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Tender Is the Flesh
Tender Is the Flesh | Agustina Bazterrica
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Pickpick

Wasn't expecting this to go how it did, thought it was going to be a mockumentary type format but it was so good narratively, horrific/emotional in its content, and the navigation of slaughter...process(?) was intense.

Sophronisba I “read“ this for the tournament of books and I had to stop after twenty pages. It was just too much. 20h
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khooliha
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Pickpick

Next horror book club's pick, I liked this one! A surprisingly smooth read for all the human meat processing. Fuck Marcos.

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AbstractMonica
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This book was harsh. A virus makes animal consumption deadly to humans. Quickly, society turns to cannibalism as a way to feign normalcy. Marcos Tejo, the protagonist, is an important man in the slaughterhouse industry, and is dealing with a lot of stressors in his personal life. The novel takes you through his encounters and relationships (professional & intimate) in a world that has accepted the unthinkable. Great book. Read at your own risk.

Victoriahoperose Great review! This book sticks in my head. I don‘t think I‘ll ever forget it. It gave me nightmares when I first read it, lol. 1mo
Cathythoughts Great review 👍🏻 I still think of that ending whenever I see the book. 1mo
AbstractMonica @Cathythoughts.. I was incredibly shocked by the ending 😵 1mo
AbstractMonica @Victoriahoperose I was sick to my stomach at times, but I know it‘s going to be one of the most memorable reads 1mo
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Lenamarcela339
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AbstractMonica
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Hello! I haven‘t logged into my Litsy in over 3 years! I‘ve been reading feverishly this year, so it‘s a must to be amongst this community again :)

Has anyone read this book?? I‘m only on chapter 4. It‘s simultaneously captivating and repulsive, and I have mixed feelings about reading it 🙃

Nute Welcome back to Litsy! It‘s nice to see posting again.🙂
To catch up, check out #LitsyEvents for a varied listing of fun-related happenings within this neighborhood of fellow readers.🤗
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rachelsbrittain
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Mehso-so

This book did what it was trying to do--satarize and horrify--quite well, but deals with topics so appalling that I would have a hard time recommending it. A virus has rendered animal meat deadly. "Special meat," ie meat from human livestock, is now the norm. I have a hard time believing humans would turn to cannibalism so readily when vegetarianism and lab grown meat is so accessible, but I guess that wasn't the point. This is satire after all.

rachelsbrittain I had such a hard time with how to rate this that I left it unrated on Goodreads, but that's not an option with Listy thus the "so-so." 1mo
KellyK Sometimes when someone offers up a so-so review I end up stacking the book because it still has me interested… not this one. I want no part of “special meat”. 1mo
rachelsbrittain @KellyK yeah it was a rough read not gonna lie 😅 1mo
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babyruth2510
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Pickpick

This book sticks with you. It grabs hold and doesn‘t let go. It churns your stomach and brings to life the horror of a society that has okayed cannibalism. Definitely not for the weak stomached. Even though the subject is grim and horrible, the writing is beautiful.

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Patchshank
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@Bookzombie
I saw this on Reddit and it made me think of Tender is the Flesh. Then it made you think of you so I thought I'd share 😂

#NewYearWhoDis

Bookzombie 😂 😂 Thanks for thinking of me! I can‘t believe it wasn‘t worth their time to correct and reprint the sign. 3mo
Patchshank @Bookzombie No reason to fix itEveryone who applies the FBI will put on a "keep and eye them" list. It's a public service really. 3mo
Ruthiella 😂😂😂 3mo
Leftcoastzen 😁 3mo
Reggie Lolol awesome. 3mo
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Littlewolf1
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Pickpick

4.7⭐️ I can‘t say that I enjoyed the story because that is not the right word. But it was good in all the wrong ways. As disturbing as it was, It was not as difficult as I thought it was going to be to read. This also could be that I just recently read a different book that made me so incredibly nauseous and sick that anything is better. However, that ending was messed up. This is also one of my #roll100 for the month.

PuddleJumper Brilliant! 3mo
Cathythoughts Great review! I haven‘t figured out why it was so good. But I loved it. (edited) 3mo
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AlisBookNookCorner
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Addison_Reads
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Pickpick

It feels weird to write a glowing review about a book based on cannibalism, but this was a great read. Is it dark? Yes, some of the darkest prose I've read. Was it descriptive and gross? Definitely yes, but as a family of vegans and vegetarians now, who grew up on a farm and has slaughtered animals, I feel without those descriptions, the book wouldn't have the impact it does. And oh man, what an ending 😱

I'm not sure I'll ever forget this book.

Cathythoughts I‘ll definitely never forget the ending ! Good book. 3mo
Reggie Great review! 3mo
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Twainy
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Pickpick

🎧 … ok … in a near future a virus makes all animal meat poisonous to humans.

Cannibalism is declared legal.

Marcos works at a human processing plant. This is his story.

This is a well written story about the horrible things humans will do to each other for a multitude of reasons including saving their own skin.

Humans treated like animals.

It has something to say about humanity & is very graphic.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Reggie I so loved this book. I didn‘t eat any animals for six months because of this book last year. 3mo
Twainy @Reggie I had a Portillo‘s beef sandwich for lunch. I loved this book. I listened to the audio and it was fantastic! Definitely NOT for everyone! It‘s a bit on the graphically gross 🤮 side!! But what it says about the non-cattle-like humans …. I‘ll be thinking about this for awhile. I thought it would just be mindless body horror. Possibly the best surprise of 2022. 3mo
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Littlewolf1
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My #roll100 for February

Ruthiella I found Tender is the Flesh a tough book to read. I‘ll be interested in your take on it! 4mo
Littlewolf1 @Ruthiella I‘ve heard that from a couple people. Definitely up to a discussion though once I‘m finish. 4mo
PuddleJumper Cool looking covers! 4mo
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Patchshank
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I finally finished reading one if my #NewYearWhoDis books. It only took me 2 weeks to read it. 😅

Why @Bookzombie ? Why would you make me read this? This is one of the most messed up books I've read in awhile. It was good though.

What would happen if all animals died or became inedible? This books offers the interesting theory that cannibalism would be legalized and regulated. It gets dark. Real dark.

@monalyisha

Bookzombie I‘m sorry! I debated on including it on my list and tried to give some warning. 😬I‘m glad you thought it was good though. 4mo
Patchshank @Bookzombie I'm glad you included it on the list. I'd heard of the book, but I had no idea what it was about. Really wasn't expecting that. It is a good book all around. Good premise. Good story. Interesting characters. I'll read other stuff by her. 4mo
Reggie @Bookzombie Lol, atta girl, Margie! 3mo
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I picked this up as a Christmas gift to myself. I hope to get to it this month. 3mo
Patchshank @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick It's really dark. It covers all the trigger warnings. But it's also really good. 3mo
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Bookish_AF
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Gotta catch up on some #NewYearWhoDis reviews! I‘ll start here.

What did I just read?? THAT ENDING 😨

In fact, I mostly had a shocked look on my face through the whole thing. Not overly long, but this is not for the faint of heart and it‘s bleak. Crazy, disturbing, and horrifying, yet it is still a thought provoking book. Pretty sure I won‘t want to reread it though!

TheLibrarian Glad you didn‘t hate it since it‘s definitely not for everyone. But yes, very disturbing but it stuck with me and I just found it super fascinating (and that ending!). I explained the premise to my husband and asked if it was wrong that I really liked the book but not necessarily enjoyed it? 4mo
sprainedbrain Oh that ending… 😫 4mo
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FantasyChick
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Panpan

I know this is supposed to be shocking and disturbing but I didn't really see it that way. Either I'm just incredibly desensitized or have absolutely no faith in humanity as a whole but if the last few years have shown me anything it's that humans will absolutely turn on each other in a time of crisis. If the meat we currently breed for food becomes toxic would we turn to our own as a replacement? I believe yes. Sad but true in my eyes.

FantasyChick I really don't think this future is all that far fetched, which is scary but not all that shocking to me. Humans suck. My main problem with this book is that it is just plain boring. I kept waiting for something that never came and when I got to the last line I turned the page expecting more. 🤷‍♀️ 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 4mo
Andrew65 Oh no 😔 4mo
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Victoriahoperose
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Pickpick

This book actually gave me nightmares. The idea is very chilling especially since we have been dealing with a pandemic as of recent that we never expected. The idea of a disease effecting animals and turning humans into cannibals is so dark, but the way it was written was just what made it so terrifying. It was so believable and the ending was what I expected, but still really hard to read.

sprainedbrain Great review! I felt the same. 😱 4mo
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FantasyChick
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Decision made!

#JoyousJanuary #SnowDay

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FantasyChick
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What am I reading this weekend? I'm really not sure 🤔

Finished Year of the Witching this morning and I should be reading The Luminous Dead or The Women in the Walls

BUT

I kind of think I'm in the mood for Tender is the Flesh and my hold for Night Film came in this morning. So that might just be my plan instead. Let's see where the snowy wind takes me!

#WeekendReading @Andrew65

KristiAhlers I‘m starting The Starless Crown by James Rollins. A book seller put it in my hands the other day when I went to the bookstore. I was okay with that 😊 4mo
Andrew65 Have a good weekend of reading. 4mo
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Bookish_AF
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I‘m going in!!

#NewYearWhoDis

TheLibrarian Good luck! 4mo
monalyisha I‘m scared already! 😅 4mo
Ruthiella Oof! This is a tough read. Good luck 👍 4mo
BarbaraBB Loved it (what does that say about me ?😱) 4mo
TheLibrarian @BarbaraBB I loved it too so don‘t worry too much 🤣 4mo
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Yonkinl
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Gross!

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TheNeverendingTBR
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The writing in this one is great and it does exactly what it sets out to do and that's shock & disgust.

I appreciate the brilliance of it as a piece of thought-provoking literature but it's depressing, evil and filled with hopelessness, i certainly won't read it again.

I still recommend it though, but it's not for everyone. It gets to the heart of the subject matter which is what a great book should do.

Cathythoughts Great review. I really enjoyed this, and I won‘t be reading again either. So good. 👍 4mo
TheNeverendingTBR @Cathythoughts One of the most disturbing novels I've read 😶 4mo
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TheNeverendingTBR
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#ThoughtfulThursday thanks for the tag @bthegood @DarkMina 😁

1️⃣ My reading goals this year are to read 150 books, that's 30 more than last year.

2️⃣ I'd have to say Growth, because I grew a lot spiritually, I learned a lot about the System we live in; became more aware of the corruption and greed in government, bankers and corporations. 💉🚫

3️⃣ I'm liking it but it's incredibly bleak, it's 1984/Brave New World type Dystopia.

I tag all!!

DarkMina You‘re welcome! 4mo
bthegood Thank you for posting -make a great day - 4mo
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Sweettartlaura
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Mehso-so

I have no idea how to rate this 🤷🏻‍♀️
It‘s … definitely well-written. I won‘t soon forget it. And the ending… what did THAT mean?
But it‘s A LOT. Like, too much. Really explicit ~ really detailed ~ But … did she have to go THAT far???
I can‘t really recommend it. If I told anyone to read this book, and they weren‘t down with it, they would never trust me again.
So… read at your own risk … if you are okay with being deeply disturbed.

Reggie The end just meant he was no better than everything he thought he was. 4mo
Sweettartlaura @Reggie that‘s what I was afraid of 😞. He seems to have such self-loathing, though - a deep awareness of his contribution to this dysfunctional dystopia. Is he just so desperate for what Jasmine gives him? It was he always planning this? 4mo
Reggie @Sweettartlaura I don‘t think he planned it but I think he‘s like most of us who talks big ideals but still takes the easy option when it comes to it. This is a total bummer I know. 4mo
Sweettartlaura @Reggie fair enough — and yes, depressing 😞 4mo
Sweettartlaura @Reggie I didn‘t think he loved her. But I thought he had connected enough with humanity again to … not end it like he did. 4mo
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Bubblebelle
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Mehso-so

I think this might be a case where I maybe overestimated my emotional readiness for the content of the book. It's an interesting enough read in a lot of ways, but it's also a real horror show. Contains heavy description of cannibalism (obviously, that is basically the main plot line)

Sweettartlaura Yup to all of this 👆🏻 4mo
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Sweettartlaura
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I‘m going in … 😳

My last dabbling with this… subject matter, let‘s say … was Earthlings, and I did not love it.

But I am giving this a try 🤞🏻

Reggie Oof, good luck. I loved this book but it definitely had an effect on me. 4mo
Cathythoughts Good book 👍 4mo
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PuSsNbOoKs
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“I don't get why a person's smile is considered attractive. When someone smiles, they're showing their skeleton.”

Cathythoughts What a book 😳 I enjoyed it ! 4mo
PuSsNbOoKs It was my first disturbing book of 2021. 😂 4mo
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reading_rainbow
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#WorstOf21 👎 Had to share my book duds of 2021

•Worst Book- Tender is the Flesh
•Biggest Let Down- Authority
•DNF- ACOMAF and Cerulean Sea
•So Dry It Chapped My Lips- Andromeda
•So Boring I almost Died- Beauty&Beast

TheNeverendingTBR I'm reading 'Tender' right now and...oh my...bleak af!!! 😮 4mo
reading_rainbow @TheNeverendingTBR so bleak! That book was such a bummer to me 4mo
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ElectricalJuice
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I'm scared but let's go

Cathythoughts It IS scary...... and soooo good 👍 5mo
ElectricalJuice @Cathythoughts I'm already so impressed with the writing style. Can't wait so see what happens 😄 5mo
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Bookish_AF
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It‘s almost time for #NewYearWhoDis 2022 and I‘ve finally sat down and made my TBR! I usually go with a TBR of about 5 from the list I received as the goal for January...and then see what happens! The NYPL will be supplying at least of 3 these (via Kindle) and I can‘t wait to get started 😊

My list this year is courtesy of @TheLibrarian 📚📖💙

monalyisha I think just following your reviews is going to freak me out. 🙈 Can‘t wait! 😜💯🙌🏻 5mo
BarbaraBB Very good choices. You‘ll have a great month! 5mo
TheLibrarian Hope you enjoy them! I‘m planning to start with Project Hail Mary 5mo
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FantasyChick
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Had to share a closeup of this incredible spoon and that sticker! I died laughing 🤣🤣🤣

Love it!

@beemagical @teebe #creepychristmas

BeeMagical 😂😂I laughed so hard when I saw that sticker and knew it was meant for you!😂 I got very excited when I finally found the skull spoon so I‘m so glad you love it!❤️ 5mo
teebe Omg that sticker 😂 5mo
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nosferatu
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Provocative, well-written, and a true page-turner. The author uses relentlessly nauseating details to bring to life her idea of socially accepted cannibalism. A bonkers concept in theory, her thought experiment shows that it doesn‘t take much for the pieces to fall into place. (I also felt reminded of Michel Faber‘s Under the Skin and the "mercy/murky“ scene in particular. It might be time for a reread.)

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natashalb
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Pickpick

In a bleak dystopian future a deadly virus sees all animals gone but the desire for meat remains and the human meat trade is a legitimised industry. Really jarring amd uncomfortable to read at first....

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KateD1
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This book is horrible, terrible, and impossible to put down. The ending is unexpected and jolting. A dystopian future where cannibalism is socially accepted. #Horror #TenderIsTheFlesh #Cannibalism

Cathythoughts Nice review 👍🏻 What a book ! So disturbing & so good (edited) 6mo
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sprainedbrain
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I can only recommend this book to you if:

- You like horror and have a strong stomach.
- You are already vegan/vegetarian or at least familiar with the horror that is the modern meat industry.
- You are a big fan of the proverbial mind fuck.

So. It‘s the future. Animals are all poisonous. Humans, the insane species that we are, have moved on to replace farm animals with people.

I was horrified. Appalled. Could not stop listening.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

StaceGhost I love a good recommendation with a warning label haha! Added to the stack ;) 7mo
AmyG Sounds oddly, horrifyingly sort of wonderful? 7mo
kamoorephoto Think I might go for it….since the reason I became veg are the reasons you mention above!! Plus this is on my TBR… 7mo
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BarbaraBB Great review! If I hadn‘t read it already I now definitely would. 7mo
TrishB I can‘t read because I am veggie and this thought makes me feel ill! 7mo
Chrissyreadit Hmm. I‘m on the fence- I like anything that‘s stops people from eating animals, but not sure about canaballism 7mo
Cathythoughts Great review! I loved this one 7mo
Reggie @TrishB this book got me to be vegan for 6 months. 7mo
Reggie Also, Jenni, great review. I loved this book. 7mo
TrishB @Reggie it was a documentary on the meat industry that gave me the final push to be veggie. 7mo
BkClubCare Oh!!! That ending! 😱 7mo
vivastory I know that this review is a few months old, but I was scrolling through the feed for this book & had to say that this review is fantastic! Had I not already read this, this would definitely make me read it. Have you seen the movie Okja? Like, same feelings. I'm not 100% vegetarian, but I have tried to become more mindful of what I eat meat wise over the past few years & the advances of impossible plant based foods have really helped. 3mo
sprainedbrain @vivastory Thanks! I haven‘t seen that movie, and now I‘m kind of scared to. Lol 3mo
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PetiteMass
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Panpan

Nothing was shocking or surprising. The characters lacked depth. It was a short read, time gaps and lack of character development left me disappointed. The writing style is great, it is very readable and easy to consume.

Michael_Gee “Easy to consume”! Haha, nice. 4mo
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Mehso-so

Vile vegan propaganda written to evoke a sense of extreme disgust in factory farming, stuffed full of cruelty, rape, torture and cannibalism. I couldn‘t really take this novel seriously because it was so extreme and over the top. And boring and kind of flat. This book didn‘t effect me like it did most, I found it ridiculous and the ending was sad and left you feeling empty.
⭐️⭐️1/2

I‘m officially in a reading slump :(

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EatSleepRead
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Audiobook pick:
Wow. 😳 Very disturbing but couldn't put it down. Pretty graphic and gory.

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anniebannanie
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Literally could not put this book down. Sickening

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batsy
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Thank you Jessie @erzascarletbookgasm for your lovely present! This is definitely some potentially gruesome reading I'll be looking forward to sometime soon 😆 It was a lovely surprise to receive this today! You're very kind😘❤️

erzascarletbookgasm You‘re welcome. Happy birthday! 😘 9mo
nathandrake1997 Happy Birthday ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 9mo
batsy @erzascarletbookgasm Thank you so much again ❤️ 9mo
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batsy @nathandrake1997 Thank you!! 💕 9mo
LeahBergen Happy Birthday, my friend!! 😘😘 9mo
batsy @LeahBergen Thank you, Leah ❤️ 9mo
Reggie Happy Birthday!!! And I can‘t wait to hear what you think about Tender is the Flesh! 9mo
Bookzombie Happy Birthday! I also can‘t wait to hear what you think about Tender is the Flesh! 🧁🎉🎈 9mo
batsy @Reggie @Bookzombie Thank you!! ❤️❤️ 9mo
merelybookish Happy belated birthday! Hope it was fab. And I hope you enjoy your new books, although I do not want to hear about Tender is the Flesh. 😬 9mo
Cathythoughts Happy Belated birthday 🎉… lovely gifts , I‘m looking forward to your thoughts on Tender Is … ( I really liked it ) 9mo
batsy @merelybookish @Cathythoughts Thank you!! ❤️❤️ And i love your opposing reactions to Tender 😁 9mo
rohit-sawant Belated Happy Birthday, Suba! 🎉🎂🎉 Hope you had a wonderful time celebrating. 9mo
batsy @rohit-sawant Thank you, Rohit! 💜 I hope you've been well. 9mo
Suet624 Oh shoot. I missed your birthday. I know life is feeling a bit wonky for you right now. I hope you found some time to celebrate the delightful being that you are. 9mo
batsy @Suet624 Thank you, dear Sue ❤️ I hope you've been well! 9mo
Suet624 @batsy Summer and weddings in Vermont have been a wonderful way to emerge from our homes without masks. While things are starting to slowly heat up with the Delta variant, me and my family are doing well. 9mo
batsy @Suet624 I'm so glad to hear it! Those times with family the best. The Delta variant has been leaving a trail of destruction here... I'm hoping with increased vaccination, the hospitalisation and death rates will go down. 9mo
Suet624 @batsy please stay safe. 💕 9mo
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Melismatic
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I suppose you need to like horror/have a strong stomach — but if you‘ve watched/like The Walking Dead, it‘s about along those lines…but with more cannibalism. An interesting dystopian take on government corruption and the horrors of humanity.

Cathythoughts I loved this one 10mo
SamAnne I checked this out from the library and then couldn‘t bring myself to read it….I may try again. 🙄😳😬 10mo
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MagpieBricolage
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Hands-down the most grotesque, intense, and viscerally disturbing book I have ever read. Don't eat before, during, or after. Triggers include sexual abuse, rape, cannibalism, assult, animal abuse, racism, and I'm sure more that I'm forgetting. All that being said, if you can stomach it, it's very well done and I would definitely recommend it. Like Requiem for a Dream, you only need to experience once. #tenderistheflesh #horror #dystopian

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Michael_Gee
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Mehso-so

Book club tonight! Wine pairing in pic.

Almost everyone‘s on the bandwagon on this one! We had a super intellectual book club disc. which largely ignored the fact that this book…isn‘t great. It‘s a metaphor for many things, one of which is how we legitimize atrocity. It pushes the limit with descriptions that are viscerally disgusting. But the writing is often really quite sloppy. The ending saved the book from being a straight pan for me.

vivastory I think you & I are in the minority. I agree with you. It's a conceptually interesting book, poorly executed. For a more interesting take with great prose I highly rec. the following (even if you have seen the excellent movie it's wildly diff) 10mo
Michael_Gee @vivastory Whew! Glad someone else agrees. My partner also recommended Faber‘s book while reading this. I will have to read it! (edited) 10mo
vivastory @Michael_Gee I think you will have a better experience with it. 👍 10mo
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BarbaraBB I loved both this book as well as Under the Skin. My favorite creepy Faber is his short story collection. Have you read that too @vivastory ? 10mo
BarbaraBB Also, the wine pairing is great! 10mo
Reggie Lol, the name of the wine. 10mo
vivastory @BarbaraBB It's been on my TBR shelves for awhile. I bought it based on your recommendation. I really need to read it! 10mo
BarbaraBB @vivastory I didn‘t mean to be pushy - but I could have guessed I already recommended it to you 🤦🏻‍♀️ 10mo
vivastory @BarbaraBB No worries 🙂 Sometimes a reminder of a book that's languishing on my TBR shelves is just the motivation I need to read it 10mo
Cathythoughts What @Reggie says the name of the wine 🍷 OMG 😳 ( 😂) 10mo
Cathythoughts I loved this book … but I can‘t say why . 10mo
Michael_Gee @Cathythoughts Most of our book club did, too! We had three new people join to discuss it. There‘s lots to take from it for sure. The conversation was really involved! 10mo
Cathythoughts The ending was a shocker … all those feelings ( real or unreal … that he had … life is crazy 10mo
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Openthedoor
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Pickpick

Jumping on the bandwagon with this one, so far so good. I like dystopian future books and a lot of people can‘t finish this so I need to see what the hype is.

BarbaraBB Loved it! 10mo
Cathythoughts It‘s very good 👍🏻 10mo
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pinkpistachio
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Bailedbailed

Y‘all. O M G…. I- I- don‘t know what to say. All I can say is that I feel physically ill. I don‘t know if I will ever be able to look at let alone eat a piece of meat again. In all seriousness this is a schooling in the horrors of the meat trade with a deplorably skin-crawling twist. I‘m just not in the right headspace for this book at the moment but it doesn‘t escape me how important, compelling & relevant it is. This one will just have to wait.

wanderinglynn This is one topic where ignorance really is bliss. 11mo
pinkpistachio @wanderinglynn so true 😓 11mo
lazydaizee That image is enough to give me nightmares. 10mo
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AlysonCE
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Pickpick

I am now a vegetarian. That is all.

BarbaraBB Fab review! Loved the book! 11mo
magyklyXdelish Amazing review ♥️ 11mo
she.epeolatry I started this 3X. I need to finish. 10mo
AlysonCE @she.epeolatry It's so eye opening. I was digusted by the end. Honestly no meat in my house now 😂 Good luck with finishing! 10mo
she.epeolatry @AlysonCE I‘ll bet. I‘m actually enjoying the read but it‘s a lot to process ( pardon the pun) 💀😭. I think because everything presented is go grounded and plausible. It reminded me of The Warehouse ( by Rob Hart). 10mo
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Michael_Gee
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His sister‘s words are like dry leaves piled up in a corner, rotting…Her words get stuck inside her as though trapped in vacuum-packed plastic bags…His niece‘s words are like pieces of glass melting in extreme heat, like ravens pecking out eyes in slow motion…full of words like splintered trees and silent tornadoes…words smell of detained humidity, of confinement, intense cold…words are like boxes filled with blank paper.

I could go on.

vivastory 😂 11mo
Reggie Lololol 11mo
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BarbaraBB
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#midyearfaves

The upcoming days I will be posting 1 of my 10 favorite books of the year so far - with a few thoughts on them.

This is of course a horrible book but to me it felt so fresh. An unthinkable dystopian scenario made kind of imaginable. People try to deal with the situation in which cannibalism is the new normal. Some enjoy it, come commercialize it, some try to behave humanly.

Cinfhen I loved this one too for the exact same reason 😊 11mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen We seem to be the minority however 🤷🏻‍♀️😘 11mo
Cathythoughts This was excellent 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
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TrishB Still not tempted to try. 11mo
DivineDiana Agree with @TrishB 😬 11mo
BarbaraBB @TrishB @DivineDiana I can totally see why! 11mo
vivastory I have to admit that this one has really grown on me more since I read it 11mo
KarenUK I trust you three! @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB @vivastory it‘s going on the TBR 💕📚 (edited) 11mo
vivastory @KarenUK I'll be curious to see what you think! It's one of the more memorable reading experiences of the past year 11mo
BarbaraBB @KarenUK I am curious too, it‘s certainly not for everyone and I understand why people wouldn‘t read it but like Scott says it really is memorable 11mo
erzascarletbookgasm I remember this book… @Reggie ‘s review made me stack it. 11mo
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