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Ex nihilo

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I have read most of Kings books. When you get to be my age you forget some of the books and have to re-read them. Of course, some I have read multiple times such as the Stand, The Long Walk and the Shining. Some I have read only once and probably won't read again such as Pet Sematary, Cujo, and the Tommy Knockers.

I have enjoyed some of the movies but I would say that most of King's books do not translate to film very well. The exception being the Body, Shawshank Redemption and the Green Mile. I guess it really has a lot to do with the filmmaker as well. I just hope that Frank Darabont does not screw up The Long Walk movie. I think it could be a really great movie but we will have to see what happens.

Any way I look forward to discussing the great books that King has published. Thanks for the stories Mr. King!
 

Neesy

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I have read most of Kings books. When you get to be my age you forget some of the books and have to re-read them. Of course, some I have read multiple times such as the Stand, The Long Walk and the Shining. Some I have read only once and probably won't read again such as Pet Sematary, Cujo, and the Tommy Knockers.

I have enjoyed some of the movies but I would say that most of King's books do not translate to film very well. The exception being the Body, Shawshank Redemption and the Green Mile. I guess it really has a lot to do with the filmmaker as well. I just hope that Frank Darabont does not screw up The Long Walk movie. I think it could be a really great movie but we will have to see what happens.

Any way I look forward to discussing the great books that King has published. Thanks for the stories Mr. King!
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Ex nihilo

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I'm in the process of re-reading "The Long Walk" again now, great story.
Let's hope the film does it justice.

I just finished listening to it again for the 3rd time in the last month. I like to listen to it while I am on my 6 mile walks. I have been trying to get a 4 MPH pace going. It is really hard to do. That is a mile in 15 minutes.
I really like the story but there are some things that just could not be possible in my opinion such as the 4 MPH pace for all those miles and did you every think about the fact that none of the characters ever talked about getting chapped?
 

kingzeppelin

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I just finished listening to it again for the 3rd time in the last month. I like to listen to it while I am on my 6 mile walks. I have been trying to get a 4 MPH pace going. It is really hard to do. That is a mile in 15 minutes.
I really like the story but there are some things that just could not be possible in my opinion such as the 4 MPH pace for all those miles and did you every think about the fact that none of the characters ever talked about getting chapped?
When reading I tend to "suspend" my judgement as to whether something would be possible in the real world, but I take your point. I hadn't considered chapping and 4 miles an hour is a punishing pace. But having gone through a pain barrier would you not go numb?
There is "talk" of blisters though.
Stebbins tells Garraty about the finish of the Walk that he saw as a young boy, where the second to last walker was "barefoot and bleeding". Also the second boy shot in Garraty's walk (No 9 Ewing) was "walking in puss from broken blisters" having started in sneakers.
 
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