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first part of book

Discussion in 'Mr. Mercedes' started by purpleintrepid, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. Waylander

    Waylander Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't say most people are awful, there's loads of lovely, friendly people on this site for a start.

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  2. ReallyRosie

    ReallyRosie Well-Known Member

    Perhaps you should label this to "human race", King merely is an artist of human behavior. When people stop being dbags, artists may stop recreating them.
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  3. king4aday

    king4aday Well-Known Member

    I am about 140+ pages into the story and all I have to say is, I really hope Jerome makes it. I have a very uneasy feeling he won't (but that is what makes King one of my favorite writers, you just never know). I quickly become attached to certain characters and I really dig Jerome a lot.:anonymous: Keeping my eyes clinched tight under Debbie's Blue Umbrella until the end.
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  4. Neil W

    Neil W Well-Known Member

    I don't know if it's just me but... they're fictional.
  5. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    I agree, but as thinking, feeling human beings we subconciously attach personal feelings to characters in books. It really hit me after reading this thread and now I understand why people get emotional over dogs, etc.
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  6. no bounce no play

    no bounce no play I am Borg

    Dog deaths bother me because dogs love and trust humans unconditionally whether the human deserves their love and trust or not. I can't watch Disney movies. I cried my eyes out when Nutsy (Lady and the Tramp) trustingly trotted alongside the dogcatcher as he was led through "the one-way door". Maybe SK didn't read Old Yeller or watch Disney movies when he was young and impressionable.

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...and don't forget-they smell of bougainvillea!...
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  8. BeverleyMarsh

    BeverleyMarsh Well-Known Member

    I forget where, but I remember SK speaking of how affected he had been when he first saw Bambi's mum die in the Disney movie.
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  9. ReallyRosie

    ReallyRosie Well-Known Member

    I remember reading that, didn't he even say he didn't allow his kids to watch it till they were older, like teenage or adult older? It was in one of his Authors Notes, me thinks.
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