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Perfect Days
Perfect Days: A Novel | Raphael Montes
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A twisted young medical student kidnaps the girl of his dreams and embarks on a dark and delirious road trip across Brazil in the English-language debut of Brazil's most celebrated young crime writer.   Teo Avelar is a loner. He lives with his paraplegic mother and her dog in Rio de Janeiro, he doesn't have many friends, and the only time he feels honest human emotion is in the presence of his medical school cadaver—that is, until he meets Clarice. She's almost his exact opposite: exotic, spontaneous, unafraid to speak her mind. An aspiring screenwriter, she's working on a screenplay called Perfect Days about three friends who go on a road trip across Brazil in search of romance. Teo is obsessed. He begins to stalk her, first following her to her university, then to her home, and when she ultimately rejects him, he kidnaps her and they embark upon their very own twisted odyssey across Brazil, tracing the same route outlined in her screenplay. Through it all, Teo is certain that time is all he needs to prove to Clarice that they are made for each other, that time is all he needs to make her fall in love with him. But as the journey progresses, he digs himself deeper and deeper into a pit that he can't get out of, stopping at nothing to ensure that no one gets in the way of their life together. Both tense and lurid, and brimming with suspense from the very first page, Perfect Days is a psychological thriller in the vein of Patricia Highsmith's The Talented Mr. Ripley—a chilling journey in the passenger seat with a psychopath, and the English language debut of one of Brazil's most deliciously dark young writers.
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rohit-sawant
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#HighwaytoHell had me thinking of this yet unread book about a medical student who abducts a girl he's obsessed with and takes her on a road trip. Especially intrigued by all the comparisons to SK's Misery. Looking forward to crossing it off the list soon!
#MayMovieMagic
@Cinfhen

j.rye This sounds amazing. It‘s going to the top of my tbr list. 2mo
Cinfhen I still have nightmares from @emilyhaldi review 2mo
8little_paws Omg. This book is one of the most gruesome I've ever read. I loved it but be prepared 2mo
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LeahBergen It‘s a bizarre one! 2mo
readordierachel So creepy! I really enjoyed it. 2mo
emilyhaldi LOLOL @Cinfhen I STILL have nightmares from this BOOK!!!! 😫 @8little_paws knows what I'm talking about!! 1mo
Suet624 Yikes! These reviews scare me! 1mo
gradcat The cover is scary enough...what‘s in that syringe? 💉 😱 😲 1mo
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TheFunkyBookworm
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When Teo Avelar decides he has had enough of being an #admirer from afar, he decides to kidnap Clarice and take her on an adventure through Brazil to convince her they are meant to be- clearly. ❤️
I really enjoyed this odd, twisted little book! Perfect for fans of You by Caroline Kepnes 😏
#literarylove
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds good!!! 😱💗 4mo
vkois88 Oh my goodness. That's intense lol.. the entire time I was reading your description, I thought immediately of You, then you compared them as well 😂 4mo
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suzie.reads
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An afternoon of Maggie O'Dell and the footy. You've got to love chilled out Saturdays 📚⚽️🎄

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TracyReadsBooks
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1. It‘s the last weekend before kids head back to school so lots of fun planned—pool day at in-laws, BBQ with friends, lazy family time & loads of reading
2. Great weather & a good time hanging with kids
3. Chicago. Favorite city I‘ve visited recently would have to be Montreal
4. Just read a book in which kids befriend a sloth so I‘ll follow their lead
5. Sunny and 83

#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

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TorieStorieS
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This is a definite #BlameItOnLitsy read for me! It‘s my #Brazil pick for #ReadAroundTheWorld - and I first discovered this dark, dark book on here! You warned me... but I still didn‘t expect this!! Definitely a book that‘s going to linger.... though dedicated to the author‘s mother, I‘m not sure this was the love story she was looking for... Yikes!!!

Reggie Omg the part where he severs her spine, made me squirm so much when I read that part. 10mo
TorieStorieS @Reggie I know!!! I gasped out loud!!! When I recapped this one for my husband he told me that this book has surely desensitized me for horror novels to follow.... 10mo
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vivastory
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#HeatofJuly
Day 1
🎶...Yes, you know that I have been watching you for awhile...
I'm getting closer & I'm putting together the plan...🎶
(Or, so says Google translate)
@Cinfhen @BarbaraBB
I loved this twisted tale of medical student Teo Avelar & his plan. A psychological suspense that is also a meta tribute to the tradition of literature of the obsessed & slightly unhinged. You will never look at a suitcase the same.

BarbaraBB I wanted to stack this l but I already had. Really time to read it! 12mo
vivastory @BarbaraBB it's a really unusual & memorable book. Reminded me of Fowles' "The Collector" 12mo
BarbaraBB I had to think of The Collector too when I read the blurb! And of 12mo
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vivastory @BarbaraBB I've seen the film adaptation of Felicia's Journey, but haven't read it yet. Definitely planning on doing so! 12mo
LeahBergen I have this waiting on my shelf. 👍🏻 12mo
LeahBergen @vivastory @BarbaraBB I really liked The Collector AND Felicia‘s Journey. 12mo
vivastory @LeahBergen I keep meaning to read more Fowles. The only one by him I've read is The Collector. 12mo
LeahBergen Me, too. I‘d like to buddy read 12mo
vivastory @LeahBergen That'd be a great buddy read! I'd be open for August or September. I'm doing the Brothers Karamazov buddy read in August & a Les Mis in September, but I should be able to manage another one of those months! 12mo
BarbaraBB @vivastory @LeahBergen I read that one and would love to read 12mo
BarbaraBB @LeahBergen @vivastory But I‘ll follow your thoughts on The French Lieutenant‘s Wife! 12mo
vivastory @BarbaraBB I'll tag you when I start The Magus, to see if you are interested in a buddy read. I'm hoping to get to it by the end of the year. 12mo
LeahBergen @vivastory Oh, I think I said I‘d do The Brothers Karamazov. 😆 Maybe September then? 12mo
vivastory @LeahBergen Yeah, I have the feeling that Brothers Karamazov might be a bit more of a struggle than Crime & Punishment. 😂 September sounds good! 12mo
LeahBergen Perfect! 👌🏼 12mo
BarbaraBB @vivastory I‘d like that! 💕 12mo
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2BR02B
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"I drove all night / crept into your room / woke you from your sleep / to make love to you"

I like to think when Teo kidnapped the girl of his dreams and embarked on a cross country road trip, this creepy song about lovesick obsession was playing on the radio.

Song: "I Drove All Night" by Cyndi Lauper
Book: Perfect Days by Raphael Montes

#RoadTripGiveaway @LibrarianRyan

Bookzombie I love this even though I haven‘t read this one yet! (edited) 13mo
GripLitGrl Love this post! Great song🎶🎶💗 13mo
readordierachel This books was so good and unsettling. Great song pairing. 13mo
LibrarianRyan I for got about this song!! It's being added to my permanent collection. 12mo
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Reggie
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#Brazil #aprella This disturbing book takes place in Brazil where a young man who is fixated on a woman abducts her and transports her everywhere while alive in a suitcase. I love how the in author notes he says, Yes I know a body folded fits in a suitcase. And also he says that his mom had asked him to write a love story and this was his answer to that. Yikes!!!

SamanthaMarie So creeeeepy and intriguing. 😥🤯 1y
8little_paws This is like the best horror book I've ever read. I freaking loved it, it was disgusting 1y
Cinfhen I remember @emilyhaldi reading this one! I tried to start it but it was too disturbing 1y
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Cathythoughts Yikes is right 😱 1y
Cathythoughts I must be mad , I just stacked it .... I think I‘d like to see how far I get ! 1y
Reggie @Cathythoughts I bet you make it 3/4ths because something happens at the 3/4ths that made me squirm while I was reading it at work. You can do it!!! 1y
emilyhaldi @Cinfhen I almost had to bail a couple times so I know how you feel... @Reggie I couldn‘t believe the author notes!! I already thought he was a bit of a creep jus for writing the book (couldn‘t help it) and then when I saw that I thought, hmmmm 🙄 1y
Reviewsbylola You always post the best books. 😂😂 1y
Reviewsbylola I think, based on your comments @emilyhaldi , that @Meredith3 would really go for this. 1y
BarbaraBB Stacked 😱😉 1y
LauraBeth @MicheleinPhilly your next read! 😂 1y
readordierachel Yes! The author's note made me LOL. 1y
MicheleinPhilly @LauraBeth What are you trying to say, Laura???? 1y
DebinHawaii I think I have this one loaded on my Kindle! 😱😆 1y
LauraBeth @MicheleinPhilly I‘m saying your wheelhouse may include: disturbing”, “fixated”, “abducts” and “transports her while still alive in a suitcase”! 😂 1y
Ms_T 😱 1y
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emilyhaldi
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Of you wanna read about a creepy stalker psychopath with no hold on reality - get yourself ahold of this book! Teo is a twisted student who becomes obsessed with Clarice, and he will do whatever is needed to make her his. There were parts of this book that disgusted me to the point where I almost had to quit... But it sure is an interesting ride!
#ifyouleavemecanicometoo
#marchintooz

Cinfhen I tried this one awhile back, but it was strange and I wasn‘t in the right mood...maybe another time🤷‍♀️ 1y
readordierachel So twisted. I loved it 😂 1y
Reviewsbylola I haven‘t seen this on around much. 1y
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readordierachel
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Creepy af. You will never look at a suitcase the same way again.

#toomanycreeps #fiercefeb
@batsy @Cinfhen

batsy Oh, interesting! Definitely already on my list :) 1y
Reggie In the back, did you read where his mother asked him to write a romance and this was it. Lololol what‘s crazy guy. 1y
readordierachel @Reggie Hahaha! Wow. No, I somehow missed or forgot that. I did see where he said he tested putting his girlfriend in a suitcase to make sure it was plausible. 1y
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SassyPants617
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I was given this as a gift just because from my amazing friend. Completely out of nowhere, and definitely made my day. And brought me to tears. I‘m so thankful and grateful for my friends.

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magicalreads
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Mehso-so

First book done for the #24in48 readathon! It was an interesting read. Definitely messed up at times but it kept me guessing. I did find that there were a few dull moments in the middle, but it was enjoyable nonetheless 👍

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magicalreads
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Picking this book as my first read for the #24in48 readathon!

swishandflick Super duper creepy but really good! 1y
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emilyhaldi
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This book about a road trip gone wrong has me thinking about #cars this morning. I was disturbed enough by this story that I considered bailing halfway through but powered on. Creepy!
#nuyear

gibblr I want to read this one and couldn't find it at Barnes & Noble the other day 😩 1y
Jess7 Love this cover! 1y
TommieMarie74 This one has been@on my tbr for a while but I keep reading/buying other books instead of it. 1y
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TrishB I have stacked this one - sounds interesting and very creepy! 1y
Cinfhen I bailed on this one early last year🙈 1y
Mdargusch I love that cover. 1y
readordierachel Super creepy. I liked it though. 1y
JSW This book is sick as f&@%. I threw it across the room a few times. 1y
emilyhaldi @JSW hilarious, I felt the same 😂 I couldn‘t help but make judgements about the author 😝 1y
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liz_lemon
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I outwardly reacted to this book so many times. I'm still having trouble accepting that I'm finished! Definitely recommend :).

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emilyhaldi
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I scored another bingo today in finishing Perfect Days. ✔️What a book. While I was entirely and thoroughly creeped out while reading I also couldn't put it down. So very confused as to how to rate this one 🤔

Reggie Did you read the author notes where he says HE KNOWS a body will fit in the suitcase and then I laughed when he said this book was the answer to when his mom asked him if he could write a love story. Lolol 2y
Reviewsbylola You‘re killin it!! I haven‘t heard of this one but @Reggie‘s comment reminds me of the lengthy discussion with @HotdogZanzabaar a few years ago where he was telling us the perfect way to commit a murder involves the use of a wood chipper. 🤣🤣🤣 2y
Reggie @Reviewsbylola You should read it. And sometimes I think it‘d be cool if based on one of our threads someone wrote like a cool little mystery, that ends with something like: He had disposed of the bodies by using a wood chipper, after he had read a comment someone had posted about it on a book app called Litsy. Just to throw my 2 cents in, my friend says just to use a bunch of lye and leave the body in it and there‘d be no trace left. 2y
Reviewsbylola 🤣🤣🤣 omg. Who knew reading could turn so sinister. 🤣🤣🤣🤣 @Reggie 2y
emilyhaldi LOL @Reggie I did not know those two things but even before knowing the I have to admit I was judging the author based on his story and wondering if he might be some kind of psychopath 😬 And yes, lye seems like a good option to me- isn‘t that what the drug cartel does? I trust their methods the most 😂 @Reviewsbylola perhaps you should ask @HotdogZanzabaar what he thinks about that vs wood chipper? 2y
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Jadams1776
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I just finished this book and I'm angry. How could it end like that??? Teo is a med student whose only friend is his anatomy lab corpse. He is a certifiable psychopath and becomes infatuated with Clarice, a free spirit he meets at a barbecue. In an effort to win her heart, he kidnaps her and takes her on a road trip. Trigger warnings for animal murder, kidnapping, physical abuse, rape, etc. Teo is a monster. I'm honestly disturbed by this book.

ReadingSusan Yikes 😱 2y
DGRachel Thanks for the warning. Unstacking now. 2y
Jadams1776 @DGRachel I thought I would like it -- I mean the blurb on the back really sugarcoats it. I almost bailed with 100 pages left, but I finished it hoping for at least a little bit of justice in the end. Alas, I was disappointed. 2y
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Iamlisa22
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Pickpick

#allhalloweensreadbookexchange was so worth the wait!! I absolutely love everything you have chose!! Thank you for the wonderful perfect gifts!! and @MaleficentBookDragon for your hard work organizing! For some reason I can not Tag :/

RadicalReader @Iamlisa22 you‘ll truly enjoy Bird Box another book similar to it I suggest is 2y
Jess @Iamlisa22 I'm so glad you enjoyed the box. Happy Halloween! 2y
Joysiam Bird Box is a super read! 2y
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Sha0102
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Pickpick

Great book by a young Brazilian author. I felt lots of influence of The Collector by Fowles which is an awesome book too!! If you wanna read a Latin author in a Brazilian setting, that's your chance. #Sha2016

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LouBeth
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Pickpick

It took me a while to get into this but I'm glad I finished it. Definitely a wierd one.

Ashley_Nicoletto This is the weirdest authors note. 😭😭 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa 😱. Red flag ⛳️ 2y
vivastory A couple of months ago an Italian fashion model was kidnapped and held in a large suitcase. Thankfully she was released, but I automatically thought of this book 2y
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DeborahSmall
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After last weeks drama, my mother in law has deteriorated badly in the last day. Thankfully she came back into the hospice last week and is getting fantastic care. She's in no pain and as comfortable as can be. Possibly only a couple of days left 💕Hopefully get some reading done through the night. Title isn't a great choice but loving the book so far ( thanks @LeahBergen ) ❤️

Scurvygirl My thoughts are with you. Big hugs! 💜💜💜 2y
ValerieAndBooks Somehow I missed seeing your earlier posts! Relieved you are okay now but am so sorry about the current news regarding your mother in law. Hugs. 2y
MicheleinPhilly ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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Lizpixie Sending much love from Sydney❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
irre 💕💕 2y
PurpleyPumpkin 💜💜💜 2y
batsy Thinking of you ❤️❤️ 2y
Ms_T ❤️ 2y
TrishB Hugs ❤ thinking of you x 2y
Andrew65 Sending best thoughts. 😘 2y
Annl Sorry about your mil. Glad you are feeling better. Xo 2y
MaureenMc 😞💗💗 2y
Moray_Reads You're really going through a lot at the moment. So sorry about your mother-in-law. Stay strong and be good to yourself ❤ 2y
minkyb Wow you have quite a full plate. Sending ❣️ 2y
Jas16 Sending you love and admiring your strength 2y
cobwebmoth Hugs to you! 2y
arlenefinnigan Thinking of you all xxx 2y
DivineDiana Sending love. ❤️ 2y
RachelO Sending hugs 💜 2y
LeahBergen And I just saw this after I emailed you. Hugs. ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
rubyslippersreads I just saw this today. Sending ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
britt_brooke 💔 2y
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Brie
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#BestofSeptember #FallintoBooks
Books Finished: 20
Favorites: Perfect Days, East of Eden, Passing, Graceling, Margaret the First, Saint Mazie 📚📚📚

biblio_ginger Was perfect days your favorite of the 20? 2y
TrishB Well done 🎉🎉 2y
batsy I thought Passing was very good; it's nice to see it in your list. 2y
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PurpleyPumpkin Excellent reading month!👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 2y
booksandsympathy I just picked up the Mabinogian at a used bookstore last week. 2y
AmandaL Nice! 2y
Brie @biblio_ginger It was actually East of Eden 2y
Brie @batsy Yeah, I loved it. I want to read her other novel now too 2y
Brie @booksandsympathy I hope you enjoy it. I found it really interesting, I love mythology. 2y
Brie @twohectobooks I had a lot of time this month, and it was mostly short novels! 2y
batsy @Brie I had some issues with it but still think it's very much worth reading. Look forward to your thoughts on it. 2y
readordierachel Perfect Days was a trip. So disturbing! 2y
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LouBeth
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I can already tell that Teo is going to be one of the strangest characters of the year for me.

#stranger #awesomeautumnbooks @Jess7

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Brie
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Pickpick

A tense, disturbing thriller told from the point of view of a psychopath. And that ending! Cold, methodical medical student Teo becomes obsessed with free-spirited art student Clarice, culminating in a kidnapping and a hellish road trip as both become more and more unhinged.

swishandflick And that ending!! 😱 Gave me chills 2y
vivastory The European editions have garden gnomes on the cover 😬 Also, I will never be able to look at the complete stories of Clarice Lispector the same way 2y
bobregina Sounds really interesting! 2y
TheNextBook Yes!!!!! This book was so insane! But so damn good. 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Hello, Clarice... 2y
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Brie
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Beckys_Books So true! 2y
MaryAnn1 Such a good book! That ending though 😲 2y
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MaryAnn1
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Perfect Days is a quality story. Well defined characters and unexpected surprises. Our main character is an absolute sociopath yet relatable. Am I crazy too?😳 Will definitely recommend this quick read! 👍🏻

Kaylamburson I remember when it first came out I said the ending is kinda (emphasis on kinda) happy. Now everyone thinks I'm crazy lol. 2y
MaryAnn1 @Kaylamburson , ha ha! I know exactly what you mean. It was a crazy-happy ending. Maybe that's what my obituary will say one day. 😂 2y
Kaylamburson Hahaha I well I hope your end in nothing like Clarice and Teo's lol. @MaryAnn1 2y
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Cupofjo
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I have some mixed feeling about this book. Over all it was going pretty good until the last couple of chapters. Then it turned a little hard to believe, things fell into place a little too conveniently and seemed a bit rushed. I can't say it was as intense as YOU but there were some intense moments, that's for sure!

I did have a chuckle at the note from the author!

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Cupofjo
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Love my lazy Sundays

Mommamanzi Best days and looks like some best friends! 2y
Cupofjo @Mommamanzi yes! After the month I've had, I needed today and my pups! 2y
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Wilkobell
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I really enjoyed this, just the perfect combination of twisted imagination and beautiful writing. I was slightly disappointed with the ending, I personally wanted something different to happen, however I fully understood why the author chose to close the way he did. Well worth a read.

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readordierachel
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This was a fast-paced, well-constructed thriller. You get deep in the mind of a psychopath as he discovers his true potential. Disturbing but compulsively readable. I wasn't 100% sold on the ending, but it didn't diminish my enjoyment of the book as a whole. Also, shout out to the note from the author at the end, which made me laugh.

vivastory Did you see that the European editions have gnomes on the cover? 😬 2y
readordierachel @vivastory Is that supposed to be a nod to the dwarf hotel, you think? Or did I completely miss a plot point involving gnomes? 2y
vivastory @ReadOrDieRachel Yes, at the dwarf hotel. There were also garden gnomes outside of the hotel 2y
readordierachel @vivastory I hope some of his other books get translated. 🤞 2y
vivastory @ReadOrDieRachel Same here! I'm a bit surprised they haven't. 2y
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DeborahSmall
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@LeahBergen thank you so much for the beautiful gifts and book 💓 the journal is beautiful and a work of art. I've swapped foxy over for the beautiful owl😘. I couldn't get this owl bookjig as it was sold out on amazon US. I took your parcel to post last week and left it open; as if it's over 2kg I'd have to split it, but it was just under so sealed it up and... I'd no address on envelope and no address book 🙈 so it will be posted this Thursday

DeborahSmall @LeahBergen can't wait to try the maple syrup lollipop! 2y
TrishB Lovely ❤ 2y
Grimscythe Is that like the Canadian maple candies?! If so I'm jealous. 2y
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monkeygirlsmama Wow, such thoughtful gifts! 2y
DeborahSmall @EMJenkinson yes, can't wait to try it. I loved the maple mints I got in June....so good 2y
LeahBergen I'm glad it arrived! I still have Perfect Days waiting on my TBR. I also haven't started to use my journal like this from @drokka yet - it's so pretty that I may save it for my next big holiday (or when my current book journal is filled). 😘 2y
DeborahSmall @LeahBergen it will be a while before I use this journal, its beautiful 💓 2y
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Brie
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Free book from the library! I'm excited about this one, I actually gasped when I saw it. #bookhaul #TBR

swishandflick Great find, such a chilling book! 2y
Well-ReadNeck Sold! Just put it on hold!! 2y
readtheworld I loved this book (if you can really love something that freaks you out so much...) 2y
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Kaylamburson Completely agree with @readtheworld! I always feel weird saying I love the main character when he is such a psycho, lol. The author just does it so well! 2y
monkeygirlsmama Great cover! 2y
readordierachel Nice! I'm reading this one now. It's really good so far. Creeepy. 2y
JoeStalksBeck Oh man! That's awesome! 2y
readtheworld @Kaylamburson Yes! I get literal chills thinking about one particular moment in this book. 😱😱😱 2y
Kaylamburson I know the exact page!! @readtheworld 2y
vivastory Nice!! I love this book 2y
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readordierachel
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When your significant other says, "I've got the kid, you go do whatever you want for a couple hours."

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Ahhh so awesome 💕 2y
Megabooks Yay! You'll finish that book quickly. 2y
mrozzz 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻 2y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa They're a keeper! 👍 2y
readordierachel @Booksandcooks I made some good headway for sure! 2y
readordierachel @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Definitely a keeper! 😊 2y
kspenmoll What a gift!!!!💜 2y
batsy Magic words 💕 2y
readordierachel @kspenmoll The best! Flowers got nothing on this. 2y
readordierachel @batsy So magical 😃 2y
rachellayown The best thing ever. 2y
readordierachel @rachellayown Right? It's amazing what 2 hours by yourself can do for your outlook. 2y
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readordierachel
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Started this yesterday and 😨. I'm hooked. Only 40 pages in and things have already gone off the rails. I have a feeling this is gonna be a wild ride.

Kenziejo That's a cool cover. 2y
readordierachel @Kenziejo Isn't it? It also becomes pretty creepy in context once you get into the book. 2y
Kenziejo @ReadOrDieRachel I'll have to add this one to my forever growing TBR. 🙈 2y
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EvieBee Sounds promising! Your weekend is booked. (edited) 2y
charissharpe Sounds intriguing! 2y
readordierachel @EvieBee Yep! I plan to devote every moment I'm allowed to reading it 😃 2y
readordierachel @conversationswithcharis It is! Super creepy and engaging so far. 2y
charissharpe Hhmmm I'll add it to my enormous #tbr! 2y
vivastory Did you hear about the model recently abducted in Italy? They stuffed her inside a suitcase 2y
readordierachel @vivastory Nooooo!!! Crazy! When I was reading that in the book, I thought it sounded a little farfetched, but I guess not. Yikes. 2y
vivastory @ReadOrDieRachel Same here. It happened last week. It's pretty crazy. Also, I'm not going to be able to look at the complete stories of Clarice Lispector the same way for awhile. 2y
readordierachel @vivastory Right?? Definitely the most literary assault weapon I've ever heard of. Thankfully, I bought the kindle version, haha. 2y
vivastory @ReadOrDieRachel I'll tag you when you finish. I thought it was pretty amazing. 2y
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courtney
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This book is just as creepy as I've been lead to believe! Being in the mind of a sociopath is a scary and frustrating place to be, especially because they are able to do and justify almost anything. The story of Teo and Clarice is a demented rollercoaster that made me wish this was a movie already! That said, though, I think things get to wrap up a little too neatly for Teo which I don't think was deserved. Definitely a fantastic, eerie read!

zsuzsanna_reads Is it the blurb right, is it really like the Ripley novels? If yes, I'd love to read it ☺️ 2y
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courtney
Perfect Days: A Novel | Raphael Montes
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Just started this one yesterday! It is already as unsettling as was promised. I'm excited (and dreading) to see how this turns out!

vivastory Love this one 2y
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Megabooks
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This is the type of shocking and horrific book I never would have read before joining Litsy. Thank you to @BookishFeminist and @TheNextBook for moving this up my TBR. If you enjoyed the recent readalong of You, this book should be right up your alley. Definitely blame my new interest in psychopaths and sociopaths on Litsy. #24in48 #readathon #blameitonlitsy

8little_paws Oh DUDE this book!!!! 2y
8little_paws I freaked out at the point where he cuts her spinal cord, I almost threw my Kindle across the bus lol 2y
TheNextBook I'm so glad you liked it!!! This was so mind blogging! 2y
Megabooks @8little_paws I know!! That part is crazy! Although honesty, doing various necropsies on my pathology rotation, the medicine/killing is scary accurate!! 2y
Megabooks @TheNextBook Right?!? Definitely crazy! 2y
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courtney
Perfect Days: A Novel | Raphael Montes
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Went to the library today! I didn't make a list like I usually do which was a HUGE mistake (the Harold Washington Library is enormous and overwhelming), but I think I came away with some great books! I think I'm going to start with Perfect Days because I've heard it's terrifying and thrilling and I've been looking forward to it!

Hooked_on_books Great stack! 2y
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Megabooks
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So I tried 7 books before settling into this one (in addition to Al Franken 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻) and @BookishFeminist and @TheNextBook this sh!t is crazy!! It very much has the same vibe a You. @Tiffy_Reads @JoeStalksBeck Have you read this book?

Anyway, in my mood disorders #24in48 I'm at around 3 hours! Not bad!

TheNextBook I told you! It's a mess from the beginning!!!! 2y
BookishFeminist 😂😂😂😂 2y
Megabooks @TheNextBook Yup! Definitely a wild sociopath! 2y
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Megabooks @BookishFeminist lolololol 😉 You know, I actually say this at work? Like I'll be talking to my boss and I will say lolololol while I'm cracking up. I'm weird. 2y
BookishFeminist @Booksandcooks 😂😂 Nope, this is a completely normal thing. 2y
JoeStalksBeck I've read this. It is insane! 2y
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TheNextBook
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😳 So, um, about this book... I got nothing. I damn near finished this in one sitting. It was well written but incredibly disturbing! Montes almost did way too goid of job crafting Teo into the obsessive sociopath he undoubtedly is. This book can frustrate, disgust, disturb, upset and complete screw with your head.

But if you are in the mood for any of that then I definitely recommend this book because it was really damn good!

Cinfhen I bailed🙈 2y
TheNextBook @Cinfhen This book is disturbing as hell. Montes was almost too detailed with Teo's mindframe. 2y
Megabooks Definitely ready at some point! 2y
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This was all the rage a few months ago and I am in the mood for something different so here we go! I've heard some crazy things about this book. Now sure how ready I am for this ride...

Megabooks I picked this up from book outlet but haven't read it yet. 2y
TheNextBook @Booksandcooks I'm on the third chapter and 😳 2y
TheNextBook @BookishFeminist what the hell am I reading?!! 2y
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BookishFeminist @TheNextBook TERRIFYING STUFF I WARNED YOU 2y
JenFowler Okay, def added this to my TBR! I have not heard of this book until now. 2y
TheNextBook @BookishFeminist 😳 My face right now... 2y
TheNextBook @JenFowler I mean! Be prepared. This book is trippy as hell! I'm disturbed! 2y
MaryAnn1 Well thank you for this suggestion. I love a gritty read!! 2y
Megabooks Yikes!!! 2y
JoeStalksBeck This book is crazy! 2y
Hooked_on_books It's 😵 2y
TheNextBook @MaryAnn1 This is definitely what you are looking for them. 2y
TheNextBook @JoeStalksBeck @Hooked_on_books what the hell am I reading! What is this madness?! 2y
JSW This book is SICK AS F$@& 2y
TheNextBook @JSW 😳 and somehow I'm halfway through this... 2y
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emilyhaldi
Perfect Days: A Novel | Raphael Montes
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My #bookoutlet haul is finally here!!! So excited about so many of these 🤗 where do I even start!?

Ps. I added Lonesome Dove & The North Water last minute due to convo I saw between @Reviewsbylola and @Cinfhen so you guys are partly to blame for me irresponsible shopping 😂

AThousandLives87 #blameLitsy Good selections! Start with Lonesome Dove!!! 2y
Reviewsbylola Can't wait for you to read The North Water, The Midnight Watch, and The Fall Guy! 2y
AmyG Lonesome Dove is unforgettable. ❤️ 2y
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Anovelobsession Nice haul 👏👏👏👏👏 2y
LeahBergen Definitely Lonesome Dove or The North Water! I ordered Perfect Days in this sale, too. 👍🏼 2y
Megabooks I have four of those, but I'm too tired to name them! 🤣🤣🤣😵 2y
Cinfhen Oh wow!!! You have some awesome books there!!! I LOVED 2y
Cinfhen And north Water and 2y
Cinfhen Yikes 😱😱Lonesome Dove is a chunkster @Reviewsbylola 2y
Cinfhen I bailed on Fall Guy & Perfect Days 😝 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled North Water! 🌊👍 2y
mjdowens I think I need to do a read a long for Lonesome Dove. 2y
elkeo_TheBookDragon The graphic Lottery is amazing! 2y
ReadingEnvy North Water 😍🐋 2y
L_auren Here to rep for The Guineveres. One of my favorites of 2016 and I never see it much. Unsung hero! 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess Great picks! 2y
emilyhaldi @AThousandLives87 ambitious first suggestion! After wrapping up #gwtwreadalong next week I think I need a minor reprieve from long novels but we'll see 😂 I've heard so many good things!!! 2y
emilyhaldi @Cinfhen @Reviewsbylola I love when there's a big boom dispute! Can't wait to see what side I land on for 2y
Mdargusch I better get on the Lonesome Dove train. How did hubby like all your book mail boxes? 2y
emilyhaldi @Mdargusch yes you better! Luckily @reviewsbylola forewarned the hubs about what would be waiting at our door upon arrival and so all I got was an eye roll 😂😂 2y
Reviewsbylola Lol an eye roll 😂😂 2y
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sunshineandbooks1410
Sag kein Wort: Thriller | Raphael Montes
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Ein verstörendes Buch über einen jungen Mann der ein Mädel kennenlernt und sie entführt. Er hält alles für richtig was er mit ihr anstellt, und verliert den Bezug zur Realität...

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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
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Starting my #LitsyPartyOfOne! My house is full of stray kids (aka - my son's friends), spending the night, so Im hiding in my office to party solo.

. . . and this book is CRAZY!

Megabooks I just ordered it from book Outlet!! 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @Booksandcooks It's good! Dark and good. Im flying through it. 2y
vivastory Enjoy the book! 2y
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vivastory
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A gritty, smart, propulsive literary thriller. Medical student Teo meets a writer, Clarice, at a party. He becomes obsessed with her & after kidnapping her he sets off on a road trip through Brazil. Teo descends further into obsession & violence as the trip progresses. Montes writes a brilliant, meta story that pays homage to the tradition while blazing his own memorable path.

vivastory @rohit-sawant I think you would really like this one 2y
emilyhaldi Ooooohhh sounds creepy 2y
LeahBergen Great review. And now you can disregard my earlier question (I see you liked it!) 2y
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vivastory @LeahBergen Very much. There's a scene that to me seemed like a subtle nod to Fowles' book 2y
Kaylamburson I LOVED this book! Definitely makes you cringe though... especially page 196, I believe it is 😱 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Bumping up TBR!! 2y
Sha0102 I'm really happy you liked a Brazilian author!!! (I'm Brazilian) and I do agree with @LeahBergen he was clearly inspired by the marvellous Fowles book. 😙 2y
vivastory @Kaylamburson I think he was in his early 20s when he wrote this. I noticed online that several foreign editions have garden gnomes on the cover 😂 I will be really surprised if this is never adapted as a film. Very cringe inducing 2y
vivastory @Sha0102 The vast majority of the best mysteries /thrillers I've read the past year have been written by women, POC & translated works. Probably 90% if not more 👍 2y
Kaylamburson Hahaha @vivastory I'll have to look up the garden gnome covers. I hope they pick it up as a movie! I don't see any news of it yet... 2y
batsy Lovely, succinct review. I've seen this book and always wondered. Now I know I want to give it a try. 2y
vivastory @batsy Thank you! I found it to be clever & very well done. 2y
rohit-sawant Great review! Will grab a copy soon! 2y
vivastory @rohit-sawant Thanks! I look forward to hearing your thoughts on it. 2y
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Haneke's "Funny Games" is indeed amazing.

batsy Loved The Piano Teacher and Cache! Brilliant and weird and disorienting. I should really watch more Haneke. 2y
vivastory @batsy It has been years since I have watched any films by him. I also need to watch more. I loved Cache, also really liked Benny's Video. 2y
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JoeStalksBeck
Perfect Days: A Novel | Raphael Montes
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This is how I feel when I stand in my home library ❤️📖📚

Redjewel_7734 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 2y
Bookworm-Bobbie ❤ same! 2y
Suet624 So sweet. 2y
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GypsyKat Haha! Love it! 2y
Hobbinol Oh wow. This is great!😍 2y
Megabooks I like it, but I'm a bit creeped out by the picture. I really can't say why. 🤔🤔 2y
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JoeStalksBeck
Perfect Days: A Novel | Raphael Montes
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Finally!!! I can't believe I got it!

Jess Oh this one is so crazy! Enjoy. 2y
JoeStalksBeck @jess im only on chapter 3 but I'm entranced. He's no Joe Goldberg but he's definitely interesting 2y
JoeStalksBeck @jess o.m.g he just went and bought all the bondage stuff! Whoa!😳 2y
Jess I know! Just wait. 2y
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NYCBookOwl
Perfect Days: A Novel | Raphael Montes
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This book is the April pick for the criminally good book club run on Instagram. This book is super creepy and blurs the lines between thriller and horror. Horror is not my thing and several of the scenes made me super uncomfortable but it is a fantastically crafted, chilling and thought provoking read about obsession, guilt and control.

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LeeS
Perfect Days: A Novel | Raphael Montes
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Deep dive into the mind of a sociopath. This kept me turning the pages but I felt the pacing slowed down a bit in the middle.