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Aj1

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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!
 

Neesy

#1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side
May 24, 2012
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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!
Welcome to the SKMB Aj1 - keep on posting.
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Condolences on the death of your son's father :concern:
 

Aj1

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Jan 29, 2014
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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!
 

skimom2

Just moseyin' through...
Oct 9, 2013
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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.
 

Sunlight Gardener

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Jul 22, 2013
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I cannot understand ( perhaps having a thick moment ) how Haven can possibly be based on Colorado Kid - thoughts?
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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