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Joined April 2016

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Arcade | Drew Nellins Smith
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My #fridayread from a couple weeks ago. A coming of age story unlike any other except that coming of age is unlike anything else. Bold, daring, and not for the faint of heart.

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Carrie | Stephen King
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Happy Birthday Stephen King! Thanks for all the yarns that knit our lives together.

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The Gloaming | Melanie Finn
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This one is just a beauty. Prose so delicate it is like water moving around rock.

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The Gloaming | Melanie Finn
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Just jumped to second on my fall #tbr list after ARCADE BY David Nellins Smith

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Gerald's Game | Stephen King
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The middle period! Some of the best and worst

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Pet Sematary | Stephen King
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Of Stephen King's classic #books, what's the scariest?

MMenefee Good question! For me, it's probably Cujo. It's not my fav or his best, but what happens to Cujo could actually happen to a beloved family member and that frightens me. 6y
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Insomnia | Stephen King
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The back jacket makes this book sound like a must read. I remember the original jacket flap never sounded this intriguing.
As I have been thinking about my own jacket, it's amazing how much the point of view of the jacket script transforms the stakes of the story.

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It | Stephen King
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This new edition is especially creepy. I think it would scare me on the shelf in my office when I'm working late.

MMenefee I had to cover over the pic of Pennywise on the spine of my old paperback. I didn't need that staring at me, or possibly climbing off the shelf. 6y
Deserthorror So true. The original cover was pretty great too. The storm drain. The green claw slithering through the grate. 6y
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Drifter | Nicholas Petrie
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Went to one of my favorite indie bookstores in Rockport, MA and found this book. Sounds good. Very excited to check it out.

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Too many #tbr books today. No more book store trips.

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Pressure | Brian Keene
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That's it, only action stories for the rest of the summer! Especially if they have covers this beautiful.

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I want to read something this good again this summer! One of last year's best thrillers

MrBook Loved this one. Kept me on my toes the whole time. 6y
Deserthorror Me too 6y
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This Is Where It Ends | Marieke Nijkamp
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Sounds too terrifying for words.

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The Glacier | Jeff Wood
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For those who have filled their #summerreading list. This is a perfect September book

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The Atomic Weight of Love | Elizabeth J. Church
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As beautifully design as it is written. A woman who sets her passions aside for love in 1940s Los Alamos, New Mexico during a time of dark secrecy and danger.

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The Atomic Weight of Love | Elizabeth J. Church
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I'm particularly excited about this one! Great title. Set in New Mexico--one of my favorite places on earth. From a great publisher that spots top notch talent. 4th Estate Books

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I want to call it hard boiled noir at its best, but I think cops or detectives have to show up for it to be hard boiled.
The inspiration for Camus The Stranger-- what more do you need.
A+

MrBook Nice! 6y
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One of America's trifecta of lit grit greats. You can smell the engine oil on the page. And the gun powder burns stain your hands.

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The Fireman | Joe Hill
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Some of #horrors finest tonight in Brookline, MA. Joe Hill, Paul Trembly, Thomas Olde Heuvelt

MrBook They were all together?! Amazing! 6y
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HEX | Thomas Olde Heuvelt
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Tomorrow night. Brookline Booksmith. 7pm. A gathering of some of this generations best horror writers. @joe_hill Thomas Olde Heuvelt Paul Trombley

BookishFeminist What a great lineup 😍 6y
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Epic line up of #writers in Brookline next Monday

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HEX | Thomas Olde Heuvelt
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The Fireman | Joe Hill
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Best line up of readings this summer in Brookline.

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Sounds fascinating

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The Last One: A Novel | Alexandra Oliva
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The dark side of reality TV. What if the world ended when you were a contestant in a game. Would you believe it or just think it was a perverse twist of the producer's imagination.

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The Road | Cormac McCarthy
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One of the strangest, most profound paragraphs of 21st Century Literature. The labyrinth of human history carved into the side of our predecessors--the fish.

shawnmooney Wow... 6y
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#summerreading time. Pirates, treasure, tropical locals. Makes a mojito and pull up a porch chair. This is going to be a good yarn!

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The Isle of Youth: Stories | Laura van den Berg
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Perfect #fridayread
Especially the story Antarctica. Siblings searching for each other on the frozen halo of the earth.

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The Last One: A Novel | Alexandra Oliva
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Just started. Eerily similar to a screenplay I had produced in January/2016. So perversely intrigued to see how the author resolve the story. So far the 3rd person of the prologue works better than the 1st person present of the 1st chapter.
It reads like a dark turn on Lifetime Channels Unreal.

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Before the Fall | Noah Hawley
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A thriller for people who like their characters to propel the story.

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Do people still read this book? They should! When you get to the end it's like you slammed a slush puppy and your brain stops and your head vibrates.

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All the Missing Girls | Megan Miranda
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Remember that disconcerting feeling when you walked out of the movie Momento. Like walking backwards with your eyes closed and being told all the secrets.

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True Grit | Charles Portis
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Undisputed American Classic. Beautiful new over from Overlook Press

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All the Missing Girls | Megan Miranda
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It could give the buzziest books of the summer a run for their money.

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Crow Fair: Stories | Thomas McGuane
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The kind of funny that splits your sides open then inserts hot coals and stitches them closed again.

Read the brief, biting "The Casserole" and wait for the narrator to catch up to the inevitable kick in the gut from his in laws and wife.

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We Eat Our Own | Kea Wilson
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A cannibal movie gone horribly wrong. Loosely based on true events. #read it this summer

ReadingOver50 Sounds fun! 7y
Deserthorror It is 7y
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If George Saunders says it's a "thrill ride" I'm in.

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Research, research, research

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The Good Soldier | Ford Maddox Ford
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The original unreliable narrator.
Before Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train there was Ford Madox Ford. And everyone else pales in comparison.

shawnmooney I want to read his 800-pager, 'Parade's End,' and then watch the acclaimed TV miniseries starring Benedict Cumberbatch. 7y
Deserthorror I haven't tapped into that one. He's such a great writer I bet everything he touched is gold. 7y
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HEX | Thomas Olde Heuvelt
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Long after you put it down you still feel like someone is in the shadowy corner of the room watching you.

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Pop. 1280 | Jim Thompson

If someone were to come back from hell this is the story he would tell.

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Healing Earthquakes: Poems | Jimmy Santiago Baca
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Love poems from a place that is older than faith

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American Pastoral | Philip Roth

Not yet so flawlessly Americanized

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American Pastoral | Philip Roth
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Under the Pitons one of the tour de force short stories of the nineties. Down on his luck cook tries to make a big score in order to open a restaurant. In deep water before he leaves the dock.

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