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Michelle Richmond

Teoksen The Year of Fog tekijä

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Includes the name: Michelle Richmond

Image credit: Michelle Richmond at home in Northern California, the setting of THE YEAR OF FOG, GOLDEN STATE, & NO ONE YOU KNOW


Tekijän teokset

The Year of Fog (2007) 1,347 kappaletta
No One You Know (2008) 543 kappaletta
The Marriage Pact (2017) 439 kappaletta
Golden State (2014) 139 kappaletta
Dream of the Blue Room (2011) 96 kappaletta
The Wonder Test (2021) 66 kappaletta
Hum (2014) 4 kappaletta
The Great Amphibian 4 kappaletta
Flash in the Attic: 33 Very Short Stories (2013) — Toimittaja — 1 kappale
Flash in the Attic 2: 44 Very Short Stories (2016) — Toimittaja — 1 kappale
El pacto (2018) 1 kappale
I ze cie nie opuszcze (2018) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Bookmark Now: Writing in Unreaderly Times (2005) — Avustaja — 252 kappaletta
By the Seat of My Pants (2005) — Avustaja — 139 kappaletta
Tales from Nowhere (2006) — Avustaja — 121 kappaletta
Logorrhea: Good Words Make Good Stories (2007) — Avustaja — 119 kappaletta
Bad Girls: 26 Writers Misbehave (2007) — Avustaja — 63 kappaletta
Alabama Noir (2020) — Avustaja — 38 kappaletta
Stories from the Blue Moon Café II (2003) — Avustaja — 31 kappaletta
Best American Fantasy 2 (2009) — Avustaja — 20 kappaletta
A Kudzu Christmas: Twelve Mysterious Tales (2005) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta
The Alumni Grill: Anthology of Southern Writers (2004) — Avustaja — 12 kappaletta
Glimmer Train Stories, #60 (2006) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta

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Found: Book like Heart Goes Last, Name that Book (elokuu 2021)


Umm Im not entirely sure what i have just read lol.
It took a bit of getting into but it sucks you in and its a case of curiosity killed the cat! You have to keep reading just to satisfy the curiosity this book throws up.
Its extremely well written even if the plot is a wee bit far fetched, but it will be a book you certainly remember reading for a long time after you finish the last page.
The story is based around newly wed couple Jake and Alice and is told from Jakes point of view.
You hear of people getting terrible wedding presents or weird random wedding gifts but i have to say Jake and Alice's present from one of her clients has to top them all!!
The gift is a beautiful wooden box carved with the words The Pact that is locked with no key. It is an invitation to join an exclusive group for married couples that claims to help you maintain a happy successful marriage for life.
The Pact has rules and these rules must be adhered too at all times or there will be consequences.
Rules such as
Always answer when your spouse calls.
Exchange thoughtful gifts each month.
Plan a trip once per quarter.
Have no secrets from your spouse.
Unfortunately our newly loved up couple they sign the contracted and join The Pact before reading the large copy of rules!
To start off with it is more than they could have hoped for, they are swept away with the glittering world of dinner parties and vacations but they soon realise that they have tied themselves into a cult, a cult that won't let you leave and who's punishments for breaking the rules are a lot more serious than they could ever have imagined.
Alice is the first to break one of the rules just by spending to long at her office and her punishment served is taken for two days into a desert compound that seems to be an abandoned prison.
And thats just the beginning, The Pact has its own judicial system with actual prisons, courts and torture chambers and if even the smallest rule is broken you find yourself in court to be sentenced.
Jake and Alice's lives are soon consumed by The Pact with seemingly no way out.
Can their marriage survive and what will it take to break away and escape from the hell they signed up too.
Definitely a book to put in your tbr pile :-)
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DebTat2 | 78 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 13, 2023 |
A strange wedding gift, an invitation to a culture to strengthen a marriage, turns into a nightmare. Do they survive? Are things as they appear? Very engrossing and entertaining story.
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LivelyLady | 78 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 3, 2023 |
The Marriage Pact is a quasi sci-fi mystery by Michelle Richmond. It deals with a cult that ensures that marriages will last. Couples sign a lengthy contract with hundreds of rules they must abide by or they suffer extreme consequences. Maybe a great premise but so poorly executed that you never believe the story. There is some interest about what makes a marriage work. I guess the “mystery” is solved as the novel comes to a close but you won’t really care. Skip this book unless you can’t resist the premise.… (lisätietoja)
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GordonPrescottWiener | 78 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 24, 2023 |
The Year Of Fog tells the story of a kidnapped child. A story that's been told a number of times. And I've read my share of them. But there are a number of things which sets this one apart. First of all, it's told from the point of view of the child's stepmother. A boldly different point perspective. It also includes many beautifully written passages on the use of photography as a means, not only to freeze a moment in time, but to imprint that time into our memories. And for me, it's these brilliant dissertations into so many different aspects of our memories, and the ways in which these memories shape, effect, and in some cases, define our lives that makes this novel special.… (lisätietoja)
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kevinkevbo | 83 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 14, 2023 |


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