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Discussion in 'Danse Macabre' started by Haunted, Dec 4, 2013.
Good book to learn what really scares Mr. King! Good source of scary stuff!!
It has been forever since I read this book. Perhaps time for a re-read.
This is one of my top favorites. Loved it. I've read it and I own the audio and have listened to it a couple times. Yes, it may be time for a re-read.
I remember reading it early on. I think the order goes Carrie, 'Salem's Lot then Danse Macabre. It truly is fascinating and the equal of much of his fiction.
One of my absolute favorite books ever. I killed one hardback copy and had to buy another--lol. The conversational style is a delicious way to get across a lot of information!
I like what he says about humor and horror lying side-by-side...he uses that line from Levin's Rosemary's Baby...he has his father's eyes to help illustrate the point. He says something like to deny one is to deny the other. So I wonder....does Satan have a sense-of-humor? How about Jesus? Or are we allowed to think outside the box?
YES! And I'm absolutely convinced that Jesus had/s a sense of humor. Laughter is an essential part of life, as is sorrow.
Satan's sense of humor would always be at someone else's expense and within very narrow parameters. Laughter wouldn't be permitted...that would be hell. hhmmmm.. wheels are turning
Cookies with no milk=hell.
On a serious note, I would love to read Danse Macabre.
Imho, Satan, a real entity, has no redeeming (pun) qualities at all. It was too late for him before the game even got started. To have "a sense of humor" is to have a good one, and, last I checked, good is still good.
I'm reminded of a line or two I read recently in a column about the Robertson family...Duck Dynasty:
So...whether or not there is any truth to the above quotes, I think it does illustrate that "a sense of humor" is subjective. In this example, I don't see how anyone could argue that this "sense of humor" has any redeeming qualities.
I'm not sure how valid this is, but I really didn't like the final, oh, one-fifth of Cujo, and when I read Danse Macabre, I thought, "That's why, man. You broke the basic rules."
I can't find either Cujo or Danse Macabre in the house. Am I hallucinating, or is there some substance to the chords of memory?
Substance to or on?
I kinda wish I could remember having posted that. And wish I had posted fewer commas.
Danse Macabre is one of my favorites.
I am a bad Stephen King reader, and I only ever flick this book dependent on what I'm interested in. I always go back for the reviews.
i read this in Hardback about 15 years ago or so. I have read 80-90% of stephen King, But i CAN'T seem to get inot the dark tower and all the people on the board say it's amazing. No chuggs not cookies with no milk is hell, no Chips(fries), beans and Steak on a friday is hell? no lovely apple cake after dinner is hell.
You know, I don't think I ever read this one? I'm going to have to keep an eye out
I remember this one appealing to me a lot because I am a huge old time horror movie buff and to hear SK's opinions on which ones were the best and scariest was right up my alley.
Ok, Ok, now I HAV to reply to this even tho it is, pretty much last DECADE in threadtime. Sorry, newbie me checkin' out the spots, so i get to go way back in time and read around. This is so TRUE, I believe. How nice, to be able to say that you believe in GOD and Satan (see how I made his name little?) without being burned at the stake. I said something about church in one of my kids meetings at school and all the parents acted like I said the F-word. Or maybe I did say the F word....? Anyway, jokes aside. [GOD, of course has a sense of humor, bcus I am ALIVE...] but, really, humor makes you feel good, right so of course its from GOD; now horror, that scares you which is exciting --also from the Gman, cus exciting makes you feel good-- which is so dif from real horror, like if someone actually walked in the front door of my house right now and slid a knife in my stomach, well, obviously, Satan would prob think that was funny, and I, er wouldn't.