Blackbird

Blackbird

A dark, biting literary debut for fans of Caroline Kepnes following the unlikely bond between two sociopaths?and the destruction left in their wake. ?When I was eight years old, I was abducted from a fast food restaurant by a man who took me, in all likelihood, because of a small splotch of mayonnaise on his hamburger. And so I believe in neither free will nor predeterminat A dark, biting literary debut for fans of Caroline Kepnes following the unlikely bond between two sociopaths?an...

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Title:Blackbird
Author:Michael Fiegel
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:Blackbird
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:312 pages pages

Blackbird Reviews

  • karen
    Nov 14, 2017

    The targets are just a bunch of heads at the end of the day, and inside each is a big juicy brain, about two pounds of which is water. The human body is mostly water, in fact, roughly two-thirds. We are literally trash bags full of liquid, waiting to pop. There are a hundred thousand m...

  • Ryan Mac
    Dec 07, 2017

    The targets are just a bunch of heads at the end of the day, and inside each is a big juicy brain, about two pounds of which is water. The human body is mostly water, in fact, roughly two-thirds. We are literally trash bags full of liquid, waiting to pop. There are a hundred thousand m...

    I'm going with 2.5 stars but I'm rounding up to three stars because I'm really not sure how I feel about this book. The first part of the book I liked more than the second. Edison is a serial killer for hire. He doesn't have real emotions and freely admits to that. Then one day he i...

    [considering 3.5 stars] Caroline Kepnes, the author of You and Hidden Bodies, subtly recommended Michael Fiegel's Blackbird on her Facebook page. It was just a little tidbit at the end of a long post about this book she was currently enjoying...subtle but intriguing. It's not schedu...

    Fans of Leon the Professional will really enjoy this story. It's a gritty and shocking character study, offering a glimpse into a world best not explored, and it's deeply psychological in nature. There's also a lot of wit and dark humor, but ultimately Blackbird is a look at what it ...

    What to say about this book... Is it disturbing? Yes. Is it alarming? Yes. Would I let my mother read it? Probably not. Despite the murder and mayhem, does it wiggle itself down into your heart and soul like some weird little worm and dig up little bits of emotions you didn't know yo...

    I have read various editions of Blackbird over the last 10 years and it's only gotten better with age, so sort of like Helen Mirren. I am very pleased that a larger audience will finally be exposed to the Chronicles of Edison North - it's been a long time coming and has certainly been ...

    It started with mayonnaise. BLACKBIRD is a tale about a domestic terrorist that abducted a child and trained her to be like him. You?ll probably expect a lot of blood and guts, and you?ll get that. What you probably won?t expect is how human this book is. That said, Micha...

    I devoured this. It affected me deeply and it will forever be one of my favorite stories of all time. Michael Fiegel - you effing rock. ...

    I've been looking forward to reading this book since Caroline Kepnes recommended it and I was definitely not disappointed. I enjoyed living in Edison and Christian's world and minds and even had a couple moments where I gasped out loud. Michael Fiegel is definitely a master of the chap...

    Blackbird is a compelling story about a professional serial killer and a burger with mayonnaise. Fiegel is an accomplished author, a huge nerd, and possibly a mild-mannered sociopath. They say write what you know! I've read this book at least 3 times and I'll probably read it at lea...

    What does one say about a book as dark as this? "She is the second-shortest of her group, perhaps eight years old, with matte blue-gray eyes--steely, scared, and sad--peering through the thin curtains of pooldamp blonde hair, half of it smashed crudely behind her ears, licking her n...

    This was so violent, so cruel I didn?t really enjoy reading it but Michael Fiegel is a very good writer and kept drawing me into the story. I wondered what would happen Christian, an 8 year old girl, and to the hit man who abducts her from a McDonalds while shooting up the place beca...

    A paid assassin, who gets his jollies as a serial killer in his off time, kidnaps an eight year old. He spends the next 10 years training her in his profession. The book is written as a diary, alternating between the two of them. ...

    Made sympathetic characters out of cold blooded Assassins. By turn, terrifying and touching. ...

    Enjoyable and yet somewhat disturbing at times book about a serial killer for hire and the girl that he abducts for unknown reasons from a restaurant that he shoots up. Dark humor and shady characters aplenty in this book that mostly focuses on their relationship, the girl growing up a...

  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Sep 20, 2017

    The targets are just a bunch of heads at the end of the day, and inside each is a big juicy brain, about two pounds of which is water. The human body is mostly water, in fact, roughly two-thirds. We are literally trash bags full of liquid, waiting to pop. There are a hundred thousand m...

    I'm going with 2.5 stars but I'm rounding up to three stars because I'm really not sure how I feel about this book. The first part of the book I liked more than the second. Edison is a serial killer for hire. He doesn't have real emotions and freely admits to that. Then one day he i...

  • Jennifer
    Aug 25, 2017

    The targets are just a bunch of heads at the end of the day, and inside each is a big juicy brain, about two pounds of which is water. The human body is mostly water, in fact, roughly two-thirds. We are literally trash bags full of liquid, waiting to pop. There are a hundred thousand m...

    I'm going with 2.5 stars but I'm rounding up to three stars because I'm really not sure how I feel about this book. The first part of the book I liked more than the second. Edison is a serial killer for hire. He doesn't have real emotions and freely admits to that. Then one day he i...

    [considering 3.5 stars] Caroline Kepnes, the author of You and Hidden Bodies, subtly recommended Michael Fiegel's Blackbird on her Facebook page. It was just a little tidbit at the end of a long post about this book she was currently enjoying...subtle but intriguing. It's not schedu...

  • Kay Wright
    Feb 12, 2018

    The targets are just a bunch of heads at the end of the day, and inside each is a big juicy brain, about two pounds of which is water. The human body is mostly water, in fact, roughly two-thirds. We are literally trash bags full of liquid, waiting to pop. There are a hundred thousand m...

    I'm going with 2.5 stars but I'm rounding up to three stars because I'm really not sure how I feel about this book. The first part of the book I liked more than the second. Edison is a serial killer for hire. He doesn't have real emotions and freely admits to that. Then one day he i...

    [considering 3.5 stars] Caroline Kepnes, the author of You and Hidden Bodies, subtly recommended Michael Fiegel's Blackbird on her Facebook page. It was just a little tidbit at the end of a long post about this book she was currently enjoying...subtle but intriguing. It's not schedu...

    Fans of Leon the Professional will really enjoy this story. It's a gritty and shocking character study, offering a glimpse into a world best not explored, and it's deeply psychological in nature. There's also a lot of wit and dark humor, but ultimately Blackbird is a look at what it ...

    What to say about this book... Is it disturbing? Yes. Is it alarming? Yes. Would I let my mother read it? Probably not. Despite the murder and mayhem, does it wiggle itself down into your heart and soul like some weird little worm and dig up little bits of emotions you didn't know yo...

    I have read various editions of Blackbird over the last 10 years and it's only gotten better with age, so sort of like Helen Mirren. I am very pleased that a larger audience will finally be exposed to the Chronicles of Edison North - it's been a long time coming and has certainly been ...

    It started with mayonnaise. BLACKBIRD is a tale about a domestic terrorist that abducted a child and trained her to be like him. You?ll probably expect a lot of blood and guts, and you?ll get that. What you probably won?t expect is how human this book is. That said, Micha...

    I devoured this. It affected me deeply and it will forever be one of my favorite stories of all time. Michael Fiegel - you effing rock. ...

    I've been looking forward to reading this book since Caroline Kepnes recommended it and I was definitely not disappointed. I enjoyed living in Edison and Christian's world and minds and even had a couple moments where I gasped out loud. Michael Fiegel is definitely a master of the chap...

    Blackbird is a compelling story about a professional serial killer and a burger with mayonnaise. Fiegel is an accomplished author, a huge nerd, and possibly a mild-mannered sociopath. They say write what you know! I've read this book at least 3 times and I'll probably read it at lea...

    What does one say about a book as dark as this? "She is the second-shortest of her group, perhaps eight years old, with matte blue-gray eyes--steely, scared, and sad--peering through the thin curtains of pooldamp blonde hair, half of it smashed crudely behind her ears, licking her n...

    This was so violent, so cruel I didn?t really enjoy reading it but Michael Fiegel is a very good writer and kept drawing me into the story. I wondered what would happen Christian, an 8 year old girl, and to the hit man who abducts her from a McDonalds while shooting up the place beca...

  • Leslie
    Nov 17, 2017

    The targets are just a bunch of heads at the end of the day, and inside each is a big juicy brain, about two pounds of which is water. The human body is mostly water, in fact, roughly two-thirds. We are literally trash bags full of liquid, waiting to pop. There are a hundred thousand m...

    I'm going with 2.5 stars but I'm rounding up to three stars because I'm really not sure how I feel about this book. The first part of the book I liked more than the second. Edison is a serial killer for hire. He doesn't have real emotions and freely admits to that. Then one day he i...

    [considering 3.5 stars] Caroline Kepnes, the author of You and Hidden Bodies, subtly recommended Michael Fiegel's Blackbird on her Facebook page. It was just a little tidbit at the end of a long post about this book she was currently enjoying...subtle but intriguing. It's not schedu...

    Fans of Leon the Professional will really enjoy this story. It's a gritty and shocking character study, offering a glimpse into a world best not explored, and it's deeply psychological in nature. There's also a lot of wit and dark humor, but ultimately Blackbird is a look at what it ...

    What to say about this book... Is it disturbing? Yes. Is it alarming? Yes. Would I let my mother read it? Probably not. Despite the murder and mayhem, does it wiggle itself down into your heart and soul like some weird little worm and dig up little bits of emotions you didn't know yo...

    I have read various editions of Blackbird over the last 10 years and it's only gotten better with age, so sort of like Helen Mirren. I am very pleased that a larger audience will finally be exposed to the Chronicles of Edison North - it's been a long time coming and has certainly been ...

    It started with mayonnaise. BLACKBIRD is a tale about a domestic terrorist that abducted a child and trained her to be like him. You?ll probably expect a lot of blood and guts, and you?ll get that. What you probably won?t expect is how human this book is. That said, Micha...

    I devoured this. It affected me deeply and it will forever be one of my favorite stories of all time. Michael Fiegel - you effing rock. ...

    I've been looking forward to reading this book since Caroline Kepnes recommended it and I was definitely not disappointed. I enjoyed living in Edison and Christian's world and minds and even had a couple moments where I gasped out loud. Michael Fiegel is definitely a master of the chap...

    Blackbird is a compelling story about a professional serial killer and a burger with mayonnaise. Fiegel is an accomplished author, a huge nerd, and possibly a mild-mannered sociopath. They say write what you know! I've read this book at least 3 times and I'll probably read it at lea...

    What does one say about a book as dark as this? "She is the second-shortest of her group, perhaps eight years old, with matte blue-gray eyes--steely, scared, and sad--peering through the thin curtains of pooldamp blonde hair, half of it smashed crudely behind her ears, licking her n...

    This was so violent, so cruel I didn?t really enjoy reading it but Michael Fiegel is a very good writer and kept drawing me into the story. I wondered what would happen Christian, an 8 year old girl, and to the hit man who abducts her from a McDonalds while shooting up the place beca...

    A paid assassin, who gets his jollies as a serial killer in his off time, kidnaps an eight year old. He spends the next 10 years training her in his profession. The book is written as a diary, alternating between the two of them. ...

    Made sympathetic characters out of cold blooded Assassins. By turn, terrifying and touching. ...

    Enjoyable and yet somewhat disturbing at times book about a serial killer for hire and the girl that he abducts for unknown reasons from a restaurant that he shoots up. Dark humor and shady characters aplenty in this book that mostly focuses on their relationship, the girl growing up a...

    I really liked this one. Probably one of my top picks for 2017. Similar to "She Rides Shotgun" so if you liked that book, you will enjoy Blackbird as well. My sweetie says Edison is an antihero that men are going to like. He just finished the book too. ...

  • Nella-rosmarino
    Nov 14, 2017

    The targets are just a bunch of heads at the end of the day, and inside each is a big juicy brain, about two pounds of which is water. The human body is mostly water, in fact, roughly two-thirds. We are literally trash bags full of liquid, waiting to pop. There are a hundred thousand m...

    I'm going with 2.5 stars but I'm rounding up to three stars because I'm really not sure how I feel about this book. The first part of the book I liked more than the second. Edison is a serial killer for hire. He doesn't have real emotions and freely admits to that. Then one day he i...

    [considering 3.5 stars] Caroline Kepnes, the author of You and Hidden Bodies, subtly recommended Michael Fiegel's Blackbird on her Facebook page. It was just a little tidbit at the end of a long post about this book she was currently enjoying...subtle but intriguing. It's not schedu...

    Fans of Leon the Professional will really enjoy this story. It's a gritty and shocking character study, offering a glimpse into a world best not explored, and it's deeply psychological in nature. There's also a lot of wit and dark humor, but ultimately Blackbird is a look at what it ...

    What to say about this book... Is it disturbing? Yes. Is it alarming? Yes. Would I let my mother read it? Probably not. Despite the murder and mayhem, does it wiggle itself down into your heart and soul like some weird little worm and dig up little bits of emotions you didn't know yo...

    I have read various editions of Blackbird over the last 10 years and it's only gotten better with age, so sort of like Helen Mirren. I am very pleased that a larger audience will finally be exposed to the Chronicles of Edison North - it's been a long time coming and has certainly been ...

    It started with mayonnaise. BLACKBIRD is a tale about a domestic terrorist that abducted a child and trained her to be like him. You?ll probably expect a lot of blood and guts, and you?ll get that. What you probably won?t expect is how human this book is. That said, Micha...

    I devoured this. It affected me deeply and it will forever be one of my favorite stories of all time. Michael Fiegel - you effing rock. ...

    I've been looking forward to reading this book since Caroline Kepnes recommended it and I was definitely not disappointed. I enjoyed living in Edison and Christian's world and minds and even had a couple moments where I gasped out loud. Michael Fiegel is definitely a master of the chap...

    Blackbird is a compelling story about a professional serial killer and a burger with mayonnaise. Fiegel is an accomplished author, a huge nerd, and possibly a mild-mannered sociopath. They say write what you know! I've read this book at least 3 times and I'll probably read it at lea...

    What does one say about a book as dark as this? "She is the second-shortest of her group, perhaps eight years old, with matte blue-gray eyes--steely, scared, and sad--peering through the thin curtains of pooldamp blonde hair, half of it smashed crudely behind her ears, licking her n...

    This was so violent, so cruel I didn?t really enjoy reading it but Michael Fiegel is a very good writer and kept drawing me into the story. I wondered what would happen Christian, an 8 year old girl, and to the hit man who abducts her from a McDonalds while shooting up the place beca...

    A paid assassin, who gets his jollies as a serial killer in his off time, kidnaps an eight year old. He spends the next 10 years training her in his profession. The book is written as a diary, alternating between the two of them. ...

    Made sympathetic characters out of cold blooded Assassins. By turn, terrifying and touching. ...

    Enjoyable and yet somewhat disturbing at times book about a serial killer for hire and the girl that he abducts for unknown reasons from a restaurant that he shoots up. Dark humor and shady characters aplenty in this book that mostly focuses on their relationship, the girl growing up a...

    I really liked this one. Probably one of my top picks for 2017. Similar to "She Rides Shotgun" so if you liked that book, you will enjoy Blackbird as well. My sweetie says Edison is an antihero that men are going to like. He just finished the book too. ...

    Great book! Step out of your comfort zone. Read a book that makes you care for people who do very bad things for no good reason. Or maybe the reason is not so bad...enjoy rethinking your values. ...

    As I get older, fewer fiction novels seem to be able to enthrall me and leave me considering them a "page-turner". This is a notable exception. From the first chapter to the last it pulls you in and doesn't let go, and when it does you wished it hadn't yet. Every page leaves you wantin...

    I enjoyed the book but the anti-conspiracy theory in me kept that half a star in my pocket. Update: I've though about it over night and I decided to round up my rating. I still think suggesting every mass murder in the country is staged or some kind of false flag is dangerous (espec...

    If you?re seduced by the deeper, grittier side of literature, this is the book for you. I read an early draft in 2009 and literally could not put this book down. It gave me a very sleepless night while on a business trip but it was well worth it. Just re-read the latest and STILL ...

    It was spectacularly different. Knowing about something is useless unless you can do something about it. I cannot point out how true and real this is. You can say whatever you want or any excuses you can think of but the truth is right there in that quote. The analogies here...

    Blackbird bored me. The book's synopsis was quite intriguing and the storyline seemed unique, but it just didn't do it for me. I was hoping for gruesome and gory details about Edison's killings because I'm currently in the mood for really twisted, horrific sh*t. Unfortunately, the ...

    It wont let me read the books. ...

    One of the best books I've read in a long time--and a debut at that! Definitely recommending this to friends and family. ...

    Not sure I can finish this book, so boring ...

    I found this book hard to put down. Both the narrating characters are interesting and well written. The first half of the book I really enjoyed. I am not sure how I feel about where the characters end up in the second half of the book. If you enjoy thrillers, this one is worth pick...

    ...

  • Jovy
    Jan 11, 2018

    The targets are just a bunch of heads at the end of the day, and inside each is a big juicy brain, about two pounds of which is water. The human body is mostly water, in fact, roughly two-thirds. We are literally trash bags full of liquid, waiting to pop. There are a hundred thousand m...

    I'm going with 2.5 stars but I'm rounding up to three stars because I'm really not sure how I feel about this book. The first part of the book I liked more than the second. Edison is a serial killer for hire. He doesn't have real emotions and freely admits to that. Then one day he i...

    [considering 3.5 stars] Caroline Kepnes, the author of You and Hidden Bodies, subtly recommended Michael Fiegel's Blackbird on her Facebook page. It was just a little tidbit at the end of a long post about this book she was currently enjoying...subtle but intriguing. It's not schedu...

    Fans of Leon the Professional will really enjoy this story. It's a gritty and shocking character study, offering a glimpse into a world best not explored, and it's deeply psychological in nature. There's also a lot of wit and dark humor, but ultimately Blackbird is a look at what it ...

    What to say about this book... Is it disturbing? Yes. Is it alarming? Yes. Would I let my mother read it? Probably not. Despite the murder and mayhem, does it wiggle itself down into your heart and soul like some weird little worm and dig up little bits of emotions you didn't know yo...

    I have read various editions of Blackbird over the last 10 years and it's only gotten better with age, so sort of like Helen Mirren. I am very pleased that a larger audience will finally be exposed to the Chronicles of Edison North - it's been a long time coming and has certainly been ...

    It started with mayonnaise. BLACKBIRD is a tale about a domestic terrorist that abducted a child and trained her to be like him. You?ll probably expect a lot of blood and guts, and you?ll get that. What you probably won?t expect is how human this book is. That said, Micha...

    I devoured this. It affected me deeply and it will forever be one of my favorite stories of all time. Michael Fiegel - you effing rock. ...

    I've been looking forward to reading this book since Caroline Kepnes recommended it and I was definitely not disappointed. I enjoyed living in Edison and Christian's world and minds and even had a couple moments where I gasped out loud. Michael Fiegel is definitely a master of the chap...

    Blackbird is a compelling story about a professional serial killer and a burger with mayonnaise. Fiegel is an accomplished author, a huge nerd, and possibly a mild-mannered sociopath. They say write what you know! I've read this book at least 3 times and I'll probably read it at lea...

    What does one say about a book as dark as this? "She is the second-shortest of her group, perhaps eight years old, with matte blue-gray eyes--steely, scared, and sad--peering through the thin curtains of pooldamp blonde hair, half of it smashed crudely behind her ears, licking her n...

    This was so violent, so cruel I didn?t really enjoy reading it but Michael Fiegel is a very good writer and kept drawing me into the story. I wondered what would happen Christian, an 8 year old girl, and to the hit man who abducts her from a McDonalds while shooting up the place beca...

    A paid assassin, who gets his jollies as a serial killer in his off time, kidnaps an eight year old. He spends the next 10 years training her in his profession. The book is written as a diary, alternating between the two of them. ...

    Made sympathetic characters out of cold blooded Assassins. By turn, terrifying and touching. ...

    Enjoyable and yet somewhat disturbing at times book about a serial killer for hire and the girl that he abducts for unknown reasons from a restaurant that he shoots up. Dark humor and shady characters aplenty in this book that mostly focuses on their relationship, the girl growing up a...

    I really liked this one. Probably one of my top picks for 2017. Similar to "She Rides Shotgun" so if you liked that book, you will enjoy Blackbird as well. My sweetie says Edison is an antihero that men are going to like. He just finished the book too. ...

    Great book! Step out of your comfort zone. Read a book that makes you care for people who do very bad things for no good reason. Or maybe the reason is not so bad...enjoy rethinking your values. ...

    As I get older, fewer fiction novels seem to be able to enthrall me and leave me considering them a "page-turner". This is a notable exception. From the first chapter to the last it pulls you in and doesn't let go, and when it does you wished it hadn't yet. Every page leaves you wantin...

    I enjoyed the book but the anti-conspiracy theory in me kept that half a star in my pocket. Update: I've though about it over night and I decided to round up my rating. I still think suggesting every mass murder in the country is staged or some kind of false flag is dangerous (espec...

    If you?re seduced by the deeper, grittier side of literature, this is the book for you. I read an early draft in 2009 and literally could not put this book down. It gave me a very sleepless night while on a business trip but it was well worth it. Just re-read the latest and STILL ...

    It was spectacularly different. Knowing about something is useless unless you can do something about it. I cannot point out how true and real this is. You can say whatever you want or any excuses you can think of but the truth is right there in that quote. The analogies here...

    Blackbird bored me. The book's synopsis was quite intriguing and the storyline seemed unique, but it just didn't do it for me. I was hoping for gruesome and gory details about Edison's killings because I'm currently in the mood for really twisted, horrific sh*t. Unfortunately, the ...

  • Talk Supe
    Feb 13, 2018

    The targets are just a bunch of heads at the end of the day, and inside each is a big juicy brain, about two pounds of which is water. The human body is mostly water, in fact, roughly two-thirds. We are literally trash bags full of liquid, waiting to pop. There are a hundred thousand m...

    I'm going with 2.5 stars but I'm rounding up to three stars because I'm really not sure how I feel about this book. The first part of the book I liked more than the second. Edison is a serial killer for hire. He doesn't have real emotions and freely admits to that. Then one day he i...

    [considering 3.5 stars] Caroline Kepnes, the author of You and Hidden Bodies, subtly recommended Michael Fiegel's Blackbird on her Facebook page. It was just a little tidbit at the end of a long post about this book she was currently enjoying...subtle but intriguing. It's not schedu...

    Fans of Leon the Professional will really enjoy this story. It's a gritty and shocking character study, offering a glimpse into a world best not explored, and it's deeply psychological in nature. There's also a lot of wit and dark humor, but ultimately Blackbird is a look at what it ...

    What to say about this book... Is it disturbing? Yes. Is it alarming? Yes. Would I let my mother read it? Probably not. Despite the murder and mayhem, does it wiggle itself down into your heart and soul like some weird little worm and dig up little bits of emotions you didn't know yo...

    I have read various editions of Blackbird over the last 10 years and it's only gotten better with age, so sort of like Helen Mirren. I am very pleased that a larger audience will finally be exposed to the Chronicles of Edison North - it's been a long time coming and has certainly been ...

    It started with mayonnaise. BLACKBIRD is a tale about a domestic terrorist that abducted a child and trained her to be like him. You?ll probably expect a lot of blood and guts, and you?ll get that. What you probably won?t expect is how human this book is. That said, Micha...

  • Dominus~
    Dec 31, 2017

    The targets are just a bunch of heads at the end of the day, and inside each is a big juicy brain, about two pounds of which is water. The human body is mostly water, in fact, roughly two-thirds. We are literally trash bags full of liquid, waiting to pop. There are a hundred thousand m...

    I'm going with 2.5 stars but I'm rounding up to three stars because I'm really not sure how I feel about this book. The first part of the book I liked more than the second. Edison is a serial killer for hire. He doesn't have real emotions and freely admits to that. Then one day he i...

    [considering 3.5 stars] Caroline Kepnes, the author of You and Hidden Bodies, subtly recommended Michael Fiegel's Blackbird on her Facebook page. It was just a little tidbit at the end of a long post about this book she was currently enjoying...subtle but intriguing. It's not schedu...

    Fans of Leon the Professional will really enjoy this story. It's a gritty and shocking character study, offering a glimpse into a world best not explored, and it's deeply psychological in nature. There's also a lot of wit and dark humor, but ultimately Blackbird is a look at what it ...

    What to say about this book... Is it disturbing? Yes. Is it alarming? Yes. Would I let my mother read it? Probably not. Despite the murder and mayhem, does it wiggle itself down into your heart and soul like some weird little worm and dig up little bits of emotions you didn't know yo...

    I have read various editions of Blackbird over the last 10 years and it's only gotten better with age, so sort of like Helen Mirren. I am very pleased that a larger audience will finally be exposed to the Chronicles of Edison North - it's been a long time coming and has certainly been ...

    It started with mayonnaise. BLACKBIRD is a tale about a domestic terrorist that abducted a child and trained her to be like him. You?ll probably expect a lot of blood and guts, and you?ll get that. What you probably won?t expect is how human this book is. That said, Micha...

    I devoured this. It affected me deeply and it will forever be one of my favorite stories of all time. Michael Fiegel - you effing rock. ...

    I've been looking forward to reading this book since Caroline Kepnes recommended it and I was definitely not disappointed. I enjoyed living in Edison and Christian's world and minds and even had a couple moments where I gasped out loud. Michael Fiegel is definitely a master of the chap...

    Blackbird is a compelling story about a professional serial killer and a burger with mayonnaise. Fiegel is an accomplished author, a huge nerd, and possibly a mild-mannered sociopath. They say write what you know! I've read this book at least 3 times and I'll probably read it at lea...

    What does one say about a book as dark as this? "She is the second-shortest of her group, perhaps eight years old, with matte blue-gray eyes--steely, scared, and sad--peering through the thin curtains of pooldamp blonde hair, half of it smashed crudely behind her ears, licking her n...

    This was so violent, so cruel I didn?t really enjoy reading it but Michael Fiegel is a very good writer and kept drawing me into the story. I wondered what would happen Christian, an 8 year old girl, and to the hit man who abducts her from a McDonalds while shooting up the place beca...

    A paid assassin, who gets his jollies as a serial killer in his off time, kidnaps an eight year old. He spends the next 10 years training her in his profession. The book is written as a diary, alternating between the two of them. ...

    Made sympathetic characters out of cold blooded Assassins. By turn, terrifying and touching. ...

    Enjoyable and yet somewhat disturbing at times book about a serial killer for hire and the girl that he abducts for unknown reasons from a restaurant that he shoots up. Dark humor and shady characters aplenty in this book that mostly focuses on their relationship, the girl growing up a...

    I really liked this one. Probably one of my top picks for 2017. Similar to "She Rides Shotgun" so if you liked that book, you will enjoy Blackbird as well. My sweetie says Edison is an antihero that men are going to like. He just finished the book too. ...

    Great book! Step out of your comfort zone. Read a book that makes you care for people who do very bad things for no good reason. Or maybe the reason is not so bad...enjoy rethinking your values. ...

    As I get older, fewer fiction novels seem to be able to enthrall me and leave me considering them a "page-turner". This is a notable exception. From the first chapter to the last it pulls you in and doesn't let go, and when it does you wished it hadn't yet. Every page leaves you wantin...

    I enjoyed the book but the anti-conspiracy theory in me kept that half a star in my pocket. Update: I've though about it over night and I decided to round up my rating. I still think suggesting every mass murder in the country is staged or some kind of false flag is dangerous (espec...

    If you?re seduced by the deeper, grittier side of literature, this is the book for you. I read an early draft in 2009 and literally could not put this book down. It gave me a very sleepless night while on a business trip but it was well worth it. Just re-read the latest and STILL ...

    It was spectacularly different. Knowing about something is useless unless you can do something about it. I cannot point out how true and real this is. You can say whatever you want or any excuses you can think of but the truth is right there in that quote. The analogies here...

  • Amy
    Feb 02, 2018

    The targets are just a bunch of heads at the end of the day, and inside each is a big juicy brain, about two pounds of which is water. The human body is mostly water, in fact, roughly two-thirds. We are literally trash bags full of liquid, waiting to pop. There are a hundred thousand m...

    I'm going with 2.5 stars but I'm rounding up to three stars because I'm really not sure how I feel about this book. The first part of the book I liked more than the second. Edison is a serial killer for hire. He doesn't have real emotions and freely admits to that. Then one day he i...

    [considering 3.5 stars] Caroline Kepnes, the author of You and Hidden Bodies, subtly recommended Michael Fiegel's Blackbird on her Facebook page. It was just a little tidbit at the end of a long post about this book she was currently enjoying...subtle but intriguing. It's not schedu...

    Fans of Leon the Professional will really enjoy this story. It's a gritty and shocking character study, offering a glimpse into a world best not explored, and it's deeply psychological in nature. There's also a lot of wit and dark humor, but ultimately Blackbird is a look at what it ...

    What to say about this book... Is it disturbing? Yes. Is it alarming? Yes. Would I let my mother read it? Probably not. Despite the murder and mayhem, does it wiggle itself down into your heart and soul like some weird little worm and dig up little bits of emotions you didn't know yo...

    I have read various editions of Blackbird over the last 10 years and it's only gotten better with age, so sort of like Helen Mirren. I am very pleased that a larger audience will finally be exposed to the Chronicles of Edison North - it's been a long time coming and has certainly been ...

    It started with mayonnaise. BLACKBIRD is a tale about a domestic terrorist that abducted a child and trained her to be like him. You?ll probably expect a lot of blood and guts, and you?ll get that. What you probably won?t expect is how human this book is. That said, Micha...

    I devoured this. It affected me deeply and it will forever be one of my favorite stories of all time. Michael Fiegel - you effing rock. ...

    I've been looking forward to reading this book since Caroline Kepnes recommended it and I was definitely not disappointed. I enjoyed living in Edison and Christian's world and minds and even had a couple moments where I gasped out loud. Michael Fiegel is definitely a master of the chap...

    Blackbird is a compelling story about a professional serial killer and a burger with mayonnaise. Fiegel is an accomplished author, a huge nerd, and possibly a mild-mannered sociopath. They say write what you know! I've read this book at least 3 times and I'll probably read it at lea...

    What does one say about a book as dark as this? "She is the second-shortest of her group, perhaps eight years old, with matte blue-gray eyes--steely, scared, and sad--peering through the thin curtains of pooldamp blonde hair, half of it smashed crudely behind her ears, licking her n...

    This was so violent, so cruel I didn?t really enjoy reading it but Michael Fiegel is a very good writer and kept drawing me into the story. I wondered what would happen Christian, an 8 year old girl, and to the hit man who abducts her from a McDonalds while shooting up the place beca...

    A paid assassin, who gets his jollies as a serial killer in his off time, kidnaps an eight year old. He spends the next 10 years training her in his profession. The book is written as a diary, alternating between the two of them. ...

    Made sympathetic characters out of cold blooded Assassins. By turn, terrifying and touching. ...

    Enjoyable and yet somewhat disturbing at times book about a serial killer for hire and the girl that he abducts for unknown reasons from a restaurant that he shoots up. Dark humor and shady characters aplenty in this book that mostly focuses on their relationship, the girl growing up a...

    I really liked this one. Probably one of my top picks for 2017. Similar to "She Rides Shotgun" so if you liked that book, you will enjoy Blackbird as well. My sweetie says Edison is an antihero that men are going to like. He just finished the book too. ...

    Great book! Step out of your comfort zone. Read a book that makes you care for people who do very bad things for no good reason. Or maybe the reason is not so bad...enjoy rethinking your values. ...

    As I get older, fewer fiction novels seem to be able to enthrall me and leave me considering them a "page-turner". This is a notable exception. From the first chapter to the last it pulls you in and doesn't let go, and when it does you wished it hadn't yet. Every page leaves you wantin...

    I enjoyed the book but the anti-conspiracy theory in me kept that half a star in my pocket. Update: I've though about it over night and I decided to round up my rating. I still think suggesting every mass murder in the country is staged or some kind of false flag is dangerous (espec...

    If you?re seduced by the deeper, grittier side of literature, this is the book for you. I read an early draft in 2009 and literally could not put this book down. It gave me a very sleepless night while on a business trip but it was well worth it. Just re-read the latest and STILL ...

    It was spectacularly different. Knowing about something is useless unless you can do something about it. I cannot point out how true and real this is. You can say whatever you want or any excuses you can think of but the truth is right there in that quote. The analogies here...

    Blackbird bored me. The book's synopsis was quite intriguing and the storyline seemed unique, but it just didn't do it for me. I was hoping for gruesome and gory details about Edison's killings because I'm currently in the mood for really twisted, horrific sh*t. Unfortunately, the ...

    It wont let me read the books. ...

    One of the best books I've read in a long time--and a debut at that! Definitely recommending this to friends and family. ...

    Not sure I can finish this book, so boring ...

  • Amanda
    Aug 03, 2017

    The targets are just a bunch of heads at the end of the day, and inside each is a big juicy brain, about two pounds of which is water. The human body is mostly water, in fact, roughly two-thirds. We are literally trash bags full of liquid, waiting to pop. There are a hundred thousand m...

    I'm going with 2.5 stars but I'm rounding up to three stars because I'm really not sure how I feel about this book. The first part of the book I liked more than the second. Edison is a serial killer for hire. He doesn't have real emotions and freely admits to that. Then one day he i...

    [considering 3.5 stars] Caroline Kepnes, the author of You and Hidden Bodies, subtly recommended Michael Fiegel's Blackbird on her Facebook page. It was just a little tidbit at the end of a long post about this book she was currently enjoying...subtle but intriguing. It's not schedu...

    Fans of Leon the Professional will really enjoy this story. It's a gritty and shocking character study, offering a glimpse into a world best not explored, and it's deeply psychological in nature. There's also a lot of wit and dark humor, but ultimately Blackbird is a look at what it ...

    What to say about this book... Is it disturbing? Yes. Is it alarming? Yes. Would I let my mother read it? Probably not. Despite the murder and mayhem, does it wiggle itself down into your heart and soul like some weird little worm and dig up little bits of emotions you didn't know yo...

    I have read various editions of Blackbird over the last 10 years and it's only gotten better with age, so sort of like Helen Mirren. I am very pleased that a larger audience will finally be exposed to the Chronicles of Edison North - it's been a long time coming and has certainly been ...

    It started with mayonnaise. BLACKBIRD is a tale about a domestic terrorist that abducted a child and trained her to be like him. You?ll probably expect a lot of blood and guts, and you?ll get that. What you probably won?t expect is how human this book is. That said, Micha...

    I devoured this. It affected me deeply and it will forever be one of my favorite stories of all time. Michael Fiegel - you effing rock. ...

    I've been looking forward to reading this book since Caroline Kepnes recommended it and I was definitely not disappointed. I enjoyed living in Edison and Christian's world and minds and even had a couple moments where I gasped out loud. Michael Fiegel is definitely a master of the chap...

    Blackbird is a compelling story about a professional serial killer and a burger with mayonnaise. Fiegel is an accomplished author, a huge nerd, and possibly a mild-mannered sociopath. They say write what you know! I've read this book at least 3 times and I'll probably read it at lea...

  • Quanita
    Jan 29, 2018

    The targets are just a bunch of heads at the end of the day, and inside each is a big juicy brain, about two pounds of which is water. The human body is mostly water, in fact, roughly two-thirds. We are literally trash bags full of liquid, waiting to pop. There are a hundred thousand m...

    I'm going with 2.5 stars but I'm rounding up to three stars because I'm really not sure how I feel about this book. The first part of the book I liked more than the second. Edison is a serial killer for hire. He doesn't have real emotions and freely admits to that. Then one day he i...

    [considering 3.5 stars] Caroline Kepnes, the author of You and Hidden Bodies, subtly recommended Michael Fiegel's Blackbird on her Facebook page. It was just a little tidbit at the end of a long post about this book she was currently enjoying...subtle but intriguing. It's not schedu...

    Fans of Leon the Professional will really enjoy this story. It's a gritty and shocking character study, offering a glimpse into a world best not explored, and it's deeply psychological in nature. There's also a lot of wit and dark humor, but ultimately Blackbird is a look at what it ...

    What to say about this book... Is it disturbing? Yes. Is it alarming? Yes. Would I let my mother read it? Probably not. Despite the murder and mayhem, does it wiggle itself down into your heart and soul like some weird little worm and dig up little bits of emotions you didn't know yo...

    I have read various editions of Blackbird over the last 10 years and it's only gotten better with age, so sort of like Helen Mirren. I am very pleased that a larger audience will finally be exposed to the Chronicles of Edison North - it's been a long time coming and has certainly been ...

    It started with mayonnaise. BLACKBIRD is a tale about a domestic terrorist that abducted a child and trained her to be like him. You?ll probably expect a lot of blood and guts, and you?ll get that. What you probably won?t expect is how human this book is. That said, Micha...

    I devoured this. It affected me deeply and it will forever be one of my favorite stories of all time. Michael Fiegel - you effing rock. ...

    I've been looking forward to reading this book since Caroline Kepnes recommended it and I was definitely not disappointed. I enjoyed living in Edison and Christian's world and minds and even had a couple moments where I gasped out loud. Michael Fiegel is definitely a master of the chap...

    Blackbird is a compelling story about a professional serial killer and a burger with mayonnaise. Fiegel is an accomplished author, a huge nerd, and possibly a mild-mannered sociopath. They say write what you know! I've read this book at least 3 times and I'll probably read it at lea...

    What does one say about a book as dark as this? "She is the second-shortest of her group, perhaps eight years old, with matte blue-gray eyes--steely, scared, and sad--peering through the thin curtains of pooldamp blonde hair, half of it smashed crudely behind her ears, licking her n...

    This was so violent, so cruel I didn?t really enjoy reading it but Michael Fiegel is a very good writer and kept drawing me into the story. I wondered what would happen Christian, an 8 year old girl, and to the hit man who abducts her from a McDonalds while shooting up the place beca...

    A paid assassin, who gets his jollies as a serial killer in his off time, kidnaps an eight year old. He spends the next 10 years training her in his profession. The book is written as a diary, alternating between the two of them. ...

  • Danielle
    Aug 16, 2017

    The targets are just a bunch of heads at the end of the day, and inside each is a big juicy brain, about two pounds of which is water. The human body is mostly water, in fact, roughly two-thirds. We are literally trash bags full of liquid, waiting to pop. There are a hundred thousand m...

    I'm going with 2.5 stars but I'm rounding up to three stars because I'm really not sure how I feel about this book. The first part of the book I liked more than the second. Edison is a serial killer for hire. He doesn't have real emotions and freely admits to that. Then one day he i...

    [considering 3.5 stars] Caroline Kepnes, the author of You and Hidden Bodies, subtly recommended Michael Fiegel's Blackbird on her Facebook page. It was just a little tidbit at the end of a long post about this book she was currently enjoying...subtle but intriguing. It's not schedu...

    Fans of Leon the Professional will really enjoy this story. It's a gritty and shocking character study, offering a glimpse into a world best not explored, and it's deeply psychological in nature. There's also a lot of wit and dark humor, but ultimately Blackbird is a look at what it ...

    What to say about this book... Is it disturbing? Yes. Is it alarming? Yes. Would I let my mother read it? Probably not. Despite the murder and mayhem, does it wiggle itself down into your heart and soul like some weird little worm and dig up little bits of emotions you didn't know yo...

    I have read various editions of Blackbird over the last 10 years and it's only gotten better with age, so sort of like Helen Mirren. I am very pleased that a larger audience will finally be exposed to the Chronicles of Edison North - it's been a long time coming and has certainly been ...

    It started with mayonnaise. BLACKBIRD is a tale about a domestic terrorist that abducted a child and trained her to be like him. You?ll probably expect a lot of blood and guts, and you?ll get that. What you probably won?t expect is how human this book is. That said, Micha...

    I devoured this. It affected me deeply and it will forever be one of my favorite stories of all time. Michael Fiegel - you effing rock. ...

    I've been looking forward to reading this book since Caroline Kepnes recommended it and I was definitely not disappointed. I enjoyed living in Edison and Christian's world and minds and even had a couple moments where I gasped out loud. Michael Fiegel is definitely a master of the chap...

    Blackbird is a compelling story about a professional serial killer and a burger with mayonnaise. Fiegel is an accomplished author, a huge nerd, and possibly a mild-mannered sociopath. They say write what you know! I've read this book at least 3 times and I'll probably read it at lea...

    What does one say about a book as dark as this? "She is the second-shortest of her group, perhaps eight years old, with matte blue-gray eyes--steely, scared, and sad--peering through the thin curtains of pooldamp blonde hair, half of it smashed crudely behind her ears, licking her n...

    This was so violent, so cruel I didn?t really enjoy reading it but Michael Fiegel is a very good writer and kept drawing me into the story. I wondered what would happen Christian, an 8 year old girl, and to the hit man who abducts her from a McDonalds while shooting up the place beca...

    A paid assassin, who gets his jollies as a serial killer in his off time, kidnaps an eight year old. He spends the next 10 years training her in his profession. The book is written as a diary, alternating between the two of them. ...

    Made sympathetic characters out of cold blooded Assassins. By turn, terrifying and touching. ...

    Enjoyable and yet somewhat disturbing at times book about a serial killer for hire and the girl that he abducts for unknown reasons from a restaurant that he shoots up. Dark humor and shady characters aplenty in this book that mostly focuses on their relationship, the girl growing up a...

    I really liked this one. Probably one of my top picks for 2017. Similar to "She Rides Shotgun" so if you liked that book, you will enjoy Blackbird as well. My sweetie says Edison is an antihero that men are going to like. He just finished the book too. ...

    Great book! Step out of your comfort zone. Read a book that makes you care for people who do very bad things for no good reason. Or maybe the reason is not so bad...enjoy rethinking your values. ...

    As I get older, fewer fiction novels seem to be able to enthrall me and leave me considering them a "page-turner". This is a notable exception. From the first chapter to the last it pulls you in and doesn't let go, and when it does you wished it hadn't yet. Every page leaves you wantin...

    I enjoyed the book but the anti-conspiracy theory in me kept that half a star in my pocket. Update: I've though about it over night and I decided to round up my rating. I still think suggesting every mass murder in the country is staged or some kind of false flag is dangerous (espec...

    If you?re seduced by the deeper, grittier side of literature, this is the book for you. I read an early draft in 2009 and literally could not put this book down. It gave me a very sleepless night while on a business trip but it was well worth it. Just re-read the latest and STILL ...

  • Anna Muir
    Dec 11, 2017

    The targets are just a bunch of heads at the end of the day, and inside each is a big juicy brain, about two pounds of which is water. The human body is mostly water, in fact, roughly two-thirds. We are literally trash bags full of liquid, waiting to pop. There are a hundred thousand m...

    I'm going with 2.5 stars but I'm rounding up to three stars because I'm really not sure how I feel about this book. The first part of the book I liked more than the second. Edison is a serial killer for hire. He doesn't have real emotions and freely admits to that. Then one day he i...

    [considering 3.5 stars] Caroline Kepnes, the author of You and Hidden Bodies, subtly recommended Michael Fiegel's Blackbird on her Facebook page. It was just a little tidbit at the end of a long post about this book she was currently enjoying...subtle but intriguing. It's not schedu...

    Fans of Leon the Professional will really enjoy this story. It's a gritty and shocking character study, offering a glimpse into a world best not explored, and it's deeply psychological in nature. There's also a lot of wit and dark humor, but ultimately Blackbird is a look at what it ...

    What to say about this book... Is it disturbing? Yes. Is it alarming? Yes. Would I let my mother read it? Probably not. Despite the murder and mayhem, does it wiggle itself down into your heart and soul like some weird little worm and dig up little bits of emotions you didn't know yo...

    I have read various editions of Blackbird over the last 10 years and it's only gotten better with age, so sort of like Helen Mirren. I am very pleased that a larger audience will finally be exposed to the Chronicles of Edison North - it's been a long time coming and has certainly been ...

    It started with mayonnaise. BLACKBIRD is a tale about a domestic terrorist that abducted a child and trained her to be like him. You?ll probably expect a lot of blood and guts, and you?ll get that. What you probably won?t expect is how human this book is. That said, Micha...

    I devoured this. It affected me deeply and it will forever be one of my favorite stories of all time. Michael Fiegel - you effing rock. ...

    I've been looking forward to reading this book since Caroline Kepnes recommended it and I was definitely not disappointed. I enjoyed living in Edison and Christian's world and minds and even had a couple moments where I gasped out loud. Michael Fiegel is definitely a master of the chap...

    Blackbird is a compelling story about a professional serial killer and a burger with mayonnaise. Fiegel is an accomplished author, a huge nerd, and possibly a mild-mannered sociopath. They say write what you know! I've read this book at least 3 times and I'll probably read it at lea...

    What does one say about a book as dark as this? "She is the second-shortest of her group, perhaps eight years old, with matte blue-gray eyes--steely, scared, and sad--peering through the thin curtains of pooldamp blonde hair, half of it smashed crudely behind her ears, licking her n...

    This was so violent, so cruel I didn?t really enjoy reading it but Michael Fiegel is a very good writer and kept drawing me into the story. I wondered what would happen Christian, an 8 year old girl, and to the hit man who abducts her from a McDonalds while shooting up the place beca...

    A paid assassin, who gets his jollies as a serial killer in his off time, kidnaps an eight year old. He spends the next 10 years training her in his profession. The book is written as a diary, alternating between the two of them. ...

    Made sympathetic characters out of cold blooded Assassins. By turn, terrifying and touching. ...

    Enjoyable and yet somewhat disturbing at times book about a serial killer for hire and the girl that he abducts for unknown reasons from a restaurant that he shoots up. Dark humor and shady characters aplenty in this book that mostly focuses on their relationship, the girl growing up a...

    I really liked this one. Probably one of my top picks for 2017. Similar to "She Rides Shotgun" so if you liked that book, you will enjoy Blackbird as well. My sweetie says Edison is an antihero that men are going to like. He just finished the book too. ...

    Great book! Step out of your comfort zone. Read a book that makes you care for people who do very bad things for no good reason. Or maybe the reason is not so bad...enjoy rethinking your values. ...

    As I get older, fewer fiction novels seem to be able to enthrall me and leave me considering them a "page-turner". This is a notable exception. From the first chapter to the last it pulls you in and doesn't let go, and when it does you wished it hadn't yet. Every page leaves you wantin...

    I enjoyed the book but the anti-conspiracy theory in me kept that half a star in my pocket. Update: I've though about it over night and I decided to round up my rating. I still think suggesting every mass murder in the country is staged or some kind of false flag is dangerous (espec...

    If you?re seduced by the deeper, grittier side of literature, this is the book for you. I read an early draft in 2009 and literally could not put this book down. It gave me a very sleepless night while on a business trip but it was well worth it. Just re-read the latest and STILL ...

    It was spectacularly different. Knowing about something is useless unless you can do something about it. I cannot point out how true and real this is. You can say whatever you want or any excuses you can think of but the truth is right there in that quote. The analogies here...

    Blackbird bored me. The book's synopsis was quite intriguing and the storyline seemed unique, but it just didn't do it for me. I was hoping for gruesome and gory details about Edison's killings because I'm currently in the mood for really twisted, horrific sh*t. Unfortunately, the ...

    It wont let me read the books. ...

    One of the best books I've read in a long time--and a debut at that! Definitely recommending this to friends and family. ...

    Not sure I can finish this book, so boring ...

    I found this book hard to put down. Both the narrating characters are interesting and well written. The first half of the book I really enjoyed. I am not sure how I feel about where the characters end up in the second half of the book. If you enjoy thrillers, this one is worth pick...

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  • Heather
    Jan 31, 2018

    The targets are just a bunch of heads at the end of the day, and inside each is a big juicy brain, about two pounds of which is water. The human body is mostly water, in fact, roughly two-thirds. We are literally trash bags full of liquid, waiting to pop. There are a hundred thousand m...

    I'm going with 2.5 stars but I'm rounding up to three stars because I'm really not sure how I feel about this book. The first part of the book I liked more than the second. Edison is a serial killer for hire. He doesn't have real emotions and freely admits to that. Then one day he i...

    [considering 3.5 stars] Caroline Kepnes, the author of You and Hidden Bodies, subtly recommended Michael Fiegel's Blackbird on her Facebook page. It was just a little tidbit at the end of a long post about this book she was currently enjoying...subtle but intriguing. It's not schedu...

    Fans of Leon the Professional will really enjoy this story. It's a gritty and shocking character study, offering a glimpse into a world best not explored, and it's deeply psychological in nature. There's also a lot of wit and dark humor, but ultimately Blackbird is a look at what it ...

    What to say about this book... Is it disturbing? Yes. Is it alarming? Yes. Would I let my mother read it? Probably not. Despite the murder and mayhem, does it wiggle itself down into your heart and soul like some weird little worm and dig up little bits of emotions you didn't know yo...

    I have read various editions of Blackbird over the last 10 years and it's only gotten better with age, so sort of like Helen Mirren. I am very pleased that a larger audience will finally be exposed to the Chronicles of Edison North - it's been a long time coming and has certainly been ...

    It started with mayonnaise. BLACKBIRD is a tale about a domestic terrorist that abducted a child and trained her to be like him. You?ll probably expect a lot of blood and guts, and you?ll get that. What you probably won?t expect is how human this book is. That said, Micha...

    I devoured this. It affected me deeply and it will forever be one of my favorite stories of all time. Michael Fiegel - you effing rock. ...

    I've been looking forward to reading this book since Caroline Kepnes recommended it and I was definitely not disappointed. I enjoyed living in Edison and Christian's world and minds and even had a couple moments where I gasped out loud. Michael Fiegel is definitely a master of the chap...

    Blackbird is a compelling story about a professional serial killer and a burger with mayonnaise. Fiegel is an accomplished author, a huge nerd, and possibly a mild-mannered sociopath. They say write what you know! I've read this book at least 3 times and I'll probably read it at lea...

    What does one say about a book as dark as this? "She is the second-shortest of her group, perhaps eight years old, with matte blue-gray eyes--steely, scared, and sad--peering through the thin curtains of pooldamp blonde hair, half of it smashed crudely behind her ears, licking her n...

    This was so violent, so cruel I didn?t really enjoy reading it but Michael Fiegel is a very good writer and kept drawing me into the story. I wondered what would happen Christian, an 8 year old girl, and to the hit man who abducts her from a McDonalds while shooting up the place beca...

    A paid assassin, who gets his jollies as a serial killer in his off time, kidnaps an eight year old. He spends the next 10 years training her in his profession. The book is written as a diary, alternating between the two of them. ...

    Made sympathetic characters out of cold blooded Assassins. By turn, terrifying and touching. ...

  • Taylor Walters
    Feb 14, 2018

    The targets are just a bunch of heads at the end of the day, and inside each is a big juicy brain, about two pounds of which is water. The human body is mostly water, in fact, roughly two-thirds. We are literally trash bags full of liquid, waiting to pop. There are a hundred thousand m...

    I'm going with 2.5 stars but I'm rounding up to three stars because I'm really not sure how I feel about this book. The first part of the book I liked more than the second. Edison is a serial killer for hire. He doesn't have real emotions and freely admits to that. Then one day he i...

    [considering 3.5 stars] Caroline Kepnes, the author of You and Hidden Bodies, subtly recommended Michael Fiegel's Blackbird on her Facebook page. It was just a little tidbit at the end of a long post about this book she was currently enjoying...subtle but intriguing. It's not schedu...

    Fans of Leon the Professional will really enjoy this story. It's a gritty and shocking character study, offering a glimpse into a world best not explored, and it's deeply psychological in nature. There's also a lot of wit and dark humor, but ultimately Blackbird is a look at what it ...

    What to say about this book... Is it disturbing? Yes. Is it alarming? Yes. Would I let my mother read it? Probably not. Despite the murder and mayhem, does it wiggle itself down into your heart and soul like some weird little worm and dig up little bits of emotions you didn't know yo...

    I have read various editions of Blackbird over the last 10 years and it's only gotten better with age, so sort of like Helen Mirren. I am very pleased that a larger audience will finally be exposed to the Chronicles of Edison North - it's been a long time coming and has certainly been ...

    It started with mayonnaise. BLACKBIRD is a tale about a domestic terrorist that abducted a child and trained her to be like him. You?ll probably expect a lot of blood and guts, and you?ll get that. What you probably won?t expect is how human this book is. That said, Micha...

    I devoured this. It affected me deeply and it will forever be one of my favorite stories of all time. Michael Fiegel - you effing rock. ...

    I've been looking forward to reading this book since Caroline Kepnes recommended it and I was definitely not disappointed. I enjoyed living in Edison and Christian's world and minds and even had a couple moments where I gasped out loud. Michael Fiegel is definitely a master of the chap...

    Blackbird is a compelling story about a professional serial killer and a burger with mayonnaise. Fiegel is an accomplished author, a huge nerd, and possibly a mild-mannered sociopath. They say write what you know! I've read this book at least 3 times and I'll probably read it at lea...

    What does one say about a book as dark as this? "She is the second-shortest of her group, perhaps eight years old, with matte blue-gray eyes--steely, scared, and sad--peering through the thin curtains of pooldamp blonde hair, half of it smashed crudely behind her ears, licking her n...

    This was so violent, so cruel I didn?t really enjoy reading it but Michael Fiegel is a very good writer and kept drawing me into the story. I wondered what would happen Christian, an 8 year old girl, and to the hit man who abducts her from a McDonalds while shooting up the place beca...

    A paid assassin, who gets his jollies as a serial killer in his off time, kidnaps an eight year old. He spends the next 10 years training her in his profession. The book is written as a diary, alternating between the two of them. ...

    Made sympathetic characters out of cold blooded Assassins. By turn, terrifying and touching. ...

    Enjoyable and yet somewhat disturbing at times book about a serial killer for hire and the girl that he abducts for unknown reasons from a restaurant that he shoots up. Dark humor and shady characters aplenty in this book that mostly focuses on their relationship, the girl growing up a...

    I really liked this one. Probably one of my top picks for 2017. Similar to "She Rides Shotgun" so if you liked that book, you will enjoy Blackbird as well. My sweetie says Edison is an antihero that men are going to like. He just finished the book too. ...

    Great book! Step out of your comfort zone. Read a book that makes you care for people who do very bad things for no good reason. Or maybe the reason is not so bad...enjoy rethinking your values. ...

    As I get older, fewer fiction novels seem to be able to enthrall me and leave me considering them a "page-turner". This is a notable exception. From the first chapter to the last it pulls you in and doesn't let go, and when it does you wished it hadn't yet. Every page leaves you wantin...

    I enjoyed the book but the anti-conspiracy theory in me kept that half a star in my pocket. Update: I've though about it over night and I decided to round up my rating. I still think suggesting every mass murder in the country is staged or some kind of false flag is dangerous (espec...

    If you?re seduced by the deeper, grittier side of literature, this is the book for you. I read an early draft in 2009 and literally could not put this book down. It gave me a very sleepless night while on a business trip but it was well worth it. Just re-read the latest and STILL ...

    It was spectacularly different. Knowing about something is useless unless you can do something about it. I cannot point out how true and real this is. You can say whatever you want or any excuses you can think of but the truth is right there in that quote. The analogies here...

    Blackbird bored me. The book's synopsis was quite intriguing and the storyline seemed unique, but it just didn't do it for me. I was hoping for gruesome and gory details about Edison's killings because I'm currently in the mood for really twisted, horrific sh*t. Unfortunately, the ...

    It wont let me read the books. ...

    One of the best books I've read in a long time--and a debut at that! Definitely recommending this to friends and family. ...

    Not sure I can finish this book, so boring ...

    I found this book hard to put down. Both the narrating characters are interesting and well written. The first half of the book I really enjoyed. I am not sure how I feel about where the characters end up in the second half of the book. If you enjoy thrillers, this one is worth pick...

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  • Karla Peterson
    Jan 04, 2018

    The targets are just a bunch of heads at the end of the day, and inside each is a big juicy brain, about two pounds of which is water. The human body is mostly water, in fact, roughly two-thirds. We are literally trash bags full of liquid, waiting to pop. There are a hundred thousand m...

    I'm going with 2.5 stars but I'm rounding up to three stars because I'm really not sure how I feel about this book. The first part of the book I liked more than the second. Edison is a serial killer for hire. He doesn't have real emotions and freely admits to that. Then one day he i...

    [considering 3.5 stars] Caroline Kepnes, the author of You and Hidden Bodies, subtly recommended Michael Fiegel's Blackbird on her Facebook page. It was just a little tidbit at the end of a long post about this book she was currently enjoying...subtle but intriguing. It's not schedu...

    Fans of Leon the Professional will really enjoy this story. It's a gritty and shocking character study, offering a glimpse into a world best not explored, and it's deeply psychological in nature. There's also a lot of wit and dark humor, but ultimately Blackbird is a look at what it ...

    What to say about this book... Is it disturbing? Yes. Is it alarming? Yes. Would I let my mother read it? Probably not. Despite the murder and mayhem, does it wiggle itself down into your heart and soul like some weird little worm and dig up little bits of emotions you didn't know yo...

    I have read various editions of Blackbird over the last 10 years and it's only gotten better with age, so sort of like Helen Mirren. I am very pleased that a larger audience will finally be exposed to the Chronicles of Edison North - it's been a long time coming and has certainly been ...

    It started with mayonnaise. BLACKBIRD is a tale about a domestic terrorist that abducted a child and trained her to be like him. You?ll probably expect a lot of blood and guts, and you?ll get that. What you probably won?t expect is how human this book is. That said, Micha...

    I devoured this. It affected me deeply and it will forever be one of my favorite stories of all time. Michael Fiegel - you effing rock. ...

    I've been looking forward to reading this book since Caroline Kepnes recommended it and I was definitely not disappointed. I enjoyed living in Edison and Christian's world and minds and even had a couple moments where I gasped out loud. Michael Fiegel is definitely a master of the chap...

    Blackbird is a compelling story about a professional serial killer and a burger with mayonnaise. Fiegel is an accomplished author, a huge nerd, and possibly a mild-mannered sociopath. They say write what you know! I've read this book at least 3 times and I'll probably read it at lea...

    What does one say about a book as dark as this? "She is the second-shortest of her group, perhaps eight years old, with matte blue-gray eyes--steely, scared, and sad--peering through the thin curtains of pooldamp blonde hair, half of it smashed crudely behind her ears, licking her n...

  • Rebecca McNutt
    Dec 02, 2017

    The targets are just a bunch of heads at the end of the day, and inside each is a big juicy brain, about two pounds of which is water. The human body is mostly water, in fact, roughly two-thirds. We are literally trash bags full of liquid, waiting to pop. There are a hundred thousand m...

    I'm going with 2.5 stars but I'm rounding up to three stars because I'm really not sure how I feel about this book. The first part of the book I liked more than the second. Edison is a serial killer for hire. He doesn't have real emotions and freely admits to that. Then one day he i...

    [considering 3.5 stars] Caroline Kepnes, the author of You and Hidden Bodies, subtly recommended Michael Fiegel's Blackbird on her Facebook page. It was just a little tidbit at the end of a long post about this book she was currently enjoying...subtle but intriguing. It's not schedu...

    Fans of Leon the Professional will really enjoy this story. It's a gritty and shocking character study, offering a glimpse into a world best not explored, and it's deeply psychological in nature. There's also a lot of wit and dark humor, but ultimately Blackbird is a look at what it ...

  • Emily R
    Dec 07, 2017

    The targets are just a bunch of heads at the end of the day, and inside each is a big juicy brain, about two pounds of which is water. The human body is mostly water, in fact, roughly two-thirds. We are literally trash bags full of liquid, waiting to pop. There are a hundred thousand m...

    I'm going with 2.5 stars but I'm rounding up to three stars because I'm really not sure how I feel about this book. The first part of the book I liked more than the second. Edison is a serial killer for hire. He doesn't have real emotions and freely admits to that. Then one day he i...

    [considering 3.5 stars] Caroline Kepnes, the author of You and Hidden Bodies, subtly recommended Michael Fiegel's Blackbird on her Facebook page. It was just a little tidbit at the end of a long post about this book she was currently enjoying...subtle but intriguing. It's not schedu...

    Fans of Leon the Professional will really enjoy this story. It's a gritty and shocking character study, offering a glimpse into a world best not explored, and it's deeply psychological in nature. There's also a lot of wit and dark humor, but ultimately Blackbird is a look at what it ...

    What to say about this book... Is it disturbing? Yes. Is it alarming? Yes. Would I let my mother read it? Probably not. Despite the murder and mayhem, does it wiggle itself down into your heart and soul like some weird little worm and dig up little bits of emotions you didn't know yo...

    I have read various editions of Blackbird over the last 10 years and it's only gotten better with age, so sort of like Helen Mirren. I am very pleased that a larger audience will finally be exposed to the Chronicles of Edison North - it's been a long time coming and has certainly been ...

    It started with mayonnaise. BLACKBIRD is a tale about a domestic terrorist that abducted a child and trained her to be like him. You?ll probably expect a lot of blood and guts, and you?ll get that. What you probably won?t expect is how human this book is. That said, Micha...

    I devoured this. It affected me deeply and it will forever be one of my favorite stories of all time. Michael Fiegel - you effing rock. ...

    I've been looking forward to reading this book since Caroline Kepnes recommended it and I was definitely not disappointed. I enjoyed living in Edison and Christian's world and minds and even had a couple moments where I gasped out loud. Michael Fiegel is definitely a master of the chap...

    Blackbird is a compelling story about a professional serial killer and a burger with mayonnaise. Fiegel is an accomplished author, a huge nerd, and possibly a mild-mannered sociopath. They say write what you know! I've read this book at least 3 times and I'll probably read it at lea...

    What does one say about a book as dark as this? "She is the second-shortest of her group, perhaps eight years old, with matte blue-gray eyes--steely, scared, and sad--peering through the thin curtains of pooldamp blonde hair, half of it smashed crudely behind her ears, licking her n...

    This was so violent, so cruel I didn?t really enjoy reading it but Michael Fiegel is a very good writer and kept drawing me into the story. I wondered what would happen Christian, an 8 year old girl, and to the hit man who abducts her from a McDonalds while shooting up the place beca...

    A paid assassin, who gets his jollies as a serial killer in his off time, kidnaps an eight year old. He spends the next 10 years training her in his profession. The book is written as a diary, alternating between the two of them. ...

    Made sympathetic characters out of cold blooded Assassins. By turn, terrifying and touching. ...

    Enjoyable and yet somewhat disturbing at times book about a serial killer for hire and the girl that he abducts for unknown reasons from a restaurant that he shoots up. Dark humor and shady characters aplenty in this book that mostly focuses on their relationship, the girl growing up a...

    I really liked this one. Probably one of my top picks for 2017. Similar to "She Rides Shotgun" so if you liked that book, you will enjoy Blackbird as well. My sweetie says Edison is an antihero that men are going to like. He just finished the book too. ...

    Great book! Step out of your comfort zone. Read a book that makes you care for people who do very bad things for no good reason. Or maybe the reason is not so bad...enjoy rethinking your values. ...

    As I get older, fewer fiction novels seem to be able to enthrall me and leave me considering them a "page-turner". This is a notable exception. From the first chapter to the last it pulls you in and doesn't let go, and when it does you wished it hadn't yet. Every page leaves you wantin...

    I enjoyed the book but the anti-conspiracy theory in me kept that half a star in my pocket. Update: I've though about it over night and I decided to round up my rating. I still think suggesting every mass murder in the country is staged or some kind of false flag is dangerous (espec...

    If you?re seduced by the deeper, grittier side of literature, this is the book for you. I read an early draft in 2009 and literally could not put this book down. It gave me a very sleepless night while on a business trip but it was well worth it. Just re-read the latest and STILL ...

    It was spectacularly different. Knowing about something is useless unless you can do something about it. I cannot point out how true and real this is. You can say whatever you want or any excuses you can think of but the truth is right there in that quote. The analogies here...

    Blackbird bored me. The book's synopsis was quite intriguing and the storyline seemed unique, but it just didn't do it for me. I was hoping for gruesome and gory details about Edison's killings because I'm currently in the mood for really twisted, horrific sh*t. Unfortunately, the ...

    It wont let me read the books. ...

    One of the best books I've read in a long time--and a debut at that! Definitely recommending this to friends and family. ...

  • Kyle
    Dec 18, 2017

    The targets are just a bunch of heads at the end of the day, and inside each is a big juicy brain, about two pounds of which is water. The human body is mostly water, in fact, roughly two-thirds. We are literally trash bags full of liquid, waiting to pop. There are a hundred thousand m...

    I'm going with 2.5 stars but I'm rounding up to three stars because I'm really not sure how I feel about this book. The first part of the book I liked more than the second. Edison is a serial killer for hire. He doesn't have real emotions and freely admits to that. Then one day he i...

    [considering 3.5 stars] Caroline Kepnes, the author of You and Hidden Bodies, subtly recommended Michael Fiegel's Blackbird on her Facebook page. It was just a little tidbit at the end of a long post about this book she was currently enjoying...subtle but intriguing. It's not schedu...

    Fans of Leon the Professional will really enjoy this story. It's a gritty and shocking character study, offering a glimpse into a world best not explored, and it's deeply psychological in nature. There's also a lot of wit and dark humor, but ultimately Blackbird is a look at what it ...

    What to say about this book... Is it disturbing? Yes. Is it alarming? Yes. Would I let my mother read it? Probably not. Despite the murder and mayhem, does it wiggle itself down into your heart and soul like some weird little worm and dig up little bits of emotions you didn't know yo...

    I have read various editions of Blackbird over the last 10 years and it's only gotten better with age, so sort of like Helen Mirren. I am very pleased that a larger audience will finally be exposed to the Chronicles of Edison North - it's been a long time coming and has certainly been ...

    It started with mayonnaise. BLACKBIRD is a tale about a domestic terrorist that abducted a child and trained her to be like him. You?ll probably expect a lot of blood and guts, and you?ll get that. What you probably won?t expect is how human this book is. That said, Micha...

    I devoured this. It affected me deeply and it will forever be one of my favorite stories of all time. Michael Fiegel - you effing rock. ...

    I've been looking forward to reading this book since Caroline Kepnes recommended it and I was definitely not disappointed. I enjoyed living in Edison and Christian's world and minds and even had a couple moments where I gasped out loud. Michael Fiegel is definitely a master of the chap...

    Blackbird is a compelling story about a professional serial killer and a burger with mayonnaise. Fiegel is an accomplished author, a huge nerd, and possibly a mild-mannered sociopath. They say write what you know! I've read this book at least 3 times and I'll probably read it at lea...

    What does one say about a book as dark as this? "She is the second-shortest of her group, perhaps eight years old, with matte blue-gray eyes--steely, scared, and sad--peering through the thin curtains of pooldamp blonde hair, half of it smashed crudely behind her ears, licking her n...

    This was so violent, so cruel I didn?t really enjoy reading it but Michael Fiegel is a very good writer and kept drawing me into the story. I wondered what would happen Christian, an 8 year old girl, and to the hit man who abducts her from a McDonalds while shooting up the place beca...

    A paid assassin, who gets his jollies as a serial killer in his off time, kidnaps an eight year old. He spends the next 10 years training her in his profession. The book is written as a diary, alternating between the two of them. ...

    Made sympathetic characters out of cold blooded Assassins. By turn, terrifying and touching. ...

    Enjoyable and yet somewhat disturbing at times book about a serial killer for hire and the girl that he abducts for unknown reasons from a restaurant that he shoots up. Dark humor and shady characters aplenty in this book that mostly focuses on their relationship, the girl growing up a...

    I really liked this one. Probably one of my top picks for 2017. Similar to "She Rides Shotgun" so if you liked that book, you will enjoy Blackbird as well. My sweetie says Edison is an antihero that men are going to like. He just finished the book too. ...

    Great book! Step out of your comfort zone. Read a book that makes you care for people who do very bad things for no good reason. Or maybe the reason is not so bad...enjoy rethinking your values. ...

    As I get older, fewer fiction novels seem to be able to enthrall me and leave me considering them a "page-turner". This is a notable exception. From the first chapter to the last it pulls you in and doesn't let go, and when it does you wished it hadn't yet. Every page leaves you wantin...

    I enjoyed the book but the anti-conspiracy theory in me kept that half a star in my pocket. Update: I've though about it over night and I decided to round up my rating. I still think suggesting every mass murder in the country is staged or some kind of false flag is dangerous (espec...

    If you?re seduced by the deeper, grittier side of literature, this is the book for you. I read an early draft in 2009 and literally could not put this book down. It gave me a very sleepless night while on a business trip but it was well worth it. Just re-read the latest and STILL ...

    It was spectacularly different. Knowing about something is useless unless you can do something about it. I cannot point out how true and real this is. You can say whatever you want or any excuses you can think of but the truth is right there in that quote. The analogies here...

    Blackbird bored me. The book's synopsis was quite intriguing and the storyline seemed unique, but it just didn't do it for me. I was hoping for gruesome and gory details about Edison's killings because I'm currently in the mood for really twisted, horrific sh*t. Unfortunately, the ...

    It wont let me read the books. ...

    One of the best books I've read in a long time--and a debut at that! Definitely recommending this to friends and family. ...

    Not sure I can finish this book, so boring ...

    I found this book hard to put down. Both the narrating characters are interesting and well written. The first half of the book I really enjoyed. I am not sure how I feel about where the characters end up in the second half of the book. If you enjoy thrillers, this one is worth pick...

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    ...

  • Branden
    Nov 22, 2017

    The targets are just a bunch of heads at the end of the day, and inside each is a big juicy brain, about two pounds of which is water. The human body is mostly water, in fact, roughly two-thirds. We are literally trash bags full of liquid, waiting to pop. There are a hundred thousand m...

    I'm going with 2.5 stars but I'm rounding up to three stars because I'm really not sure how I feel about this book. The first part of the book I liked more than the second. Edison is a serial killer for hire. He doesn't have real emotions and freely admits to that. Then one day he i...

    [considering 3.5 stars] Caroline Kepnes, the author of You and Hidden Bodies, subtly recommended Michael Fiegel's Blackbird on her Facebook page. It was just a little tidbit at the end of a long post about this book she was currently enjoying...subtle but intriguing. It's not schedu...

    Fans of Leon the Professional will really enjoy this story. It's a gritty and shocking character study, offering a glimpse into a world best not explored, and it's deeply psychological in nature. There's also a lot of wit and dark humor, but ultimately Blackbird is a look at what it ...

    What to say about this book... Is it disturbing? Yes. Is it alarming? Yes. Would I let my mother read it? Probably not. Despite the murder and mayhem, does it wiggle itself down into your heart and soul like some weird little worm and dig up little bits of emotions you didn't know yo...

    I have read various editions of Blackbird over the last 10 years and it's only gotten better with age, so sort of like Helen Mirren. I am very pleased that a larger audience will finally be exposed to the Chronicles of Edison North - it's been a long time coming and has certainly been ...

    It started with mayonnaise. BLACKBIRD is a tale about a domestic terrorist that abducted a child and trained her to be like him. You?ll probably expect a lot of blood and guts, and you?ll get that. What you probably won?t expect is how human this book is. That said, Micha...

    I devoured this. It affected me deeply and it will forever be one of my favorite stories of all time. Michael Fiegel - you effing rock. ...

    I've been looking forward to reading this book since Caroline Kepnes recommended it and I was definitely not disappointed. I enjoyed living in Edison and Christian's world and minds and even had a couple moments where I gasped out loud. Michael Fiegel is definitely a master of the chap...

    Blackbird is a compelling story about a professional serial killer and a burger with mayonnaise. Fiegel is an accomplished author, a huge nerd, and possibly a mild-mannered sociopath. They say write what you know! I've read this book at least 3 times and I'll probably read it at lea...

    What does one say about a book as dark as this? "She is the second-shortest of her group, perhaps eight years old, with matte blue-gray eyes--steely, scared, and sad--peering through the thin curtains of pooldamp blonde hair, half of it smashed crudely behind her ears, licking her n...

    This was so violent, so cruel I didn?t really enjoy reading it but Michael Fiegel is a very good writer and kept drawing me into the story. I wondered what would happen Christian, an 8 year old girl, and to the hit man who abducts her from a McDonalds while shooting up the place beca...

    A paid assassin, who gets his jollies as a serial killer in his off time, kidnaps an eight year old. He spends the next 10 years training her in his profession. The book is written as a diary, alternating between the two of them. ...

    Made sympathetic characters out of cold blooded Assassins. By turn, terrifying and touching. ...

    Enjoyable and yet somewhat disturbing at times book about a serial killer for hire and the girl that he abducts for unknown reasons from a restaurant that he shoots up. Dark humor and shady characters aplenty in this book that mostly focuses on their relationship, the girl growing up a...

    I really liked this one. Probably one of my top picks for 2017. Similar to "She Rides Shotgun" so if you liked that book, you will enjoy Blackbird as well. My sweetie says Edison is an antihero that men are going to like. He just finished the book too. ...

    Great book! Step out of your comfort zone. Read a book that makes you care for people who do very bad things for no good reason. Or maybe the reason is not so bad...enjoy rethinking your values. ...

    As I get older, fewer fiction novels seem to be able to enthrall me and leave me considering them a "page-turner". This is a notable exception. From the first chapter to the last it pulls you in and doesn't let go, and when it does you wished it hadn't yet. Every page leaves you wantin...

    I enjoyed the book but the anti-conspiracy theory in me kept that half a star in my pocket. Update: I've though about it over night and I decided to round up my rating. I still think suggesting every mass murder in the country is staged or some kind of false flag is dangerous (espec...

  • Emily Hemenway
    Aug 26, 2017

    The targets are just a bunch of heads at the end of the day, and inside each is a big juicy brain, about two pounds of which is water. The human body is mostly water, in fact, roughly two-thirds. We are literally trash bags full of liquid, waiting to pop. There are a hundred thousand m...

    I'm going with 2.5 stars but I'm rounding up to three stars because I'm really not sure how I feel about this book. The first part of the book I liked more than the second. Edison is a serial killer for hire. He doesn't have real emotions and freely admits to that. Then one day he i...

    [considering 3.5 stars] Caroline Kepnes, the author of You and Hidden Bodies, subtly recommended Michael Fiegel's Blackbird on her Facebook page. It was just a little tidbit at the end of a long post about this book she was currently enjoying...subtle but intriguing. It's not schedu...

    Fans of Leon the Professional will really enjoy this story. It's a gritty and shocking character study, offering a glimpse into a world best not explored, and it's deeply psychological in nature. There's also a lot of wit and dark humor, but ultimately Blackbird is a look at what it ...

    What to say about this book... Is it disturbing? Yes. Is it alarming? Yes. Would I let my mother read it? Probably not. Despite the murder and mayhem, does it wiggle itself down into your heart and soul like some weird little worm and dig up little bits of emotions you didn't know yo...

  • Erin Torreyson
    Jan 22, 2018

    The targets are just a bunch of heads at the end of the day, and inside each is a big juicy brain, about two pounds of which is water. The human body is mostly water, in fact, roughly two-thirds. We are literally trash bags full of liquid, waiting to pop. There are a hundred thousand m...

    I'm going with 2.5 stars but I'm rounding up to three stars because I'm really not sure how I feel about this book. The first part of the book I liked more than the second. Edison is a serial killer for hire. He doesn't have real emotions and freely admits to that. Then one day he i...

    [considering 3.5 stars] Caroline Kepnes, the author of You and Hidden Bodies, subtly recommended Michael Fiegel's Blackbird on her Facebook page. It was just a little tidbit at the end of a long post about this book she was currently enjoying...subtle but intriguing. It's not schedu...

    Fans of Leon the Professional will really enjoy this story. It's a gritty and shocking character study, offering a glimpse into a world best not explored, and it's deeply psychological in nature. There's also a lot of wit and dark humor, but ultimately Blackbird is a look at what it ...

    What to say about this book... Is it disturbing? Yes. Is it alarming? Yes. Would I let my mother read it? Probably not. Despite the murder and mayhem, does it wiggle itself down into your heart and soul like some weird little worm and dig up little bits of emotions you didn't know yo...

    I have read various editions of Blackbird over the last 10 years and it's only gotten better with age, so sort of like Helen Mirren. I am very pleased that a larger audience will finally be exposed to the Chronicles of Edison North - it's been a long time coming and has certainly been ...

    It started with mayonnaise. BLACKBIRD is a tale about a domestic terrorist that abducted a child and trained her to be like him. You?ll probably expect a lot of blood and guts, and you?ll get that. What you probably won?t expect is how human this book is. That said, Micha...

    I devoured this. It affected me deeply and it will forever be one of my favorite stories of all time. Michael Fiegel - you effing rock. ...

    I've been looking forward to reading this book since Caroline Kepnes recommended it and I was definitely not disappointed. I enjoyed living in Edison and Christian's world and minds and even had a couple moments where I gasped out loud. Michael Fiegel is definitely a master of the chap...

    Blackbird is a compelling story about a professional serial killer and a burger with mayonnaise. Fiegel is an accomplished author, a huge nerd, and possibly a mild-mannered sociopath. They say write what you know! I've read this book at least 3 times and I'll probably read it at lea...

    What does one say about a book as dark as this? "She is the second-shortest of her group, perhaps eight years old, with matte blue-gray eyes--steely, scared, and sad--peering through the thin curtains of pooldamp blonde hair, half of it smashed crudely behind her ears, licking her n...

    This was so violent, so cruel I didn?t really enjoy reading it but Michael Fiegel is a very good writer and kept drawing me into the story. I wondered what would happen Christian, an 8 year old girl, and to the hit man who abducts her from a McDonalds while shooting up the place beca...

    A paid assassin, who gets his jollies as a serial killer in his off time, kidnaps an eight year old. He spends the next 10 years training her in his profession. The book is written as a diary, alternating between the two of them. ...

    Made sympathetic characters out of cold blooded Assassins. By turn, terrifying and touching. ...

    Enjoyable and yet somewhat disturbing at times book about a serial killer for hire and the girl that he abducts for unknown reasons from a restaurant that he shoots up. Dark humor and shady characters aplenty in this book that mostly focuses on their relationship, the girl growing up a...

    I really liked this one. Probably one of my top picks for 2017. Similar to "She Rides Shotgun" so if you liked that book, you will enjoy Blackbird as well. My sweetie says Edison is an antihero that men are going to like. He just finished the book too. ...

    Great book! Step out of your comfort zone. Read a book that makes you care for people who do very bad things for no good reason. Or maybe the reason is not so bad...enjoy rethinking your values. ...

    As I get older, fewer fiction novels seem to be able to enthrall me and leave me considering them a "page-turner". This is a notable exception. From the first chapter to the last it pulls you in and doesn't let go, and when it does you wished it hadn't yet. Every page leaves you wantin...

    I enjoyed the book but the anti-conspiracy theory in me kept that half a star in my pocket. Update: I've though about it over night and I decided to round up my rating. I still think suggesting every mass murder in the country is staged or some kind of false flag is dangerous (espec...

    If you?re seduced by the deeper, grittier side of literature, this is the book for you. I read an early draft in 2009 and literally could not put this book down. It gave me a very sleepless night while on a business trip but it was well worth it. Just re-read the latest and STILL ...

    It was spectacularly different. Knowing about something is useless unless you can do something about it. I cannot point out how true and real this is. You can say whatever you want or any excuses you can think of but the truth is right there in that quote. The analogies here...

    Blackbird bored me. The book's synopsis was quite intriguing and the storyline seemed unique, but it just didn't do it for me. I was hoping for gruesome and gory details about Edison's killings because I'm currently in the mood for really twisted, horrific sh*t. Unfortunately, the ...

    It wont let me read the books. ...

    One of the best books I've read in a long time--and a debut at that! Definitely recommending this to friends and family. ...

    Not sure I can finish this book, so boring ...

    I found this book hard to put down. Both the narrating characters are interesting and well written. The first half of the book I really enjoyed. I am not sure how I feel about where the characters end up in the second half of the book. If you enjoy thrillers, this one is worth pick...

  • Emily
    Dec 30, 2017

    The targets are just a bunch of heads at the end of the day, and inside each is a big juicy brain, about two pounds of which is water. The human body is mostly water, in fact, roughly two-thirds. We are literally trash bags full of liquid, waiting to pop. There are a hundred thousand m...

    I'm going with 2.5 stars but I'm rounding up to three stars because I'm really not sure how I feel about this book. The first part of the book I liked more than the second. Edison is a serial killer for hire. He doesn't have real emotions and freely admits to that. Then one day he i...

    [considering 3.5 stars] Caroline Kepnes, the author of You and Hidden Bodies, subtly recommended Michael Fiegel's Blackbird on her Facebook page. It was just a little tidbit at the end of a long post about this book she was currently enjoying...subtle but intriguing. It's not schedu...

    Fans of Leon the Professional will really enjoy this story. It's a gritty and shocking character study, offering a glimpse into a world best not explored, and it's deeply psychological in nature. There's also a lot of wit and dark humor, but ultimately Blackbird is a look at what it ...

    What to say about this book... Is it disturbing? Yes. Is it alarming? Yes. Would I let my mother read it? Probably not. Despite the murder and mayhem, does it wiggle itself down into your heart and soul like some weird little worm and dig up little bits of emotions you didn't know yo...

    I have read various editions of Blackbird over the last 10 years and it's only gotten better with age, so sort of like Helen Mirren. I am very pleased that a larger audience will finally be exposed to the Chronicles of Edison North - it's been a long time coming and has certainly been ...

    It started with mayonnaise. BLACKBIRD is a tale about a domestic terrorist that abducted a child and trained her to be like him. You?ll probably expect a lot of blood and guts, and you?ll get that. What you probably won?t expect is how human this book is. That said, Micha...

    I devoured this. It affected me deeply and it will forever be one of my favorite stories of all time. Michael Fiegel - you effing rock. ...

  • Shannon Tuttle
    Feb 03, 2018

    The targets are just a bunch of heads at the end of the day, and inside each is a big juicy brain, about two pounds of which is water. The human body is mostly water, in fact, roughly two-thirds. We are literally trash bags full of liquid, waiting to pop. There are a hundred thousand m...

    I'm going with 2.5 stars but I'm rounding up to three stars because I'm really not sure how I feel about this book. The first part of the book I liked more than the second. Edison is a serial killer for hire. He doesn't have real emotions and freely admits to that. Then one day he i...

    [considering 3.5 stars] Caroline Kepnes, the author of You and Hidden Bodies, subtly recommended Michael Fiegel's Blackbird on her Facebook page. It was just a little tidbit at the end of a long post about this book she was currently enjoying...subtle but intriguing. It's not schedu...

    Fans of Leon the Professional will really enjoy this story. It's a gritty and shocking character study, offering a glimpse into a world best not explored, and it's deeply psychological in nature. There's also a lot of wit and dark humor, but ultimately Blackbird is a look at what it ...

    What to say about this book... Is it disturbing? Yes. Is it alarming? Yes. Would I let my mother read it? Probably not. Despite the murder and mayhem, does it wiggle itself down into your heart and soul like some weird little worm and dig up little bits of emotions you didn't know yo...

    I have read various editions of Blackbird over the last 10 years and it's only gotten better with age, so sort of like Helen Mirren. I am very pleased that a larger audience will finally be exposed to the Chronicles of Edison North - it's been a long time coming and has certainly been ...

    It started with mayonnaise. BLACKBIRD is a tale about a domestic terrorist that abducted a child and trained her to be like him. You?ll probably expect a lot of blood and guts, and you?ll get that. What you probably won?t expect is how human this book is. That said, Micha...

    I devoured this. It affected me deeply and it will forever be one of my favorite stories of all time. Michael Fiegel - you effing rock. ...

    I've been looking forward to reading this book since Caroline Kepnes recommended it and I was definitely not disappointed. I enjoyed living in Edison and Christian's world and minds and even had a couple moments where I gasped out loud. Michael Fiegel is definitely a master of the chap...

  • Corey
    Jul 31, 2017

    The targets are just a bunch of heads at the end of the day, and inside each is a big juicy brain, about two pounds of which is water. The human body is mostly water, in fact, roughly two-thirds. We are literally trash bags full of liquid, waiting to pop. There are a hundred thousand m...

    I'm going with 2.5 stars but I'm rounding up to three stars because I'm really not sure how I feel about this book. The first part of the book I liked more than the second. Edison is a serial killer for hire. He doesn't have real emotions and freely admits to that. Then one day he i...

    [considering 3.5 stars] Caroline Kepnes, the author of You and Hidden Bodies, subtly recommended Michael Fiegel's Blackbird on her Facebook page. It was just a little tidbit at the end of a long post about this book she was currently enjoying...subtle but intriguing. It's not schedu...

    Fans of Leon the Professional will really enjoy this story. It's a gritty and shocking character study, offering a glimpse into a world best not explored, and it's deeply psychological in nature. There's also a lot of wit and dark humor, but ultimately Blackbird is a look at what it ...

    What to say about this book... Is it disturbing? Yes. Is it alarming? Yes. Would I let my mother read it? Probably not. Despite the murder and mayhem, does it wiggle itself down into your heart and soul like some weird little worm and dig up little bits of emotions you didn't know yo...

    I have read various editions of Blackbird over the last 10 years and it's only gotten better with age, so sort of like Helen Mirren. I am very pleased that a larger audience will finally be exposed to the Chronicles of Edison North - it's been a long time coming and has certainly been ...

  • Jenni Hurd
    Jan 13, 2018

    The targets are just a bunch of heads at the end of the day, and inside each is a big juicy brain, about two pounds of which is water. The human body is mostly water, in fact, roughly two-thirds. We are literally trash bags full of liquid, waiting to pop. There are a hundred thousand m...

    I'm going with 2.5 stars but I'm rounding up to three stars because I'm really not sure how I feel about this book. The first part of the book I liked more than the second. Edison is a serial killer for hire. He doesn't have real emotions and freely admits to that. Then one day he i...

    [considering 3.5 stars] Caroline Kepnes, the author of You and Hidden Bodies, subtly recommended Michael Fiegel's Blackbird on her Facebook page. It was just a little tidbit at the end of a long post about this book she was currently enjoying...subtle but intriguing. It's not schedu...

    Fans of Leon the Professional will really enjoy this story. It's a gritty and shocking character study, offering a glimpse into a world best not explored, and it's deeply psychological in nature. There's also a lot of wit and dark humor, but ultimately Blackbird is a look at what it ...

    What to say about this book... Is it disturbing? Yes. Is it alarming? Yes. Would I let my mother read it? Probably not. Despite the murder and mayhem, does it wiggle itself down into your heart and soul like some weird little worm and dig up little bits of emotions you didn't know yo...

    I have read various editions of Blackbird over the last 10 years and it's only gotten better with age, so sort of like Helen Mirren. I am very pleased that a larger audience will finally be exposed to the Chronicles of Edison North - it's been a long time coming and has certainly been ...

    It started with mayonnaise. BLACKBIRD is a tale about a domestic terrorist that abducted a child and trained her to be like him. You?ll probably expect a lot of blood and guts, and you?ll get that. What you probably won?t expect is how human this book is. That said, Micha...

    I devoured this. It affected me deeply and it will forever be one of my favorite stories of all time. Michael Fiegel - you effing rock. ...

    I've been looking forward to reading this book since Caroline Kepnes recommended it and I was definitely not disappointed. I enjoyed living in Edison and Christian's world and minds and even had a couple moments where I gasped out loud. Michael Fiegel is definitely a master of the chap...

    Blackbird is a compelling story about a professional serial killer and a burger with mayonnaise. Fiegel is an accomplished author, a huge nerd, and possibly a mild-mannered sociopath. They say write what you know! I've read this book at least 3 times and I'll probably read it at lea...

    What does one say about a book as dark as this? "She is the second-shortest of her group, perhaps eight years old, with matte blue-gray eyes--steely, scared, and sad--peering through the thin curtains of pooldamp blonde hair, half of it smashed crudely behind her ears, licking her n...

    This was so violent, so cruel I didn?t really enjoy reading it but Michael Fiegel is a very good writer and kept drawing me into the story. I wondered what would happen Christian, an 8 year old girl, and to the hit man who abducts her from a McDonalds while shooting up the place beca...

    A paid assassin, who gets his jollies as a serial killer in his off time, kidnaps an eight year old. He spends the next 10 years training her in his profession. The book is written as a diary, alternating between the two of them. ...

    Made sympathetic characters out of cold blooded Assassins. By turn, terrifying and touching. ...

    Enjoyable and yet somewhat disturbing at times book about a serial killer for hire and the girl that he abducts for unknown reasons from a restaurant that he shoots up. Dark humor and shady characters aplenty in this book that mostly focuses on their relationship, the girl growing up a...

    I really liked this one. Probably one of my top picks for 2017. Similar to "She Rides Shotgun" so if you liked that book, you will enjoy Blackbird as well. My sweetie says Edison is an antihero that men are going to like. He just finished the book too. ...

    Great book! Step out of your comfort zone. Read a book that makes you care for people who do very bad things for no good reason. Or maybe the reason is not so bad...enjoy rethinking your values. ...

  • Sean
    Oct 22, 2017

    The targets are just a bunch of heads at the end of the day, and inside each is a big juicy brain, about two pounds of which is water. The human body is mostly water, in fact, roughly two-thirds. We are literally trash bags full of liquid, waiting to pop. There are a hundred thousand m...

    I'm going with 2.5 stars but I'm rounding up to three stars because I'm really not sure how I feel about this book. The first part of the book I liked more than the second. Edison is a serial killer for hire. He doesn't have real emotions and freely admits to that. Then one day he i...

    [considering 3.5 stars] Caroline Kepnes, the author of You and Hidden Bodies, subtly recommended Michael Fiegel's Blackbird on her Facebook page. It was just a little tidbit at the end of a long post about this book she was currently enjoying...subtle but intriguing. It's not schedu...

    Fans of Leon the Professional will really enjoy this story. It's a gritty and shocking character study, offering a glimpse into a world best not explored, and it's deeply psychological in nature. There's also a lot of wit and dark humor, but ultimately Blackbird is a look at what it ...

    What to say about this book... Is it disturbing? Yes. Is it alarming? Yes. Would I let my mother read it? Probably not. Despite the murder and mayhem, does it wiggle itself down into your heart and soul like some weird little worm and dig up little bits of emotions you didn't know yo...

    I have read various editions of Blackbird over the last 10 years and it's only gotten better with age, so sort of like Helen Mirren. I am very pleased that a larger audience will finally be exposed to the Chronicles of Edison North - it's been a long time coming and has certainly been ...

    It started with mayonnaise. BLACKBIRD is a tale about a domestic terrorist that abducted a child and trained her to be like him. You?ll probably expect a lot of blood and guts, and you?ll get that. What you probably won?t expect is how human this book is. That said, Micha...

    I devoured this. It affected me deeply and it will forever be one of my favorite stories of all time. Michael Fiegel - you effing rock. ...

    I've been looking forward to reading this book since Caroline Kepnes recommended it and I was definitely not disappointed. I enjoyed living in Edison and Christian's world and minds and even had a couple moments where I gasped out loud. Michael Fiegel is definitely a master of the chap...

    Blackbird is a compelling story about a professional serial killer and a burger with mayonnaise. Fiegel is an accomplished author, a huge nerd, and possibly a mild-mannered sociopath. They say write what you know! I've read this book at least 3 times and I'll probably read it at lea...

    What does one say about a book as dark as this? "She is the second-shortest of her group, perhaps eight years old, with matte blue-gray eyes--steely, scared, and sad--peering through the thin curtains of pooldamp blonde hair, half of it smashed crudely behind her ears, licking her n...

    This was so violent, so cruel I didn?t really enjoy reading it but Michael Fiegel is a very good writer and kept drawing me into the story. I wondered what would happen Christian, an 8 year old girl, and to the hit man who abducts her from a McDonalds while shooting up the place beca...

    A paid assassin, who gets his jollies as a serial killer in his off time, kidnaps an eight year old. He spends the next 10 years training her in his profession. The book is written as a diary, alternating between the two of them. ...

    Made sympathetic characters out of cold blooded Assassins. By turn, terrifying and touching. ...

    Enjoyable and yet somewhat disturbing at times book about a serial killer for hire and the girl that he abducts for unknown reasons from a restaurant that he shoots up. Dark humor and shady characters aplenty in this book that mostly focuses on their relationship, the girl growing up a...

    I really liked this one. Probably one of my top picks for 2017. Similar to "She Rides Shotgun" so if you liked that book, you will enjoy Blackbird as well. My sweetie says Edison is an antihero that men are going to like. He just finished the book too. ...

    Great book! Step out of your comfort zone. Read a book that makes you care for people who do very bad things for no good reason. Or maybe the reason is not so bad...enjoy rethinking your values. ...

    As I get older, fewer fiction novels seem to be able to enthrall me and leave me considering them a "page-turner". This is a notable exception. From the first chapter to the last it pulls you in and doesn't let go, and when it does you wished it hadn't yet. Every page leaves you wantin...

  • Isabella McGinnis
    Feb 06, 2018

    The targets are just a bunch of heads at the end of the day, and inside each is a big juicy brain, about two pounds of which is water. The human body is mostly water, in fact, roughly two-thirds. We are literally trash bags full of liquid, waiting to pop. There are a hundred thousand m...

    I'm going with 2.5 stars but I'm rounding up to three stars because I'm really not sure how I feel about this book. The first part of the book I liked more than the second. Edison is a serial killer for hire. He doesn't have real emotions and freely admits to that. Then one day he i...

    [considering 3.5 stars] Caroline Kepnes, the author of You and Hidden Bodies, subtly recommended Michael Fiegel's Blackbird on her Facebook page. It was just a little tidbit at the end of a long post about this book she was currently enjoying...subtle but intriguing. It's not schedu...

    Fans of Leon the Professional will really enjoy this story. It's a gritty and shocking character study, offering a glimpse into a world best not explored, and it's deeply psychological in nature. There's also a lot of wit and dark humor, but ultimately Blackbird is a look at what it ...

    What to say about this book... Is it disturbing? Yes. Is it alarming? Yes. Would I let my mother read it? Probably not. Despite the murder and mayhem, does it wiggle itself down into your heart and soul like some weird little worm and dig up little bits of emotions you didn't know yo...

    I have read various editions of Blackbird over the last 10 years and it's only gotten better with age, so sort of like Helen Mirren. I am very pleased that a larger audience will finally be exposed to the Chronicles of Edison North - it's been a long time coming and has certainly been ...

    It started with mayonnaise. BLACKBIRD is a tale about a domestic terrorist that abducted a child and trained her to be like him. You?ll probably expect a lot of blood and guts, and you?ll get that. What you probably won?t expect is how human this book is. That said, Micha...

    I devoured this. It affected me deeply and it will forever be one of my favorite stories of all time. Michael Fiegel - you effing rock. ...

    I've been looking forward to reading this book since Caroline Kepnes recommended it and I was definitely not disappointed. I enjoyed living in Edison and Christian's world and minds and even had a couple moments where I gasped out loud. Michael Fiegel is definitely a master of the chap...

    Blackbird is a compelling story about a professional serial killer and a burger with mayonnaise. Fiegel is an accomplished author, a huge nerd, and possibly a mild-mannered sociopath. They say write what you know! I've read this book at least 3 times and I'll probably read it at lea...

    What does one say about a book as dark as this? "She is the second-shortest of her group, perhaps eight years old, with matte blue-gray eyes--steely, scared, and sad--peering through the thin curtains of pooldamp blonde hair, half of it smashed crudely behind her ears, licking her n...

    This was so violent, so cruel I didn?t really enjoy reading it but Michael Fiegel is a very good writer and kept drawing me into the story. I wondered what would happen Christian, an 8 year old girl, and to the hit man who abducts her from a McDonalds while shooting up the place beca...

    A paid assassin, who gets his jollies as a serial killer in his off time, kidnaps an eight year old. He spends the next 10 years training her in his profession. The book is written as a diary, alternating between the two of them. ...

    Made sympathetic characters out of cold blooded Assassins. By turn, terrifying and touching. ...

    Enjoyable and yet somewhat disturbing at times book about a serial killer for hire and the girl that he abducts for unknown reasons from a restaurant that he shoots up. Dark humor and shady characters aplenty in this book that mostly focuses on their relationship, the girl growing up a...

    I really liked this one. Probably one of my top picks for 2017. Similar to "She Rides Shotgun" so if you liked that book, you will enjoy Blackbird as well. My sweetie says Edison is an antihero that men are going to like. He just finished the book too. ...

    Great book! Step out of your comfort zone. Read a book that makes you care for people who do very bad things for no good reason. Or maybe the reason is not so bad...enjoy rethinking your values. ...

    As I get older, fewer fiction novels seem to be able to enthrall me and leave me considering them a "page-turner". This is a notable exception. From the first chapter to the last it pulls you in and doesn't let go, and when it does you wished it hadn't yet. Every page leaves you wantin...

    I enjoyed the book but the anti-conspiracy theory in me kept that half a star in my pocket. Update: I've though about it over night and I decided to round up my rating. I still think suggesting every mass murder in the country is staged or some kind of false flag is dangerous (espec...

    If you?re seduced by the deeper, grittier side of literature, this is the book for you. I read an early draft in 2009 and literally could not put this book down. It gave me a very sleepless night while on a business trip but it was well worth it. Just re-read the latest and STILL ...

    It was spectacularly different. Knowing about something is useless unless you can do something about it. I cannot point out how true and real this is. You can say whatever you want or any excuses you can think of but the truth is right there in that quote. The analogies here...

    Blackbird bored me. The book's synopsis was quite intriguing and the storyline seemed unique, but it just didn't do it for me. I was hoping for gruesome and gory details about Edison's killings because I'm currently in the mood for really twisted, horrific sh*t. Unfortunately, the ...

    It wont let me read the books. ...