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Giveaway dates: Aug 19 - Sep 08, 2019
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This book started out strong to trick you to read on, but the ending was catastrophically terrible. The first 25% is basically what the synopsis describes, and then ...more
update - may 10th, 2019:
I... holy hell, y'all. It's HAPPENING!
Thank you so much to the publisher for providing me with this ARC in exchange for an honest review!
This book.... THIS BOOK. I never read Perks of Being a Wallflower but what I do know is that this author went to a completely different genre with this young adult horror fiction read. Is it worth every 700+ page? You bet your ass it is.
To begin with, the main character's name is Christopher Reese - this made it somewhat sentimental to me because my family became very close with the Reese family when we lived in Italy. Their youngest was thei ...more
Imaginary Friend was THE most highly anticipated novel of 2019 for me . I have waited t w e n t y years for a new novel from Stephen Chbosky! His debut novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower is my favorite book of all time so of course I've been looking forward to what he would write next. I was thrilled to learn last year that Chbosky had penned an epic 700 page horror story.
I finished Imaginary Friend yesterday a ...more
Now, to Imaginary Friend.
I love an epic story. You know, a door stopper of a read. And at 720 pages, this counts. But, oh, it takes a long time to get through those pages. In comparison, I just read a book that topped out at 775 pages. I read it in two days. Imaginary Friend took weeks.
Chbosky builds the story at a rather glacial pace. It will take a dedicated ...more
I know things is not going to be anything like PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER but y'all I am still fucking excited because it's been 20 years since perks. 20!!
Chbosky takes the well-worn coming-of-age tale and injects it with some seriously dark proceedings and epic action whose pacing occasionally wears out its welcome due to the length and repetitive nature of what happens.
That said... anyone looking for a lengthy dive into some prime evil doings this Fall ...more
That world is really what ...more
A teaser that spells out in words large and bold. READ ME.
I am not a great fan of dipping into a book; I gain an impression of novel, its author and subject matter and usually plunge straight in. A small section to gauge your appreciation can be like the slow torture of slowly wading out to sea before immersing yourself. It has little relationship to swimming or fun in the waves.
Well this advance ...more
He is the recipient of the Abraham Polonsky Screenwriting Award for his screenplay ...more