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In the Tall Grass
In the Tall Grass | Joe Hill, Stephen King
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Mile 81 meets N. in this eBook collaboration between Stephen King and Joe Hill. As USA TODAY said of Stephen Kings Mile 81: Park and scream. Could there be any better place to set a horror story than an abandoned rest stop? In the Tall Grass begins with a sister and brother who pull off to the side of the road after hearing a young boy crying for help from beyond the tall grass. Within minutes they are disoriented, in deeper than seems possible, and theyve lost one another. The boys cries are more and more desperate. What follows is a terrifying, entertaining, and masterfully told tale, as only Stephen King and Joe Hill can deliver.
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kezzlou85
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Thought we'd give this a go as have seen a few posts saying it's meant to be good and it is Stephen King and Joe Hill. #TeamSlaughter #Scareathlon @Clwojick

Karkar It is good. But different from the short story. 2w
kezzlou85 @Karkar plays with your head a lot. I haven't read the short story is it good? 2w
Karkar @kezzlou85 I liked it 2w
kezzlou85 @Karkar okay great, will look it up. 2w
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ericarobynreads
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In the Tall Grass by Stephen King and Joe Hill is a bizarre and horrifying tale of two siblings that walk into a field after hearing a young boy call for help. Once they have stepped into the grass, they very quickly realize that they should have heeded the warnings and small red flags that they had brushed aside just moments ago…

https://www.ericarobynreads.com/novella-review-in-the-tall-grass/

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MidnightBookGirl
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The Hub and I are diving in! The story was creepy as hell, so looking forward to this! #TeamSlaughter #scarathalon @Clwojick

Slajaunie I saw it. It was indeed creepy. 3w
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Marmie7
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Watched this a couple nights ago and forgot to post. We thought it was really good and creepy.
#teamstoker #scarathlon @TheReadingMermaid

overtheedge That's a good one!! 3w
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Moony
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Yesterday my friend and I saw the movie and it was strange and sometimes. A few scary moments and most of the movie was boring. The #scarathlon
 @Clwojick 1 pt #teamslaughter

Clwojick Hey @Moony 💛 The point values went up on the 18th, so movies are now worth 3 points, plus 1 point for participation. New values for books as well - nontheme 5, team theme 10, or Halloween 20 3w
Moony So this post counts 4 points, isn't it? @Clwojick 3w
Clwojick sure does! 3w
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jackilynn
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Mehso-so

(3.5)

Words of warning: don't read this while you are attempting to eat, especially if you have a week stomach.

I can see why this story may not be for everybody but for me it classic King. It is creepy, suspenseful, and extremely detailed. It gives you the heebie jeebies, but in a good way.

JenlovesJT47 Have you watched the movie? I just read this last week. It definitely sticks with you! 😱 3w
jackilynn @JenlovesJT47 I have not watched the movie yet (wanted to read the short story first). I plan to do that soon though. 3w
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jackilynn
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Since all of my library holds have seemed to come in at once I don't think I will actually get to the original Stephen King book I picked for my TBR this month (the Shining). You can't have October without a spooky read though so I decided it was time to check out this novella, plus then I can finally watch the movie.

Slajaunie I saw this! I did not realize it was a book. Creepy!! 3w
jackilynn @Slajaunie It is a short story mabye 60 pages or so. I think it was originally published as a ebook but now may be available in a collection of short stories. I was going to read it all last night but decided I needed to get sleep at some point since I had be up early for work today. My goal is to finish it tonight. I am enjoying it so far though I can see why it may not be for everyone. 3w
Slajaunie I watched the movie. 3w
jackilynn I plan to do that soon. I am one of those people who like to read the book before watching the movie at least if I have the time and the option lol 3w
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MoonWitch94
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BarbaraTheBibliophage We are watching this right now too! 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @MoonWitch94 Yeah, but the book is better! 🤪 1mo
MoonWitch94 @BarbaraTheBibliophage of course it is lol 😝 1mo
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Chili
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#scarathlon #TeamStoker I won‘t be walking through any tall grass in the near future. 🤣

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JenlovesJT47
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Pickpick

One word sums this short story up perfectly: Ew! 😱😭

I‘m giving it a pick because it definitely succeeds in being very disturbing/terrifying. But it definitely won‘t be some people‘s cup of tea.

Intrigued to learn it‘s a movie on Netflix! Don‘t watch it alone! 😱 3.5⭐️

#horror
#StephenKing
#screamathon

PirateJenny Oh Netflix, here I come! Now that I have some time in my life. 1mo
4thhouseontheleft I have to build up the nerve to read and watch this one. 😂😂 1mo
JenlovesJT47 @4thhouseontheleft yeah it‘s pretty rough!! 😱😱😱 1mo
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vanslibanan
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Started streaming this last night 📺
I usually read books first before the movie/tv show but the trailer really got me hooked. Stacking this Stephen King + Joe Hill collab 📚

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UnidragonFrag
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That was weird, but good! 2pts.

#TeamStoker #Scarathlon @TheReadingMermaid

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UnidragonFrag I think I'm at 64 or 65 points so far? 1mo
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Nessavamusic
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Tonight‘s movie is “In the Tall Grass”. Pretty good and suspenseful! #scarymovie 2 points for #TeamStoker #scarathlon
@TheReadingMermaid

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britt_reads
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This novella was pretty good for such a short story. It didn‘t blow me away, but it was creepy. I‘m curious to see how the Netflix adaptation holds up!

#teamslaughter #scarathlon @Clwojick

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JacqMac
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Lazy Sunday breakfast and a movie, in bed.
#scarathlon #TeamStoker 2pts
@TheReadingMermaid

overtheedge @JacqMac I just watched it too.....i thought it was pretty good. Getting lost in tall grass.....I can see that happening to me.Did you like it? 1mo
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JacqMac @overtheedge I know it had some bad reviews, but I liked it, too. 1mo
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CaroPi
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Mehso-so

I have to say that this is one of the few times that the movie is better than the book. I watched the movie last night and found it more interesting. The story has some good points but nothing great. So I read the book and watch the movie. How many points?
#TeamSlaughter #scareathlon
#bookly

MidnightBookGirl I think it's often easier to adapt a short story or novella because you get to add stuff instead of taking away. I'll have to check out the movie now! 1mo
CaroPi @MidnightBookGirl Yes. I totally agree with you. I really enjoy the movie they made from #themist 1mo
Clwojick 2 points for the book, 1 for the movie, and 1 for this post. 🙌🏻🖤 1mo
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madamereadsalot1
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Watching In the Tall Grass. Already right out of the gate, the differences are glaring. But I suppose you don't really have a choice when the story is only 60-something pages and it's creepy because of its simplicity and its vast nothing but grassiness, you gotta flesh it out.

#scarathlon #teamslaughter @Clwojick

madamereadsalot1 Major departures from the novella, but they left my favorite quote in, so there's that 1mo
madamereadsalot1 It was just too much of everything. I wish they had stuck with the simplicity of the story. 1mo
Moony I want to watch it too in the next days. Perhaps this evening? 1mo
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime i was wondering if it was different than the novella, i watched it last night but haven't read it 1mo
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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
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Anyone else watch In The Tall Grass on Netflix this weekend? Pretty creepy... 😱😬🌾⚰️

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bookful
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Caroline2 I watched this last night! I thought it was pretty cool! 👍 1mo
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LauraJ
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Add +2 for #teamstoker!
It‘s a decent movie, but I didn‘t love it.
#scarathlon

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TheReadingMermaid
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Next up!
Love me some Stephen King adaptations!

2pts for #TeamStoker
#Scarathlon

Easytiger I‘m gonna watch this tomorrow :) 1mo
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Chrys
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Alternate plot summary for this film-He Who Walks Behind the Rows has a pet rock
#TeamStoker #Scarathlon @TheReadingMermaid
2 points

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Caroline2
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I haven‘t read the Stephen King & Joe Hill novella so I don‘t know how good an adaptation this is but I really enjoyed this film. A good old fashioned horror film! 👍 #scarathlon #teamstoker

AmyG Netflix just recommended this to me. I think I will watch tonight....now that I know it‘s good. Thank you. 1mo
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batsy It just popped up on my Netflix recs too... Glad to know it's good. Will attempt to watch it in the daytime 😂 1mo
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CaroPi
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#TeamSlaughter Hello all!!! A bit late but finally starting my October reads. And I can't find a better beginning than the masters of horror... I will read this #novella now because the movie adaptation is coming this month to #netflix spooky nights everyone!
#scarathon

Clwojick I‘m sad that my library didn‘t have this! 1mo
CaroPi @Clwojick I have been good and is a long time that I don't buy books so I decided to give myself a treat. Bought this book and a bundle of novellas 🙈 1mo
Clwojick Scarathlon is a great reason to treat yourself! 😍 1mo
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booklover3258
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This was my first audiobook I've ever listened to! I thought the narrator was great with his different voices for each character. The story was good and creepy (just what I expected with Mr. King and Mr. Hill). Basically a brother and sister are on their way to a new home and driving through Kansas and hear a boy's pleas for help in the tall grass. This isn't your typical grass and it gets really weird and creepy. 4 stars

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madamereadsalot1
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Just in time for the #scarathlon I intend to win a point for #teamslaughter by watching this when it comes out next month! Although I see HUGE glaring differences between the novella and the trailer, I'm still excited to see it. The book was excellent, I'll probably hate the movie. Ha!

Anyone else read this and/or plan to watch the movie?

 @Clwojick @TheReadingMermaid

Clwojick Ooooh. *scurries off to watch the trailer* 2mo
Clwojick It looks good, but I‘ll admit that I haven‘t read much King. I‘ll definitely watch this though! 2mo
madamereadsalot1 @Clwojick if you have the chance to read it, you should! His son Joe Hill is my second favorite author (Gaiman being my first), and it feels like him more than King to me. (Maybe because I'm biased? 🤔 😆) It's very short, and it would definitely add points for our team! (black cover and one other I'm not saying) 2mo
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Clwojick Whoa. I just looked it up and its only 60pages?! I can definitely do that! I'm gonna see if my library has the physical book, since it's not available on Libby or CloudLibrary. I have some of James Patterson's Bookshots set aside for easy points too. 😉 2mo
madamereadsalot1 @Clwojick I've never read James Patterson before but my stepmom just gave me one that other day and it's tiny, so I'm intending to read it for the points too! 2mo
Clwojick Yes! I‘ve read a lot of his books, and enjoyed most. The book shots are perfect when you‘re in the mood for a quick one, and the Women‘s Murder Club series is great too! 2mo
madamereadsalot1 @Clwojick I'll have to look up the Woman's Murder Club series. I've never heard of it! 2mo
vivastory This one definitely felt like 65% Joe Hill 35% Stephen King. I am looking forward to the movie though 2mo
madamereadsalot1 @vivastory ok! I'm not the only one that felt that way! 😆 2mo
Melismatic Interesting. Will have to watch..... 2mo
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Oryx
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New film coming to Netflix based on a SK and JH novella - looks interesting! Not read this story.

https://youtu.be/7afc9gTbVFI

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Addison_Reads
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Creepy story by King and his son, Joe Hill. The premise was great. Two people traveling cross-country hear a kid yelling for help. They venture into the tall grass to help him and then the scare factor increases as they find themselves separated and lost. Things go extremely dark at the end and a little off the rails, which is why this is a so-so pick for me. Apparently, it is currently being made into a movie too.

#ReadingUSA2019 #Maine

marleed Haha I saw this photo and read thinking it was for yesterday‘s challenge on the green green grass of home! (edited) 5mo
Addison_Reads @marleed That was probably a bit of a shock. 😁 5mo
marleed Well, I‘m So relieved you do not live on Steven King‘s Carrie street! 5mo
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madamereadsalot1
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wtimblin
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Word of advice...if you plan on reading a quick novella before bedtime, maybe don't pick this up! That's me never sleeping again

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kellyann28
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I was recommended this by a friend. He said he couldn't get into it but I was looking for something....dark, non-fairytale, and grim. Sometimes the "Happily ever after" endings just get a bit mundane.
It is a novella, and indeed a quick read, but BOY WHAT A READ. It satisfied my dark, haunting hankering and this is a cautionary "Read at your own risk" book.

TheBookKeepers Sounds creeeeepy! Maybe I need to add this to a Halloween TBR list 😝 1y
kellyann28 @TheBookKeepers Yes definitely! They are making a Netflix series out of it and I am kind of shocked due to what goes on in the book. Perfect for a Halloween read! 1y
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DiruVamp
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Did y‘all see this? It could be interesting! I‘ll definitely be on the lookout for it. https://www.engadget.com/amp/2018/05/09/netflix-stephen-king-joe-hill-in-the-tal...

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dariazeoli
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#KingAtoZ

I is For In the Tall Grass, a novella co-written with King‘s son. I love that he collaborates with his kids! I‘ve yet to read this one; is it good?

GarthRanzz This is a good, quick story. I think you‘d like it. Perfect choice. 😊 2y
Bookladylinda I listened to the audio, good but short 2y
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JoeStalksBeck
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Well, this just was creepy as hell

JGadz11 Says username "JoestalksBeck" ??? #irony 2y
JoeStalksBeck @JGadz11 lol yup I love Joe Goldberg ❤️ 2y
Robothugs You know... cannibalism. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
JoeStalksBeck @Robothugs cannibalism , church picnics , creepy little boys 😂😂 2y
Robothugs The norm. 😂 2y
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Mccall0113
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I'm in a reading slump. When that happens I turn to my old faithful, King. It's like putting on a pair of my favorite jeans. Like going home, kinda~sorta. Probably not the best choice right before bed. 🤣

AmyG SK would pull anyone out of a slump! 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto I feel the exact same way. 2y
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LittlePixels Ooh, I hadn't heard of this one before. Stacking. 😊 2y
Mccall0113 @LittlePixels it's a kindle single. Enjoy 2y
rohit-sawant I feel the same way! 2y
tpixie Maybe I need to get a kindle. So many specials that only work on a kindle. I like reading on my iPhone though. I already carry it everywhere. 2y
Mccall0113 @tpixie I often read on my phone. As long as you have the kindle app, you're good ! 2y
tpixie This book requires a kindle- boo hoo! 2y
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Sweettartlaura
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#stephenking17 #audiobooks

I've read all of King's novels. But I've found that audio is a good option for his novellas/short stories. In the Tall Grass, along with the others shown here, are tales just as chilling whether they're on the page or in your ears😱

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Weave
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Mehso-so

The story was interesting but it didn't grab my attention compared to Stephen King's and Joe Hill's other works.

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KrisConstantReader
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I had heard this about Joe Hill, apparently he wanted to try to make it on his own and he did, long before it was revealed that he was King's son. I've read most of his books and he's a tremendous writer. Two of my favorites are this one and Throttle, both novellas he wrote with his father.

TheBookAddict Have you read Horns? It's a good one! 3y
Onceuponatime I liked this story too. My favorite though is NOS4A2 3y
Sweettartlaura @Jenn1 Check this out! 3y
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AE_Stueve He is a great writer, but if you see the guy in person and don't know he's King's son then your eyes might be broken. He's like a clone! 3y
KrisConstantReader @TheBookAddict yes, Horns, 20th Century Ghosts, Heart Shaped Box, NOS4A2 3y
Little_Reader @AE_Stueve That's exactly what I say! How could you not know he's Stephen King's offspring?! Look at him! 3y
KrisConstantReader @Little_Reader @AE_Stueve yeah but he started out quite a long time ago, he was much younger and looked different. 3y
LisaReads Wow! I did not know that!! Thanks for sharing! 3y
[DELETED] 3558467437 OMGsh! I didn't know! Good for him! 3y
KrisConstantReader His other son, Owen King, is also a great writer 3y
adverse @AE_Stueve I was about to say the same thing! I've known for a long time that Joe Hill was Stephen King's son...I find that Owen King looks more like his mother, Tabitha King. 3y
adverse Also, it's probably for the best that he uses a pen name. I doubt a lot of people would take an author with the name "Joe King" seriously. ? 3y
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Sweettartlaura
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What started out sounding like a re-tread of Children of the Corn grew into its own terrifying tale of people getting lost in the great wide open of the heartland.

Just one thought kept irking me: why not try ripping the grass out??? Just try it, & tell me what happens.

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JulieSlater
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Mehso-so

I love these two authors and I really wanted to love this one, but ...

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MandaRie
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Mehso-so

Stephen King & Joe Hill ... How cool! The story was okay. A great concept, but the details were a bit muddied and unclear. Overall I liked it, but I would be hesitant to whom I recommend this to. 3/5.

acorter My thoughts exactly. 3y
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