Bart & Mary

Discussion in 'Roadwork' started by Narvic, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. Narvic
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    Narvic Well-Known Member

    I just started this book a couple days ago. Only 1/4 of the way through and already I'm feeling like nothing too bad better happen to Bart and Mary! Bart obviously has some very strange goings on in his mind and I hope I don't find out that he's a serial killer!

    :hmm:
  2. AlliKF
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    AlliKF New Member

    have you finished it yet? I just did and I loved it.
  3. Narvic
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    Narvic Well-Known Member

    I finished it like 3 nights ago. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I liked the beginning better than the end!
  4. doowopgirl
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    doowopgirl very avid fan

    I think Roadworks is a story that is vastly under read. So sad for both of them.
  5. unclelouie
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    unclelouie Active Member

    I abolsutely love Road Work, and agree, it's highly under-read.

    Anyone ever notice that the Highway being built through Bart's neighborhood is 478? You know as in.... 4+7+8=19!
  6. unclelouie
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    unclelouie Active Member

    Oh, and another Dark Tower/SK Universe connection...

    Father Callahan is the priest (Phil Drake) in this novel. Just sayin..
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  7. NightShifter
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    NightShifter Well-Known Member

    I also really enjoyed this book! I liked yet another story tied to the Blue Ribbon Laundry.
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  8. Walter Oobleck
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    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    I like how he runs the blender all night long. Thought that was hilarious.
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  9. unclelouie
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    unclelouie Active Member

    What other novel was the Blue Ribbon Laundry in?
  10. kellykid
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    kellykid Well-Known Member

    Carrie and The Mangler
  11. Phantomking
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    Phantomking Active Member

    I never caught that. Nice!
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  12. rudiroo
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    rudiroo Active Member

    This is what happens when you re-read stories after a gap of decades - you discover that someone else moved into the story in the years between.
    Yep.
    Your older self has kicked your younger self out the way, saying, this is what this story is really about.

    And it's such a tragic and scary story.
    Tragic because it deals with a real-world nightmare.
    And scary because it makes me wonder why more people don't go DEFCON 1 when they're caught between a rock & a hard place.
    Perhaps people aren't as crazy as we think.:shh:
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  13. not_nadine
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    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    He described Bart tripping very well.... The words flowing out when he spoke. :suspect:
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  14. Aloysius Nell
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    I can honestly say this is the only King work I had to drag myself through. I read it twice, several years apart, and wanted the ending to be similar, but come a lot sooner. If ya know what I mean.

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