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The Familiar, Volume 3
The Familiar, Volume 3: Honeysuckle & Pain | Mark Z. Danielewski
Released for the summer from the perils of school, Xanther and her nameless cat are settling into a comfortable routine at home. However, the rest of the Ibrahim family is growing more and more unsettled. Astair fears their stretched finances are already at a breaking point. Not even a visit from an old friend can mitigate Anwars feeling that hes failing to support those he loves and that even worse things are to come. The twins, Freya and Shasti, sense something too and blame their older sister. Honeysuckles haunt the air and smell of offerings . . . Meanwhile, Cas and Bobbys survival may depend on facing the one person they fear most. And on the other side of the world, Jingjing and Tian Li set out to find what was lost: their missing cat. With spectacular visuals and the vibrant wordplay that are his trademark, The Familiar (Volume 3) is a beautiful and singular reading experience that could come only from the imagination of Mark Z. Danielewski.
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Ecatstic
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"Do we miss not only the past but every future the lost past describes? Is that just the nature of missing? All the lost might-have-beens? The certainty that those uncertain futures are gone?
If we can't embrace uncertainty do we miss the point of love?"

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shadowspeak17
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A difficult choice, but I think my #FavoriteBookCoverOf2017 is The Familiar volume 3: Honeysuckle & Pain. It‘s not your typical cover, for one thing, and for another, if you look at it from a distance, you see flowers, but they‘re actually cats. 😸

#AllTheBooksOf2017

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hanseatic
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I got goosebumps while first reading The Familiar Vol.3 Honeysuckle & Pain as the story was so exciting.
If you get the chance read this series!

#markzdanielewski #thefamiliar #TFv3 #honeysuckleandpain #favoriteauthor #booklove

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Do we miss not only the past but every future the lost past describes? Is that just the nature of missing? All the lost might-have-beens? The certainty that those uncertain futures are gone?

If we can't embrace uncertainty do we miss the point of love?

#favoritequote #markzdanielewski #thefamiliar #thefamiliarvol3 #TFv3 #honeysuckleandpain #bookquote #favoriteauthor #wisdom #love

RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon And here's a compilation of Litsy tips that some of us put together:
https://raimeygallant.com/2017/10/31/litsytips/
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Fang88
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AnneCecilie
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AnneCecilie
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A reader's dilemma: how to read all the books? Hopefully I'm not the only one in here that van relate to this?

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AnneCecilie
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AnneCecilie
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When you read and the word from the challenge a few days back, shows up. #mischief #QuotsyNov17

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AnneCecilie
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shadowspeak17
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Pickpick

Still my favorite volume so far. Can‘t wait till 10/31 to see if Volume 5 can top it.

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Clavietika
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It's my Friday. Time to catch up on some reading.

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OSChamberlain
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Just finished Volume 3 ( #HoneysuckleAndPain ) of this breathtaking series at the car service center with the fiancé. Skittles break, then straight to Volume 4 ( #Hades )! And Volume 3 was amazing. Isandórno's chapters are easily becoming my favorites.

P. S. She doesn't love candid photography ?

LeahBergen I love her expression! 😂 3y
Karkar Her scarf matches the books :) 3y
Suet624 Love that look she's giving you. 3y
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OSChamberlain @LeahBergen @Suet624 I love every look she gives me. Even the extra sassy ones 😜 3y
OSChamberlain @Karkar You're right! Hadn't noticed that. 3y
Suet624 Awww, that's a lovely thing to say. 💕💕💕 3y
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Truth

TheNextBook 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 3y
Laalaleighh Oh damn. 3y
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OSChamberlain
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Time to start Volume 3 of this masterpiece. This is my 11th book this year. Note: Nearly every book I've read this year has been over 500 pages. This bad boy weighs in at 841 pages 😍

Lindy Go big or go home, isn't that what they say? Enjoy! 3y
OSChamberlain @Lindy I wouldn't have it any other way 😃 3y
Zelma I've been switching off between door stops and comics - no middle ground for me recently. 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Afraid to start this series because if I like 'em then Im committed for the next 20 years, right? 3y
OSChamberlain @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Yep, although you make it sound like a bad thing 😜 3y
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What too many rabbis, clerics, and bloggers possess. Özgür isn't sure he can take that kind of conviction anymore: when people fail to see how the world so numerously contradicts their fantasy, that just the idea of themselves carrying on such a cause becomes the most absurd fantasy of all.

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AnneCecilie
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The story continues right where volume 2 stopped. If you liked the previous volumes this is a sure read.

#LitsyAtoZ #LetterF

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AnneCecilie
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Ready for #litsypartyofone.

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AnneCecilie
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Normally I only read one book at the time, but with the #HPchapteraday I'm up to two. #riotgames

Whatannareads @AnneCecilie have you read House of Leaves by him? 3y
AnneCecilie @Bookishlychaot1c no, I haven't. Just bought it though so sometime in the future. 3y
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OSChamberlain
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I can't wait! Gonna get to meet the author of House of Leaves on the 17th!!! 🖤🖤🖤

TrishB Very cool 😀👍 3y
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
Sarahr875 WHAT! Thank you! 3y
minkyb Sweet! 3y
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AMVP
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A mellower, more atmospheric entry to the series; more arranging for things to come rather than any immediate payoff (though certain surprises do come to light). Was surprised and a little bummed out to see we wouldn't be getting another volume before year's end. Definitely big things ahead for this project.

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AMVP
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A lot of smaller conquests, lately. Now, time to get back to one of the big ones.

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JoshCook
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Spirals tightening, spirals widening.

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JoshCook
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Slowly the plot lines spiral towards each other like asteroids approaching a once in a lifetime convergence.

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Ange44
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This is definitely my favourite of the series so far. Things are finally starting to come together a bit more...sort of. Crazy, unique, bizarre and fun. If you're a fan of his House of Leaves you should definitely embark on this journey, which is supposed to be 27 volumes in length. I'm looking forward to Vol. 4.

Jillsandypants House of Leaves has been sitting on my nightstand for months, just waiting to be read. 3y
EricaReads Awesome! I read House of Leaves last year and loved it so much! I bought the first book in this series but haven't gotten around to it yet. Your review makes me want to pick it up soon! 3y
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Ange44
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Continuing on with this wonderfully unique series.

OSChamberlain I have all 3 volumes and haven't started 😭 have you read house of leaves?? 3y
Ange44 @OSChamberlain Yes, I've read House of Leaves. It still haunts me to this day, but I loved it! 3y
OSChamberlain @Ange44 same here! I wanna read his other one, 3y
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Tara
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3 volumes in, things are really coming together and me and *my* familiar are totally hooked!

BookBabe 😸 4y
MrBook 😻👍🏻 4y
Varshitha Cute kitty!! 4y
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Reviewed Vols. 1 & 2 on Wikia. Very helpful in order to pick up with volume 3. I like how the stories are starting to coalesce, with still plenty of mystery left. Another great one from MZD. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5!

MrBook You've talked me into it. https://youtu.be/TV2em3YsNtk 4y
Nuwanda 😂 Glad I could help! 4y
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ChrisHamnett
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Keeps ticking boxes.

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Fumbl3z00
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Ok, I need volume 4 now! Just finished 3 and will be suffering serious withdrawals while I contemplate the next events in every character's story! I seriously can not wait!

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OSChamberlain
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I can't wait to begin this series! I have yet to begin reading volume 1, but I've kept up with buying each volume because House of Leaves was my favorite book I read last year. Love this man's creativity!!

GinaAnderson I, too, have the first two books in this series but haven't started them. I haven't read House of Leaves so not sure what to expect. One day I'll take the plunge. 4y
Fumbl3z00 This is one of my all time favorite series! The story is so well thought out and the writing is amazing 4y
OSChamberlain @GinaAnderson Even though I haven't read this series I've flipped through the pages and I can tell you this series and House of Leaves are two completely different experiences. I think House of Leaves is a much more intense experience. I definitely recommend it!! 4y
StephTKO House of Leaves was my favorite of last year too. There is SO MUCH to think about with that book. And it was terrifying. I also have The Familiar 1 sitting on my shelf. 4y
Ange44 House of Leaves is amazing and a very intense experience. This series is quite different, but equally interesting. I've read the first two and I'm looking forward to the new one. 4y
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I can not get over the young girl who questions everything, the gangster who is violent, yet smart, the parents who are concerned yet loving, the silent man in Mexico or the paranoid wizard with an orb, or addict. Each character has now be ingrained in my mind and I don't want to wait for TFv4

Fumbl3z00 It should say "or the Singaporean addict" but I ran out of blurb room :( 4y
OSChamberlain I haven't read this series yet but this man is amazing!!! House of Leaves left me speechless, and I don't have a clue how he plans to turn this into 27 volumes!! 4y
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"Satya is terribly beautiful."

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JillMoore1226 The series is on my list. Is it a 👍🏻? 4y
Chris @JillMoore1226 I like it a lot though I worry sometimes I'm missing things. There's a lot going on. Like House of Leaves turned up to 11. 4y
JillMoore1226 @Chris I haven't yet read House of Leaves, but it's on my list. We were just discussing it and The Familiar series the other night at book group. Several folks lauded House of Leaves as most excellent. 4y
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Fumbl3z00
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Had a chance to met Danielewski in Texas, on his Familiar 3 book tour, and it was the best thing to happen this summer. Now, I am actually reading Familiar 3 and loving every bit of it, will be dying until 4 comes out

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"so long as I have my cello." ??

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OSChamberlain
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Well this just happened 😱😱😱

acg Niiice 👍 4y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Omg omg omg 😱 4y
LauraJ Well, happy Friday! 4y
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Fumbl3z00 He started following me to! It is literally the most amazing feeling in the world 4y
LadyJen Yay!!!! Lucky you! 👍👍😄 3y
OSChamberlain @LadyJen lol I found out later that the page is just run by his publicist but still pretty cool! 3y
LadyJen Totally still counts 😀 3y
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Tara
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Diving into volume 3 🙀🙀🙀

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Danwilli2012
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Ophelia hopped onto the Mark Z. Danielewski and quickly devoured the third volume of this epic adventure. There are really no words to describe this cat that cannot be named. And Xanther is probably one of Ophelia's favorite characters that she has ever read. She can't wait to continue.

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"All of which quiets when she ascends, her mom and Taymor just smiling, with the attack poodle nearby in the shade, panting, all of them just waiting for Xanther's next trip down so they can start whispering again."

Christine89 Received volume 3 yesterday and now I am two volumes behind, how is it that these are being written faster than I can read them? 4y
ReadingEnvy 24 more to go! Better get caught up! ;) 4y
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