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Spoonbenders
Spoonbenders: A novel | Daryl Gregory
A generations-spanning family of psychics--both blessed and burdened by their abilities--must use their powers to save themselves from the CIA, the local mafia, and a skeptic hell-bent on discrediting them in this hilarious, tender, magical novel about the invisible forces that bind us. The Telemachus family is known for performing inexplicable feats on talk shows and late-night television. Teddy, a master conman, heads up a clan who possess gifts he only fakes: there's Maureen, who can astral project; Irene, the human lie detector; Frankie, gifted with telekinesis; and Buddy, the clairvoyant. But when, one night, the magic fails to materialize, the family withdraws to Chicago where they live in shame for years. Until: As they find themselves facing a troika of threats (CIA, mafia, unrelenting skeptic), Matty, grandson of the family patriarch, discovers a bit of the old Telemachus magic in himself. Now, they must put past obstacles behind them and unite like never before. But will it be enough to bring The Amazing Telemachus Family back to its amazing life? From the Hardcover edition.
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Creadnorthey
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With winter setting in early this turned out to be an exceptionally fun and unexpected read. Part mob book part spy thriller mixed together with hucksters and shysters and the real psychic Macoy! A book about love, family and teeth.

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Jas16
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I had so much fun reading this one. A family of psychics are down on their luck after a disastrous TV appearance years ago. Things are going from bad to worse with pressure coming from both the mob and the government at the same time. All of comparisons to Arrested Development were spot on. This book has a cast of quirky characters, humor, but also a lot of tenderness. Once things began clicking together in the second half it was unputdownable.

Jas16 Thank you again for sending it to me @Mynameisacolour 2mo
Mynameisacolour Yay! I'm glad that you liked it! It sounded so good I picked up a copy for myself too. Looks like I'll have to bump it up on the TBR! 2mo
Jas16 @Joe_Jones Thanks for sharing the link. TV adaptations always make me nervous but it will be interesting to see what they do with it. 2mo
Jas16 @Mynameisacolour I hope you end up liking it as much as I did! 2mo
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Mynameisacolour
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Treated myself a little today. ❣😬❣
#bookedfortheseason

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Jas16
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Oh wow Heather. After a not pleasant end to a not pleasant week I went to a bookstore after work for some stress relief. I talked myself out of buying anything so coming home to this amazing surprise is such a wonderful treat. Thank you so much @Mynameisacolour I am really looking forward to reading this and I love the bookmark. You made my week.

Mynameisacolour Yay! I'm glad that it could brighten your day a little! 💛 I hope you get to have a relaxing and stress free weekend. 🤞😊 5mo
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TheBookStacker
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I loved this audiobook! Also here‘s a picture of Ginny our dog, she does this when the roomba runs. Hope you feel better! #PetsAndRecs

Clwojick This audiobook sounds like it‘ll be hilarious! Thank you. ♥️🐶 And your Ginny is adorable! 5mo
Theaelizabet Dogs and vacs, right? Not a good combination. I have two dogs who would be simpatico with your lovely friend. 5mo
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Centique
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Man this was fun. Imagine the family from Arrested Development, but some of them have psychic powers, everybody has a secret, and add in a government agency for the supernatural and the mob. The Telemachus family used to be famous for their powers but things have gone downhill, Irene can‘t hold down a job, Frankie‘s in debt, Buddy has stopped speaking and patriarch Teddy falls in love with a new woman every few weeks. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⬇️

Centique This is told from multiple perspectives and switches from past to present frequently. Honestly being a little confused is part of this book‘s charm - but I know that isn‘t to everybody‘s tastes. This is light and humorous, but very well written and it has a big heart. I definitely fell in love with this eccentric family. 6mo
Jas16 great review! 6mo
mreads I really enjoyed this too😀 6mo
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Centique @Jas16 thanks so much 😘 6mo
Centique @mreads it was so different to anything else I‘ve read lately 😊 6mo
Tanisha_A Sounds a little like The Incredibles! 6mo
Centique @Tanisha_A you‘re not wrong! 😋👌 6mo
readordierachel Sold! 6mo
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Quippe
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Daryl Gregory‘s historical fantasy novel is a whimsical, entertaining affair that has a real Wes Anderson wistful vibe to it. Although some of the plot twists are predictable, there‘s still a lot of enjoyment to be had from the skill Gregory displays in unveiling them and I especially liked Irene who‘s been forced to be the grown up in the family) and the troubled Buddy who is plagued by knowledge he cannot share.

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Pedrocamacho
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I loved the central idea of this book: a family of actual psychics that had once been debunked on national television. Overall, it turned out to be a fun, light story about the subsequent history of this family.

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CaraLiane
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I‘m so glad I read this. I was on the fence at the beginning. Many of the characters were not immediately likable but, as often occurs in real life, once I got to know them, I just wanted more. Any uncertainties at the beginning were totally worth the payoff in the second half of the book. Now I want a sequel!

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Effischer
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All of these came off of my hold list at the same time 😩 I don‘t know what to read first...Spoonbenders is audio, but which of the other three should I start with??? Help!!! #bookishproblems

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theabdullah
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I enjoyed the book. It was very relaxed compared to the usual books I read. It‘s a story about a dysfunctional psychic family and all the shenanigans each of the members find themselves in. Pretty quick read, pretty enjoyable. Beware there are profanities used as well as some sexually suggestive content.

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Well-ReadNeck
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Looking for a good dysfunctional family tale in anticipation of Thanksgiving?? Here are a few of my favorites!

https://wellreadneck.wordpress.com/2018/11/16/a-dysfunctional-family-feast/

cathysaid Listened to the Tropper book on audio and loved it! 12mo
mrp27 😂😂 12mo
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Kleonard
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Loved this one! A family of dysfunctional magicians and a narrative spanning four decades?! I‘m all in. ❤️

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amb
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This was a fun little book about a family that has psychic powers, or do they? At one point the family had a career in show-business, but it was ruined when a renowned debunker ruined them on live TV. It is less about the psychic abilities than it is about the family dynamics and how that early celebrity and disillusion effected them as they moved from childhood to adulthood. There is also a bit of a caper/adventure feel to it. And the mob.

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BeckyMerilatt
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My awesome coworker joined Litsy!! Everyone should say hello and follow her! @ReadingSpoon

Texreader Welcome @ReadingSpoon !! Hope you love it here!! 1y
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Settings
Spoonbenders: A novel | Daryl Gregory
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Okay, I guess. The second half picks up. The other reviewers are correct in that no spoons are bent.

Read because it was nominated for the 2018 Nebula awards.

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zezeki
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I said I'll stop buying books... #noselfcontrol #bookbuyingban #bookhaul 😂📓📘📚

Oblomov26 I have said the same thing - many times 1y
readordierachel I make and break that pact with myself weekly. You're among friends :) 1y
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Abby2
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Really fun and clever story. He writes great dialogue

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GenreMinxReviews
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Mehso-so

This story is quite fun from the supernatural aspect. All the different powers that are a part of the Telemachus family was very cool. There‘s a ton of family drama if you are into that kind of thing & there are outside forces putting pressure on an already dysfunctional family. For me, there were some humorous moments but there were also moments where I was quite annoyed or disgusted. ……Full review at www.thegenreminx.com #TheGenreMinxBookReviews

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Laalaleighh
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Not a single spoon was bent in this entire book.

julesG Probably the best review I've read in a long time. 😁 2y
CouronneDhiver 😂😂😂 2y
Seekingtardis Is it because there is no spoon? #weareinthematrix 2y
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Laalaleighh @julesg haha thank you 😊 2y
Laalaleighh @Seekingtardis it‘s cause there‘s not enough plot. But I was promised spoons and they weren‘t there. There was a bent key. Should have called it keybenders 2y
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Brie
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A zany story about a family of psychics and con artists. The Telemachus family used to be famous until tragedy struck and now with both the government and the Chicago mob after them, their special powers may not be enough to save them. Lots of humor, lots of heart.

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LMJenkins
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Reviewsbylola Those Steinbecks. 😍😍 2y
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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I really liked this mind bender. It was a family drama, personal and deep. But it also had some magic.

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slightlyfoxed
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My current TBR stack! I‘m trying to get through the Nebula/Norton nominees I haven‘t read yet. #ReadingResolutions #MarchTBR

2BR02B Autonomous is a book club pick, so I'll be reading it this month too. 😁 2y
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BeththeBookDragon
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Not sure what I think so far...

Redwritinghood Yeah, I was so-so on this one. 2y
BeththeBookDragon @Redwritinghood It‘s starting to grow on me. 2y
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ContraryMary
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Book 6. 5🌟. This one I highly recommend! I liked all the characters and I really enjoyed that way that it was written. Absolutely favourite read so far this year, I can see myself rereading it in the future!

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ContraryMary
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January round up. Plus two ebooks. I think the tagged book was my favourite.

TheLibrarian Spoonbenders has been on my shelf for awhile but haven‘t heard too many things about it. Guess I‘ll need to move it on my tbr pile. 2y
Meeko93 I need that quote! 2y
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andrea.m17
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wen4blu
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Up next - I was so excited to find this one at the library book sale that I didn't notice it was large print until I set down to read it. 🤓

TheWordJar I purposely checked out a large print book once when all the other editions were checked out with holds. My eyes thanked me in the end! 🤓 2y
DivineDiana Love your creative photo! ❤️ (edited) 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Cool photo! 2y
Godmotherx5 Cool photo 2y
SilversReviews Cute!! 2y
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Bibliotini
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Having a lazy day-in body. My mind is being highly entertained by this lovable family.

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Bibliotini
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Starting this today. Sounds promising.

JanuarieTimewalker13 It was fun. I still think about this family! 2y
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Happiestwhenreading
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This was good, but not as un-put-down-able as I had hoped it would be. I loved the concept of the story, but I‘m not sure the author pulled it off. To be honest, for the majority of the book, I wondered if the family truly had any psychic abilities or if they were all just delusional about their abilities. Anyway, this one was just so-so for me.

LiteraryNephilim Exactly how I felt. I thought, are they just con artists? No attachment to any of the characters and the book didn't hold my attention until the very end. Subpar mediocrity. 2y
Happiestwhenreading @LiteraryNephilim yes! I wavered between delusion and con-artistry as well. So bummed. 2y
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PJPeski
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A little reading before what (I hope) will be a very busy day at the store today. Always good to start with a smile.

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RedbagReadbooks
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4.5/5⭐️. Loved this book. It was slow to start but after the first fifty pages I just could not put it down.

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RedbagReadbooks
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This also made me laugh out loud 🤣🤣🤣🤤🤯

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RedbagReadbooks
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This made me giggle 🤭

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RedbagReadbooks
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I can‘t seem to stick with a book. I have started this one once already. This time it seems to be sticking and I am really enjoying it. Sometimes I just need a book with that underlying sarcasm to keep me going 🧐🤯🤬

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BookishTrish
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December early morning #audiowalk

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Allietaylor16
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I started this months ago then got distracted. I picked it back up this afternoon and can't put it down!

SandyW This looks like a fun read. I'll be curiousto see your review. 2y
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JodyS
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It has been a while since i posted here but I am back lol. I have to say this book was pretty enjoyable about half way through as things began to come together. If you like quirky books this one might be for you 😃

KateFulfordAuthor @JodyS perhaps you could consider my debut? Reviews are saying: “I loved this book more than I initially thought I would. Fulford infuses her characters with intense personalities that are prone to clashing with those of others. I loved Eve from the very beginning..." It‘s been nominated for The People's Book Prize 2018 too!

Learn more via the link in the BIO
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BookishTrish
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After the rain #audiowalk

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BookishTrish
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Morning listening view. Three audiobook holds came in at the same time. Which one is awesome? Others tagged below.

CouronneDhiver I haven‘t heard of any of them. Lol 2y
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Christinak I have spoonbenders on my tbr - let me know how it is. It sounds intriguing. (edited) 2y
Schlinkles I really enjoyed Spoonbenders. It has an Arrested Development feel to it. 2y
Dolly I didn't care for Mrs Fletcher. At. All. 2y
BookishTrish @dolly I'm wondering how it'll work as an audiobook. So far it's very unflinching 2y
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Books_Wine_Repeat
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This is funny and endearing look at a family of psychics. The beginning is a bit slow but overall, the Telemachus Family was very relatable and hilarious.

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JanuarieTimewalker13
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Slow start, but it picks up and is a lot of fun. I'll miss this family of psychics!

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JanuarieTimewalker13
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This is picking up. Started a bit slow for me, but getting more fun. If you have an interest in astral projection, and other psi, you'd enjoy this. Just about halfway through at this point.

rachelm I ended up liking this one quite a bit. Multiple POV is always hard to get into a first I think. 2y
Bklover It matches your chair! 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @rachelm you know, I never thought about it that way!! I really would like to take an English course that dissects a novel...I think there's so much I don't pay attention to!!! 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Bklover Yes!! I love the cover and the chair!!! 😀 2y
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Jenna2
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LucySparrow
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I‘m currently reading “Spoonbenders” and love it so far. 🤗

RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
tif Ooh!! This looks like a great book! Adding to my list! 2y
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quinas
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While Gus looks unimpressed, this was a very entertaining read. Light, witty, imaginative and a nice throwback if you grew up during the nineties as I did.

JanuarieTimewalker13 Do you think there's a possibility of a sequel? The only reason I ask that is bc of the date Buddy wrote down in Denny's. Or do you think that's when he dies? 2y
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mtns_of_books
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Edit : read and gave 4.5 🌟 unique read.

#currentlyreading one of the books from the latest #bookhaul and loving it so far.
#scifi #psychic #cia ...need I say more ?