It Took Me Three Years To Read This Book...

Discussion in 'Blockade Billy' started by 91rewoT, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. 91rewoT

    91rewoT Backwards Sister Member

    ...okay, it didn't actually take me three years to read it, I mean, I'm not the fastest reader in the world, but I'm not THAT slow. I was so excited when it came out (as I am when anything King publishes comes out), but I couldn't get into it. I just wasn't that interested in reading about baseball. I mean, I love to watch baseball (Go Brewers!!), but reading about it, not so much. So, I put it away for a few months, then I tried again. Nope, still couldn't get into it. Well, I picked it up a couple of months ago and what do you know? I really enjoyed it! Turns out baseball isn't the whole story. What did you think of this book?
     
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  2. Sundrop

    Sundrop the Great and Wonderful

    I really enjoyed this book.....read it in a little over an hour. I knew there was something "odd" about Billy, but didn't guess until it was revealed.
     
  3. Neesy

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

    I still have not read it. I might own a copy of it, but like you I thought it was all about sports
     
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  4. mstay

    mstay Older than most, not as old as some.

    I liked it! Short and sweet. o_O
     
  5. Sundrop

    Sundrop the Great and Wonderful

    You've gotta read it, Neesy.....
    It's a good quick read, and you don't even have to understand baseball at all to enjoy the story.
     
  6. 91rewoT

    91rewoT Backwards Sister Member

    Neesy - what Sundrop said!!!
     
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  7. Walter Oobleck

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

    I wonder if the copies on the shelves at the store have the baseball card in them? Seems like perfect inspiration for a petty thief to foul things...probably have it in plastic be my guess.
     
  8. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    I did not like this book. At all. Not in the least. I thought it was poorly written and lacked originality. I pretty much figured out the twist less than halfway through it. I wanted to like it, but just could not. Just my opinion.
     
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  9. 91rewoT

    91rewoT Backwards Sister Member

    I don't think I got a baseball card with mine - were they in a special edition?
     
  10. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    I only got one in the one I ordered from Cemetery Dance. The one I got a books a million had no card.
     
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  11. 91rewoT

    91rewoT Backwards Sister Member

    Gotcha. I got mine off the shelf...so no card. That's good to know, now I don't have to be mad at myself for loosing it!
     
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  12. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    I'd rec'd mine as gift and devoured it in one day. Really a good read. It's not just about baseball- and for non baseball fans , the sports terminology is easily understood and flows easily within the storyline. I highly recommend the book.
     
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  13. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    I loved this book. A quick read.
     
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  14. Walter Oobleck

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

    I dunno if it was special...maybe so...a baseball card w/William Blakely New Jersey Titans Catcher on it...looks like someone I know...born September 21, 1937...in Clarence, Iowa...five eleven one-ninety-five bats right throws right...w/a brief history below those specs. Hardcover. Came in bubble wrap...the book. Can''t remember where I ordered the book from...maybe that Cemetery Dance outfit? When it was first published. I haven't used it on the spokes of my bicycle, as yet...just been kinda rumbling real loud...until I start coughing and I have to quit.
     
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  15. 91rewoT

    91rewoT Backwards Sister Member

    Probably was from Cemetery Dance. Hey Walter? Don't put the card on your bicycle spokes, okay? :no_pig::uh-uh::waaaht:
     
  16. The Nameless

    The Nameless M-O-O-N - That spells Nameless

    I didn't mind it, not the best story in the world, but by no means the worst. Ididn't even mind the baseball stuff in it - and being English, I've never seen a baseball game in my life. The cover was retro cool too :)

    Mine is the one with Morality at the end, and that story was utter crap for me. I know people liked morality more than Blockade Billy, but I sure aren't one of them.
     
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  17. Shoesalesman

    Shoesalesman Well-Known Member

    Was a great little read.
     
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  18. !redruM

    !redruM Semi-Well Known Member

    Couldn't make it past the first five pages, so I skipped to the real reason I bought it for three dollars-the short bonus story! I don't particularly enjoy reading about baseball.
     
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  19. Sunlight Gardener

    Sunlight Gardener Active Member

    Absolutely loved it! One of my favorites no doubt.
     
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  20. 91rewoT

    91rewoT Backwards Sister Member

    Me either...but it turned out to be a pretty good story! I'd read it!
     
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