Blackbirds
Chuck Wendig
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Jun 03, 2020 - 08:54 AMBy Chuck Wendig

Miriam Black knows when you will die She s foreseen hundreds of car crashes, heart attacks, strokes, and suicides.But when Miriam hitches a ride with Louis Darling and shakes his hand, she sees that in thirty days Louis will be murdered while he calls her name Louis will die because he met her, and she will be the next victim.No matter what she does she can t save Louis.Miriam Black knows when you will die She s foreseen hundreds of car crashes, heart attacks, strokes, and suicides.But when Miriam hitches a ride with Louis Darling and shakes his hand, she sees that in thirty days Louis will be murdered while he calls her name Louis will die because he met her, and she will be the next victim.No matter what she does she can t save Louis But if she wants to stay alive, she ll have to try.
  • Title: Blackbirds
  • Author: Chuck Wendig
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 247
  • Format: Kindle Edition

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Tatiana Jun 03, 2020 - 08:54 AM
As seen on The Readventurer2.5 starsThere have been a few conversations on lately concerning the dangers of labeling and categorizing books, especially books written by women and especially calling them chick lit or dystopian romance Many eloquently and convincingly argued that giving fiction written by women these labels is dangerous and detrimental because it dismisses these books and alienates its potential male readers On a logical level, I do understand these people s concerns, but personal [...]
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Dan Schwent Jun 03, 2020 - 08:54 AM
Miriam Black has an interesting talent Whenever she touches a person s bare skin, she can tell when and how they die On the run most of her life, she gets by hitchhiking and stealing When a good Samaritan picks her up, she finds that he dies a few weeks later, saying her name as a knife goes through his eye and into his brain Can Miriam beat fate and save the man s life And how does Ashley, the grifter with the mysterious briefcase and the two FBI agents that are after him fit into everything So [...]
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Lyn Jun 03, 2020 - 08:54 AM
Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig is founded on a great concept by touching a person, skin to skin, Miriam Black can see a vision of the moment when that person will die Pretty damn freaky, but an awesome idea for an edgy, gritty story.Beginning here and moving on to a tight, lean and very dark narrative, Wendig tells a solid paranormal fantasy Maybe the greatest strength of this book is the author s spot on characterizations Miriam is a psychological train wreck dealing with this gift , but Wendig als [...]
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Sh3lly ☽ Guardian of Beautiful Squids and Lonely Moons ☽ Jun 03, 2020 - 08:54 AM
4 carpet noodle starsDis wuz good if you like twisted, crass, dark books Luckily, it s right up my alley Miriam has a sort of psychic ability when she touches someone skin to skin, she sees how and when they die She s a drifter grifter, lives on the road, smokes a lot, drinks a lot, cusses a lot, and is generally not a very good person not that drinking, cussing, and or smoking has anything to do with what type of person you are goes to get a beer and curses along the way but it is definitive of [...]
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✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans) Jun 03, 2020 - 08:54 AM
The Only Thing I Liked about this Book is its Cover Buddy Read TOTILatBisCBR , over at the MacHalo Asylum Mansion Disclaimer 1 Petronilla, my reviewing mojo view spoiler yes, my reviewing mojo has a name So what Stranger things have happened Then again maybe not hide spoiler is currently holidaying with the murderous crustaceans cousins in the Andaman Sea Being quite totally unable to write semi passable crappy non reviews without her most wondrous help, I had to resort to hiring RonaldTroopers [...]
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Carol. Jun 03, 2020 - 08:54 AM
This is a tough one to review Not because my reaction to the read wasn t particularly clear it was but because my good friends over at Shelf Inflicted and I differ significantly in our opinions.No doubt, most of the issue is simply motivations and taste why we read and what our preferable types are I tend to love both complexity and subtlety, and my diversionary reads need to come with straight up happy endings As the child of police officers, I find violence all too common in real life As a per [...]
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Kemper Jun 03, 2020 - 08:54 AM
You may not want to shake hands with Miriam Black.By simply touching anyone Miriam gets a vision of the exact date, time and circumstances of anyone s death The bitch of the situation is that she can t do anything to change it In fact, by trying to stop it she may actually cause it to occur Since she feels like a helpless puppet to fate Miriam has taken up a nomadic existence of roaming America s highways that she funds by being around to loot the wallets and purses of anyone who goes toes up Af [...]
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Ɗắɳ2.☊ Jun 03, 2020 - 08:54 AM
Miriam Black has been given a gift, or is it a curse With merely the slightest touch, she s able to see the exact moment and method of your death, but oddly not the where Such a gift has the potential to be quite useful, right With a bit of detective work, perhaps she ll even be able to prevent your untimely demise Unfortunately, she s learned the hard way that fate is far from a fickle bitch, and what fate wants fate gets.She s haunted, in particular, by one devastating incident involving a you [...]
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Catie Jun 03, 2020 - 08:54 AM
I read a few reviews of this book before starting and I noticed that certain words kept popping up gory, violent, action packed, vulgar Now that I ve finished, I can report that those descriptors are completely accurate This book is a non stop ride of filth, blood, and death Going in, I expected that I might feel a little disgusted I expected to feel uncomfortable I expected that this would be a fast paced, fun ride I ve mentioned before that a large part of my inner psyche is a twelve year old [...]
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TheBookSmugglers Jun 03, 2020 - 08:54 AM
Original review posted on The Book SmugglersIn Which I Am A Party Pooper Again.Reviews have been mostly positive about Blackbirds and I can sort of see why This is a fairly competent Urban Fantasy novel about a woman called Miriam Black who can upon touching flesh see how a person is going to die Understandably, she is a majorly fucked up character who has basically given up on living a normal life So she just roams aimlessly from motel room to motel room, sometimes making use of the information [...]
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Sarah Jun 03, 2020 - 08:54 AM
I got about half way through Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig and had to stop Not because the writing was bad it was excellent Not because the story was boring I was riveted Not even because I didn t like the characters they were wonderfully heart breaking.I had to stop because it felt like my mind and heart were being dragged through a cesspool And I don t necessarily mean that in a bad way Reality is that there s a whole lot of crap in life, and it deserves as much literary attention and honesty as [...]
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Jillian -always aspiring- Jun 03, 2020 - 08:54 AM
A few weeks ago, I came across an essay written by Neil Gaiman and titled All Books Have Genders the beginning of the essay touches upon the truth that, whether we readers or writers like it or not, most books can be defined as either girl books or boy books What determines what a book s gender is I d say it s a mixture of things, particularly the main character, the mood of the story, the focus of the plot, and the narrative s voice What does any of this have to do with the novel I m reviewing [...]
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Jason Jun 03, 2020 - 08:54 AM
5 StarsI received this incredibly fun read from Net Galley and F ck n A, Miriam is one cool ass, strong, brave and extremely foul mouthed piece of trash that captured my heart and my interest as she let her first explicits fly This is a very cool book it was my first Wendig novel, but surely will not be my last I loved that Wendig holds no punches back He writes with a gritty and raw flare, without pussy footing around being politically correct Yes, he can be vulgar, the language is rough, and t [...]
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Trudi Jun 03, 2020 - 08:54 AM
Really 3.5 stars but since I enjoyed parts of it so much, I m rounding up What A girl s allowed to feel generous every once in awhile This book is not without its flaws, but goddamn, it has a gritty, modern noir sensibility that I just fell in love with Miriam Black is a damaged you could even argue deranged anti heroine who isn t a very nice person She s pretty fucked up actually, and she s just as likely to rob you as she is to spit in your eye She fills her days and nights with booze and sex [...]
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Esin Jun 03, 2020 - 08:54 AM
I am absolutely baffled by the amount of people praising this book.The second page of this book tells me that Wendig has written another novel, a novella, a collection of short stories and four books on writing One of the latter is called 500 Ways to be a Better Writer So I naively assumed the author would have some idea about how to write a readable book.This book had a lot of potential I love the concept, I love the theme of fighting fate and it promised some dark humour It was a complete let [...]
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Inge Jun 03, 2020 - 08:54 AM
DNF 50% As much as it pains me to do this, I m going to have to put a DNF stamp on this I love Chuck Wendig and the premise sounded interesting, but I got 50% in and it s still not my thing.
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Joe Valdez Jun 03, 2020 - 08:54 AM
Blackbirds is a paranormal thriller filled with harsh language and writing about a drifter named Miriam Black who has the ability to see the death of anyone she touches The novel gets two stars because I did finish it I enjoy stories about psychics, about people with a gift they didn t ask for and can t return Their gift gives them them godlike powers on the one hand but the very mortal weakness of loneliness due to their inability to connect with others, at least in the way that really matters. [...]
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Becky Jun 03, 2020 - 08:54 AM
I read Chuck Wendig s book The Blue Blazes last year, and I really enjoyed it Based on the success of that experience, I vowed to read of his books though with the half cringing knowledge that I might have my OHGODWHY button pressed a couple times Shudder I really enjoyed Blue Blazes I loved the setting, the characters, the monsters, the grime and the crime and the feel of it So I went into Blackbirds fully expecting to love it as well Maybe not in the same ways, because this story is very diff [...]
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Brandon Jun 03, 2020 - 08:54 AM
Miriam Black doesn t want your help She s a loner by choice Why Well, Miriam can tell you with 100% accuracy when and how you re going to die With a little simple skin on skin action, she can peer into the future and find out when you re going to meet your maker Big deal right If Miriam knows how you re going to die, why doesn t she just become a superhero and save the day The thing is fate ain t got time for superheroes What fate wants, fate gets and avoiding the grim reaper isn t something she [...]
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Casey Jun 03, 2020 - 08:54 AM
2 It is what it is Stars That awesome cover is saving your ass a starI really don t want to fill my review with the things I didn t like about this book It s not a bad book It just didn t work for me like it did soooooo many of my other friends and buddy readers Like Shelby, Kelly, or Sh3lly They all liked this way better than me and their reviews make sense As opposed to mine Obviously.So right, the bookIn all honesty, this is a great concept Young woman can touch you and know how and when you [...]
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Mara Jun 03, 2020 - 08:54 AM
Three and a half stars, but I m feeling withholding this morning The Rules of Engagement I m a bit of a noob when it comes to the genres of science fiction, fantasy, speculative fiction, horror, thrillers and the like and am despite a lackluster attempt at googling it decidedly unclear on the differences among the supernatural, preternatural, paranormal and ultranatural if that s even a thing The point of my rambling about this, is that what Ido like is worlds in which abilities that are beyond [...]
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Lou Jun 03, 2020 - 08:54 AM
A story featuring a main protagonist Femme fatale, I can see the future kind of gal.She knows how you will die, when you will die year, day, hour and minute, but she does not know where it will take place exactly The location is a mystery for her to solve.She considers herself in this story as a hideous little no good nik She says she does horrible things and has horrible thoughts Curses, drinks and smokes I reckon she still has heart and guts.Change the course of fate can it be This dwindling a [...]
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Mogsy (MMOGC) Jun 03, 2020 - 08:54 AM
4.5 stars Oh man, what can I say about Miriam Black Funny how Chuck Wendig was able to hook me on his Blackbirds female protagonist the way he couldn t with Mookie Pearl in The Blue Blazes, my first book by this author I may have mentioned my aversion for rough, brutish, brawn over brains characters like Mookie in my review of that book, but here I find myself completely taken with Miriam and her snarky, foul mouthed, firebrand hellion devil may care badass ways This chick had me at, That s me M [...]
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Stepheny Jun 03, 2020 - 08:54 AM
Thanks to a few like minded weirdos I stumbled upon this little gem I was supposed to be apart of a buddy read but everyone knows I m a slow poke and everyone was finished with the book before I even got through chapter one EITHER way, I was able to enjoy this book a great deal, and I have a forespecial thank you to hand out to Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan for gifting me a kindle copy of this here book I promise, we will get to book two before 2017 Scout s honor And a few thank you s go out to Kel [...]
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Tabitha (Pabkins) Jun 03, 2020 - 08:54 AM
What have I to say about Miriam I LOVE HER She is a A STOMP ASS, FOUL MOUTHED, ALCOHOL DRINKING, CIGARETTE SMOKING, FIRECRACKER OF A CHICK WITH DEATH DOGGING HER EVERY STEP Haha, now not that those are especially iconic characteristics to have as a person But hey, sometimes the good guys aren t always good right I don t feel the blurb on Blackbirds is completely accurate after having read the book Though it and the cover definitely were what drew me into reading it Let me just say instead Yes, s [...]
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David Sven Jun 03, 2020 - 08:54 AM
For some reason I thought this was supposed to be horror it s not I also thought the main protagonist was going to be black but that s not really an afro on the coverarently.Anyway, Miriam Black has a giftor maybe it s a curse when she touches people skin to skin she sees there moment of death and knows when it s going to happen So with great power comes great responsibility right No, Miriam uses her powers to turn up at the right moment so she can rifle through the dead person s pockets for loo [...]
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Paul Nelson Jun 03, 2020 - 08:54 AM
Blackbirds is a dark, brutal, intensely written joyride of a book Enjoyed it so much after the first 10 chapters I bought the second book of the series.Miriam Black is a young woman with an extraordinary curse, by touching someone skin to skin she can immediately see their final moments before death takes them, in such explicit detail that every moment is memorable.Miriam lives from day to day at the arse end of society, drifting from town to town, reduced to finding scores from the unfortunates [...]
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Kimberly Jun 03, 2020 - 08:54 AM
I found this book emotionally captivating right from the get go Miriam Black is a character that you can t help but root for A woman who is able to see the deaths of everyone who s skin she comes in contact with, her life is edge of your seat material at all moments The writing flowed perfectly language and situations fit the characters in every way I had no idea what to expect at the end of the book, until I actually read it At that point, I was left eagerly wanting to read from this author A [...]
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Aleeeeeza Jun 03, 2020 - 08:54 AM
2.5 2.75 starsreview before while reading readalong with jessie EXCITEMENT review after reading EXCITEMENT but unfortunately, this excitement was of a drastically different sort than the first one as in, OH MY GOD I M SO GLAD I HAVE SUCH GREAT SKIMMING POWERS OR I D HAVE NEVER GOTTEN THROUGH THIS BOOK kind of excitementis book starts off wonderfully well you have this broken and jaded yet filled with hilariously witty and wry quips main character and a great premise, and a general premonition of [...]
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Ashley Daviau Jun 03, 2020 - 08:54 AM
Holy freaking cow, this book is goddamn brilliant From the very first page I was totally enthralled by both the story and the characters Miriam has immediately become one of my all time favourite characters ever She is foul mouthed and rude but she also has heart and is just so badass that I couldn t help but love her Not to mention her awesome ability to see how people will die with a single touch And then when have Louis who is just such a sweetheart that you can t help but love him too Now th [...]
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Blackbirds By Chuck Wendig Miriam Black knows when you will die She s foreseen hundreds of car crashes, heart attacks, strokes, and suicides.But when Miriam hitches a ride with Louis Darling and shakes his hand, she sees that in thirty days Louis will be murdered while he calls her name Louis will die because he met her, and she will be the next victim.No matter what she does she can t save Louis.Miriam Black knows when you will die She s foreseen hundreds of car crashes, heart attacks, strokes, and suicides.But when Miriam hitches a ride with Louis Darling and shakes his hand, she sees that in thirty days Louis will be murdered while he calls her name Louis will die because he met her, and she will be the next victim.No matter what she does she can t save Louis But if she wants to stay alive, she ll have to try.

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