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I agree, because....I don't think Christine requires a "driver"......she's sentient evil.....the ghosts are simply manifestations of the hell force that propels her.....the souls just fuel her psychic tank.....
...been many a moon, but I believe that's accurate....I agree, becausedidn't the car (without the help of a separate entity) cause LeBay to become depressed and evil which resulted in his family's deaths? I don't think there was a previous owner or ghost in that case.
.......I just cant wait to get a proper keyboaard. Want to post more and thoroughly.I may be overthinking this but I never understood the context of the last line. Christine is referred to by the she/her pronoun throughout but the last line says 'His neverending fury'. I immediately thought of Roland LeBay but then wondered was King obliquely referring to God/Christ? After all, Christ is in Christine. I'm not saying this novel is a thinly veiled metaphor for God's wrath but I can't say I'm not curious about the implications in this last line. Why not end with her neverending fury?
Thoughts are appreciated.
last page tells A LOT."I keep thinking of George LeBay in Ohio. His sister in Colorado. Leigh in New Mexico. What if it's started again? What if it's working its way east, finishing the job? Saving me for last?
His single-minded purpose.
His unending fury."
Well, Christine is referred to as an 'it' here and then twice (it would appear) as a him. Interesting. Nowhere in the book does this happen (that I'm aware) until those last two lines. Also, a fun piece of trivia: King recently said in an interview that this was his favorite ending of all his novels. Things that make you go hmmmm.
yeah, i know.......everybody hates ChrisVery interesting thoughts. I have a few responses so bare with me.
I will give you that Leigh was a bit jealous of Christine but not at first. That came later.
I actually had a boyfriend in high school who's car hated me. Every time I got in it, I would break a fingernail, or tear/stain my outfit, etc. Once he let me drive her and I blew the engine. We didn't get along at all.
Nope, can't agree with you here. Dennis loved Arnie. I believe that strongly. Did he and Leigh mess up by falling for each other behind Arnie's back? Yes, but one could argue that Christine pushed them together. A good way to get them out of the picture for Arnie, and give him another reason to hate, which she feeds off of.
I think you are being pretty hard on his folks. In fact, they had a pretty decent relationship before Christine arrived. His mom was more controlling but was only trying to do what was best for her son. I would not agree that he was bullied at home. He certainly began to feel that way, again after Christine. She came into the picture and destroyed Arnie from the outside in. She was pure evil. I have always felt like Christine was similar to The Mangler. Some weird set of things came together as she rolled down the assembly line that opened the door (pun indeeded) for evil to infiltrate her.
Anyway, it's a favorite book of mine too, and I love discussing with folks on here dispite our various opinions. Either way, we can both enjoy the book!