Dear Constant Reader

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  1. Amber Moss
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    Amber Moss New Member

    Hey, I am Amber. I am really just here to somehow let someone know how pissed I am that I just picked up Mr.Mercedes and AGAIN Stephen King failed to address Dear Constant Reader. THIS WAS MY FAVORITE PART in all his novels and lately I have not been feeling the love.

    About to become Used to be Constant Reader,
    Amber Moss
  2. Dana Jean
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    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    Welcome to the board Amber.
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  3. danie
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    danie AKA danie

    Hi, Amber,
    Perhaps Mr. King is trying to "mix it up" and not do the same thing everyone expects in every single book. Regardless, I enjoy reading his material, even if there is no Dear Constant Reader letter. I tend to think he knows what he's doing most of the time...if you don't like his books, I wouldn't waste your money on them.
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  4. mustangclaire
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    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

    Hey, cut the guy some slack. The fact that he carries on producing books is good enough for me! Welcome to the board :)
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  5. blunthead
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    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the SKMB! You're asking me to believe that the only reason you're about to become a "Used to be..." is this? C'mon, what's wrong?
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  6. VultureLvr45
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    VultureLvr45 Well-Known Member

    Welcome Amber. So how was the story? You know the part he wrote, revised, worked on, thought about, and put energy into? I will be getting my copy soon and in November, Revival. images-66.jpeg
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  7. mustangclaire
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    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

    :clap:
    :clap::clap::clap:
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  8. kingzeppelin
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    kingzeppelin Member who probably should be COMMITTED!

    Bat Welcome 350.jpg
    A fan or not a fan, that is the question?:umm:
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  9. Sundrop
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    Sundrop the Great and Wonderful

    Seriously??!!??
    I'm sorry......the Dear Constant Reader note has not appeared in all his novels. I have many, and it is not included in at least half of them.
    When it does appear, I consider it to be a special treat, but the reason that I buy and read Stephen King's books is because I like his work.
    I read because I want to enjoy the ride. If the note is the only reason you've been buying his books, then you've sadly missed out on so much more than you can ever imagine.

    Welcome to the SKMB, Amber......look around, maybe you'll find something you like
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  10. king family fan
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    king family fan Prolific member

    Welcome. We must appreciate King for all his writing talents. Each can decide what they choose to read,and he can decide what he chooses to write.The fact he continues to write is enough for me. I hope you continue to post and enjoy the conversations here.Again welcome to the board.
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  11. kingricefan
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    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    I wonder if there's enough of those 'Dear Constant Reader' thingies to fill up a book yet- you know, one that is like an anthology with just the DCR in it? Hmmmmm.......
  12. Spideyman
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    Spideyman Uber Member

    Welcome, Amber. IMHO the entire book/story was/is SK dear constant reader. It's kind of like: "dear constant reader"....... and the story begins.
  13. Autumn Gust
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    Autumn Gust Well-Known Member

    Mr. King is so generous in sharing his thoughts with us through so many avenues. Just look at all the interviews he gave last year, the book signings he attended, the messages he tweeted, etc… I agree that the Dear Constant Reader sections of his books are something to savor but if he doesn't include one we shouldn't whine about it. Like King Family Friend said, "The fact he continues to write is enough for me."
  14. l.a.link
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    l.a.link Well-Known Member

    Pouts and stomps feet on floor.
    I wanted a 2 page dear constant reader, and all I got was a 436 page novel. :aloof:
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  15. GNTLGNT
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ....OK, thanks for letting us know...bye bye now....
  16. blunthead
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    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Actually, yesterday for some reason I wondered whether Amber Moss might be one of those who drops in with a relatively or severely negative post and is then never heard from again. Guess we'll see.
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  17. Neesy
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    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Hey blunt
    You have been around this board quite a while (as have Scott and Maryanne). I've only been around a couple of years. Does this happen often i.e. every time he brings out a new book?

    The sort of negative hit and run type of post?

    I was down on one poor guy who just said he did not like Mr. King's 'genre' and now I regret not being more welcoming. I think we are so used to seeing positive stuff on here that when we get a negative comment we go into a sort of defensive mode?
  18. FlakeNoir
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    FlakeNoir Beta/Moderator Moderator

    It does happen from time to time, usually when Stephen brings out something new.
  19. GNTLGNT
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ....well, the lot of the Trolls just need a big old hearty serving of "BITE ME".....
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  20. staropeace
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    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    Are we done with the pissing and moaning YET? It can be soooooo tiring.

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