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AndrewDeYoung

AndrewDeYoung

Joined June 2016

Reader, writer, dad.
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City on Fire | Garth Risk Hallberg
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"What are you reading?"
"City on Fire."
"Yeah? What's it about?"
"It's about 300 pages too long."

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City on Fire | Garth Risk Hallberg

"An artist is someone who combines a desperate need to be understood with the fiercest love of privacy."

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The Girls: A Novel | Emma Cline
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Cline does this great thing, telling a story about a girl drawn into a cult but then making the story more about the female relationships than the male cult leader. Loved it.

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Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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"You ever see that TV movie about the clown in the sewer?"

Must be nice to be so influential you can plausibly allude to your own work in a book.

Misanthropester Meta or smug? 3y
AndrewDeYoung Maybe a little smug, but I like King enough to want to give him the benefit of the doubt. 3y
manifestsanity A little self-deprecating, methinks. 3y
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Bird Box: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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Loved it. Really scary, quick read.
Malerman basically has one idea, but it's a good one.

Victoriahoperose This book gave me nightmares. I loved it!! 3y
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Bird Box: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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Book and a Beverage: Josh Malerman's Bird Box and a Boulevardier. It's been a long day, and this is what's been keeping me going.

What are you reading/drinking tonight?

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Room | Donoghue
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Spotted in the car on the way to the grocery store. A friend must've returned it to my wife after a long loan period. Still one of the most devastating books I've ever read. I wouldn't survive the movie.

Zwier28 Sorry for keeping so long, both Sarah and I wanted to read it. It was excellent! Thanks for the loan and recommendation 3y
Victoriahoperose The movie was actually really good. In my opinion I didn't think it was as emotionally distressing as the book. I think it's definitely worthwhile if you liked the book though! 3y
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Half a Life: A Memoir | Darin Strauss
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Loving the writing in Darin Strauss's HALF A LIFE. Like this, describing the feeling of having a newborn baby: "...sleep was a coating I'd been deprived of, leaving my wiring all exposed." YES.

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