Bart & Mary

  • New to the board or trying to figure out how something works here? Check out the User Guide.
  • Hot Topics is on indefinite hiatus.

  • The message board is closed between the hours of 4pm ET Friday and 8:30am ET Monday.

    As always, the Board will be open to read and those who have those privileges can still send private messages and post to Profiles.

rudiroo

Well-Known Member
May 20, 2008
467
1,857
London, England
#12
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.
Yep.
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:
 

kingricefan

All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.
Jul 11, 2006
28,333
115,421
Spokane, WA
#16
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....
 

Silhouette86

Well-Known Member
Jul 1, 2010
802
136
31
B.C, Canada
#20
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.
 
We’ve created a Stephen King Library action for the 
			  Google Assistant and skill for Amazon Alexa. It'll give 
			  you a personalized reading recommendations based on your 
			  answers to a series of questions—so what are you waiting 
			  for? Find out which Stephen King book you should read 
			  next!