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PageShifter
Sour Candy: A Novella | Kealan Patrick Burke
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Mehso-so

This had quite nice atmosphere: there were some moments when I loved how I didn't know what was true and what wasn't.

Plot was really solid, no complains about it. But there were big holes in logic. The ending gave us a solution that didn't make sense if you ponder it a bit.

This was interesting and entertaining but didn't get me to bite my nails.

Thanks for for recommendation @WJCintron

#BigJuneReadathon #SciFiJune

WJCintron I‘m glad you took the time to read it. I‘m sorry it wasn‘t a pick for you. Thanks for keeping me posted. 🙏😃 9h
PageShifter @WJCintron I liked this and had good time with it! And did you notice how there was mentioned a novella by Ray Bradbury?? You can find it from this tagges book, you might like this book! 9h
WJCintron @PageShifter Yay! I‘m glad you did. Thanks for reminding me. I just stacked it! 😃🙏 9h
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TheBookWitchON
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Hey @ozma.of.oz look what just showed up.. haha!

ozma.of.oz Oh goodness that is a pretty, pretty book! 😍 18h
TheBookWitchON @ozma.of.oz I sent you an email, but I'm most excited for this book now. 18h
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HeathHof
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Today I went and saw The Black Phone with my two oldest. (20 & 17) and it gave us all some scares! After we got home, I fired up the kindle so we could read the actual story from the tagged book. Both were good but for once, the movie actually really enhanced the original story. Def reccomend if you like suspense and startles.👌

BarkingMadRun Ohhhhh I haven‘t read it yet, maybe I‘ll wait to watch the movie after I read the book! 19h
KathyWheeler I read the story years ago and liked it.I remember seeing the trailer and not being interested in the movie. But for some reason I didn‘t connect it to the Joe Hill story. Now, I may have to see the movie. 18h
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RebL
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While we focus on books for children and adolescents, we work almost exclusively with adult patrons -- adults who apparently will stash an unfinished cookie.
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This book features stories & autobiographical accounts of southern African experiences with Apartheid. It was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults around 1990.

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stretchkev
Seven Japanese Tales | Junichiro Tanizaki
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Pickpick

The tattooist is about control, exacting pain - creating works of art. After meeting a woman of formidable potential, all the power is shifted to her. He loses himself to her and becomes the subjugated. Having withstood the pain with grace, the young woman rises to become like the women of the paintings, to reach her true potential.

This was my first bit of fiction from Junichiro Tanizaki, and I was blown away, great story from beginning to end.

Cathythoughts Great review! I never read The Makioka Sisters yet ( I‘ve had it awhile) so I‘ll stack this one 👍🏻😁 (edited) 1d
Graywacke Yes, great post! A new author name to me. 23h
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Sapphire

Another, I think easier request for recommendations. Hubby is retiring and wants some fun easy sci do reads. He loves Dune and the Dan Simmons Hyperion series. Wants something Not dystopian with good world building. I think he most recently liked sleeping Giants. Is currently binging lost in space on TV. Hit me up! Thanks in advance. This is not my genre so I am lost!

Dragon Hail Mary and the Martian and my absolute favourite is The Murderbot Series by Martha Wells 1d
Dragon Another series I enjoyed is Ann Leckie‘s Imperial Radh Trilogy- tagged the first book 1d
Dragon Ancillary Justice then Ancillary Sword then Ancillary Mercy 1d
Sapphire Thank you @Dragon !! 22h
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Karisa
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Pickpick

Macabre, funny, and really quite good. I felt a bit guilty for liking these stories of Maud‘s evil deeds set in Sweden.

It felt as if I was encouraging her bad behavior. Clever, devious, hardworking, loves the fine things in life, and um, a cold-blooded, calculated, unrepentant killer— yet, it‘s really hard not to like her!😅

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Schwifty
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Pickpick

I can‘t upsell this book enough. If you‘re like me and enjoy old Twilight Zone episodes or The Black Mirror, then this should be right up your alley. Most of the stories delve into the recesses of the human psyche to explore fear, guilt, suspicion and the meaninglessness of human glory. Occasionally there‘s just revenge or grace as well. But it‘s all done with a flair of the funny, absurd and darkly ironic.

Schwifty Also I read this on the plane while flying to Winnipeg last week and the passenger across the aisle kept looking at the cover. I wonder what he was thinking. 2d
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