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Discussion(SPOILERS) -after you have read the book

Discussion in 'Gwendy's Button Box' started by Spideyman, May 16, 2017.

  1. Leaf

    Leaf New Member

    I loved the story. I had one small problem with it, just on the informational side. When Gwendy goes to the coin show to sell the 2 coins, the dealer asks her if she would like any of the Utah state quarters. Those were not issued until 2007. Not a big deal, and I'm sure no one else cares.

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....Hi Leaf, and you're right-but it's not a matter of not caring-just that some inaccuracies are expected....pobody is nerfect......
  3. Steffen

    Steffen Well-Known Member

    Finished it today. It was yet another in the fine collection of gems put out by Mr King. I couldn't tell where SK's writing stopped and Mr Chizmar's began. And it was nice to see our old friend RF up to his troublesome tricks once more.
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  4. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta Tester Moderator

    I read it in two sittings last weekend, it's been a long time since I've done that with any fiction. Nice job, Stephen and Richard... I enjoyed your tale.
  5. Jimpy

    Jimpy Well-Known Member

    On the one hand I was thinking, it's OK, not great. On the other, I stayed up all night reading it. So if actions speak louder than words...
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  6. Kurben

    Kurben The Fool on the Hill

    I liked it. Read it in one sitting. Some minor questionmarks left but it had pace and impossible to stop reading. In places i felt that a chapter was just a little to empty of action and IF the R.F. character were intended to be Flagg he was out of character.
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  7. Hall Monitor

    Hall Monitor All bars serve the Beam.

    IMHO, that particular character is tough to box in <pun intended> to any particular motivation. The potential for mischief is still there, and that is definitely a constant for him, but think of
    his involvement with Carol Gerber in Hearts in Atlantis. He gives her the potential to do evil, but when she doesn't ultimately give in, there are no repercussions for her, he just lets her live out her life and moves on.

    Also, am I the only one who expected
    the color of the buttons to equate to the colors of Maerlyn's rainbows? I expected Black 13 when I read about the black button.
  8. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    It gives me a large amount of pride when I walk into my local Barnes & Nobles and see copies of Gwendy's for sale on the front table. No, I don't work for CD but I have been a customer for over 20 years and I like to think that I helped put them there. I think this may be the first time that a Cemetery Dance book has been prominently displayed in a 'real' book store. ;-D
  9. Mark G

    Mark G New Member

    I don't know if anyone else noticed this, but after Curiosity Day Gwendy is talking about buttons with her teacher and Gwendy mentions that some people do have buttons that can destroy things and names Nixon as one of them. Gwendy's first meeting with Ferris is on 8/22/1974 - Nixon had been out of office for two weeks before Gwendy even had the box. Ford was in office when Gwendy's discussion with her teacher took place. Nixon was moping around San Clemente at that time and was no where near a red button.
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  10. Tiny

    Tiny RECEIVED:Annoying Questions award

    Flagg is (can be) very different from one multi-verse to another, it might be that the bad guy from
    'needful things' was flagg from a distant universe -(different from what were used to), or he might have been an all together different
    entity , no one is really sure, Not Bev ... and maybe not King himself
    (dear Mr Bev , please confirm this idea ...or tell me im all wrong, please)

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