Gave up

Discussion in 'Joyland' started by AnnaMarie, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. AnnaMarie
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    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

    It is so very rare for me to not finish a book. But I decided life is to short to keep reading one that I was so utterly board with.

    So, I started the Book Thief. I had never heard of it, but just happened upon it. With two pages I was completely into it.

    Don't hate me. I am still a fan of King's work. Just not this one book.
  2. no bounce no play
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    no bounce no play I am Borg

    AnnaMarie likes to live dangerously :rofl:
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  3. mustangclaire
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    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

    I really enjoyed this. Cried at the end too!! BUT...... we can't love everything he writes, that'd make us kinda sad if we blindly professed love for every single one of his written words. (Whispering) *I'm not a lover of the Dark Tower*. There, I said it out loud!!!!:my_bad:
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  4. no bounce no play
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    no bounce no play I am Borg

    Oh dear... Get a rope!

    Don't tell anyone but...
    I gave up on the Dark Tower after the second book
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  5. mustangclaire
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    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

    It's like confessional!! I feel kinda cleansed.....
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  6. skimom2
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    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    NO hate :) I dislike the alien books (Dreamcatcher, From a Buick 8, Tommyknockers) and The Gunslinger, and actively despise The Regulators *shrug* That's what makes Mr. King so successful--his books have a wide appeal to a big section of genre fiction readers. Doesn't mean everyone likes everything :)

    Though I really loved Joyland, The Book Thief put me to sleep (lol). Different strokes, as they say--haha!
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  7. AnnaMarie
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    Honestly, my concern was that I was getting into a dry spell. Very rarely in my life, I've hit periods where no books are interesting. I used to keep a few favourites to read because no matter how many times I read it I love it. One of those was a book called the Mirror by Marlys Millhiser. If I couldn't get into that book then there was no sense trying to read anything.

    But, in the last move I guess I lost it.

    So, I'm just glad I can read something. :)
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  8. Out of Order
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    Out of Order No It Isn't

    What page did you stop reading on?
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    i think everybody gets a book they get bored with. Perhaps one day you will pick it up again and enjoy it. I had to re-read and re-read the Dark Tower books to finally enjoy them.
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  10. Sundrop
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    Sundrop the Great & Wonderful

    We can't always love everything SK writes.....*looks over shoulder, whispers* I didn't particularly like 11/22/63.
    Maybe after taking a nice break, you'll give Joyland another try.....or not.
    Be sure to give us an update on the Book Thief. :)
  11. AnnaMarie
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    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member


    Just to clarify. I was bored not board.
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    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    You have violated Item 7 of the Decalogue of the Constant Reader, which obligates you
    to finish every SK book you begin. Repent. You are still in time.
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    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Did she stop on page 45? (or was that Dr. Sleep that got good right after that?)
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  14. AnnaMarie
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    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

    Lol.

    I'm not burning it or anything. I may try again at another time.
  15. Terry B
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    Terry B Well-Known Member

    That's OK. I couldn't finish Danse Macabre either. Stuff happens.
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  16. MadamMack
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    MadamMack M e m b e r

    Finally someone else! I couldn't finish it either.
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  17. FlakeNoir
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    FlakeNoir Beta/Moderator Moderator

    Me either... but have been too chicken to say. :blush:
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  18. MadamMack
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    MadamMack M e m b e r

    Doesn't it feel wonderful to admit that!
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  19. Dana Jean
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    I loved Danse Macabre! There are so many personal Stephen stories all throughout. I've read it twice and I own the audio and I've listened to it twice!
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    Actually... yes. (*sighs*) :biggrin2:

    It covered a lot of material that I just haven't been familiar with, so, much of it seemed to be going over my head. It's one that I thought maybe I'd give another go to... now that I've had much more exposure to some of the things he was talking about, it may be different for me now.
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