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Neesy

#1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side
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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.
Ah yes - maybe it is your moniker "Mr. Cranky" - don't worry - you are not such a bad bloke!

It is probably after 100 posts now (not too sure, actually)

:love::):encouragement:

So back to the thread topic - which book were we talking about :umm::m_whatwhat:


Oh yeah - the Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

I enjoyed it and by the way one of the kind members on here sent me a copy of the "pop-up" version of this book, which I guess is something you can read to children.

Perhaps some day I will have a grandchild (fingers crossed) and I will be able to do just that!
 

GNTLGNT

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#43
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.
...in other words, he's fixated on his navel.....
 
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mjs9153

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Oh my gosh, Trisha was just a girl; trying to find herself; angry as a child of divorce, sorting it all out and getting lost in the end. Her desire to be independent resulted in an epic story. Great book and one of my favs.
I agree! And she was so brave,and tried so hard,and it hit every one of my protective nerves,I wanted to go out and look for her myself..and also there are tie ins to the dark tower,if people pay attention..this may actually be one of the most underrated SK books,along with Eyes of the Dragon,which also had Dark Tower tie ins..
 

Dana Jean

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I agree! And she was so brave,and tried so hard,and it hit every one of my protective nerves,I wanted to go out and look for her myself..and also there are tie ins to the dark tower,if people pay attention..this may actually be one of the most underrated SK books,along with Eyes of the Dragon,which also had Dark Tower tie ins..
I think Eyes of the Dragon is his most underrated book. That one is in my top 10. I loved the story.
 

mjs9153

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I think Eyes of the Dragon is his most underrated book. That one is in my top 10. I loved the story.
I have always wished that he would have done a follow up to the story,of the young prince and his butler going out to search for Flagg..he even said,but that is another story..well,please! SK maybe you can write it for your grandkids,like you did Eyes for Naomi.. just a suggestion.. :)
 

Spideyman

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I have always wished that he would have done a follow up to the story,of the young prince and his butler going out to search for Flagg..he even said,but that is another story..well,please! SK maybe you can write it for your grandkids,like you did Eyes for Naomi.. just a suggestion.. :)
Never say never. I loved TGWLTG and Eyes of the Dragon. Touched the heart and soul. And yes/ tie ins to DT indeed!
 

The Nameless

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I liked this book, I usually don't care for the "innie's" such as misery, but I just felt for poor trisha right from the start. I would say it probably could have been thinned out a bit and used in a 4 novella collection.

...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...
A touch off topic but the ps4 video game "until dawn" is about wendigos, they looked somewhat different but still scary (at least for a young girl lost in the woods, had she encountered one).

WARNING: SOME SWEARING. (And Spoilers if you haven't played the game but want to)
 
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I'm just curious, what other sK books have you read?
A seven though I
I think "just a girl lost in the woods" is pretty freaking scary. This wasn't my favorite, but I think it's still quite good. Stories like this remind me of how much I appreciate Stephen King's range and capabilities as a writer.
i thought the idea of of a little girl lost in the woods, no help near, suffering from something like dysentery, and being confronted by a "god" of entropy,decay, an elemental of cessation of life, if you will, was a little creepy for sure. Considering how few of his books really seem to me to be horror, not sure on what you are basing your idea that a Steven King book has to be scary to be good, I have to assume that you are simply confusing the twin facts that 1. King books are often a little scary, and may be related to the supernatural and 2. King books are usually very good. into one pseudo fact with unfortunate delusions of accuracy - King books that are scary because they contain the supernatural are usually very good. While that idea is accurate as far as it goes, it seems to imply that King books that are Not Scary, or Not Scary because of the supernatural, will also be Not Very Good. I believe a great many folks would dispute That idea wholeheartedly. Did the .. let's see.. 21 minus eight for the dark tower, that would be 13 King books you read, happen to include hearts in Atlantis, or from a Buick 8? How about blockade billy? The dead zone? The talisman? Because while each may contain some minor scary bits, none really lands in horror so much as the unknown. And all (well, maybe less so with from a Buick 8 but still) excellent books.
 

Kurben

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One of my faves! Extraordinary how he can concentrate the story to just one person and still make it captivating. Hooked me from first page. One of the best innies. Better than Geralds Game and almost up to Misery level which is probably Kings best Innie. But TGWLTG has a situation that is easier to connect to. Anyone can get lost in the woods but not anyone has a fan and writes books.
 

grin willard

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....OK, second post, and second demeaning comment.....find another Board and another author.....nobody's twisting your arm to read the man.....
Yeah, I can do these too. "............" Whooooo! You don't know somebody didn't twist my arm to read it, you dictatorial Wilford Brimley looking ... fine fellow. I didn't like it. Ever read a Stephen King book that didn't rock your world? I didn't think so. Not that you would EVER admit it. He's not reading these, so you can calm down. You're not going to become his pal. Unless you are Tabatha King in disguise don't just attack me for a couple of negative comments. Can you do that? If this is you Tabatha, I'm very very sorry. I just didn't like it. I respect your husband's work greatly. And that's a very bad picture of Wilford Brimley you posted. Compared to him the real Brimley was practically Johnny Depp.

But seriously. Demeaning? It just didn't reach me. Maybe I'm too dense. That's very possible. Maybe having a girl child made it a bad fit for me. Why was what I said even remotely demeaning? You're not a 'snowflake' are you? Want to choose you're words a bit more carefully? Some "likes" would be nice now. Thanks!
 
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mjs9153

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One of my faves! Extraordinary how he can concentrate the story to just one person and still make it captivating. Hooked me from first page. One of the best innies. Better than Geralds Game and almost up to Misery level which is probably Kings best Innie. But TGWLTG has a situation that is easier to connect to. Anyone can get lost in the woods but not anyone has a fan and writes books.
I was lost,with my sister,for a period of probably an hour and a half to two hours..and it was pretty damn scary.I was probably around ten,and she was about seven,so she couldn't walk as fast..as we were going through a stretch of unfamiliar woods,we heard something approaching,and a chuffing kind of noise..we could only retreat just a little before it was on us,and I prepared to punch or do whatever I could to save my sister..suddenly a huge dog,like a cross between a saint Bernard and a mastiff,came into view.I screamed at it(wish I could say I shouted a war cry,but I was so scared,I just screamed at it) and it looked startled,altered its path and went around us..we went on and eventually came out of the woods a few miles from home,poor sis was very tired by the time we got there..the idea of a child being lost in the woods is close to me,I know how it is to be scared that way..
 
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