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

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

  1. !redruM

    !redruM Semi-Well Known Member

    Grrrr....alright, 91...I'll try reading it again! :)
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  2. Chazel1972

    Chazel1972 Well-Known Member

    I'll give the library version a try. I'm iffy on this one
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  3. guido tkp

    guido tkp Well-Known Member

    buuuuuutttttt......it's NOT really about baseball !!!

    that's like saying i won't read 'christine' because i don't like cars...or...'delores claiborne' because i don't like domestic violence....or 'the shining' because i don't like hotels....

    c'mon, it's about Billy...

    this is a stephen king short story that was sold as a tale with a twist...

    good story...i liked 'em both
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  4. Sunlight Gardener

    Sunlight Gardener Well-Known Member

    I probably giggled more times from this story than any other SK book. So many great lines and so damn well written.
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  5. Chazel1972

    Chazel1972 Well-Known Member

    Finished it today. Took me 3 hours total and I enjoyed it.
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  6. Jimpy

    Jimpy Well-Known Member

    I liked it. It was a bit like the stories in Full Dark, No Stars, which came out about the same time. I could mostly see where it was going, but it was a fun, dark little journey. I prefer Stephen King's novellas and long short stories to his novels and short stories. Not that I dislike the others.

    If you can't take the heat, don't swim with the big dogs.
  7. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    Love The Brain Jimpy. Welcome and I agree on novellas and short stories.
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  8. chief4db

    chief4db Well-Known Member

    11/22/63 was the first king book I read and became a huge fan. then it was like a kid in the candy store. all these books to choose to read from. I am a huge baseball fan and played in college so I gravited to this one. I really liked it. I thought there was lot of room for this to continue and wasn't ready for it to end. I got the cemetery dance issue mainly I just don't like cover on board covers. cemetery dance came with a dust jacket and slipcase and the book was a little bigger. if I had to be picky the one thing is I don't quite understand why he couldn't have just gone out and make it on his own if he was that good. I mean there are open tryouts everywhere back then.

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