Blister

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It's difficult to keep pace with the Ultramarathon Man. Figuratively and literally. Run!: 26.2 Stories of Blisters and Bliss, however, does a pretty good job of winning a Badwater belt buckle.

For someone who runs ultras (runs longer than the 26.2 miles of a marathon), Dean Karnazes also has a gift of relation. His existential tales of inhuman accomplishments are not only inspirational, but they also feel attainable. Making it sound easy, perhaps even enticing, while relaying the difficulties of such endeavors is the reason why most get into long distance running. We want to achieve what we have previously thought unachievable. Do what we have not done. Start crossing off the bucket list. Reading through Dean's bucket list (more like bathtub list) which includes the insanity of running four famous desert races in one year - each one has a ridiculously low completion percentage and turns most endurance athletes into chewed bubble gum - makes me want to lace up shoes and get lost on purpose.

While the chapters may not coalesce into a driving goal or insightful catchphrase, they inspire, which is kind of the entire point. Highly recommended for the couch potato about to waste money on a get fit quick "solution."


They call her Blister. She’s a hideously disfigured twenty-three year-old woman, living in a shed next to her father’s house, hidden away from the world.
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Jason Tray is a successful cartoonist, banished to his agent’s lakeside cabin for a few days of mandatory rest and relaxation. One night, while hanging out with a couple of the locals at a dive bar, he takes them up on their offer to go “see Blister,” having no idea what they’re talking about.

He peeks through the window at the most nightmarish thing he’s ever seen.

In the morning, he wakes up, hung over and regretful. He’s better than this. He needs to…apologize?

From the Bram Stoker Award-nominated author of PRESSURE, DWELLER, and WOLF HUNT comes a tale of fiendish secrets, ghastly crimes, and human monsters.

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