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Any other big fans of The Tommyknockers?

Discussion in 'The Tommyknockers' started by The Walkin' Dude, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. The Walkin' Dude

    The Walkin' Dude Well-Known Member

    I know that the majority of readers and SK himself don't particularly like this book, but to be honest, this is one of my absolute favorites. I love how much the town of Haven becomes a character itself, it's a very similar feelings to how much of a character Derry is in It. I think the feeling of dread and unknown throughout this book is incredibly powerful and it's one of the few SK stories to truly terrify me the whole way through.

    Anybody else have positive feelings towards this story?
     
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  2. Tery

    Tery I want to look at life In the available light Moderator

    That's about the only thing I liked about it. That's Uncle Stevie's specialty, creating places and people with depth. But I just couldn't feel the basic plot of the book.
     
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  3. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    The only two members, that I remember, who really praise this book are AchtungBaby and myself. There may be more. Even with its short comings, I loved it. Out of his 60+ novels it belongs in my top 20. The Bobbi and Gard relationship feels genuine and complex. I've always liked the vivid images it evokes of rural Maine (like Pet Sematary) and this novel is a touchstone in weirdness for the King enthusiast.
     
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    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

  5. danie

    danie I am whatever you say I am.

    I love this one too. Definitely one of my favorites.
     
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  6. Nomik

    Nomik Carry on

    I loved it! I can defend this statement with a beautifully executed endorsement summarizing the style and intrigue, and Twilight Zoneesque thrills it contains, but I'm not being paid to do so and I've also had a "nip". I would rehash the plot in detail but I don't feel like dealing with all of the
    the dog was one of my all time favorite SK dogs. The concept of implied extra terrestrial groupthink combined with our own technology and social groups turning against us was so far ahead of its time; no wonder it wasn't understood
     
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  7. Nomik

    Nomik Carry on

  8. Nomik

    Nomik Carry on

    No fair, you wrote that sober!! I agree and I was thinking the same thing (the last time I read it). "Touchstone in weirdness for the King enthusiast"!!
    :clap: That ought to be written down somewhere. I'm launching an SK anthology and course for college students one day, care to collaborate?
    ~~ in my wildest dreams ~~~
     
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  9. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Well-Known Member

    It's in my top 10. Love love love me some Tommyknockers! Flawless book (IMO).
     
  10. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    I actually thought Tommyknockers was good. I'd rank it right in the middle of the pack.
     
  11. The Walkin' Dude

    The Walkin' Dude Well-Known Member

    It's without a doubt in my top 10, probably top 5. Glad to see other people enjoy it as much I do.
     
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  12. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    I love it. Much better than Doctor Sleep and Revival, that's for sure. It's a cracking good read! (I just finished watching 3 episodes of the British Baking Show.)
     
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  13. Nomik

    Nomik Carry on

    What did you say about Dr. Sleep?:angry_002: I jest! :lol2:There is no rule about liking every single one of his books. Is there?:positive::victorious:
    What's the show about?
     
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  14. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    I did not fancy it. I thought the main character was a bag of hot air. He got on me nerves lol.
     
  15. Nomik

    Nomik Carry on

    You mean Gard? We are still talking about Tommyknockers, right? Oh, lol! Okay, :alien::D- I like the accent
     
  16. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    I have a Newfoundland accent which really amounts to an Irish accent lovey
     
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  17. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    I'm 32% Irish. Dammit! I should have an Irish accent. Where's my Irish accent!!!o_O
     
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  18. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    Okay but we were not part of Canada until the 1940's. Half the folk were English and half were Irish. So the accents remain till today. Ask Neesy. Her Scottish husband cannot tell between a Newfoundlers or an Irishman.....paddy. lol
     
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  19. Nomik

    Nomik Carry on

    The Irish brogue is arguably endearing, but I also like the broad Scottish dialect.
     
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  20. Nomik

    Nomik Carry on

    Where do you get one of those?:)
     
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