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What Moves the Dead
What Moves the Dead | T. Kingfisher
From the award-winning author of The Twisted Ones comes a gripping and atmospheric retelling of Edgar Allan Poe's classic "The Fall of the House of Usher." When Alex Easton, a retired soldier, receives word that their childhood friend Madeline Usher is dying, they race to the ancestral home of the Ushers in the remote countryside of Ruritania. What they find there is a nightmare of fungal growths and possessed wildlife, surrounding a dark, pulsing lake. Madeline sleepwalks and speaks in strange voices at night, and her brother Roderick is consumed with a mysterious malady of the nerves. Aided by a redoubtable British mycologist and a baffled American doctor, Alex must unravel the secret of the House of Usher before it consumes them all.
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Laughterhp
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Creepy fungus for the win. Creepy dead bunnies and a creepy house. I haven‘t read the original Edgar Allen Poe story but still found this a good story.

It was a quick 5 hour audio (so only took me about 3 hrs).

#SuperSeptember

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 17h
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BookishMadHatter
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That was a productive afternoon

#craftersoflitsy #litsycrocheter #readingandcrochet

FlowerFairy Awww!!! Your little ghosties are adorable! 1w
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ericarobynreads
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What Moves The Dead by T. Kingfisher is a story of friendship, fungi, and death. If you‘re looking for an atmospheric gothic horror novel to sink into, then look no further!

If gothic horror is your jam, you‘re going to LOVE this. I had a blast reading this one! It‘s a book that certainly takes up residence in your mind and just keeps growing on you.

https://www.ericarobynreads.com/book-review-what-moves-the-dead-by-t-kingfisher/

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The.Intentional.Reader
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A modern retake on the Fall of the House of Usher. Enjoyed the brooding atmosphere the author created on this one. The reader is left with wondering how and if everything actually worked out or if there is something more sinister still waiting in the wings

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anniebannanie
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Oooooh this was a fun-gi book

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Addison_Reads
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For fans of Poe, or those who just want a creepy, atmospheric read, stack this one! 💚

Going into this read I had no clue it was a retelling. Once I realized it was based on Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher, I felt like a giddy fangirl. I loved how the author handled this.

Great read for the upcoming spooky season.

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bookish_wookish
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This was a quick read! Its a retelling of Poe‘s The Fall of The House of Usher. Its a really good retelling. I read the authors note and she said after reading Poe‘s version she was left with a lot of questions and wanted more details. So, she wrote her own version. Very much following the original with character names, etc. but also so much more!

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ImpliedNonsense
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“Do you think they ever get the two confused? The devil shows up to a fairy ball, or finds himself mobbed with elven ingénues?” He gave me a look from under his eyebrows. “You shouldn‘t joke about fairies. Sir.” “Oh, very well. As long as I can still joke about the devil.” (37)

Nessavamusic I really liked this one! 1mo
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traa
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Fantastic!

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bookish_wookish
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Vaction has begun!

We are camping this week and i packed a whole bag of books!

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candc320
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Mehso-so

This was another one that I expected to love but just didn‘t. This was very nearly a pan/DNF but I kept pushing through and the final 50 pages (about 1/3 of the whole story since it‘s only about 150 pages long) was excellent and made up for the 1st 2/3. I admit I found the beginning boring and skimmed a lot of it. I went in pretty blind and expected more of a modern retelling, which could have led to some of my dissatisfaction. 🌟🌟🌟

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ctboeheim
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A retelling of The Fall of the House of Usher with interestingly quirky characters and a plausible scientific reason for the decay of the house and family. Also: mad hares!

Full review: https://lamp.works/bwl?s=B09FHGRWQ4

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Linsy
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Found the cutest café to wait at while the family shops! This is my idea of vacation. 😌

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Gnora
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July felt like a month where I struggled to read anything, but in reality I only struggled with print books. Seven of these were audio, only two non-manga print. I finished Chef's Kiss in basically two sittings and it was adorbs.

I also journaled a lot about this month's books. They left me with a lot to think about.

#roundup #bookreport #july2022 #2022 #audio #manga #romance #horror #comedy #historical #queer #libby #librarybooks #library

Johanna414 I've been feeling the same way all month! Im flying through audiobooks, but can't seem to find time to sit down with a print book 2mo
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LatrelWhite
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ When Alex Easton, a retired soldier, receives word that their childhood friend Madeline Usher is dying, they race to the ancestral home of the Ushers in the remote countryside of Ruritania.

What they find there is a nightmare of fungal growths and possessed wildlife, surrounding a dark, pulsing lake. Madeline sleepwalks and speaks in strange voices at night, and her brother Roderick is consumed with a mysterious malady of the nerves.

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TheBookStacker
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Starting this today and probably finishing this today.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cool cover 💗📚 2mo
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Nessavamusic
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This retelling of the classic Fall of the House of Usher is very creepy and atmospheric. Though a few threads of set up seemed slightly unnecessary, I still really enjoyed this quick novella read. 4⭐️
#summerween read #2!

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kyraleseberg
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Suuuuuper creepy gothic horror + retelling of a Poe masterpiece + fungi + dead-eyed creeping-crawling hares + crumbling mansion. I mean, this novella has it all.

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DGRachel
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The first half is essentially Poe‘s The Fall of the House of Usher with a few new characters, including a new, non-binary narrator, Alex Easton. Poe‘s narrator, Denton, is also here.

What Kingfisher does, and does well, is provide an explanation for the “madness” that infects and ultimately causes the deaths of Roderick and Madeline Usher. While I didn‘t find this particularly scary, it is creepy and kind of gross and also rather fascinating.

sprainedbrain Wow, what a cover! 2mo
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AmandaBlaze
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A retelling of the House of Usher. Kingfisher sought to expand on Poe's tale and provide some explanations for the family illness.The narrator is non-binary and used different pronouns, such as ka and kan for sworn-swords. While I thought Poe had more suspense, this novella was well-written by T. Kingfisher.

AmandaBlaze This was meant to be a “pick“ review. 2mo
Soubhiville This cover is the perfect combo of creepy and cool. 2mo
AmandaBlaze I definitely agree. 2mo
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esurient
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vivastory I was just listening to this being discussed on All the Books. It sounds great! 2mo
Sparklemn It does sound good! The cover is nightmare-inducing, however. 😂 😱 2mo
Clare-Dragonfly I really need to get around to reading T. Kingfisher! 2mo
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kyraleseberg
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A week in the Smokies and I managed to read two books (including the tagged) in between adventures in the city and the mountains. This trip did my heart so much good!

Dragon Beautiful spot. Sounds like a wonderful getaway 💚🐉 3mo
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Twainy
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🎧 loved the audiobook!!

I made the mistake of not reading the summary. Again. I almost DNF‘d this! It‘s not the usual amount of quirk I was used to with this author.

Then I realized. This is a retelling of Poe‘s The Fall of the House of Usher! How many times did I have to hear that last name before 💡

I‘m listening to this again & have preordered the book.

Publication date - July 12, 2022

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 👇🏻

Twainy
Great creepy gothic story no matter if you‘ve read the original or not. I‘d compare the feel of the book to Frankenstein (not the monster but the feel for the era of the book‘s prose) and Mexican Gothic for the creepiness factor but maybe amped up a bit. This was definitely scary.

Old house, sick residents, medical professionals there to help … murder!
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vivastory I read my first Kingfisher a couple of months ago and really liked it! I definitely want to read this one before the upcoming Flanagan show based on Poe stories 3mo
Twainy @vivastory I read The Hollow Places a year ago & thought it was a cool quirky book. So I requested the ARC of Nettle & Bone 6 months ago, loved it. When I started this one I was missing the quirk then … Usher … DOH! I like this author‘s prose so I‘ll buy the next book 😁 and check for a back catalog. 3mo
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Clwojick
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Here are the books on my #July2022 #newrelease list. Any books that you think I‘ve missed? What are you most looking forward to?

#BulletJournal

thereadingpal I don't think i know any of those books but alas, I'm so behind on new releases 3mo
marleed I‘m looking forward to The It Girl from Ruth Ware. I‘m also considering the tagged as a follow up the Sanatorium but I haven‘t decided if I want to keep going with it as a series. 3mo
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underground_bks
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Anyone looking for a little murder with your mycology or a little genderqueer with your gothic fiction? This fungi-infested retelling of Poe‘s Fall of the House of Usher is so satisfyingly creepy, deliciously gross, and made fantastically new and even stranger. The horror elements will get under your skin, but lovable non-binary sworn-soldier Alex Easton will too. A must read for fans of Mexican Gothic and of Poe‘s classic horror stories!

TracyReadsBooks Great review! 4mo
underground_bks @TracyReadsBooks thank you so much! I was eager to do it justice! 4mo
Magpiegem I can‘t get my head around that cover at all, but I can‘t stop looking at it! 😂 4mo
underground_bks @Magpiegem it is the absolute perfect cover for this book for what it‘s worth! 😳 4mo
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Larkken
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I made March tough on myself by starting a number of books without paying attention to their due dates. So many disappeared from Libby when I was partway through, it was embarrassing!😅
so a lot of these are back on my April list… but I did finish #aam, one #roll100, & #doublespin 🤷🏻‍♀️
Tagged is my favorite read from this month - a great short Poe retelling with passing nods at Mexican Gothic and Star Trek. Love it. Bring on more horror!

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BoleyBooks
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Tackle the TBR 🤓📚 #boleybooks #whatmovesthedead
#TKingfisher #bookbeast #bookjoy #netgalley #bookbuds
What are you reading? 😊

wisherwishinguponastar That cover and title are perfect together! 7mo
BoleyBooks @booksellerofyourdiscontent - I agree! Spooky Gothic vibes for sure.🤓 7mo
KristiAhlers I just finished Atonement! And you‘re current one has a great cover! 7mo
BoleyBooks @KristiAhlers -Atonement has been on my TBR forever…I should make it a priority in the weeks to come.😊 7mo
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rachelsbrittain
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Fungal horror takes center stage in this reimagining of Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher. I loved the history and culture Kingfisher crested in this story and all the humor woven in among the horror. A thoroughly enjoyable read.

DinoMom This sounds like an interesting read. Stacked ! 8mo
readordierachel Amazing cover 8mo
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rachelsbrittain
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Last on this #FirstLineFridays but this opening line is too good not to share!

"The mushrooms gills were the deep-red color of severed muscle, the almost-violet shade that contrasts so dreadfully with the pale pink of viscera."

DrexEdit 😳 *shiver* There's a line you shouldn't read when it's night and you're alone in the house. 🙂 8mo
DrexEdit 😳 *shiver* There's a line you shouldn't read when it's night and you're alone in the house. 🙂 8mo
Tera66 Oh my😳 8mo
ShyBookOwl I love Kingfisher books! Stacking!! 8mo
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