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message 1: by James (new)

James Thane Another one that's waiting on the shelf...


message 2: by Kemper (new)

Kemper James wrote: "Another one that's waiting on the shelf..."

Be sure you've got something cheerful to read afterwards.


message 3: by Amanda (new)

Amanda poor Ma is stuck rereading a few paperbacks like Twilight and The DaVinci Code over and over.

I would open a vein with a rusty nail.


message 4: by Kemper (new)

Kemper Amanda wrote: " I would open a vein with a rusty nail."

Or run head first into a wall over and over again.


Stephanie *Extremely Stable Genius* Amanda wrote: " poor Ma is stuck rereading a few paperbacks like Twilight and The DaVinci Code over and over.

I would open a vein with a rusty nail."


Would rip up the pages and make a lovely collage out of it. Less violent.


message 6: by Jessica (new)

Jessica McReaderpants Ahh Twilight-the death of a thousand paper cuts.


message 7: by Cecily (new)

Cecily I was right with you until you said "The writing here is exceptional": I think that weak and inconsistent writing was what let a potentially good book slip into a poor one. Oh well, each to their own.


message 8: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey I haven't read this book yet but am considering reading it in a book club. I love your synopsis of this book, especially your last comment about reading Twilight and The DaVinci Code being a fate worse than death. So true!


message 9: by Mandy (new)

Mandy hahahahs true wtf were the neighbours thinking? I was expecting the kid to run out and nothing much in sight, but they were in a populated neighborhood??!!


message 10: by Mila (new)

Mila I actually liked the film more than I liked the book, which is a rarity for me. I've watched it twice and read the book once. It was a surprise since I've been consistently disappointed in film these days.


message 11: by Ajinkya (new)

Ajinkya Joshi Don't mean to cross you, Kemper but at the end of the book it is mentioned that there are tall, like several-feet-tall hedges around Old Nick's backyard which would have stopped the neighbours from peeking in, and he had the door and AC unit well hidden - Door was against the wall and the AC was hidden by a bush.
But again, this was a point I had been wondering about when I started on the book :)


message 12: by Kemper (new)

Kemper Ajinkya wrote: "Don't mean to cross you, Kemper but at the end of the book it is mentioned that there are tall, like several-feet-tall hedges around Old Nick's backyard which would have stopped the neighbours from..."

I'm not nitpicking the book. It's a joke based on how often bizarre crimes happen in ordinary neighborhoods and no one notices. Like this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ariel_C...


message 13: by Basia (new)

Basia Oh my goodness! A fate worse than death, INDEED!


message 14: by Kassity (new)

Kassity Taylor i think this is the best review i have read about this book. i was trying to find a good one to comment back to for my grade 11 English class. I saw the little talking part at the start and i was instantly hooked. i thought it was a really good little start to a really well written review. i thought the start was so good because it would honestly be something that really would happen in a situation like this. No one looks at the person living next door to them as a kidnapper, you would see them make small talk and maybe invite them over for a drink. then one day the cops are next door asking what they were like? if you noticed anything different about them? it would be so weird to think that you've been living next to someone so awful doing something so cruel. i would question if thee was anything i could have done or little things that i thought were weird but just let slip under the rug. its so weird to think that someone who would treat a human so awful can just blend into society so well.


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