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    On This, The Day of the Pig by Josh Malerman

    On This, The Day of the Pig by Josh Malerman



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    Apparently I forgot to make this thread. Whoops. There's no announcement thread as there's no point now.
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    Awesome looking cover! Plus the author is very talented as well.

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    Hi CD,

    Has this started shipping yet? I am not seeing it on the production updates list any longer and am wondering the status. Let me know. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sholloman81 View Post
    Hi CD,

    Has this started shipping yet? I am not seeing it on the production updates list any longer and am wondering the status. Let me know. Thanks!
    We're actually finished shipping that one and onto the next project. If you didn't get yours send me an email with your account or order info and I'll look into it for you.
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    I received a shipping notice last week and am scheduled to receive my copy Wednesday. Jeffingoff has his in hand,. I know because I saw it on the internet so it has to be true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    I received a shipping notice last week and am scheduled to receive my copy Wednesday. Jeffingoff has his in hand,. I know because I saw it on the internet so it has to be true.
    I started reading it and it's on track to be my favorite Malerman book. Only one problem (and this is something I didn't like about Unbury Carol)--he's using a particular catchphrase way too much. In Unbury Carol it was "hell's heaven." It's something different here, but it's coming up too much and it's getting distracting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffingoff View Post
    I started reading it and it's on track to be my favorite Malerman book. Only one problem (and this is something I didn't like about Unbury Carol)--he's using a particular catchphrase way too much. In Unbury Carol it was "hell's heaven." It's something different here, but it's coming up too much and it's getting distracting.
    I have the ARC in my TBR pile but have not yet started it. I am behind a few Malerman's but may start this one next.

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    My copy is on track to be delivered on Wednesday. I'll be moving this to the top of the TBR list.

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    Just finished this last week and loved it! I've read Goblin, Unbury Carol, and Bird Box and this one topped them all. A great fun wild ride with plenty of blood and creepy shit and a really terrible pig villain. I've no doubt we will all sing for Pearl.

    Highly recommend this one to everyone but Ron. I think Ron and I are just destined to swim in two different oceans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffingoff View Post
    Just finished this last week and loved it! I've read Goblin, Unbury Carol, and Bird Box and this one topped them all. A great fun wild ride with plenty of blood and creepy shit and a really terrible pig villain. I've no doubt we will all sing for Pearl.

    Highly recommend this one to everyone but Ron. I think Ron and I are just destined to swim in two different oceans.
    Yeah, I'm afraid I just don't get the Malerman craze.

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    Perhaps PIG is the exception to the issues I have with his work (what I've read, anyhow), but I doubt I'll spend $$ on it to find out.

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    That's some high praise jeffingoff. I've really loved his previous work and have this one in my to be read pile at home. I may just have to push it to the forefront considering your praise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonClinton View Post
    Yeah, I'm afraid I just don't get the Malerman craze.

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    Perhaps PIG is the exception to the issues I have with his work (what I've read, anyhow), but I doubt I'll spend $$ on it to find out.

    LOVE THE MEME!!!

    I think OTTDOTP is his tightest least complicated story. It's pretty straightforward, but with so much to ponder. Everything serves the story. And it's pretty horrific in parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sholloman81 View Post
    That's some high praise jeffingoff. I've really loved his previous work and have this one in my to be read pile at home. I may just have to push it to the forefront considering your praise.

    I thought it was his most disciplined, active novel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonClinton View Post
    Yeah, I'm afraid I just don't get the Malerman craze.

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    Perhaps PIG is the exception to the issues I have with his work (what I've read, anyhow), but I doubt I'll spend $$ on it to find out.
    Ron, If you are interested in giving this one a try I have both the ARC and the Signed. I would be happy to send you the ARC. PM me your info if you want it.

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    Wow, very kind of you, Martin; I'll send you by info via PM. As much as I tease Jeff, my mind is completely open to being changed, so I appreciate the offer of the ARC to see I can be swayed to Jeff's side of the Malerman pool party. While I left BIRD BOX two-thirds unfinished, was utterly disappointed by GOBLIN and also left it about one-third unfinished, was twice-burned (and scared off by scathing reviews) so skipped UNBURY CAROL...I *did* like A HOUSE AT THE BOTTOM OF A LAKE (until the ending, the last 10% of so), so I know there's a glimmer of something within Malerman's work that I can appreciate. Maybe PIG is much more akin to what I saw in HOUSE than any of his other work...would be very interested to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonClinton View Post
    Wow, very kind of you, Martin; I'll send you by info via PM. As much as I tease Jeff, my mind is completely open to being changed, so I appreciate the offer of the ARC to see I can be swayed to Jeff's side of the Malerman pool party. While I left BIRD BOX two-thirds unfinished, was utterly disappointed by GOBLIN and also left it about one-third unfinished, was twice-burned (and scared off by scathing reviews) so skipped UNBURY CAROL...I *did* like A HOUSE AT THE BOTTOM OF A LAKE (until the ending, the last 10% of so), so I know there's a glimmer of something within Malerman's work that I can appreciate. Maybe PIG is much more akin to what I saw in HOUSE than any of his other work...would be very interested to see.
    I enjoyed but did not love Bird Box, I own but have not yet read Unbury Carol or Goblin. I think I will go with PIG next and see how I feel. Got you PM and will work to get the ARC off to you this week.

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    Sounds great -- thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    I enjoyed but did not love Bird Box, I own but have not yet read Unbury Carol or Goblin. I think I will go with PIG next and see how I feel. Got you PM and will work to get the ARC off to you this week.
    I wasn't blown away by Bird Box. I liked it a lot but I thought GOBLIN was better. And Unbury Carol was really cool--just needed a little more attention to live up to its potential. I though PIG fired on all cylinders. I haven't read Black Mad Wheel or House at the Bottom of the Lake yet.

    No matter what, I love the way Malerman tells his stories. I can poke holes in fiction--anyone can--but after reading his stuff I don't want to poke holes in his stories. I completely enjoy the trip.

    Now, there are other authors who are technically adept at storytelling--they create characters and have them do things that are meant to provoke emotions--but I don't feel immersed in the world they create. King works the same way for me. I could bemoan a plot hole or a tinny piece of dialog, but I don't want to. I enjoy being there. I don't care about the nitpicky things. If I'm not immersed, then I just focus on the minutiae.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffingoff View Post
    I wasn't blown away by Bird Box. I liked it a lot but I thought GOBLIN was better. And Unbury Carol was really cool--just needed a little more attention to live up to its potential. I though PIG fired on all cylinders. I haven't read Black Mad Wheel or House at the Bottom of the Lake yet.

    No matter what, I love the way Malerman tells his stories. I can poke holes in fiction--anyone can--but after reading his stuff I don't want to poke holes in his stories. I completely enjoy the trip.

    Now, there are other authors who are technically adept at storytelling--they create characters and have them do things that are meant to provoke emotions--but I don't feel immersed in the world they create. King works the same way for me. I could bemoan a plot hole or a tinny piece of dialog, but I don't want to. I enjoy being there. I don't care about the nitpicky things. If I'm not immersed, then I just focus on the minutiae.
    That is what it is all about. Read stories that satisfy you after the journey is complete!

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