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Tony and Susan
Tony and Susan: Soon to be the major motion picture, Nocturnal Animals | Austin Wright
The novel that inspired the 2016 major motion picture Nocturnal Animals, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams, is a dazzling, eerie, riveting thriller of fear and regret, blood and revenge. Many years after their divorce, Susan Morrow receives a strange gift from her ex-husband. A manuscript that tells the story of a terrible crime: an ambush on the highway, a secluded cabin in the woods; a thrilling chiller of death and corruption. How could such a harrowing story be told by the man she once loved? And why, after so long, has he sent her such a disturbing and personal message...?
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flying_monkeys
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Pickpick

Nocturnal Animals is one of my fave 2016 films. The book and movie complement each other well, and, while I enjoyed the book, Tom Ford's adaptation is slightly superior -- mostly for the visual aesthetics and smart story changes, like moving it out west, including cellphones, giving Susan more agency, and THE ENDING!!! The film's ending is a punch to the gut; the book's a mere slap in the face.

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KateFulfordAuthor
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Mehso-so

Incredibly gripping opening that is truly terrifying. You feel a sense of foreboding for the characters and share their visceral fears. It does rather fall apart as the second half doesn‘t really live up to the first.

Alfoster I saw the movie—so weird!😳 2y
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karenna
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Mehso-so

This book features a wife reading her ex-husband's manuscript. Through this structure, Wright explores some really interesting ideas, my favorites being a reader's engagement with a text and a woman's expectations and realities in long-term relationships. However, I did not love my reading experience as a whole: I was not connected to the characters and felt the book a bit odd for my tastes.

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Moonpa
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#thrillerThursday
I love mysteries but I don't usually gravitate towards thrillers. I've read the big ones - Da Vinci Code etc - and I have enjoyed them, but sometimes the pace is too fast and I never seem to ever remember the characters names! I haven't read the books shown but someday. #awesomeautumnbooks

Jess7 A good thriller I would recommend is 2y
Reviewsbylola The Larsson trilogy is amazing!! 2y
Moonpa @jess7 that sounds so good!! 2y
Moonpa @Reviewsbylola i've seen the first movie (swedish) but haven't got to the book yet. 2y
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Sha0102
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Pickpick

A very intelligent book. Really enjoyed it and its movie was nice too. (Nocturnal animals) Entertaining level: 🌟🌟🌟🌟 #livro #book #bookaholic #booklovers #ler #leitura #leitora #reading #instabook #instaread #instabooks #bookstagram #igread #litsy #booklover #brazilianreader #2014Sha

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lolli44
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Mehso-so

Admittedly, I struggled through the overuse of sentence fragments and was ultimately disappointed by the ending.

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JoeStalksBeck
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I listened to the audio and I read the book. I didn't get the ending at all. I got the end for Tony but not Susan. Maybe it's just me but it just stopped. I'll have to see the movie now to see if it makes sense to me.

Tdumatrait The movie was confusing. I was hoping the book would clear that up. 3y
JoeStalksBeck @Tdumatrait nope. I even went online to read up on it. I just don't understand that drop off at the end. Like there could have been a sequel. It just came to a screeching halt 3y
Tdumatrait Well crap.. maybe between the book and the movie it will make sense 3y
JoeStalksBeck @Tdumatrait I hope! Lol 3y
MyNamesParadise I watched the movie Nocturnal Animals and overall I liked it but it wasn't the best. 3y
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JoeStalksBeck
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I'm reading while my 9 yr old decides she wants to learn to mow grass!!! Yes, she asked if she could do it ❤️😱

Redwritinghood I always find it ironic that my kids wanted to help when they were too young to be really helpful, but now that they are older and could be helpful, they don't want to help. 😉 3y
MyNamesParadise Wow I'm 25 and have never taken that initiative! With my sinuses this year though I literally wouldn't have been able to! 3y
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JoeStalksBeck
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My read for #asseenontv . I didn't like the audiobook so I'm hitting the paper. Can't wait to see the move Nocturnal Animals!!!

Tdumatrait Really liked the movie, so in theory I should love the book right? Didn't know there was an actual book. I am a bit giddy that I will be putting this on my list 3y
JoeStalksBeck @Tdumatrait I didn't know about the book either . I accidentally found it at the library but didn't know it was Nocturnal Animals until I read the cover lol 3y
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JoeStalksBeck
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Accidentally found this book which is the movie Nocturnal Animals. See how the movie holds up 📚📖

Reggie The movie was the biggest tale of the grass is never greener on the other side. The movie was great. 3y
JoeStalksBeck @Reggie I haven't seen it yet but definitely want to see it! 3y
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Wannabe_Quijote
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Movies based on books!

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jessicarenee

I've heard mixed things about this book and I am getting ready to watch Nocturnal Animals right now and I don't know if I want to read this or not. Who has read or watched it? Should I read it after having seen the movie? 🤔🤷‍♀️📖🎬 (oh and Jake Gyllenhaal might be my number one celebrity crush 😋)

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specificity
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Had a shopping spree at Taipei Book Expo. Sooooooo excited!!

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EugeniaWhitby
Mehso-so

I decided to read this book after watching the film that was *loosely* based on it. It was not nearly as dramatic or as exciting as reviews of the book had made out, I enjoyed reading only to compare it to the film.

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Joybishoptx
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"You can borrow this book. It sucks, but here". Funniest #recommendedby ever. #readjanuary @RealLifeReading

Foxyfictionista Ahahahahaha! Maybe you're the expert so you can verify whether or not it actually sucks. 3y
Joybishoptx That was literally a conversation. I was like "ooooooooookay". I'll try it at some point. Right now I'm up to my ears though 3y
B.Reader Kind of like when you're having dinner and someone says "ugh, this is terrible. You have to try it!" ? 3y
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Soubhiville Lol, uh, thanks? Did they just want confirmation? Like "ew, this is gross, here, taste it." 3y
Joybishoptx @B.Reader @Soubhiville I guess? I'd shown no interest in this book. We both like mysteries and tend to trade those. But this was perplexing. 3y
mom2bugnbee Dang. I have friends who are husband & wife named Tony & Susan, & I would have loved to have recommended this to them! 3y
Joybishoptx @mom2bugnbee that's funny! This is the book that movie Nocturnal Animals is based on. 3y
Debiw781 😂😂😂 3y
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Ogasalda
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New books, new worlds to explore.

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Heideschrampf
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Saw the movie NOCTURNAL ANIMALS yesterday and still I am mesmerized. Performances, writing, direction, design, music... A perfect film! A deeply human masterpiece about art, society and lonelyness, turning emotional pain into physical violence. Very visual, very intimate, very (& literally) breath-taking. Do I risk reading the novel? Will it be bearable? Will it be too much or not able to touch this adaptation's genius?

Bookworm54 My secret santa votes yes to this question! ☺ 3y
scripturient Torsten and I were just talking about this movie and contemplating whether it's worth seeing. :) 3y
Heideschrampf @Bookworm54 haha sweet! Thanks! 3y
Heideschrampf @scripturient definately do!! The Eulenspiegel in Essen is showing it in the OV, which I would obviously recommend ;P 3y
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Carolineleavitt
Pickpick

Terrified me when i first read it years ago. Rereading and it is even better the second time!

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Shvonne

Review part 2- The movie was better. It was a little odd because Jake Gyllenhaal played two separate characters but other than that I liked it.

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Mirandareads
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Pickpick

I was completely absorbed in this story from the start. Loved it!

JoeStalksBeck I didn't get the ending 🤔 2y
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reneelyons

So, I did something I rarely do today - I saw this movie (Nocturnal Animals) before reading the book 😱The movie is intense and I'm still shaken from it, and I'm wondering if it's worth reading the book. Have you read the book or seen the movie? I'd love your thoughts!

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Skeebies05
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About to see the movie. Truth be told I've never read the book and most likely wont 😳 but pumped for the movie!

curlyfro YOUR NAILS! ❤️ 3y
Skeebies05 @curlyfro Thanks! Nail stamping 😊 3y
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Shvonne
Mehso-so

I wish the whole novel was the book within the book, Nocturnal Animals. Susan's story was interesting at times but didn't go anywhere. I wanted more of Tony's story, which wasn't fleshed out very well. Hopefully the movie will be better.

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Leslie2
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There were parts of this book that I enjoyed and the rest seemed to be the ramblings of a selfish, scatter brained, unstable woman who's loyalties changed with the direction of the wind. The movie trailer for Nocturnal Animals is what sparked my interest in this book. I hope that for once, the movie is better than the book.

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Leslie2
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This is the book the upcoming movie, Nocturnal Animals, is based on. The movie trailers caught my eye and I have heard great things about the book. My fingers are crossed!!!

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BookBoggart
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Deal of the day!!! 2 for $15 at Coles! Seeings as I was looking for a paperback of It the last month. Finding every copy about 30$ this made a good end to my very rough work day. Also looking forward to the movie remake and adaptation. I'm a big Tom Ford fan. #muchlove #badday #booksmakeitbetter

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Shvonne
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Reading this before it's movie, Nocturnal Animals comes out. #Bookception #BookWithinABook #piggy

DivineDiana It's out! 3y
Shvonne @DivineDiana I'll probably go see it sometime within the next week 3y
DivineDiana Let us know what you think! 3y
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brendanmleonard
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This was...something else. I don't know if I can describe it any other way than a "hot mess," in that it doesn't fully come together but the pieces are so well executed. It's very pretty to look at - but it is very intense and violent. I recommend going into it prepared for some tough stuff. The performers are all excellent, Amy Adams and Michael Shannon in particular, and it's so pretty to look at. A solid 3 or 3.5 stars.

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schweitzer89
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MrBook Welcome to @Litsy ! We hope you enjoy your stay, I think you'll like it here 😎👍🏻. 3y
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AmiGreko
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Totally enthralling. Just like the reader-within-the-book I have no idea what's going to happen and can't put it down. Tom Ford apparently has great taste in books.

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