Nona

Discussion in 'Skeleton Crew' started by Riot87, May 10, 2014.

  1. Riot87

    Riot87 I has Pyrokinesis

    If i had to pick just one of the stories in SC as my favorite this would be it. That ending was straight up crazy in a good way though. So what does everyone else feel about this story?
     
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  2. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...didn't care for it that much...I like Edgar Allen Poe, which I feel this was an homage to, but it just isn't one of my favorites...
     
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  3. Walter Oobleck

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

    Had to pull the pb off the shelf to refresh my memory. Looking at it again, I'd guess you might like to read John Sandford's Phantom Prey and I need to read this one again. At a glance, they both have the same vibe going for them.
     
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  4. Riot87

    Riot87 I has Pyrokinesis


    So did you ever read it again Walter?
     
  5. Walter Oobleck

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


    No...no I didn't...but I'm looking at it again now...wondering too about Phantom Prey as my previous must have seemed relevant at the time and now it does not seem...relevant, I mean. But yeah...this Nona story is something else. There's all these images that are like echoes of other King stories...The Shining...and when the narrator fights the big ole truck-driving son-of-a-gun...there's this great line, I seemed to be swelling--my whole body seemed to be swelling...and that is repeated...imagery I guess...metaphor...from quite a few SK stories. Too, the big ole truck driver must have called the narrator a ******, implied, but clear in the telling. Clear as in typed/printed out...not starred so nobody will see it. ****** ****** everybody's saying ****** ****** all we are saying is...give peace a chance.

    Heh! The air barfed out of him in a white cloud. What other stories does it remind me about...Green Mile...Coffey, with a stain.
    Dry October roses.
     
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