A wee bit creepy

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Nomik

Carry on
Jun 19, 2016
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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:

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:
 

Doc Creed

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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:

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:
: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.
 

danie

I am whatever you say I am.
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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...
 

Doc Creed

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

Nomik

Carry on
Jun 19, 2016
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Derry, NH
I've seen it in our library, too. The similarities are hard to ignore.
: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.
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)

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...
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.
 

Neesy

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May 24, 2012
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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:

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:
 

Neesy

#1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side
May 24, 2012
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Agghh!!! Could she not have waited until she was over her cold to do the review?! Yuck!!!
: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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