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hated this book

Discussion in 'The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon' started by lowman, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    I agree. It would've been a fine short story. This one and Rose Madder felt forced. I didn't hate it but my patience was tested with this one.
     
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  2. mjs9153

    mjs9153 Peripherally known member..

    Wendigos have been referred to in literature for many decades, most notably in Algernon Blackwood's 1910 story "The Wendigo", which introduced the legend to horror fiction,[39] and in Stephen King's novel Pet Sematary

    Wiki has a good article on Wendigo's,or Manitou,goes in depth with history and different manifestations..I don't remember SK specifically calling this creature(the bearlike one in TGWLTG) a wendigo,though I guess it could be considered one,but it seemed more Dark Tower related than Indian mythology,to me..I thought the length was just right,it is a really quite thin paperback,can read it in one or two sittings..each to their own though! :grinning:
     
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  3. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...it was a Yogi, seen through peepers of a yong girl at the end of her physical and mental ropes....the "look" though I agree is more DT....I think a true Wendigo would have driven her completely off the rails...
    [​IMG]
     
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  4. amaunder

    amaunder Abby

    Horror is subjective IMO. What seems like a horror story to me may not seem so to another reader. The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon was a good story....from a parent's perspective, a lost child is every parent's nightmare but I could identify with the young girl Trish, being lost...even the hallucinations, which are very frightening. Certainly was not my favorite SK novel, but no author bats a 1000.
     
  5. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Reformed Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    4 more posts and you are unmoderated.
     
  6. amaunder

    amaunder Abby

    Three. :m_chacha:
     
  7. mjs9153

    mjs9153 Peripherally known member..

     
  8. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...I knew someone would catch the sarcastic pop up as I would-and run with it...thank you for sustaining my faith in humanity....
     
  9. Mr. Cranky

    Mr. Cranky The Roosters are Number 1.

    What does unmoderated mean? Does that mean your being observed all the time? Am I still moderated for instance? I heard something like after 1000 posts you are unmoderated, is this true? I think I've proven I can be trusted.
     
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  10. mjs9153

    mjs9153 Peripherally known member..

    I live for the cheap laugh..that is my purpose on the earth,I guess.. ;)
     
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  11. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...it's after 100 posts and unless you give them reason, the Mods no longer have to review each and every post...
     
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  12. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...then we are Twinners bro...
     
  13. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Stephen King has referred to his stories as "innies" and "outies", innies being stories focused on one individual and his/her personal experience(s), while outies are about the experience(s) of a group of people. He has said that Gerald's Game is his "inniest of innies". The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon is a very innie.
     
  14. Geminii23

    Geminii23 Well-Known Member

    Haven't read it yet, but I definitely plan to. But I actually really liked Blaze and Thinner as well as Hearts in Atlantis. So I am looking forward to reading Tom Gordon soon.
     
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  15. Kurben

    Kurben The Fool on the Hill

    Exactly! That is another of his strengths, that he can do both very convincingly. Usually an author has one way or perhaps two to attack a story but he is comfortable with many very different way to approach a story and does them equally good.
     
  16. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Haha! That's funny!
     
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  17. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Reformed Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    no, we still read every single post, unmoderated means you don't have to wait for us to okay it, it is live immediately. But we still have to read every single one of them.
     
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  18. Mr. Cranky

    Mr. Cranky The Roosters are Number 1.

    A
    Do you know if Stephen King has done any Moderating, and if so, what was his handle(username)?
     
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  19. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Reformed Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    I'm pretty sure he never has. But, he may occasionally visit the board as a guest, doesn't log in. Maybe. I don't know that for sure.
     
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  20. Mr. Cranky

    Mr. Cranky The Roosters are Number 1.

    The only Stephen King book I didn't particularly like was The Dark Half. Also, on the subject, how can they put covers for his books like this:
     
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