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hated this book

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

  1. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Wow- you were a good guardian to your sister. Being lost, especially in the woods is vey scary.
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...and you just proved my point Sunshine....love, Wilford.....
  3. Tery

    Tery Dreaming in Middletown Moderator

    Actually, he does sometimes cruise the Board.

    Perhaps it is you who should choose words more carefully. This post rides the ragged edge of calling for a warning. You're over-reacting to a comment because it called you out. I realize that makes you defensive but we don't look kindly upon nasty comments. Please refrain from name-calling and ad hominem attacks in future.

    Oh and BTW, millions of snowflakes -avalanche
  4. mjs9153

    mjs9153 Peripherally known member..

    That was the first time I ever felt responsible for somebody else, not just me being lost but both of us being lost, and it was pretty tough on a young kid knowing that I was responsible for what happened to her.. Even though I was scared for myself too..
  5. roseannebarr

    roseannebarr Well-Known Member

    I enjoyed the girl who loved tom Gordon. my "least" favorite was the regulators. but I still enjoyed it. He is definitely not just a horror writer. I work at a bar and talk SK all night to anyone that listens. and recommend 11/22/63 to EVERYONE. Not one single person has complained about that story. one 65 your old man said that is the only "big" book he ever read.

    Tom Gordon was its in own type of story and I liked it. I love IT. Lisey;s story, Insomnia and on and on and on....
  6. grin willard

    grin willard Grin. Boasting a profile u could cut cheese with.

    :) I'm sure you're right. Although I'll need to google ad hominum.
  7. mjs9153

    mjs9153 Peripherally known member..

    all cool,just settle down a bit and look around..many good folks here including the GNT who has a big heart,you will see if you read some of the threads..hope you enjoy the board..
  8. osnafrank

    osnafrank Well-Known Member

    Read it today, completely.
    I liked it real, liked Thrish`s defiantness.
    It wasn`t the best Book i have ever read but i was engaging.

    Thanks S.K

    I always thought i understood the Basics of Baseball...i was wrong...again
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  9. twiggymarie

    twiggymarie Daughter of One

    "Oh! oh! This fiery height! Oh, my feet of fire! My burning feet of fire!"

    Say sorry, I had to! Blackwood was a master of subjective horror. Found him through Lovecraft, whom I in turn found through Sai King. His tales of John Silence are especially fun!
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  10. grin willard

    grin willard Grin. Boasting a profile u could cut cheese with.

    Well, I sure hope they don't do a pop-up version of 'Gerald's Game". I'll run outta Barnes & Noble screaming.
  11. recitador

    recitador Speed Reader

    i wouldn't say this book was my favorite by any means, but it was enjoyable. i'd be hard pressed to choose my least favorite really, because i enjoy most of what he writes.
  12. aussie12

    aussie12 Well-Known Member

    I just finished reading this book and I liked it until the ending. What I was thinking was going to be the end didn't happen.
    I thought that when she thought she was saved that it would be that man the radio was saying had abducted her. Although it would be horrible that a man like that would take poor Trisha and probably murder her
    Stephen King is a horror writer and that ending would have fit perfect.
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  13. Towerbent BreakSlinger

    Towerbent BreakSlinger Well-Known Member

  14. Towerbent BreakSlinger

    Towerbent BreakSlinger Well-Known Member

    Wait, what? Dt? Might I be so bold as to ask for clarification on the dt connections you perceive? My obsession is not going to let me stop shaking that like a rat till i figure out what you meant.
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  15. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    The spoilers will show connections.........(***conclusions from other sources)
    Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, The

    The thing that has been following Trisha gets describes in pages 244-246 as a large Black Bear with maggots in it's eye sockets and was diseased/dying, and implied to be insane (I'm paraphrasing). At this point, we have a direct parallel to Shardik from book three, "The Wastelands". (Large Bear, dying, insane, diseased with maggots and such and in Shardik's case: he's a Machine/cyborg) Trisha's beast gets the Name: "The God of the Lost" on pg.244, and Shardik was a "lost" Guardian of the Tower! On pg.245 "The God of the Lost" shows it's power/aggression by crunching a broken branch in it's mouth making a sound like "splintering bone". Very much like Shardik shoving down all the dead trees so noisely in "Wastelands". When "the God of the Lost" is about to kill Trisha it is shot by Travis Herrick, who surprises it, allowing her to throw her baseball striking it "deadbang between the eyes" (just where Shardik's "dish" was that was shot to kill him!) And the final funny is when Trisha Hallucinates seeing a couple of "..Energizer batteries fall out of it onto the road." when she hits the Bear with the ball!!(pg. 253) Yet another cyborg machine reference?! You tell Me!!

    The bear at the end that Trisha faces is the bear known as Shardik from the Dark Tower. Throughout the entire story, Trish follows a stream, the way of the land, and a road. It's said that everything follows the beams, and Trisha followed the bear beam by following the land while she was lost. When she encounters the bear, it is covered with bugs and maggots just like Shardik. She pretends to throw a pitch at the bear, which results in "batteries" falling out of him (which hints that the bear is robotic just like Shardik) Bear=Shardik= Guardian of the beam

    The God of the Lost that Trisha stares down could be Shardik, the bear that attacks Eddie Dean in The Wastelands

    During a wind storm, "old wives cringed in their beds and slept poorly and told their husbands that Rhiannon, the Dark Witch of the Coos,was riding her hateful broom this night, and wicked work was afoot." This occurs the night Flagg poisons King Roland.
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  16. Wab

    Wab Well-Known Member

    As far as I know the only contractual obligation book SK has published was Pet Sematary in order to get out of a bad contract with Doubleday (I think).
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  17. mjs9153

    mjs9153 Peripherally known member..

    Also, can't remember cuz it's been a few years since I read Tom Gordon, but when Trisha was having the dream sequence of the guys in robes, I think there's a connection there. I'm going to have to read it again because I remember specifically thinking that when I read it.. and was there something that Tom Gordon said to her in one of the dreams? Of course the easy one in eyes of the dragon is the presence of Randall Flagg, and the history that they go into about him..
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  18. mjs9153

    mjs9153 Peripherally known member..

    Also a couple nuggets, the page that shows the printing, first edition whatever there is an acknowledgement for a song played in the book crediting Richie "Records" Tozier.. and I believe the hooded figure in Black, of the three I described above, Trisha hears a motor whining in its head. Will definitely have to do a reread because it's been at least two or three years since I've read it..
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  19. Towerbent BreakSlinger

    Towerbent BreakSlinger Well-Known Member

    I mean, I guess there are similarities and ok some of that is perhaps reminiscent of shardik, but that’s kind of a stretch, compared to king’s normal connections to the dt. Usually it’s very clear, not symbolic, but maybe i will reread it and see if it stands out more in consideration of your thoughts
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  20. Towerbent BreakSlinger

    Towerbent BreakSlinger Well-Known Member

    Yeah, see the eyes of the dragon connection, That’s clear - the shardik thing, I don’t know
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