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The Troop
Nick Cutter
Once every year, Scoutmaster Tim Riggs leads a troop of boys into the Canadian wilderness for a weekend camping trip—a tradition as comforting and reliable as a good ghost story around a roaring bonfi...

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Finished: The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore Well this book was super heartbreaking. I already knew the outcome and the impact they made, but the actual details of it were so much more horrifying and hopeful than I'd ever heard. Great book, really enjoyed it

Started: The Troop by Nick Cutter I'm really enjoying it. I thought it would be gorier, and while there's some okay gore I think I'd gotten myself too hyped up for a super gross book. But once I tucked away that disappointment, I'm better able to enjoy just a good ol monster book. And without getting too spoilery, I was surprised by the scope of it...30 pages in and the monster is already out and about, Cutter wastes no time! I like his writing though, and after I'm done with this one I'm gonna go find more books by him

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In my continuing search for a horrifying book that actually is I finished The Troop by Nick Cutter and thought it was a lot more gross than horrifying.

I also started The Road by Cormac McCarthy since apparently I'm not depressed enough.

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The Outsider, by Stephen King

The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood


The Long Walk, by Stephen King

The Troop, by Nick Cutter

I have read The Long Walk probably three times before, but it's been a while, so I'm happy to be back with good old Ray Garraty. I didn't know anything about The Troop, but it was on sale on Audible, and I had recently heard of Nick Cutter, so I'm listening, but I did read a little bit about it after starting and it was spoiled a bit for me.

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I finished two this week, Good Omens, by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, which I was not into at all. I'm a massive Sandman fan so gave it a shot, but I bounched off it as hard as I bounched off Discworld a few years ago. That style of humour just doesn't appeal, it's all a bit too twee.

The other one was The Troop, by Nick Cutter, which I enjoyed. It's no masterpiece or anything, but it's a solid enough bit of body horror with a bit of a reliance on being as revolting as possible rather than building a genuine sense of dread.

I'm about 1/3 of the way through The Half-Life, by Jonathan Raymond at the moment. Really enjoying it so far, has a very sedate pace but has a wonderful sense of time and place to it. I checked it out because he's the screenwriter on most Kelly Reichart films (the best director working today), and it shows as the tone if very similar.

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Finally finished The Troop, by Nick Cutter and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Definitely different than I expected, especially how different characters turned out, but interested to read some of his other books.

Still reading Calypso, by David Sedaris and You, by Caroline Kepnes. Also just received Every Heart A Doorway, by Seanan Mcguire which I have heard is really good so I'm excited to start it!

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Just started For Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway. The last big one of his I've yet to read.

Finished The Troop, by Nick Cutter Well-crafted creep-fest with an elaborate backstory.

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War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy and The Troop by Nick Cutter

I was intimidated by War & Peace for the longest time so I never attempted to read it, but I'm actually really enjoying it.

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I finished:

The Cuckoo's Calling, by Robert Galbraith

Before the Fall, by Noah Hawley

I started:

My second attempt at The Troop, by Nick Cutter. I can't remember why I didn't finish it the first time and plan on getting through it this time around.

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The Long Walk, by Stephen King

The Troop, by Nick Cutter


The Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon

This was the third or fourth time I've read The Long Walk and I freaking love it. So so so so sad!

The Troop, by Nick Cutter was disgusting. It's a cool plot, but some of it was too unbelievable, and certain parts made me want to throw up. I don't remember feeling so grossed out by any other book before.

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Finished: The Troop by Nick Cutter Well that was a real good read. My expectations going in were too high, I was expecting a nonstop gorestravaganza and it wasn't that. i also have to admit to being a little disappointed at how it ended, I was expecting the scope of the monster to travel much further out than it did. But even with those faults, I still really liked it, and enjoyed how tense it got as it went on. Excellent book, will seek out more works by him in the future

Started and put down: Zombie Apocalypse: Fight Back! by Some Dude Can't remember the author's name right now off hand, will look it up later. Edit: author's name is Stephen Jones Bad dumb bad book. The first quarter was very much "when are they gonna get to the fireworks factory!?" in regards to the zombies showing up, then once they did show up the format of the book (apocalypse told through emails, texts, twitter, interviews, etc.) did it a major disservice. With so much jumping around and so many gimmicks to cycle through, I couldn't connect with anyone and didn't feel like anything was happening. Bad book, I'm annoyed that I read so far into it before giving up.

Started: Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor This got recommended to me in a thread where I gushed about my adoration of Gone With The Wind. It's a little slow going, but it's a great big giant doorstop of a book so needing some time to ramp up is expected. Making me realize that I don't know much about England in the 1600s though, that's for sure.

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I finished listening to 14, by Peter Clines last night. It was slow to get into but I did end up liking it.

To continue on with the horror theme this month, I started reading The Troop, by Nick Cutter after I finished 14. Still at the beginning but digging it so far. I understand that this book will test how my ick factor

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Just got back from vacation and was not able to read as much as I would have liked, but I did start two books!

First, Calypso, by David Sedaris. I have not read a Sedaris book in awhile so this was refreshing. Pretty easy read so far - already ~45 pages in just from reading it briefly. Excited to see what other stories are in this!

Also just started The Troop, by Nick Cutter. I see this one raved about all the time so I am happy to be reading it. It's a little different than I expected relating to the issue with the Tom character, but interesting so far!

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I just finished The Troop, by Nick Cutter. I wasn't scared like I hoped I would be, but I was completely revolted/disgusted so I guess that's close enough. I'm putting another book by him on hold at the library so that says something.

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Indecent Advances, by James Polchin

A People's Future of the United States, by various

The Troop, by Nick Cutter