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The Troop
The Troop | Nick Cutter
WINNER OF THE JAMES HERBERT AWARD FOR HORROR WRITING The Troop scared the hell out of me, and I couldnt put it down. This is old-school horror at its best. Stephen King Once every year, Scoutmaster Tim Riggs leads a troop of boys into the Canadian wilderness for a weekend camping tripa tradition as comforting and reliable as a good ghost story around a roaring bonfire. The boys are a tight-knit crew. Theres Kent, one of the most popular kids in school; Ephraim and Max, also well liked and easygoing; then theres Newt the nerd and Shelley the odd duck. For the most part, they all get along and are happy to be therewhich makes Scoutmaster Tims job a little easier. But for some reason, he cant shake the feeling that something strange is in the air this year. Something waiting in the darkness. Something wicked It comes to them in the night. An unexpected intruder, stumbling upon their campsite like a wild animal. He is shockingly thin, disturbingly pale, and voraciously hungrya man in unspeakable torment who exposes Tim and the boys to something far more frightening than any ghost story. Within his body is a bioengineered nightmare, a horror that spreads faster than fear. One by one, the boys will do things no person could ever imagine. And so it begins. An agonizing weekend in the wilderness. A harrowing struggle for survival. No possible escape from the elements, the infectedor one another. Part Lord of the Flies, part 28 Days Laterand all-consumingthis tightly written, edge-of-your-seat thriller takes you deep into the heart of darkness, where fear feeds on sanityand terror hungers for more.
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Lexeegee
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One of the most disturbing books I have read in a long time.

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ElizaMarie
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This was so amazing! Horrific, but so good. I can really see this being an amazing movie/miniseries :)

#the52bookclub2022 36: Prompt: Recommended by a Favorite Author

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anniebannanie
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Yup almost gagged reading this…but so good!

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ElizaMarie
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Pretty intense so far! Not sure if I will be able to use this book for #AudioCleaning / #AudioChores but... we will see. I have been laying in bed for the past 2 days (felt so icky) but.. was able to read read and read. But, I need to do just a couple of things today (to prepare for my work week)

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ElizaMarie
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This is next up in my #AudioCommute / #AudioOrganizing / #AudioCleaning book :)

BeeMagical Ooooo it‘s a weird one lol! I still think about it (shivers*😬)😂 3mo
ElizaMarie @BeeMagical I‘m loving it so far !!! 3mo
BookDragonNotWorm Brace yourself! 😁😱 3mo
ElizaMarie @BookDragonNotWorm oooo I‘m so excited !!! 3mo
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BeeMagical
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Mehso-so

Book 12🎧
Oh… my…LAWD. I‘m not even sure I can put this book into words🤢😦
My best attempt ➡️ Grotesque, vividly descriptive, disgusting, horrifying… just why…!
I could have done without a certain character… you‘ll see🐈
I did enjoy it but it was a bit much at times 😂

Scout leader Riggs and his 5 scouts are on a weekend camping trip, an island just off the coast of PEI. When they arrived they never expected to run into a monster like this.

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Gissy
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It is super gory, dark and violent. There is one small part where animal cruelty was committed by one of the characters. It is like sci-fi horror. I think is YA. It is better if you go blind. If you liked those old movies like Alien where a strange creatures are inside of people you will like this one. Like most of horror movies, unreal but I liked it🤷🏽‍♀️I like the way characters were described. It was also sad.3.9/4⭐️As a YA horror story

TheSpineView Great job! 8mo
Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏🙌 8mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 8mo
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candc320
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Look guys!!! For the first time all year I got a #bingo on my #bookspinbingo board!!! And I‘m pretty sure I read more this month than any other all year long! These readathons and #scarathlon2021 works 😆! #teamslaughter #20in4 #screamathon #spookoweenreadathon

TheAromaofBooks Yay bingo!!!! I also read a lot more this month because of #Scarathlon. Apparently I'm really inspired by scoring points LOL 8mo
candc320 Lol, I think I had that same motivation , @TheAromaofBooks 😆😆!! 8mo
Clwojick Wooohoooo! Way to go! ❤️ 8mo
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Andrew65 Congratulations 👏👏👏 8mo
candc320 Thank you , @Andrew65 !!! 8mo
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candc320
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Finished this one just in the nick of time! Wow this was bleak! That‘s not to say it wasn‘t a good story, but it was dark and gruesome and involved illness/death/insanity/ sociopathy of teenagers. Perfect for this time of year is what I‘m saying 😉. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 16 pts for #teamslaughter #scarathlon2021

kplovesbooks Omg. This sounds fantasticly creepy and interesting!! Adding to my TBR now! 8mo
candc320 Yay I hope you love it, @kplovesbooks !! 8mo
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magyklyXdelish
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After reading “Little Heaven” I expected it to be gross, but I think this was more disgusting, honestly. Which I‘m okay with. I like when horror makes me scared or uncomfy. The only things I didn‘t necessarily care for were the ending and the excessive animal violence.

5 points since this is more horror but 110 for the 11 hours reading time. So 115 points for #TeamSlaughter

#BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 9mo
magyklyXdelish @collegecatlady I mailed this one and hollow places out to you today! Sorry for the lateness!! 9mo
collegecatlady @magyklyXdelish No problem! Thanks for letting me know 9mo
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magyklyXdelish
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It‘s a cloudy and windy 65 degrees outside so a perfect day to sit with a gross book and yummy coffee at my fave coffee shop ♥️😍

This is my type of weather 😌
Hope everyone is having a good day 🌻

Bookwormjillk This sounds like exactly what I need to read right now. 9mo
magyklyXdelish @Bookwormjillk it‘s so disgusting and I‘m only 93 pages in lol I love horror books that make you uncomfortable and Nick Cutter‘s books do exactly that 😬😃 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hey ❤️👏🏻 9mo
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magyklyXdelish
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Diving right in to the next book. After reading “Little Heaven” last year and loving it, I‘m really excited for this one ♥️

BeeMagical This sounds SO good!! 9mo
BookDragonNotWorm I really liked this one! Brace yourself. 😁 9mo
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shadowspeak17
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️1/2
There‘s a lot about this book that felt excessive. Sometimes that worked for me, and sometimes it didn‘t. I really liked how creepy and unsettling the beginning was, but that ended up fading, and then it was just gross, which didn‘t work as well for me.

#lmpbc #GroupS #catsoflitsy #Ember

Leftcoastzen Awww!😻 9mo
collegecatlady It should have been shorter for sure!! 9mo
Hazel2019 There were definitely pieces I didn‘t read in detail because they were just too much 9mo
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BookwormOfTheDamned
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In this episode, I review the unsettling body horror novel, "The Troop" by Nick Cutter!

https://youtu.be/re6i6Ds5QB0

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shadowspeak17
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The next book for #lmpbc got here today. I can‘t wait to get started! 😄

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reading_rainbow
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This book was relentlessly disgusting and repulsive and I absolutely DEVOURED it [ha ha ha] couldn‘t put it down, great gross out horror
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

TheNeverendingTBR I heard this book is 🤢 ...makes me curious. #tbr 10mo
reading_rainbow @TheNeverendingTBR I loved it! Definitely check it out! I‘ve already put his other books on my TBR. Super gross but fun lol 10mo
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reading_rainbow
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🕸Spooky Season🕸 Its raining and actually a bit cool today!! 🖤 Starting the Troop rn🏕

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Gina
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Gettin my scare on rustic style

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Hazel2019
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Wow…what to say about this one. It‘s a good horror, creepy, weird, gross, gory…maybe too much so for my taste but overall the book is great. I did have to skip a few pages here and there where it just got to be too much but if that stuff doesn‘t bother you, definitely pick it up. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ - would have been higher if it wasn‘t for all the stomach-turning scenes. #LMPBC #Round12 #GroupS @suvata @shadowspeak17 @collegecatlady @magyklyXdelish

magyklyXdelish Can NOT wait ♥️ I read little heaven by him in another LMPBC group and that one was gross and gory and fun. Lol 11mo
Reggie He‘s totally the king of the creepy crawlies. 11mo
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collegecatlady
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I finished my #lmpbc #groupS pick! I don‘t want to spoil anything with my review, so I‘ll just say gory times are ahead. I‘ll have this on its way to you this afternoon @Hazel2019

Hazel2019 Yikes lol can‘t wait tho!!!! 11mo
magyklyXdelish Yay so excited!!!! 11mo
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AkashaVampie
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@ElizaMarie

I am not sure if u know about this book. I was watching BookTube the other day and one of them were talking about this book. She said it kind of reads like a King book. So obviously, I thought of u. She did say it is gory so be prepared for that. Let me know if u pick this up.

aperfectmjk I listened to the audio... highly recommend. 12mo
ElizaMarie I am stacking it! Thanks! 12mo
AkashaVampie @ElizaMarie ur welcome sweetie!!!! 12mo
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collegecatlady
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Hazel2019 This is going to be so much fun!!!! 13mo
magyklyXdelish I‘m so excited for this round 😍😍 13mo
shadowspeak17 I‘m really looking forward to this round! 😄 13mo
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ElleSkel
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“EAT EAT EAT EAT”

So gross.
#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

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ElleSkel
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Starting the tagged title to kick this one off since I finished a book last night. I have been told this one is really gross so I will try not to overshare throughout my journey 😀

#AnyWayYouReadathon

Thanks for hosting @kimmypete1 @Eggbeater @MidnightBookGirl !

Reagan The Troop is excellent and pretty gross at times. 1y
ElleSkel @Reagan I read lots of horror but for some reason I am still weary of this one. It has been on my TBR for ages and I have been afraid of it I think. Should make for an interesting read if I am already scared and I haven‘t even started yet! 1y
Eggbeater I love gross! Thanks for joining! 1y
kimmypete1 Happy to have you! 1y
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JacqMac
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I was sitting next to the teen, as he was reading The Troop. His phone went off and he jumped out of his skin. I think he‘s at a good part. I love it when he loves a book I gave him.

Sleepswithbooks That‘s awesome 😂 1y
vivastory I read this years ago & it's still one of the most unsettling I've ever read 1y
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night_shift
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Well, that was wholly upsetting. Very, very gross. I do not recommend reading while eating.

night_shift #Popsugar2021 set mostly or entirely outdoors 1y
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TheLibrarian
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Sorry @FantasyChick but this is one #NewYearWhoDis book I couldn‘t finish ☹️

This is my 2nd attempt at reading The Troop. As a lover of horror, I didn‘t find it to be too disgusting but I‘m not a fan of animal abuse in books. Plus after 25%, I was still feeling a bit bored.

monalyisha Yikes! Can‘t win em all. To the next! 1y
FantasyChick I agree that the animal abuse was a bit much. The worm horror didn't get me near as bad as that. This one is kind of hit or miss and I can see why. It's not for everyone. Hopefully the next one is better for you!! 1y
Godpants I don‘t really get the cult behind his stuff, I find it all a little underwhelming. 1y
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night_shift I just finished this and boy was it gross. I had to put it down for some time after a particular animal scene that was just.. really tough. 1y
TheLibrarian @UnidragonFrag Animal scenes get me. If it doesn‘t pop up till the end, I tend to power through but this was a tad much (and early). 1y
night_shift @TheLibrarian yeah, same. I'm trying to remember.. but I don't think there's anything as bad after that. I can definately understand not wanting to finish after that though 😰 1y
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Vanillacourt
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This book was as ominous as it looks. #thetroop #nickcutter #horror

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night_shift
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Technically I'm not currently reading this one (as I'm hooked on the Shadowshaper Cypher trilogy), but I AM living with this large mug of coffee. Reading The Troop is a rough go during lunch as it's so disgusting, so... yeah lol

cdcnmac Lovely mug!🍵 2y
night_shift It's a work mug, but thanks! I like how huge it is (that much coffee is deff necessary for work lol) 2y
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Nazgul93
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2. I found this one very disgusting! But I love it!
3. I don't like the The shining directed by Stanley Kubrick.
4. Werewolves!
5. Playing cards, pins, stickers, funko's, and socks!
#CreepyChristmas @teebe

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Marmie7
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#CreepyChristmas @teebe
1. Creepiest book I've read 🤢
2. One word, worms...
3. I don't like The Exorcist- I dislike that type of horror
4. Zombies and Werewolves
5. I have a horror bookshelf that I like putting little horror related items on.

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FantasyChick
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I'm not into infections but this was pretty good.

The gore didn't bother me as much as I thought it would but the animals.....that hurt. I also kept thinking that the boys were younger than they were and it drove me nuts BUT for a book out of my comfort zone, I really enjoyed it

Knocks off PEI for #ReadCanada too!

#novelnovember #crushtherush #bookspinbingo
@Andrew65 @TheAromaofBooks @Book_Fiend_Melissa @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick

Andrew65 Sounds good 😍 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Sometimes it's good to test the waters in a different genre. Way to go! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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Traci1
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Eh, this was not so much scary as just gross. I felt like Cutter was trying to channel Stephen King with this one, and he didn't really succeed. It wasn't awful. But it came close.

Book 3/20 finished for #crushtherush

I was having trouble focusing on my print book so went w/ audio while watching cnn on mute. And I can't decide what made me want to puke more, the gory parts of the book or the news. Having a nervous breakdown over here. 🥺

Bklover Right there with you! 2y
allureofbeauty I agree. I wasn‘t scared by it. It was gross. And I was disappointed 2y
4thhouseontheleft 😰😰 2y
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JoeMo
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I ran out of steam a bit in the final week between obsessing over election news and taking a long overdue weekend trip.

Week 4 total: 701 points
Scarathlon Grand Total: 4595 points

I think this was the most I‘ve ever read in a month thanks in part to the team aspect! Most importantly, it was a lot of fun to see what others were up to regardless of their team and to grab some reading recommendations I never would have known about!

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Clwojick
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This was dark as hell 🖤

Finished off #24B4Monday with 24h6m. I thought I was behind schedule when I fell asleep yesterday, but looks like I just hit my goal and finished 6.5 books.

Sleepswithbooks This was my favorite October book I think 😃 2y
jb72 Wow 🤩 great job! 2y
Andrew65 Fantastic 👏👏👏🙌🥳🍾🥂🍾🥂 Thanks for playing along. 😊 2y
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JenlovesJT47 Hey! I was gone this weekend so I didn‘t post my huge list of words for the game last week. The last day I worked on it was Thursday. Going to post it soon, just wanted to make sure it would still count for last week 😣 2y
Clwojick @JenlovesJT47 If you post your weekly total soon, its fine. We haven't made the weekly team vs team point update yet 2y
Clwojick @Stacypatrice I almost had to skip forward in a few parts. The turtle part almost made me gag. (edited) 2y
Sleepswithbooks The turtle 😢 2y
Clwojick @JenlovesJT47 Hey jen! the team totals are now posted, but just include last weeks game points into your last weeks rap up at the end of this week :) 2y
JenlovesJT47 I posted my points yesterday, did you see them? Sorry I got behind! 2y
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magicalshelves
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DNF at 28%. This book is gross and disturbing. While listening to it I had to frantically skip forward a part where one of the boy scouts tortures a crawfish because I felt disgusted and horrified while listening to it. The body horror of the creature made me uncomfortable and after ruminating over whether I wanted to stick with the book and find out what happens or quit, I just decided that it was not worth forcing myself to listen to the rest.

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watermelontaco13
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Lord of the Flies meets Contagion. I expected this book to scare the crap out of me, especially after seeing it on a list for Most Terrifying Books. Instead, I wanted to vomit half the time and ended up skimming the last few chapters so I could see who lived. Terrifying my ass. 🙄
⭐️/5

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Luulit
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#CommissionsEarned
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Once every year, Scoutmaster Tim Riggs leads a troop of boys into the Canadian wilderness for a weekend camping trip...

#audible #audiblebooks #books #audiobooks
#usa #horror

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candority
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I went into The Troop expecting it to become one of my favourite horror novels, but I was sorely disappointed. Other than a few queasy, uncomfortable scenes, I didn‘t find this book overly scary. Disgusting? Yes. Way too heavy handed on the animal torture? Yes. Scary? No. I was disappointed by the stereotypical characters, the tropes, and the fact that it was gross just for the sake of being gross.

This was my #PEI pick for #ReadCanada. 2⭐

inthegreensandblues I started listening to this on Scribd but not feeling very invested, and your comment about animal torture is making me think I'm gonna bail. 2y
KVanRead Yup. Waaay too gross for me. I had to bail. The lab chimp scene did me in.🤢😥 2y
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MsMelissa I really think I‘m going to need to re-read Anne of Green Gables for PEI. This was going to be my choice, but based on reviews I just don‘t think I can do it. @KVanRead 2y
KVanRead @Book_Fiend_Melissa I‘m going to try a book of PEI ghost stories this month, but if that doesn‘t work out, definitely thinking of Anne or Emily 2y
candority @inthegreensandblues Yeah, I wouldn't blame you if you bailed. 2y
candority @KVanRead That scene was awful! I think that came before the scenes with the kitten and the sea turtle? 😰 If so, be glad that you bailed before them! 2y
candority @Book_Fiend_Melissa That's probably a good idea. Anne will definitely be more enjoyable. 2y
KVanRead Oh no! 🐱🐢😱 So glad i bailed before that!! 2y
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TamTracy
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Mehso-so

I was a little disappointed by this book. I wanted a really scary book to read and this was recommended over and over. I didn‘t think it was scary...just gross. Gore doesn‘t scare me and this book was definitely one of the goriest I‘ve read. I can see how it scared other people but to me it was just endless gore. However...the writing was great and I did find myself having to finish to find out what happened in the end. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I'm the same with horror books. I just read this book though, and it was really creepy. The closest I've ever been to being scared while reading. (I had some issues with the writting, I think maybe it was his first book, but overall it was good) 2y
TamTracy @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Yes! I want to read this book!!! The creepiest book I‘ve read was Hex. It left some real creepy vibes. 2y
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GerardtheBookworm
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This was fun especially for a good Halloween read! Government project unleashes a carnivorous parasite in the Washington woods where a group of boys scouts are camping. All hell breaks loose in this horror read!

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Thndrstd
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Came across this list and wanted to share. I haven‘t read them all but based on the ones I have read it‘s a solid list. I tagged one of the creepiest.

14 Scary Books So Terrifying, Readers Wish They Never Read Them
https://www.bookbub.com/blog/scary-books-terrify-reader-blurbs?source=facebook_s...

Chrys I have read the tagged book, gave me a nightmare ☠️ 2y
Thndrstd @Chrys it‘s so creepy 😱 2y
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jenniferw88
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jenniferw88 Trigger warnings: animal abuse, mentions of clowns 2y
mollyrotondo I wow I listened to this last October! It was a really creepy October listen in the car. 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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Clwojick This has been on my list for a while. Thanks for the TW notice 2y
jenniferw88 @Clwojick you're welcome! Should probably have said the following too: blood, excrement, gore 2y
MsMelissa This one is my current pick for PEI, too. Not sure about one of those TW though 😬 2y
jenniferw88 @Book_Fiend_Melissa if it's the clown, it's hardly in there. And if it's animal abuse, it's rats & monkeys for the animal testing, but one of the boys has killed a kitten in the past. (I admit to skipping the details of the kitten - 😢) 2y
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Sleepswithbooks
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Sooooo good! Thank you Litsy for this recommendation, I couldn‘t put it down.

#Screamathon @4thhouseontheleft
#Scarathlon @Clwojick

#TeamSlaughter #grossstuff #readallday

AmyG Ha- great photo. 2y
Clwojick 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Clwojick 16pt 2y
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Sleepswithbooks
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A blame-it-on-Litsy pick for Book 4 of #Screamathlon. Excited to camp out all day with my blanket, snacks, and book. I love days dedicated to reading 📖

#Scarathlon #readallday #blanketburrito

TheLudicReader This book is super gruesome, but I liked it. What does that say about me, I wonder? Nick Cutter is Craig Davidson...and I highly recommend 2y
Sleepswithbooks @TheLudicReader - I‘m loving it! Finally! A good story ... and the idea of those worm-things are grossing me out!! This is my kind of book!! 2y
Clwojick I have to read this!!! 2y
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Sleepswithbooks @Clwojick - It‘s so good!! I‘m going to take a scary movie break. I couldn‘t put it down for the last few hours 📖👍🏼 2y
BookDragonNotWorm 😬 I loved this one, it really delivered the ick factor! 2y
Clwojick 1 pt 2y
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