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Fever Dream
Fever Dream | Samanta Schweblin
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A wonderful nightmare of a book: tender and frightening, disturbing but compassionate. Fever Dream is a triumph of Schweblin s outlandish imagination. Juan Gabriel Vasquez, author of The Sound of Things Falling and Reputations A young woman named Amanda lies dying in a rural hospital clinic. A boy named David sits beside her. She s not his mother. He's not her child. Together, they tell a haunting story of broken souls, toxins, and the power and desperation of family. Fever Dream is a nightmare come to life, a ghost story for the real world, a love story and a cautionary tale. One of the freshest new voices to come out of the Spanish language and translated into English for the first time, Samanta Schweblin creates an aura of strange psychological menace and otherworldly reality in this absorbing, unsettling, taut novel."
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WellReadCatLady
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Mehso-so

Really weird book and does read like a fever dream but kind of hard to understand what is going on and the point of the book.

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Chiperskee
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Mehso-so

Nerve racking but I felt the payoff at the end could have been better.

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sarahbarnes
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This book is so wild and disconcerting. The structure of the narrative kept me off-kilter, blurring the past and present and placing my understanding of events in the hands of two narrators who are ... poisoned? dying? already dead? All the while, horrifying things have happened, are happening, are going to happen any moment. It really is like a fever dream. #LitsyAtoZ

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AnneCecilie
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My third book finished for #24B4Monday.

I‘ve no idea how to rate this book. That probably has something to do with that I‘ve no idea what I just read. Amanda is telling David a story, and David is interested in hearing about the worms (?)

Kalalalatja I felt the same way. It is so weird, but I really liked it anyway 😄 3mo
Siri_reads 😂 Kommunikasjonsproblemer? 3mo
Siri_reads For de i boka altså. Ikke du. Den kommentaren min kan kanskje misforstås ? 3mo
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AnneCecilie @SiriK ??? regnet med at du mente det. Har brukt litt tid på å tenke. Det er en veldig kort bok (ca. 100 sider) så den er veldig fokusert på selve fortelling. Til tider er det litt vanskelig å henge med fordi den som forteller refererer til andre samtaler. Så det er ikke alltid like klart hva som et hva. Den som forteller ligger på sykehus etter en forgiftning (?) og den som stiller spørsmål er en ung gutt som er sentral i handling. ⬇️ 3mo
AnneCecilie @SiriK Jeg tror egentlig at de forstår hverandre veldig godt. Begge kjenner til hendelsesforløpet som det fortelles om. Vet ikke om jeg gjorde det noe klarere? 3mo
Suet624 😂😂😂 2mo
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deadrabbitsbooks
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Rabbits! This book was a dream! Highly recommend it. I finished in a day 💫🌌
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#bookstagrammer #writersofinstagram #writingcommunity #readingseries #bookstagram #writingcommunity #amwriting #amreading #books #booksmatter

WhatWouldJaneDo This is my favorite of 2019 (so far)! I got into bed one night and started reading it and ended up staying up and reading the entire thing in one sitting. Such a rush! 3mo
deadrabbitsbooks @WhatWouldJaneDo same! Read it in one sitting 💫 3mo
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ShannonColleen
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Just read this book in one sitting and I am left feeling so unsettled. I don't know how Samanta did it, but each and every page had me getting more and more tightly wound. If you are looking for a read that is confusing and unsettling - this is definitely the one!

wordzie Super 😎 4mo
BookwormM Brilliant book 4mo
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GatheringBooks
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#TimbitTunes Day 22: This is a fairly short book that can be finished in one reading. It is a tightly-wound thriller that builds up, gradually in the beginning, then unspooling mercilessly in the end, until the reader feels a choking sensation in her throat, unable to breathe with anxiety. There is Amanda, a woman lying in a hospital bed, ostensibly dying. #MonsterHospital indeed. My full review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-iUU

Cinfhen That cake looks delicious 😋I thought this book was fantastic even though I was confused for all 102 pages 😂 @Reggie was kind enough to explain it all to me 4mo
GatheringBooks @Cinfhen i had to read @batsy ‘s Goodreads review for some of the aspects of the novel to make sense to me too!! 😭🤣😂 thanks to litsy people for providing illumination!! 4mo
Cinfhen So true !!! 4mo
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deadrabbitsbooks
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teafetish
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This is purely, perfectly lynchian, ominous as heck, and a tug on maternal instinct I'm sure...if you like your reading dark, with abundant dream logic, and full of slowly creeping menace, this is most def worth your time

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Expandingbookshelf
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This eerie novella is one of the creepiest things I‘ve ever read. I finished it in one sitting, trying to force myself to slow down and savor each line. I don‘t want to say what “Fever Dream” is about (could I even describe what “Fever Dream” is about?) but the book envelops you in a gradual sense of dread. I was unsettled the whole time I read this books, even when I wasn‘t sure what was going on.

mcctrish Sounds good in the reading sense ( that drink looks delish) 4mo
BilboBookends This book was so bizarre and I kinda loved it 🤷🏻‍♀️ 4mo
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teafetish
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Actually going to listen to this short audiobook before I dive into the new short story collection by the same author...

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Suelizbeth
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I read this haunting book in one sitting. It is at once horror story and allegory. If you need your books to be straightforward and clear, this is not the book for you. It is compelling and frightening and filled with a vague evil. Is this how the world ends? Is it too late to reverse course? #pageonebooks ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

LauraJ Nice review! 4mo
Cathythoughts Sounds great. I see I already have it stacked ♥️👍🏻 4mo
batsy Great review. I loved this. 4mo
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Suelizbeth @LauraJ Thank you. It‘s not easy to write a review for a book like this. 4mo
Suelizbeth @batsy Thank you. 4mo
Suelizbeth @Cathythoughts Thanks. It‘s worth the read. 4mo
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CleverGirl
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Car line read time!

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shelf-devoted
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I just started this eerie read by Samantha Schweblin & translated by Megan McDowell. It's my second non-English language book in a row (I finished The Vegetarian last night) & I've been thinking about the challenges of translating fiction, particularly the difficulty of choosing between literal translation & a more creative translation that attempts to capture the tone & spirit of the original.

Are there any translations you strongly recommend?

Ericalambbrown I really enjoyed this book. It‘s nifty little collection of five stories about precocious octogenarian Maude. “Up to no good” is a wee bit of an understatement 😂 It‘s translated from Swedish. (edited) 5mo
shelf-devoted Thanks for the recommendation, @Ericalambbrown - it sounds like a delightful book! 5mo
LiteraryinLititz My favorite book in translation was (edited) 5mo
shelf-devoted I've heard good things about that one! Thanks, @LiteraryinLititz 5mo
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CaroPi
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placebeyondthespines
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This short, searing novella was unlike anything I‘ve ever read. I devoured it in almost one sitting and that‘s really the only way to do it. Let it envelop you. The weirdness, the creepy sense of dread that lurks throughout the novel, the unsettling, and at times disorienting, dialogue between this mysteriously dying woman and a young boy. It all begins with worms and takes a turn from strange to menacing very quickly and unravels from there.

rmaclean4 Loved this one! 5mo
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nosferatoos
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When your Boxing Day book outlet order comes in the day before your birthday 🙌🙌 (they had ocean of minutes in paperback literally how 😯)
#bookhaul #bookoutlet
(I‘m buying more books tomorrow and my botm is gonna be here on the 9th I am fully out of control🤣)

Well-ReadNeck Nice haul!!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 5mo
hermyknee Happy Birthday!!! Treat Yo Self! 5mo
Reviewsbylola Woo hoo! Happy birthday! I got Emergency Contact from BO recently too. The Animators and Marlena were two of my favorites from 2017. 5mo
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nosferatoos @Well-ReadNeck @hermyknee @Reviewsbylola have any of you ever had to send something back? My copy of Madame Zero is really beat up and that wouldn‘t bother me normally but there is a giant book smashed in the front cover of it and that‘s too gross for me to live with 😬 5mo
Reviewsbylola No I haven‘t. I would contact them and see what they say. They might just refund you and have you keep it. 5mo
hermyknee @nosferatoos I haven‘t ever ordered from BO, but maybe you can contact their customer service? 5mo
Well-ReadNeck @nosferatoos Yuck! Nope, I‘ve never returned, but am curious about how their service goes for you. Good luck! 🍀 5mo
Chelsea.Poole Happy birthday 🎊 5mo
shelf-devoted So many I'm keen to read in that stack!! 5mo
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BilboBookends
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I have no idea what just happened, but I liked it.

ohyeahthatgirl I felt the same way! Her new book comes out next week and I hope it's just as weird and great. 5mo
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Bookishgal71
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This book was awful, IMHO. I had very high hopes, given its place in the Tournament of Books, but for the life of me, I could not ever figure out what was going on.

Ruthiella Wasn‘t my favorite either. I was rooting for White Tears to win! 6mo
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LauraJ
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I read Fever Dream while sick and feverish and it made sense to me. It was also my favorite book of October. I read 13 books and these were the best.
#wrapup

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Well-ReadNeck
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Cinfhen
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#OctoberXFiles This was one of the creepiest books I‘ve read but I absolutely loved it. Something isn‘t right in rural Argentina. And after the #BlackMagicWoman visits David things become even stranger. I needed the help of @Reggie to explain certain plot points because I was wayyyy out of my reading comfort zone. It‘s a slim book but it contains plenty to think about.

Tashreads Looking forward to her new one too!! 8mo
Reggie Awww I liked this one, this was part of my first Readathon ever, and about 5 months after I had joined Litsy... memories... like the corners of my mind... lol 8mo
Cinfhen Didn‘t know there was a new one! Thanks @Tashreads 🧡 8mo
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Kalalalatja Now that was a creepy book, way more creepy than The Elementals! 8mo
BookwormM Brilliant book 8mo
Cinfhen That cover is stunning!!!!! @Tashreads but I‘m not a huge SS fan... I‘m willing to give it a try 8mo
batsy I loved this one so much! 8mo
Cathythoughts Sounds great ! I have it stacked already , otherwise I‘d be stacking 👍🏻❤️ 8mo
BarbaraBB Great choice! 8mo
emilyhaldi I needed the help of @Reggie too... And a lot of Google research 😂 8mo
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Chelsie_shot
Fever Dream | Samanta Schweblin
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Creepy reread for #readathon

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Addison_Reads
Fever Dream | Samanta Schweblin
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Triple bingo so far. 👻🎃 Maybe I can fill it all in before the end of the month.

#spooktoberbingo

TheReadingMermaid Woop Woop! 🤘🏻 8mo
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Addison_Reads
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Listening to this one at work today. Some of it is confusing, but I'm enjoying it and hoping things come together as it progresses.

Jenny This one was strange but addictive. I liked it. 8mo
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Bklover
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This is the second book in a few months that I felt I needed to read twice. What just happened? This really felt like a fever dream. I read it all at once, feeling a bit strange at the end. If you like clear stories with clear plot lines and endings you won‘t like this one. But this was a frightening and haunting and very quick read. And I loved it!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Reggie I don‘t have kids but the whole not being able to keep them safe part of this book had me tensing up the whole time. 9mo
batsy Me too! ❤️ 9mo
Bklover @Reggie @batsy I know what you mean! The whole idea of rescue distance - sooo real! 9mo
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SarahSaysRead
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Not sure what the point was or even what was really happening... which I guess is the fever dream-ness of it, but apparently I need more solidity in my fiction.

#RIPXIII

ReviewsMayVary Same. 9mo
Bookishgal71 Same! 6mo
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JPeterson
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Rainy day road trip reading 😱

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Shereader
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There‘s toxicity in our city. Schweblin has built the tautest piece of horror-surrealist fiction I have ever read. (Pure)Terror is evoked when noxious waste spills into the realm we all know it is bound to reach: Our children. Written entirely in dialogue, the machinations have as much to do with the reader‘s (read: my) unraveling as the subject matter itself. Read on a dark dark night. 😉

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 🎉 9mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great review. Welcome! 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 9mo
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CarolynM Welcome to Litsy👋 9mo
Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 9mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 9mo
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cariashley
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I haven‘t gotten much reading done on my wine country trip, but I did breeze through this in one sitting by the pool during a brief alcohol break. I‘m not even sure how to rate it. It‘s certainly creepy and atmospheric, and very unique, so a pick I guess? Am surprised this beat out Lincoln in the Bardo in last year‘s TOB.

BarbaraBB A brief alcohol break 😂 10mo
Flaneurette Well..as long as it‘s only brief😏. But yes, this was an interesting novella but really slight in comparison to Lincoln in the Bardo, I‘m still puzzled by the TOB 10mo
bookandcat Fever Dream stuck with me for a long long time, much more so than Bardo. I read it twice. Haunting. Stephen Florida was still my fave in the TOB shortlist, though. 10mo
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Lkardos12
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What the heck did I just read?

sprainedbrain 🤣 I had the hardest time rating this weird little book. 10mo
Lkardos12 @sprainedbrain absolutely! I didn‘t not like it... but what? 🙃 10mo
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Kelly
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Started this weird little book today and can't wait to see where it goes.

Phantasma.Maddie I read that in one sitting because so many people loved it. I didn‘t get the waiting room aspect to the end. Was she waiting to die? Was the boy the angel of death? I‘m still unsure about the “that‘s not important” vibes. I just loved the execution but struggled with what it all meant. How did you feel about it? 9mo
Kelly @Phantasma.Maddie I don't know if it was a waiting room but instead a hospital room. That was at the very beginning. I got that the boy was a ghost she saw. I have to admit I think the meaning was more than I got out of it but I loved the execution enough to let it go. I wonder too sometimes if it's a matter of being lost in translation too (though it was an excellent translation!) 9mo
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monnielane
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This little book was creepy and I couldn‘t put it down.

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RedbagReadbooks
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3.5/5🐴. I am not sure I can explain what happened in this book. Mother and daughter vacation at a house where another woman and her son stay close by. There are horses dying, chemicals, and a strange sickness. I think you can walk away with something meaningful reading this book even if you do not quite understand it.

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rather_be_reading
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1.99 ebook on amazon! Ive been wanting to read it.

anabereads I want to read it in Spanish... 10mo
akckitty I finished this not too long ago!! It was amazing. I grabbed it at my library but I‘m going to purchase my own copy so I can reread it :) 10mo
Djspens Added to my stack! Sounds weirdly interesting! 10mo
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Briget66 And off to Amazon I go. 10mo
rather_be_reading @anabereads interesting! 10mo
rather_be_reading @akckitty ohhh goody! glad it was good! 10mo
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Ashley_Nicoletto
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I've been dying to read this ever since I heard about how weird it is.

Kindle daily deal alert.

2BR02B This was a great book. Definitely worth the price. 👍 10mo
LauraJ Thanks! I‘ve been wanting to read it for just as long. 10mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @2BR02B Yay! I'm so happy to hear more great reviews. 10mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @LauraJ $1.99 is definitely a deal for it! 10mo
batsy Agree with @2BR02B! Hope you like it 10mo
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JPeterson
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While this past week had very limited reading time, I did get to visit my family in one state, show my boyfriend my hometown rodeo, go visit my best friend in another state, buy a physical book (which is actually 2), and 4 ebooks (including Octavia Butler‘s Patternist series). Overall, pretty successful. And I finally get to dig into the new books on the plane home. 😊

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enidkeaner
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I‘m still chugging in my challenge to the read the word. For Argentina, I decided to read Fever Dream. It‘s quite a short little novel and title is apt as a fever dream is exactly what this novel feels like. It‘s discomforting, weird and kind of foreboding; it‘s trippy and strange and urgent and I‘m not sure if I liked it, but I know I admire it.

#readtheworld - #argentina

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akckitty
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This was absolutely amazing!! Amanda is laying in a hospital bed trying to piece together how she got there, with a boy named David. This read just like how a fever dream feels. It was a somewhat short story but that did not stop this from making a huge impact. I‘m so happy I picked up this book at the library - loved it so much I will acquire my own personal copy. 😊

RadicalReader @akckitty absolutely stunningly beautiful cover love when books have a strong impactful message or plot that stays with you even when you‘ve finished the book 11mo
akckitty @RadicalReader yes I agree!! I think July was sort of a reading slump for me so I‘m happy I got to end the month with this gem! 11mo
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QueeneMiri
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Read if you‘re pro environment. Or, if you enjoy funky writing styles, this little book is just one long stretch of dialogue between our protagonist and a boy named David. The worst, or best, thing about this book is it leaves you constantly stressed and anxious and eager to figure out what is happening and what will happen. Great pick @Kappadeemom !

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andrew61
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I read this book fascinated but totally confused as the dream like narrative about a woman in a hospital bed with a young man prodding her to remember the strange events following the poisoning of a horse, and a child who by a local 'healer' appears to be substituted. Certainly hypnotic and confusing but im grateful to @batsy for her brilliant GR review which granted me a lightbulb moment allowing me to appreciate the meaning behind the prose.

batsy Oh! So kind of you to say that :) I'm glad you enjoyed the book; something about the cryptic menace really gets me. 11mo
Cathythoughts Stacking 👍🏻 11mo
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sprainedbrain
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Well... that was very weird.

Sparsely written, but the tension begins building from the start of this little book, and doesn‘t let up. It really does read like a fever dream feels... all mixed up and confusing, and you know something terrible is coming and there‘s no way to avoid it. Themes of pollution, poison, and maternal love, and the worry and terror over not being able to protect a child completely. Very dark and trippy.

⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

Jenny This one was so addicting. 11mo
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Redjewel_7734
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This was such a different read for me & I really liked it. The way the spookiness & creepiness were built just carried me along; I couldn‘t look away from the horror that was happening. I have always thought of any type of horror as not my thing...but I‘m finding there are types of horror that I are my thing & this is one of them. I‘m going to be rereading this one a few times to figure it all out, & I‘m sooo looking forward to that.

Heatherfeather This is a great review! I'm like you but now I want to read this! 12mo
riversong153 I loved and was crazy confused by this. I plan on rereading too! 12mo
batsy I loved it for the same reasons 👍🏽 12mo
Redjewel_7734 @Heatherfeather Can‘t wait to see what you think of it 😊 12mo
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sprainedbrain
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On the train home from Chicago, having successfully fulfilled my daughter‘s wish to see Harry Styles. I have an hour and a half left until we detrain... gonna see how much of this book I can read. 😃

AmyG Nice! He is so good and quite handsome. 12mo
sprainedbrain @AmyG It was a really good show... and he‘s quite the snappy dresser. 😃 12mo
Lola This is a great one to read in one sitting-it really feels like a fever dream. 12mo
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Trashcanman 👁️👁️ 12mo
JazzFeathers Train-reading. An activity l know very well 😉 12mo
Reggie I loved this book. Kinda heartbreaking. 12mo
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shaynarae
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ If eco-horror is a subgenre, this definitely fits the bill. I didn‘t love it as much as reviewers made me think I should, but I really enjoyed it. This a short novel, and like good short stories, it‘s dense and doesn‘t spell out everything for you, which I tend to like. It‘s like a snapshot, and you have to infer the larger context and tie loose ends with the clues you‘re given. #catsoflitsy

SledgeReader This was a good one! Your review is spot on! 12mo
shaynarae @SledgeReader Thanks! I am definitely up for reading more books like this one! 12mo
SledgeReader @shaynarae Me too! Any suggestions? 12mo
SledgeReader I think I‘d put Stepford Wives in this category. 12mo
shaynarae @SledgeReader Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enriquez and Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado are both short story collections that I loved and have similar vibes to Fever Dream. 12mo
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QueeneMiri
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My first book swap with @JoeStalksBeck #summerslasherswap! Thanks @Kappadeemom ! Can‘t wait to spend this summer reading these books! Think I‘ll start with Fever Dreams, then Bonfire, then Odd Child Out, and finish my summer with Final Girls. And thanks for the cute kitty cat stuff and tea and photo holder! Great first book swap and I can‘t wait to do another!

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Liberty
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Day 24 of the #Riotgrams Challenge: read in one sitting! I am obsessed with this disturbing little book. I read it in one sitting and immediately read it again! It‘s so wonderfully bizarre and fascinating. It gave me the weirdest dreams that night. 🖤📚❤️

tracey38 Sounds interesting. I have had books come into my dreams before. 12mo
batsy I'm a bit obsessed with it, too. So disturbing and so good. 12mo
Linsy Great pic! 🏵 12mo
gibblr This has been on my tbr forever 11mo
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JulietteGF
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If you choose this book, I would recommend to read it in one sitting. It's like a bad dream, the book tries to make sense of what happened, what is happening and what is going to happen. You get easily sucked into it. The main theme is toxin poisoning, a problem more and more common today.

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Literaturenut
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Cinfhen Crazzy read but so good!! 12mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Please remember to tag the cohosts - it‘s helpful for the tracking we do so you can enter the quarterly drawing! ♥️ @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft 11mo
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JulietteGF
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Hi everyone, here is a picture of the books I'm going to read soon ;) I have a question for you: Which practice of the book industry annoys you the most???
Personally, I hate it when they present a book by comparing it to others. You know that annoying turn of phrase: "[book title] meets [book title] in this..."? Well, for me it's a total turn-off...

BarbaraBB Yes because I never agree! For example, so many books are being compared to Gone Girl, which I didn‘t care for much, so it is no recommendation! 12mo
JulietteGF @BarbaraBB I don't get why they do that. First, they are nearly always wrong, then personally, I don't want to read something I already read before, then it could be detrimental if as you said the books used for the comparison were not well liked, and the opposite is true: if they compare a book to one you absolutely loved, and that you end up finding that it was totally bogus, your idea of the book may be unfairly affected. 12mo
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