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Rachel Bea (gekrepten) | 1760 comments Me and Addy are going to read Salem's Lot.

Please join us if you wish!!!


Addy | 4989 comments In the prologue(view spoiler)


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Nicholas Paschall | 3 comments I'm listening to the audio book while working, hopefully that counts.


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Latasha (latasha513) | 10650 comments Mod
I'm not joining in but I'm going to share the buddy read if no one minds.


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Latasha (latasha513) | 10650 comments Mod
Nicholas wrote: "I'm listening to the audio book while working, hopefully that counts."

lol I do that too. all the time.


Rachel Bea (gekrepten) | 1760 comments share away :)


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Latasha (latasha513) | 10650 comments Mod
ok :)


Addy | 4989 comments So I’m at ch4. I really like how strange everyone seems to be in the town. Everyone has their secrets. Really great set up.


Addy | 4989 comments Ch4(view spoiler)


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Rachel Bea (gekrepten) | 1760 comments OK, I'm only on page 50 (3%)

Addy wrote: "In the prologue[spoilers removed]"

I don't think so! (view spoiler)


Rachel Bea (gekrepten) | 1760 comments Did you guys read Jerusalem's Lot, the short story from Night Shift?


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Addy | 4989 comments I think I did but I don’t remember it. I’ll have to find it.


Rachel Bea (gekrepten) | 1760 comments It's really frightening! I think it's a prequel to this book?


Rachel Bea (gekrepten) | 1760 comments I thought it was pretty cool that in Pet Sematary, Rachel drives past an exit sign for Jerusalem's Lot.


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Addy | 4989 comments That is cool! I love it when he does that kind of stuff!


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Rachel Bea (gekrepten) | 1760 comments 25% done!

(view spoiler)


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Addy | 4989 comments Yes, I couldn’t agree more(view spoiler)


Rachel Bea (gekrepten) | 1760 comments I almost forgot - another unsavory, horrible thing was when (view spoiler)

I also think that (view spoiler)

I still can't figure out (view spoiler)


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Addy | 4989 comments Rachel wrote: "I almost forgot - another unsavory, horrible thing was when [spoilers removed]

I also think that [spoilers removed]

I still can't figure out [spoilers removed]"


Im in the same boat(view spoiler)


Rachel Bea (gekrepten) | 1760 comments 43%!!! I'll write more in a bit. But I wanted to share this quote (not a spoiler if you haven't made it this far, just beautiful writing):

But when fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous ass as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. It settles in the way an old friend will settle into your favorite chair and take out his pipe and light it and then fill the afternoon with stories of places he has been and things he has done since last he saw you.

It stays on through October and, in rare years, on into November. Day after day the skies are a clear, hard blue, and the clouds that float across them, always west to east, are calm white ships with gray keels. The wind begins to blow by the day, and it is never still. It hurries you along as you walk the roads, crunching the leaves that have fallen in mad and variegated drifts. The wind makes you ache in some place that is deeper than your bones. It may be that it touches something old in the human soul, a chord of race memory that says Migrate or die — migrate or die. Even in your house, behind square walls, the wind beats against the wood and the glass and sends its fleshless pucker against the eaves and sooner or later you have to put down what you were doing and go out and see. And you can stand on your stoop or in your dooryard at midafternoon and watch the cloud shadows rush across Griffen's pasture and up Schoolyard Hill, light and dark, light and dark, like the shutters of the gods being opened and closed. You can see the goldenrod, that most tenacious and pernicious and beauteous of all New England flora, bowing away from the wind like a great and silent congregation. And if there are no cars or planes, and if no one's Uncle John is out in the wood lot west of town banging away at a quail or pheasant; if the only sound is the slow beat of your own heart, you can hear another sound, and that is the sound of life winding down to its cyclic close, waiting for the first winter snow to perform last rites.


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Addy | 4989 comments Yes. I remember that. Such great descriptions! He pegged fall so well:)


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Addy | 4989 comments (view spoiler)


Rachel Bea (gekrepten) | 1760 comments I'm up to page 500!!!


Rachel Bea (gekrepten) | 1760 comments Addy wrote: "[spoilers removed]"

oh my god that scene was SOO scary. when i get home i will come back and write more lol


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Addy | 4989 comments There is 427 pages in the book unless u have digital copy. U must have finished! I might be a while...lol.


Sonya marie madden | 752 comments I'm on page 176


Rachel Bea (gekrepten) | 1760 comments Addy wrote: "There is 427 pages in the book unless u have digital copy. U must have finished! I might be a while...lol."

Ohh no my copy has 623 or something lol. I'm almost done. I think I will finish by Sunday


Rachel Bea (gekrepten) | 1760 comments Sonya wrote: "I'm on page 176"

What are you thinking of it so far? I loved the prologue


Sonya marie madden | 752 comments I love it. I didn't think I would


Rachel Bea (gekrepten) | 1760 comments Oops I lied, my copy is 653 pages lol.

I'm at 90% - page 596. I want to just finish it but I'm at work now. I swear I'll come back and actually update about what i've read, when I'm not working!


Rachel Bea (gekrepten) | 1760 comments Just popping back in!!

How is it going with you?!

I finished and rated it 5 stars.


Rachel Bea (gekrepten) | 1760 comments A couple of things... off the top of my head.

if you didn't finish, or still have a lot left, maybe not read Susan's spoiler.

susan's mother
(view spoiler)

Susan
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