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Any other big fans of The Tommyknockers?

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

  1. twiggymarie

    twiggymarie Daughter of One

    I do!!! I always loved the dynamics between Gard and Bobby, and I loved the characters he introduced. One of my favourite quotes by King comes from this book, in Ruth McCausland's section. True, it was a bit campy and the idea of
    battery hungry aliens
    made me giggle, but King invests such of himself into everything he touches that I found myself loving it. The older I get, the more I like it. A couple of other things...
    I really, really want one of those thought machines Bobby has!! And I really dug the way everyone hive minded, even though they had little to no control over it. Sure, the aliens were savage, warring species, but honestly, aren't we humans exactly the same?
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  2. recitador

    recitador Speed Reader

    humans are just as stupid and bloodthirsty, tommyknockers toys are just cooler
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  3. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

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  4. grin willard

    grin willard Grin. Boasting a profile u could cut cheese with.

    I can't agree. I think the point of the book was that humans are not as stupid or bloodthirsty as ... the tommy-ites? Gard and several other characters showed a level of selflessness that the aliens were, from what we saw in the book, incapable of. Case in point. There might be a Subway on their planet, but no tip jar! Think about it.

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  5. wdb1124

    wdb1124 The Ayatollah of Rock And Rollah

    I love The Tommyknockers. It's one of my faves. I'm actually re-reading it now for the first time in a few years. I can't wait to get to the part concerning the history of Haven and the lives of some of the residents.
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  6. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Well-Known Member

    I have recently developed an alien fascination—I’ve been watching documentaries and conspiracy videos on UFO sightings and the different species of aliens thought to be ‘out there’. Do I believe in aliens? Definitely. In all the galaxies there has to be other forms of life. Do they actually ever visit Earth? Who can say? I lean toward yes, though.

    I’m thinking of giving Tommyknockers another read soon...
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  7. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

  8. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Well-Known Member

    Just seeing any Tommyknockers cover makes me want to reread it!
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  9. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    Woman trips over something in woods. What is it? Starts digging. Her beagle's cataracts disappear. She stocks up on Kotex. Digs some more. Writes a novel in her sleep. Digs some more. She passes out as friend, Gard, shows up. Come see what I'm digging, Gard. Flying tractor. Nuclear powered water heater. They dig together.
    Did I mention there's a lotta digging? Missing kid at magic show. Evil dolls. Suicidal sheriff. Digging. Spaceship revealed. Mind-reading townfolk distrust her friend. Glowing shed, bad stuff in there. Digging. Gard sails into space. Lo and Behold missing kid is back.
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  10. wdb1124

    wdb1124 The Ayatollah of Rock And Rollah

    Nailed it.
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