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- Mar 6, 2013
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I've just never had the desire to read it. No knock on it, and who knows, someday I might pick it up. But thus far, I have no interest in picking in up.Why are you not interested, though, unless you are assuming something about the book? The point I made above - and in a number of threads in which I've posted concerning the question of whether or not to read a certain sK title - is that there's no way of knowing whether or not any book, but especially sK's, will interest you unless you at least start reading it.
I don't hate you, but no doubt you'll burn in Koontzian hell for insinuating Mr. King could be boring.
I'm biased, because I'm a Red Sox fan, but I loved it. King and his co-author started this book assuming the Sox would do what they always used to do, fall short of a World Series title. But wouldn't you know it? The King magic kicked in, and the year he writes a Sox book, the Sox win the title. The journey through the season is really entertaining, but I think King, like a lot of Sox fans, didn't know how to react when they finally won it. I haven't read this since just after it came out, but I sort of remember the end being sort of anti-climactic. Both authors were too stunned to properly sum up their feelings. Sometimes feelings are too powerful for the written word to describe. I do think it's safe to say this is unlike anything else he's written.
As a side note, sometimes on TV you'll see King sitting in the stands at Fenway watching the Sox. He usually has a book, and reads between innings. THAT is a dedicated reader.
Gasp! Get off of this board IMMEDIATELY!!!I'm coming clean. I have to admit it. Here goes: I've never read this book. It's the only King book I don't own. I fear I will be bored stiff...don't hate me.
Gasp! Get off of this board IMMEDIATELY!!!
I own a good number of his books (hand-me-downs, mostly), but have read few of them! I think 5-9 or thereabouts.
Hahaha!!! Don't kick me off the board yet - I got it for Christmas and I promise to read it soon!!! (looks like you've got some readin' to catch up on too!)
(Nice board name, by the way! I see you took a page out of the Backwards Sisters' book!