a picture of my cat to make us all feel better.

BooksForYears What a sweet face! 2y
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Suzze
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I was surprised by. UPS delivery at 7:25 pm. Book mail! Has anyone read this? (That's Tink's mouse on the floor)

MrBook Ooh! Love this cover! Added 😎👍🏻. 3y
GoldenGirl I have not but it sounds fantastic! 3y
BookBabe Ditto on what @MrBook said! 😁👍🏻 3y
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Pamtherunner
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brendanmleonard I have been eyeing the Lanagan! 3y
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Pamtherunner
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Four out of six of my Amazon books I ordered came in. The other two were from third party sellers... Cannot wait to read each of these!!!

MrBook Nice choices! 3y
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