I humbly point out a mistake, and other stuff...

Discussion in 'The Bachman Books' started by Joshua Copeland, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. CCAL

    CCAL Well-Known Member

    its odd I suppose but I always feel uncomfortable when others begin pointing out apparent boo-boos in stories. I mean the author tries so hard to be accurate...I just ignore when possible. (and since its fiction we CAN ignore, cant we??) please understand I once was expelled for challenging a teacher on history. I was correct but they insisted on following the textbook of their choosing. ssdd so ldpn
     
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  2. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    That's the first I've heard of more than one ending to The Long Walk. I dunno.
     
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  3. Sunlight Gardener

    Sunlight Gardener Well-Known Member

    I don't know anything about different endings but i can absolutely say that the Long Walk is probably the finest short story I have ever read. At least in the sense of having the most profound effect on me. My mouth literally dropped open several times while reading it, knocked me for a loop. I thought about that story for months afterwards and could not get it out of my mind.

    I re-read it a few months ago and loved it just as much as I remember. Never read a better short story.
     
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  4. kingricefan

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

    TheLong Walk is a novel. Are you sure you meant The Long Walk and not an actual short story?
     
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  5. Sunlight Gardener

    Sunlight Gardener Well-Known Member

    It is? No it's my favorite story, that's the one i meant. If it's a novel, it's an incredibly short one. I have it in the 4 story collection of the Bachman Books along with Rage, Roadwork and The Running Man. If not a short story then I would say it's a Novella.

    EDIT: I just checked, it's only around 250 pages long.
     
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  6. kingricefan

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

    It was originally published by itself as a paperback original novel, as were all of the other Bachman novels in the omnibus edition that you have.
     
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  7. Sunlight Gardener

    Sunlight Gardener Well-Known Member

    Didn't know that. Well it's an extremely short novel then lol.
     
  8. kingricefan

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

    Very. But a good one!
     
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  9. Garriga

    Garriga Well-Known Member

    Beep beep

    we all float down here.
     
  10. Walter Oobleck

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

    I'll never understand the criteria used to classify a story short or long novella or novel. They put the manuscript on a scale and weigh it? Or they have a special set of weights for King? Couple of beefy guys in a back room at the Publishing House, moment of truth, slip the manuscript onto the metal plate hanging by the chains. One guy starts dropping counter-weights onto the opposing plate. On the wall a schoolroom clock jumps forward. "A bit underweight, wouldn't you say, Clive?" Clive is already nodding, "I believe the Old Boy is losing it. His last used all of the counter-weights and we had to use loose change to make up the difference." "Agreed. The world trembles."
     

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