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Blockade Billy VS Morality

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    Default Blockade Billy VS Morality

    Well I finished this book yesterday and my copy had both of these stories. So which one do you guys think was better. For me it would have to be Morality! I just loved the ending.

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    Default Re: Blockade Billy VS Morality

    ..had already read Morality previously, and it was OK, but enjoyed BB tremendously....

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    Default Re: Blockade Billy VS Morality

    I loved them both in different ways. BB was one of the best creepy person stories SK has ever written IMO, but Morality was such a good question. I love stories that make me say What would I do?

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    Default Re: Blockade Billy VS Morality

    "Morality" by a mile. "Blockade Billy" is one of my least-favorite things King has ever written.

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    Default Re: Blockade Billy VS Morality

    I liked both stories, mainly because of their streamlined nature. I don't mind long stories, but Stephen King does have a tendency to ramble in many of his stories, obsessing on trivial details. Both stories were quite 'lean and mean', which was nice.

    If I have to choose, I definitely prefer Blockade Billy of the two. I'm not even into baseball, but I found it very engrossing, never losing your attention. I've known people like Billy (aside from the worst parts....I hope), and King really nails his personality and voice (or lack thereof). I also love the cover. At first it seems innocent, but then I started reading, and found myself flipping back to the cover, to get a better look at Billy. Delightfully creepy story + cover.

    Morality was nice, but nothing new. Drunk author husband + unfaithful (or merely suspected of being so) wife is a recurring theme in many of his books. The story worked well though, again because it was refined. Instead of 300 pages, we have 50ish, which is a good length for the story, given that there are only three important characters.

    I highly recommend the book, especially if you can find it in the discount section.

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    Default Re: Blockade Billy VS Morality

    Quote Originally Posted by doowopgirl View Post
    I loved them both in different ways. BB was one of the best creepy person stories SK has ever written IMO, but Morality was such a good question. I love stories that make me say What would I do?
    not to jump books in this thread, but how did you like Fair Extension from Full Dark No Stars?

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    Default Re: Blockade Billy VS Morality

    Morality. Definitely the darker of the two stories.

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    Default Re: Blockade Billy VS Morality

    Both stories were good, but I'd say BB because I'm a baseball guy.

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    Default Re: Blockade Billy VS Morality

    Re: Morality see this article about the story
    from the July 2009 Esquire magazine... It says you can click on a link and read the entire story but I am having trouble accessing it!
    http://www.thewordslinger.com/posts.php?id=265
    Last edited by Neesy; July 4th, 2013 at 12:49 PM. Reason: Decided to put a spoiler around the model

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    Default Re: Blockade Billy VS Morality

    I just read BB, thought it was decent, maybe a little heavy on the "old baseball jock" slang/language, and of course knowing about baseball (other than one guy throws, another bats & tries to get a home run) may have made it a bit more enjoyable.

    On the subject of Blockade Billy, why did his name turn into Billy Blockade a few times at the end?

    Anyway, I will read Morality later or tomorrow, then come back a say which I prefered.

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