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The Fifty Year Sword
The Fifty Year Sword | Mark Z. Danielewski
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In this story set in East Texas, a local seamstress named Chintana finds herself responsible for five orphans who are not only captivated by a storytellers tale of vengeance but by the long black box he sets before them. As midnight approaches, the box is opened, a fateful dare is made, and the children as well as Chintana come face to face with the consequences of a malice retold and now foretold.
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One Halloween night, in a South Texas ranch camper trailer, a woman named Sarah finds herself rereading a book about one Halloween night at a party at an East Texas ranch house. 🎃

This was my second time reading this book, the last time was in 2013. MZD books are different from anything else, that‘s for sure!

#reread

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StellaDz
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Have you read MZD? You should. His novels are both stories and pieces of art. It‘s hard to describe. This one was perfect for Halloween. A birthday party at an orphanage turns dark when a mysterious storyteller appears to entertain the children... or is it to teach a lesson? MZD is an author that you experience. And this tale of vengeance was an absolute gem.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Dyslexicon13
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This is one of my regular spooky reads this time of year
#newbookday #octoberreads
#t50ys #markzdanielewski

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JessicaThunstromNelson
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Join us for Mark Z Danielewski's The Fifty Year Sword Book Club starting tomorrow! https://www.facebook.com/groups/T50YSBookClub/ #MZD #MarkZDanielewski #T50YS #bookclub

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shendrix413
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I didn't enjoy this as much as The Familiar, but still liked it. Maybe 3. 5/5 stars

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shadowspeak17
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#Day12 #bookandlibrarycard

I don‘t actually have a library card anymore. 😬 But this book used to be a library book.

#riotgrams

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shadowspeak17
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#HumpDayPost

1. Ta-da! It‘s me. 😂
2. My new book got here early. 👍🏽
3. The Fifty Year Sword
4. What‘s a nematode‘s favorite song? Head, Shoulders, Nematodes
5. Probably less than 30 minutes

@MinDea

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shadowspeak17
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#OctoberTBR | Looking forward to reading through The Fifty Year sword later this month with the reading group. 😃📖

OSChamberlain Heyyyy you‘re in the group! I‘m so excited. It‘ll be my first time through the book! 2y
shadowspeak17 @OSChamberlain It‘ll be my first time through too. I‘m really excited! 😃 2y
OSChamberlain @shadowspeak17 I‘ve thought about reading it once quickly before the group discussion just so I could add more, but I‘m still trying to finish my reread of v4 and want to start that copy of v5 that I may or may not have gotten my hands on 🤷🏻‍♂️ 2y
shadowspeak17 @OSChamberlain I am super jealous that you have v5 already. 😒😂 Anyway, yeah, I considered doing that too, but I‘m already reading two other books, so I‘m just going to wait and read it when everyone else does. 2y
OSChamberlain @shadowspeak17 Only a couple more weeks till it‘s out!! I can‘t wait for the official release 😁 2y
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Moray_Reads
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Do many people hate this. I do enjoy Danielewski's total commitment to going his own way. Many hate his postmodern trickery, postmodernists hate him for not being postmodern enough. Enjoy it for what it is, a strange, eerie fable about revenge and forgiveness dressed up in fragmented POVs and BEAUTIFUL stitchwork illustration.

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Always been intimidated by the format of this one. I really liked the style of Only Revolutions though. Maybe I should give it a shot. 3y
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OSChamberlain
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She just gets me, ya know?!

LeahBergen Lucky guy! 3y
OSChamberlain @LeahBergen I'd like to think so :) 3y
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ineverlearn
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50%. Yep, that's the only word on this spread. It gets intriguing at this point. Gotta continue right after posting this.

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Zakia
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A slow burner... Stay with it, as there is a message - if you care to look. Subtle Danielewski.

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Danwilli2012
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Pluto thoroughly enjoyed this book. While visually appealing, it pulled you in like a campfire story that you hang on to. A confusing start blossoms into a beautifully jarring ending.