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Discussion in 'Desperation' started by staropeace, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    I know what you mean. He'd had me type a bit of Desperation and then the first few pages of The Regulators a while after that and I thought he'd given me the wrong ones to type. Was scratching my head thinking these are the same people but he explained it when I asked if I he'd given me the wrong manuscript pages. ;-D
     
  2. Neesy

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

    I just realized what my dream job would be: (I am a medical transcriptionist)

    - to listen to Steve's voice coming out of my computer, through my headset all day long - oh my - that sounds SO much better than listening to doctors and residents.

    (some of them slaughter the English language unfortunately so I am always correcting).
     
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  3. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    He's dictated letters while I took them down in shorthand but never dictated a book. What I get when he wants me to type something for a book are his handwritten pages because he was somewhere without his laptop and felt the urge to get something down. It's been quite a few years since I've had to do that, though. Had spent many a time earlier in my work career transcribing tapes for bankers and lawyers to feel your pain. ;-D
     
  4. Neesy

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

    :cheerful:

    How long have you been there? Gosh - there should be a pension plan for working for such a long time! (the BEST job in the world) - we are all jealous :)
     
  5. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Briefly I considered getting my transcriptionist's license, but reconsidered when I remembered trying to read and transcribe some doctors' orders, realizing that verbal orders can be at least as mystifying. I was seeing a lady for a while who was in transcriptionist school, who shared with me a few recordings of doctors' orders, and I decided I'm not brave enough.
     
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  6. Neesy

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

    I've been doing it for eight years and believe me - I am looking forward to retirement in three years time!
     
  7. Walter Oobleck

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

    But then, every rose its thorn! :peach:
     
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  8. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    First worked on assignment for a month as a Kelly Girl temp in 1986 and then came to work for him in November 1988 and yes, lots of benefits along with the salary including a pension plan which I hope to make use of in 3 years and 10 months, but who's counting? :wink:
     
  9. Neesy

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

    36 months for me! (but like you said - who's counting?)
    Let's not forget that cool European tour recently, however that was a "working holiday" :thumbs_up: :tickled_pink:
     
  10. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    One occasion when I didn't mind working 12 days straight. =D
     
  11. booklover72

    booklover72 very strange person

    My mate bought me this book and i read it in a week-end. it had a good vs evil and the mines and the spiders(i think) etc really enjoyed it.
     
  12. Sunlight Gardener

    Sunlight Gardener Well-Known Member

    I enjoyed it and the Regulators both. I loved the into and meeting Collie. The line that always stuck with me and creeped me out a lot was when the guy in the jail cell is talking about Collie and he says, "He's bigger now." Something about that always gave me the chills.

    I also really dug the part about the Gold Mine. Just a very creepy setting. Every single time I think of that part, I think of the Doors lyric in song The End, when Jim Morrison says, "Weird scenes inside the Gold Mine". Even before I read Desperation that line always gave me a strange feeling for some reason....very eerie. After I read the book it strikes me as even freakier.
     
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  13. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    ((Ms Mod)) wowza.

    Sounds like you could have a book in you too? AH no... That would be wrong. hugs.
     
  14. VultureLvr45

    VultureLvr45 Well-Known Member

    Haven't read it yet...on the tbr stack.
     
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  15. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    You know who is...:angry_002:
     
  16. HMW

    HMW Well-Known Member

    ^ = awesome!

    Thanks for a good laugh. My not so erudite hat is off.

    Oh, yes, I quite enjoyed Desperation too.
     
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  17. ErikC

    ErikC Member

    Exactly. The atmosphere of Desperation is truly unique. This is among my top three favorite books.
     
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  18. ErikC

    ErikC Member

    Hang in there Nessy, I found the exact hard copy of desperation shown in your spider man image at Value Village for $1.50.
     
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  19. Neesy

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

    You shop at Value Village? I just went there this past Saturday and got quite a haul of SK books - hardcover and softcover, and almost all were first editions.
    I spent about 50 bucks but it was well worth it!
    (We have a deal where if you buy five books, the fifth one is free!)
    :congratulatory:
    I still have not lucked into any with signatures yet but I am keeping my hopes up :monkey:
     
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  20. ErikC

    ErikC Member

    Oh yea, the one in Mount Vernon, WA by where I live. I hate spending money and my wife and I have become quite the thrift store shoppers. With her talents at the sewing machine she can up cycle pretty much anything. The books I find there are the real jem as far as im concerned.
     
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