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Winter's Bone
Winter's Bone: A Novel | Daniel Woodrell
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Ree Dolly's father has skipped bail on charges that he ran a crystal meth lab, and the Dollys will lose their house if he doesn't show up for his next court date. With two young brothers depending on her, 16-year-old Ree knows she has to bring her father back, dead or alive. Living in the harsh poverty of the Ozarks, Ree learns quickly that asking questions of the rough Dolly clan can be a fatal mistake. But, as an unsettling revelation lurks, Ree discovers unforeseen depths in herself and in a family network that protects its own at any cost.
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BridgetteM
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Mehso-so

This was my #finishinaday pick for #booked2020. I haven‘t seen the movie yet, because I‘m a read the book first kind of person. The book was definitely gritty. Ree Dolly‘s world is harsh, dirty, and unforgiving. I have conflicting opinions on this one. I thought some of the details were gratuitously gritty, but what do I know? I‘m not from Ree‘s world.

readordierachel The movie is excellent. They did a good job. 1w
BridgetteM @readordierachel I have been wanting to watch it for a long time. Now that I‘ve read the book, I can finally allow myself to watch it, LOL. 1w
4thhouseontheleft Great review! I haven‘t watched the movie either, one on my long list of book-to-movie reads I haven‘t gotten to. 1w
Cinfhen Hope you enjoy the movie but the #BookIsAlwayBetter 🥰 1w
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Cvfrailing
Winter's Bone: A Novel | Daniel Woodrell

The imagery in this book and the words were over done. The characters were boring. I kept waiting for something to happen but nothing ever did. I don't ever like to give up on a book, this one I almost threw in the trash it was so awful. 😳 😳

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Ubookquitous
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The strength of the book is the sense of place but it‘s weakness is too many cliches in the story and to some extend the characterizations. Overall, there is enough here to keep it from being meh - but barely. 2019 no. 12

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CharleaFinley
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I can‘t help but listen to another story about Missouri‘s drug backdrop. It‘s ever-present. #wintersbone

Daisey I saw the movie but have never read the book. It‘s been on my maybe someday TBR for a long time. 7mo
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BlueMonday42
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This was a tough one. As much an allegory for the roughness and self-reliance of rural America as it is the story of a gutsy Ozark teenager‘s quest to save her family‘s home, this felt like an extension of Cormac McCarthy‘s Southern trilogy. Ree Dolly is the most memorable character I‘ve met so far this year.

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AnansiGirl
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How‘s everyone doing post-polar vortex?

📚Winter‘s Bones

📽The Shining

🎼Let it Go

#manicmonday 🥶 @JoScho

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego That's totally Jack Nicholson in the Shining. 12mo
AnansiGirl @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego totally! 🤣 Couldn‘t get that face out of my head these last c-c-c-old days. 12mo
JoScho 💙💙💙 12mo
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Mindyrecycles
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Chrissyreadit All I could think is those are two very different Books, although both involve Kids taking charge of family situations. 12mo
Mindyrecycles @Chrissyreadit I was just finding books to fit the spring reads/winter reads prompt. These two certainly are different but you‘re right about the struggling kids. Two abandoned girls. 😢 12mo
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lauralovesbooks1
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Extremely grim and completely riveting. Ree is struggling to care for her mother and young brothers when her father goes missing while out on bail from charges of cooking meth. She needs to find him or they risk losing their home and land. The characters in here are strong and flawed and perfectly executed.

actualdisneyprincess I read this a few years ago, and second everything you said!!! 12mo
suzisteffen The movie is also incredible. 12mo
lauralovesbooks1 @suzisteffen I think I am going to watch it tonight 12mo
readordierachel I really liked this one too 12mo
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TuesdayReviews
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Winter‘s Bone is a landmark work of #CountryNoir, lyrically and evocatively written, with a genre-defining, indomitable female protagonist. Woodrell‘s short story collection The Outlaw Album remains my favorite, though. Full review - https://hillbillyhighways.wordpress.com/2019/01/16/country-noir-winters-bone-by-...

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Well-ReadNeck
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Pickpick

Listened to this short audiobook. Enjoyed the narration and story. #audiobook

Suzze I bought this in hardcover when it came out in 2006. When the movie came out in 2010, I had to read it or I couldn‘t watch the movie. Loved them both. 13mo
mdm139 Just read and saw this movie myself, it was good 13mo
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mdm139
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Day 23 Santa's Secret, black peppermint tea with sprinkles. It is strong and would make a good morning tea. I have a couple hours before our next holiday tradition so hoping to get some reading done on this beautiful day.

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mdm139
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Day 22 Tulsi Tranquility, a fruit infusion tea. It is mellow, fruity punchy tea. It would be good as an iced tea or add some honey for hot tea. Decided to pick up this short winter read, but doubt much reading will be done next couple of days.

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jillannjohn
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Such a fun #readthemoviesswap package! Thank you so much @wonga ! I love everything! And Scooby & Jax are so excited about their treats! Thanks for a fun swap @DoonTheGoon !

DoonTheGoon Woo! 😀🎥🎬🍿 1y
wonga glad they approve 😁 1y
jillannjohn Yep! Jax especially loves treats!! 🐶 Scoobs sleeps more than he eats! 😹 1y
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Jeannineth
Winter's Bone: A Novel | Daniel Woodrell
Mehso-so

It was just ok. I might watch the movie.

9999 I wasn't a fan. I thought at the time it was because I grew up in the Ozarks...... 1y
Jeannineth I thought it was beautifully written but I didn‘t feel invested in the story. 1y
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TuesdayReviews
Winter's Bone: A Novel | Daniel Woodrell
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I‘ve finished nonfiction, #countrynoir, and #specfic books in the last week, so I get to pick three new books to read! I‘m going to continue my annual reads on the US presidents in chronological order with a book on William Henry Harrison, read Rob Kroese‘s Dream of an Iron Dragon in honor of its #DragonAwards nomination, and you can‘t run a country noir blog if you haven‘t read Winter‘s Bone.

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BookishTrish
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What a wonderful box! Thank you so much @readinginthedark for sharing your home with me! My husband has already absconded with the tagged book and I can‘t promise the gummies will make it much past the time I post this. Xoxo #hometownswap @MicrobeMom

readinginthedark I'm so glad you liked it! I wish I would have planned ahead and included more area-specific, non-book things, but ah, hindsight! 😊 1y
MicrobeMom Awesome 1y
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Lylah
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⭐️⭐️ Started this as an audiobook, didn‘t like it, finished it in print to see if it was the narrator‘s fault. It wasn‘t. The purple prose is beautiful but that‘s about the only thing I‘d like to genuinely compliment about this book. It took me forever to get through it not just because nothing happened but because nothing captured my interest. An accurate depiction of a poverty-stricken meth-central community? Maybe. I didn‘t care for it.

readordierachel Ah, bummer. Sorry it didn't end up working for you! 1y
Lylah @ReadOrDieRachel that‘s okay!! It was short and I‘m still glad I gave it a shot! 1y
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Lylah
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I tried to listen to this on a roadtrip... The writing is quite beautiful and I didn‘t mind the narrator but it seems like not very much happens in it. Is it worth finishing??

readordierachel I really liked it. It's a quiet book though. 1y
Redwritinghood It‘s worth finishing. Things do happen, but they aren‘t earth-shattering. 1y
tstan I really liked this one. 1y
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Lylah @ReadOrDieRachel @Redwritinghood @tstan maybe a book i should finish in print? How did you guys read it? 1y
readordierachel I read the ebook 1y
tstan I read it in print. 1y
Lylah @ReadOrDieRachel @tstan @Redwritinghood I think I‘ll try reading the non-audiobook version then to see if maybe the narrator was taking something away from it. Thanks for your help! 1y
readordierachel Good luck! 1y
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Bookzombie
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#4NewFavesin4Days Day 4 (a little late)

I‘m so glad @Cinfhen posted more than one for today. 😁

Cinfhen Ha! I feel ya!!! Thanks for joining in 😃 2y
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MinDea I loved News of the World! 2y
Bookzombie @Cinfhen Thanks! It was fun! 2y
Bookzombie @MinDea Yay! 🙂 2y
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CaitIsExtra
Winter's Bone: A Novel | Daniel Woodrell
Mehso-so

Not your fun beach read, but definitely wants you to get through to the end. Interesting plot that gets you through!

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Jinjer
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I saw the movie when it came out. I liked the movie better, which is unusual for me. Dinner courtesy of Sonic. Safe to say it‘s @MrBook approved. 😉 #bookanddinner

mcipher Don‘t you feel so guilty when the movie is better? 😂 2y
Jinjer @mcipher yes. Sorry author dear😬 2y
MrBook Oh, heck yeah!!! 😎👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2y
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Bookzombie
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Book 1 of #MountTBR. Read in January. This has been on my list since I saw the movie. Set in the Ozarks of Missouri, 16 year old Ree looks after her mentally ill mother and two younger brothers. When Ree finds out that her unreliable father put up their home and land as part his bond, she sets out to find him. Dangers abound, even from family, as Ree navigates the world of meth production her father and distant family deal in to save their home.

readordierachel I liked this one too! 2y
CAnne Great review!! 2y
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Libraries_are_cool
Winter's Bone: A Novel | Daniel Woodrell
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His old testament prose and blunt vision have a chilly timelessness. I believe this novel will speak to readers as long as there are readers.

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Sisenegger
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Woohoo! I really underestimated myself and I've read some great ones in the bunch. It's been a good year o' reading and I still have a few months to go. #2017readingchallenge

britt_brooke 🙌🏻🙌🏻 2y
immarci Awesome! 📚 2y
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Demanda
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Somehow even better than the movie! I just moved to the Ozarks, so I thought a little grizzly local flavor might get me out of my reading slump!

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AshleyS
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I am on vacation with my mom and sister, and as great as it is to be with them, I am glad they are understanding of my need for time to myself. Twice today I got a little time to read. The second time was in the backyard of our rental and I have to say it was a great setting.

MyNamesParadise Lovely view!! 3y
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AshleyS
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Hiking in AZ today, I was able to find a little time to myself to read next to a creek and it was just lovely

Lacythebookworm That looks great! 🙌 3y
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GuiltyFeat
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Wow. There's a reason I never saw the movie. I always thought I would read the book. Glad I did. This was as raw, as poetic, as brutal as anything I've read. A genuine, jaw-dropping, masterpiece. Gritty and untamed, I could feel the cold and the hunger in every sentence. Outstanding.

jpmcwisemorgan I recently bought the book so I can give it a try. I tried watching the movie but it was intense in a "this is too close to home" and I can't watch that right now. I grew up in rural Missouri and while that wasn't my reality I knew that it was very close to reality for people I grew up with. It's supposed to be excellent so I'm hoping reading will be better than seeing it on the screen. 3y
Alisnazzy This is an instance where the movie is also amazing. 3y
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readordierachel
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This is an excellent story about a young girl in the Ozarks trying to take care of her family while searching for her absent father against a ticking clock. It's gritty and dark and tense, with a really compelling heroine. Highly recommend. The film adaptation, which stars a young Jennifer Lawrence, was excellent as well.

#aseasoninthetitle #marchintoreading
@RealLifeReading

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Cathleennh
Winter's Bone: A Novel | Daniel Woodrell
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#springcleaning for @Liberty means maybe a book haul for me!?! If you liked the movie, READ THE BOOK!!

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Jas16
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This book floored me when I read it. I had never read anything like it. #springcleaning

Suet624 Saw the movie, of course. You've reminded me to read the book. 3y
Jas16 @Suet624 I thought the movie was a great adaptation 3y
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Jediash1
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This was the pick of the month for the book club I belong to. It was a bleak and often depressing read but I appreciated that it gave me a new perspective. Not everyone in the US grows up in a warm, supportive environment. Not everyone has access to an education or enough money to live comfortably. I felt sad for the protagonist: A poor teenager living in the Ozarks who now has to single-handedly support her family. I'd like to see the movie.

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jqnewman
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I recently finished reading this book for school. It's not the type of book I'd typically read, which may be why it wasn't my favorite. I thought the character development and description for every character, especially Ree, was great, and the book in general was good, but it ended with several loose ends and it's just not something I think I would've read personally had it not been assigned for school.

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BookFreakOut
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Very different from my normal reads, but that's what #bookclub is for! Quick yet meaty, this epitomizes the phrase "blood is thicker than water" with its backcountry families that operate almost entirely outside the law while holding to an even stricter code amongst themselves. Anybody seen the adaptation with Jennifer Lawrence? I haven't, but the trailer seemed to capture the book pretty well.

Suzze I saw it last year, right after I read the book. It pretty much was the book. JLaw did a great job! 3y
BookFreakOut @Suzze Good to hear, I might watch it! 3y
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jqnewman
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Just started reading this for school!

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lindseybe
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I really enjoyed this book, both for its bleakness and its beauty. The book was able to give a richer sense of family history and superstitious perception than the movie. There were times that the prose style really grabbed me and also a handful of times I wished Woodrell had toned it down a notch.

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krismlars
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A powerful little book! The lifestyle depicted is so foreign to me. It disturbs me that this is a modern story, and that generations of families live knowing nothing but drug use, violence, and fear. But Ree was a wonderful character, and she gave me a little hope. There were some subtle uplifting moments in the book, about nature, and family and friends.

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lindseybe
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Snagged this one at a book swap party the other night and it's already sucked me in. Took awhile for me to start letting go of Jennifer Lawrence's face as Ree, but the story pretty quickly builds a world of its own. #Andawaytheygo @Liberty

BookishMarginalia Welcome to Litsy! 3y
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TongueTiedSLP11
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Just about done with this book. Perfect for this time of year. Its darkness is just perfect though the character names keep confusing me.

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krismlars
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I thought the movie was well done, but I've heard that the book is worth a read. Also, Jennifer Lawrence is a queen. #TheYearKristiReadsHerBookshelf

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Sandwavesandbooks
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Really interested to read this one

Nebklvr Cover looks intriguing 3y
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farahinflux
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I picked it up because of the movie was famous, and jennifer lawrence. Plus, the cover was so pretty. I love the cover. I find it hard to finish the book. The demographic was different, with heavy snow. The author surrounded the protaganist with the theme of family and drugs.It was quite horror truthfully, when Ree was badly beaten and when she found her father. It was dark and depressing and inspire me more to advocate against drug abuse.

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reader_of_the_pack
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Einer der besten Romane, einfach neu entdecken! #wintersbone

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farahinflux
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ree is creepily strong and independent..she must felt so lonely..

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rebuketodali
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Very intense book, and Ree Dolly is one hell of a strong heroine.

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rebuketodali
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Lunch is on fleek today and I'm already digging this book much more than the last one I attempted.

MrBook Yum! 😊👍🏻 3y
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djm001
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A 16-year old girl is pushed into shouldering the responsibility of taking care of a mentally ill mother and two siblings all while learning the harsh lifestyle of people in The Ozarks. I rooted for her through the whole book. Great descriptions of nature while the heart wrenching story unfolds.

BooksForEmpathy The movie is also fantastic. 4y
LitHousewife Both the book and movie are such powerful experiences. 4y
djm001 @BooksForEmpathy @LitHousewife As soon as I finished the book, I ordered the movie. So ready for it to come in! 4y
AStoriedSoul My BF found a copy of this abandoned at his work and brought it home--it sounds good. I will have to put it on my TBR. 4y
djm001 @TheLiterarium It's a pretty short book, so I bumped it up my TBR list. It was worth it. 4y
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Chassie
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This story is bleak, but it's beautifully written. I love when the setting is also a character in a book, and the Ozarks loom as large as the major players in the narrative.

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