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53 minutes ago
Have you ever had a book 'follow' you? In the library's drop box, the bookstore or any ordinary store like Target, you see it everywhere. No matter where you happen to go, you can't escape it.
This is exactly what happened with Emma Cline's 'The Girls'. I already knew its premise and although there was an undeniable pull, something about it kept me from checking it out.
Months passed and after seeing it on a display table at Barnes & Noble, I decided to just go for it and grabbed myself a copy.
Although I had a general idea about what rested inside its pages, I had no idea just exactly what I was in for until it was too late. Set in Northern California during the '60's, it tells the story of fourteen year old Evie Boyd, whos fascination with a group of feral young women leads her into the loving and manipulative arms of a seemingly harmless cult and the charismatic man at the center of it.
I read Manson Family-esque novels before, notably Madison Smartt Bell's 'The Color Of Night' and @aniaahlborn's 'Within These Walls', and much like those, 'The Girls' focuses on the psychological aspect of the character, how they ended up in said situation and the inner-workings of the cult(s), rather than it being solely on violence.
While I'll admit it was a little of a slow burn as far as pace is concerned, I closed its final page with a sigh not because it had ended but rather because I had finally caught my breath.
Whether you're a fan of real life cult-inspired fiction, interesting character development or just something new to read, I recommend putting this stunner of a debut on your TBR list. .
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14 days ago
Management listened. Friday, Hope FUTR 03, I deliver my first sermon. You will witness, listen & begin to ascend. Tickets @ www.hopewrestling.com @y2grae #wrestling#hope#cults#beards#britwres