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Danwilli2012

Danwilli2012

Joined May 2016

I'll review books with the help of my pets!
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Danwilli2012
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Ophelia hopped onto the Mark Z. Danielewski and quickly devoured the third volume of this epic adventure. There are really no words to describe this cat that cannot be named. And Xanther is probably one of Ophelia's favorite characters that she has ever read. She can't wait to continue.

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Ophelia immediately fell in love with this comic. A wonderfully disgusting satire that tells it like it is. Non-Compliant women get sent to a planet that is a jail. Reasons including being too fat, disrespect, and other unsavory acts. Drawn in beautiful old style comics it's definitely a must read.

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Danwilli2012
Anansi Boys: A Novel | Neil Gaiman
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Pluto is sorry for the delay, he was on a busy vacation. But he's back and he loved this book! It was a wonderful sequel to American Gods. Pluto loved the POC characters and the weird twist and old tales was amazing and moving.

zsuzsanna_reads I am reading American Gods now but I am really looking forward to the sequel already! Glad to get Pluto's recommendation. 3y
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Danwilli2012
Coraline | Neil Gaiman
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This is one of the few movies that are just as good as the book. Pluto loved it so much because Gaiman basically writes fairy tales. Coralline is like the dark twisted Grimm fairy tales. No matter the age, this book can easily creep you out.

SarahKay I'll have to pick it up. The movie was wonderfully terrifying. 4y
QuoteQueen Love the movie. Need to read the book. It's also likely to be a fav of my daughter, she loves creepy and cosplayed Coraline once. 😊 4y
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Danwilli2012
The Perks of Being a Wallflower | Bestsellers - Books USA Press
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This book made Pluto cry in several places. This beautifully written account of a young teens coming of age is basically timeless. It seems to be written in a way that actually echoes how growing up and entering high school really feels, Even reading it years after Pluto went to high school

emmaleegough Love this book! 4y
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Danwilli2012
Seveneves: A Novel | Neal Stephenson
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Pluto freaking loved this book. A wonderful scifi about what would happen if we need to evacuate the earth. About 1,500 people make it up into space, 5,000 years later they're heading back down to earth now numbered 3 billion strong with 7 distinct races.

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Danwilli2012
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Pluto wasn't sure what to expect with this book but Gaiman did not disappoint! Written like a new fairy tale this story tells the life of a boy who faces unimaginable horrors and the women who protect him. And like all fairy tales there's a dash of romance.

zsuzsanna_reads This is the only Gaiman book so far that left me cold. Funny, because it is set in a part of the world that I know and love! 3y
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Danwilli2012
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Pluto absolutely adored this book. Written from the stand point of a child with aspergers and it's beautiful. Investigating the case of a dead dog, the young child discovers so much more, and so do we.

zsuzsanna_reads The stage play is meant to be brilliant. Not that I have seen it yet... They try to reproduce information overload through sound and light effects, my friends say it works really well. 3y
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Danwilli2012
The Fireman | Joe Hill
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The aquatic book club loved this book, with one complaint, it's not long enough! Rather than feel the apocalypse was truly happening, it's like we're merely told that an apocalypse had occurred. Other than that it was beautifully written and the aquatics can't wait for more.

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Danwilli2012
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Pluto couldn't wait to sink his teeth into this book. Continuing where the last story left off, you really get the sense that this cat is not quite normal. The characters have also started to intertwine just a tad bit. Pluto isn't sure if he wants to know about the cat or the orb more!

emmaleegough The cover looks amazing! 4y
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Danwilli2012
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Ophelia absolutely devoured this book. A series of characters who don't seem quite connected at first intertwine through each other's life through music. Beautifully written, Almost like a song itself. Ophelia 100% recommends this book to everyone, no matter your reading style.

emmaleegough Your reviews embraces my favourite things - cute animals and books! 4y
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Danwilli2012
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Pluto has been chewing on this book long after he finished reading. With ten points of view the book gets a tad confusing. But each character has its own distinct font and writing style. It's written almost like a tv show. The first off 27, Pluto can't wait to keep reading this beautiful series.

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Danwilli2012
J: A Novel | Howard Jacobson
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Pluto thought this book was a tough read. Metaphors layered on top of metaphors. Mainly about how Jewish people were treated and the unsettling rise of people saying the holocaust never happened. Set in a world after a tragedy may or may not have happened certainly leaves you unsettled.

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Danwilli2012
Sandman | Neil Gaiman
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Pluto thinks this graphic novel series is one of the best he's ever read. The dark art and twisted story lines really grab your attention and hold on.

SarahKay I agree with Pluto. 4y
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Danwilli2012
Only Revolutions | Mark Z. Danielewski
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Pluto loved this book. A tough one to get through, but beautifully written. A story written in poems revolving around two lovers and written from both their perspectives. In order to read this book you actually read 8 pages then flip the book over and read eight pages. The stories intertwine well.

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Danwilli2012
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Pluto is running away from this book and so should you! As a sequel this book falls flat in every way. Characters no longer act as the should, like Atticus being a segregation loving racist. It has a unfinished feel. Had this been pitched as a stand alone novel it would have its merits.

zsuzsanna_reads There's a reason it wasn't published... 3y
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Danwilli2012
Bitter Seeds | Ian Tregillis
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Atlas here loved the book, although it was a tad confusing at times. There were a lot of made up words and different languages, which of course means it's a good scifi. Atlas is a sucker for alternate history. And this definitely fulfills that and even gives a bit of an xmen vibe. Great book.

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Danwilli2012
Shining | Stephen King
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Ophelia can't put down the Stephen King! The cliche is true, the book is better than the movie. A bit a slow start, but once it picks up if flys. Jack Torrance is a character you can't help but love, and the hotel is something you truly hate. Luckily there is no confusion in the book like the movie.

KendallMorganHall I love that your animals review the books. Ophelia is one of the most gorgeous cats I have ever seen 😊 4y
Danwilli2012 @KendallMorganHall thank you so much! We certainly love her! 4y
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Danwilli2012
The Stand | Stephen King
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Ophelia has been on a Stephen King kick lately. She can't get enough, and this book did not disappoint. It was a wonderfully detailed post plague novel. She loved the back stories and descriptive text. Ophelia did feel like the ending fell a little flat, but all in all it's an amazing book.

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Danwilli2012
The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower | Stephen King, Michael Whelan
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Ophelia embarked on a journey of reading all seven of Stephen King's Dark Tower series, and she loved it!! It was a fantastic sci fi, fantasy, and western all packed into one. It's a journey like Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. With one of the best endings in Ophelia's mind. 100% recommend.

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Danwilli2012
The Gorgeous Nothings | Emily Dickinson, Susan Howe, Marta L. Werner, Jen Bervin
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Pluto gave this to Megan as a present!

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Alice in Wonderland | Lewis Carroll
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Found this beautiful edition of Alice in wonderland in our local book store.

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The Darkest Minds | Alexandra Bracken
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Pluto read this book and its two sequels in three days. It was an excellent YA dystopian book, slightly reminiscent of divergent but also wholly different. The characters had depth, and it was lead by a strong female. Pluto strongly recommends this series.

queerbookreader Your photos are all so cute 😭 I just picked this book up from the library, I can't wait to read it once I finish Red Queen!! 4y
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Danwilli2012
HHhH | Laurent Binet
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Pluto picked this up the other day. It seems like it should be good!

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Danwilli2012
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Pluto was certainly intrigued by this book. It was an excellent story line, and it really captivated his attention, but things seemed a little flat. It felt like it needed a bit of detail behind it. But who doesn't love a time traveling serial killer story.

Ian One of my favorite book covers of all time, though! Her book Broken Monsters is excellent, if you liked the writing in TSG you might give it a try. 4y
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Danwilli2012
S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
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Pluto can't wait to read this book! It looks fantastic. And complicated.

KerriArista Just got mine delivered yesterday! So exciting to open 3y
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Danwilli2012
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This is Pluto's favorite book, and favorite author. He can not get enough of Mr. Danielewski' writing. The books texts is set up to literally draw you into the book. At its base its a horror novel, but diving deeper it's a story of redemption and love.

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Danwilli2012
Robopocalypse | Daniel H. Wilson
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As you can see from the back drop, Pluto is a big fan of Sci-fi. This book is just that. Written from several different accounts of people in a war against robots, the story pulls through each one. If you liked World War Z, this book has a very similar vibe.

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Danwilli2012
Look at Me: A Novel | Jennifer Egan
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Pluto had a tougher time getting through this book. The writing was a little rough, but the storyline was captivating.

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NOS4A2 | Joe Hill
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Pluto absolutely raced through this book. Joe hill is fantastic and this book does not disappoint. A powerfully written female lead who does everything in her power to destroy the evil preying on children. Filled with twists and turns and magic tunnels, this book will transport you to a new world.

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This book is beautiful!

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Danwilli2012
Gold Fame Citrus: A Novel | Claire Vaye Watkins
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Mehso-so

Pluto loved the beautifully sculpted setting. You can really imagine the landscape in front of your eyes. However, the story line was really lacking and the characters were really flat.

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Danwilli2012
The Fifty Year Sword | Mark Z. Danielewski
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Pluto thoroughly enjoyed this book. While visually appealing, it pulled you in like a campfire story that you hang on to. A confusing start blossoms into a beautifully jarring ending.

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Danwilli2012
Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Pluto loved this book. The design was absolutely beautiful. It was a book you could not put down. Set up like a a giant report, the dossier had video descriptions, IM conversations, and even the coding behind an insane AI that tries to kill everyone by turning them into rage zombies, in space!

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Danwilli2012
The Complete Sherlock Holmes | Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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This is Pluto, my Guinea Pig. He loves to read. And will often give reviews of books!

Mammaletterario I love that edition! 4y
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Danwilli2012
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Couldn't be happier to have these signed books by Mark Z. Danielewski.