Best depiction of Maine in a Stephen King novel or story

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Pucker

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It's an interesting thread.

As a place on earth, the lakes region -- Rangely -- speaks to me. I did some of my favorite wandering there as a young man who loved to be out in the woods. But when I think of Mr. King's "depiction" of Maine it's always the people; and when I think of the people, I almost always find myself going back to Castle Rock.

If I had to pick one it would have to be The Body.

Is there a kid anywhere -- even a city kid -- who hasn't felt the allure of railroad tracks?
 

Owenk

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Slightly off topic but the accent of the bloke reading Drunken Fireworks in the audiobook, is that an old Maine accent? It is a really interesting accent and speech patterns. I loved it and it really enhanced the story for me, muc like when I hear a proper old Oxonian speak (increasingly rare, everyone is getting a South Eastern accent over here.)
 

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Slightly off topic but the accent of the bloke reading Drunken Fireworks in the audiobook, is that an old Maine accent? It is a really interesting accent and speech patterns. I loved it and it really enhanced the story for me, muc like when I hear a proper old Oxonian speak (increasingly rare, everyone is getting a South Eastern accent over here.)
Yes, you would hear that in some parts of Maine but it's not how all Mainers sound. Tim Sample lives in Maine and does a wicked good version of that story. ;)
 

Owenk

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Yes, you would hear that in some parts of Maine but it's not how all Mainers sound. Tim Sample lives in Maine and does a wicked good version of that story. ;)
Very like Oxfordshire. The "old" inhabitants of Oxfordshire have a very distinctive accent and speech pattern. It was, when I was much younger, for an old country type to address anyone of any sex or age as "my old duck" or "my lover." Sadly going fast and everyone now sounds like they are from London.

Should you ever have cause to communicate with Tim Sample please tell him how much he added to my enjoyment of that particular story.
 

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Very like Oxfordshire. The "old" inhabitants of Oxfordshire have a very distinctive accent and speech pattern. It was, when I was much younger, for an old country type to address anyone of any sex or age as "my old duck" or "my lover." Sadly going fast and everyone now sounds like they are from London.

Should you ever have cause to communicate with Tim Sample please tell him how much he added to my enjoyment of that particular story.
I'll be sure to do that. When I was reading the story before it was published, it was Tim Sample's voice (with the accent as he doesn't always speak that way) I heard in my head so was thrilled when Steve asked to have him be the reader.
 

CarlElsaesser

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Ha! This is great. Thanks for all the feedback folks. I think I'm gonna stick to my guns and go with 'It' first, but I haven't heard of The Tommyknockers so I'm looking forward to checking that out after. Maine is kind of a singular character; I grew up with Maine, but haven't been back in awhile. It'll be interesting and hopefully productive to sit down with King's mind for a bit and see how he thinks of 'The Way Life Should Be/// Open for Business" state.
 
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