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Morte
Morte | Robert Repino
After the war with no name a cat assassin searches for his lost love in Repinos strange, moving sci-fi epic that channels both Homeward Bound and A Canticle for Lebowitz.The war with no name has begun, with human extinction as its goal. The instigator of this war is the Colony, a race of intelligent ants who, for thousands of years, have been silently building an army that would forever eradicate the destructive, oppressive humans. Under the Colony's watchful eye, this utopia will be free of the humans' penchant for violence, exploitation and religious superstition. As a final step in the war effort, the Colony uses its strange technology to transform the surface animals into high-functioning two-legged beings who rise up to kill their masters. Former housecat turned war hero, Mort(e) is famous for taking on the most dangerous missions and fighting the dreaded human bio-weapon EMSAH. But the true motivation behind his recklessness is his ongoing search for a pre-transformation frienda dog named Sheba. When he receives a mysterious message from the dwindling human resistance claiming Sheba is alive, he begins a journey that will take him from the remaining human strongholds to the heart of the Colony, where he will discover the source of EMSAH and the ultimate fate of all of earth's creatures.From the Hardcover edition.
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LiterRohde
Mort(e) | Robert Repino
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If an Animal Farm/Homeward Bound Mashup happened during the Apocalypse, that would be this book, maybe, I think. WTF did I just read? This book reframes issues like religion and free will and love and war and so much more in such a weird and unexpected way, it really got me thinking.

#Booked2019 | #Genrebusting

📷: Libby

Soubhiville I really liked these books! Truly weird, a good example of banana pants! 🍌👖! 5mo
Cinfhen Sounds like a good choice for the prompt 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
ReadingRover I love this series!!! The audiobooks are amazing. I think Bronson Pinchot does the narration. 5mo
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LiterRohde
Mort(e) | Robert Repino
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“You are the master over someone who has told you his story.”

#QuotsyMay19 | 24: #Message

📷: Made with Typorama

Suet624 Yup 6mo
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BillBlume
Morte | Robert Repino
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Day 16‘s challenge for #LiteraryLuck is to spell “March” from book titles. This took me longer than I expected to assemble. #March

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Lkardos12
Morte | Robert Repino
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Book 4 finished and hour 14 for #24in48! Loved this sci-fi epic - seriously one of the most unique plot lines I‘ve read.

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AMVP
Mort(e) | Robert Repino
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Imagine if Animal Farm were written in the style of World War Z, with the overriding atheism of The Golden Compass. Boom, the you go.

The plot does get a little less engaging once it becomes apparent there's a "point" being made, but it never stops being a page-turner and I'm interested in seeing where the story goes from here.

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AMVP
Mort(e) | Robert Repino
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#catchingup on #riotgrams #day29 - #cats!

I have a feeling that this one will be a quick read, so I've been saving it for a special occasion. Love the design of this series' hardcovers.

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Soubhiville
Mort(e) | Robert Repino
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Congrats on your milestone @BarbaraBB and thanks for hosting the #SpotlightGiveaway!

Mort(e) is a fun and wacky sci-fi that fans of the Annihilation trilogy and 🍌👖 books like Hitchhiker‘s Guide should love.

It‘s a story of animals, particularly pets, rising up and taking over the world. With the help of giant ants. For real. Banana-pants. Read it.

BarbaraBB That cover 😍! Thanks for participating! 1y
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Kitta
Mort(e) | Robert Repino
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I could see this book not being for everyone, but I loved it. The story of a warrior house cat, Mort(e) (pet name Sebastian), fights against the rule of humans who have enslaved pets like him. The story follows his adventures fighting for freedom while he also searches for the dog who used to live next door: Sheba.

Looking at goodreads, it looks like there‘s already two more in the series that I‘m going to have to search out now.

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Kitta
Mort(e) | Robert Repino
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Airplane reading 😼

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Jeez, this book emotionally wrecked me in the best way. Enjoy! #FindSheba 2y
Kitta @TobeyTheScavengerMonk I‘m loving it so far! 2y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
Mort(e) | Robert Repino
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Some stories you forget, some stories you remember... and some stories haunt you.

And the story of Mort(e), a house cat who just wants to find the dog he loves in a world where giant ants #PlayLikeGod and turn animals into weapons in their war against humanity, still haunts me.

#FindSheba #NuYear

daena I absolutely LOVED Morte. I really need to read the other two already! 2y
BillBlume I had a blast reading Mort(e). Even got to meet Robert Repino when D‘Arc came out. He was a really fun guy to meet. 2y
Cinfhen Your blurb sounds intriguing 🤗🤗🤗 2y
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TrishB Wow - definitely a different book! 2y
JazzFeathers That sounds so weird! 2y
readinginthedark Haunts you in a “beautiful but sad” way or a “causing horrifying and graphic dreams” kind of way? 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk @readinginthedark 95% from column A, 5% from column B 2y
readinginthedark 👍🏻Stacked! 2y
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CatLass007
Mort(e) | Robert Repino
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In this war between sentient animals and humans, the humans are losing. I love my cats. I can't imagine eating me. I bailed after the second chapter.

Captivatedbybooks I would of balled too im not into zombies and stuff 2y
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Monique
Morte | Robert Repino
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Mehso-so

Repino creates a world that requires a huge suspension of disbelief, but once you start viewing the book as a crazy anime or some sort of B horror movie, its a great ride.

It might be a tad weird or shallow for some readers. Repino does touch on the question of person-hood and the topic of religion, but never really delves into it. It felt like a missed opportunity that would have given the book more depth.

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Monique
Morte | Robert Repino
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"There is no new order," Mort(e) said. "We're going to become like the humans"

Alicia Great picture to go with the quote! Also cute kitty. 2y
Monique Thank you! She's pretty photogenic when she wants to be :p 2y
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Monique
Morte | Robert Repino
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'The animals would know who had raised them up. They would know that there was a god on earth.'

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Monique
Morte | Robert Repino
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One chapter in and I'm loving the book. But I'm confused if Mort picked up a rifle or a shotgun. They called it a gun, then a rifle, then a shotgun. Seems a little inconsistent.

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AMVP
Morte | Robert Repino
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#junebookbugs day 3 - #insects

So apparently the big bad of this series is ants... Like, all ants everywhere? Honestly, I totally get it.

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BraveNewBooks
Morte | Robert Repino
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Normally I object to giant insects in my books... 🙃

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bitterbear
Morte | Robert Repino
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This novel makes me nervous... #murdercats #gramgram #catsoflitsy #morte

LauraBrook What a cutie! 😻 3y
bitterbear @LauraBrook 💖💖💖 thank you! 3y
Lcsmcat Pretty kitty! 3y
bitterbear @Lcsmcat 😻😻😻 3y
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Minispok
Morte | Robert Repino
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BillBlume
Morte | Robert Repino
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Loved this novel. Mort(e) is filled with amazing worldbuilding, and Robert Repino does a fantastic job peeling back the layers of that world. This book is like Tailchaser's Song meets Planet of the Apes. Looking forward to the next book, even though this novel's story felt very self-contained.

My GR review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1980929455

#scifi #fantasy #morte #robertrepino #catsoflitsy

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BillBlume
Morte | Robert Repino
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YES! I was gonna be really disappointed if there wasn't any catnip in Mort(e). Robert delivers, though. My perpetually high cat Uncle Kerouac, from my old webcomic "The Wildcat's Lair," approves. #catnip #Morte #RobertRepino #fantasy #scifi #catsoflitsy #UncleKerouac #TheWildcatsLair

A link, if you're curious to learn more about Uncle K: http://wildcatslair.blogspot.com/2008/08/all-pretty-lights.html?m=0

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BillBlume
Morte | Robert Repino
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As a 911 dispatcher, I got a great laugh out of this paragraph. The idea of other animals calling in noise complaints for dogs is hilarious. A nice touch to Robert's worldbuilding. #ItsADogsLife #dogsoflitsy #woof #Morte #findSheba #RobertRepino #WarWithNoName #noisecomplaints

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BillBlume
Morte | Robert Repino
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I finished the first part of Mort(e) last night, and it's an amazing journey watching Sebastian's transformation from house cat to war hero and then retired veteran. His need to find his friend, the dog Sheba, is so heartbreaking that I dreamed Part II starts with him and Sheba together again. (Spoiler: it doesn't) And I almost never dream about what I'm reading. #Morte #findSheba #WarWithNoName #fantasy #scifi #RobertRepino #weirddreams

[DELETED] 206653737 Another great photo! 3y
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BillBlume
Morte | Robert Repino
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Chapter two amounts to a history lesson. I'm actually a little baffled, because what is technically an info dump on how the ants took over the world held my attention. I'm gonna puzzle for some time over how Robert wrote this so well, making ant queen Hymenoptera more horrifying than the Xenomorph queen from Aliens. #Morte #alien #queen #Hymenoptera #xenomorph #findSheba #fantasy #WarWithNoName #RobertRepino #SciFi #GetAwayFromHerYouBitch

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BillBlume
Morte | Robert Repino
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Just 20 pages into Mort(e), and I get the buzz. The way Robert places the reader into Mort(e)'s early life as a house pet is flawless, but it's watching how he suddenly evolves self-awareness that's really amazing. The story is a roller coaster, accomplishing so much in a very short time. #Morte #fantasy #RobertRepino #TheWarWithNoName #catsoflitsy

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BillBlume
Morte | Robert Repino
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Found out that Robert Repino will be visiting Fountain Bookstore here in Richmond next month, so I'm gonna read Mort(e). My friends have raved about this book. The sequel D'Arc comes out just before his visit. Wicket seems less than pleased that I'm reading a book about a cat, though. #dogsoflitsy #catsoflitsy #RobertRepino #Morte #WarWithNoName #fantasy

TobeyTheScavengerMonk This book was awesome and emotionally brutalizing in equal measure. Enjoy! 3y
BillBlume @TobeyTheScavengerMonk, I've heard so many great things. I'm only 13 pages into it, and I'm already digging it. 3y
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Soubhiville
Morte | Robert Repino
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Loved it! I've always enjoyed anthropomorphic animals of every kind, from the rats of Nimh to the rabbits of Watership Down.
It felt timely to read this in a he current political climate, too. Queen Ant smacks of Big Orange Man in ways...
I look forward to sequels!

MaleficentBookDragon This sounds so good!😻 3y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk So good, this book! When I was reading apparently I had a look on my face, and when my wife asked what was wrong I said "This cat HAS to find this dog or I will NOT be okay!" Left me emotionally drained, but worth it. 3y
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SoniaC
Morte | Robert Repino
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This is s book about a war against humanity as ants turn on us and get animals to join them. It's fast paced and highly engaging with solid storytelling the whole time. Much gets revealed as we follow Morte on this journey which surprisingly has a lot to say about love and friendship. This fun and quirky sci-fi story has a lot to say and manages it skillfully.

AWahle That's an awesome cover! 3y
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Soubhiville
Morte | Robert Repino
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I'm at work right now, so getting beamed up might be nice 🤣. I wouldn't mind this for spaceship reading material! #FunFridayPhoto (can I take my candle too?)

Faibka I just got Culdesac! :) 3y
Soubhiville @Faibka I am loving this! 3y
Yellowpigeon I love Mort(e). I need to get on top off mount tbr so I can read Culdesac 3y
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Soubhiville
Morte | Robert Repino
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My current #MarchTBR. As we all know, these things are subject to change on a whim 😊📚
Top row are Audio and Ebooks.

DeborahSmall The Fishermen is fantastic ❤️ 3y
EmilyChristine I loved Arrival! And I have the movie sitting by my tv so I hope it's as good as the story. 3y
Soubhiville @DeborahSmall I've been looking forward to reading it since November! @EmilyChristine the movie was incredible! I didn't know it was a book until we came out of the theater! 3y
EmilyChristine @Soubhiville Yay! I can't wait to see it! I hope you like the book too! 3y
Gezemice Love the Witches!! And HP. Looks like a great month to me! 👍 3y
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Soubhiville
Morte | Robert Repino
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I'm a chapter and a half in, and so hooked! This is going to be a wild ride!
Thanks @Hooked_on_books !
#litsyAtoZ #LetterM or #LetterR

TobeyTheScavengerMonk You have no idea. #findSheba 3y
Soubhiville Haha @TobeyTheScavengerMonk that's what I like to hear! 3y
Hooked_on_books You're welcome! Total 🍌👖 3y
Soubhiville @Hooked_on_books I love that 🍌👖 is a thing! @Liberty 3y
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SoniaC
Morte | Robert Repino
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Great way to start a Saturday #bookandbrunch

Texreader Mmmm...yes! 3y
Gissy 😋 3y
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SoniaC
Morte | Robert Repino
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Veggie burger and onion rings as I enjoy this book.

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Shan-nana
Morte | Robert Repino
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My wonderful boyfriend took me to a bookstore for our second date. He bought Mort(e) and that's when I knew he was a keeper 😍

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SoniaC
Morte | Robert Repino
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In the event animals take over I like my odds better with the Pretty Girl. She has a gentle spirit. She sends lots of puppy snuggles your way @lemonlime799

CherylDeFranceschi 🐶❤️! 3y
Dragon 😻 3y
queerbookreader Sleepy puppy 😭💜 thank you for tagging me! 3y
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SoniaC
Morte | Robert Repino
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This one is getting extra treats as I read this book. Sugar Bear says hi @lemonlime799

DebinHawaii Those eyes! Gorgeous! 🐶❤️ 3y
SoniaC @DebinHawaii she melts my heart with those puppy eyes daily. 3y
CherylDeFranceschi ❤️🐶 3y
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Graciouswarriorprincess So precious! Those eyes! 3y
Dragon 😍 3y
queerbookreader Sugar Bear!! How cute 😍 thank you for tagging me! 💞 3y
Gissy So cute! ❤ 3y
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andytbarnes
Morte | Robert Repino
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I am a bad photographer, but @downtherabbithole is a good #cupidgoespostal match. Hope all you Littens got nearly as lucky. This book sounds right up my alley (and comics I've been meaning to read on top of it/shot glasses to spice up the reading) and there's even two more in the series when I inevitably love it. Thanks Veronica and Happy Valentine's Day!

downtherabbithole @andytbarnes you're welcome!! I'm so glad you like everything!! Happy Valentine's Day!! 🎊🎉🎊🎉 3y
8little_paws Morte is really interesting. Be prepared for a 🍌👖 plot 3y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Mort(e) wore me out emotionally but it is truly unique. 3y
Yellowpigeon I love Mort(e). Although I do have to agree on its banana-pants-ness 3y
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SoniaC
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Jumping into this one to break up some of my more serious reading right now. Animals take over! Going to be keeping a close eye on the Sugar Bear in case she gets any ideas. You see her lurking acting all innocent. I'm not convinced. There was that time last week I was a little slow getting her treat. Something tells me she is holding a grudge 😂

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Soubhiville
Morte | Robert Repino
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I'm so excited to read this! Thanks @Hooked_on_books ! It's been on my TBR since I first saw it at Book People a couple years ago. This is going to bump out whatever my Letter M was in Litsy A to Z.

Hooked_on_books You're welcome! I'm not big on fantasy/sci-fi, but I had fun with it. It's a fun concept. 3y
RiotMom I am not a huge fantasy/sci-fi fan, and I LOVED this book. 3y
Soubhiville @Hooked_on_books and @RiotMom I love fantasy, and some sci-fi, so I have a feeling it's right up my alley! 3y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk @Soubhiville Just finished it and it is BRUTAL. But also wonderful. Enjoy! 3y
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Mort(e) loves Sheba. Sheba loves Mort(e). #booklove17 #nonromanticcouples

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Hooked_on_books
Morte | Robert Repino
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Giant intelligent mutant ants overrun the earth, mutating animals in the process so they become self-aware and human-like, joining the ants in fighting humans. Yes, this book is 🍌👖, but I really enjoyed it. I wasn't entirely sure about it during the first 2 chapters, but then it really sucked me in.

Soubhiville Yay bananapants! Sounds like fun! 3y
8little_paws Oh yeah this book. I loved ch1 in particular. Like a stand alone short story. 3y
ShannonOffDuty Love this book! 3y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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Once there was a cat and a dog that loved each other. Then, apocalypse. Fire and carnage. Giant ants rise and give animals sentience, using them as foot soldiers to wipe out humanity. The cat becomes many things: killer, hero, traitor, messiah. But all he wants is to find his dog and rest with her. And he will destroy anyone who stands in his way. This book was Zootopia plus the soul-crushing bleakness of The Road. Not for all, but great.

Texreader ❤️😻👏🏻👍 3y
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He may have lost his tail, but MORT(E) FOUND SHEBA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sunshine and rainbows and all is right with the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! True, this scene is immediately followed by a graphic description of a giant bobcat tearing a human apart, but with this book you kind of have to focus on the little joys.

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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
Morte | Robert Repino

"The hard ground did not sop up the blood. By the third foxhole, she appeared to be wearing red socks." - says the book about the kitty cat and the puppy dog he loves. Yeesh.

Suet624 Ugh. 3y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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So this novel took a hard right turn into a critique of organized religion that I did not see coming. I'm still not sure what's it's trying to say about belief, but I'm hurtling towards the final battle so I guess I'm about to find out. As long as Mort(e) is able to #findSheba things will be okay.

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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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I believe I've mentioned once or twice that this book is bleak, right? That's giant ants for you, I guess. Jeez.

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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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Bailing on the Victoria miniseries tonight because one of two things is about to happen. Either I finish this bleak BLEAK book and Mort(e) will find Sheba and everything in my life will be okay again or... well, I may just totally fall asleep. #findSheba #dogsoflitsy

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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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This does a great job of describing the mental change the animals in this book go through when they are uplifted, but my near-infinite suspension of disbelief keeps getting hung up on the conservation-of-mass issue. If all birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians that encountered the ant hormone became human-sized overnight, where did the matter come from to make them that big? And how can human-sized birds still fly?

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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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Cosmo, do NOT get any ideas from that book! #dogsoflitsy #badinfluence