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Survivor Song
Survivor Song | Paul Tremblay
A riveting novel of suspense and terror from the Bram Stoker award-winning author of The Cabin at the End of the World and A Head Full of Ghosts. In a matter of weeks, Massachusetts has been overrun by an insidious rabies-like virus that is spread by saliva. But unlike rabies, the disease has a terrifyingly short incubation period of an hour or less. Those infected quickly lose their minds and are driven to bite and infect as many others as they can before they inevitably succumb. Hospitals are inundated with the sick and dying, and hysteria has taken hold. To try to limit its spread, the commonwealth is under quarantine and curfew. But society is breaking down and the government's emergency protocols are faltering. Dr. Ramola "Rams" Sherman, a soft-spoken pediatrician in her mid-thirties, receives a frantic phone call from Natalie, a friend who is eight months pregnant. Natalie's husband has been killed--viciously attacked by an infected neighbor--and in a failed attempt to save him, Natalie, too, was bitten. Natalie's only chance of survival is to get to a hospital as quickly as possible to receive a rabies vaccine. The clock is ticking for her and for her unborn child. Natalie's fight for life becomes a desperate odyssey as she and Rams make their way through a hostile landscape filled with dangers beyond their worst nightmares--terrifying, strange, and sometimes deadly challenges that push them to the brink. Paul Tremblay once again demonstrates his mastery in this chilling and all-too-plausible novel that will leave readers racing through the pages . . . and shake them to their core.
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Lexeegee
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I had really high hopes for this book but it just didn't do it for me. How many things can go wrong?? It seemed to drag on forever. Rams got on my last nerve, way too much angst. The best story line was Josh and Luis, they actually added a little interest to the story, By the end I was hoping they would get bitten and just get it over with.

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rsteve388
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This is Box 1 of 3. I'll.open the other two when I wake up again.

#hHS Thank you so much @CindyMyLifeIsLit

wanderinglynn Fantastic! 🧡🎃 3mo
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Traci1
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Mehso-so

Meh. I liked the idea of a fast acting rabies virus causing a zombie-like dystopia. But the story itself never went anywhere. By the end I didn't care if the characters got eaten or not.

#scarathlon #teamhendrix
@StayCurious
15+1+(5h×10×11r)=566

#screamathon @4thhouseontheleft #spookoweenreadathon @TheSpineView #wickedathon #littenlisten @aperfectmjk
#anywayyoureadathon @kimmypete1 @Eggbeater @MidnightBookGirl #somethingwickedfall #frightfall

Traci1 #itsbritneywitch (dystopia) #fallintoreading (stand alone) #readlikehellathon (multiple pov) #thewitchinghour (thriller) 4mo
Eggbeater Nice job! 4mo
kimmypete1 Bummer! I'm always sad when a book doesn't deliver. 4mo
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BookDragonNotWorm
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This book worms its way under your skin. A rabies-like virus is spreading. Those who get infected quickly turn, becoming violent a la zombie style. The virus spreads by saliva, so when a pregnant woman is bitten, there's a chance her baby will be ok - if someone helps her deliver in time. What ensues is a race against the clock filled with terror, suspense, & yes, a bit of gore. TW: animals die. Usually a hard pass for me, but I survived it.

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bookishprofessor
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When you encounter wide blank spaces and pages, fear not, they are purposeful. Okay, maybe fear a little...

Addison_Reads I really enjoyed this one. I hope you do too. 8mo
Reggie Ughh this one had me 😭. So good! Hope you like it! 8mo
bookishprofessor @Addison_Reads It was good, but I liked A Head Full of Ghosts better. Maybe I‘ve watched too much Walking Dead?! A lot of this book reminded me of the lead up to Maggie‘s c-section in that story (only this book was much more realistic about what would happened). 8mo
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bookishprofessor @Reggie I so, so badly wanted Ramola to find a way to save the day, but I also know there‘s a much bigger impact with how things played out in the book. I liked that the other main character (Natalie) had my name! :) 8mo
Reggie ☺️- yeah, it‘s almost been a year but I still remember that sentence describing how the daughter doesn‘t understand that blip of anger she feels, the one that quickly goes away when she listens to the tapes of her mother near the end. 8mo
bookishprofessor @Reggie I did like the update at the end! I wish we could‘ve gotten even more—was Ramola upset about going back to the place where she promised she wouldn‘t ever return permanently? We only get a brief glimpse of her at the table with her parents and Ramola seems tired/ worn down. It‘s a good look at the sacrifices we make for those we love. I‘m so glad Lily gets to hear her mom on the recordings! 8mo
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Abulkley
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My new book sized reading buddy 🥰

MySharonaK Awww 😍 9mo
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Andrea4
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Picked it up Feb 2 and done. So 3 days, maybe I liked it? 😂 Guys, I LOVED it!!!! I felt I needed to read at the pace of the book which really takes place only over a few hours. Knowing some other Tremblay works I was ready for this to go in a myriad of ways but the way it went was perfect.
I loved the interlude 😭
It may hit close to home right now for some, but TBR it for a future time post pandemic.

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Andrea4
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Anyone else read this in the past year? Anyone feel like the beginning of it seemed a little familiar? New virus, quarantine, curfew, PPE, a giant need for all frontline staff, anxiety inducing trips to the grocery store where people are acting ridiculous???
Well, at least it ain't this bad, folks!

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linlaz
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"Happiness held no nuance or compromise, did not allow for examination, did not allow the hopeful, hungry will that fills the vacuum of failure and what might've-beens, nor did it allow for the sweetness of surprise. Happiness was as rigid in its demands to adherence as a calendar shouting about compulsory date nights. Happiness was for dogs, lovely creatures though they were."

Michael_Gee Yes! I just read this line and opened Litsy to see if anyone else posted it. 10mo
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linlaz
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I'm a few chapters in. I keep asking myself "Why? Why am I doing this to myself?" But I cannot stop reading because this book is GOOD and it grabbed me right from page 1. I do need to stop reading it at bedtime though.

Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 11mo
linlaz Thank you! And me as well! 11mo
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 #litsywelcomewagon 11mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🥳🌹🥳 11mo
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Addison_Reads
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My favorite Tremblay read, and I've read all he has written so far. 💚

Although the pandemic part of this book felt a little too close to home with the talks of PPE supplies running low and hospitals being overcrowded, it was still an excellent read.

Tremblay creates a terrifying story told from the perspective of a pregnant woman and her best friend as they fight to survive. I was fully invested and quickly turning pages from beginning to end.

Reggie Totally agree, when he shows the texts between hospital staff workers I thought that‘s probably closer to the truth than we‘d like to think. And that was back in July. 14mo
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JenniferEgnor
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It is not hard to see the obvious similarities with this story and current events. Well played, Mr. Tremblay. This is such a sad story and feels very real.

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JenniferEgnor
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‘Do you become a rose tree, and I the rose upon it?‘ When the terrible men arrived they found only a rose tree and one rose on it.

•there is something so haunting about this question...

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GardenJess
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Mehso-so

It was good - not earth shattering but good. A good fast read that felt a little prescient at times given that it was published pre COvid. Love the two boys at the end.

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GardenJess
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Finally found this book again. Also in the course of the weekend I picked the last of the summer garden before our hard freeze last night. Will put all the peppers in the freezer tonight and now to watch over my fall garden. Did you grow anything this fall/winter?

Megabooks Those look fantastic! 1y
GardenJess @Megabooks Thanks! It was such a good pepper and tomato year for me. 1y
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GardenJess
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So I started Survivor Song the other day and it‘s GOOOOOD. And now I can‘t find it. Waaaaahhhh. Did my toddler run amuck or did I just misplace it?

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Chelsea.Poole
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Mehso-so

Perhaps this was a case of 'right book, wrong reader' because I just didn't love this as much as most did. I get that it was timely (an outbreak of rabies in the book, but still similar to some things we are going through with Covid) but it was just a bit underwhelming for me. Storyline was good, characters not bad. Just kinda so-so 🙃

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PirateJenny
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Reading a book about an epidemic during a pandemic--that's how I roll. And I will devour anything by Tremblay. The disease in question here is a rabies variant and it's scary, but I love this. And yes, there are times you want to smack everybody involved but also times you understand why. Gore involved to some degree but telegraphed.

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GardenJess
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Oh man this one has already grabbed me - here goes. #bookspinbingo

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DavidDiamond
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Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! I can‘t believe I won!
3 signed books by one of my favorite authors, @PTremblay plus a cool enamel pin!
So grateful and so excited!
A Happy Halloween indeed! Thank you!!
#acabininthewoods #survivorsong #growingthings #survivorsongcontest #humblebrag

Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage That‘s fabulous! 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Congrats!!!👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 1y
LeahBergen Nice! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
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WhatWouldJaneDo
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Oh. My. God. At times eerily timely (hospital workers' improvised PPE and N95 rationing, anyone?), the novel follows a pregnant woman named Natalie who has been exposed to a super rabies outbreak. Taking place over a period of just a few hours, the first third felt a little slow and then it took off like a rocket. All caps spoilers in the comments because I have so many feelings after that, and it's gonna be an epic book hangover.

WhatWouldJaneDo JOSH AND LUIS my heart!!! Their ending just about broke me. I do wonder how that worked for anyone who hadn't read Disappearance At Devil's Rock. And thank goodness the epilogue gave some resolution and catharsis or my kindle might have gotten thrown. 1y
BiblioLitten I am reading this currently, and you are right. the initial pages are slow. But it‘s building up beautifully. Good review! 😊 1y
WhatWouldJaneDo @BiblioLitten thank you! I'd love to hear your thoughts when you finish! 1y
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shadowspeak17
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Nothing in this book really surprised me, but I still enjoyed it and flew through it in two sittings.

#catsoflitsy #Phoenix

ozma.of.oz What a gorgeous face! 😍 1y
daisyheadmaesie It seems like a straight-forward thriller. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! 1y
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Twainy
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🎧 Just what I needed! You can count on this author for just the right amount of SCARE! Rabiespocolypse hits when you‘re 8 months pregnant. An infected man kills your hubby and bites you before you plunge the knife into his back. You head straight for your pediatrician girl friend from college and the race to save your baby takes off from there. I loved to hate Nats!!! 😆 Great Spooktober read! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/3

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Godpants
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August Round Up 3: how did I finish this many books this month! I‘m a huge Tremblay fan so it‘s probably no surprise that that was my favourite but I also loved The Silent Wife.

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sprainedbrain
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Just as good as expected after reading glowing reviews by trusted Litsy folk.

Mid-pandemic seemed like the perfect time to read about an outbreak of a super-scary rabies-like virus among animals and humans. The horror and dread are on point, but this is really a story about friendship and taking care of each other in trying times. The writing is solid, and I‘m always so pleased when a male author writes believable female characters.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

Bianca You had me at believable female characters. 🤣 Added to my tbr. 1y
sprainedbrain @Bianca that‘s a big deal to me! 😂 1y
Reggie Right? This one was up there with the female friendships like My Best Friend‘s Exorcism with Gretchen and Abby. 1y
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Godpants
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Paul Tremblay is one of my favorite writers and reading 3 pandemic stories back to back was super draining but I still really loved this. IMHO the last chapter could‘ve been cut, but otherwise, THE END! Ahhhhhh! So tense!

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Reagan
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I‘m organizing my books, right? So I tidied up my bedside table (book holder) and put all my library books on it and all of my currently being read books. Then I got a Book Outlet order I placed. Then I started reading this book instead of finishing ANY of the ones I am already reading.
Anyways, I love it.

Sparklemn Some days I spend more time organizing my books - online and on my shelves - than I spend reading them. And it makes me happy. 💙 1y
Reggie Oh, I loved this book. 1y
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Godpants
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So every horror novel is about epidemics this year. Cool. Coolcoolcoolcoolcool. 😎

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SiriuslyWeasley
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Penguin sleeping by my side, Paul Tremblay's latest in hand...Sunday night is looking mighty fine. 🐧📚🌙

literacassandrature Bed and a book and the cat. What could be better? 1y
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rohit-sawant
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Freshly infected by a hyper virulent strain of rabies, Nats reaches out to her doctor friend, Rams, & they set out on a quest to seek help. Survivor Song sinks its hooks into you very fast, setting up an unrelenting tone, & just carries you away. Aspects of it read like a docu-drama at times, mirroring the current global crisis. The bond between the protagonists is the book‘s heartbeat. Intense, harrowing, terrifying, & tender. ⬇️

rohit-sawant I went into this cold on purpose & it was the emotional equivalent of walking into a boxing ring blindfolded. 1y
rohit-sawant As for cameos from a duo of characters, this image captures my feelings:
https://bit.ly/2PRMsXI
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rohit-sawant Having recently watched S2 of The Umbrella Academy, I couldn't help but picture Ritu Arya as Rams. 1y
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TrishB It was a good read 👍🏻 1y
rohit-sawant @TrishB @vivastory @Reggie Just read all your awesome reviews of SS! I quickly scrolled past your posts earlier since I wanted to dive into the book with zero idea of what to expect. 1y
Reggie Because I‘m old, my frame of reference for Rams was Parminder Nagra or the girl who play Ria in Monsoon Wedding, Shefali Shah. But I think they‘re older now. Lol. And yes to the cartoon. He really exacts an emotional toll. Especially when the girl listens to the audio in the end, feeling something akin to anger that she knows she shouldn‘t feel. The unfairness of it all. 😭 nice review. 1y
rohit-sawant @Reggie Thanks! And man, that scene where she plays it back really hit me too. 1y
vivastory @rohit-sawant @reggie Stellar review! That image. 😂 😭 Although I still feel like I prefer his novels with ambiguous endings I loved a novel where the emphasis is on friendships. It's so rare & refreshing! 1y
rohit-sawant @vivastory Thanks! And couldn't agree more! His ambiguous endings are in a league of their own, but this book and its focus on friendship was indeed refreshing. 1y
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Hestapleton
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Which audiobook should I start on my road trip this weekend? Hubby and I are taking the motorcycle on a tip to southern IL and I love listening to something while we go. Any favorites?

Eggs The Gown 1y
VeganCleopatra It's not too loud to hear? Or do you have to really crank the volume? My ears hurt at the thought. 1y
Megabooks You Are Not Alone is fairly fast-paced if you‘re after that. 1y
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Hestapleton @VeganCleopatra I crank it a little bit, but it‘s honestly not too bad with headphones! I stop hearing the motorcycle after awhile. 1y
VeganCleopatra Seriously? That sounds like a superpower as even my neighbors' motorcycles drive me insane and I'm not even near it. 1y
Hestapleton @VeganCleopatra hahaha well my helmet covers my ears and I use headphones, so that helps direct the noise a bit. But yeah, we spent five hours on the bike yesterday, and after that long, you get used it. Motorcycles going through residential areas are always louder because they‘re slowing down/starting and stopping a lot. Lots of engine revvving. 1y
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rohit-sawant
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Excited to finally dive into this.

Reggie I‘m so excited for you and to hear what you think about it! 1y
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amywithbooks
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Paul Tremblay went and ripped my heart out again. He does such a phenomenal job of combining dark, at times terrifying storylines with an emotional twist and characters you will fall in love with. This book was no different. I blew through it in two sittings and the last 30 pages were so tense and gripping and emotional. 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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abookishbutterfly
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I think Paul Tremblay is an excellent writer, which is a happy new discovery for me, having never read his work before. For some, this might be an anxiety inducing read, given our current climate, but the parts that resonate with readers certainly add to the power of the story. It‘s worth picking up if your heart is ready for it.

Full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3417372184

Godpants He‘s one of my favorite authors right now. I hope you get a chance to go back and read some of his back list. 1y
abookishbutterfly @Godpants I plan to! Head Full of Ghosts is next on my list. It sounds incredibly intriguing. Do you have a favorite by him? 1y
BennettBookworm Is that fabric that‘s behind the book? So pretty!! 1y
abookishbutterfly @BennettBookworm It‘s scrapbook paper! 1y
Godpants @Butterflyamore I think he‘s pretty divisive, but I loved Head Full of Ghosts and The Cabin at the End of the World. 1y
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abookishbutterfly
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Now what I do? Take a nap or something? 😉😂

Birdsong28 Congratulations 🎊 🎉 📚 📖 1y
Sweetkokoro Congratulations 🎉 1y
BookwormAHN Congratulations 👏🏻 1y
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ozma.of.oz Congrats! 🎉🎊 I think we all deserve a nap! 😂 1y
JessClark78 Congratulations! 🎊📚🎉 1y
wanderinglynn Congrats 🎉 1y
abookishbutterfly @ozma.of.oz Right? Thanks! 1y
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amywithbooks
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Nothing like starting a book about a pandemic during a pandemic!

vivastory It's a good one! 1y
amywithbooks @vivastory I love Paul Tremblay! I am preparing to be emotionally wrecked by this because thats what he does 😂 1y
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vivastory
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In his story “Notes from the Dog Walker“ from last year's “Growing Things“ Tremblay was signaling a departure from his prior novels as his ambiguous endings could become something of a cliche. So, I was prepared for Survivor Song to be along the lines of thriller/horror. It def. falls into that category, but as others have noted with the current pandemic much of it reads like nonfiction. There's a sense of realism to the action that happens in👇

vivastory (cont) the book as a whole, yet underpinning it are occasional flashes of existential dread (“The sight of this sick, wounded, undeterred animal fills her with near-incapacitating dread and awe; an emotional-level recognition, or reconciliation, that the gears of the universewill always grind its adherents-apostles and apostates alike-in its teeth“) or arresting metaphors (“The man pushes the door fully open and presses Paul (cont.) 2y
vivastory (cont.) against the wall. He doesn't stop pushing. The man almost fully eclipses the white door. He is the dark side of the moon.“) Really though, this is a tale of friendship & how far one would go in times of crisis for our friends. I teared up a few times reading of Natalie & Rams,but also catching up with Josh & Luis from Tremblay's prior book Disappearance at Devil's Rock A wear-your-damn-mask pick! 2y
KVanRead 👏👏👏#AWearYourDamnMaskPick needs to be my new favorite hashtag 😂 2y
Reggie Everything in here with the hospitals as Florida is going through it‘s Corona nightmare felt so real. Great review! 2y
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Reggie Awww Rams! 2y
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Kappadeemom
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Not sure when Tremblay started writing this book, but it sure is creepily timely. A virus strikes the US and people go crazy. Can a zombie give birth to an uninfected baby? If you wanna know the answer, then read this book.

BarbaraTheBibliophage I keep hearing about this one! 2y
Reggie It is sooooo crazy to think how close he gets to getting everything right about how our society fails. 2y
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DeeLew
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Probably not the best thing to read during a pandemic but this is one of those hard to put down books.

TrishB I‘ve just read and enjoyed 👍🏻 2y
AmyG I just got this. Got to get my nerve up to read it. 🤣 2y
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TrishB
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A good all action read. I wouldn‘t class this as horror, more a gory thriller. Not even dystopian in the current climate either. Some heart felt friendship moments too.
Thanks @Reggie a good afternoons read 😘

Reggie That‘s what was kinda interesting, it was all science based. I‘m glad you liked it TrishB! 😊 2y
Selena85 Added to my list. I read his 'A Head Full of Ghosts' and really liked it. Have you read anything else by him? 2y
TrishB @Selena85 I‘ve read all his novels (not short stories) and enjoyed them 👍🏻 2y
TrishB @Reggie I did Reggie 👍🏻 we all need to listen to the science 😁 2y
Caroline2 Sounds great. I loved a head full of ghosts! Stacked!! 👍 2y
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TrishB
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#weeklyforecast
Started The Split yesterday and it was just a bit meh for me, woke up this morning and didn‘t want to carry on. And no ideas what to read next!
@Reggie persuaded me to pick Survivor Song so I‘m going with that, what the rest of the week will be I have no idea.

Reggie I can‘t wait to hear what you think! 2y
Cinfhen Ohhhh, going for horror 😘 2y
squirrelbrain Hope it‘s better than The Split... 2y
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Cathythoughts I hope you love it ❤️👍🏻 2y
eanderson Survivor Song is good! Hope you enjoy it! 2y
TrishB @squirrelbrain I don‘t think The Split is bad, just wasn‘t in the mood I think for woman flees ex. 2y
TrishB @Cinfhen I think it was more all action thriller really! 2y
TrishB @Cathythoughts it was a good read 👍🏻 2y
TrishB @eanderson I enjoyed it 👍🏻 2y
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Reggie
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I forget about the emotional askance of Paul Tremblay‘s stories...😭😭😭. Natalie is 9 days away from her due date when she gets bitten by an infected person while being quarantined in a northeastern U.S. city amidst an accelerated rabies infection epidemic. This story is the rest of her day. If you can do a pandemic story read this one. It is frighteningly prescient. But also, it is a novel about friendships of the deepest kind. A pandemic pick!

TrishB This looks good, stacked 👍🏻 although I don‘t know about a pandemic read at the moment! 2y
Reggie @TrishB you have to, because it mentions the Vampire Rabbit of NewCastle. Have you ever been there? You‘ll love this book. 2y
TrishB Lol 😂 my mind is boggling as to why that‘s mentioned! I‘ve been there, it‘s a few hours away and a very similar northern city to Liverpool. I‘m going to read now because I‘m struggling to pick anything this morning! 2y
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Reggie @TrishB yayyy, I‘m so excited for you!!! 2y
TrishB Will let you know how I get on 👍🏻 2y
Addison_Reads I love Tremblay. I can't wait to read this one. Great review. 2y
ValerieAndBooks You know I‘m stacking this one!! Thanks for sharing. 2y
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candc320
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I ended up enjoying this even more than I was expecting. This story is incredibly fitting given our current pandemic situation and the often stereotypical way people respond. My favorite aspect was the fact that the author showed the rampant infection, it‘s progression, and the breakdown and rebuilding of humanity through two friends on a quest for one to give birth before it‘s too late. A fast-paced and thought-provoking read! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Kappadeemom
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Reading my ARC tonight ❤️

BethM Looks so cozy! 2y
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DeeLew
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My BOTM box arrived today as well as part of my amazon order. Happy day!

TheBookStacker I never saw Survivor Song! Ugh! Didn‘t even know it was coming out! (edited) 2y
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vivastory
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Roll me in glitter and shoot me out of a confetti cannon, look at what I just bought
🎊🤘📚🙆🍾🎉

MsMelissa I‘d like to see this, actually. 😂😂 2y
sharread Oh yes 🤩💫💥💫💫👍👍👍👍👍 2y
LeahBergen Photos or it didn‘t happen. 2y
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phantomx The beginning is insanely good, so mind blowing 2y
JoScho I got lucky enough to snag this one from Overdrive today! 2y
BarbaraBB 😂😂 2y
Kalalalatja 😂 2y
saresmoore Lolz 2y
Centique 😂😂 2y
Reggie Lol. I didn‘t see this last week. I started it right now. 2y
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DavidDiamond
Survivor Song | Paul Tremblay
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It's bad enough having to live during a deadly virus outbreak, but it's even worse when you are pregnant and the birth of your child is imminent. This is where we find ourselves as we navigate the horrors of a society in collapse in the latest page-turner from Paul Tremblay. It goes without saying, but being in the midst of a real-life pandemic makes this book all the more harrowing and relatable. So enjoy! 😉

erzascarletbookgasm Sounds scary and bleak 😬. @batsy have you heard of this? I think you‘re a Paul Tremblay fan? 2y
batsy It does sound creepy! @erzascarletbookgasm I've only read one short by him which I enjoyed 2y
DavidDiamond @erzascarletbookgasm @batsy Both “Cabin at the End of the World” and “A Head Full of Ghosts” are both very good imho! 😁 2y
batsy @DavidDiamond Yes, I've heard lots of good things! Still tbr, unfortunately 😅 2y
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DavidDiamond
Survivor Song | Paul Tremblay
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‪The wait is over!
‪A book about a pandemic is the perfect escape from a pandemic!‬

Mistermandolin Sounds great. Will check this out. Thanks! I‘m a sucker for apocalyptic fiction. Any more suggestions? 2y
DavidDiamond @Mistermandolin I‘m 100 pages in and it‘s really good...and unsettling considering our current status. Other apocalyptic books that you may or may not have read: Blindness / Bird Box/ The Road/ Station Eleven/...and the “King” of them all: The Stand 2y
Mistermandolin Thanks for the recommendations! 2y
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DavidDiamond @Mistermandolin Hope you enjoy and happy reading! 2y
Mistermandolin @DavidDiamond What I find fascinating about the current pandemic is how it‘s unlike anything anywhere in apocalyptic fiction. Like many, I always assumed a pandemic would be - well - apocalyptic. Instead, it‘s been massive, world-changing...and has left the vast majority unaffected in any physical sense. Things have just carried on - albeit significantly altered. No fictional pandemic ever included the continuation of weekly food deliveries. 2y
DavidDiamond Very good point @Mistermandolin! But I will say that the setting of this book takes place as society is collapsing as opposed to one that has collapsed. Funny enough though, the opening of this book features a scene where the husband arrives home with a carload of groceries!😁 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I need to read this one, and Tremblay in general. Thanks. On the general pandemic topic, I heard Emily St. John Mandel in a virtual author event a while ago. She said when she wrote Station Eleven she never figured that 5% of the world‘s population getting sick would create such economic havoc. I‘m sure she‘s not alone. @Mistermandolin Another pandemic book suggestion is Zone One by Colson Whitehead. 2y
DavidDiamond @BarbaraTheBibliophage - Zone One! That's been on my list to read as well! Loved The Underground Railroad! And yes, if you like like horror/thrillers you should definitely give Tremblay a read! 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @DavidDiamond Zone One isn‘t as great as Railroad or The Nickel Boys. But it‘s a unique take on zombies and post-pandemic life. I do like horror, so that‘s why Tremblay‘s on my radar. 2y
DavidDiamond @BarbaraTheBibliophage - Oh yes, read The Nickel Boys as well! Yes, heard this is not as great as those, but will definitely read. As for Tremblay, “A Head Full of Ghosts“ is probably my favorite (currently being made into a movie), followed by “A Cabin at the End of the World“ (how timely)and then “Survivor Song“. But you really can't go wrong with any of them. Hope you enjoy! 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I own both of those! So now I want to jettison all my reading plans ... 🤪 2y
DavidDiamond @BarbaraTheBibliophage - then you have some scary adventures in store for you! 😁 2y
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phantomx
Survivor Song | Paul Tremblay
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Clever Tremblay, very clever...