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Had Fun Reading This Over The Weekend

Discussion in 'The Colorado Kid' started by Out of Order, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. Out of Order

    Out of Order Need More Time

    Great little book! I know that there must have been some who objected to the ending of this, but I loved it. I also loved the way that SK made the small Maine island community come to life.
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  2. ghost19

    ghost19 "Have I run too far to get home?"

    It's a great book. Leaves you scratching your head and wanting another chapter or three.....
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  3. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    I loved the ending, but yeah I was hoping for a bit more.
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  4. kingricefan

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

    I liked it, too. Maybe someday King will go back to it and do alittle more 'finishing' of it?
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  5. Lisey Landon

    Lisey Landon Well-Known Member

    I loved the book, until the ending. After finishing I was very angry with Mr. King.::P
    It is one of the few King books that I have read just once.
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  6. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    I enjoyed the book. But at first had to get used to the different writing he used. Not his normal type book.
  7. Out of Order

    Out of Order Need More Time

    You wanted the mystery solved I guess........
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  8. Lisey Landon

    Lisey Landon Well-Known Member

    Exactly. I was expecting this big revelation, and got nuffin'!
  9. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    I just finished this one yesterday! I really enjoyed the whole thing, including the ending. Part of the thrust of the story was that life isn't a neat little package--we usually don't know how anything turns out. But we still keep chugging along, looking for answers where there are none. Maybe it was a little bit of a warning: don't trust anything that seems too 'neat'? At any rate, it was a first rate story!
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  10. I've avoided reading it because I love Haven. I want to read it now because I figure Haven has taken the storyline way past the original story. What do y'all think? Would reading The Colorado Kid ruin Haven?
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  11. Out of Order

    Out of Order Need More Time

    I don't believe it would.
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  12. Lisey Landon

    Lisey Landon Well-Known Member

    Nope. It didn't for me, at least.
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  13. OKKingFan

    OKKingFan Well-Known Member

    I'm with you Lisey...if I want something with no neat ending, I have life...in my books, I want endings. After having just read the Dark Tower, I'm thinking part of the reason why this is a mystery has to do with the ideas presented in the Dark Tower. But that doesn't make the Colorado Kid any better of a book. Probably my least favorite King novel.
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  14. Jvandy57

    Jvandy57 New Member

    I read this over the last two days BECAUSE of Haven. I bought a Kindle so I could read this book and not pay $30 for a used copy. (I know that sounds stupid) Anyway, I am an avid Haven fan and the words ""based on the book "The Colorado Kid" by Stephen King" at the beginning of the show made me read it. The Afterward in the book actually really had me thinking...Is Haven beyond the book? Answer: Absolutely! The question however is, What is MYSTERY? Freaking Priceless!!
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  15. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Original Kiwi© SKMB® Moderator

    Welcome to the site, I've never seen Haven, but did enjoy Colorado Kid... good to have you here with us. :)
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  16. Sunlight Gardener

    Sunlight Gardener Well-Known Member

    The thing about Colorado Kid is that Vince and Dave warn Stephanie (as well as the reader) right up front that she (you) won't be satisfied with the lack of conclusion in the story. I was prepared for it and therefore wasn't too disappointed. I enjoy going back and reading it now because I there are always aspects to the case that I missed out on the first and second time through.
  17. Boni

    Boni Well-Known Member

    We don't always get answers in real life too. Think about Bermuda Triagle, the Dyatlov Passage, and so many other dark stories that we will probably never find out what happened. The Colorado Kid is this. A book about the essence of the mystery. If you read it expecting a resolution, you'll fail to like it. I don't think it's a bad book, because it's a very sincere one. It never lies to the reader saying that we will get to know the answers.
  18. morgan

    morgan Well-Known Member

    I'd never heard of the Dyatlov Passage and looked it up-fascinating mystery!
  19. Houdini

    Houdini Well-Known Member

    The thing I remember from this book is the waitress that's going home to "ret up her place". This is the 1st instance I've ever seen this eastern phrase used in a book. You ask anybody in the midwest what "retting up" is they'd have no clue at all but everyone on the east coast uses it on a routine basis. Funny the things that stay with you.

    Houdini in Omaha
  20. Houdini

    Houdini Well-Known Member

    A sample of Pittsburghese:

    The language of the early Scots-Irish settlers had the greatest influence on the speech of southwestern and western Pennsylvania. This influence is reflected mainly in the retention of certain lexical items (cruds or cruddled milk (cottage cheese), hap (comforter), jag (to tease or annoy), jag around (to fool around or act foolishly), jagger (a thorn or burr), jagoff (an annoying or irritating person), neb/nebby/neb-nose (nosy), redd up (to clean), slippy (slippery), yinz/yunz/you’uns (second-person plural), "punctual" whenever and possibly "positive" anymore and reversed usage of leave and let, but also in the like, need, or want + past participle grammatical constructions i.e. 'the yard needs mowed' and the discourse marker '‘n’at," literally meaning "and that" (e.g. "The yard n'at needs mowed," meaning "the yard and surrounding areas need to be mowed.") According to a study based only on pronunciation, the dialect region of western Pennsylvania ranges north to Erie, Pennsylvania, west to Youngstown, Ohio, south to Clarksburg, West Virginia, and east to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (Labov, Ash and Boberg 2005), but different features may be differently distributed.

    Having a wife from Pittsburgh all these phrases are becoming well known to me.

    Hougini in Omaha
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