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Discussion in 'Faithful' started by 91rewoT, Dec 5, 2013.
Yes...(with Peter Straub) in parentheses like that.
They missed it! Unca's too quick for 'em.
I've just never had the desire to read it. No knock on it, and who knows, someday I might pick it up. But thus far, I have no interest in picking in up.
But…but…but…look who wrote it!!!
Ha!!! Well, after reading some of the previous posts, at least I wouldn't be alone! And after reading some of the other posts, I'm convinced I need to read it.....so I just put it on my Christmas wish list!
I have owned this book for years but haven't read it...I scanned through some of it but I have a hard time getting interested in my own team let alone the team of other cities. I got to meet Stewart O'Nan several months ago and asked him if he would ever do a sequel, he said they've talked about it a bit but haven't come close to deciding anything, both are very busy men. Stewart also mentioned that the book was originally meant to be about why the fans kept coming back after years of futility (hence the title "Faithful"), and the BoSocks "kind of ruined it by winning the World Series" that year!
Actually, I feel a bit less interested in a book that sK only co-authors.
I'm biased, because I'm a Red Sox fan, but I loved it. King and his co-author started this book assuming the Sox would do what they always used to do, fall short of a World Series title. But wouldn't you know it? The King magic kicked in, and the year he writes a Sox book, the Sox win the title. The journey through the season is really entertaining, but I think King, like a lot of Sox fans, didn't know how to react when they finally won it. I haven't read this since just after it came out, but I sort of remember the end being sort of anti-climactic. Both authors were too stunned to properly sum up their feelings. Sometimes feelings are too powerful for the written word to describe. I do think it's safe to say this is unlike anything else he's written.
As a side note, sometimes on TV you'll see King sitting in the stands at Fenway watching the Sox. He usually has a book, and reads between innings. THAT is a dedicated reader.
In the movie Fever Pitch Stephen King threw out the opening pitch. If you have never seen the movie you should watch it (I recorded it on my PVR). It has Drew Barrymore as well as Jimmy Fallon in it and it's quite good (it's a comedy as well as a romance so not a "chick flick" as such).
I love this movie.
So KFF - do you have any other 'confessions' to make? (Since the title of this thread is "I have a confession to make"
Sorry - my old Catholic upbringing is showing again!
(I love that movie too!)
I confess I must watch this again
Hey KFF - I really am gonna send you a letter or card soon - sorry! I am the Queen of Procrastination!
What I have lost my title? Just got my Christmas lights down outside yesterday.
Gasp! Get off of this board IMMEDIATELY!!!
I own a good number of his books (hand-me-downs, mostly), but have read few of them! I think 5-9 or thereabouts.
Hahaha!!! Don't kick me off the board yet - I got it for Christmas and I promise to read it soon!!! (looks like you've got some readin' to catch up on too!)
(Nice board name, by the way! I see you took a page out of the Backwards Sisters' book!
If there's one thing I hate, it's a hypocrite! I promise to read my other books, soon, also!
You're not alone. I never heard of it either.