Another great story

Discussion in 'Duma Key' started by Garriga, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. guido tkp

    guido tkp Well-Known Member

    it took me a few tries to 'get' into it...but then it just sorta swept me up and floated me along...

    i thought it was a great read...one of those books, like DC, BOB, LS ...maybe even GG, that rely as much on a really well developed, finely tuned character plonked down into a richly told tale with intriguing places to take us...it was really well done on nearly all levels...

    my only misgivings (minor, at best) were of the almost, for me, usual variety: the ending...

    like so many other really good books, his endings, for me, sometimes feel all sort of....i don't know...both rushed and sort of incomplete-ish...things suddenly start happening and i'm often left all sort of rumble-tumbled...sorta scratching my head....

    it's like 3-4-500 pages of top notch, i 'get' every moment of this...

    and then...BAM...what just happened ??
     
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  2. Walter Oobleck

    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    What I liked about the ending is the possible connection to The Dark Tower saga. Probably just me so I won't bother going into detail and too I imagine most would believe it a spoiler, but think wells and Wolves...and too, there was that line earlier in Duma, had to do with a well and maybe a kid on the east coast. Don't recall the exact details. I've noticed in a few of King's stories, say like in It...maybe The Talisman...probably others...there is a kind of climax a ways before the last page. Reminded of something Twain said, or wrote...about endings...something he was working on, didn't know how to end it so he marched everyone out into the yard and threw them down the well.
     
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  3. taylor29

    taylor29 Active Member

    my only misgivings (minor, at best) were of the almost, for me, usual variety: the ending...


    like so many other really good books, his endings, for me, sometimes feel all sort of....i don't know...both rushed and sort of incomplete-ish...things suddenly start happening and i'm often left all sort of rumble-tumbled...sorta scratching my head....

    it's like 3-4-500 pages of top notch, i 'get' every moment of this...

    and then...BAM...what just happened ??[/QUOTE]

    I think the endings are King's biggest challenge as a storyteller. At the end, most of the plots deflate like balloons. It can be frustrating as a reader....
     
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  4. guido tkp

    guido tkp Well-Known Member

    yes..i can see that,T29...some times i feel as if he has too many balls floating through the air and can't quite juggle them down

    hey, walt...i got that too...and, if i think back on it, maybe by the time i got to the end of that book, i was possibly feeling like 'oh gooooooooooooodddddddd !!! not another book suddenly taken over by having to interconnect it all !'

    which...if i think back on it, doesn't make sense...'cause an awful lot that does go on in DK (and, for that matter, alot of other books) could easily be...influenced...by the greater wheel...kinda like pieces of a puzzle that only make sense at the end...

    either way...when i have that sense of ending deja-vu....it never really bother me a whole lot, or changes the way i feel about the book...they just sometimes hit me as being...feeling rushed...odd...awkward...like something might be missing at times

    as sting said...it's probably me
     
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