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Hearts is really terrifying

Discussion in 'Hearts in Atlantis' started by Chazel1972, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. Chazel1972

    Chazel1972 Well-Known Member

    I found the title story to be really scary. I am so impressed with the way SK made flunking out of school a literal nightmare. I'm too young to comment on Vietnam in an intelligent way, but man that story was scary!
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  2. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    Welcome to the board.
  3. mjs9153

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  4. mustangclaire

    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

    Welcome! I loved this book. Stick around!
  5. Chuggs

    Chuggs Well-Known Member

    Hello there! This is such a good story. I absolutely love it.

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...welcome young lady!...it was a brilliant written painting that captured in microcosm-the turbulence of that era...
  7. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    Welcome,glad you are joining us.
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  8. Neesy

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

    Welcome to SKMB Chazel1972! :cheerful:
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  9. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Well-Known Member

    Welcome! HIA (the book and story) is one of my personal favorites by King.
  10. Nuther_Wun

    Nuther_Wun Member

    My God: here's yet another tale on my "must reread list." Has been long and long since I read "Hearts" but I recall it fondly. Having played hearts makes the tale a tad more "homey," too, although many of the other things happening in the tale are anything but. Great read from the creepy horror perspective, but King is also on his game with the wonderfully rich human interactions as well. SK's "Low Men" and the unsettling clues telling the protagonist that they are closing in on him reminds me of a short story named "Glyphotech" (sp?) written by another author whose name escapes me just now. Anyway, the Glyphotechies seem to slink around in a style similar to the Low Men, insofar as "rattling the protagonist's cage."
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