So Excited for This Book!

Discussion in 'Mr. Mercedes' started by weezergirl, Jun 20, 2014.

  1. weezergirl
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    I didn't have the money right now for this one...I usually pre-order so I can read immediately. I thought I was going to have to wait a super long time. BUT my mom ordered it for me as a present this morning and Amazon will deliver it tomorrow!!

    I love my mommy and Amazon! :) I'll be back when I've read it, I'm just so excited I had to share!
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  2. SharonC
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    That's what mothers are for, sweetie.
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  3. doowopgirl
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    doowopgirl very avid fan

    What a sweet mom. Enjoy.
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    Your mom is awesome!!
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  5. weezergirl
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    My mom IS awesome :D and I've converted her to being a King fan herself (I got it from gramma, idk how it skipped a generation). Baited her with Joyland, hooked her with 11/22/63.
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...this is what Steve writes for...it has to be...
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    Well I'm almost done...I have to say that unfortunately this one will never go down as one of my favorites, I can already tell, nonetheless a decent read.

    I'm getting thrown off by him mentioning his own other works I think. It was one thing when you read in a book something that hints of a plot line or character in another (think DT) but quite another to just straight up mention a book in another book. It kills it for me and it's hard to explain why.

    Let me try. I believe he is doing this to give the story a more real to life feeling. People talk about Stephen King books and movies all the time no? And he talks about other people's work as well. But for me it takes me from being wholly immersed in the story he has created and instead goes "hi I'm Stephen King I wrote this!!" Does that make any sense whatsoever??

    That unsettling feeling aside, it's a decent story and I like that I'm not sure how it will end. Doesn't feel predictable in any way. I mostly like the characters although our Det.Ret. sure does feel similar to a lot of older male leads with a younger love interest (Bag of Bones anyone?). Also the group of people that hardly know each other becoming incredibly familiar with each other right off the bat and having inside jokes? So strange to me (Cell did that too).

    Le sigh. I so don't want to become disenchanted with Sai King's work. I think after I finish this one (and Catch 22, and game of thrones - I read a bunch of stuff at once), I'm gonna go back for a re-read of some of his older stuff. Onward to the finish line my friends! Thanks for letting me gab on and on forever :)
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...nothing wrong at all with your scribbles...you present a very compelling post for one so young...I find his asides, or Easter Eggs quite amusing myself...I take it as gentle self-ribbing, and he never does it to say "Hey looka me!", why should he, considering he is one of the most recognized faces in the world?....
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    Thanks for understanding! It's so strange to me to feel this way...he's been my favorite author most of my life (and still is!!). It's unsettling :icon_eek: That's why I'm gonna go immerse myself in the old stuff. I think I'm gonna do a tour of all the short stories first. Then everything DT related followed by the Magnum Opus itself. I'm such a nerd I already have a list of what order to read them in on a post it....:abnormal:
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    Btw don't let my goofy profile pic fool you...I'm 37 so not that young after all ;) just young at heart!
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...I'm almost 53, so yeah-yer still a baby....:adoration:
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    Haha! Baby it is GNTLGNT :) Well I finished this weekend and my opinion remains the same. Just didn't care for it. Ah well, it's not like this happens often.
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    I have a feeling Revival will be more your cup of tea.
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    Thank God for prescient mothers.
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    Ohhhhh Ms. Mod you just got me EXTRA excited!! :) happy happy joy joy....
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