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Books just find you

Discussion in 'The Colorado Kid' started by Aj1, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. Aj1

    Aj1 New Member

    I have just this moment finished Colorado kid and felt that the book chose me.. Sounds odd I know and maybe we look for patterns where there are none! I myself have just found out the father of my son died 16 months ago. I didn't know he was dead, we had separated some 5 years before. The passage that grabbed me most was when one of the old geezers said to steffi we don't know if we have done the best we could do and we are haunted by it or something to that effect. The book will stay in my mind for awhile I think!
  2. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Original Kiwi© SKMB® Moderator

    Welcome to the site, Aj1. I'm sorry for your family's loss.
  3. Neesy

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

    Welcome to the SKMB Aj1 - keep on posting.
    Condolences on the death of your son's father :concern:

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...yeah, that one lingers...especially since the ending was left so open to individual interpretation...
  5. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    Welcome here Honey! So sorry for your loss, and not knowing...
  6. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    so sorry for your loss. Welcome to SKMB.
  7. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Hi and welcome. Sorry for your loss. Indeed, that passage is one for great thought.
  8. mustangclaire

    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

    Welcome. Stay around. Sorry for your loss.
  9. Aj1

    Aj1 New Member

    Oh thanks so much for your thoughts, kindness from strangers is moving, have a tear in my eye.

    Now I'm thinking was he abducted by aliens, did the aliens poison him or is there some rampant killer on the loose or was it a government cover up. Was it someone he knew. Why did he know they would strip him of his identity. It wasn't until after i finished I started thinking about who killed the Colorado kid and why? The mystery goes on!

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...which is exactly how Unca Steve seemed to want it...another episode of self-satisfied chuckling when he saw the groundswell of head scratching that went on amongst his Constant Readership...
  11. Lisey Landon

    Lisey Landon Well-Known Member

    Welcome to SKMB. And sorry for your loss.

    I am one of the people who got very angry with Mr. King for the ending of this book. Loved it up until the end, then I got angry. I read to be told a story, I don't want to think for myself, now, do I? Where is that ending, Mr. King?
    I have forgiven him, though. :smile:
  12. Machine's Way

    Machine's Way “Go then, there are other worlds than these.”

    I read this on a flight to Los Angeles, I'm still torn on the ending. One of the few times I finished a King book and was like WTF at the end.
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  13. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    I absolutely loved the ending of this book, and I find myself thinking about the points Mr. King was making quite often: while stories are neat and orderly, life isn't. Most people pass in and out of our lives and we never really know the ending of most everything. We see our part, but motivations and whys often escape us and we have to do the best we can with what we do know. It's rare to see a novel reflect that. I'm just sorry that the book slipped through my mental cracks for so long.

    Welcome to the board.
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  14. Rich B

    Rich B Member

    I cannot understand ( perhaps having a thick moment ) how Haven can possibly be based on Colorado Kid - thoughts?
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  15. Sunlight Gardener

    Sunlight Gardener Well-Known Member

    A couple of the same names and very vaguely similar characters (Vince and Dave).....well, I guess that's about it. At the same time it would be impossible to build a multiple season series around such a short book with so few characters. Maybe they just tied it in to draw SK fans into watching. If so, it worked for me! Never missed an episode. Neither has my wife.

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