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The Test
The Test | Sylvain Neuvel
Award-winning author Sylvain Neuvel explores an immigration dystopia in The Test Britain, the not-too-distant future. Idir is sitting the British Citizenship Test. He wants his family to belong. Twenty-five questions to determine their fate. Twenty-five chances to impress. When the test takes an unexpected and tragic turn, Idir is handed the power of life and death. How do you value a life when all you have is multiple choice? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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IhoardBOOKS
The Test | Sylvain Neuvel
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#bookoutlethaul because I have no impulse control when it comes to books. Very excited for a lot of these titles though. I‘m prepping my tbr for 2020 to start getting through books I own and have on my own shelves versus Netgalley and just e-books all the time.

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Chittavrtti
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A short but intense read. How does one decide what makes a good citizen and then design a test to meet that criteria? A not so dystopian take on that premise.

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DuckOfDoom
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Wow!! I picked this for the train ride to a concert and back, and I was very disappointed when I had to stop reading in the middle. It is only 100 pages, but my heart aches. This book is dark and twisting and I almost cried at the end.

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EmilyChristine
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Saw this at the library today. I loved his other books so I hope this is as good.

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TheLibrarian
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Book Outlet Booktoberfest Part 2

And I was surprised to find Trust Exercise signed by the author. Double score!

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collegecatlady
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My newest #bookoutlet #bookhaul! And would you believe that the @Neuvel novella came signed?! He‘s one of my favorite authors!! I‘m so happy right now!

my.books.in.squares I really want to read the test it sounds amazing 3mo
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mutlee
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Comments comparing this novella to a Black Mirror episode are spot on. I got the same kind of uncomfortable, disturbing feeling after reading this that I get from watching those episodes. It‘s all kinds of messed up and I couldn‘t put the book down until it was done!

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Rachiiebookdragon
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A interesting and weird little book, not sure how I completely feel about it really.. 3/5

Read as part of The Reading Rush challenge

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eraderneely
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Just returned home from holiday to #bookmail from @TrishB ! Thank you for sharing the #litsylove and thanks so much for the extra goodies! Very thoughtful.

Cathythoughts Looks lovely 😊 6mo
TrishB Glad they arrived safely 👍🏻 6mo
gradcat Very nice! Is that an Addams cartoon? And what are the six things at the bottom of the picture? Lots of questions, sorry! 😂 6mo
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eraderneely @gradcat so many questions! It is an Addams cartoon. Trish has the best postcards! And the things at the bottom are sticky page tabs for marking stuff you want to come back to. 6mo
gradcat Oh, you‘re so nice to answer my questions. I absolutely love Charles Addams panels, and aren‘t those sticky things so pretty?! 🥰 6mo
squirrelbrain Lovely gifts! ❤️ 6mo
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avalinah
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Sylvain Neuvel is an amazing writer, and The Test is an incredible book. I don‘t understand how you can put this much tension in merely around 100 pages!! Just take my word on the fact that you should absolutely, definitely read it! Full review: http://bit.ly/2JRJmSy

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Dogearedcopy
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A brilliant 100-page novella about an Irani man named Idir who is taking the British Citizenship Test.

@Neuvel has honed the knife of psychological suspense and the interview technique to a keen edge. We see it in full glory in The Themis Trilogy but there is something elegant about the distilled form.

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The.Intentional.Reader
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Just read this in a few hours. It was excellent. Very black mirror-ish. Love all of his work!

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Well-ReadNeck
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This was a great short book. I loved Neuvel‘s Themis Files trilogy. This solidifies him as a must read author for me!! #24B4Monday

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TrishB
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I read this quicker than drinking a cup of tea!
I wouldn‘t call it a novel, more like an extended psychological moral dilemma. Interesting current themes. This would obviously never happen......

eraderneely I didn‘t realize this was so short! I‘ll have to bump it to the top of the list. Of course I‘ll have to buy it first...😈 7mo
TrishB @eraderneely I will pass on this copy as it was passed onto me by @Cinfhen Sharing the #litsylove - will get in the post ASAP. 7mo
eraderneely Oh Trish that‘s so kind! (edited) 7mo
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TrishB @eraderneely very welcome 😘 7mo
Cinfhen I‘m so glad you are sharing the #LitsyLove xx I was gifted this novella from @LibrarianRyan ❤️and I thought it was brilliant in that I had NO IDEA what it was about and I think it‘s better that way. 7mo
Tanisha_A Your review is 👏! Stacked! 7mo
TrishB @Cinfhen when I started reading my daughter said what‘s it about and I said no idea! It was a compelling page turner that suited my mood yesterday! 7mo
TrishB @Tanisha_A 👍🏻 7mo
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tina_b.ooks
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This book is a perfect quick read for anybody interested in psychologie or philosophy.
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5/5

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Anna40
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Wow! I read this book in one hour. Very powerful. Highly recommend it.

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Amanda23
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This was a quick read but not an easy one. This was 100 pages of heart wrenching writing.

akckitty I just finished this one yesterday! People refer to it as a Black mirror episode. I'd say I agree - it was hurting my heart but I couldn't put it down! 7mo
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tina_b.ooks
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On my way to work... I'd really rather be home reading, but I guess the money for all the books I buy has to come from somewhere 🤷‍♀️

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BookBelle84
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I would love to study this novella in a psychology/sociology/global relations class. There are so many current society issues that the author manages to draw attention to in 100 pages. I think he creates a lot of questions especially regarding immigration practices and the effects that it has on people and also how "ideal" people are expected to react and behave in society.

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JaneyWaneyB
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Interesting concept and quick novella read. There was a little too much on the psychology of the test rather than a focus on the characters.

#Science #SciFi #ReadABook #Bookaholic #Books #BookNerd

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Lauren.Archer
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Neuvel is a brilliant writer. At less than 110 pages, he sure does pack a punch. This book totally went a different direction than I expected, and wow the ending. Very ingenious!

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Lauren.Archer
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Was sick most of the day and really did no reading, going to try to get this very short in.

cobwebmoth Hope you're feeling better soon. 8mo
RealLifeReading Feel better soon! 8mo
Crazeedi Sending get well healing vibes!💖 8mo
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dragondrool Feel better! 8mo
nikirtehsuxlol Was this the guy who wrote Themis Files? 8mo
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donnishadawson
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This one is a short action thriller. It included lots of violence but it was still fun to read.

Megabooks I have this one up soon! 7mo
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Booklover2
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Being a huge fan of Black Mirror and this author, I had to pick this up. I‘m also not a fan of short stories, but this hard hitting, guy-wrenching story was everything I always want short stories to be!!!

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NotCool
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A hard book to read. The last series by this author had giant robot fights. This one is a Truman Show/The Trolley Problem episode of The Good Place/The Milgram Experiment levels of gut wrenching and messed up. It‘s really, really good. But it doesn‘t leave you thinking good things about humanity.

wordzie You totally have to follow the suggested users so more of the world can read and 💝 your reviews and input!! 9mo
NotCool Thank you. Im not sure how to do that. I‘ll look into it. 9mo
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BookishShelly
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Wow. It‘s quite the little book. Can‘t say anything more without spoilers but wow.

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Cinfhen
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Less than 100 pages but so packed with moral and ethical dilemmas. I‘d call this speculative fiction ( very different from the Waking Giants series) A great read. Thanks so much @LibrarianRyan ‼️❣️‼️

LibrarianRyan Really it wasn‘t even 100 pages. Wow 10mo
Cinfhen Do u want me to send it to you @LibrarianRyan ??? I thought it was excellent 10mo
LibrarianRyan @Cinfhen no need. I have a hold at the library. I was expecting it to be pretty large. Knowing it‘s short makes me more likely to finish it when it comes in. 10mo
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Cinfhen It‘s a one sitting read/ under an hour @LibrarianRyan you‘ll easily finish it. If you remember tag me when u review it. I‘ll be curious to hear your thoughts. 10mo
wordzie Sounds so 😎 10mo
Cinfhen Totally recommend @wordzie 10mo
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Cinfhen
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Woohoo @LibrarianRyan another round of #surpriseBookMail I totally forgot that I put this book on my list 🤩and I LOVE the bookmark 🌺🌸🌼 THANK YOU so much 😘

Tanisha_A Beautiful bookmark 😍 10mo
Cinfhen It‘s reAlly pretty @Tanisha_A I love the #BookDepository bookmarks 🥰🥰🥰 10mo
LibrarianRyan That is a pretty book mark. 10mo
CoffeeAndABook Bookmail is the best 👏🏼🥳⚡️ 10mo
Cinfhen Yup!!!! It sure is @CoffeeAndABook 💞💞💞💞💞 10mo
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ssravp
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Completely unsettling, but very, very good.

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Lisas.Library
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The Test by Sylvain Neuvel.
This new Novella was sent to me by TOR Publishing.
Blurb: The Test, a thrilling, timely exploration of a dystopian near future where the road to citizenship is harrowing—and carries a price.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love your pic 🖤🧡 1y
Lisas.Library @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ~ Thank you!! 🧡🖤 14mo
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