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johncadams
Psycho | Robert Bloch
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Morr_Books
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Ended the first half of the 24 hour readathon with a nice long #audiowalk with the tagged book. @DeweysReadathon #readathon #audiowalking

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vivastory
The Neighbors | Ania Ahlborn
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Set in the fictional rural town Creekside KS, Andrew moves in with his childhood friend after a falling out with his mother. Andrew hasn't seen his friend, Mickey in years & his attempts to reconnect are frustrated by Mickey's silence & terrible housekeeping. Andrew becomes fascinated by the idyllic appearance of the next door neighbors, the Wards. This is my fifth, & least favorite, Ahlborn novel. There's only one work I've read by her I've 👇

vivastory liked less & that is her novella The Pretty Ones (collected with the magnificent novella I Call Upon Thee in the collection Apart in the Dark). There are a couple of unsettling moments present in Neighbors, but it's running a bit low on nightmare fuel. It does have a great epitaph, dedication, plenty of messed up bits & a nicely plotted ending. A decent second book for Women in Horror Month, high expectations considering the author. (edited) 11mo
BarbaraBB I don‘t even know this author. What book did you like best - in case I want to check her out?! (edited) 11mo
vivastory @BarbaraBB My favorites have been The Devil Crept In & The Seed. Both of them really unsettled me. 11mo
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BarbaraBB Thanks! 11mo
BarbaraBB I looked them up. They seem scary!! I think I‘ll start with The Seed 😱 (edited) 11mo
vivastory @BarbaraBB They are very scary! I honestly typically don't find too many books scary, but she is a reliably terrifying author. Especially those two. 11mo
BarbaraBB I love it when that happens! 11mo
Reggie @BarbaraBB if you think you can do it go with Brother, to me that was her most disturbing and horrifying novel. The Seed, The Devil Crept In, and The Shuddering by her are all pretty good books. 11mo
vivastory @Reggie I'm surprised I haven't seen it rec after people have been praising Tender is the Flesh 11mo
Reggie @vivastory hmm Now that you mention it, that was in there, but I associate Brother with really dysfunctional family dynamics. 11mo
vivastory @Reggie That's true. Once someone pointed out that Ahlborn's books aren't graphic & I think that's true, it's just how she sets up scenes. It's what she implies in her books that's really unnerving at times. 11mo
BarbaraBB @vivastory @Reggie You both make me very curious. As you might know I loved Tender is the Flesh. I‘m not sure in what wat it relates to Ahlhorn but it sounds like a recommendation! Should I go with Seed or Brother first? Choices 😅 (edited) 11mo
Reggie @BarbaraBB both are very dark winners. Can‘t go wrong with either. (But read Brother!) 11mo
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vivastory
The Neighbors | Ania Ahlborn
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1) Nope. V Day is my younger brother's birthday. I think we're celebrating with carry out pasta & wine.
2) The only theme reading I plan for this month is for Women in Horror Month. I haven't started yet, but I plan doing so tomorrow after I finish Stamped from the Beginning (again can't stress enough how mind blowing it is). I have the following lined up: Plain Bad Heroines, Gemma Amor's Dear Laura, Butler's Fledgling, Gran's Come Closer, tagged.

emilyhaldi Women in Horror sounds like a romantic theme to me! 🧟‍♀️😆 12mo
vivastory @emilyhaldi Horror, my true love 😂 12mo
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rohit-sawant That's a great line up! Have Gran's Come Closer queued up on Kindle. 12mo
vivastory @rohit-sawant It's great to see you back man!! I've heard only wonderful things about it. I'm looking forward to all of them. (edited) 12mo
TheSpineView Thanks for playing! ❤📚❤ 12mo
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gcalabash
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Twisted and sharp. A look at a man with 2 distinct personalities which land him into some dark dark trouble. Glynn leaves you inside the mind of Peter, and makes it hard for you transition back to reality!

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Skygoddess1
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Every so often you have to go old school for your horror movie evening. It‘s a toss up between this and The Birds as to which one I like better. #Scarathlon2020 #TeamHarkness +6pts

Bette Hitchcock 👍❤️ 1y
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Djspens
The Neighbors | Ania Ahlborn
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Poor Andrew, thought he was getting away from his alcoholic and dysfunctional mother, only to find out the grass isn't always greener behind the white picket fence. I'm working my way through Ania Ahlborn's disturbing books, loving them all so far!

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KatieanneF
Psycho | Robert Bloch
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Absolutely loved!! Perfectly executed with a great foundation for Norman Bates‘ character and his mother. Excellently creepy!
“If I told them what you did, mother, you‘d be in a home for The criminally insane!”
“Yes. Yes, that‘s probably where I‘d be...but I wouldn‘t be there alone.”
#horror #psycho

tammysue Great quote! 🖤🖤🖤 3y
Freespirit Creepy!! 3y
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KatieanneF
Psycho | Robert Bloch
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Admittedly had no idea this movie was adapted from a novel until very recently, but it turns out the source material is GREAT! I read half the book yesterday. It dives a little deeper into the psychology of Norman Bates and to power his mother has over him. #psycho #horror

dariazeoli I didn‘t know this, either! 3y
KatieanneF @dariazeoli it‘s so good!! If you like the movie, I HIGHLY recommend the book! 3y
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