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Garriga

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"The only way to go on is to go on. To say, I can do this even when you know you can't"

This story spoke to me. Edgar spoke to me. From beginning to end, and even in the middle when life on The Key became mundane. Edgar tells this tale. Although Mr. King wrote this tale, it is Edgar telling it. While I was reading it, I became lost in the narration. I forgot about King, and to me, Edgar became real, someone I can relate to, a one armed artist with an itch. But also, Edgar inspired me. He inspired me to tell my stories and paint my pictures and not to worry about the criticism that follows.
 

hotcarl

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Frankly this is probably my least favourite of his so far. Found it way too long winded, and some of the dialogue was way too cheesy. Muchacho turned up at least five times a page, someone needed a stricter editor in that regard I think.

This usually gets lumped in with Lisey's Story and the two are compared, but LS is far, far, far the better story to me.
 
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Neesy

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Actually, I just converted the epub to a word document and did a search on the word muchacho. 70 times, Wireman says it.
I really could not care less how many times a certain word is repeated in a book. I get too involved in the story to worry about such trivial details. I loved Duma Key - I felt like I was right there in Florida.

One of his better efforts in my opinion, but we can't all like the same things and "different strokes for different folks" as they say! :wink::biggrin2:

 

Walter Oobleck

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Actually, I just converted the epub to a word document and did a search on the word muchacho. 70 times, Wireman says it.
ooo, wee! that's a lot of muchacho! The one time I took note of a single word was on a 2nd or 3rd reading of...Wizard & Glass I think it was...the word is green...cue the Password soundtrack. Probably an easy one, hey? Jolly...oops! almost said green! How about Ho! Ho! Ho!? Remember Password? Before digital lights and they had those hokey cue cards that would drop down into the table-top? If you missed it you missed out believe me you. But the word green is used a lot in W&G...dunno if that's a spoiler...probably. Probably some little green sprout drawing a bead on me 'bout now. That or I just came up on a watch list. Nice, too, how with the new technology you can do a word-count like that. I wonder if anyone has recounted the n-word in Huck Finn? Read this intro to one of the issues of Huck Finn and the guy writing the intro said so-and-so counted 156 instances of the word...some other guy counted it 136 times...imagine some guy with his specs on the tip of his nose, bent over a desk, red pen in hand, checking them off, making a note. I had no idea.
 

bigkingfan91

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I just finished it for the first time, and loved every minute of it. I love what he did with this story, and it's nice to see him heading into different territories from time to time. Another one I couldn't put down and finished way too quickly, but oh well. It blew me away!
 

Neesy

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I should go back and re-read this one. The two things that stand out for me are:
1. His description of the word finding difficulties after his accident. I am taking a class on Aphasia of Speech right now and so I want to go back and armchair diagnosis.
2. the LOST shout out. I squealed when I read it. I'm a HUGE LOST fan
I missed that second thing (the LOST shout out) - I have never seen this show - any good?
 
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