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Old 01-08-2019, 05:59 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I like the concept of this thread and look forward to reading. I love the Little after Libraries around me and enjoy donating to them and taking from them, I’ve gotten some great stuff.
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:51 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I have one of these down the street from my house. I love the idea so much. Great thread Mondo. That's not surprising tho.
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Old 01-09-2019, 11:58 AM   #23 (permalink)
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I have one hanging outside my house! (not my idea sadly, housemate put it there) People put lots of junk in there, but now and then a good book comes through
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Old 01-10-2019, 02:14 PM   #24 (permalink)
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The Story of Land and Sea by Katy Simpson Smith, 2014

Somewhat moving observation of heartbreak and suppressed hope in revolutionary wartime. It's not the most exciting book, but what it lacks in action or mind meltation it makes up for with an arresting and gorgeous prose.

Follows two generations of love, loss, and yearning, and deals with a lot of moral themes. Slavery, what freedom and acceptance really mean, and just general wholesome stuff.

Honestly it's kinda boring, not because it's not my go to style by any means (in fact another historical drama, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell, surprised me with how much I enjoyed it), it's just a drag. Extra points for its stunning composition and lush wordplay.

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Old 01-19-2019, 02:15 PM   #25 (permalink)
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The Gates of Evangeline by Hester Young, 2015

This was cool.

It's a swampy mystery situated on the bayou and centered around the freshly uprooted secrets and crimes of a prominent Louisiana family. A journalist is dispatched to their manor after the long since abandoned subject of a missing son is brought back to light.

Here and there it slips into slight chill territory but the magic lies within the meticulously woven dilemma at hand. Close to the end there's plot twists coming at you left and right and red herrings like a mother****er.

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Old 01-31-2019, 01:55 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Mutation by Robin Cook, 1997

I'd picked up three Robin Cook books from the LFL, as the description of "medical thriller" intrigued me and I figured you could almost equate it to "body horror".

The story's okay enough I suppose, about a father that genetically engineered a sort of super child that's running havoc. In my opinion, the novel is hindered by its prose. It's not super advanced or ambitious, except for the parts explaining medical and scientific this and that. It's more for casual readers I'd imagine.

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Old 01-31-2019, 01:59 PM   #27 (permalink)
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The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchet, 1985

The LFL had presented a much more choice trio of books the other day, this Pyramids, and Wyrd Sisters.

One of the most imaginative and fantastical books I've read. Kinda reminds me of Galactic Pot Healer in terms of sheer zany and outlandish whatsit. Unique and distinct prose and description that appeals to me on a fairly high level.

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Old 02-06-2019, 06:54 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Crash & Burn by Lisa Gardner, 2015

you know the title and cover scream "edgiest book in the supermarket" but it went pretty hard. In a casual way. Mystery and crime and thrills. I got two other books from the other since apparently the LFL is the place to go for trios. I've started another one which is already proving to be more on the horrific side with even some violence :0 but this one is fun and I got to a point where it was greatly compelling and had to finish the whole last like 150 pages cuz I was blazed af.

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Old 02-06-2019, 07:43 PM   #29 (permalink)
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"Edgiest book in the supermarket" is my aesthetic every single day
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Say Goodbye by Lisa Gardner, 2008

Considerably more violent than Crash and Burn but perhaps not as enthralling of a mystery. Thriller through and through. Spider fetish.

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