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Wanderers
Wanderers: A Novel | Chuck Wendig
A decadent rock star. A deeply religious radio host. A disgraced scientist. And a teenage girl who may be the world's last hope. In the tradition of The Stand and Station Eleven comes a gripping saga that weaves an epic tapestry of humanity into an astonishing tale of survival. Shana wakes up one morning to discover her little sister in the grip of a strange malady. She appears to be sleepwalking. She cannot talk and cannot be woken up. And she is heading with inexorable determination to a destination that only she knows. But Shana and are sister are not alone. Soon they are joined by a flock of sleepwalkers from across America, on the same mysterious journey. And like Shana, there are other "shepherds" who follow the flock to protect their friends and family on the long dark road ahead. For on their journey, they will discover an America convulsed with terror and violence, where this apocalyptic epidemic proves less dangerous than the fear of it. As the rest of society collapses all around them--and an ultraviolent militia threatens to exterminate them--the fate of the sleepwalkers depends on unraveling the mystery behind the epidemic. The terrifying secret will either tear the nation apart--or bring the survivors together to remake a shattered world.
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Decalino
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Fans of Stephen King's The Stand should definitely check out this apocalyptic chunkster of a book. When something causes random individuals to sleepwalk in unison, the CDC is called in to investigate. That's only the beginning, as threads converge to trigger disaster. Hypochondriacs should probably stay away, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Good stuff!

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xxjenadanxx
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This was a laborious undertaking. It literally took me 6 weeks to finish this one, which has nothing to do with it's size & everything to do with me not connecting to it. I actually liked the story, it has a well developed plot & though there are a lot of moving parts & perspectives its easy to follow. I just absolutely dreaded reading it. This book has everything I look for as a dystopia/apocalypse fan it just somehow didn't work for me.

Deifio I'm astonished you took the trouble to finish it! 😲 I hope you'll like your next book better. 😉 If you like dystopia books, have you read Hugh Howey's Wool series? 2w
xxjenadanxx @Deifio I try not to dnf books if I can help it and I really had high hopes for this one! I haven't heard of that series before but I will definitely check it out, thanks for the recommendation! 2w
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rachelm
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Bailedbailed

I tried to like this. I really did. I wanted 90% more plague tbh, and for its length I just couldn‘t devote another 15ish hours.

Others might enjoy! Not me.

xxjenadanxx I've been "reading" it for weeks, I just can't seem to commit to it. 2w
rachelm @xxjenadanxx I had to get emotional permission from my friend @hwestfall to give up and once I did I was glad I did 😅 if you are waiting for just such an excuse, here it is ! 2w
hwestfall @xxjenadanxx, we understand! If you need to bail, do it! I bailed after chapter 50. I hate quitting books but it was time for me. 2w
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xxjenadanxx @hwestfall @rachelm that's a good friend! I probably need someone to tell me that sometimes but I am determined to push through. It takes a lot for me to dnr a book. I'm currently on chapter 57 and hoping to finish it tonight or tomorrow at the latest. 2w
xxjenadanxx Just finished it! Whew! 2w
rachelm @xxjenadanxx 🏆🥳 2w
hwestfall Wow! I am so impressed! Great job 😊 2w
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rachelm
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Slipped on my shoes for a quick #audiowalk before work to this book. I still have 20 hours left!

Wearing my book skirt today!

Jerdencon Love it! 😀❤️ 3w
julesG 😍 Did you make it yourself? 3w
rachelm @julesG I wish!! 3w
Tamra I would love throw pillows with that fabric!! 😍 3w
ljuliel Cute ! If I don‘t stop the ice cream and gravy, I could fit the entire Dewey Decimal System on MY book skirt. 😐 3w
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Mrsgarrisonreads
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So I won‘t be posting on here anymore. I just don‘t have time for so many platforms and keeping up with so much. I narrowed down from 7 to 4. I will be active on my blog curlybookowl.com my Instagram @ mrsgarrisonreads and my Facebook page @ mrsgarrisonreads and my goodreads @ mrsgarrisonreads I hope you continue to follow and talk books with me 💛💛💛💛💛💛

Riveted_Reader_Melissa So sorry to see you go... I hope you have great experiences wherever you land. 4w
Eggs Sorry that you have to leave but I wish you the best in whatever you do 4w
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rachelm
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My #audiowalking habit has had to move indoors for the season. Listening to this extremely long (30+ hr) behemoth right now. Should translate to lots of circuits of the track...

UnidragonFrag I need to find something like this near me 1mo
ljuliel It‘s not quite as fun walking indoors is it ? If our weather is decent, I take walks daily. It‘s about time to start back at the gym, though. I believe our outside walking weather is about over for this year. 1mo
readordierachel 30+ is quite a commitment. How long does it take you to finish a book that long? It would take me months. 1mo
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rachelm @readordierachel about three weeks probably? I usually finish one ten-ish hour audiobook a week, between commuting, walks, and chores. 1mo
rachelm @UnidragonFrag it has brightened my mood to have somewhere to go. I use the other gym stuff too, but even when I‘m unmotivated I can walk for 30 1mo
rachelm @ljuliel I already can‘t wait for Spring...😢 1mo
UnidragonFrag @rachelm that's so great, honestly! I'm so unmotivated to do anything lol 1mo
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DestaK
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Fans of The Stand or The Passage Trilogy should like this one.

Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 1mo
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EadieB
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catherine2 I loved this one! Wish I‘d had more time to savor it. It was a library book and I had to read it quickly. 2mo
EadieB @catherine2 I know it's a long book 700+ pages! 2mo
catherine2 I freaked out when I went to the library to pick it up! I was like “Uh oh!” I only got to keep it for two weeks but somehow I got it done 😊 2mo
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OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚😱 2mo
tjwill Wow, those blurbs are all extreme. Career defining! Masterpiece! That‘s a bit intimidating. 2mo
EadieB @tjwill I haven‘t read it yet but it sounds good! 2mo
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bookladyreads
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Every now and then you totally hype yourself up for a book and it lives up to every single expectation. This book is 780 pages, but it's good from start to finish. There was no point where it lulled for me or where my eyes glazed over, there was no point where I felt bored. I was fully engaged. I'm in total awe of what Chuck Wendig with the story. I loved this book so much and I have so many thoughts and feelings about it. #wanderers

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rachelm
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Yes.
So excited to finally have this one in my queue! Also, if you haven‘t checked out #Librofm I suggest it! Same price as Audible per month, but part of the money goes to the local bookstore of your choice.
#shoplocal https://libro.fm/referral?rf_code=lfm86997

LauraJ 32 hours! 2mo
rachelm @LauraJ I always feel like I get a good deal when I use a credit for a suuuuuuper long book 😂 2mo
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swishandflick
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Bailing at 35%. I gave it 4 days and 275 pages, but it's taking a realllyyy long time to get anywhere and I just can't imagine slogging through 525 more pages before it's due back to the library. Bummer bc I've heard good things, but maybe just not what I'm in the mood for at the moment? 🤔

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RachelAmphlett
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Day 7 #FallIsBooked - Favourite Fall Treat

After 13 years living in Brisbane, it‘s been a treat for me having seasons again. I took this pic late autumn last year - I walk my dog, Floyd along this lane just up the road from where I‘m currently living, and I love seeing how the countryside changes during the year 🍃🍂


@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🍂🍁❤️ 2mo
OriginalCyn620 Pretty! 🍁🍂 2mo
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rsteve388
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Wow this book is 780 pages!! I dont think I have ever read a book this big. I dont know if this book falls into #TeamSlaughter Catergory but I am excited to dive in, in a few weeks, after I have finished a few other books. @Clwojick

xxjenadanxx I just got this one from the library the other day and was shocked by the size! I can't wait to tackle it! 2mo
Clwojick 😱😵💪🏻you‘ve got this!! 2mo
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Daughter-of-words
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Finally finished this big boy! Fantastic story telling with loads of twists and turns all the way until the end!
🍄🍄🍄🍄/5

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bookladyreads
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I started reading #Wanderers Monday afternoon. I'm currently 244 pages in and I am really enjoying the story so far. I also think the pacing is just right. #currentlyreading

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bookladyreads
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I'm so excited today because I'm starting Wanderers. I've been looking forward to cracking this book open since July. What are you reading today?
#wanderers #chuckwendig #currentlyreading #fallreads

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Leo1733
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I'm at the 42% mark and I am loving this book! It's very political in a way that totally works for me. I had no idea it was such a chunkster when I started it but that just means there's more to love. All those comparisons to The Stand and Station Eleven are justified. There's even a King reference IN the book, love it!

vivastory I got this one for my birthday. I'm really looking forward to it! 3mo
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Ingridelaine82
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So far I am enjoying the two narrators with their various styles via Audible. Love apocalyptic fiction. Somewhat station 11 like so far.

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MrBook
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#TBRtemptation post 5! Shana wakes up one morning to find her sister sleepwalking, and apparently with a destination in mind. Shana follows. It turns out to be a journey, and along that journey she finds more sleepwalkers and their “shepherds”, who are also protecting their loved ones. It‘s an epidemic, and society begins to crumble in its wake. Without answers, everyone reacts differently, and some violently. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

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wordynoodles
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Wow, a long book, but a really good read. If you liked The Stand, you'll like this. Lots of current US political references in there too. I really enjoyed it. It was a bit slow at first and it wasn't that difficult to work out what was going on, but very enjoyable. Again, not a book that is a great literary work, but just a rip roaring story.

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Daughter-of-words
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After a month of historical romances I‘m finally gonna take on this chunky boy😎👍

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hwestfall
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I am really struggling to finish this one. Especially after the rape in Chapter 50. I love big books (I read Sanderson) but this one is dragging for me. Should I power through the last 14 hours or move on?!?

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Expandingbookshelf
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A washed up rock star. A radio televangelist. And a teenage girl who may be humanity‘s last hope as a plague of sleepwalking sweeps the country. “Wanderers” is a THICK book, perfect for a rainy weekend. Fans of “Station Eleven” and “The Stand” should absolutely check this out.

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anissaannalise
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"Everything has gone wayward. Sliding sideways into entropy. "

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anissaannalise
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"Some people are just trash. and they find other trash and start to form a landfill. The internet makes it easier. "

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anissaannalise
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"Yumiko Sakamoto was going to begin her new academic study the following October, but did not live long enough to see the chance. She died of a brain aneurysm the night the comet passed overhead. "

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anissaannalise
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One of my favourites of 2019. Read on vacation & definitely recommend ebook as it's a tome.

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Kleonard
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This one is well worth the 800 page investment!

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Kleonard
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Only 300 pages left! 😉

Ashley_Nicoletto 🤣🤣🤣 I‘m saving this for fall. I love a giant chunkster when it‘s cold outside. 4mo
Kleonard That is THE perfect description for this one! 😂 4mo
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AMVP
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The Decateur Book Nook can honestly be a bit of a slog sometimes, with the bulk of it's used stock falling pretty middle of the road. Where it excels, however, is in it's stock of media and newer hardbacks, the prices for which are generally a steal.

GrilledCheeseSamurai 3..2..1..lets jam! 👌 4mo
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Follow.my.read
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She is not impressed with my large book!

rretzler 😻 4mo
Geeklet To be fair, that book is a frightfully large tome. I don‘t blame her. 4mo
Follow.my.read @Geeklet a book is never too large if it‘s good enough! This one is starting slow but starting to pick up speed!!! 4mo
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Geeklet @Follow.my.read Glad to hear it! I preordered it because it sounded like my type of jam. I haven‘t gotten around to it yet but I will soon! 4mo
ladym30 She has beautiful eyes!😍 4mo
Follow.my.read @Geeklet reminds me of The Dog Stars or Station eleven, which I loved...I‘m curious to read what you think after you‘ve read it!!! 4mo
RealBooks4ever Well I‘m impressed by her! What a lovely furry friend! 😻 4mo
Erofan 😻 4mo
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catherine2
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This is due back in one week, you guys. I don‘t know. I just don‘t know!

Traci1 Good luck! You can do it! 4mo
catherine2 @Traci1 I hope so!! 4mo
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Lostinagoodbook
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Give me good post-apocalyptic fiction every time. Give me 800 pages of a well written book and I‘m a hog in heaven. Give me good characters and a barn burning story line. Unfortunately, this book did not fully live up to my expectations.

Full review here: https://lostnagoodbook.wordpress.com/2019/08/13/wanderers-chuck-wendig/

#postapocalyptic #bookreview #reading #scifi

bookladyreads This is my planned read to start on the first day of fall. I bought this book when it was released and I've been anticipating reading since. I hope it's not just so-so for me. I kind of have high hopes for this one. 3mo
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RachelAmphlett
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Nearly finished this fantastic read, and love this quote: “librarians served well in the role that the internet never did: They were the perfect bouncers at the door of bad information.” 🙌📚

#library #lovelibraries

charl08 Nice. 4mo
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Kimberlone
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I love it when my boyfriend asks me to give him book recommendations and then I get to go research books I think he might like 😊

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vivastory This is great 😂 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage ♥️🤪📚 4mo
jpmcwisemorgan @vivastory Wendig does a lot of this type of post and I happened to see this one and thought Littens would really appreciate it. 4mo
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DGRachel Chuck Wendig cracks me up on Twitter! 4mo
jpmcwisemorgan @DGRachel when he gets going with Myke Cole and Sam Sykes it‘s wild! (edited) 4mo
Hooked_on_books That‘s hilarious 😂 4mo
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LittlePixels
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Just hanging out in the local BN, sitting in a comfy chair and reading with my daughter. P.S. - Should I get the tagged book? Trying to decide... #heaven #raisingreaders

vivastory I'm planning on getting it. I've heard good things! 4mo
LittlePixels @vivastory I saw the comparisons to "The Stand", and that decided it. That and the wonderful doorstop feel of it. It had to come home with me! ? 4mo
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Booklover2
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The world goes down is epidemic fashion!!! I didn‘t love it, but I sure did like it a lot. A bit long, but it‘s epic so fine.

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parasolofdoom
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July reads!

Ashley_Nicoletto I just picked up The Wanderers. How was it? 4mo
Victoria_C I loved Wanderers. 4mo
parasolofdoom @Ashley_Nicoletto I loved it, my favorite read last month! 4mo
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RachelAmphlett
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After seeing so many of my blogging buddies raving about #Wanderers, I‘ve started this brick today. Off to a cracking start!

#chuckwendig #fridayread #bookbrick #authorsigned

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Expandingbookshelf
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This is the kind of throwaway joke that make my nerdy heart sing

(A hint for the confused: don‘t forget your towel)

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hwestfall
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I am only a few chapters in and love it. It is very interesting right from the get go.

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WanderingBookaneer
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“I also said it was bad. Volgon poetry bad.”

I do appreciate a good Hitchhiker‘s Guide to the Galaxy reference.

charl08 On the radio someone pointed out this week that OK Computer, the Radiohead album, was an H2G2 reference. I couldn't believe I'd never realised that before... 5mo
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QuintusMarcus
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Another apocalypse novel, heavily influenced by Steven King‘s Stand. Good story, deeply anti-Trumpist, which I appreciate, but Wendig does go a bit overboard with the politics (which is what got him booted from writing that Star Wars comic). Awfully long, though—not that I mind long books, but some judicious editing could tightened this up.

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Lel2403
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Yes, there will be comparisons to Stephen King‘s, The Stand, there is a ‘plague‘, and two distinct groups of people but that‘s where the comparison ends. (There is a mention of The Stand in the Book too)….In my view, this is even better…

It‘s unique and ultimately scary, as it‘s so believable. The fear of AI taking over, just look at the fake news bots!!…..Black Swan the all seeing, statistic driven computer programme is terrifying ….

TrishB Better than The Stand 😱😱 stacked! Sounds great. 5mo
Lel2403 @TrishB it does have similarities but less good and evil....no dark man or mother Abigail but still right and wrong...I loved it 5mo
TrishB Have you read this one? Also similar and a great read 👍🏻 5mo
Lel2403 @TrishB oh I‘ll have a look 5mo
NenaB Reading this at the moment 5mo
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ssravp
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This was bleak. I was expecting it to be, but I wasn‘t prepared for just how bleak it would be. Chuck has created a masterpiece. A masterpiece that holds up a mirror to the world we live in.

chaoticgoodhufflepuff I‘ve still got 10 weeks on my hold for this! 5mo
ssravp @chaoticgoodhufflepuff I hope you enjoy it! I‘m still trying to process what I read. 5mo
chaoticgoodhufflepuff Yeah, that definitely sounds like a Wendig book! 😁 5mo
ssravp For sure. 😀 5mo
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Whatthebook
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Many people are being taken over by a mysterious illness, can the CDC find a cure before it‘s too late? https://www.instagram.com/p/Bz6EBFwgfKJ/?igshid=zbul8eo1qxc3

vivastory I've been curious about this one 5mo
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transemr
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I just started it but I‘m already sold because a) it‘s chuck! And also there‘s a cow named moo radley, so...