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The Familiar, Volume 4
The Familiar, Volume 4: Hades | Mark Z. Danielewski
Mark Z. Danielewski's The Familiar, Volume 4 brilliantly combines inventive visuals and a paradigm-shifting narrative to create a stunning multisensory reading experience. The Familiar Volume 1 Wherein the cat is found The Familiar Volume 2 Wherein the cat is hungry The Familiar Volume 3 Wherein the cat is blind The Familiar Volume 4 Wherein the cat is toothless When a viral video puts twelve-year-old Xanther under a spotlight of scrutiny at school, her little white catstill slumbering, still unnamedoffers the only escape, though it comes at a price. Not even Xanthers parents can deny the strange currents now shuddering around their eldest, touching off inexplicable happenings. Entities troubling the dreams of the twins seem to have singled out Freya. Despite invitations to a gala at The Met, Anwar fears the solution to their financial difficulties might expose more than just his family to dangerous consequences. Something greater is at hand, something terrible is at stake. And all the while, faces unfamiliar to the Ibrahims draw closer and closer: Jingjing, in Singapore, clutching charms, boards a plane for Los Angeles; Cas and Bobby, with visions of Xanther in Mefistos Orb, must elude attacks from the sky. Strangers collide . . . though will those intersections lead to alliances or war? And does the dance at the center of Volume 4 augur the liberation of our better angels or the release of a creature set to feast on the wings of hope? THE FAMILIAR continues The Familiar Volume 5 Wherein the cat is named
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JessicaThunstromNelson
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Starting this lovely tonight! It isn't in Litsy's library yet, though. 😕 Luckily, the author has a thing to do with #TF though, so I can still connect this to him, however loosely. 😁 #ActivatingCities #NoamAssayag #merrywanderer

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GatheringBooks
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#Aprella Day 15: From what I heard, the labyrinthine plot of these novels should prepare me for the inevitable #PlotTwist. Still haven‘t cracked Volume One open. Argh.

emilyhaldi Pretty 💖 2y
shadowspeak17 They‘re really good! 😊❤️ 2y
Reviewsbylola Fantastic covers! 2y
Mdargusch Ha! I love these book covers. ❤️ 2y
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Fang88
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shadowspeak17
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This is my most recent 5 star read. I gave it four stars my first time through, but I actually ended up liking it better the second time, so it‘s been bumped up to five stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Congratulations @booksandcooks and thanks for hosting the giveaway! 😃 #7777giveaway

Megabooks Thanks! I love it when books are better the second time! 2y
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shadowspeak17
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Been busy this weekend and ended up getting a little behind for the reading group. Need to get caught up a bit on this one so I can start The Fifty Year Sword. 😬

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shadowspeak17
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How do we remember this emptiness so in fullness we won‘t forget?

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heylaurenmack
Familiar, Volume 4: Hades | Mark Z Danielewski

From Clip 4 - “Whatever power we thought The Man had grown accustomed to handling was only the power we each will have to handle when inevitably the world shows us what little it takes to take it all away.”

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AMVP
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If the kind of hilarious title for this Fall's upcoming volume didn't tip one off, vol. 4 starts to see events coming to a head in some pleasingly unexpected ways. The hidden strength of the series thus far is in the ways it tricks you to think ahead of it, only making the real outcomes all the more surprising.

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heylaurenmack
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From Clip 4: Loss like that, it does things to you. Strange things. Changing things. Until things are no longer things. And grace is only what grief taught to lie still.

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AMVP
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"There is no need to ask where is outrage.

Outrage is the currency of harm."

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heylaurenmack
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Esse quam videri

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AMVP
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#junebookbugs day 21 - #multiethnic

Feels like I return to this well quite a bit, but hey, these are big books.

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Ange44
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My library FINALLY got this in after being on order for months. I'm excited to get back into this strange, bizarre world.

OSChamberlain Yes yes yes yes yessssssss!!!!!!!! I can't wait for volume 5 in October. He's such an amazing author and a kind person. I got to meet him when he toured for this volume. 3y
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Chris
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I still don't really know what this is! But 4 down and 23 to go I guess! >^..^< #howmanyraindrops

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Chris
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God this is beautiful. #isthissmoke?

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AMVP
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#aprilbookshowers day 24 - #shelfie

Gonna reach a point where I just have a designated "The Familiar" bookcase.

Kinda sorry @Dempsey couldn't get past the first volume, but at least I got my copy back. Guess I'll have to find another long, overly complicated literary endeavor to recommend. Hmmm...

Dempsey @AMVP I'm sorry I bailed! 3y
AMVP @Dempsey don't sweat it. 3y
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AMVP
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#bookshopping #barnesandnoble

Out with the family today, finally commited to the next entry in the series (was only a matter of time, mind). Snuck a peek at the end credits; glad to hear we'll be getting another one before the year is out.

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Shaheera
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The fourth in a series of 27 books, Hades brings so many threads tantalizingly close to each other! It makes me wish I had all the books to read now. I am enjoying the sheer breadth of the storytelling and the characters and the inventiveness apparent on each page.

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OSChamberlain
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Ahhhh!! His cliffhanger endings were so easy to deal with when I knew the subsequent volumes were at arm's reach! Waiting until October for the 5th Volume will be the death of me. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I was on the fence about starting this series, but you've convinced me! 3y
OSChamberlain @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled It really is sooo good. 3y
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Nuwanda
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Another volume down! Loving how the storylines continue to converge, and now I'm noticing some references to other MZD books as well. Can't wait for volume 5 on Halloween!

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OSChamberlain
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"I would only believe in a God who knew how to dance."

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Nuwanda
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Help me choose my next (couple) books, Litsy!

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OSChamberlain
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A little more MZD >^..^

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OSChamberlain
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Tonight I got to meet one of the most creative minds of the 21st century, and it was truly an awesome time. What an easy guy to talk to. If you've never read Danielewski, get on it! Till the next tour >^..^< #TheFamiliar #MarkZDanielewski #HouseOfLeaves

cariashley So cool! 3y
OSChamberlain @cariashley It was very surreal. Definitely the coolest reading I've ever been to! 3y
LauraJ What a great picture! Love your shirt!! 3y
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LeahBergen Wow!! ❤❤ 3y
TrishB Very cool 💗 3y
StaceyKondla That is fantastic!! ❤❤ 3y
Zelma Great photo and you have such a big smile on your face! 👍👍 3y
OSChamberlain @Zelma I tried to play it cool but failed 😅 3y
Zelma @OSChamberlain I totally understand. Tried to be cool in front f David Levithan once. Nope, I squealed when I got my book and did a little dance. 😳😂 3y
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JessicaThunstromNelson
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Beauty in chaos and fear. #MZD #markzdanielewski #beahymnforgood

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JessicaThunstromNelson
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#riotgram Challenge Day 16, #bookmarks ... most of my favorite bookmarks are beaded. One of my kids made the purple one for me in elementary school.

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JessicaThunstromNelson
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Take-out is the best on busy restaurant days. #sushi #misosoup

Reviewsbylola 🍣 🍙🍱😍 3y
JessicaThunstromNelson I always have to get an additional a la carte side of yellowtail, just in case the chef's choice doesn‘t include any. 3y
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JessicaThunstromNelson
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#riotgram Challenge Day 12. This is where I read, crochet, and knit #outside when it isn't freezing.

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JessicaThunstromNelson
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Yay, app updates giving me possibly THE BEST, MOST APPROPRIATE STICKER for this series! #TF4 #Hades #MZD #markzdanielewski

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