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Fairy Tale
Fairy Tale | Stephen King
Legendary storyteller Stephen King goes into the deepest well of his imagination in this spellbinding novel about a seventeen-year-old boy who inherits the keys to a parallel world where good and evil are at war, and the stakes could not be higher--for that world or ours. Charlie Reade looks like a regular high school kid, great at baseball and football, a decent student. But he carries a heavy load. His mom was killed in a hit-and-run accident when he was ten, and grief drove his dad to drink. Charlie learned how to take care of himself--and his dad. When Charlie is seventeen, he meets a dog named Radar and her aging master, Howard Bowditch, a recluse in a big house at the top of a big hill, with a locked shed in the backyard. Sometimes strange sounds emerge from it. Charlie starts doing jobs for Mr. Bowditch and loses his heart to Radar. Then, when Bowditch dies, he leaves Charlie a cassette tape telling a story no one would believe. What Bowditch knows, and has kept secret all his long life, is that inside the shed is a portal to another world. King's storytelling in Fairy Tale soars. This is a magnificent and terrifying tale in which good is pitted against overwhelming evil, and a heroic boy--and his dog--must lead the battle. Early in the Pandemic, King asked himself: "What could you write that would make you happy?" "As if my imagination had been waiting for the question to be asked, I saw a vast deserted city--deserted but alive. I saw the empty streets, the haunted buildings, a gargoyle head lying overturned in the street. I saw smashed statues (of what I didn't know, but I eventually found out). I saw a huge, sprawling palace with glass towers so high their tips pierced the clouds. Those images released the story I wanted to tell."
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bthegood
Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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My goal for the second half of July is to finish the 6 books I am currently working on - and in the process get a #BookSpinBingo - 🙂

Make a great day everyone 😎

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5feet.of.fury
Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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Pickpick

I really liked the MC I found him very nuanced &relatable. His deal with God leads him to being a Good Samaritan helping a neighbor, &then a quest &a then another quest with much higher stakes. Very endearing. Too long in the middle, but I did like the distorted fairy tale elements.

#losersclub

BarkingMadRead I‘m about halfway through, I‘m looking forward to the quests! 2w
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bthegood
Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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#TLT #ThreeListThursday

Thanks for posting @dabbe -

The three listed are movies I have seen and love!!!

Scored an 82% - familiar with so many lines even if I had not seen the movie (that's why they are the top quotes 😂)

Make a great day everyone 😎

dabbe 💙 it! Thanks for playing and sharing. 🤩🤩🤩 2w
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Super_Jane
Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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Pickpick

4/5 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑

“A brave man helps. A coward just gives presents”

#fantasy

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5feet.of.fury
Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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Audiobooking this month‘s #losersclub while I play Princess Peach Showtime.

BarkingMadRead Love it! 3w
hannah-leeloo How is the game? Its on my to get list as we love Mario. Great book choice 3w
5feet.of.fury @hannah-leeloo it‘s really fun! I just got it today. The game play kind of reminds me of Kirby 3w
hannah-leeloo Oh awesome. Happy listening and gaming ❤️ 3w
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Amiable
Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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I waffled on a rating for this — was going to give it a “so-so” but settled on a low pick because there were some parts I liked in the beginning and at the end. However, throughout a large portion of the middle I was simply bored. And when the book is 600 pages long, that‘s a lot of time to not be invested in the story. But I have read worse books by King, so there‘s that.

AlaMich Beautiful pool! 🌞 3w
Amiable @AlaMich Thanks! My husband works really hard to make it look good. 😀 3w
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starlight97
Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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What do you call a chunkster in audio format? 🎧 I guess this was one! An epic fantasy story that didn't blow my mind but was a pleasant read nonetheless. SK really can write anything.
#audiostitching #fantasy #fairytale #LitsyLoveReads

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙📚💙 2w
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Roary47
Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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I found my copy at our local club (warehouse store for mostly bulk items with discounts). Excited to dig in the near future! #LosersClub @BarkingMadRead

BarkingMadRead Ohhh this is a cool cover! 3w
peanutnine Ooo I've never seen this cover version!! 3w
Roary47 @BarkingMadRead @peanutnine I was so excited. I‘ve never seen this cover either so I had to read the back to make sure I was getting the right one. 😅 3w
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Kboltz
Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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Pickpick

I liked this Stephen King book. The story of Charlie who saves the life of an older man who has secrets in his shed. The Fairy tale world below takes on a new realm. Clowns are scary and fairy tales are too.

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bthegood
Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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I look forward to the #BookSpinBingo each month. It has been such a fun motivator.

Thanks for hosting @TheAromaofBooks -

Make a great day everyone 📚

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks fantastic!! 3w
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BarkingMadRead
Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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This month‘s book is #fairytale Grab your copy and check back at the end of the month for open discussion! Don‘t forget to tag me so I can see which version you have! #LosersClub #StephenKing #StephenKingInOrder #KingFromTheBeginning #ConstantReader #ReadAlong #BuddyRead #BookDiscussion

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bthegood
Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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#5JoysFriday @DebinHawaii

Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView

Make a great day everyone 🙂

TheSpineView You're welcome!😘 4w
Lesliereadsalot Lots of family time, the best! 4w
AnnCrystal 💝💝💝💝💝. 4w
DebinHawaii A lovely list of joyful family time! 💛💛💛 Thanks for joining in & helping spread the joy! 🤗 4w
bthegood @TheSpineView 👍
@Lesliereadsalot @AnnCrystal thanks for lovely comments and for hosting @DebinHawaii - and yes - always good to have time with my family! 🙂
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bthegood
Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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“It wasn't until I started reading and found books they wouldn't let us read in school that I discovered you could be insane and happy and have a good life without being like everybody else.“ – John Waters

#WondrousWednesday @Eggs
Thanks for the tag @dabbe -
If you are reading this - consider yourself tagged 🙂

Make a great day everyone 💜

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💛💛💛 1mo
Ruthiella Nice one! 😊 1mo
Eggs Excellent 👌🏼 1mo
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bthegood
Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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My July #BookSpinBingo - have started a few already (highlighted in red) -

@TheAromaofBooks

Make a great day everyone 😎

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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LitsyEvents
Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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repost for @BarkingMadRead

Just a reminder that July‘s #LosersClub read is #FairyTale Put your library holds in now, search your shelves, or buy a new copy, and check back on or about October 1, when we begin reading King from the beginning. Discussion will be at the end of the month! #StephenKing #StephenKingInOrder #KingFromTheBeginning #ConstantReader #ReadAlong #BuddyRead #BookDiscussion

original post:
https://www.litsy.com/web/post/2747133

BarkingMadRead Thank you for sharing!! 1mo
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BarkingMadRead
Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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Just a reminder that July‘s #LosersClub read is #FairyTale Put your library holds in now, search your shelves, or buy a new copy, and check back on or about October 1st, when we begin reading this one. Discussion will be at the end of the month! #StephenKing #StephenKingInOrder #KingFromTheBeginning #ConstantReader #ReadAlong #BuddyRead #BookDiscussion

BookwormAHN I can't wait to reread it 💙 1mo
PaperbackPirate I‘m looking forward to Fairy Tale! Thanks for hosting! 1mo
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Roary47 Ooo I really want to read this one. 😍 1mo
BarkingMadRead @Roary47 I can‘t wait, I‘ve been saving it for reading with the #losersclub 1mo
bthegood Just started this, love it, classic King in that he tells a story that makes me love the characters, town, and makes me feel like I know these people, this place….then a twist to the story and I‘m all in! 1mo
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StellarDoc
Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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Making progress on my buddy read with @dgingo on this extra day off!

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Ladygodiva7
Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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It‘s been 2 weeks of reading this, it‘s good, I just can‘t get in the reading mood! Finally finished today and it‘s such a good book! Loved it!

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Pikathulhu
Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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Absolutely incredible. This was legitimately the best I've read from King in quite a while. There's so much I feel compelled to say about Fairy Tale, but so little I want to say, because the discoveries within are best left as the surprises they were for me. Read this book if you haven't. Savor it. Then insist someone you love does the same. Neither of you will regret it. 5/5

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Nich
Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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I love how this book really looked at what we would do for our pets. This was a great boy and his dog sorry with some good old fairy tale fantasy to mix things up.

⭐⭐⭐⭐

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monkeygirlsmama
Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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Mehso-so

Side note: I'm ashamed to admit that it took me until a good 1/3 of the way through the book before I realized the cover image is supposed to be a spiral staircase down into the ground with a boy, holding a light, and a dog going down. Every single time I've seen this cover, since it first came out, I thought this image was a close up of the glowing eye of a blue, scaly dragon. 🙄😂🐲

BookmarkTavern That is absolutely what I thought! 😅 4mo
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monkeygirlsmama
Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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Only a few chapters in on my current audio read, but I'm loving the narrator. #currentlyreading #libby

monkeygirlsmama 35% in as of tonight. Only listening during brief moments here and there this weekend, but will be back at it full force come Monday morning at work. 5mo
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Bookpearl
Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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Can some please tell Stephen King that he is the G.O.A.T in these middle school streets.

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VanessaCW
Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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Mehso-so

I enjoyed the first part of this book with the interaction between Charlie, Mr Bowditch and Radar the dog. However, when Charlie and Radar went down the tunnel to fairyland it seemed to lose its way somehow. It dragged a bit and some of it felt childish. I almost thought I was Alice in Wonderland! I was quite pleased when I finally finished it although I will miss Radar - she saved it for me.

Jari-chan I've had exactly the same experience with this book. 5mo
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VanessaCW
Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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BoleyBooks
Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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Tackle the TBR 🤓📚
What are you reading?
#boleybooks #fairytale #stephenking #mustread #bookbuds #bookchat

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deeannloso
Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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Rereading this one. “Legendary storyteller Stephen King goes into the deepest well of his imagination in this spellbinding novel about a seventeen-year-old boy who inherits the keys to a parallel world where good and evil are at war, and the stakes could not be higher—for that world or ours.”

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Jaimelire
Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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First book of 2024 and it was a good one. Loved the characters, the setting and I always enjoy how Stephen King manages to pull you into his worlds. The book lives up to its title and delivers a great fairy tale. Perfect for winter escape reading!

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StellarDoc
Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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Silent book club with @dgingo !

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The.Great.Catsby
Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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Larkin! Above and Beyond. Sooooo far above and beyond. Every gift I have ever given is put to shame by this INCREDIBLE box! You even got Katie a toy (which she loves already)! Wow. Thank you thank you thank you!! Happy Halloweeeeen!!!!

@Larkken @wanderinglynn #HHS #HHS23

wanderinglynn Fantastic! 🎃🖤👻🧡 9mo
WaterVixxen That‘s Amazing! I need that book cover/pouch thing LOL 9mo
Larkken I'm SO happy that you like everything, I had a ton of fun shopping for you!! 🥰 9mo
The.Great.Catsby @Larkken you really went above and beyond here. It just kept going and going. I had to go back and check that I marked 1-2 books, 1-2 bookish things because honestly, I don't deserve this. It really made my day... My month. I just needed it. Thank you for being so kind and thoughtful. It means so much to me. 9mo
The.Great.Catsby @WaterVixxen I've always been curious about book sleeves but have never owned one. This one is beautiful!!! Not sure where @Larkken got it, but it's great quality! 9mo
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Melismatic
Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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#Scarathlon - Photo Challenge - Legend

Two for one bc King is a legend and so are fairy tales in their own way…

#TeamWhoYaGonnaCall

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Bklover
Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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“I‘m sure I can tell this story.”

#firstlinefridays
This is my favorite kind of Stephen King book. 😊😊😊

Happy Friday to @JessClark78 @majkia @Bluebird @BookwormAHN @JanuarieTimewalker13 @bookaholic1 @TheBookgeekFrau @KAO

TheBookgeekFrau Happy Friday to you, too!! 😊 9mo
BookwormAHN Happy Friday and I loved that book 💙 9mo
bookaholic1 Happy Friday!! 9mo
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KAO I have not read this one, and it sounds so good! Happy Friday! 9mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 I‘m not reading anything right now, but I‘m supposed to go to library tomorrow. I may just be a day late! 9mo
Bluebird Happy Friday! I‘m considering reading this one. Stephen King is hit or miss for me. I try to avoid horror—hard to do with him 😂 (edited) 9mo
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Bookbuyingaddict
Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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Next up in #bookspinbingo October reads fairy 🧚‍♀️ tale hopefully 🤞 il fair better with this one that my last pick - reading 📖 along with little miss mollie moonbeam 🥰

Traci1 Aww, she's adorable. ❤️ 10mo
dabbe Hello there, Miss Moonbeam Molly! You like a little scared of Mr. King! I would be, too! #adorable 🖤🐾🖤 10mo
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MommyOfTwo
Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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Oh my gosh I totally forgot about this! I was going to open at midnight but my son said I should wait until morning so he could see me open it and then I forgot until this afternoon. Thank you so much @JamieArc I love it all. Sea salt caramels are one of my favorites and I‘ve had these kind before, SOOOO GOOD!
#fffs #fallingforfallswap

Chrissyreadit 🧡💛💛🧡 10mo
Avanders ♥️🍁🧡🍂💛🍎 10mo
JamieArc Glad you like it! I had a fun time putting it together 🍁🍂 10mo
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RedCurly
Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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I had very high expectations for this books and I was not disappointed at all! It was simply amesing and so fresh.

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Silverneurotic
Fairy Tale | Stephen King
Mehso-so

I think I would have enjoyed this more if I liked fantasy more. Still, I can appreciate a good story and a good narrator.

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Silverneurotic
Fairy Tale | Stephen King

I haven‘t finished a book in over a week. It feels weird.

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mom_of_4
Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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Currently reading. Such a thick book. Dont think ill have it done by oct 1 to start my #scarathlon books but ill just renew it and read it after. Im ready for #scarathlon to start now.

Bookbuyingaddict Hi 👋 did you finish it ? 😀 10mo
mom_of_4 @Karons1 yes. Just forgot to do a review on it. It was good i enjoyed it. 10mo
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RedCurly
Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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I am so happy! Fairy Tale by Stephen King is finally published in my country! I already started to read. 💜💜💜💜💜

LibrarianRyan I love that cover!!!! 10mo
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Blueroseis
Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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I thought I'd share this cartoon that I came across this morning.

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Reagan
Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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This friggin dog better be okay. I swear, I will not be if something happens to the dog.

AmyG Right? People…fine. Animals? Nope. 10mo
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Reagan
Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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I got this for my birthday last year and just bought Holly so I am FINALLY going in. I‘ll see you all on the other side.

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TLuvs
Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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It's been a long time since I've picked up a SK title! This feels like a farewell love letter to Horror.

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KathyWheeler
Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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This book was emotionally satisfying for me in a way that a lot of King‘s books aren‘t. Mainly, I think he wrapped it up well, which he doesn‘t always do. Fairy Tale does drag in a few places, especially after Charlie enters the fairy tale realm — some judicious editing would‘ve helped — but it‘s a solid story, and I liked it.

BarkingMadRead I can‘t believe I still haven‘t read this! It‘s been on my shelf since it came out! Leading the #losersclub has me reading all of the older books right now 🤣 luckily, we get to it in the new year because we a almost to the end! 11mo
KathyWheeler @BarkingMadRead I‘ve been bad about keeping up with the #loserclub books. I‘ve also had this since it came out. I was halfway finished and my dog ate my copy! I saw it in the library the other day and was in the mood to finish it. 11mo
TLuvs This book felt like a farewell or love story to the Horror genré! But I loved it ❤️ 11mo
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KathyWheeler
Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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First my dog ate my copy of Fairy Tale when I was about halfway through; now my cat is preventing me from reading the library‘s copy of it!

dariazeoli Sounds enchanted to me 😁 11mo
Ruthiella 😂😂😂 11mo
Caz1 Hahahaha 11mo
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Cazxxx
Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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Panpan

I found this really disappointing!

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RobES
Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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Panpan

The cover is fabulous .... the rest of the book is not! Oh dear, it was only sheer pig headed determination that made me actually finish this .... ugh! Sorry, that is harsh, but it really is just a mish mash of other stories and King even allows that there is nothing new in there, nothing original.... Mind you, everyone is different and I get that some people will love it- fair play! 💖

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giulia.mosna
Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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5-/5 ⭐

Già adoravo Stephen King come autore di horror, con "Fairy Tale" mi ha convinta anche come scrittore di fantasy.

iaietta Da leggere assolutamente 😍 12mo
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RobES
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Literally haven't read any Stephen King since I was a teenager!

BarkingMadRead That‘s a cool cover!! 12mo
RobES @BarkingMadRead isn't it gorgeous! I love the colours! 12mo
BarkingMadRead I‘ve never seen it before! So cool! 12mo
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