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The Fold
The Fold: A Novel | Peter Clines
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STEP INTO THE FOLD.ITS PERFECTLY SAFE.The folks in Mike Erikson's small New England town would say he's just your average, everyday guy. And that's exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he's chosen isnt much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but hes content with his quiet and peaceful existence. That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve: far out in the California desert, a team of DARPA scientists has invented a device they affectionately call the Albuquerque Door. Using a cryptic computer equation and magnetic fields to fold dimensions, it shrinks distances so that a traveler can travel hundreds of feet with a single step.The invention promises to make mankinds dreams of teleportation a reality. And, the scientists insist, traveling through the Door iscompletelysafe.Yet evidence is mounting that this miraculous machine isnt quite what it seemsand that its creators are harboring a dangerous secret. As his investigations draw him deeper into the puzzle, Mike begins to fear theres only one answer that makes sense. And if hes right, it may only be a matter of time before the project destroyseverything. A cunningly inventive mystery featuring a hero worthy of Sherlock Holmes and a terrifying final twist youll never see coming,The Foldis that rarest of things: a genuinely page-turning science-fiction thriller. Step inside its pages and learn why author Peter Clines has already won legions of loyal fans.
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MsLeah8417
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Started this one late last night...so far it‘s holding my interest fairly well. #scifi

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Gdsjenny
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Another Cline. My 3rd. It is somewhat predictable after reading 2. It‘s cool he has a theme though.

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Lauranahe
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I LOVED this book! Great score-fi story about a guy with a pretty awesome brain who investigates a secret project that has supposedly created a teleportation door. It was a fun mystery, definitely creepy parts (which, come on, when you open a door to anywhere, you can go out, but others can come in, amiright?). Great suspense, loved all of it. My husband is reading it now, and I‘ve convinced my book club to read it this summer. Thanks @Avanders

RamsFan1963 I have this on my TBR shelves. I'm glad it's a good read, I was unimpressed with his book Ex-Heroes 8mo
Avanders Yay I‘m glad you liked it! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 it‘s one of my favorite new sci-fi reads ☺️ @RamsFan1963 I‘d still give it a shot — I was also unimpressed with Ex-Heroes ... 🤷🏽‍♀️ 8mo
Lauranahe I though ex heroes was good. Like it was a fun, quick read. But I only read the first one, and none of the rest, so...🤷‍♀️. But the fold is soooo good! I‘m excited for my book club ladies to read it; it‘s our July book. 8mo
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BethM
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Slow to start but will completely consume you once you get going! Give this one some time and you won‘t be disappointed. I really hope he chooses to write more books in this world, the ending left me wanting to know more of “what‘s it there.” Thanks to @Avanders for such a great recommendation. Anyone had more sci-fi recs send them my way. Getting back into the genre feels good :)

Avanders I‘m so glad you liked it!! I have other recommendations 🤓🤓 I don‘t know if I made them already.... but we‘ll start with 12mo
Avanders (Much better than the movie, imho) 12mo
Avanders (Ditto) 12mo
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Avanders (The audio is so good) 12mo
Avanders Those are some recent favorites 🤗 12mo
BethM @Avanders thanks! So The Martian I worth reading if I watched the movie? 12mo
Avanders @BethM 🤔 I don‘t know... I read it first... honestly, maybe not? They did a really good job with the movie... 12mo
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BethM
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You guys. This is soooooo good! I didn‘t want to get out of my car to go inside. Great recommendation @Avanders !

Avanders I know that feeling 😏 12mo
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BethM
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Slooooow start but dang is it full steam ahead!

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Creadnorthey
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Yeah... hmmm... meh... Clines did some great stuff at the beginning to hook me in; enough to get my 74 year old mother to buy it on Kindle for herself, but by the end, with the insect like “Alpha Predator” compared to a Jumbo jet and the unbelievable amount of C4 rigged to blow- it just all gets to be too much. Clines descriptions fall apart too and his wrapping it up with a love story all smells like he‘s fishing for a lucrative movie deal...

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Timidmagick
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I read this sci-fi book in one sitting because I just had to know why they needed to test the teleporter more if it actually works. It‘s not what you think at all.

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TheSpineView
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🎧 I love Sci-Fi and this has been on my TBR list for some time. It was so good I wonder what took me so long to get to it. Great plot and I loved the depth of the main character. Plenty of action to move the story along and keep the reader reading, or in this case listening. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Ingerella This sound very interesting! 1y
SandyW It's in my TBR too! 1y
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Well-ReadNeck
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I listened to this one on #audiobook and it was engaging and well narrated. The premise and set up were great. The ending was good, but felt a bit weak after the first three quarters of the book. But, that may also be because it felt a bit like a screenplay toward the end. Overall a pick, especially as an audiobook.

Zelma Very cool cover though! 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Ive had the audio for a while - may start this one next! 2y
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wtimblin
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Great book overall - awesome ending and would love to see more stories in this world...loved the Ex-Heroes series too - now to get his back catalogue

Scott_BookInvasion Yes! ‘14‘ is a must-listen. The narration is great and the story kid even better. 2y
wtimblin @MisfitNerdBooks cheers dude, I will check out the audio book of 14 too 2y
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AllTheWords
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Set in modern day, The Fold is a witty, fun ride with just the right amount of Sci-fi. I listened to this on Audible and with Ray Porter narrating it was pure joy!

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Scott_BookInvasion
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Due to my diligence with social media and the bookstore that was hosting the event I was successfully able to get Peter Clines to attend the event making him the ‘14th geddon‘
#Elevengeddon2018

TobeyTheScavengerMonk This event sounds amazing. I‘ve only ever read Clines‘ Ex-heroes series, but I want to check out his other stuff. 2y
Scott_BookInvasion @TobeyTheScavengerMonk Please do! I would strongly suggest ‘14‘ first (and on audio if you can) and then The others.Theyre all standalone but 14 stands out as the fav. 2y
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Scott_BookInvasion
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Confirmed!!! By the power of social media I was solely responsible for successfully getting Peter Clines to attend ‘Elevengeddon‘ - a pre Comic-Con free author-fest in Phoenix with authors such as:
John Scalzi
V.E. Schwab
Sylvain Neuvel
Charles Soule
Cory Doctorow
Chuck Wendig
Sam Sykes

And about 10 others!!
Any AZ littens going to attend? #litsymeetup

TheLibrarian This is a time I wish I lived in AZ 😭 2y
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majkia
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Fast paced with nerdy shout outs and quantum donuts.

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Kryckett
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With the possible exception of the utter wonkiness of the last 10 minutes, this was really enjoyable. It certainly did not end up where I assumed it would.

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RiotMom
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#audiobaking this book is SO GOOD. It‘s my first Peter Clines (not counting the snippets of Paradox Bound I heard while on a road trip with my husband. Bonus: these insanely delicious salted caramel snickerdoodles.

Simona 😋🤤In my mind - I‘m eating with you those delicious cookies 🤤🤤🤤 2y
Simona .... and believe it or not - I can smell the scent of warm caramel just looking at your photo 🤤🤤🤤🤤 2y
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RiotMom @Simona you have an excellent imagination! I wish I could teleport so@w to you! 2y
vivastory Oh, man. What @Simona said! 2y
Simona @RiotMom I WISH THAT TOO! Bon appetit😘 2y
MiyakoBunny 🤤🤤🤤 2y
GripLitGrl Those look so yummy!!😋😍😋 2y
TricksyTails Oh my... 🤤♥️ is there a recipe? @MinDea can you make this please? 2y
RiotMom @TricksyTails I frankensteined together two recipes but I‘m happy to share if you give me an email! (edited) 2y
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jen_hayes7
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Spent most of the day doing chores and listening to my first audiobook! Litsy has made me give audiobooks another chance. My other half is an avid audiobook listener and while I‘ve been forced to listen to whatever he was listening to in the car or kitchen or wherever, I just couldn‘t get into it. I‘ve listened to 5 hours of this today and think I might be hooked... We shall see! #blameitonlitsy

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parasolofdoom
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A really fun, action-packed SF thriller set in the present day. It's true what a lot of reviews are saying that it goes rather in a different direction the last part of the book -- I enjoyed the whole ride for my part but it will definitely be off-putting for some. Think poppy SF thrillers like Version Control and Dark Matter, diet-Crichton (lighter on the hard SF but made for movies action), and shades of Pendergast. I was glued.

#LitsyAtoZ #C

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parasolofdoom
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Holy shit I'm glued. If you like either of the two novels pictured, this might be one to pick up. They all fall into that sort of modern day sci fi thriller category.

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parasolofdoom
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Yeeeep. Going to be so caught up in this one that I neglect the rest of my reading for a few days.

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parasolofdoom
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Forever my first reference for dimensional travel (A Wrinkle in Time)

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parasolofdoom
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A possible #letterC contender for my #LitsyAtoZ challenge

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rwmg
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Rollicking good fun

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mjdowens
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First book down for 2018. That means $2 into the jar. I️ was really enjoying the science of this one. The MC has an eidetic memory and I️ really liked how he describes recalling stuff. The last third of the book however went totally “Men in Black” and kind of ruined the story for me. Overall, not a bad book though. I️ only give it 3 ✨

tomes4gnomes I had a similar reaction to this book. First 2/3 I was thinking, wow, this book is so good! But the direction it took at the end was totally disappointing to me. The ending can really make or break a story. 2y
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speljamr
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So, here's what was in the MySciFi subscription box: 2 hard cover older novels, both of them decent picks, and one DVD. I knew it came with a DVD, but I'm not sure why it isn't a Sci-Fi DVD. I may write to them and ask. But considering I paid $9.95 plus shipping (which came to $15 total), this was pretty decent. Just one of those books would have cost that much new. So I think I'll let this one continue and see what I get next month.

parasolofdoom Oh I got a ya version if this once with really random DVDs. 2y
speljamr Ok. I guess I don't care so much since the books alone are worth the price. 2y
parasolofdoom Definitely, it was always brand new hardcovers! 2y
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cmckinnon
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This was a pretty enjoyable book, and a very quick read, which was a nice change from some of the epic fantasy books I've been reading lately. It did have some minor issues but I was willing to forgive them due to the pacing and some clever ideas.

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Bookboss
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I loved the first 3/4 of this book. The premise is interesting, the characters are colorful, and the science fiction fan references are abundant. It held my attention on the plane and at the pool. Sadly, I found the ending to be terribly messy and out of sorts with the first part of the book. I still recommend reading it. I would like to know if others feel the same way about the ending, or if I am the only one who didn't care for it.

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 2y
Dogearedcopy I loved 'The Fold'; but it may because I saw the interconnectivity with '14'. There's a distinct biblioverse his characters live in in these two books (as opposed to The Junkie Quatrain or The Ex Series.) 2y
Bookboss Sounds like I need to read 14! 2y
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Bookboss
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Fabulous pool-side read for the weekend!

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The.Intentional.Reader
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This is a fast paced sci-fi thriller/horror novel. I really got it to this about half way through. The beginning felt slow and full of scientific jargon but then the author kind of flipped the switch and went it to high gear. The ending is very suspenseful and definitely leaves room for sequels (yes please!).

TobeyTheScavengerMonk I've read the first two in his superheroes vs. zombies series. I might have to check this out. 3y
The.Intentional.Reader Apparently there is one before this titled "14" which introduced some aspects of what is happening but you don't need to read that to get this book 3y
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AAdamson
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This was a fun audiobook. It's the only way I can read right now. You know how it is when you're so sick you can't even read? The words go in one eye and out the other without even passing through my brain! 😷

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Tcip
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This book was amaze balls. Seriously read this book if you have read 14. But seriously read 14 first. Otherwise, The Fold will make no sense at all. The book has a major pay off in the end and I cannot wait to see what Clines does next with the Koutroverse story. This was such a good book that I can't even explain it. Read it and find out.

annkuch13 Ooh! It ties into 14? I've read 14 twice because I love it so much but have been putting off The Fold. I'll have to pick it up soon! 3y
Tcip @annkuch13 holy shit! If you have read and liked 14 you need to read this right damn now! It's a side-quel 3y
annkuch13 Omg! Okay definitely reading that this month now!! 3y
Tcip You need to and then let me know how much you like it. 3y
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Tcip
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Hey, @Liberty you ever read a book and your are like, "man this book is really good and I think I like it." Then something happens and then shit gets real and you say, "Ok life, get ready for me to be super lazy and not do anything but read this book."? This does that. #BooksFromSteinbeck

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Tcip
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Those are some famous as hell last words.....

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anj-neophyte
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Okay, at first I was skeptical at reading this. The cover didnt speak to me (sadly i judge a book by its cover). But when i finally got around into reading it, i say my doubts vanished. I was captivated my the story, the characters and the twists. definitely a pick for me.

Tcip Have you read 14 yet? 3y
anj-neophyte @Tcip not yeeet! Is it as good? 3y
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JPrecht
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This was a fast-moving, escapist sci-fi novel, perfect for listening to while staying up late packing/moving house (and needing to escape all the election podcasts that are just making me a ball of nerves at this point)! (A note for audible listeners, I didn't love this narrator. He wasn't awful, but his attempt at female voices was crazy-making after awhile.)

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TheLibrarian
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Made a November #tbr pile but it always changes depending on what I'm feeling like. There will also be a few eBooks too. #photoadaynov16

Reviewsbylola Just started The Mothers! 3y
Megabooks MBFE and I'll Give You the Sun are great! The Mothers is on my TBR too. 3y
Tcip Me and you have nearly the exact same stacks. 3y
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TheLibrarian That's such a coincidence @Tcip but it must mean we have great tastes! 3y
TheLibrarian Hope you enjoy it @Reviewsbylola. Heard great things about those two and hope you enjoy The Mothers when you read it @Ebooksandcooks 3y
Tcip @TheLibrarian you mean we are both awesome!?! Shit yeah. 3y
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Mlfoley012
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listening to the audiobook on couple of long drives. makes the time fly by!

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Tcip
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Because 14 was so interesting and I loved it so much, of course I would be reading the sequel(ish) asap!!

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tnorris
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I am a huge fan of Peter Clines so in my recent blog I review both 14 and The Fold. Both science fiction, both very good! Highly recommended 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 Who else LOVES science fiction? Book recommendations!? (Thank you in advance😁)

When Visiting Parallel Universes, bring Beer
https://caffeinatious.wordpress.com/2016/10/08/when-visiting-parallel-universes-...

Chessa These two books just came across my radar and they sound great! Have you read 3y
heikemarie I love me some great sci fi! I've been re-reading the Ancillary series from Ann Leckie this month and it's been great fun. 3y
tnorris @Chessa @inwhichHeikereadsharder I haven't read either of those! But definitely looking them up :) Thank you!! 3y
bookwrm526 I love sci fi and I second @inwhichHeikereadsharder on the Ancillary Justice series, I loved all three 3y
tnorris @bookwrm526 awesome :) thank you! 3y
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BookDude
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This is a very entertaining science fiction thriller. I expect it will be a movie in a few years. Most of the book is almost a hard science fiction mystery; the last few chapters are like a Preston/Child or Crichton thriller. Still, it's fun to read.

Sue Sounds like fun!! 3y
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Austin-Thompson
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At a friends recommendation I read "The Fold" ahead of "14". I think it works very well. I've heard a lot of claim that this book has great characters, but that the story they are in is a little lacking. I feel like finishing this book and still having questions about why this happened, or who those people at the end of the book are is great when you follow it up with all of the answers in "14".

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Arabiatta
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Feasibility studies, school prep, family gatherings (and drama in the bucketful), only make me wish for a quick escape and the invention of quantum travel. The only real and constant exceptions are a good book and strong mint tea. This one was gripping to start but kind of petered out. I continued to read partially in search of a conclusion and partially because the writing was fast paced enough that something was always happening.

kim.guernsey That picture is lovely! 3y
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Arabiatta
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Feasibility studies, school prep, family gatherings (and drama in the bucketful), only make me wish for a quick escape and the invention of quantum travel. The only real and constant exceptions are a good book and strong mint tea. This one was gripping to start but kind of petered out. I continued to read partially in search of a conclusion and partially because the writing was fast paced enough that something was always happening.

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Arabiatta
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Feasibility studies, school prep, family gatherings (and drama in the bucketful), only make me wish for a quick escape and the invention of quantum travel. The only real and constant exceptions are a good book and strong mint tea. This one was gripping to start but kind of petered out. I continued to read partially in search of a conclusion and partially because the writing was fast paced enough that something was always happening.

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Meh.

I really loved the characters in this book! They were well written with fabulous little quirks that really brought them to life for me!

The story itself was predictable with very few surprises. It kept my interest and I enjoyed it, but I am not running out to buy more Peter Clines books, if you know what I mean! 😝

callunakeep @Laalaleighh So I finished the book. I bet that green cockroaches and giant bug people would NOT make for a good book for an entomophobe! Were you even able to finish the book?? If not you didn't miss much, it was very predictable! 😝 3y
Laalaleighh Ok. I finished it but idk how. I have such a phobia of ... Those bugs, I can't even read the word without 😖😖😖 Like I have thoroughly embarrassed myself in public several times because someone mentioned them by name and I screamed. I call them BBCCB's for big bad creepy crawly bugs. The bugs that shall not be named. Etc. reading this was TORTURE for me. When I see that word in a book and I'm not expecting it it feels like the author punched me 3y
MrBook Nice review 😊👍🏻. 3y
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MrBook @callunakeep @Laalaleighh Bugs? Did you say bugs? Added! 😁👏🏻 3y
callunakeep @MrBook Thanks! And yes, there are bugs in this book, much to the dismay of @Laalaleighh 😢 3y
MrBook Yeah, @Laalaleighh & @BookBabe hate hate hate bugs. I discovered this while reading "The Hatching", lol. 3y
callunakeep @MrBook Bugs don't bother me in general unless they do things like crawl into people's ears, nose, or other orifices...I have had to close my eyes through all gazillion viewings of The Wrath of Khan when THAT scene comes on the screen! LMAO! In real life I am known far and wide as the bug rescuer ... I will gently remove bugs from the indoors and take them outside rather than kill them! 😝 3y
MrBook That sceeeene! Horrible!!!!!! 😆😂 3y
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BookDude
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Very excited about getting 3 of my wish list books from Goodwillbooks.com. Starting The Fold today.

Well-ReadNeck That's a great thrift store stack!! 3y
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callunakeep
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I am just a little over half way through The Fold and am really enjoying it! It is a bit of a slow mover, but the characters and their interactions are so well written that the slow pace isn't bothering me at all. Being a completely random pick I am very pleased!

Laalaleighh 😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😖 stronger stomach than me. Or less irrational phobias. 3y
callunakeep @Laalaleighh oh I have my share of phobias, believe me! 😝 Ants just don't happen to be one of them ... Now clowns, they are whole different story! 😳 3y
Laalaleighh .... Ants? Ants is not the great evil on this series... 3y
callunakeep @Laalaleighh Ha! I am over half way through and so far the only bugs are the ants in Mike's head that sort and retrieve his memories...I guess I haven't gotten to the truly buggy part yet! 😝 3y
Laalaleighh @callunakeep you have not. I thought the ants part was cool actually. You'll get there. 3y
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