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Red Mars 1 10.00%
The Chrysalids 0 0%
Pet Semetery 3 30.00%
The Cabin At The End Of The World 6 60.00%
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Help me pick a book for August! - July 4th 2018, 02:52 AM

All of these novels are adult novels so they might not appeal to every one. I wanted to switch things up and try some horror and Sci-fi. I am a bit more interested in the horror novels but I'll read whatever you all decide on.

Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson:

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For eons, sandstorms have swept the desolate landscape. For centuries, Mars has beckoned humans to conquer its hostile climate. Now, in 2026, a group of 100 colonists is about to fulfill that destiny.

John Boone, Maya Toitavna, Frank Chalmers & Arkady Bogdanov lead a terraforming mission. For some, Mars will become a passion driving them to daring acts of courage & madness. For others it offers an opportunity to strip the planet of its riches. For the genetic alchemists, it presents a chance to create a biomedical miracle, a breakthrough that could change all we know about life & death. The colonists orbit giant satellite mirrors to reflect light to the surface. Black dust sprinkled on the polar caps will capture warmth. Massive tunnels, kilometers deep, will be drilled into the mantle to create stupendous vents of hot gases. Against this backdrop of epic upheaval, rivalries, loves & friendships will form & fall to pieces--for there are those who will fight to the death to prevent Mars from ever being changed.
The Chrsalids by John Wyndham:


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A world paralysed by genetic mutation

John Wyndham takes the reader into the anguished heart of a community where the chances of breeding true are less than fifty per cent and where deviations are rooted out and destroyed as offences and abominations.
Pet Semetery By Stephen King:

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Sometimes dead is better....When the Creeds move into a beautiful old house in rural Maine, it all seems too good to be true: physician father, beautiful wife, charming little daughter, adorable infant son -- and now an idyllic home. As a family, they've got it all...right down to the friendly cat. But the nearby woods hide a blood-chilling truth -- more terrifying than death itself...and hideously more powerful.
The Cabin At The End Of The World By Paul Tremblay:

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Seven-year-old Wen and her parents, Eric and Andrew, are vacationing at a remote cabin on a quiet New Hampshire lake. Their closest neighbors are more than two miles in either direction along a rutted dirt road.

One afternoon, as Wen catches grasshoppers in the front yard, a stranger unexpectedly appears in the driveway. Leonard is the largest man Wen has ever seen but he is young, friendly, and he wins her over almost instantly. Leonard and Wen talk and play until Leonard abruptly apologizes and tells Wen, "None of what’s going to happen is your fault". Three more strangers then arrive at the cabin carrying unidentifiable, menacing objects. As Wen sprints inside to warn her parents, Leonard calls out: "Your dads won’t want to let us in, Wen. But they have to. We need your help to save the world."

Thus begins an unbearably tense, gripping tale of paranoia, sacrifice, apocalypse, and survival that escalates to a shattering conclusion, one in which the fate of a loving family and quite possibly all of humanity are entwined.


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Re: Help me pick a book for August! - July 4th 2018, 01:45 PM

I would go with Red Mars. They all sound good! I definitely want to read that one and "The Cabin at the End of the World".
   
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Re: Help me pick a book for August! - July 5th 2018, 02:13 AM

The Cabin at the End of the World sounds interesting!


   
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Re: Help me pick a book for August! - July 7th 2018, 04:54 AM

Currently there is a tie.

I suppose if no one comes along to break the tie I can read both.


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