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TheNeverendingTBR

TheNeverendingTBR

Joined July 2018

Reader of Horror and Science Fiction. ARC Reviewer for BookSirens & NetGalley. @lostinspace 🖤
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Fairy Tale by Stephen King
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Great book. Full of humour. Reads like a transcription of an extended interview but that's not a bad thing as you can hear Lemmy's voice in your head as you read.

All in all I enjoyed it. RIP Lemmy! 🖤

A must read for Motörhead fans! ♤

IamIamIam I'm not sure if my husband has this yet but I'm always looking for gift ideas!! 😁🤘 1w
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Untilted | Autechre
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Excellent dystopian novel that I was lucky enough to ARC read, it's not on the Litsy database yet.

Highly recommend to anyone who enjoyed 1984 & Brave New World.

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Trap | David Icke
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We get a short autobiography at the start of this one, with some interesting tales from David Icke's childhood.

Then he starts to get into it, we learn about 'The Trap', which is an illusory reality which the human race is imprisoned and Icke tells us how it's possible to break free.

It's a mesmerising read that's filled with well-researched information and might be the best personal growth book I've ever read.

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This one starts off letting the reader know exactly what damage EMP attacks can cause. Then it goes on explain what you need to do to prepare for such an event.

Part Two of the book goes into detail with food supplies, survival recipes, edible plant identification, water, communications, security, medicine, first-aid and many other topics.

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This was a bit tricky to follow at times, it's all over the place.

The author does highlight the most important aspects of raising your vibration though and it was an interesting read.

I just wish it was better written though, more in depth and maybe with practical lessons.

It's sparked an interest in me and I'm definitely going to read more books like this.

I recommend to anyone wanting to enhance their spiritual connection.

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Very well researched with references so that you can check for yourself if he's made it all up or not.

The book reads as two halves, first, why 9/11 did not happen as per the official narrative and secondly, who may have engineered and gained from another version of events.

There's more to it than 9/11, of which Icke demolishes the official stories of.

He goes into detail of who's actually running the world and their plan for the population.

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This was surprisingly well written and easy to follow.

There's a bit of everything thrown in here too, it was just a fun read.

RJ, the main character is likable. There's a few very dislikeable characters but they get their comeuppance and it's delightful.

I'll be on the lookout for more from this author.

Twainy I suddenly feel better having to admit that I got an ARC of the second book in the Pale Court duology 😁😉 just a little better. I should go review it ….. 3w
CharismaRaven13 I have this book! Can‘t wait to read it! 2w
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The October Country | Ray Bradbury
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Mehso-so

There's a good mix of stories in this collection involving circus freaks, vampires, ghosts & innocence.

Like most short story collections though, there's hits and misses.

My favourite from this collection was The Dwarf.

I wish the endings were better in these stories though because they end abruptly and will leave you think "That's it??"

CinderJo I just tried to read Something Wicked This Way Comes but couldn‘t get through the first 3 chapters. I really enjoyed the movie years ago but not so much his style of writing ☹️ 2w
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On the Road | Jack Kerouac

Need to update the books I've finished.

Been slow going though, life is busy.

Got lots of responsibilities at work and trying to stay on top of things.

S'all good though.

How is everyone?
Came across any decent books lately?

intothehallofbooks I recently finished I Am Legend and loved it, especially the ending. I can‘t believe I waited so long to read it. I also finished NOS4A2 a couple of days ago and thought it was a ton of fun. 4w
TheNeverendingTBR I Am Legend was so good, especially the ending as you said. I feel like a lot of those old dystopian/post apocalyptic novels always had an ending that made you 😮 or 🤯 4w
TheNeverendingTBR @intothehallofbooks NOS4A2 was amazing, definitely Joe Hills best book. I'm looking forward to reading it again. 😀 4w
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Ghosts of East Baltimore | David Simmons
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I was surprised at how good this one was, I really like this authors writing style; it just flows so easily and it made for a very enjoyable read.

Starts off with the essence of a crime novel, but it quickly turns into more of a horror novel; I also got some Lovecraftian vibes.

A phenomenal debut and I'll definitely be on the lookout for this author's next book.

Thanks for the ARC, I had fun!

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God's Leftovers | Grant Wamack
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This is a really brutal, dark horror story.

It's written so damn well, i couldn't put it down; it has excellent characters too which is a huge plus.

There's a few layers to the story but basically it's about cannibals that live out in the eerie and empty Nevada desert who hunt anyone who comes close to their camp.

Definitely reminded me of The Hills Have Eyes, it's obvious the author was inspired.

Horror fans are going to love this!

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This book is a great practical guide. It is easy to read and understand and the photography is excellent. It shows everything in great detail.

It's easily accessible and has a comprehensive account of real survival situations.

I highly recommend this one for beginners, there's also great technical knowledge that will keep the more advanced happy.

quirkyreader This one should be shelved with the Foxfire books. 1mo
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This was not what I was hoping for at all. A lot of the information in this book is common sense stuff that anyone in a rural area learns at an early age.

I would like more pictures, diagrams, and data.

A quick and easy read.

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Panpan

This is a small book, like 80 pages.

It's basic information on the 7 chakras.

Not a single exercise.

A bit disappointing.

If you're looking for a book on the third eye/the pineal glad, look elsewhere.

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Can't exactly rate scripture.

The_Book_Ninja Jean Astruc is turning in his grave at that statement 😂 1mo
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Basic Stick Fighting for Combat | Michael D. Echanis
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This is a book of techniques.

It only has like 29 pages of text which focuses on history of martial arts, breathing techniques and critical point of the human anatomy to bring your assailant down.

It‘s very heavy on illustrations of techniques. Originally designed as a military book it actually transcends to anyone interested in self defence and weapons training.

⭐️⭐️⭐️☆☆

Twainy Have you tried anything addressed in the book? 2mo
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Clown in a Cornfield | Adam Cesare
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This was very well written and kept a good pace, right up to the bloody and brutal climax.

I loved the heroine and the characters were interesting in general.

I got major Scream vibes. 🔪

This is the first book I‘ve read by this author, I'll be looking into getting more.

I recommend to Slasher fans! 🤡

candc320 I loved this one! The sequel comes out later this month too! 2mo
Gissy I will like to read the sequel. Love the cover🤡 2mo
LibrarianRyan book 2 is almost here. I can not wait for my preorder to get here. It has been 8 months!! 2mo
Twainy I liked this book. 2mo
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Asylum Daughter | Natasha Sinclair
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Thanks to Natasha Sinclair who gave me this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Like mostly all short story collections, there's hits and misses for me.

If you're into dark, horror stories filled with sordid sex and soaked with gore then you're going to want to read this collection of stories.

[Not up on the Litsy catalogue yet.]

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Dawn of the Dead | George A. Romero
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"???? ?????'? ?? ???? ???? ?? ????, ??? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?????." ?‍♂️

A fast-paced novelisation of the movie, which delves in deeper with the characters and is more descriptive.

It captures the spirit of the movie and its four main characters really well, while also adding the sort of insight into characters' thoughts and past that are only alluded to or hinted at in the movie.

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I, Robot | Isaac Asimov
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This one is made up of short stories featuring the same characters over a period of time, each story introduces a theme and explores it.

The stories are thought-provoking and interesting but they're also quite repetitive.

Having said that I still liked this book, it's very engaging and humorous at times.

I recommended, if you like Sci-Fi, this is essential reading! 🤖

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Alas, Babylon | Pat Frank
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A book you'd recommend whose title starts with the featured letter.

I've went with Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank. This one was slightly dated but it was still an engrossing, thought-provoking and entertaining read.

Thanks for the tag @JessClark78

I tag @TheRiehlDeal @AbstractMonica @sprainedbrain

#AlphabetGame

Amiable Oh, this book is SO good. My son had to read it in high school and he passed it to me. I still think about it 10 years later. 2mo
GinaKButler I grew up in Florida and this was required reading. My dad worked on one of the Navy bases in Jacksonville and I remember how terrifying it was to discuss this book in class. Excellent rec! 2mo
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Plastic Monsters | Daniel J Volpe
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The start of this book reminded me of Carrie, the whole pathetic girl being bullied by beautiful cheerleader types. But then it takes a different turn and goes full Volpe, brutal and unsettling.

Basically the main character, years later starts getting pretty f*cking violent and gruesome things happen; she'll do anything to be beautiful! 🔪

It's a straightforward story, could have used better editing but I still enjoyed it for a one time read.

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This is full of well researched information.

It's an insight into how the world is spiralling into the hands of people who want to dominate and control every aspect of our very being.

It was written in 2013, so a lot of has already played out, such as forced medical procedures and the World Economic Forum and WHO basically driving society into totalitarianism.

I recommend to anyone wanting to be informed about such things.

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Cannibal Creator | Chad Lutzke
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This seemed rushed, it should have written with a slower pace; in order to develop the characters.

Reminded me of Cannibal Holocaust, which I was never into - just too disturbing for me.

It was the cover that drew me in, I never enjoyed it as much as I thought I would have.

I'd recommend to anyone who's a fan of the Video Nasties of the 70's.

The author fulfills all criteria he sets out to do here, but it's not really my jam unfortunately.

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My Heart Is a Chainsaw | Stephen Graham Jones
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I had high hopes for this, due to all the postive reviews I've seen but this is up there with the most boring books I've ever read.

It was so slow, the dialogue terrible - the writing is all over the place. Awful.

AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH I DNF'd this one...I think I quit before I even got to 10%. 2mo
BC_Dittemore I enjoyed this all the way up until the end; it just didn‘t seem to fit with the rest of the book, nor the overall slasher theme 2mo
SamAnne I liked it but yes it was a bit uneven. I loved the themes of rural gentrification and the main character. It didn‘t flood me like The On,y Good Indian did. LOL, my Goodreads review of this one is the first time an author has “liked” my review! (edited) 2mo
Twainy LOL this is the only one by him that I‘ve liked. I‘m about to listen to The Babysitter Lives. Wish me luck. 2mo
bthegood This got a so-so from me - just disjointed in places, and could have been sooo much better - 2mo
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This is a really well-written and fascinating behind-the-scenes book. Not superficial at all, but a very well-researched and in-depth look at the show, its production, the cast and it's cultural impact from then till now.

I've seen each episode like 50+ times, so this was refreshing for me to read into more details and it really interested me.

I really enjoyed it and I recommend to all Friends fans!

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I've been a fan of his movies as far back as I can remember, so it was great to find out some more details about the movies I've seen countless times; it also gives a better understanding of the man himself and what makes him such a successful filmmaker.

I'd like an updated version because this only covers up until Pulp Fiction.

Still, a must read for fans of QT.

Twainy I saw a big beautiful hardcover about his movies once … stunning! 2mo
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Composting with Worms | George Pilkington
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I used to compost back in 2005 with an old job, using wood chippers and massive quantities of food, cardboard and garden waste etc.

I'm now doing it in the garden in a smaller scale and using the worm castings or 'Black gold' to grow fruit and vegetables, which have been coming on great.

This book has been great for expanding my knowledge and if anyone is interested in such things, this is a valuable book to read beforehand.

charl08 I'll have a look for this. I've been thinking about a wormery. 2mo
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4 years, damn! 😃

Some of the first followers are still active on a daily basis, such as @LeahBergen @youneverarrived @swynn @Gissy @Reggie @batsy @Librarybelle @AbigailJaneBlog @julesG @Twainy @Cathythoughts @IuliaC you guys are the best! 🙋‍♂️

Thanks for all the years of interactions and recommendations to all of you.

Here's to another 4 years! 🖤

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This small volume collects the most important and lesser-known woodcuts of the ukiyo-e style.

Many myths are told including really creepy stories, which are written in Japanese and translated to English.

The art is amazing and overall it's a delight little read. I read it in 20 minutes, so bear this in mind if you plan to purchase.

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Black Mouth | Ronald Malfi
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A book by a very talented author at the top of his game, this is a masterpiece.

It grabs your attention from the start and keeps you enthralled until the end, I just love his writing style - it reminds me of early Stephen King.

'Black Mouth' is a very atmospheric read that I enjoyed every step of the way.

The characters were well-developed and likeable.

A must-read for horror fans!

ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Addison_Reads Loved this one too. Great review. 3mo
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Influencer Island | Kyle Rutkin
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I appreciate the originality of this book, it's very clever.

It takes a while to get used to the format though, which is unconventional.

The characters were flat and I'd have liked the author to have spent more time developing them.

The story was very fast-paced, dark and gripping.

If you're into psychological thrillers, you definitely need to give this one a try.

Thanks to NetGalley for providing me with this for an honest review.

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There are many things in ancient history that can't be properly explained by mainstream archaeology, and the book shines light on a few.

This interesting concept of aliens on earth is very thought provoking.

I've read so many similar books so there wasn't much in here that I've not read about before.

If you watch Ancient Aliens a lot of the information comes from this book.

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Woman, Eating | Claire Kohda
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I really really loved this book! 🖤

It's so beautifully written and I just loved the characters, I'm going to be always thinking about Lydia.

It's a different view on vampirism, which I can appreciate. I like different.

It's hard to put down once you start.

What a stunning debut.

squirrelbrain Ooh, just got this from the library…. Great review! 3mo
Augustdana Yes!! Loved this different take on vampires!! 3mo
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The Unidentified | Rae Mariz
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This is a beautifully written underwater fantasy novella which is coming in August 2022.

I had the pleasure of reading the ARC, thanks to the author and BookSirens.

Great characters and spectacular world building.

(Not in the catalogue yet.)

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If you're into gardening, growing fruit and vegetables like me - I highly recommend this book.

It's packed with useful reference and techniques that I never knew about, I'm looking forward to trying out these tips ASAP.

I recently started using red wriggler worms to create my own compost/worm cast and there was a whole section on that too, which made me happy.

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This is a well written, easy to follow, informative book.

It‘s well written, has clear instructions and advice.

It simplifies gardening and gives you the foundation of knowledge you need to get started in growing your own fruit and vegetables.

I'm totally into it and I'm gaining knowledge every day about it.

It's knowledge worth knowing.

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Paused | Stephanie Ellis
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Thanks to Netgalley and Stephanie Ellis for providing me with this novella for an honest review.

The plot was a unique idea and I can appreciate that.

It's very fast-paced and I couldn't put it down, due to the fact I was wanting to know what was going to happen next.

It's written well with great characters.

Nice, short, fun read.

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Stranger in a Strange Land | Robert A. Heinlein
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This book started really well with a compelling story and whimsical characters but the narrative slows and we endure long critiques of philosophy and religion.

I don't think it's aged well either, it's pretty sexist - which I suppose is typical of the time period.

I just felt like it went from a exciting and mysterious read to just plain dull.

It's also WAY to long, which made it tedious to get through and I was reading the uncut version.

The_Book_Ninja Brave to take this on. Boring is an understatement 3mo
vlwelser Lol. There's an unabridged version. Def don't try reading that. 3mo
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Crash: A Novel | J. G. Ballard
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Right, I appreciate this guys talent.

He's an incredible writer and I also appreciate the fact that he's written something unique here.

But..

This is repetitive.

It's basically about guys blowing their loads in car crashes and having a fetishism in such things such as attending crash sites etc.

Like I said, this guy is a great writer but he gets repetitive here.

One thing I found cool though is that it's set where I now live in England.

Addison_Reads There's a movie based on this with James Spader in it I think. I vaguely remember watching it in college. 3mo
AshleyHoss820 This was my exact issue with it. If I read the phrase “stylized penis” one more time, I was going to lose it. It was a fascinating read, and I enjoyed his style, this just got redundant. (edited) 3mo
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The Insane God | Jay Hartlove
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The plot sounded really out there, it's different to anything I've read before and I don't know what genre this one would go in; someone suggested Science-Fantasy. I guess I'll settle with that too.

I liked the characters in this one, even though they weren't as developed; due to it being a fast paced and relatively short read.

There's many layers to this unique story and I'd probably re-read it again at some point.

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A Man in Winter | Katie Marie
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I like this authors writing style, it's straight to the point, smooth and without filler.

This story is told from the perspective of a man with dementia after he loses his wife to a brutal murder, so I was unsure what real and what was not but that made it such page-turner as I was wanting to know the conclusion.

This isn't one of those blood and gore horror novels, this is more psychological.

If you're into that, you'll dig it.

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I received an advance readers copy of this in exchange for an honest review.

It's so well written and the characters were well developed.

It's in the same vein as the old dystopian novels 'Brave New World' & '1984' but made a bit more modern for a new-millenium crowd.

If you enjoy those sort of books, like I do. Then you'll love 'Black Friday 2050'

I highly recommend this ace book! 👌

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The Sirens of Titan | Kurt Vonnegut
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"A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved." ♡

Another masterpiece from an author that always blows me away with his great ideas.

It is disturbing in parts and amusing in others. I really enjoyed it!

wisherwishinguponastar That is such a lovely weird book. The older mass market paperbacks have such great art! 3mo
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Ugly Faces | Brian Lupo
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I was given this advanced readers copy for an honest review.

A big thanks to BookSirens for that, I appreciate it.

This is a short horror novel which is really well written and the characters were likeable.

There were twists and turns at the end which left me thinking about it for ages after I finished.

The plot was very simple yet it was enjoyable and atmospheric, it makes for a perfect bedtime read; especially on a rainy night.

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Possibly the best herbal book out there.

It's filled with coloured photographs for identification.

There's references to over 550 healing plants and herbs.

I would recommend this book to anyone looking to know more about herbs and essential oils, what properties they have and how to use them.

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The Tommyknockers | Stephen King
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Been in such a slump because of this book.

I just couldn't get into it. I never connected with any of the characters, which is a first for a King novel I've read.

I think it's good going though because this is my 61st King book and I've only disliked this and Revival.

Two stars might seem harsh but compared to King's other works, I think The Tommyknockers is well below par.

Even Stephen King himself agrees that this book is trash so...

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This book breaks things down for the average person that's curious about prepping or just wants to be clued up on what to do in emergencies.

It's not alarmist, just practical.

It‘s extremely helpful and easy to understand without being overwhelming, given the amount of information the book contains.

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The Metamorphosis | Franz Kafka
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Well, this sure was a weird and thought-provoking book.

It is about a man who wakes up to find himself an insect and it follows the effect this has on his family and how he comes to terms with the change and adapts to it.

I am assuming it is about feelings of alienation and being 'different'.

A short yet profound story.

Dcueto I taught this to my students this year. It will forever be remembered as “The Roach BookL 4mo
Twainy I enjoyed this book. It stuck with me. 4mo
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There are a few great stories in this, but there are a few that aren't worth bothering with.

It goes without saying that even someone as skilled as Lovecraft will still have a few misses, it's just a shame that the editors didn't have the discernment to leave out the poorer stories in this collection.

It still scores a 4/5 rating because there were more hits than misses.