1922

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Pucker

We all have it coming, kid
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In the proper frame of mind, this is simply a perfect story.

It's not so often anymore that reading anything sends an actual, palpable shiver up my spine, but

when Henry says, "Goodbye, mama" to his passed-out mother before he draws the burlap sack over her head

I actually shivered.
 

doowopgirl

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In the proper frame of mind, this is simply a perfect story.

It's not so often anymore that reading anything sends an actual, palpable shiver up my spine, but

when Henry says, "Goodbye, mama" to his passed-out mother before he draws the burlap sack over her head

I actually shivered.
I whole heartedly agree. The whole way the story progressed and ended just gave me the creeps.
 

Rrty

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So hard to pick a favorite story. I really didn't like Fair Extension as much, but the other three are just perfect King.
I respect that opinion, but I've just got to say that I loved "Fair Extension," and that it was my favorite of the collection. I might be a bit biased because I had a similar idea once, but believe me, I'm glad he wrote it and I did not. Has this been optioned yet? Come to think of it, maybe King should have written a screenplay for this story instead of "A Good Marriage." Might have been a better hybrid-release experiment.

I do, though, also love "1922." Just a great narrative voice on that one. It's one of those later King works that screams, "I still got it, kiddies."
 
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