Secret service agent Ethan Burke arrives in Wayward Pines, Idaho, with a clear mission: locate and recover two federal agents who went missing in the bucolic town one month earlier. But within minutes of his arrival, Ethan is involved in a violent accident. He comes to in a hospital, with no ID, no cell ph ...more
And the base emotion underlying it all that was getting harder and harder to ignore.
The strengthening sense that something was very, very wrong.
As with The Magicians, I have to confess I like the TV series Wayward Pines far better than the book.
Yes, I know the "reveal" has been spoiled, but that really wasn't my problem with it. Pines is built on a fantastic idea - no, really, a truly epic idea - and that strength just about manages to carry the book despite some poor writing, an assho ...more
Ethan Burke was sent to Wayward Pines, Idaho, to find two missing secret service agents. One of them was his old partner and for a brief time his lover. Going aft ...more
“Something isn’t right,” she said.
“No shit,” he said.
WEEEEEEEEEE! WEEE WEEE WEEE WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
WARNING: IF YOU ARE A GIF HATER, RUN LIKE HELL AWAY FROM THIS REVIEW
Welcome to Wayward Pines, an idyllic town in Idaho filled with neighbors who greet newcomers with open arms . . .
and where there are plenty of adorable children ready to make new friends . . .
The only catch? Once you get here you can never leave . . .
Even y ...more
You know when you find a new TV series and you just want to binge watch it? This is how I feel about his books.
I read Dark Matter last year and loved it so I was excited to read more of his work. This time was no different. Another thriller sci-fi that keeps you on adrenaline and that you can't put down.
Trust me you want to go into this knowing nothing. Just read it.
This didn't end up being what I expected but I really liked it and would recommend it!
Secret service officer Ethan Burke is sent to Wayward Pines to find two missing agents. Once he gets into town he realizes that he is having moments of memory loss and this town is a tad bit on the odd side.
He can not get calls to go out to get in touch with either his office or his wife and son. The sheriff in the town is a different sort of all his own. Everywhere Ethan turns is something that seems off in this small ...more
Μια καταπληκτική προσπάθεια του συγγραφέα που στέφεται με μεγάλη επιτυχία να μας εξάψει τη φαντασία και να αυξήσει τον καρδιακό μας παλμό γράφοντας τόσο παραστατικά που αγγίζει τα όρια της έντονης ψυχολογικής έντασης.
Μετά το πρώτο βιβλίο και έχοντας ξεκινήσει το δεύτερο μπορώ να πω με κάθε ειλικρίνεια πως εκτίμησα περισσότερο τη απλή καθημερινή μ ...more
At least 75% of the novel is an exercise in describing physical activity - running, climbing, fighting, hiding, and then m ...more
This is a damn good book.
Unfortunately, I cannot tell you anything about it, because spoilers will damage the charm of this story.
Author Blake Crouch has done an excellent job of putting together a suspenseful thriller that is at its finest when, in Sixth Sense fashion, the reader can experience his presentation untethered with pre-knowledge. I don’t watch TV, so I haven’t seen anything about the television series and had only read a few of my GR friends reviews and the theme of all of them ...more
At the risk of alienating all of my most excellent friends who've loved this book, I'm going to be honest and say that while there were things that I liked about it... I didn't love it. I had quite a lot of issues with this book, so you know... let's get this ranting party started! :D
Secret Service agent Ethan Burke wakes up next to a river with no idea who he is or where he is or why he is wherever he is. Thus begins his quest to figure out what h ...more
I got this from Netgalley.
I've been curious about this for quite a while. Since it showed up on Netgalley last week, complete with promises of being a television show soon, I jumped on it.
Blake Crouch is great at drumming up suspense and his writing, once again, incited that frantic need-to-know race in this reader. While that’s exciting and all, I wanted a little more ch ...more
I have a lot on my mind about this book and I'm not going to rehash the plot - the blurb tells you everything you need to know. I'm just going to say:
Agent Ethan Burke wakes up in Wayward Pines after an accident, and nothing is as it seems.
He just wants to leave...but he can't.
Most authors can't tell you where they get their ideas for a story, and even when they do, it doesn't seem to make sense most of the time. Whenever I read a book, it's a little game I play with myself ...more
I can't even go into the plot because that would be spoiling it. All you need to know is a guy named Ethan Burke wakes up in a town called Wayward Pines and that town is not what it seems. BOOM! Go read it. Now.
This book is amazing. It grabbed me in from the first page. I couldn't put it down. It had ...more
I hate, loathe, detest reviewing Kindle books. It's clunky. How should I know which bookmarked passage is mine? I have to look all over the damned place and usually end up annoyed so I can't quote the good bits.
That's why I've never reviewed my Goodreads friend Blake Crouch's eerie thriller Pines. It's set in Idaho, which is scary enough for me right there with all the right-wingers and Mormons (hi Pat, sending smooches, please don't shoot me), in an imaginary town called Way ...more
The writing style really got on my nerves. While it was kind of a page turner, the final reveal was really far-fetched and disappointing, which left me feeling ambivalent about the whole thing. I also felt the supporting characters needed to be fleshed out. Overall - meh.
This is only the second book by Blake Crouch that I've read, but he just hit my Favourite-Authors list.
Review written September 24, 2015.
I hate when this happens.
It's absolute hell when there's a book everyone loves and yet you end up hating it. I seriously hate it. Some might think "ooh, but it's fun being the black sheep!" but I tell you: It is not.
Disliking books is not a comfortable feel. It's as if there's a big party, everyone's invited and when you get there, you figure out no one wants you there. That's how I feel after reading this book. Because I wanted to be crazy about it. Because I ...more
YESTERDAY IS HISTORY.
TOMORROW IS A MYSTERY.
TODAY IS A GIFT.
THAT’S WHY IT’S CALLED THE PRESENT.
WORK HARD, BE HAPPY, AND ENJOY YOUR
LIFE IN WAYWARD PINES!
There is an absolute plethora of excellent reviews out there for this series so I really did not think I would write one. But how can I not? This story blew me away and that is quite a significant statement when you consider that I had already watched the TV series.
Secret Service Agent, Ethan Burke was sent to Wayward Pines, Idaho to locate a ...more
► Fast-paced, gripping, Pines let me begging for more - I am in awe. READ IT. READ IT. READ IT. This book is fabulous.
▩ The plot... fascinated and surprised me. The male lead (let's call him "he") wakes up in an unknown town, badly bruised, penniless, and without any memories of his life.
Now, this is a situation that would scare the shit out of anyone, don't you agree? From page one my brain was reeling, faced with so many unanswered questions that I couldn't help but strongly sympathize with h ...more
One road in
No road out...
I've just finished reading this crazy book - and I'm totally bewildered. The revelation at the end took me by surprise (massive understatement). I didn't see that coming. As with most books, at some point in the story I assume I know which direction it's taking; sometimes I'm right (lucky ...more
Where the sun don't ever shine
I would shiver the whole night through.
In case you're planning to read Pines for yourself: the less you know about this book, the better. Therefore I intend to keep this review spoiler free, but I can't guarantee that certain judgements I make won't foreshadow events in the book. It is entirely safe to proceed reading through this first paragraph in case you need your fix of my reviews, but there won't be much to see except fo ...more
Pain, confusion and terror fill the mind of Secret Service Agent Ethan Burke as he awakens battered and bruised down by the river finding life to be one freakish nightmare. Trying to make sense of his unorthodox predicament, Ethan literally runs from one horror to another.
WAYWARD PINES #1 is a fast-moving, action-packed suspenseful mystery-thriller that kept me guessing from beginning to end and left me anticipating what was coming next!
I liked the book, I liked it very much, but I feel that I had too high expectations and it didn't really live up to it. Perhaps it would have been better if I didn't have back in my head all the reviews I read about the book, of all the praise. In a way, it could never really live up to it since I did expect a true masterp ...more
This story is something I like to call 'How many times can you gasp loudly say WTF?! while reading a book?'
And the answer would be: many, many times.
I'm not going to say much, because I feel like this is one of those books that you should go into knowing as little as possible. I'm just gonna say that this whole book was just one huge mindfuck. Every single time I thought I knew something, I felt like ...more
Ok, wow! This book just blew me away. It kept me guessing all the way through to the end game! Until the next book that is :)
I felt like I was on a crazy train ride! This book is so awesome! It's creepy and could really happen some day, it could be happening now.
Imagine waking up all beat to crap, not knowing what happened to you or who you are! And if that's not weird enough, your in a town that is just flat out STRANGE. What is wrong with the people of Wayw ...more
"Where'd you live before Wayward Pines?"
"I've always lived here."
"You've never left this town?" Ethan asked.
"You can't leave," the boy said.
"You just can't."
"I don't accept that."
"That's why you're going to die."
Not too long ago, it feels like yesterday, really, I saw a television commercial for a show called Wayward Pines. It was utterly compelling and drew me in every time the commercial aired. I never got around to watching it, I never really catch TV shows unless they're re-runs o ...more
I’m sad to admit that I watch way too much TV. My addiction is so out of control that I even try to keep abreast of all the exciting new shows coming down the pike—pathetic, I know. Last year I saw an intriguing trailer for an upcoming show on Fox called Wayward Pines. After watching, I filed it away in the old steel trap, and didn’t think too much more about it. Then a few months ago reviews for a book called Pines started popping up all over my feed. The story seemed vaguely familiar some ...more
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