Cheesy pleasures and odd lots!

Kuvaus
Shockers that are agreeable, of questionable taste, making no pretension to art or social import, generally about 250 pages long, having a high body count and/or novel manners of dispatch, lurid, compelling, and satisfying.
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tekijä: Henry Farrell
313 jäsentä
15 arvostelua
½ 3.7
3 Members
sturlington, SomeGuyInVirginia, ManWithAnAgenda
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SomeGuyInVirginia: A classic, and to some a religious text (and you know who you are.)
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tekijä: Thomas Harris
9,781 jäsentä
84 arvostelua
½ 3.4
3 Members
sturlington, bluepiano, Stepn
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bluepiano: Sorry, none of my entries meets the 250-page spec, but this one's full-fat cheese: lurid, many dead, death by swine, violent titled people in the mysterious Baltic, general preposterousness. But fun to read. Once.
Stepn: Harris often gets unfairly damned simply for being reliably entertaining. I wish they`d give him a 007 novel to write.
3
tekijä: Dennis Lehane
7,411 jäsentä
298 arvostelua
3.9
3 Members
sturlington, SomeGuyInVirginia, Stepn
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SomeGuyInVirginia: As good as the hype.
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tekijä: William March
856 jäsentä
30 arvostelua
3.9
2 Members
craso, SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Children shouldn't play with matches...especially this little girl.
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1,146 jäsentä
45 arvostelua
3.8
2 Members
sturlington, SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Welcome, fiend. Enter freely and of your own free will!
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tekijä: Muriel Gray
143 jäsentä
2 arvostelua
½ 3.5
2 Members
dara85, SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Was everybody in this town crazy?
7
tekijä: Iain Banks
7,043 jäsentä
200 arvostelua
3.8
2 Members
sturlington, Stepn
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Stepn: High jinks in the Highlands.
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tekijä: Robert Bloch
1,747 jäsentä
58 arvostelua
3.9
2 Members
sturlington, bluepiano
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bluepiano: Fairly interesting but silly & shallow. Another protagonist who's much too fond of mummy.
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tekijä: Koji Suzuki
1,659 jäsentä
53 arvostelua
½ 3.6
2 Members
sturlington, bluepiano
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bluepiano: What could be more novel than death by VHS tape?
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tekijä: Sara Gran
905 jäsentä
48 arvostelua
½ 3.7
2 Members
sturlington, SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: When Amanda was a little girl she had an imaginary friend. Now her friend is back...and there's hell to pay!
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381 jäsentä
5 arvostelua
3.9
2 Members
SomeGuyInVirginia, ManWithAnAgenda
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SomeGuyInVirginia: You'll wish you hadn't!
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tekijä: Scott Smith
1,871 jäsentä
57 arvostelua
3.8
2 Members
sturlington, SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Simply wonderful!
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tekijä: John Steakley
684 jäsentä
14 arvostelua
½ 3.5
2 Members
sturlington, SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: If you read only one Vatican vampire assassin book this year, make it this one.
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1,276 jäsentä
19 arvostelua
4
Member
Stepn
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Stepn: The first appearance of series villain Obadiah Hakeswill. Yes operator...Obadiah...H-A-K-E-S-W-I-L-L...
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tekijä: David Koepp
455 jäsentä
28 arvostelua
½ 3.6
Member
ManWithAnAgenda
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ManWithAnAgenda: Absolute delight. If "satisfying" is the missing ingredient to anyone's cheese, this should do the trick.
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tekijä: Laird Koenig
254 jäsentä
8 arvostelua
½ 3.6
Member
craso
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craso: A smart little girl trying to live her way in a world full of meddling adults.
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250 jäsentä
6 arvostelua
½ 3.5
Member
SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Houdini and Doyle can't stop the killing...once upon a midnight dreary!
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tekijä: Jack Kerley
542 jäsentä
14 arvostelua
½ 3.6
2 Members
SomeGuyInVirginia, Stepn
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SomeGuyInVirginia: I'm a fan of the Carson Ryder series.
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320 jäsentä
13 arvostelua
½ 3.6
Member
craso
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craso: An ancient Indian shaman grows and is born from a woman's arm.
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157 jäsentä
4 arvostelua
½ 3.5
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bluepiano
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bluepiano: Would-be conman not half so clever as he thinks. It doesn't really hang together but it holds one's interest and protagonist's feelings about his mother would in most cultures be frowned upon.
21
tekijä: Bill James
50 jäsentä
3
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Stepn
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Stepn: It goes like a train. As indeed does the Assistant Chief Constable`s wife...
22
tekijä: R. L. Stine
253 jäsentä
8 arvostelua
½ 3.3
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ManWithAnAgenda
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ManWithAnAgenda: There needs to be a Stine on this list, and this one's a peach.
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110 jäsentä
2 arvostelua
½ 3.3
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bluepiano
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bluepiano: Rather fun but plot & settings wholly OTT. Bonus: mad scientist.
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tekijä: John Marks
341 jäsentä
21 arvostelua
2.8
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bluepiano
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bluepiano: Death by blood-sucking (bonus: vampires), distressed damsel imprisoned in mysterious eastern Europe, and preposterous ending. Perfect flu-reading.
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tekijä: Warren Murphy
113 jäsentä
3 arvostelua
½ 3.4
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Stepn
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Stepn: Jacki and Jill!!! Kill me next!!!
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87 jäsentä
1 arvostelu
4
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craso
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craso: Inside the mind of the last man on earth...maybe.
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31 jäsentä
1 arvostelu
½ 3.3
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Who's killing her little darling's rivals?
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2,221 jäsentä
52 arvostelua
½ 3.3
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Stepn
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Stepn: A long sexy thriller with everything but the wicker man.
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1,767 jäsentä
90 arvostelua
3.9
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Johannes is one doctor you don't want to call.
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tekijä: Diane Hoh
64 jäsentä
2 arvostelua
½ 3.3
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tekijä: Don Pendleton
282 jäsentä
8 arvostelua
½ 3.4
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Stepn
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Stepn: Volume one...`nuff said.
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60 jäsentä
2 arvostelua
4
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: I think I just read a YA novel.
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tekijä: Shane Stevens
245 jäsentä
5 arvostelua
4
Member
bluepiano
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bluepiano: Wildly over-long for this list & Stevens isn't by any means a mediocre writer--but what seems to be attempt at a character study is over-colourful & over-inclusive. To be fair, a spate of killings near the end that seems thoroughly OTT is much like one of Ted Bundy's final crimes though the book would have been written first.
34
tekijä: Fredric Brown
240 jäsentä
10 arvostelua
3.9
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Well, really, it's perfect.
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tekijä: Don Pendleton
96 jäsentä
2 arvostelua
3.9
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Stepn
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Stepn: The real climax to a great saga.
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388 jäsentä
8 arvostelua
3.2
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bluepiano
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bluepiano: To me, rather a bore & not agreeable/satisfying but I'm swimming against the tide. Pulp, in excelsis. Melodrama, ditto. Bonus: incest.
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195 jäsentä
5 arvostelua
4.1
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Theirs was a strange friendship, but will it be enough to help them fight evil?
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33 jäsentä
2.8
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Stepn
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Stepn: Guess what`s in the New York sewers? Stephen King liked it too.
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131 jäsentä
3 arvostelua
3.9
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Someone's going to die at this prep school...and someone's going to kill!
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tekijä: Chris Mooney
32 jäsentä
2 arvostelua
½ 3.6
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Stepn
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Stepn: Cat bit shrazy.
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1,584 jäsentä
27 arvostelua
½ 3.7
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Stepn
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Stepn: A Disneyland of danger!
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329 jäsentä
8 arvostelua
½ 3.6
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: He didn't always use his powers for good. He couldn't!
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182 jäsentä
8 arvostelua
½ 3.5
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: A dismembered corpse in a butcher's shop window. It's like Christmas came early.
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66 jäsentä
1 arvostelu
½ 3.6
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Stepn
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Stepn: Droll and tough and weird.
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7,201 jäsentä
142 arvostelua
½ 3.7
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Stepn
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Stepn: His only great book?
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227 jäsentä
5 arvostelua
½ 3.7
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Starts as a screwball comedy, ends...badly.
47
tekijä: Nick Carter
12 jäsentä
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Stepn
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Stepn: N3`s wildest ever mission .
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tekijä: Polly Hope
3 jäsentä
5
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Proof positive that when the grid fails, human sacrifice isn't far behind.
49
tekijä: Warren Murphy
98 jäsentä
1 arvostelu
2.8
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Stepn
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Stepn: My favourite novel from my favourite series.
50
tekijä: Al Dempsey
10 jäsentä
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: The title alone gets this on a lot of my lists.
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15 jäsentä
3 arvostelua
½ 2.5
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Geriatric revenge killings.
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tekijä: Jack Cannon
15 jäsentä
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Stepn
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Stepn: Tough and funny and fast.
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140 jäsentä
5 arvostelua
½ 3.6
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: A cri de coeur from the gritty 70s.
54
tekijä: Alan Savage
30 jäsentä
3.1
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Stepn
Selitykset
Stepn: The fall of an Empire... as it might have been described by Robert Bloch.
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tekijä: Sam Hawken
55 jäsentä
3 arvostelua
4.1
Member
Stepn
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Stepn: As smooth as dark chocolate, salted with human blood.
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39 jäsentä
2 arvostelua
4.2
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Death in Venice was murder most foul!
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tekijä: Sarah Langan
287 jäsentä
15 arvostelua
½ 3.3
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tekijä: Reginald Hill
59 jäsentä
2 arvostelua
½ 3.3
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Stepn
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Stepn: I`m trying to slot this just below the Thomas Sterling...
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580 jäsentä
22 arvostelua
4.2
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Stepn
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Stepn: No list is complete without Modesty Blaise.
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29 jäsentä
1 arvostelu
3.2
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Nicely paired with the Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
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38 jäsentä
3
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Stepn
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Stepn: Impressively vulgar.
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1 jäsen
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Too well written to be anything other than extremely disturbing.
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1,503 jäsentä
26 arvostelua
½ 3.5
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Stepn
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Stepn: The very definition of cheese.
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47 jäsentä
1 arvostelu
½ 3.3
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Stepn
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Stepn: His most purely entertaining work.
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278 jäsentä
3 arvostelua
3.9
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Wow, I love love love this series.
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142 jäsentä
13 arvostelua
3.1
Member
Stepn
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Stepn: Properly mendacious.
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tekijä: Rohan O'Grady
213 jäsentä
33 arvostelua
3.9
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: They were just innocent children. Weren't they?
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64 jäsentä
½ 3.4
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Stepn
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Stepn: Just randytastic!
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1,086 jäsentä
57 arvostelua
½ 3.7
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Stepn
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Stepn: `ammer `orrer innit?
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tekijä: Julian Barnes
183 jäsentä
4 arvostelua
½ 3.5
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Dan Kavanaugh=Julian Barnes.
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tekijä: Davis Grubb
431 jäsentä
11 arvostelua
4
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: This world is hard on small things.
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tekijä: Stav Sherez
38 jäsentä
7 arvostelua
½ 3.6
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Stepn
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Stepn: More `ammer `orrer. Innit guv`nor.
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tekijä: Justin Evans
646 jäsentä
28 arvostelua
½ 3.6
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Demonic possession in a small college town. Need I say more?
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102 jäsentä
3
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: 30s noir masterpiece!
75
tekijä: Tom Sharpe
763 jäsentä
12 arvostelua
½ 3.5
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: A Brit nasty.
76
tekijä: Andrew Martin
97 jäsentä
7 arvostelua
3.2
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Stepn
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Stepn: Could be tighter, but a good entry in my favourite series of the new century.
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62 jäsentä
3 arvostelua
½ 3.6
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Read anything by Westlake.
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tekijä: Craig Johnson
796 jäsentä
47 arvostelua
4.1
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tekijä: Alan Savage
29 jäsentä
3
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Stepn
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Stepn: See Ottoman (above) for details
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400 jäsentä
21 arvostelua
½ 3.5
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: She was hunted by a psycho!
81
tekijä: Julian Symons
81 jäsentä
1 arvostelu
3.1
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Some people just suck!
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tekijä: Mark McShane
52 jäsentä
4 arvostelua
½ 4.4
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: The psychic wasn't able to foresee...disaster!
83
690 jäsentä
28 arvostelua
3.9
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Even the New York Review of Books reissued it. Feel good about slumming through this psycho carnival.
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tekijä: Mark Frost
1,019 jäsentä
17 arvostelua
3.8
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: THE perfect beach book.
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219 jäsentä
5 arvostelua
3.8
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Stalked by demons with days to live.
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476 jäsentä
9 arvostelua
½ 3.7
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: A psychiatrist locked inside a cell with a psycho killer. Can he get out...in time?
87
tekijä: Fritz Leiber
643 jäsentä
19 arvostelua
½ 3.7
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Bewitched in the real world.
88
tekijä: James Herbert
474 jäsentä
4 arvostelua
½ 3.3
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: A cheese classic!
89
tekijä: Shelley Smith
28 jäsentä
2 arvostelua
½ 3.7
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Even nice old ladies can be killers!
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tekijä: David Wong
3,576 jäsentä
176 arvostelua
3.8
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: One long dick joke.
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220 jäsentä
6 arvostelua
4
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: What's creepier than murder in an asylum for the criminally insane? Set it in Germany!
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379 jäsentä
7 arvostelua
½ 3.7
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: He was a SS whore but he was supposed to be dead. Wasn't he?
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131 jäsentä
3 arvostelua
½ 3.4
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tekijä: Thorne Smith
379 jäsentä
11 arvostelua
½ 3.7
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Like herding all-powerful kittens.
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55 jäsentä
2 arvostelua
3.8
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: The anti-cosy.
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109 jäsentä
3 arvostelua
½ 3.5
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Bonnie cleans up after violent crimes, but things are about to get messy!
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tekijä: S. G. Browne
641 jäsentä
67 arvostelua
3.8
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Just because she's dead doesn't mean she isn't hot.
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tekijä: Martin Amis
1,017 jäsentä
15 arvostelua
3.2
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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23 jäsentä
1 arvostelu
½ 4.3
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Jack and Jill ran up the hill. Pray they don't find you!
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120 jäsentä
5 arvostelua
½ 3.3
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Snowbound with a psychotic serial killer, but that's not even the worst of it!