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Discussion in 'Mr. Mercedes' started by king family fan, Nov 9, 2013.
If you look very closely (on the cover reveal page) you'll see that he has a "sharp" smile...
He's actually kind of looking like my avatar... minus the halo--must've been a bad day.
With very sharp teeth
You've never seen my canine's, have you? (I don't usually cheesy smile in photos. )
P.S @Bev Vincent did you receive an ARC... and if so, are you trying to 'point' something out?
No, I don't have an ARC. I expect it will be a while before they're ready.
Ooooo! Love it! Thanks for pointing that out!!
Is it me, or does the synopsis of the book indicate that King wants to see if he can really grab the attention of this generation's readers?
This sounds like one of his most mainstream books in a while. And that's not a bad thing. I assume movie rights will be purchased before we know it.
I think King wants to explore the idea that, even though he's been around for awhile and, I presume, the sales of his books have matured like the earnings potential of a company that is no longer in growth mode, he can once again push all other authors out of his way and grab the attention of the reading public with a page-turner that no one can ignore.
This should be a big money-maker. And it sounds like a great story.
Yeah, can't wait for it myself.
yep...sounds like he threw safety to the wind!
If Mr. Mercedes is the current book, will the sequel be Mr. Mercedes-Benz? I'll see myself out.
...wow, just wow...King has NOTHING to prove, nor is it a matter of money...he makes more in royalties and the like-than the "attention grabbers of this generation" can ever dream of...I know what you're trying to say, but it came off the wrong way to me...
I am still kind of new to SK Novels. I have read 20 in the last year and a half, and every single book has been awesome and grabbing; grabbing like no other author can grab me, not even the most popular or best known classical writers. I can honestly say that a SK novel grabs me like a Kentucky basketball game - - I am a die hard Big Blue fan - - and nothing in my life has ever grabbed me like that. I think he is trying to grab readers with every book, and he is succeeding with me.
Can a piece of writing longer than 140 characters really grab the attention of this generation? I wonder. I don't think Mr. King ever wonders about if his books will appeal to the younger generation. His books consistently go to top ten every time while the vampire bondage crap won't last very long --anyone remember Richard Bach or Eric Segal?---their books were HUGE in the Seventies---and now a footnote.
It might depend on the piece of writing... and possibly how the teens have been brought up. All of my boys are becoming avid readers in many different genre, I don't really think the art of reading will die out, despite the draw of the internet and the many hand-held devices.
Sigh, neither of my kids have the love of books I did as a kid--my son has only read Harry Potter and my daughter---the Twilight books and they are in the twenties!
Not saying I hope either of them break their leg, but I did not love to read until I broke my leg almost 2 yrs ago. I just turned 24; I was 22 then. There is still hope that they may become readers, just late bloomers. I also have a lot of friends who read on their tablets through Kindle and such, but I've always been old school when it comes to reading
I actually loved reading when I was a teen, mainly historical pieces though. I am new to the fiction world, but being a history major I read my share of historical writings in college.
I just ordered Mr. Mercedes from our local library - I am 5th on the list! Woo hoo! (of course I will probably get impatient and then end up buying my own copy as soon as it hits the book store) ka-ching!
Tabby - you can go buy a new hand held hairdryer now - the one Steve got you is probably not working any more
I can't wait!!! So excited! This is my kind of story!!!
Hate to get back to this, and I know I'm asking much, but I would like to see and read something with the power of "The Plant." Something which has the potential to become a classic along the lines of Dracula, Frankenstein and other epistolary novels.
I know I'm asking the man to write as he did thirty years back. But, since he's the Master of Horror, it's possible. I hope.