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Bart & Mary

Discussion in 'Roadwork' started by Narvic, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. Narvic

    Narvic Well-Known Member

    I just started this book a couple days ago. Only 1/4 of the way through and already I'm feeling like nothing too bad better happen to Bart and Mary! Bart obviously has some very strange goings on in his mind and I hope I don't find out that he's a serial killer!

  2. AlliKF

    AlliKF New Member

    have you finished it yet? I just did and I loved it.
  3. Narvic

    Narvic Well-Known Member

    I finished it like 3 nights ago. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I liked the beginning better than the end!
  4. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    I think Roadworks is a story that is vastly under read. So sad for both of them.
  5. unclelouie

    unclelouie Well-Known Member

    I abolsutely love Road Work, and agree, it's highly under-read.

    Anyone ever notice that the Highway being built through Bart's neighborhood is 478? You know as in.... 4+7+8=19!
  6. unclelouie

    unclelouie Well-Known Member

    Oh, and another Dark Tower/SK Universe connection...

    Father Callahan is the priest (Phil Drake) in this novel. Just sayin..
  7. NightShifter

    NightShifter Well-Known Member

    I also really enjoyed this book! I liked yet another story tied to the Blue Ribbon Laundry.
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  8. Walter Oobleck

    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    I like how he runs the blender all night long. Thought that was hilarious.
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  9. unclelouie

    unclelouie Well-Known Member

    What other novel was the Blue Ribbon Laundry in?
  10. kellykid

    kellykid Well-Known Member

    Carrie and The Mangler
  11. Phantomking

    Phantomking Well-Known Member

    I never caught that. Nice!
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  12. rudiroo

    rudiroo Well-Known Member

    This is what happens when you re-read stories after a gap of decades - you discover that someone else moved into the story in the years between.
    Your older self has kicked your younger self out the way, saying, this is what this story is really about.

    And it's such a tragic and scary story.
    Tragic because it deals with a real-world nightmare.
    And scary because it makes me wonder why more people don't go DEFCON 1 when they're caught between a rock & a hard place.
    Perhaps people aren't as crazy as we think.:shh:
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  13. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    He described Bart tripping very well.... The words flowing out when he spoke. :suspect:
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  14. Aloysius Nell

    Aloysius Nell Well-Known Member

    I can honestly say this is the only King work I had to drag myself through. I read it twice, several years apart, and wanted the ending to be similar, but come a lot sooner. If ya know what I mean.
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  15. lowman

    lowman Well-Known Member

    This was one of my least favorite sk books.it just didnt hold my attention and thought it was slow.i did like the ending though.
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  16. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    While 'The Long Walk' is my favorite 'early' Bachman book, 'Roadwork' is probably my second favorite. For a book that was written by a very young King, he is able to get into the mind of a middle-aged man quite easily and explore the pathos of someone in that age bracket. Do I think Bart is insane? No, I think he's just someone who's been pushed to his limits and has no other way to go to get out of his situation. I think I may do a(nother) re-read of this one....
  17. lowman

    lowman Well-Known Member

    Havent read thr long walk yet but i ordered that one and revival and should have them in hand soon.
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  18. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    had the girl staying at the house
    It surprised me when he
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  19. lowman

    lowman Well-Known Member

    Yeah me to lol
  20. Silhouette86

    Silhouette86 Well-Known Member

    I went into reading Roadwork thinking that it wasn't going to be any good. But the more I read it, the more I enjoyed it. The ending seemed perfect for the build-up it had.

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