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The Cold Dish
The Cold Dish: A Longmire Mystery | Craig Johnson
Introducing Wyomings Sheriff Walt Longmire in this riveting novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Any Other Name and Dry Bones, the first in the Longmire series, the basis for LONGMIRE, the hit drama series now on Netflix Fans of Ace Atkins, Nevada Barr and Robert B. Parker will love this outstanding first novel, in which New York Times bestselling author Craig Johnson introduces Sheriff Walt Longmire of Wyomings Absaroka County. Johnson draws on his deep attachment to the American West to produce a literary mystery of stunning authenticity, and full of memorable characters. After twenty-five years as sheriff of Absaroka County, Walt Longmires hopes of finishing out his tenure in peace are dashed when Cody Pritchard is found dead near the Northern Cheyenne Reservation. Two years earlier, Cody has been one of four high school boys given suspended sentences for raping a local Cheyenne girl. Somebody, it would seem, is seeking vengeance, and Longmire might be the only thing standing between the three remaining boys and a Sharps .45-70 rifle. With lifelong friend Henry Standing Bear, Deputy Victoria Moretti, and a cast of characters both tragic and humorous enough to fill in the vast emptiness of the high plains, Walt Longmire attempts to see that revenge, a dish best served cold, is never served at all. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Christinak
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I pulled the radio from the small of my back and shook the condensation from it before it could #freeze. “This is Walt Longmire, sheriff of Absaroka County, I‘ve got an emergency with men down. Is there anybody out there? Over.” I waited, but the static seemed fainter than it had before. #QuotsyDec19

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AnneFindsJoy
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#wintergames #merryReaders #winterReadsBingo #whitecover I‘m so happy to have finally listened to this book 1 in the Walt Longmire series - it‘s got great characters and humor that had me laughing out loud. The audio narrator was George Guidall and he did an amazing job with all the character voices. Loved it! Ready to read more in the series!

KathyWheeler I had watched the tv show, which is good, before I read the books, so I was surprised at how funny the books are. The show is not anywhere near as funny. 2mo
Clwojick Woohoo! 15 pts! 🥰 2mo
AnneFindsJoy @KathyWheeler that‘s interesting to know, I haven‘t watched the show. I think I‘ll just keep laughing out loud to the audiobooks, then! 😆 2mo
KathyWheeler @AnneFindsJoy oh, the show is excellent! It just isn‘t laugh out loud funny the way the books are. 2mo
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outlawsaturn
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"Mm hmm. Yes. It is so."

Surprised at how good this book was. A story of trauma and revenge. But definitely of tenderness and vulnerability.

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Juliwyant
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Enjoying the audio book version of this Longmire Mystery. First in the series. I loved the TV show....and so far I'm really enjoying the book! Perfect to listen to while cooking dinner! :)

JanuarieTimewalker13 Welcome to Litsy🌻 2mo
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hwestfall
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I had no idea that one of my favorite tv shows was a book series! I am pretty bummed the library only has ebooks for the first four in the series. Now I have to wait in line to read them.

Blueberry They are really good on audio also. 💜 4mo
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gradcat
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#LilithJuly

(Day 18 - #WhereHaveAllTheCowboysGone)

*Perhaps they‘ve gone to television heaven, after the characters from Craig Johnson‘s (pictured, center) Walt Longmire series was adapted for TV. The show, titled simply “Longmire,” began life on the A&E network, then moved to Netflix, where it was cancelled after season 6. Walt Longmire is my idea of the classic cowboy. There are 15 books in the mystery series. (Photos from Google Images) 🤠

kspenmoll Wonderful! Just love your post! 6mo
EadieB @Cinfhen I love Longmire! 6mo
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TrishB Another one 😱 @Cinfhen 6mo
Andrew65 @Cinfhen You keep catching me out on Series I haven‘t read, too many series too little time. 😰 6mo
gradcat @Cinfhen Yaaasss! I‘m always going to be attracted to books in a series—you caught me...again! 😂 6mo
gradcat @EadieB Me, too—that‘s another thing we have in common! ♥️ 6mo
gradcat @kspenmoll Why, thank you very much! 🙏 6mo
gradcat @TrishB & @Andrew65 I know just how you guys feel!! 😱 My heavens—here comes another series I don‘t have time to read!! 😂 6mo
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Librarybelle
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My first thought for #coyote was the Longmire series by Craig Johnson. Set in Wyoming, Walt Longmire works to maintain law and order in his county. For those who are not familiar with Wyoming...it‘s one of the least populated states in the US, with coyotes and other wild animals roaming. This is the first in the series. #TimbitTunes

audraelizabeth Loved the series, haven't read the books. 12mo
Cinfhen Nice choice!! I love where people took this prompt!!! 12mo
TheKidUpstairs I agree with @Cinfhen this prompt has created some varied and awesome posts! 12mo
TheKidUpstairs Have you watched the tv series? I've heard good things! 12mo
Librarybelle @TheKidUpstairs I‘ve watched most of it - I got off track when it switched to Netflix. It‘s different from the books, of course, but I liked it! 12mo
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BlueMonday42
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I watched the Longmire television series before I knew it was a series of mysteries, and also before I knew that the town where the novels are set is based on a northeastern Wyoming town I‘ve visited. I have long loved Walt Longmire as a television character. Now he‘s my favorite crime novel protagonist. This was the most fun I‘ve had with a mystery since I met Philip Marlowe, and I‘ll be seeking out the other 14 books in the series.

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BookNerd9906
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Another one I. The books for #24b4monday I enjoyed this book way more than I though I would. It‘s definitely a different genre than I typically read, set in Montana. It was rich with Cheyanne culture and history. A fast paced mystery that kept me guessing up until the very end. Filled with plot twists and beautiful imagery, this novel was definitely a pick for me. 22 hours and counting!
@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @Kaye

Andrew65 Brilliant, almost over the line. You can do it. 👍😊 1y
TheReadingMermaid Keep it up girl 🎉🎉🎉 1y
Tamra Oh yes! Try the Netflix series too. 1y
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Kaye Thanks. It sounds good. I might just buy that with one of my next audible credits. Congrats on the time, too ! 1y
BookNerd9906 @Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid you guys are the best cheerleaders and readathon hosts ever!!! ❤️ 1y
BookNerd9906 @Kaye check your email 😘 1y
BookNerd9906 @Tamra Yes! I‘m excited to check this out. Didn‘t know it was on Netflix. Thanks! ❤️ 1y
TheReadingMermaid Dream Team yah! 🤜🏻🤛🏻 1y
Andrew65 @BookNerd9906 A real double act! Perhaps we should be certified! @TheReadingMermaid 😂But seriously thanks 👍😍 1y
Kaye Thank so much, Tina. I‘ll be excited to listen to this book next. Sorry I didn‘t respond sooner. It seems I have the same issue as others were having last week in Litsy land. No notifications that I have any replies or likes, so I have to look for them the long way around. I‘ll drop you a note after finishing the book. ♥️ 1y
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BookNerd9906
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My #24b4monday lineup. What are you reading??? @Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid

Soubhiville Oooo, The Passage, yay! I hope you‘ll love it as much as I did! 1y
BookNerd9906 @Soubhiville I‘m really looking forward to this one! I‘d never even heard of it before, until my gentleman caller recommended it to me. Vampires are my guilty pleasure. ❤️🧛‍♂️🧛🏻‍♀️ 1y
Andrew65 Have great fun, and beat of luck. 😊👍 1y
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Iceangel9
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Really liked this one.

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RedMudNessa
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Mehso-so

Decided to go outside what I usually read and I didn't love it. Might read the second in the series might not.

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MeJeMiller
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Nice audio book. Great western atmosphere and makes me want to know Walt personally. I didn‘t expect the killer until Walt knew.

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Tomigirl44
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Mehso-so

This book was okay - nothing exciting or riveting; at times I had to put it down & come back to it later. I‘m accustomed to faster moving plots ... this being the first book of this author I imagine he‘s evolved & grown so I may read more of his work. Part of the problem for me is that I‘m always trying to read books quickly before they‘re due back at the library & this kind of book doesn‘t like to be rushed. Now I‘m ready for the Netflix series!

Tamra I hope you like the Netflix series! 1y
Dragon I enjoyed the TV series, I hadn‘t realized their was a book series. Stacking. 1y
Tomigirl44 @Tamra @Dragon I‘ve watched the first 2 episodes so far - I‘m enjoying the series, although surprised that the plot the book portrays is the final episode of the first season not the pilot episode so I‘m still looking forward to the movie version of the book. And I like the actor who plays Longmire. 👍 1y
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Mamashep The series is so good but my hubby has read several of the books and doesn‘t care for them as much. 1y
Tomigirl44 @Tamra I‘ve watched the whole series now - the last season or two really got intense! And it was interesting to see how plots & character details are different between the books and the Netflix series. Someday I‘m going to read more in this series, although with my ever-growing TBR list I don‘t know when that will be. 1y
Tamra @Tomigirl44 👍🏾 I did not like the last season - too much icky romance. 😆 1y
Tomigirl44 @Tamra I found the romance between Walt & Viv poorly developed & therefore rather unbelievable 🙄 1y
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Tomigirl44
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Currently reading 📖 for book club ... and looking forward to seeing the Netflix series as soon as I finish this.

Tamra Oh, the tv series is fun! Different than the books, but both entertaining. I think the Longmire actor is the most attractive man on TV. 😆 He‘s actually Australian. 1y
Tomigirl44 @Tamra well that certainly piques my interest! 😀 I‘m 20% in so far - I‘d better pick up the pace! 1y
bookandbedandtea I enjoyed the books but haven't watched the tv series largely because I have a big ol' crush on Henry Standing Bear and Lou Diamond Phillips doesn't work for me in that role. Maybe one of these days I'll try it. I think The Hubs would like it. 1y
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Gina ♡the book, ♡the series and I am still crushing on Lou Diamond Phillips♡♡♡ 1y
Tomigirl44 @bookandbedandtea @Gina I love your comments 😊🧡 - they certainly encourage me to keep reading and get to know these characters. 1y
bookandbedandtea @Gina I generally like Lou Diamond Phillips but, visually, he's so far off the description of Henry that I've avoided the whole series. Hopefully, once I give in and watch it, his characterization will win me over. 😉 1y
bookandbedandtea @Tomigirl44 These books are full of entertaining characters. I only made it halfway through the series before being distracted by other books (thanks Litsy!) but I'm thinking of picking them back up, thanks to you! 1y
Tomigirl44 @bookandbedandtea Awwww ... that‘s sweet! And I love this Litsy world that connects me with people who can tell me what they‘ve loved and experienced about the books I‘m reading - it makes reading all the more fun 👏🙌 1y
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ErinC
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My stack for #24in48. I‘ve got the tagged book ready on audio and several on my kindle as well. Hoping to finish the top one and Circe for sure and maybe get through one of my library books. Short stories and YA for filler. @24in48

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Gina
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I really like the clever writing in this western murder mystery. The audio book was fantastic. Definitely giving this one 2 thumbs up.

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RJHowe
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The best thing about watching the beautiful game is that it moves at a pace so you can read a book at the same time. You keep the volume set just right so that when the fans start to get fired up you look up and see the good bits. The best kind of multi-tasking

Booknerd2 I do the same thing with baseball ⚾️!!! 😃 2y
RJHowe @booknerd2 it is actually perfect for cricket as well 🏏 even when you are there live! 2y
Booknerd2 @RJHowe I‘m in the midwestern United States and have never seen a cricket match. I‘ve read about it in many British novels. Always wanted to see one. 2y
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RJHowe @booknerd2 they take forever to play but are cool to see. I live near Toronto which is very diverse and the national cricket fields were close to my office 2y
LeeRHarry I find that football crowd noise sends me straight to sleep - it‘s a bit weird really 😏 - I hope to catch some of the matches - 🤞🏻Australia put on a reasonable show ! 😊 2y
CarolynM @RJHowe Sacrilege! You need to give 100% concentration to every ball bowled in a cricket match. @Booknerd2 Don't be misled!😂😂😂 2y
Booknerd2 @CarolynM 😂🤣. @RJHowe I think you‘re busted. 2y
RJHowe @booknerd2 @carolynm mea culpa, well and truely busted. 😇 You have to remember I was usually watching Canada getting pummelled by the Windies. Now if it was my beloved Proteas...every ball matters 2y
YouReadMyEyes I love it! 2y
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bookandbedandtea
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I'm enjoying working my way through this series. Walt is an appealing MC and his piece of Wyoming is filled with quirky inhabitants who keep things interesting. Also, I may have a huge #litcrush on Henry Standing Bear. Anyone else?

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Major_Houlihan
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I read this book several years ago and am now listening to the audiobook through my library‘s digital library. The dialogue could be better sometimes, but the descriptions of the Wyoming terrain more than make up for it. I love murder mysteries, and Craig Johnson has done very well creating this county, its history, and the storylines. The Native American world interwoven into it was the biggest thing that drew me to this series.

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RachLovesTV
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This was a quick, fun read. I am spectacularly bad at guessing who the villain is in mysteries, and this one is no different. I love Walt and Henry's relationship, and how much Walt cares about his whole team. There's definitely some funny moments in there, too. As a fan of the show this was based on, the hardest part was letting go of what I know of the TV show characters, because the book characters are just different enough to be confusing.

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RachLovesTV
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After months of waiting, my friend and I finally got this one from the library on the same day (!) so we decided to do our own readalong. So I am alternating between reading, cutting fabric for my current quilt project, and watching the Olympics. 😁 6 chapters in, and so far, so good!

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Blueberry
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CatLass007 I love the TV show too! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love the covers!!! 📚❤️ 2y
Blueberry @CatLass007 I do too. I'm sad it's ending. I'm watching the final season on Netflix now. 2y
CatLass007 It‘s ending?!!? Waaa! 2y
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WordsandNerds
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Holiday reading list! My mum has been fan-girling over Craig Johnson for years. Just started The Cold Dish and loving it. #craigjohnson #thecolddish #longmire

Jen2 Love them all!!! 2y
Tamra Has she watched the TV series? The actor is, oh my......... 2y
Tamra The books though have more humor and the relationship between Longmire & his BFF is richer. 2y
WordsandNerds I'll watch the series after I finish the books! 📚 2y
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Oblomov26
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Well I listened to this book on the basis of the TV show and that I got it cheap. Overall an good detective story which kept me guess until the end, set in an interesting location which adds another dimension to the story (Native American Culture, Reservation Politics etc). I found myself comparing the TV characters to the book, with some being accurate, but several being quite different;

Oblomov26 most noticeably the Walt of the book is I found a less likable character than the Walt of the TV series, more maudlin, more easily angered. 2y
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Librarybelle
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I finished this book during the #24in48 readathon. The first in the mystery series featuring Sheriff Walt Longmire, this book takes readers to Wyoming. Prejudice, murder, crime and deceit all play a role in this. The setting is rough; the language at times is rough too. I liked this and will read more to see the characters develop. The former A&E and now Netflix show Longmire is based on this series.

Smrloomis I love the show! Have you seen it? I wonder if it's completely different from the books. 3y
Librarybelle I've seen the first four seasons, @Smrloomis ! It's been awhile since I watched the first season, but there are some differences. However, the whole time I was reading this I was picturing the actors portraying the characters! 3y
Smrloomis @Librarybelle awesome! I think I want to read these then 😁 3y
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Librarybelle
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Finished this book...review to come later. My cheerleaders helped a lot too. #Zeke #Vladimir #catsoflitsy #24in48

Reviewsbylola You're killing it!! 👏🏻🙌🏻 (edited) 3y
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Librarybelle

My cats decided to wake me up...breakfast is calling them. Maybe I can squeeze a little more #24in48 before I fall back asleep...

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Librarybelle
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Time for a little break. A little over five hours into #24in48

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Librarybelle
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Changed spots in the house, and changed books. Almost to three hours. #24in48

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Bookzombie
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The last panel I went to was The Old West Made New: Western Fiction Across the Centuries with Jeff Guinn, Bill Wittliff & Craig Johnson. I'm currently listening to the 3rd Longmire book so it was neat to hear Johnson talk about his books. The book festival made my TBR grow as I saw a number of unfamiliar authors. The only thing that could have made the day better was a Time-Turner so I could have gone to more panels. 🤓

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Kimmykay
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Youngest is at her clarinet lesson. I have visitors while reading and waiting. I have watched the first episode of the series and thought I should read the book before continuing.

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Ellsbeth
Cold Dish | Craig Johnson
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#photoadaynov16 Set in a Small Town - I lived in Wyoming for seven years and loved it there. Craig Johnson's Longmire Series is a great example of books set in a small town. Reading them and the knowledgeable details Johnson includes makes me nostalgic. @RealLifeReading

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CocoReads
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Going with Walt Longmire and Henry Standing Bear for #favoritefriendship on day 18 of #booktober

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Pike
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I remain convinced Standing Bear and Longmire are in love and just don't realize it yet.

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CottageUnderHill
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Because I love Lou Diamond Phillips so much on the show, I'm reading the book! Shout out to borrowing it from my local public library!

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Pike

I don't know if I'm going to make it. I find Walt almost annoying but probably ok once you get to know him. He keeps oggling all the women in town but is clearly in love with his best friend Henry Standing Bear, and I have no clue what year it is or how old anyone is because he talks about Vietnam like it just happened. Also, he doesn't seem all that keen on solving the murder. Ploughing along...

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Pike

Still struggling. Have to finish before the library's tractor beam takes the ebook back. Have resorted to ploughing through whether I know who said what. It should be enough that somebody said it, right?

Adam_Z I have the same issue with Johnson's writing. This is one of the few cases where I might enjoy the TV show more than the books. 3y
Pike I love the TV show! I expected the book to be different, but I was hoping to enjoy it as well. So far, still struggling. 3y
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Pike

The narrative is very stream-of-consciousness, and I'm not used to that style so I'm wading through, unsure of how I feel about it yet.

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Arcana
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I've never read the books, but should, because we LOVE this series, and are so happy that Netflix picked it up after it was cancelled. We've been binge watching Season 5, and enjoying every minute❤️