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DavidDiamond

DavidDiamond

Joined March 2018

Just your average husband, father, atheist & book-loving homosexual. 📚: 12/50
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Happy Publication Day!
#stephenking

TheBookgeekFrau Already reading my copy! 20h
DavidDiamond @TheBookgeekFrau Nice! I hope to start mine soon...need to finish my current book before it goes back to the library and I have a book on puppy training! So many books, so little time! 18h
TheBookgeekFrau @DavidDiamond So very true!! Good luck with the puppy training 🤞🏼🐶 17h
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In posing the question "What will you do with the time you have left?", TJ Klune gives us another funny and heartwarming story about life, loss, grief and tea.
I laughed, I cried....I appreciated life just a little bit more.
But not tea..it's like warm water with yard clippings...I'm more of a coffee kinda guy.

TrishB You‘re not having the right tea 😁 3w
RaeLovesToRead Yes to everything except to the tea bits. Tea is amazing! 😅😁 3w
DavidDiamond @TrishB You're probably right! 😁 3w
DavidDiamond @RaeLovesToRead That's what I hear...I'll keep trying! 3w
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Tom Lake: A Novel | Ann Patchett
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Mehso-so

Turns out "Tom Lake" isn't a person, but a place. Was I the only one who initially thought that?

The story is about a woman reminiscing with her grown daughters about her past experiences in summer stock theater and her romance with a fellow actor who went on to become a famous movie star. The plot moves slowly, with the narrative switching back and forth between the past and present.

Not exactly a page-turner, but a sweet and nostalgic tale.

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The Searcher | Tana French
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Definitely read this book before you read The Hunter otherwise you will already know the answer to this story's central mystery and a revelation about a particular character will be spoiled.
In other words, don't do what I did!
Despite that, this story, in the words of Trey Reddy, was simply "Grand".

vivastory Thanks for the heads-up! It's been a bit since I have read Tana French, but I was planning on diving back in. DMS is one of my fave series of all-time. 1mo
DavidDiamond @vivastory I haven't read the DMS series but heard great things. I have In The Woods on hold...looking forward to it! 1mo
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The Hunter: A Novel | Tana French
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I just finished reading my first book by Tana French, and I loved it! Even though it's the second book in the "Cal Hooper" series, I had no trouble following the story. It takes place in a small, peaceful village in Ireland, and the way French writes really draws you in. The murder mystery is exciting, and the characters are all really interesting. A great read!

Suet624 I've never read any by French either but you've got me interested. 2mo
DavidDiamond @Suet624 I got this on a 7 day loan from Libby which is why I read it out of order. Going to read The Searcher now, but having read The Hunter, I think a spoiler for The Searcher has been revealed. Either way, hope you like it…whichever book you choose to read first! 2mo
BarbaraBB Me too @Suet624 ! 2mo
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CatMS @DavidDiamond you should read the Searcher, first book in the Cal Hooper series, it will explain much of Treys obsession. Glad you.likes the Hunter. I.love the Dublin Murder Squad books too. 2mo
Cathythoughts Great review. I‘ve read and enjoyed some of her books. I have this new one stacked already 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
DavidDiamond @CatMS I started it today! I love being back in that world! 2mo
DavidDiamond @Cathythoughts Thanks…hope you enjoy it! But read The Searcher first if you can! 2mo
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Murder Road | Simone St. James
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Another page-turner from Simone St. James that did not disappoint.
Someone is killing hitchhikers along a road called Atticus Line.
A newlywed couple passing through town, with baggage of their own, are drawn into the mystery.

While I‘m not sure I loved the reveal, I was definitely entertained!

britt_brooke Nice photo! 2mo
DavidDiamond @britt_brooke Thank you! And I only got clipped by two cars! Totally worth it! 😁 (edited) 2mo
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Just a fantastic story populated with wonderful characters (Nurse Ratched!…although not THAT Nurse Ratched) set in what feels like a not too distant future where machines run the world and humans don‘t.
A story about the meaning of family and the love that binds us all.
My first book by TJ Klune…but definitely not my last!

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While it starts off as a mystery when a skeleton is found in a well in 1972, we flash back to the 1930's in a small town in PA.. There, in the poor section of town, immigrant Jews & African Americans live side by side & work together to hatch an escape plan when a young black boy is unjustly sent away to a reformatory.
Beautifully told story with an array of diverse and interesting characters that beautifully unfolds into a compelling narrative.

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September House | Carissa Orlando
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If you are looking for a story that will scare you and make you laugh,look no further!
Margaret has been living in a haunted house for 4 years now and every September is when things get really crazy. Her nonchalant and dry comments towards her "pranksters" and their hijinx is the highlight of this story for me. But if all that weren't enough, her daughter is coming back into town to look for her father (an abusive alcoholic) who has gone missing.

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Blacklisted actor Paul Robeson summed it up best in a letter he wrote to Charlie: "...fascists everywhere hated you for your anti-Nazi film, The Great Dictator. Well, Hitler and his gang are gone, but Chaplin and his art lives on! And your name will be honored --yes, here in America, too --long after McCarthy and his kind are buried in oblivion.".

Indeed.

CatLass007 I saw the great Avery Brooks off-Broadway as Paul Robeson. It was just him and his piano accompanist. What a wonderful show. I think it even had a limited run on Broadway. I should read this book about Chaplin. 4mo
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Our Share of Night | Mariana Enriquez
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I just can't.
I've checked this out twice from the library, once because I ran out of time and the second time to pick up where I left off.
I made it 58% through and if I've come this far and STILL don't care, I think that's a sign.
I don't know who is who.
I don't understand their relationships.
And I'm bored.
And I didn't find it particularly scary either.
Basta!

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Looking Glass Sound | Catriona Ward
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Mehso-so

I really enjoyed her previous books but this one just wasn't for me.
Started off strong and then it felt like a hodgepodge of genres, stories within stories, time jumps and plot twists that just didn't do it for me.
Just left me confused and annoyed.
Next!

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Think a book about American right-wing fascism is going to be boring…think again. Rachel Maddow highlights the Nazi propaganda campaign that took place right here in America. Along the way we meet the far-right US citizens and politicians who colluded with the Nazis with the aim of overthrowing the US government and the brave individuals who did everything they could to stop them.

Good thing nothing like that can happen today, right?

dabbe I took multiple meanings from the last word in your post. 😂 And, it's stacked! 4mo
Leftcoastzen It is a wonderful & Important read ! Nice review! 4mo
DavidDiamond @dabbe Glad you picked up on that! :-) 4mo
DavidDiamond @Leftcoastzen Thank you! It would have been longer were it not for the word limit on here! I liked your review as well! Very important and timely read! 4mo
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The Reformatory | Tananarive Due
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Inspired by the death of her great Uncle at the Dozier School for Boys back in the 1930s, Tananarive Due delivers a gripping and harrowing tale of survival in the face of extreme adversity and cruelty.

Set in the 1950‘s, this is a propulsive page turner that combines engrossing drama and the supernatural while shedding light on the system of dehumanization that, as evidenced by our current prison system, sadly exists to this very day.

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The Night House | Jo Nesbo
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I almost gave up on this book during the first few chapters because the story seemed so preposterous.
Glad I stuck with it though as this book gave me some serious whiplash with its various plot twists.
All is not what it seems!

My final book for 2023. Only completed 60% of my Goodreads 2023 Reading Challenge. ‘Twas a crazy year!

Happy New Year everyone!

Bec_lectic Sounds intriguing..adding to my list! ☺️ 5mo
TheLudicReader This is on my tbr shelf. 5mo
RaeLovesToRead This is on offer on Kindle in the UK, so I just got it on your recommendation! 😁 5mo
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TheBookgeekFrau Happy new year! 5mo
DavidDiamond @RaeLovesToRead Oh the pressure! 😂 Hope you enjoy it! 5mo
DavidDiamond @TheBookgeekFrau Thank you…to you as well! 5mo
DavidDiamond @Bec_lectic Hope you like it! 5mo
DavidDiamond @TheLudicReader I hope you enjoy it when you get it! 5mo
RaeLovesToRead Don't worry, it wad 99p! 5mo
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Yellowface | R F Kuang
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A very compelling and meta look at the publishing industry, race and identity from the perspective of a struggling author. An author who is accused of stealing the work of her late friend. Towards the end, the tone of the book shifts in a way I was not expecting.
If you like books about books, this is definitely one for you.

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A House With Good Bones | T. Kingfisher
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3.5 rounded up to 4.

With her job on hold and word from her brother that "Mom seems off", Samantha Montogomery decides to pay mom a visit to see what exactly is going on.

This is my first book by T. Kingfisher and while this is a horror story, the horror is offset by the wisecracking Samantha and her wry personality which I truly enjoyed. While it does get a bit silly at times, it was an engrossing and imaginative tale.

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My Darling Girl | Jennifer McMahon
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Could not put this down! Very unsettling psychological horror about a family who takes in their dying matriarch. The ending, which I will not spoil, wasn't what I wanted nor what I expected...and that's a GOOD thing!
This book really resonated with me as my mother moved in with us a few months ago.

And she brought a pretty stone with her.

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S.A. Cosby has become a "must buy" author for me.
This time around a former FBI agent turned small-town sheriff must track down a serial killer that lives in their midst.
I love Cosby's "take no BS" protagonists who, like in his previous books, usually has to battle with the local racist Neanderthals. In this day and age, those confrontations are very cathartic and satisfying.
A gritty, violent and propulsive page turner!

5feet.of.fury So good! 6mo
Suet624 Great review. Great read. 6mo
BarbaraBB What @Suet624 says! 6mo
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DavidDiamond @Suet624 Thank you, and yes it was! Ready for his next one! 6mo
DavidDiamond @BarbaraBB Thank you, kindly! 6mo
DavidDiamond @5feet.of.fury Yes! He has yet to disappoint! I have loved all 4 of his books! 6mo
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Who would have thought a 640 page book about evil apples would be this entertaining? Well, it was!
At first I thought this seemed a tad corny, but then Wendig quickly pulls you into the lives of various characters in this small rural town. It‘s gruesome and gory at times, but never dull.
Coincidentally, while reading I got a shipment of Harry & David apples.
I never eat apples.
Yet I was compelled to do so.
They were delicious.
I need MORE!!!!

Aimeesue How‘d you like them apples??? Sorry, I‘m from Massachusetts. It‘s a thing there. Seemed appropriate. 😂 (edited) 6mo
BarbaraBB The apple looks delicious, the book sounds weird but intriguing 🍎 6mo
DavidDiamond @Aimeesue Loved them! In fact, went to local Farmer's Market this AM and bought some! 6mo
DavidDiamond @BarbaraBB It was so good...and I'm not an apple fan. Well, I am now!
And the book is weird, but a good weird. He's quickly becoming one of my favorite authors.
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If you are looking for a spooky short story collection for the Halloween season, look no further.
Writer/Director Jordan Peele has collected 19 short stories from black authors you might already know & some you don‘t.
While some are better than others,you‘ll definitely be entertained...and a little creeped out.
I mean…that book cover!

Some standouts for me:
Reckless Eyballing
The Rider
A Bird Sings by the Etching Tree
Dark Home
An American Fable

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Delicious Monsters | Liselle Sambury
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3.5 stars rounded up to 4

There is a lot going on in this book which at times made the story feel convoluted, but never dull.

With a past and present story structure, this tale examines mother-daughter relationships, sibling relationships, toxic relationships, friendships, a missing black girl, ghosts and a creepy haunted house.
And trauma. Lots of trauma.

I told you it was a lot.

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Holly: A Novel | Stephen King
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If you are looking for a Stephen King novel that does not have a supernatural element to it...this would be a good pick.
Random people are disappearing and King's beloved investigator Holly Gibney is back on the case.
While the time jumps were a bit confusing at times and the ending was a tad unsatisfying, this was a compelling (and slightly stomach churning) read.

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Really enjoyed this little novella narrated by a lovable yet hungry mountain lion who is forced out of his home in the hills of L.A....or as he calls it "ellay".
Funny and whimsical observations about the people he encounters that will make you smile and perhaps shed a tear or two.

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The Moon is a Harsh Mistress | Robert Anson Heinlein
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Ugh! Strange syntax by our hero, characters in blackface, endless and confusing descriptions about sleeper cells, the inner workings of Luna and a computer named Mike, all of which leads up to a revolution which I assume happens. Made it to 40%, but just didn't care enough to find out if they were successful or not. I guess this reader is a harsh reviewer.

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Drowning | T.J. Newman
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I almost read this before a recent flight but decided against it…glad I did!

T.J. Newman wastes no time in this high octane thriller and follow up to “Falling”, about a commercial airliner that ditches in the Pacific Ocean.

You‘ll want to finish this page turner in one sitting.

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Holly: A Novel | Stephen King
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Heeere's HOLLY!
Happy Publication Day!

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Lone Women: A Novel | Victor LaValle
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“On Tuesday, Adelaide Henry had been a farmer. On Wednesday, she became a fugitive.”

Adelaide Henry sets out to escape her past in rural Montana in 1915. But she's not traveling alone.

Victor LaValle has written another page turner with this Lovecraftian female driven tale that grabs you from page one and doesn't let go.

SamAnne Loved this one! 9mo
DavidDiamond @SamAnne So much fun! 9mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

REBECCA meets THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER in this twisty whodunnit from Riley Sager. Just when you think you've figured it all out, Sager hits you with another WTF plot twist.
While some of those twists gave me some pause, this is still a highly enjoyable read!

LiteraryinLawrence I was definitely wrong footed by the twists and retwists. I liked that about it! 9mo
DavidDiamond @LiteraryinLawrence Me too...I thought I was oh-so-clever! I was not. 9mo
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More like 3.5 stars
The author known for his ambiguous endings strikes again with this collection of short stories and one novella (the titular title) told in free verse of anthropomorphic animals living in an allegorical Trumpian world.
Not a fan of ambiguous endings, but somehow, Tremblay continues to draw me into his fascinating and bizarre worlds.

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The title says it all: A harrowing “tale of shipwreck, mutiny and murder”…and why I prefer staying on land.

Aimeesue I‘m.poking forward to this one! 10mo
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American Psycho | Bret Easton Ellis
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Bailedbailed

Really enjoyed Less Than Zero and The Shards but after reading 1/3 of this one, I just couldn't go any further. The endless descriptions of what everyone was wearing and eating...I just couldn't.
Maybe it's me.
Probably is.

By the way, I'm wearing a Perry Ellis Portfolio slim fit blue checked shirt, Kenneth Cole pants in Onyx Black and black Cole Haan loafers. Glasses by Calvin Klein and watch by Apple.

Aimeesue 😂 10mo
rachelk I remember liking it 30 years ago but I don‘t know if I‘d feel the same now. I just started Lunar Park. So far I‘m enjoying it. 10mo
Yuki_Onna I had issues with this one as well. The first half is exactly how you described (to show how empty and shallow his life/lifestyle is, I suppose, and yep, I get it!) - how freaking boring!
The second half, when he starts his killing spree, it's an orgy of crass violence - and endless descriptions of fashion, restaurants and album CDs are replaced by endless descriptions of butchering people. Some scenes made me gag🤢
Not a book for me... 🤷‍♀️
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Fractal Noise | Christopher Paolini
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Mehso-so

The prequel to “To Sleep in a Sea of Stars” (which I loved) left me a bit disappointed. The premise is very “Alien” in its set up, but I found the story a bit repetitive as they got closer to their destination.
Sadly, it left me with more questions than answers.

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The Ferryman: A Novel | Justin Cronin
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It's difficult to discuss this book without spoiling the story.
With that said, as usual, I knew nothing of the story or the genre going in (I assumed it was horror. It is not.).
It is a sprawling sci-fi tale set in a dystopian world dealing with class struggle, family, love, loss and some shocking twists and turns along the way.
At times I found it confusing, but it was never dull.

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The Ferryman: A Novel | Justin Cronin
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Pass the tissues... 😢

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No Country for Old Men | Cormac McCarthy
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RIP😢

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Less Than Zero | Bret Easton Ellis
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I was in high school when this book came out yet never read it until now.
BEE's debut novel that put him on the literary map rings of authenticity and the sense of hopelessness that is common amongst the teenage set.
While I thought The Shards was better, this stream of consciousness tale was a quick and engrossing read.

batsy I saw a booktuber say that he read this ahead of The Shards, and I was planning to do that (really looking forward to The Shards!) 12mo
DavidDiamond @batsy That's a good plan...that way you can see how much he's progressed as writer. But both are great reads. Now I have to read “American Psycho“! 12mo
batsy @DavidDiamond AP is the only one I've read and I thought it was superb. A very astute satire. 12mo
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Deathless Divide | Justina Ireland
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The plucky wise-cracking Jane I loved in Dread Nation is now this dark and brooding character with little warmth or humor. She spends the book dead set on hunting down the villain whose actions, if you look at the big picture, aren't wholly villainous, at least not to the extent that warrants Jane's obsessive desire to kill him at any cost.

Also, not a lot happens here.

In short, I enjoyed revisiting this world, but I was ready to leave.

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Women should be housewives, should not have careers, should be subservient to their husbands, should be paid less than men. No, this is not the Republican party platform for 2024,but rather 1960 and Elizabeth Zott,our protagonist,is a hero.

While much has changed, equality is still a daily struggle even in 2023. As for the story itself, great quirky and clever characters, with a funny and profoundly moving narrative. And the dog...loved the dog!

Hooked_on_books I actually do think that‘s their current platform, only you forgot “women should not be permitted to make choices about their own bodies.” 12mo
DavidDiamond @Hooked_on_books I knew I was forgetting something! So nice to see how far they have progressed!🙄 12mo
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Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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In a revisionist history where the Civil War was interrupted by the rise of zombies, a young
black girl trained to fight zombies is sent to a frontier town where she must contend with a
mercurial and racist Sheriff who runs the town with an iron fist.

Utterly engrossing YA novel (didn't know it was YA!) that I could not put down.
Book 1 of 2!

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More like Slogging Towards Bethlehem.
I would have DNF'd this book but I got Reading Goals to achieve and this was a relatively short book.
A wildly pretentious and dull one at that.
#NotForMe

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Lots of puppets coming to a big screen near you!

Hooked_on_books This is a perfect one to adapt! 13mo
tonymp The movie version of My Best Friend‘s Exorcism was pretty good. The puppet thing will be a blast when it comes out! 13mo
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DavidDiamond @tonymp I heard mixed things about MBFE....maybe I'll give it a watch! 13mo
tonymp @DavidDiamond I actually thought the movie was better than the book. It visualized all of my childhood and teenage years. Having grown up in the 80s made me appreciate the movie for its look, sound, and special effects. If you heard mixed things about it, I'm probably not a trustworthy source. So don't trust my opinion! Watch with caution. I sometimes have bad taste. LOL 13mo
DavidDiamond @tonymp I loved the book, but I will heed your warning and won't hold it against you if I hate it! 😂 13mo
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I laughed, I cried, I was terrified!

This book has everything....1980's, San Fernando Valley (where I grew up and live), high school life, 80's music, sex, queerness and a serial killer! I mean, I can like...totally relate (minus the serial killer part).

This 1980's time capsule is a suspenseful & intense work of metafiction that kept me fully engaged throughout its 600+ page count.

(Trigger warning for extreme violence, animal death/cruelty)

BarbaraBB Ooh! I wasn‘t really interested in another Easton Ellis but your review is very tempting! 13mo
DavidDiamond @BarbaraBB I think it's his first book in over a decade (the first of his I've ever read)! I'm looking forward now to reading Less Than Zero and American Psycho! If you get it, I hope you like it! 13mo
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I Have Some Questions too, like, did this overly long book not have an editor?
Sheesh!
I loved The Great Believers. This? Not so much.

100 pages in I was bored, but decided to give it a chance.
Now I'm 60% done and don't feel any different.

I guess I'm now one book further away from my year end reading goal.
I can live with that.

she.hearts.horror OMG! I said the same thing… it just went on and on and on …. 12mo
DavidDiamond @she.hearts.horror ‘Twas very disappointing! 12mo
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Exploring themes of guilt, complicity and grief, Boyne‘s follow up to The Boy In The Striped Pajamas is a beautifully written and compelling tale.

Jumping between the past and the present, 91 year old Gretel (the sister of Bruno from TBITSP) finds herself befriending a young boy from a troubled household and reflecting back on the years after the war.

Boyne continues to be one of my favorite authors.

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This well-researched and exhaustive biography on screen legend Marilyn Monroe by Donald Spoto (who passed away this past February) was released back in 1993. While he doesn't wallow in the gossip and speculation that surrounded her, he does debunk many of these myths.
Marilyn's career spanned 16 years & 29 films and while I would have liked more behind-the-scenes of her films, I definitely came away respecting her even more than I did before.

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More than just your run of the mill haunted house story. It‘s also about family relationships,secrets and puppets.
Lots and lots of puppets.

marleed This pic wins the day! 1y
LeahBergen Awesome photo. 🤣 1y
Addison_Reads I just finished this one. Love the picture! 😂 1y
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FlowerFairy Loved this book and love this photo! Perfect! 1y
Ericalambbrown Bwahahaha!!!! This pic is fantastic!!! 1y
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All Hallows: A Novel | Christopher Golden
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3.5 rounded up to 4.
I loved the sense of dread and the 80's nostalgia infused into this story that takes place over one Halloween night. It's stories like these though that make me wonder how we ever lived without cell phones, as they would have come in handy here!
I didn't love what seemed to be a story bloated with too many underdeveloped characters that, at times, I found difficult to keep track of.
That being said, it was a fun, creepy read.

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Hidden Pictures: A Novel | Jason Rekulak
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Mehso-so

I'm really torn with this one.
I picked it up because it won the Horror category (not really horror) for Goodreads Choice Awards and Stephen King blurbed about it.
All good signs.
I read the book knowing nothing of the plot and found myself thoroughly entertained.
I was set to rate this 4 or 5 stars.
Then I watched this video (SPOILER ALERT) and everything changed:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EnG8_oZcu4

erank58 YES! My exact feelings, and thank you for bringing this up-- I absolutely was loving the whole narrative/storytelling throughout the book, and then there was **this**. And I'm still shocked how not that many people are talking about it, especially given it was a GR choice winner. Yucky 🤢 1y
DavidDiamond @erank58 I feel like there is something wrong with me that I didn't catch all of that! I mean, yes **that moment** gave me pause, but I didn't pick up on the rest until it was pointed out. And I'm a gay, liberal atheist! Oh the shame! 1y
Addison_Reads Wow..how did I not put that together. Thank you for sharing this and the YouTube video. 1y
JamieArc I recently watched the review. I haven‘t read the book but wonder what I would have thought. Reading through Litsy reviews, it has some good reviews by people who I assume lean left, aren‘t anti-trans, etc. I‘m guessing with a book like this, we get caught up in the entertainment value and put our critical thinking skills away. At least, I‘m assuming that‘s what I would do. 1y
DavidDiamond @JamieArc That‘s EXACTLY what I did. Got caught up in the entertainment aspect of the story and didn‘t look beneath the surface. 1y
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Ghost 19 | Simone St. James
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Set in 1959, a stage actress, after suffering a mental breakdown, escapes to a small town in New York where she rents a house in a suburban neighborhood.
This 80 page novella is basically "Rear Window" with a supernatural twist.
Fun and creepy.

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