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Any other big fans of The Tommyknockers?

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

  1. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    Neesy's husband is Scottish. Mine is more Irish. Here is Great Big Sea from my home of Newfoundland. Lol this is what I sound like ......
     
  2. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    I meant my accent was Irish sort of....not no husband at all at all. lol
     
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  3. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    I wasn't going to mention it, lol...;)
     
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  4. muskrat

    muskrat Dis-Member

    He had me up till the flying pop machine.

    Still...I'll take this one over most of his nineties output.
     
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  5. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    Lol...and the killer smoke detectors. :)
    But that friggin shed freaked me out.
     
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  6. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    I want an accent! I want an accent! I want an accent! ;;D
     
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  7. Nomik

    Nomik Carry on

    I can drop an R for you, or give you an áigu, or an ümlout.
     
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  8. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    It's a baking competition show. Since it takes place in England everyone is nice to one another (at least on camera), the hosts and judges are funny instead of sarcastic and nasty and the focus is on the baking not drama. It's the only show like this that I watch because the US versions are horrible. I love baking.
     
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  9. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    Gard was an alcoholic, somewhat of a loser, and held strongly to many conspiracy theories but he was a loyal friend. I think he stacks up admirably among other protagonists with character deficiencies. Think of Edgar Freemantle losing an arm and struggling with anger issues, or Donna Trenton who was cheating on her husband yet the reader is asked to sympathize with her. I like flawed leading characters and Gard is no exception. This is not to say a protagonist has to be some sort of antihero (or morally ambiguous) but that they should be imperfect; a personality impairment more than a physical impairment.
    I really liked that despite his faults and weaknesses he selflessly helped his friend and redeemed himself in the process. We could split hairs over his real motivation but I see him as a true friend to Bobbi Anderson.
     
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  10. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    I liked the book. Count me in.
     
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  11. Neesy

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

    This is true - :yes_pig::m_phone:
     
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  12. Pucker

    Pucker We all have it coming, kid

    I like this post.

    You will note that I did not hit the "like" button ... but that I actually responded.

    I guess that sounds like me blowing my own horn doesn't it ....

    This whole internet thing is a bit dodgy, isn't it?
     
  13. Nomik

    Nomik Carry on

    I liked Gard too. I think that splitting hairs at this point is venturing outside of the boundaries given by the binding. He was an alcoholic and she went crazy over an obsession no one understood. Personally, I had issues with Bobbi. She failed to recognize the euphoric feelings for what they were: mind control. She had the sense and strength (moral compass should be innate) to make better choices. She had Gard willing to go through hell and back with her and she barely acknowledged him. She heartlessly dismissed him, cruelly shunning his friendship, and that is hard to overlook. If otherworldly beings are taking over your world, cling to your human companion! (Or at least a doggie). Don't ever forsake love.
     
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  14. Pucker

    Pucker We all have it coming, kid

    B
    Gard was a poet, son.

    Have your yellow fun ... and speak your mind ...

    But Gard was a poet.
     
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  15. Nomik

    Nomik Carry on

    That's another reason why I like him!
     
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  16. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    Yes, he was.
     
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  17. Nomik

    Nomik Carry on

    What's yellow fun?:umm:
     
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  18. Pucker

    Pucker We all have it coming, kid

    I've always found Gard to be very likable ... and I like the way the author shows him to be personable when he is (marginally) in control. What makes Gard sympathetic, to me, is that -- even after he comes to terms with his own demon -- he finds himself in a situation ... among the Tommyknockers and the person (Bobbi) who he thought was his friend ... where being in "control" of himself does him no good at all.

    I submit that this story is far more layered than the casual fan -- who thinks all things serve The Beam -- is willing to admit ... indeed ... I like to believe that King -- the Storyteller -- was far superior to King .... The World Builder.

    But that's just me.

    I get carried away sometimes.
     
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  19. Pucker

    Pucker We all have it coming, kid

    Let's play nice and say that "yellow fun" is fun you have in the daytime.
     
  20. Nomik

    Nomik Carry on

    Ꮤow, I have a lot to say regarding what you just posted, but I'm getting very sleepy:sleeping:,we'll figure it out later!
     
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