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Rio_Youers

Rio_Youers

Joined January 2016

Author of WESTLAKE SOUL and THE FORGOTTEN GIRL.
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Halcyon | Rio Youers
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My new novel. Very proud. :)

wlivengood Congratulations!! I am working on my first book. I know you must be proud!! 1y
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First Blood | David Morrell
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Finally got around to reading this. A little dismayed that the author dropped a major spoiler in his intro. Other than that, I had a good time.

twohectobooks This is why I never read the intro anymore 2y
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I'm getting some insanely great reviews for this book and I couldn't be happier. This moment was a long time coming.

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Working my way through these guys. It's like felling a tree. Also reading RELICS by Tim Lebbon (great) and LIFE by Keith Richards.

Aurora0044 My daughter and I started reading the volumes. We are only on volume 11. The tv show really strayed from the comics 3y
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I don't entirely approve of the male pronoun, but I read these few sentences and just had to buy the book.

Kinyohq Yeah it's perfectly accurate! 2y
ButtBarn I‘m having the same reaction! I‘m excited to read this now! 2y
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Misery | Stephen King
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A recent reread. Absolutely terrific. My third favorite King novel, full of horror, power, and maniacal fan-love. A classic. Read this one if you haven't already (and you probably have).

Jennick2004 I haven't...but I will be 😁 3y
Gayan One of my favorites also. 3y
Elephantango Everyone always says the movie is so scary. I always tell them they haven't seen anything until they read the book. 3y
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Beatlebone | Kevin Barry

My current read. Mesmerizing, entirely bizarre. Reads like "Strawberry Fields Forever" sounds. I'm loving it.

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Westlake Soul | Rio Youers
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I'm so often awed by the impact this little book has made on its readers. I received an e-mail yesterday from a lady who told me she takes a copy wherever she goes, to remain positive during times of struggle. I tell you ... moments like that make all the hard work worthwhile.

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End of Watch | Stephen King
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Happy Father's Day to me!

Lexeegee This is next on my list! 4y
AnnaDesourdy Ah starting this trilogy soon!!! 4y
QueenAnne Enjoy!! I'm pretty hooked on this one already! 4y
Emily2091 Enjoy...I loved the first two books and I am halfway through this one and it's great too!!!:) 4y
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The Fireman | Joe Hill
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Counting the individual "books" of Joe Hill's THE FIREMAN is like counting the rings of a wonderful, storied old tree. (Seriously, you have to read this - it's terrific.)

Antonio I just started it. I'm an NH native so I'm already enthralled. 4y
IndyHannaJones I love Joe Hill. Maybe if I bat my eyelashes enough my boyfriend will buy it for me. Did you read N0S4a2? I looooved that book. 4y
MujerPerdida Ooooh I LOVED this! I read it in 16 hours straight 4y
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The Enchanted Wood | Enid Blyton
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Reading this to my daughter. Her first proper novel. Dame Slap is now called Dame Snap, and that's a good thing.

shawnmooney OMG! This book shaped my imagination in a big way. 4y
bedandabook This was the first book to really capture my daughter's imagination, and turn her into a bookworm. One to treasure. 4y
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The Fireman | Joe Hill
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Talking of Joe ... THE FIREMAN hits bookstores tomorrow. The reviews have been universally fantastic. Trust me, friends, you need this book. Buy it, cherish it, thank me later.

Monique Ssoooooo stoked! 4y
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I recently read a novella by Joe Hill - "Snapshot, 1988" - that blew me out of my socks. It'll be published in an upcoming issue of Cemetery Dance Magazine. I can't link to the magazine, so I'll link to Joe's short story collection, which is also bloody terrific!

SGJ Nice. Ready to read that one. 4y
Mimi28 I just downloaded this one yesterday. I am very excited that he is Stephen King's son! 4y
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Mongrels: A Novel | Stephen Graham Jones

"A Holden Caulfield analogue dropped into an old horror movie with a soundtrack by Warren Zevon." -- Kirkus Reviews.

MONGRELS is available now. Go buy it.

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A great collection of superhero-themed short stories, edited by Owen King and John McNally. Lookie ... mine's colorfully signed by Owen, and also by contributor (and totally amazing writer) Kelly Braffet.

SGJ Just nabbed it. Didn't even know about it. Thanks. 4y
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My OCD fairly bristles at the fact that THE OBSIDIAN HEART BOOK 2 is a full 6mm taller than THE OBSIDIAN HEART BOOK 1. (Great books, though.)

SGJ That is some true craziness. If the world cracks down the middle now, well, I think we'll all know why. 4y
Angelala007 I feel you. So wrong on so may 6 mm levels. 4y
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The Subterranean Press limited edition of Stephen King's THE GREEN MILE has a section at the back listing "Those Who Walked the Green Mile." And lookie-lookie who had a date with Old Sparky.

SGJ Very cool. Didn't know about this edition , even. 4y
Herbbb Yeah 4y
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My signed edition of CHE GUEVARA: A REVOLUTIONARY LIFE. I had drinks with Jon Lee Anderson after discovering he lives in my old hometown in England. Nice man. Had some great stories to tell.

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Rereading this right now. I'd forgotten just how intoxicating the language is. This book is - in many wonderful ways - full of magic.

SharonGoforth One of my all-time favorites 4y
susanw I love all things Bradbury! 4y
Literati86 Currently reading this for the first time, I can't believe I've never read any of Ray Bradury's works before. 4y
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The Wanderers | Richard Price
Mehso-so

An older novel set in the Bronx in the 1960s. No doubt realistic, but I found it a tad vulgar in places. Heck, maybe I'm getting old. Also, the Kindle conversion is a minefield of typos. Enjoyed it on the whole, but wouldn't recommend it to my granny.

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The Wanderers | Richard Price
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What we're currently reading in the Youers household.

thmscmns Ooooh I like that cover for Lexicon much better than my hardcover. 4y
Chris_Ryall Lexicon was great, a smart and fast read. 4y
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Added to my list.

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Loved this so much. I'd read many of the stories before, but having them together in one place felt like a gathering of close friends.

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Found this at the top of my TBR pile, still attached to Superman's cape.

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Slade House | David Mitchell
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A trippy house that defies the laws of physics; wicked, soul-sucking twins; beautifully crafted scenes and characters. Cripes ... what's not to love?

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Lock In | John Scalzi
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So ... what next? I'll let *you* decide.

Chris_Ryall Take a couple days and blow through Slade House before you dig into the other longer books. But that's a great stack in any order. 4y
Rio_Youers SLADE HOUSE it is! 4y
Matilda I've enjoyed all of Joe Hill's books! 4y
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Devil's Own Work | Alan Judd
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A short, knife-sharp read, packed with chills. You could almost believe the first draft was written in blood. Compelling, engrossing, brilliant. A modern classic.

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Devil's Own Work | Alan Judd
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Next up ... a gift from the very generous Owen King.

joe_hill GREAT fuckin book. 4y
Rio_Youers I'm two thirds of the way through. As mesmerizing as it is chilling. A wonderful, enriching, beautifully written piece of fiction. 4y
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I loved this book. Every page. It was full of character, quirk, and it had its share of creepy moments. Highly recommended.

joe_hill Yeah one of my very favs from last year. Chilling, smart, great collection of beautifully rendered characters. 4y
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This collection is gonna fly to the summit of my TBR mountain like it was stapled to Superman's cape.

Peterstraubnyc Thank you, Rio. It means a lot to me. 4y
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Started this yesterday. So far, it's terrific.

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Gotta love that hoodoo.

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The Hunt | Tim Lebbon
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An electrifying thriller from Tim. Pretty much balls to the wall, end-to-end action. Good stuff!

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Lock In | John Scalzi
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Birthday presents. Happy, indeed!

joe_hill Lock In has a nice dedication. 4y
Rio_Youers Yeah, I noticed that. :) 4y
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