An atypical work

Discussion in 'UR' started by Aloysius Nell, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. Aloysius Nell
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    On audiobook, this was 2 CDs! Compared with other King stories that run into the upper 30s, it's positively a one-sitting appetizer. I really enjoyed it; never knew about it until I was browsing the audio at the library.

    If you liked the short story Word Processor of the Gods (I think was the title) in which the young man builds a word processor for his uncle, and the uncle finds that any sentence he writes on it becomes reality, you will like UR. A similar concept, but so much more. Without adding spoilers, I will say there is a definite Dark Tower connection.

    Anyone remember Pop Merrill's obsession with Kevin's camera in The Sun Dog? How he knows he should stop, but is powerless to change his future? I had that same feeling of dread in this story.

    You COULD miss this one, but it's a lot of fun , and as I recall the reader did a very good job.
  2. Walter Oobleck
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    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    I read this one after I read 11/22/63. Cue the Double-Mint Twins.:semi-twins:
  3. GNTLGNT
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...I bought a Kindle, just so I could GET this story...and loved the hell out of it...
  4. !redruM
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    ...there was an audiobook...
  5. GNTLGNT
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ....I like the voices in MY head better...;;D
  6. Kurben
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    I'm not much of an Audiobook person. Is it written down somewhere?
  7. AnnaMarie
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    Only available as download.

    I am currently reading it on the Kindle app of my iPad. Really enjoying it, though I'm reading it slowly.
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  8. Sunlight Gardener
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    I really like it. Have it on Audio also. Kind of a mind blower and has an excellent Dark Tower tie in at the end!
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  9. AnnaMarie
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    I finished it. I really liked it, but it was a rather odd ending for a King book.
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