Survivor Type

Discussion in 'Skeleton Crew' started by Riot87, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. Riot87

    Riot87 Love him forever

    all i got to say is wow this story is messed up lol probably one of my favorites in the book too. so what did everyone else think about it?:cheerful:
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  2. mjs9153

    mjs9153 Guest

    great concept for a short story..I think SK's short stories are way overlooked,by the public in general and definitely the fact,I think his short stories are just as well written,if not more so,than his novels..just my opinion..
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  3. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    His short stories are some of his absolute best writing. I totally agree with you. I've said this a bazillion times, but when someone writes a short story, they have to tell that tale quick and the writing has to be wicked tight. Stephen does that like no one else.
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  4. mustangclaire

    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

    Totally agree.

    Every time I see Okra in a supermarket, I have "Lady Fingers, lady fingers, taste just like lady fingers" going round my head.
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN's probably my favorite short and never fails to make me anxious to find a buffet....
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  6. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Goes straight for the 'gross out', and I loved every minute of it :) My favorite short story in that book by far.
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  7. Autumn Gust

    Autumn Gust Well-Known Member

    Well, it's one of the most gruesome stories I've ever read. The concept of the story is brilliant, I think. Having said that, it's one that I never want to see on the big screen. :m_no2:
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  8. Chuggs

    Chuggs Well-Known Member

    I remember reading it and thinking of the Tom Hanks movie, Cast Away...I think that movie would have been received quite a bit differently if it had gone the way of Survivor Type... :)
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  9. Out of Order

    Out of Order Lion-Hearted

    Wilson did look pretty tasty.......
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  10. Chazel1972

    Chazel1972 Well-Known Member

    I read that collection so very long ago, but THIS one stays with you. :blarf:
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  11. prufrock21

    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    Early King, and not for the faint hearted. Surely one of his best.
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  12. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    I must re-read, for sure. Gruesome and great. Anyone hungry?
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  13. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    :eek: Dollar Baby.

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  14. Chuggs

    Chuggs Well-Known Member

    Heck yeah. Some ribs would be great! :)
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  15. booklover72

    booklover72 very strange person

    i don't scare easy and this was one of the most unsettling stories i h ave read by steven king. His inagination is so vast, it doesn't matter if it is the stand - 1500 pages or so or a short story collection, he seems to probe inside your head and play with your fears and then scare the bejayus out of you. This story and the cat from hell made me very er uneasy.
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  16. krwhiting

    krwhiting Well-Known Member

    I read this 2 and a half decades ago and it scarred me. I've never forgotten it, though I did forget where I'd read it or who wrote it. Read it again tonight and one paragraph in, I recognized it. One of the most horrific stories I've ever read. Yeesh. Nasty.

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  17. booklover72

    booklover72 very strange person

    This story is probably one of the scariests stories i every read, It is up there with 'The Cat from Hell' every time i read it, i shiver and get goosebumps. well done Steve you did your job
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  18. Neesy

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

    Can't say that I recall this one booklover - but if you say that Steve did a great job, then I believe you! (I will have to go see if I own this collection).
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  19. booklover72

    booklover72 very strange person

    Hi Nessy

    Survivor type is in Skelton Crew. 'the Cat from hell' was published in 1977 and apparently isa extra story in Duma Key and an story in Just after Sunset. Do not have a meal before you read this.
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  20. Neesy

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

    I have Just After Sunset and also Duma Key - I'll go have a peek to see if it is in there (but I do not recall it being in either book).
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