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➷ The Need Free ➭ Author Helen Phillips –

The Need EPUB The Need Author Helen Phillips When Molly, Home Alone With Her Two Young Children, Hears Footsteps In The Living Room, She Tries To Convince Herself It S The Sleep Deprivation She S Been Hearing Things These Days Startling At Loud Noises Imagining The Worst Case Scenario It S What Mothers Do, She Knows But Then The Footsteps Come Again, And She Catches A Glimpse Of Movement Suddenly Molly Finds Herself Face To Face With An Intruder Who Knows Far Too Much About Her And Her Family As She Attempts To Protect Those She Loves Most, Molly Must Also Acknowledge Her Own Frailty Molly Slips Down An Existential Rabbit Hole Where She Must Confront The Dualities Of Motherhood The Ecstasy And The Dread The Languor And The Ferocity The Banality And The Transcendence As The Book Hurtles Toward A Mind Bending Conclusion In The Need, Helen Phillips Has Created A Subversive, Speculative Thriller That Comes To Life Through Blazing, Arresting Prose And Gorgeous, Haunting Imagery Anointed As One Of The Most Exciting Fiction Writers Working Today, The Need Is A Glorious Celebration Of The Bizarre And Beautiful Nature Of Our Everyday Lives.

➷ The Need  Free ➭ Author Helen          Phillips –
  • Hardcover
  • 272 pages
  • The Need
  • Helen Phillips
  • English
  • 09 April 2017
  • 9781982113162

    10 thoughts on “➷ The Need Free ➭ Author Helen Phillips –

  1. says:

    You re scary, Mommy Viv was laughing I mean, you re scared, Mommy Molly, archaeologist, mother of two Viv and Ben and possibly insane, has just stumbled upon a mystery so dangerous that she can feel her mind breaking.It started at work In The Pit a dig site that contained dozens of vibrantly new plant species perfectly preserved in rock.Often people find a few new species, but so many in one location Almost impossible.But then came the impossible things An old cola bottle with the famous logo going a different way, an older bible with a strange twist things that should be easily debunkedbut weren t Yet how could any prankster no matter how skilled achieve such authenticity, such perfection, with such a random array of items from different time periods And while it started with the Pit, it ended up at home Molly has always had a mommy brain mistaking ambulance sirens in the middle of the night for Ben s cries and other simple switches Her husband is out of town, her youngest is bawling to be nursed and her eldest k...

  2. says:

    NOW AVAILABLE four months before pub date and it s already clear that this is a very polarizing book it s also a book best gone into blind, with no expectations about whether you will exit through the love or hate tunnel i know that s a big risk, right to not know anything about a book except that people have strong, and strongly divided, opinions about it but it s extremely landminey to talk about, because not only does this one have THINGS THAT HAPPEN spoilers but it also has tonal genre spoilers, which leaves precious little for the courteous reviewer to discuss and i am most certainly a courteous reviewer the GR synopsis is detailed, but all i knew about this book was what was printed on the back of my ARC From the Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist and author of The Beautiful Bureaucrat comes a subversive, speculative thriller about a scientist and mother of two young children who, by confronting a masked intruder in her home, slips into an existential rabbit hole where she grapples with the dualities of m...

  3. says:

    My husband was out of town so I went to bed with a pile of ARCs fully intending to read several pages of each before making a decision about what to read next I picked up The Need and woke up the next morning amid a slew of untouched ARCs with a large golden retriever contentedly snoring next to me Clearly, I couldn t put this book down.With her husband away on a business trip, a working m...

  4. says:

    Wellwhat a strange story Speculative fiction has been hit or miss for me This one a hit Every mother who has juggled the many responsibilities in her life, I believe, will find this book meaningful The less said better here, it s really better to read without any preconceived notions I do want to say though, that despite the book summary, this is not a thriller Yes it is intense in parts, but not for the reasons one would think If you are in the mood for something diffe...

  5. says:

    This book had one of the best beginnings I have read in a very long time and I was so on board flipping those pages furiously to figure out what the hell was going on Molly, a young exhausted mother of two, works as a paleobotanist at a dig site where some strange, otherworldly items have been discovered After returning home from work one evening she hears footsteps in the other room and her fear for her childrens safety is her only concern The intruder does reveal themselves and they appear to know everything about Molly and all her darkest secrets That s all I can really say plot wise Again, I must say that this books beginning was so chilling I had goosebumps Real creepy stuff and I applaud Helen Phillips for making my heart race The kids, Liv and Ben, are drawn so perfectly and to be honest little Liv gave me the creeps a few times with some of the things she says So shivery Buuuuuutttttttt, th...

  6. says:

    I was going to skip this one since I ve been avoiding thrillers centered around moms because there are only so many domestic thrillers I can read about drunk unreliable moms who just got out of a coma with a husband ch...

  7. says:

    My thanks to Simon Schuster, and Netgalley.I really wanted to love this book I didn t I think the synopsis was rather misleading Still, this book started strong I was intrigued, and a wee bit freaked out Quickly, I realized what was up You will too It s stated fairly soon What I didn t get was all the lactating I do understand how the author tied it all into being a mom, and all that goes with it Yet, I kept thinking, for shits sake, woman Wear a pad or throw some toilet paper in there All of this is just a teeny, tiny representation of my annoyance.Fi...

  8. says:

    We become our thoughts.Our thoughts, in time, become the battleground.Molly balances on a hair s breadth between her professional life and that of distant wife and bleary eyed mother of two Her heart is wrapped up in the ribbons of mommyhood with four year old precocious Viv and toddling one year old Ben Her husband, David, is out of the country on one of his musician treks Molly s hired Erica, a young woman babysitter, to fill in the gaps.The Pit..Molly, a dedicated paleobotanist, is assigned to a fossil quarry located outside the town near a defunct Phillips 66 gas station She works alongside Roz and Corey taking turns sifting through The Pit for treasures, categorizing and documenting finds, and presenting tours for busloads of the curious Beneath the dirt, the team has found a Coke bottle, a recent penny, and a Bible that designates God as She Molly finds a certain strangeness here that can t be put into words..especially the tall, thin woman dressed in black wearing a baseball cap.A Night VisitorRight out of the gate, Helen Phillips has us crouched down next to Molly as she hugs her two children tightly to her chest in the dark She s heard someone in the next room and whispers to her babies not to make a sound Slowly she makes her way closer only to be stunned by the presence of someone sitting statue like on her couch wearing the deer mask that ...

  9. says:

    Interesting, not at all what I expected I related to the exhausted mom juggling a young child, nursing baby, and job Those descriptions were spot on Other than that, the story takes a serious detour one that is never completed or explai...

  10. says:

    The Need is a unique, complex, brilliantly written story that is one of the strangest books I have ever read Now, this is a good one to go in blind however if you are like me and want to know what direction a story is going I think it s good to read a little bit about this one before going in It s a hard one to review because I feel saying anything about this story might be a spoiler as it really is very original and a very different reading experience here However, it s very complex and fast paced and at times I felt I was missing things I really needed to pick up on I feel the whole experience here is picking up on your own anxiety, fears, vulnerabilities, needs as a mother and facing your parenting self The Need is a thriller, horror with some sci fi that explores the fears and needs that make a mother vulnerable The story starts off like a fast paced thriller with a little horror there and then things take a little sci fi There is some horror throughout the story but not like you might think The chapters are short and quick but pack a lot in them with all the complex layers to the story Each chapter ended with me wanting to read one chap...

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