I Have A Confession To Make...

Discussion in 'Faithful' started by 91rewoT, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. 91rewoT

    91rewoT Backwards Sister Member

    I'm coming clean. I have to admit it. Here goes: I've never read this book. It's the only King book I don't own. I fear I will be bored stiff...don't hate me.
     
  2. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Tower, give it a try. It spans so many degrees of feelings. Think of it as a diary written by two baseball fans- how they felt, the surprises, the anticipation, the little funny spots. It does help if you know some baseball terminology, but not a must. I wasn't going to buy it, until a member had several copies he offered at a good price. I never regretted reading it. I think you'll enjoy it. King is so down to earth and funny!!
     
  3. 91rewoT

    91rewoT Backwards Sister Member

    Thanks for the advice Spidey! When you put it that way, it sounds much more appealing. I will put it on my "to get and read" list!
     
  4. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Just remember that my experience has always been that I've never thought any of his books would be nearly as enjoyable to me as they ended up being. This attitude has always been due to my assuming something about what the story would be based either on its title or assumed subject matter. There's no sK book title which doesn't interest me now, regardless of what a movie based on it or opinion voiced of it may've been like, such as Firestarter, which I've yet to read. I just finished 'Salem's Lot, which I never dreamed I'd like as much as I did.
     
  5. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    OK, if we're baring our souls here- I only read Steve's parts.......
     
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  6. VampireLily

    VampireLily Vampire Goddess & General P.I.T.A

    I have a confession to make.... i've never read it either
     
  7. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    I haven't either but I've got a better excuse than most of you people have, which is that I've only been a CR since 2006, and I read soooo slowly.
     
  8. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    I enjoyed this book as it is nonfiction and i love Steve's nonfiction voice. I love the peak into his life and the things he enjoys.
     
  9. Neesy

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

    Steve's parts? Those should be the sole property of Tabitha (Does she know you've been perusing his parts?)
     
  10. Chuggs

    Chuggs Well-Known Member

    I've never read it either, and although I love Sai King and baseball, I doubt I ever will. Just not that interested.
     
  11. mustangclaire

    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

    I've never even heard of it!! That's even worse!
     
  12. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    Me either Claire - but I'm going to be looking for it.
     
  13. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    I got my copy at a used bookstore.
     
  14. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Why are you not interested, though, unless you are assuming something about the book? The point I made above - and in a number of threads in which I've posted concerning the question of whether or not to read a certain sK title - is that there's no way of knowing whether or not any book, but especially sK's, will interest you unless you at least start reading it.
     
  15. Neesy

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

    I don't hate you - that is such a strong word :apologetic: But I do love his books so maybe I shall order it from the library. Then if I like it I will buy it :friendly_wink:

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  16. Neesy

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

    and Mr. King says thanks KFF!
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  17. prufrock21

    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    I don't hate you, but no doubt you'll burn in Koontzian hell for insinuating Mr. King could be boring.
     
  18. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    There amongst the bourganvillae and supernaturally gifted Golden Retrievers......
     
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  19. Walter Oobleck

    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    I haven't checked all of them...but Faithful isn't listed in that "Works by Stephen King" list inserted at the beginning of most of my SK books. I wonder why that is? Looks like it was published in 2005...so maybe when the publishers made the "works" list, or when they inserted the list, they didn't bother to update the list? They don't make "works" lists like they used to.
     
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  20. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Obvious question: Are The Talisman, Black House, and any others he's collaborated on included?
     
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