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buddy reads > Slowly We Rot - Bryan Smith - Starts March 5th!

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message 1: by Maxine Marsh (last edited Feb 26, 2016 04:19AM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Maxine Marsh | 703 comments Mod
Slowly We Rot narrowly missed winning the group read for March! Feel free to join us for this one, tentative start date is the first weekend of March.


 Eldritch Reading Reindeer Welcomes 2022! (readingreindeerproximacentauri) | 77 comments Oh, good! I want to join in on the one.


Kate | 1106 comments Mod
I'm in. :)


11811 (Eleven) (11811) | 267 comments I'm lurking.


Kimberly (kimberly_3238) | 600 comments Also lurking, as I read this one recently and would love to discuss! :)


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Justin (justineaton) | 3492 comments Mod
I'm in, and if anyone missed my other comment i can also lend a copy to someone. I will just keep my kindle disconnected from Internet until the busy read ends so it's not removed.


Maxine Marsh | 703 comments Mod
Hi Eleven!


11811 (Eleven) (11811) | 267 comments Hello! Wasn't sure if you could see me when I was lurking...


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Addy | 1944 comments I'll join too.


Kenneth McKinley | 34 comments I'm joining the band of lurkers here.


Vicki Willis I am going to join too!


message 12: by Tom (new) - rated it 3 stars

Tom | 28 comments Are you all doing this 'paced'? What is the plan? I have this and Bryan Smith cracks me up!


message 13: by Kate (new) - rated it 4 stars

Kate | 1106 comments Mod
I'm at 16% (chapter 10) and really enjoying it so far. (view spoiler)


Maxine Marsh | 703 comments Mod
I'll probably try to pace it out unless I can't put it down. Which happens often :)


11811 (Eleven) (11811) | 267 comments Maxine wrote: "I'll probably try to pace it out unless I can't put it down. Which happens often :)"

I couldn't put it down. It was so much more than just another zombie story. One of Smith's best.


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Justin (justineaton) | 3492 comments Mod
I have this loaded on my kindle ready to go, i don't read on weakends though so i will start tomorrow.


Kimberly (kimberly_3238) | 600 comments 11811 (Eleven) wrote: "Maxine wrote: "I'll probably try to pace it out unless I can't put it down. Which happens often :)"

I couldn't put it down. It was so much more than just another zombie story. One of Smith's best."


Neither could I--this one really moved fast, and I couldn't NOT know what was happening next. If I hadn't just read it, I would have voted for this one. :)


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Tom | 28 comments Ok so this is NOTHING like the other Smith books I've read. Good story so far. (Chapter 10)


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Addy | 1944 comments I'm on ch7 and enjoying this immensely! (view spoiler)


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Justin (justineaton) | 3492 comments Mod
Well, about 3 or 4chapters in and my kindle took a dump. I have been having problems with it.


Maxine Marsh | 703 comments Mod
Justin wrote: "Well, about 3 or 4chapters in and my kindle took a dump. I have been having problems with it."

Oh no!


message 22: by Justin (last edited Mar 08, 2016 03:03AM) (new) - added it

Justin (justineaton) | 3492 comments Mod
Debating getting a voyage but everything i read says is not worth the extra cost. I would have to buy another case also, i already have a paperwhite case.


11811 (Eleven) (11811) | 267 comments Justin wrote: "Debating getting a voyage but everything i read says is not worth the extra cost. I would have to buy another case also, i already have a paperwhite case."

I received the voyage as a gift and though I probably like it better, I don't think I would have splurged my own cash for it. I was happy with the paperwhite.


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Justin (justineaton) | 3492 comments Mod
That's what pretty much everyone has said. It would be nice to upgrade just because then it wouldn't suck so much to have to buy a new Kindle and have the same thing i already had but i will probably just buy another paperwhite. If i didn't already have the case maybe i would do the voyage. I did read that the current paperwhite are upgraded from what i have though with a higher res (equal to voyage) and 4gig of storage instead of 2 (also equal to voyage). Maybe i will get 3g this time so i can save space on there by not downloading everything i buy right away since it will still always be available to me.


Maxine Marsh | 703 comments Mod
If I had to get a new one right now I'd probably go with the paperwhite, especially if they've upgraded the storage. As of a few days ago, my kindle is out of space for anything more than a few regular-sized books. I might even go with a cheaper refurbished model, which is what I got for my kids for xmas.


message 26: by Maxine Marsh (last edited Mar 08, 2016 04:18AM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Maxine Marsh | 703 comments Mod
Also, I'm at about 19% now, end of Part I. I really like this zombie novel so far...we'll get a look at the 'outside' world once (view spoiler). I also feel like this book is very different from House of Blood, and better written! I have a lot of Bryan Smith books I got on sale awhile ago so maybe I'll look into those too.


message 27: by Justin (last edited Mar 08, 2016 04:23AM) (new) - added it

Justin (justineaton) | 3492 comments Mod
I bought just about all of his books that i hadn't already read awhile back when they where on sale and still have a few of them to read. This one is starting out great, can't wait to get my new Kindle and get back to it (just ordered with 2day shipping)


message 28: by 11811 (Eleven) (last edited Mar 08, 2016 05:05AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

11811 (Eleven) (11811) | 267 comments Maxine wrote: "Also, I'm at about 19% now, end of Part I.

Oops... accidentally quoted the spoiler

The character's mental/emotional journey is far more prominent than the physical journey and I think that's what makes this book stand out. I just read it a few months ago and I could almost start it again.



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Addy | 1944 comments I love my paper white and the new upgrade is awesome!


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Addy | 1944 comments Ch11(view spoiler)


Maxine Marsh | 703 comments Mod
Addy wrote: "Ch11[spoilers removed]"

Me too Addy... (view spoiler)


Kimberly (kimberly_3238) | 600 comments This seems to be one of Smith's more "character-driven" novels. :)


message 33: by Tom (new) - rated it 3 stars

Tom | 28 comments About half way done. I had to leave a good part last night and I am itchy. I hate when work gets in the way of my reading!


Vicki Willis I just finished Part 1.
Really liking it. Wow... (view spoiler)


message 35: by Kate (new) - rated it 4 stars

Kate | 1106 comments Mod
I'm at 36% chapter 21. (view spoiler)


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Justin (justineaton) | 3492 comments Mod
I'm at 19% (part 2) (view spoiler)


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Justin (justineaton) | 3492 comments Mod
Vicki wrote: "I just finished Part 1.
Really liking it. Wow... [spoilers removed]"


(view spoiler)


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Justin (justineaton) | 3492 comments Mod
Maxine wrote: "Addy wrote: "Ch11[spoilers removed]"

Me too Addy... [spoilers removed]"


I'm thinking so


Vicki Willis Finished chapter 20, 33%
Wow, this got disturbing very quickly. Not what I expected after reading the beginning, but (view spoiler)


Vicki Willis Am at 59%, the end of part 2.
This book gets better and better for me. Am loving this book!
(view spoiler)


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Addy | 1944 comments I like disturbing...lol. I'd better catch up!


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Addy | 1944 comments 26% (view spoiler)


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Addy | 1944 comments I totally had a dream before I started this book about zombies attacking and what did I do? Raid houses for books....Noah and I were of the same mind frame apparently...lol. Great book btw:)


message 44: by Kate (new) - rated it 4 stars

Kate | 1106 comments Mod
Vicki wrote: "Am at 59%, the end of part 2.
This book gets better and better for me. Am loving this book!
[spoilers removed]"


I've just finished book 2 as well. (view spoiler)


Maxine Marsh | 703 comments Mod
Finished this one yesterday, waiting to see what you all think...

As for the end of Part 2 (view spoiler)


message 46: by Tom (last edited Mar 14, 2016 07:27AM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Tom | 28 comments I know Maxine I agree... but its Bryan Smith. I don't know if you've read anything else by him but the characters in his books get it on at the drop of a hat. In ALL kinds of situations. I have only read 3 but this is the most tame I have read.


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Addy | 1944 comments 36%(view spoiler)


Kimberly (kimberly_3238) | 600 comments Tom wrote: "I know Maxine I agree... but its Bryan Smith. I don't know if you've read anything else by him but the characters in his books get it on at the drop of a hat. In ALL kinds of situations. I have onl..."

I've read about 5, and while this is the "tamest" of all, I liked this one the best in terms of characterization and "thought-provoking" scenes.


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Tom | 28 comments Addy wrote: "36%[spoilers removed]"

Yeah.. Noah is kind of a douchebag.


Maxine Marsh | 703 comments Mod
Tom wrote: "I know Maxine I agree... but its Bryan Smith. I don't know if you've read anything else by him but the characters in his books get it on at the drop of a hat. In ALL kinds of situations. I have onl..."

Yeah I know but it was incongruous with the beginning of the book. I felt like this one was all over the place, whereas say House of Blood was pretty consistent from the beginning.

Lol, I felt like Noah's reaction was actually pretty believable. I would want to blow my stack and drink a case of booze too!


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