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I love Joe Hill ~ BUT ~

Discussion in '11/22/63' started by scar1ett, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. scar1ett

    scar1ett Member

    Am I the only one that is REALLY bothered by this line from 'Afterword'?

    SK when thanking people. "My son, the novelist Joe Hill, pointed out several consequences of time-travel I hadn't considered. He, also, thought up a new and better ending. Joe, you rock."

    I totally agree that Joe rocks ~ I'm reading 'Horns' at the moment and have ALL his other books. 'Heart-Shaped Box' is brilliant! Wonderful writer. However ~

    When I'm reading Joe Hill, I want it to be Joe Hill. When I'm reading Stephen King, I want it to BE Stephen King! I will forever wonder what Stephen's ending was. He might think Joe's ending was better ~ but was it really? I have loved SK for many years and enjoy every single one of his books, including the endings. He needs NO help. I know he actually 'writes' the entire book, even if he's encouraged to change parts of it ~ but, to me, it's just not the same. I wish I didn't know this.

    Having said that, I love the book. Just wish I knew Stephen's ending. :)

  2. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    First, welcome! :howdy:

    Now, I have news for you: when you are reading SK you are also reading the influences of whoever he is reading at the time, something the grocery store clerk might say, something Tabby, his wife may suggest, etc., etc. and above all else, his editors at S&S. No writer is an island. This time it just happened to be Joe.
  3. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    We've posted it here--sorry I don't have the link handy but perhaps someone else does. Joe came up with the basic suggestion but what Steve wrote was his spin from that. That said, it's not that much different from any book as editors give him input for changes as well. It's just that he doesn't usually say so and so editor suggested this or that.
  4. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

  5. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    Welcome. I agree that an ending of any book is influenced by people surrounding them. But in the end it's all theirs.
  6. Shasta

    Shasta On his shell he holds the earth.

    Agreed. Books aren't just put together by one person. Ever.
  7. scar1ett

    scar1ett Member

    Thank you SO MUCH. So, it really wasn't THAT big a deal. :) I didn't know how much of the ending had been changed. I am really happy that I know now. Also, thanks Ms. Mod. I do know that there are, sometimes, suggestions made by many people. I just hate to think of ANYone changing anything by THE KING! ;)

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...you love Joe Hill's butt???....I prefer his heart shaped box myself....:rolleyes:
  9. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    Whaaaaaa???? :wha: :shock: :wack:

    And he's got quite a nice little NOS4A2, at that!
    (OK, that makes NO sense.)
  10. Chuggs

    Chuggs Well-Known Member

    HAHA Don't sell yourself short. I thought that was pretty good. :)
  11. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Oh no. Now, welcome to the Joe Hill's Butt thread.
  12. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    I don't know about his butt but he does show a naked knee in the full picture (someone posted it in a thread here somewhere) that was used on the back flap of NOS4A2 that looks quite yummy...
  13. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    Count me in!
  14. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

  15. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.


    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...s'ok, you know how most of my stuff is comedy challenged...or just....challenged...

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....oh c'mon...you now that patella is kneerotic....
  18. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

  19. jchanic

    jchanic Well-Known Member

    It's amazing to me just how quickly a thread goes off-topic!

  20. Drummerboy

    Drummerboy Active Member

    I definitely prefer the book's ending and not the alternate version.

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