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    Gray Matter

    Anyone else enjoy this short story? I thought it was a very vivid, succinct story. I wish SK went into a little bit about what the gray ooze was and where it originated but sometimes a little mystery is just what a short story needs. I particularly liked the scene where the old guys bring the beer to the father's house and violence ensues.

    Hmmm...I wonder which would be harder to take down? A demon-possessed laundry folder or an old man blob?

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    I loved it......when the guys were walking up to the apartment building, my heart was pounding in anticipation for what they may see.....

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    Good Story, good collection really. I liked the ending it just left a sinister vibe on the whole thing.

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    It's a great story, and yes - my favorite scene of it is definitely the last one.

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    Certainly gives a whole new view of "skunked beer" dudn't it???

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    The first time I ever read Gray Matter I was not aware of that age-old adage about how the only thing beer leads to is more beer -- or its simple truth.

    Over time I came to understand how a certain kind of guy -- in his extremity -- might just go ahead and drink whatever was in front of him, no matter his reservations or the potential consequences. It's been a while since I've read Gray Matter, but it seems to me that different sorts of readers could have wildly varying interpretations of a story in which a "monster" comes out of a can of beer.

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    I think Creepshow's "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill" is inter-related to this story: they are very similar, fun stories.

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    How about that reference to giant spiders in the sewer!? Was that a foreshadow to IT? Anyways... loved this story. Very creepy.

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    the story reminded me of lisey's story....or scott's story. i think that is what it's called. seems like there some of the same kind of things that happen.

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    I just read this one and liked the story and the plot to the story. the ending is a good way to open the imagination to what had happened.

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