Disappointed. :(

Discussion in 'Under The Dome' started by C anit, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. Ebony

    Ebony Well-Known Member

    Hi,

    I don`t care about bad words that might be used in a book...(there are other books to care about, like "Dreamcatcher") -

    but after reading about 1200 interesting pages, I expected the ending to be more "informative" (like in "Gerald`s Game", for example, which was really hard to read).
    I really thought "That`s all?" (other readers might not think so, it´s just my opinion).

    It wouldn`t have been an issue for me to read 200 or more additional pages, which I missed.
    Nevertheless, it´s a good book (especially at the beginnig), but Mr. King wrote better ones and somehow I really miss the "good old days" ;)

    Many Greetings,

    Ebony
     
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  2. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    What a coincidence. I am on a reread of this one. I think it is good and so much better than the TV series but to each his own. I also enjoyed Gerald's Game and did a reread of that one not long ago.
    It will be interesting how they close the TV series and explain what caused the Dome. Guess we will have to wait for the next season which I believe is next summer.
    Greetings to you, too, Ebony! Have a great day! :)
     
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  3. Haunted

    Haunted This is my favorite place


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  4. Phteven

    Phteven New Member

    Hello, first post. I actually just finished reading UTD which compelled me seek out more information/conversation and that eventually lead me to this message board. THEN, after reading through both pages of UTD posts I actually felt compelled again, this time to sign up for the site. Not just to respond to this thread specifically but hopefully to also engage in more conversations as I continue to read more of SK's books. Anywhoo...I know I'm responding to this thread WAY WAY late but I have to admit I was quite literally shocked that a person would be concerned about the F-word in a book such as this? In addition, I'm double-o shocked that a "book such as this" would be allowed in a high school library? Maybe I'm too conservative? Perhaps I'm behind the times? With that in mind, if one of my daughters brought home any book from her school that included murder, suicide, rape, necrophilia, drug use/abuse etc etc etc I'd be pretty pissed, fiction or not. Perhaps I'm in the minority (based on this not being brought up earlier in the conversation) but I for one have quite the vivid imagination and there were several times during UTD where I had set the book down, close my mind's eye and process the fact that what I was reading was fiction...before continuing. With that said I'm an adult and I enjoy that aspect of King's writing and that's why I read it, it's shocking and thrilling. But is it acceptable for a high schooler? Not sure if I think so. The F-word is peanuts by comparison if you ask me. (Side note: SK writes like that IMHO because that's how people really talk, the characters would lose their "substance" without it)
     
  5. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    Welcome to the Board!
     
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  6. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Hi and welcome. Looking froward to your thoughts on other SK books that you will/ have read.
     
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  7. champ1966

    champ1966 Well-Known Member

    Check out the thread 'Cursing and Swearing '
     
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  8. champ1966

    champ1966 Well-Known Member

    I loved the Asterisks books at school, I even borrowed them from the library.
     
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  9. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

  10. I loved UTD and I can't find anything in your post that I disagree with lol :) Especially your side note. I'm not bothered by the use of the F-word when it's used naturally in conversation. It's only when someone uses the word for its shock value (like in old Eddie Murphy comedy skits) that it bothers me some.

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  11. Nomik

    Nomik Carry on

    Welcome to the SKMB, we are happy to have you here!
     
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  12. Cheffie1983

    Cheffie1983 Well-Known Member

    In my belief there is a HUGE difference between reading it and saying it. Movies drop those bombs several times in an hour and a half, but I don't expect my kids to go home home saying "Dad, where's the f****** toilet paper?!?!". It's one of those times when you tell them the things that are acceptable to say vs. what to say behind closed doors. If all their friends are saying it, you simply say "If all your friends jumped off. Bridge, would you jump too?" And hope they don't say "Sure, because then I'd have a soft pile of bodies to land on!".
     
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  13. muskrat

    muskrat Ka Nama Kaa Lajerama!

    Worried about the curse words in Dome? Uh, you do realize

    Junior kept two dead chicks in the pantry he called his 'girlfriends', right?

    Rape and murder are just fine, but don't you dare drop an eff bomb!
     
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  14. Cheffie1983

    Cheffie1983 Well-Known Member

    Yeah...super creepy. I keep mine I the refrigerator...keeps them fresh.
     
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  15. Nomik

    Nomik Carry on

    :clap:
     
  16. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester, Moderator Moderator

    :lol:

    I hate to say this, but Jr and his girlfriends are one of the best written scenes in the whole book!
     

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