Discussion 19: The Fifth Quarter

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Marty Coslaw

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I actually loved this one right up until the ending. I had never heard of the Swithen pen name! But this one does definitely remind me of Bachman--now that I think about it--and Mr. King confirms this for us in the Notes section. I loved how real the action felt, how much detail we got as the story progressed without any formal exposition, and how invested I felt in the protagonist's revenge. I thought the ending felt a little abrupt, but I might have just missed something. Overall, I'd say I enjoyed the Bachman-esque feeling of this one more than in Dolan's Cadillac or Roadwork. Any thoughts?
 
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GNTLGNT

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I actually loved this one right up until the ending. I had never heard of the Swithen pen name! But this one does definitely remind me of Bachman--now that I think about it--and Mr. King confirms this for us in the Notes section. I loved how real the action felt, how much detail we got as the story progressed without any formal exposition, and how invested I felt in the protagonist's revenge. I thought the ending felt a little abrupt, but I might have just missed something. Overall, I'd say I enjoyed the Bachman-esque feeling of this one more than in Dolan's Cadillac or Roadwork. Any thoughts?
...I would agree sir....
 
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