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Discussion in 'Joyland' started by AnnaMarie, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. AnnaMarie

    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

    Funny how everyone seems to have a different book that's hard to get in to. I loved Talisman. Read it at least twice.
  2. Chuggs

    Chuggs Well-Known Member

    I just finished Joyland. I liked it quite a bit. Going into it, I wasn't sure what to expect, and I can see why some may not have dug it (not much action), but for me, Stephen did what he so often does...he told a seamless story with amazing characters. I really cared for them, even the ones with bit parts. Great job once again, Sai King! :clap:
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  3. Neesy

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

    Call me a wuss or a woose (however you spell that) but I was actually crying near the end of Joyland. :sadface:

    It wasn't scary, but it also wasn't meant to be. I bought this book in the States the summer it came out.

    Dr. Sleep, Joyland and The Wind Through the Keyhole are the only three new books I have of Sai King's.

    (I actually still have a new copy of Dreamcatcher but that is from years ago and I got it through the book club).
    I am looking forward to the two new ones coming out this year!:jammin:
  4. mustangclaire

    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

    I cried at the end of that one!! And yep, can't wait till the 2 new ones!!;-D
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  5. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Well-Known Member

    I also cried at the end of Joyland. Not even ashamed to admit it ;;D
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  6. guido tkp

    guido tkp Well-Known Member

    joyland was an intense joy from paghe one to the last...mighty fine stuff, indeed...

    ...have never been able to finish 'faithful' (does that make me...unfaithful ?)...haven't really ever even thought much on picking it back up....

    love DT1-4...have no love for DT 5-6-7

    the only one i intently dislike is insomnia...took over two years to slog through that...thing

    yet others love it....go figure
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  7. bigkingfan91

    bigkingfan91 Well-Known Member

    I'm just past 100 pages into it, and I'm enjoying it, but it is definitely paced pretty slow.. I'm just glad it's not a lengthy novel, at this pace.. LOL
  8. Gavin Logan

    Gavin Logan Member

    You should give it another go AnnaMarie, its short and easy to read, unlike some of his other works. Ive been fighting a losing battle with The Stand for ages now (please be gentle) :)
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  9. AnnaMarie

    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

    I will probably eventually try it again. But right now, I'm thoroughly enjoying The Book Theif, just found Koontz's Frankenstein (I lost it when things were put aside to make way for Christmas decorations and I found it yesterday while searching for something completely different.)

    I have several other books waiting to be read, and a few begging to be reread.

    Insomnia I loved the first time, but I cannot reread it.

    The Stand, I read the original, then the uncut, then the uncut, then the uncut. Not sure how many times. But, so long ago, I don't remember much detail.
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  10. The Nameless

    The Nameless M-O-O-N - That spells Nameless

    What part are you up to in the stand? I felt book one seemed to fly by, the outbreak was just fascinating for me, and the only parts of the first section that dragged for me were Frannie's parts. The meeting up and the setting up council sections did slow down for me, but it picked up again in the latter stages.
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  11. AnnaMarie

    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

    It's been a long time since I read T he Stand, but I recall finding those parts a bit slow too. However, not in a negative way. A story that size needs to change the pace occasionally.

    Kind of like when Rick said to Carl "It's for you" and in the midst of the zombie invasion, while they don't know which of their friends are alive, or dead, or walking dead....there was laughter. A good story writer changes the pace.
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  12. Gavin Logan

    Gavin Logan Member

    I'm about 900 pages into The Stand, not long after Trashcan has arrived in Vegas. Its good but I just can't read loads of it all at once right now
  13. mustangclaire

    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

    I remember reading The Stand years and years ago and REALLY struggling with it. Re-read it last year and enjoyed it much much more. Some books are just like that.
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  14. booklover72

    booklover72 very strange person

    I enjoyed Joyland. not everybody is going to like al his books. for instance, i am finding it very difficult to start the dark tower series and the talisman. please don't hang me
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  15. jchanic

    jchanic Well-Known Member

    if you're having trouble with The Gunslinger, try skipping it and read book II, The Drawing of the Three. That works for lots of people.

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  16. Hall Monitor

    Hall Monitor All bars serve the Beam.

    No worries. I was never a huge fan of Dolores Claiborne. I look at it like the God/Satan analogy (if you believe in one, you have to believe in the other) . . . if you have a favorite or favorites, there has to be a book you just don't care for.
  17. HMW

    HMW Well-Known Member

    It was a bit slow, and not my personal favourite of SK either, but I did enjoy it.

    Hmm, having said that I guess I better pick a personal favourite. I think I know which one it is, but I have to mull over it for a while.

    PS. I am thrilled to see the lack of hate on this forum. It is way too easy for too many to hide behind a keyboard, but then again - this board is moderated in ”real time”. I guess the hate is stopped by live firewalls (moderators). DS
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  18. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Original Kiwi© SKMB® Moderator

    You will become unmoderated once you reach 150 posts... so although we do keep an eye on the threads, much of the lack of vitriol is because people here are genuinely nice folks. There is a lot of respect among the members. :)
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  19. HMW

    HMW Well-Known Member

    Ah, I see. My mistake. I thought the board was moderated ”live” all the time, no matter who posted. Thanks for clearing that out. Respect is one of my favourite words. If you (or anybody else) see me acting without it on this forum I will eat my sneakers. After which I will pull off my fingernails.
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  20. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Original Kiwi© SKMB® Moderator

    Well you know, it's probably half respectful patrons and half... "STEPHEN KING's Website" he could write you into all sorts of trouble.... :D
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