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Ebony

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Hi,

I don`t care about bad words that might be used in a book...(there are other books to care about, like "Dreamcatcher") -

but after reading about 1200 interesting pages, I expected the ending to be more "informative" (like in "Gerald`s Game", for example, which was really hard to read).
I really thought "That`s all?" (other readers might not think so, it´s just my opinion).

It wouldn`t have been an issue for me to read 200 or more additional pages, which I missed.
Nevertheless, it´s a good book (especially at the beginnig), but Mr. King wrote better ones and somehow I really miss the "good old days" ;)

Many Greetings,

Ebony
 

Neesy

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What a coincidence. I am on a reread of this one. I think it is good and so much better than the TV series but to each his own. I also enjoyed Gerald's Game and did a reread of that one not long ago.
It will be interesting how they close the TV series and explain what caused the Dome. Guess we will have to wait for the next season which I believe is next summer.
Greetings to you, too, Ebony! Have a great day! :)
 

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I don't censor books. I will have this book available but I will be careful about who checks it out of the library. Actually, I am a librarian at a combination school (k-12). Some kids have asked me to get 50 shades of gray. I sent them to public library. My principal who is 65 would have a fit if I had that on the shelf.

On another line. I have the DVD Lincoln in my library sent out by Disney. Yes it has the word **** in it.

Yes I use the word, but never where a student can hear me!

Thanks Ben for an example of how you use books in your class. A great argument!

It will be on the shelf, but in our k-12 school of 145 kids (where I know all the parents and pretty much what they allow) I will help students choose from books that are acceptable for them.

10,000 books in the library, I am sure they can find something that is acceptable to them and their parents.


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Phteven

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Hello, first post. I actually just finished reading UTD which compelled me seek out more information/conversation and that eventually lead me to this message board. THEN, after reading through both pages of UTD posts I actually felt compelled again, this time to sign up for the site. Not just to respond to this thread specifically but hopefully to also engage in more conversations as I continue to read more of SK's books. Anywhoo...I know I'm responding to this thread WAY WAY late but I have to admit I was quite literally shocked that a person would be concerned about the F-word in a book such as this? In addition, I'm double-o shocked that a "book such as this" would be allowed in a high school library? Maybe I'm too conservative? Perhaps I'm behind the times? With that in mind, if one of my daughters brought home any book from her school that included murder, suicide, rape, necrophilia, drug use/abuse etc etc etc I'd be pretty pissed, fiction or not. Perhaps I'm in the minority (based on this not being brought up earlier in the conversation) but I for one have quite the vivid imagination and there were several times during UTD where I had set the book down, close my mind's eye and process the fact that what I was reading was fiction...before continuing. With that said I'm an adult and I enjoy that aspect of King's writing and that's why I read it, it's shocking and thrilling. But is it acceptable for a high schooler? Not sure if I think so. The F-word is peanuts by comparison if you ask me. (Side note: SK writes like that IMHO because that's how people really talk, the characters would lose their "substance" without it)
 

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Hello, first post. I actually just finished reading UTD which compelled me seek out more information/conversation and that eventually lead me to this message board. THEN, after reading through both pages of UTD posts I actually felt compelled again, this time to sign up for the site. Not just to respond to this thread specifically but hopefully to also engage in more conversations as I continue to read more of SK's books. Anywhoo...I know I'm responding to this thread WAY WAY late but I have to admit I was quite literally shocked that a person would be concerned about the F-word in a book such as this? In addition, I'm double-o shocked that a "book such as this" would be allowed in a high school library? Maybe I'm too conservative? Perhaps I'm behind the times? With that in mind, if one of my daughters brought home any book from her school that included murder, suicide, rape, necrophilia, drug use/abuse etc etc etc I'd be pretty pissed, fiction or not. Perhaps I'm in the minority (based on this not being brought up earlier in the conversation) but I for one have quite the vivid imagination and there were several times during UTD where I had set the book down, close my mind's eye and process the fact that what I was reading was fiction...before continuing. With that said I'm an adult and I enjoy that aspect of King's writing and that's why I read it, it's shocking and thrilling. But is it acceptable for a high schooler? Not sure if I think so. The F-word is peanuts by comparison if you ask me. (Side note: SK writes like that IMHO because that's how people really talk, the characters would lose their "substance" without it)
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Hello, first post. I actually just finished reading UTD which compelled me seek out more information/conversation and that eventually lead me to this message board. THEN, after reading through both pages of UTD posts I actually felt compelled again, this time to sign up for the site. Not just to respond to this thread specifically but hopefully to also engage in more conversations as I continue to read more of SK's books. Anywhoo...I know I'm responding to this thread WAY WAY late but I have to admit I was quite literally shocked that a person would be concerned about the F-word in a book such as this? In addition, I'm double-o shocked that a "book such as this" would be allowed in a high school library? Maybe I'm too conservative? Perhaps I'm behind the times? With that in mind, if one of my daughters brought home any book from her school that included murder, suicide, rape, necrophilia, drug use/abuse etc etc etc I'd be pretty pissed, fiction or not. Perhaps I'm in the minority (based on this not being brought up earlier in the conversation) but I for one have quite the vivid imagination and there were several times during UTD where I had set the book down, close my mind's eye and process the fact that what I was reading was fiction...before continuing. With that said I'm an adult and I enjoy that aspect of King's writing and that's why I read it, it's shocking and thrilling. But is it acceptable for a high schooler? Not sure if I think so. The F-word is peanuts by comparison if you ask me. (Side note: SK writes like that IMHO because that's how people really talk, the characters would lose their "substance" without it)
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Hello, first post. I actually just finished reading UTD which compelled me seek out more information/conversation and that eventually lead me to this message board. THEN, after reading through both pages of UTD posts I actually felt compelled again, this time to sign up for the site. Not just to respond to this thread specifically but hopefully to also engage in more conversations as I continue to read more of SK's books. Anywhoo...I know I'm responding to this thread WAY WAY late but I have to admit I was quite literally shocked that a person would be concerned about the F-word in a book such as this? In addition, I'm double-o shocked that a "book such as this" would be allowed in a high school library? Maybe I'm too conservative? Perhaps I'm behind the times? With that in mind, if one of my daughters brought home any book from her school that included murder, suicide, rape, necrophilia, drug use/abuse etc etc etc I'd be pretty pissed, fiction or not. Perhaps I'm in the minority (based on this not being brought up earlier in the conversation) but I for one have quite the vivid imagination and there were several times during UTD where I had set the book down, close my mind's eye and process the fact that what I was reading was fiction...before continuing. With that said I'm an adult and I enjoy that aspect of King's writing and that's why I read it, it's shocking and thrilling. But is it acceptable for a high schooler? Not sure if I think so. The F-word is peanuts by comparison if you ask me. (Side note: SK writes like that IMHO because that's how people really talk, the characters would lose their "substance" without it)
I loved UTD and I can't find anything in your post that I disagree with lol :) Especially your side note. I'm not bothered by the use of the F-word when it's used naturally in conversation. It's only when someone uses the word for its shock value (like in old Eddie Murphy comedy skits) that it bothers me some.

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In my belief there is a HUGE difference between reading it and saying it. Movies drop those bombs several times in an hour and a half, but I don't expect my kids to go home home saying "Dad, where's the f****** toilet paper?!?!". It's one of those times when you tell them the things that are acceptable to say vs. what to say behind closed doors. If all their friends are saying it, you simply say "If all your friends jumped off. Bridge, would you jump too?" And hope they don't say "Sure, because then I'd have a soft pile of bodies to land on!".
 
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