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Beach World

Discussion in 'Skeleton Crew' started by Riot87, Mar 15, 2014.

  1. Riot87

    Riot87 Love him forever

    What is everyones opinion on this story?

    I loved how it was like 8,000 years in the future and when the giant sand hand came out i could not believe it lol. Shapiro & the rest were lucky to get out of there i did not think they would and end up like Rand
  2. mustangclaire

    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

    It reminded me of Camber Sands, here in Sussex. We don't have many sandy beaches. I thought it had a dream like quality to it, and part of me wanted to know what he was staring at. What held him to that spot at the end.
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...it had a Dune-like quality for me...
  4. Riot87

    Riot87 Love him forever

    Thats a good question girl:icon_eek:
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  5. krwhiting

    krwhiting Well-Known Member

    I think he was seeing what he wanted to see, while listening to the sounds he wanted to hear. He gave himself over to the life of that place. Reminded me of the Twilight Zone.

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  6. taggs7475

    taggs7475 Well-Known Member

    Now have the Beach Boys stuck in my head after reading it.
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  7. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    He immediately integrated with the world around him. Almost like he was a former son of a beach.:friendly_wink:
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  8. The Space Cowboy

    The Space Cowboy ...Karloff?

    Beach World is one of my absolute favourite short stories from Stephen King. I find it to be both criminally underrated and criminally overlooked. It's dark, it's alien, it's surreal, it's dreamlike, it's haunting in its tone of isolation, and I even find it to be somewhat Lovecraftian in its noticeable but never blatant way of communicating just how small and unimportant we are in the magnus of the wider universe. And as I've said before, King's effortless everyman style of narration makes quite an electric fit for the surreal subject matter.
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  9. Mr. Cranky

    Mr. Cranky Well-Known Member

    Is it true because I think I read that they were considering making a movie or something based on 'Beach world' 'Beachworld'. Top story, I like the guy that comes out of the salvage space ship and he's from the waste down like on a thing like the robot in 'Lost in Space'. Atmospheric short story. The guy becoming part of the sand part of the planet.
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  10. Aloysius Nell

    Aloysius Nell Well-Known Member

    A movie would never work---people would think it was a sequel to Waterworld!

    BTW, this is one of the very few SK stories I just do NOT like at all.

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