The Gingerbread Girl

Discussion in 'Just After Sunset' started by Christine62, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. Christine62
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    We all deal with grief in our own way. I eat and watch trash tv--nothing like Hoarders to put one's life in perspective. To deal with grief, Emily takes up running for a lack of anything better to do beside eat snack cakes.

    Soon running becomes a way to push away the pain to the point it breaks up her marriage. Emily moves out to her Dad's old house by the beach where she can run away from her grief in peace. Run and hide, run and hide.

    But then she discovers she is not alone and a monster is after her....more run and hide...run and hide. And just when you think all is lost, Mr. King pulls a resolution right out of a 50's horror flick! I was surprised because it was very cool and it worked! Bravo Mr. King!
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    Just gave it another listen yesterday. Very nice story and a good old fashioned revenge yarn. I was rooting for her to tear him limb from limb, but I am kinda sick so......:tongue:
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    I just started on this collection. I left this story before I got all the way through because, well, it's kinda unpleasant for me to read, not creepy-crawly unpleasant, but the kind of unpleasant that you see in a news story, or going through a court case file, that gets me depressed. And that would be okay, if I thought that Mr. King would provide a conclusion that made me happy. But I haven't been able to trust him to do the right thing with victims' lives since Cujo.

    I'm glad I thought to go to this thread. Now that I've read what Christine says, I'll go back and finish the story.
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    Read on Grandpa, you will not be disappointed.
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    I'm actually the same way Grandpa, and to tell you the truth, I stopped reading IT because of it, I skipped big chunks of Lisey's Story that gave me that uneasy feeling--too much of that stuff in real life.
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