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Osprey Publishing, Apr 24, 2012 - Fiction - 416 pages
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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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Wendig's prose is punchy, conversational. - LibraryThing
The writing is lovely, graphic and detailed. - LibraryThing
For it is gripping, the pacing is so expertly done. - LibraryThing
Oh, and the cover art is gorgeous. - LibraryThing
The prose is visceral and brutally beautiful. - LibraryThing
Wendig is a visceral, punchy writer. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - LancasterWays - LibraryThing

Profanity. Sex. Violence. This is the depravity a reader must enjoy in order to appreciate Chuck Wendig's Blackbirds (Angry Robot, 2012). I loved it. Miriam Black is like that creepy kid from The ... Read full review

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User Review  - nnschiller - LibraryThing

Blackbirds is an excellent book. I didn't want to like it, but Wendig's tight prose and penetrating insight ended up charming me. I'm honestly pretty tired of the antihero/anti-heroine morality play ... Read full review

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Chuck Wendig is equal parts novelist, screenwriter, and game designer – A.K.A. an all-around "freelance penmonkey." You can probably find him on the side of a highway holding a sign, "Will Write For Booze." He currently lives in the wilds of Pennsyltucky with wife, dog, and infant heir to the Wendig throne. You can find him dispensing dubious writing advice at his blog,

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