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message 1: by Blight (last edited Jan 15, 2016 11:43PM) (new) - rated it 1 star

Blight (wolfcreed) Book: No one gets out Alive, by Adam Nevill.
Rules: 1 chapter a day.
Editions: Kindle or hardcopy is fine!

Start Date: 1st January.
Readers:
Cathie
Holly
Marc-Antoine
Wolfrott

1st - One / Chapter 1.
...
15th - Chapter 15.
16th - Chapter 16.

17th - Chapter 17.
18th - Chapter 18.
19th - Chapter 19.
20th - Chapter 20.
21st - Chapter 21.
22nd - Chapter 22.
23rd - Chapter 23.
24th - Chapter 24.
25th - Chapter 25.
26th - Chapter 26.
27th - Chapter 27.

And so on.


Latasha (latasha513) | 10828 comments Mod
I might join y'all on this if you don't mind. let me see what is the December group reads & how much the book cost.


Blight (wolfcreed) Okay! Looking forward to you joining :D


Marc-Antoine | 2888 comments I'm in!


Blight (wolfcreed) Added! Welcome!


Holly (goldikova) I'm going to order my book tomorrow and hope it ships fast.


Holly (goldikova) Got it, ready when you are.


Cathie (cathiebp2) | 220 comments I hadn't realized there was a buddy read! I have the book from loan - will try to do this buddy read, but having a bit of trouble getting into it. Could it be just the dialogue?

The 1 chapter a day sounds like a good idea, so I believe i can commit!


Blight (wolfcreed) So what date do you all agree on we begin?


Holly (goldikova) Wolfrott wrote: "So what date do you all agree on we begin?"

I'm flexible; whatever works for everyone else is fine with me.


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Bill (llibrro) | 1113 comments Is this about Jim Morrison?


Blight (wolfcreed) Er, no, Llibrro.

How about the 20th?


Latasha (latasha513) | 10828 comments Mod
llibrro wrote: "Is this about Jim Morrison?"

haha, your awesome!! I love the doors.


Latasha (latasha513) | 10828 comments Mod
I really would like to join in but that e-book is just too much and I can't find it in any libraries near me.


Cathie (cathiebp2) | 220 comments Wolfrott wrote: "Er, no, Llibrro.

How about the 20th?"


Okay by me...will check this post for updates...


message 16: by Blight (last edited Dec 20, 2015 08:44PM) (new) - rated it 1 star

Blight (wolfcreed) I've changed the date :)


Cathie (cathiebp2) | 220 comments Thanks for the update! :)


Holly (goldikova) Thanks, I put a reminder on my book!


Blight (wolfcreed) You're welcome!


Blight (wolfcreed) It begins tomorrow on the 1st! This week has been busy so I moved the date from the 29th to the 1st.

I update my first post with our progress every day so keep yourself updated please, and remember one chapter a day :)


Cathie (cathiebp2) | 220 comments Hi, I'll be on vacation overseas beginning the 2nd. May not post until I return the week after.


message 22: by Blight (last edited Jan 03, 2016 12:48AM) (new) - rated it 1 star

Blight (wolfcreed) Poor Stephanie :( Not a good start to her life.

Knacker seems so sleazy. Seems like a red herring though.

Anybody read Nevill's other books? I've now noticed a pattern in which he favors downontheirluck runaway heroines.


Marc-Antoine | 2888 comments Only read The Ritual as well, but I get what you are saying. I'm really enjoying the beginning of this novel, the set up is very creepy...


Holly (goldikova) I do see a similarity between Stephanie and the main chairacters in Apartment 16 and House of Small Shadows.


Blight (wolfcreed) How come Stephanie doesn't rent a B&B, if they're cheap enough for her salary? :( Silly girl.


Marc-Antoine | 2888 comments I keep wondering why she just doesn't get the hell out of there?!?


Holly (goldikova) Knacker is obviously a scary guy. Does everyone know what a knacker is?

Back in the old days the "knacker" man would drive around and pick up dead or dying livestock for making glue, leather, etc. The current term is "rendering company" which is still around in rural areas with farm animals.

Where are the other tenants in the house? Stephanie has yet to meet one.


Latasha (latasha513) | 10828 comments Mod
this is sounding so interesting! maybe I can borrow one of your all's book once some one is done?


message 29: by Blight (last edited Jan 05, 2016 07:42PM) (new) - rated it 1 star

Blight (wolfcreed) Holly wrote: "Knacker is obviously a scary guy. Does everyone know what a knacker is?

Back in the old days the "knacker" man would drive around and pick up dead or dying livestock for making glue, leather, etc...."


Yeah, I know what a knacker is :D

I dunno, sounds a bit on the nose for me. I think he's a red herring baddie.

Maybe the tenants are at work? I can't remember, does Stephanie always leave the house at the same time?


Marc-Antoine | 2888 comments Thanks Holly, I wasn't familiar with the term.

Sorry Latasha, I'm listening to this one on audible....


Holly (goldikova) Yeah, I worked at a racetrack for many years, and one year we had a groom in our barn who used to threaten the horses by saying, "The knacker man is going to come for you if you don't win." It is amazing he never ended up in the hospital with massive pitchfork wounds; I was really tempted.


Blight (wolfcreed) Holly wrote: "Yeah, I worked at a racetrack for many years, and one year we had a groom in our barn who used to threaten the horses by saying, "The knacker man is going to come for you if you don't win." It is a..."

Good one! Horses don't want to go to the glue factory.


Blight (wolfcreed) At £40, Stephanie can easily afford a cheap B&E! Some go for £15. Incredibly silly girl.

Knacker sounds justified. He did show her the estate, didn't actually lie or sugarcoat his lodgings, so she has no excuse to play the victim.


Blight (wolfcreed) Nothing happened in this last chapter; I hope it picks up again!

I also hope the twist isn't just ghosts trapped in the house, unable to leave.


Marc-Antoine | 2888 comments Wolfrott, I'm enjoying this one, although I want to scream at her for not just getting the hell out of there. I think I'm a little further along and yes it picks up.


Blight (wolfcreed) Marc-Antoine wrote: "Wolfrott, I'm enjoying this one, although I want to scream at her for not just getting the hell out of there. I think I'm a little further along and yes it picks up."

What are you up to? We're meant to be on chapter 10.


Marc-Antoine | 2888 comments I've got his on audio book, trying to keep pace, but think I'm just a tad further ahead.


Blight (wolfcreed) Marc-Antoine wrote: "I've got his on audio book, trying to keep pace, but think I'm just a tad further ahead."

How is the audiobook? :)


Marc-Antoine | 2888 comments It's very good, I'm enjoying it so much that I went out and bought a physical copy of the book, I plan on reading later on.


Holly (goldikova) It is difficult to see Stephanie struggle in this situation. Knacker needs a good ass kicking by a strong matriarchal figure.....


Blight (wolfcreed) I hope Stephanie grows a pair soon and does something about her situation. Not looking forward to her spending the rest of her boarding, moaning about it. Knacker gave her permission to leave, and she has her ex =/


message 42: by Holly (last edited Jan 12, 2016 05:10AM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Holly (goldikova) Wolfrott wrote: "I hope Stephanie grows a pair soon and does something about her situation. Not looking forward to her spending the rest of her boarding, moaning about it. Knacker gave her permission to leave, and ..."

I hope so too, but I'm afraid that Stephanie is a classic prototypical victim; she certainly seems to be letting herself sink deeper into a situation that another girl would be highly suspicious of and sensibly leave.

Knacker is way very transparently untrustworthy and full of bad intentions. Why she has not gone to some authority yet (police, housing/zoning, etc.) is beyond me. If I were dealing with a landlord like him I would be on the phone to Code Enforcement so fast his head would spin.


Blight (wolfcreed) I have to drop out, due to chronic migraines and flareups.

Enjoy your buddy read.


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