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Stephen King's hell

Discussion in 'General Discussion & Questions' started by Cristian M, Aug 22, 2014.

  1. Cristian M

    Cristian M Well-Known Member

    To paraphrase Hilbert , no one can kick us out of SK's Hell , as much as no one can kick mathematicians out of Cantor's Paradise.
  2. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    I couldn't have said it better myself.
  3. Walter Oobleck

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

    I like the line from Emily...parting is all we know of heaven...and all we need of hell.
  4. Cristian M

    Cristian M Well-Known Member

    How about this: PARTYING is all we miss in heaven and all we have in hell. And who is Emily ?
  5. Walter Oobleck

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

    Emily Dickinson...whose poetry can be read to the tune of The Yellow Rose of Texas if you're in the mood.

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    “The mind is a universe and can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.”
    John Milton
    king family fan and kingzeppelin like this.
  7. Cristian M

    Cristian M Well-Known Member

    "Hell is the others" -- Sartre.

    "Mars is heaven." -- Bradbury.
  8. Lily Sawyer

    Lily Sawyer B-dazzled

    Hell is what we create right here on Earth while we're alive. No need to die to find out if it exists in the afterlife.
  9. Cristian M

    Cristian M Well-Known Member

    You are so correct. This is how a day looks like when hell freezes over, here on Earth:
  10. True this. I experienced a near-death experience 2 years ago (after almost 50 years of heavy smoking), and was kept in a medically-induced coma for 4 days. My wonderful son, knowing what a fan I was (and probably anxious for something he enjoyed to take up his time while he was 'on watch') read 'Dr. Sleep' to me in its entirety.
    Between the drugs I was taking to keep me 'under', my extensive knowledge of other SK works/worlds, and my own active and informed imagination, I spent 4 days in Hell.
    Bottom line....If you think it would be a kindness to read SK to a comatose/reduced level of consciousness friend - DON'T DO THIS THING. I could hear what was being read, but I was actively involved in it, and had no power to help myself.
    Now, as I take every opportunity to encourage people who are thinking about kicking the nicotine habit (There is none so chaste as a reformed whore) I tell people that on the day I 'died', I went straight to Hell - and to me that feels true.

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