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review 2019-09-16 03:20
Bunny ★★★★★
Bunny - Mona Awad

I’m honestly not sure what I just read. I think it made sense, in a way, sort of, by the end. What I do know is that it was funny, and sad, and nightmarish. It was batshit insane, and I could not stop listening to it until the story was over. Warning: buckets o’ blood. And mini-cupcakes, with sprinkles.

 

Audiobook, via Audible. Sophie Amoss did a terrific job, for the most part. Her Bunnies were wonderfully horrific, but her accent for a Scotsman sounded just like I would sound, trying to imitate a Scotsman.

 

 

 

I read this book for the Booklikes Halloween Bingo 2019, for the square Dark Academia: Any mystery, suspense, supernatural or horror that takes place at a school - high school, college, boarding school, etc. This story takes place at a college in New England, with the main characters all graduate students.

 

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review 2019-09-15 20:01
Deliverance ★★★★☆
Deliverance - James Dickey,Will Patton

If you can persevere through the first third of this book, it will reward you with an excellent vintage thriller. But it was a challenge to get there. I don’t know what it was about the early to mid 1970’s that had the American adult population so invested in interminable navel-gazing, but it seems that every book I’ve read from that time frame is determined to investigate every fiber of belly-button lint it can find. This particular book is about The Domesticated Suburban Man who has lost touch with his Manly Man self, and whether he can get back in touch with it once civilization has been stripped away and he must fight for his survival, and Who Is He after such an experience.

 

I’m sorry if I made this sound horrible. It’s actually a very enjoyable ride (eventually), and well worth the time spent on it.

 

Audiobook, via Audible. Will Patton provides an outstanding performance as narrator.

 

 

I read this book for the Booklikes Halloween Bingo 2019, for the square In the Dark, Dark Woods: a mystery, suspense, horror or supernatural book in which the forest/woods plays a significant role, or which has a forest/woods on the cover. This book is set in the Georgia wilderness, with critical action taking place both on the river and in the surrounding woods.

 

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text 2019-09-15 05:53
Reading progress update: I've read 351 out of 351 pages.
The Score - Elle Kennedy

 

Loved this Re-read 

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quote 2019-09-15 00:18

“And don’t think I didn’t feel you kick me right before I passed out. Who does that, Summer? Who kicks a man when he’s down?” From the corner of my eye, I see Tucker sink to the floor. He buries his face in his hands, shaking with laughter.
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review 2019-09-14 13:41
The Innocence Game (DNF) ★★☆☆☆
The Innocence Game - Michael Harvey

Sometimes, I try something new. I’ll pick up an author I haven’t read before, without recommendations from trusted friends, on the strength of the synopsis and a scan of reviews from total strangers. It’s worth the gamble of my precious reading time, because I’ve occasionally found new authors and their whole back catalogs and future work to enjoy. This time, the gamble did not pay off. The characters were all too annoying, the suspension of disbelief required to accept some of these characters and events too great, and the mystery not compelling enough to keep me reading. DNF at 36%.

 

Audiobook, borrowed from my public library via Overdrive.

 

 

I attempted to read this book for the Booklikes Halloween Bingo 2019, for the square Amateur Sleuth: This mystery will have a main character who is not a member of law enforcement. I have another audiobook in mind as a substitute for this square.

 

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