Cheesy pleasures and odd lots!

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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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313 medlemmer
15 anmeldelser
½ 3.7
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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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9,781 medlemmer
84 anmeldelser
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.
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7,411 medlemmer
298 anmeldelser
3.9
3 Members
sturlington, SomeGuyInVirginia, Stepn
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SomeGuyInVirginia: As good as the hype.
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856 medlemmer
30 anmeldelser
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 medlemmer
45 anmeldelser
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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143 medlemmer
2 anmeldelser
½ 3.5
2 Members
dara85, SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Was everybody in this town crazy?
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7,042 medlemmer
200 anmeldelser
3.8
2 Members
sturlington, Stepn
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Stepn: High jinks in the Highlands.
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1,746 medlemmer
58 anmeldelser
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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1,659 medlemmer
53 anmeldelser
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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905 medlemmer
48 anmeldelser
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 medlemmer
5 anmeldelser
3.9
2 Members
SomeGuyInVirginia, ManWithAnAgenda
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SomeGuyInVirginia: You'll wish you hadn't!
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1,871 medlemmer
57 anmeldelser
3.8
2 Members
sturlington, SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Simply wonderful!
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684 medlemmer
14 anmeldelser
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 medlemmer
19 anmeldelser
4
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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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455 medlemmer
28 anmeldelser
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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254 medlemmer
8 anmeldelser
½ 3.6
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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 medlemmer
6 anmeldelser
½ 3.5
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Houdini and Doyle can't stop the killing...once upon a midnight dreary!
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542 medlemmer
14 anmeldelser
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 medlemmer
13 anmeldelser
½ 3.6
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craso
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craso: An ancient Indian shaman grows and is born from a woman's arm.
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157 medlemmer
4 anmeldelser
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.
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50 medlemmer
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...
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253 medlemmer
8 anmeldelser
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 medlemmer
2 anmeldelser
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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341 medlemmer
21 anmeldelser
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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113 medlemmer
3 anmeldelser
½ 3.4
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Stepn
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Stepn: Jacki and Jill!!! Kill me next!!!
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87 medlemmer
1 anmeldelse
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 medlemmer
1 anmeldelse
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 medlemmer
52 anmeldelser
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 medlemmer
90 anmeldelser
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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64 medlemmer
2 anmeldelser
½ 3.3
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282 medlemmer
8 anmeldelser
½ 3.4
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Stepn
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Stepn: Volume one...`nuff said.
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60 medlemmer
2 anmeldelser
4
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: I think I just read a YA novel.
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245 medlemmer
5 anmeldelser
4
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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.
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240 medlemmer
10 anmeldelser
3.9
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Well, really, it's perfect.
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96 medlemmer
2 anmeldelser
3.9
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Stepn
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Stepn: The real climax to a great saga.
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388 medlemmer
8 anmeldelser
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 medlemmer
5 anmeldelser
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 medlemmer
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 medlemmer
3 anmeldelser
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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32 medlemmer
2 anmeldelser
½ 3.6
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Stepn
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Stepn: Cat bit shrazy.
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1,584 medlemmer
27 anmeldelser
½ 3.7
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Stepn
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Stepn: A Disneyland of danger!
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329 medlemmer
8 anmeldelser
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 medlemmer
8 anmeldelser
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 medlemmer
1 anmeldelse
½ 3.6
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Stepn
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Stepn: Droll and tough and weird.
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7,200 medlemmer
142 anmeldelser
½ 3.7
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Stepn
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Stepn: His only great book?
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227 medlemmer
5 anmeldelser
½ 3.7
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Starts as a screwball comedy, ends...badly.
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12 medlemmer
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Stepn
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Stepn: N3`s wildest ever mission .
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3 medlemmer
5
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Proof positive that when the grid fails, human sacrifice isn't far behind.
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98 medlemmer
1 anmeldelse
2.8
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Stepn
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Stepn: My favourite novel from my favourite series.
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10 medlemmer
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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 medlemmer
3 anmeldelser
½ 2.5
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Geriatric revenge killings.
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15 medlemmer
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Stepn
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Stepn: Tough and funny and fast.
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140 medlemmer
5 anmeldelser
½ 3.6
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: A cri de coeur from the gritty 70s.
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30 medlemmer
3.1
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Stepn
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Stepn: The fall of an Empire... as it might have been described by Robert Bloch.
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55 medlemmer
3 anmeldelser
4.1
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Stepn
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Stepn: As smooth as dark chocolate, salted with human blood.
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39 medlemmer
2 anmeldelser
4.2
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Death in Venice was murder most foul!
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287 medlemmer
15 anmeldelser
½ 3.3
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59 medlemmer
2 anmeldelser
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 medlemmer
22 anmeldelser
4.2
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Stepn
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Stepn: No list is complete without Modesty Blaise.
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29 medlemmer
1 anmeldelse
3.2
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Nicely paired with the Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
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38 medlemmer
3
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Stepn
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Stepn: Impressively vulgar.
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1 medlem
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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 medlemmer
26 anmeldelser
½ 3.5
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Stepn
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Stepn: The very definition of cheese.
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47 medlemmer
1 anmeldelse
½ 3.3
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Stepn
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Stepn: His most purely entertaining work.
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278 medlemmer
3 anmeldelser
3.9
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Wow, I love love love this series.
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142 medlemmer
13 anmeldelser
3.1
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Stepn
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Stepn: Properly mendacious.
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213 medlemmer
33 anmeldelser
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 medlemmer
½ 3.4
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Stepn
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Stepn: Just randytastic!
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1,086 medlemmer
57 anmeldelser
½ 3.7
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Stepn
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Stepn: `ammer `orrer innit?
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183 medlemmer
4 anmeldelser
½ 3.5
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Dan Kavanaugh=Julian Barnes.
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431 medlemmer
11 anmeldelser
4
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: This world is hard on small things.
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38 medlemmer
7 anmeldelser
½ 3.6
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Stepn
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Stepn: More `ammer `orrer. Innit guv`nor.
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646 medlemmer
28 anmeldelser
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 medlemmer
3
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: 30s noir masterpiece!
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763 medlemmer
12 anmeldelser
½ 3.5
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: A Brit nasty.
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97 medlemmer
7 anmeldelser
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 medlemmer
3 anmeldelser
½ 3.6
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Read anything by Westlake.
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796 medlemmer
47 anmeldelser
4.1
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29 medlemmer
3
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Stepn
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Stepn: See Ottoman (above) for details
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400 medlemmer
21 anmeldelser
½ 3.5
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: She was hunted by a psycho!
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81 medlemmer
1 anmeldelse
3.1
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Some people just suck!
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52 medlemmer
4 anmeldelser
½ 4.4
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: The psychic wasn't able to foresee...disaster!
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690 medlemmer
28 anmeldelser
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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1,019 medlemmer
17 anmeldelser
3.8
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: THE perfect beach book.
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219 medlemmer
5 anmeldelser
3.8
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Stalked by demons with days to live.
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476 medlemmer
9 anmeldelser
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?
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643 medlemmer
19 anmeldelser
½ 3.7
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Bewitched in the real world.
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474 medlemmer
4 anmeldelser
½ 3.3
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: A cheese classic!
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28 medlemmer
2 anmeldelser
½ 3.7
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Even nice old ladies can be killers!
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3,575 medlemmer
176 anmeldelser
3.8
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: One long dick joke.
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220 medlemmer
6 anmeldelser
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 medlemmer
7 anmeldelser
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 medlemmer
3 anmeldelser
½ 3.4
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379 medlemmer
11 anmeldelser
½ 3.7
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Like herding all-powerful kittens.
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55 medlemmer
2 anmeldelser
3.8
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: The anti-cosy.
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109 medlemmer
3 anmeldelser
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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641 medlemmer
67 anmeldelser
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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1,017 medlemmer
15 anmeldelser
3.2
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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23 medlemmer
1 anmeldelse
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 medlemmer
5 anmeldelser
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!