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A wee bit creepy

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Nomik, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. Nomik

    Nomik Carry on

    I was at my creative writing group for women in Derry (NH), and I was walking through the children's section of the Derry Public Library, when I saw this on display:
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    Now of course I'm thinking, "are they really celebrating an iconic image in a town with the same name IN THE CHILDREN'S SECTION???:ops:
    I wonder if they even gave it a thought... perhaps coincidence?
    :sure:
     
  2. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    :icon_eek:

    And author's last name is an anagram for 'a misery'. Ok, that was a stretch.

    Are you working on any short stories in your group? A novel? I miss my writers' group.
     
  3. danie

    danie I am whatever you say I am.

    I looked the book up on Amazon and a couple of reviewers noticed the similarities between Float and IT. Everyone else seemed to love it. Evidently, it’s a wordless picture book. I don’t know how anyone who’s even vaguely familiar with IT could read this to small children and not worry it would cause nightmares!

    Amazon review:
    There are some pretty creepy similarities
    ByCourtneyon September 28, 2017

    Umm was this written by Stephen King? There are some pretty creepy similarities. The illustrations are nice I guess if you've never seen IT...
     
  4. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    I've seen it in our library, too. The similarities are hard to ignore.
     
  5. Nomik

    Nomik Carry on

    Yes!! We all are working on our own independent things, but right now my collection is of short stories (and a novel that I can't get off the ground)

    So it is not just me thinking this is weird then! I'll go have a chat with the librarians in charge of the display, just to satisfy curiosity. I wonder if they actually know IT! Trust me, it would come as no surprise if they had never read IT.
     
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  6. Arkay Lynchpin

    Arkay Lynchpin Preserve wildlife; pickle a squirrel.

    What did you expect? It's Derry; they all float up there too...
     
  7. KittensScareMe

    KittensScareMe Obsessed with all things IT.

    I love this, I'm going to get myself a copy to add to my "IT" collection even though it's not it related.
     
  8. Tery

    Tery Dreaming in Middletown Moderator

    My baby is all grown up. I don't have an excuse to get this :confused:
     
  9. KittensScareMe

    KittensScareMe Obsessed with all things IT.

    I just ordered my copy, only $21.84NZD from Bookdepository :D
     
  10. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...seems to me it should be checked out, in case of intellectual property or other violations......
     
  11. Neesy

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

     
  12. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    I just added it to my 'wish list' on thriftbooks. Sounds like a great book to have in the ol' King collection. ;-D
     
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  13. Wab

    Wab Well-Known Member

    Miyares is published by Simon & Schuster which also publishes SK in the US so I assume it would check out.
     
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  14. do1you9love?

    do1you9love? Happy to be here!

    Agghh!!! Could she not have waited until she was over her cold to do the review?! Yuck!!!
     
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  15. Neesy

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

    :sleep_pig::m_sneeze:

    It sounds like she puts up videos on a regular basis - yeah - the coughing was kind of gross

    I actually feel pretty crummy today - :ill:

    (Don't think I'll be posting any videos though!) :no_pig:

    *hack* *hack* *cough* *cough*
     
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  16. do1you9love?

    do1you9love? Happy to be here!

    Thank you! ;-D

    Hope you are feeling better soon!!!:love_heart:
     
  17. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    healing vibes.
     
  18. Tery

    Tery Dreaming in Middletown Moderator

    Feel better soon Neesy!
     
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  19. Neesy

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

    Thanks guys - I am trying to make some Jewish penicillin at the moment (chicken soup) :dizzy:
     
  20. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Feel Better soon!!
     

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