Survivor Type

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

  1. Riot87

    Riot87 I has Pyrokinesis

    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 critics..in 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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  5. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ....it'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 Theorizing

    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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