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Just finished the book... SPOILERS and discussion

Discussion in 'End of Watch' started by RandallHuff, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. RandallHuff

    RandallHuff Member

    Okay, first off, let's all agree that this book was spectacular. It was a perfect cap to the trilogy.

    I have to say, Brady might be my favorite King villain ever. The guy is like a personification of modern internet culture. As much as I love Bill, Holly, and Tyrone... I mean, Jerome... Brady is the star to me. That is why book 2 felt weak to me, I kept being like "Is it time for Brady yet?" but I get what King was going for in putting an almost filler book in there, just to give it some semblance of being an actual detective series. Because really, the second book could have been any story.

    Speaking of Jerome, King displayed incredible restraint by only using cringe inducing Tyrone dialogue one time. Bravo, King!!! Similarly, I liked the inner-monologue about feeling "blackish" from his sister. One criticism,
    King should have killed the sister, it would have gave the rest of the story more weight. Instead, everyone emerged more or less unscathed from Brady's madness (besides all those teens on the internet that Brady "trolled").

    Anyways, I loved it! What were you guys favorite parts, and thoughts on the themes explored, the internet in particular?
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  2. AToyStoryInCali

    AToyStoryInCali Well-Known Member

    I Just finished. Was really let down by it. Nothing will match up to the first installment. That was seriously my fave book ever by him.
  3. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Well-Known Member

    Not finished yet (halfway done) but I noticed a mistake, since everyone here *loves* when mistakes are pointed out;;D
    Vines are six seconds long — no more than that. SK says a vine lasts twenty seconds.

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...I ain't read it yet ding blast it!...wanna talk, but won't make any sense.....then again, when has that ever stopped me before?.....:big_smile:
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  5. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Well-Known Member

    I'm trying to take it slow, so I can enjoy it longer. By the time I finish you'll probably be reading it.
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  6. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    AchtungBaby keep reading, technical issues/mistakes are addressed in the "Author" section at the end of the book.
  7. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Well-Known Member

    Alrighty! It's not a big deal to me, BTW — as a millennial it stuck out to me though ;-D
  8. Ukokira

    Ukokira New Member

    Actually by using some exploits

    Vines can last up to 20 seconds long. It's what a lot of ifunniers used to make longer content before coub became avaliable
    Although I doubt King actually knew about it.
  9. AToyStoryInCali

    AToyStoryInCali Well-Known Member

    Don't know what a vine is.
  10. Rrty

    Rrty Well-Known Member

    On the subject of Vine videos: I don't know much about them, but I assume King may simply be going on the premise that, in his story, the technology has evolved to be longer, as can be the case with the Internet. Perhaps that is how King addressed it in the Author section?

    Did the supernatural element change the tone for you too much, or did you find you didn't even notice that?
  11. redman

    redman Well-Known Member

    This maybe the end of the Hodges trilogy but could be the start of the Pete trilogy!
  12. I just finished it and really really loved it :) except for one thing...
    the ending made me cry :(
  13. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Bittersweet but the detective agency lives on.
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  14. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Well-Known Member

    King said Holly won't leave his mind, and he's thought of writing about her again. The wheel turns....
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  15. Kacey Cunningham

    Kacey Cunningham Well-Known Member

    I've never read a King book and felt let down and empty by the story… until this one. I was quite disappointed in the book. :-/
  16. True... but to quote Holly...
    "This is just so fracking poopy." I'm still sad :( SK needs to quit making his characters so real. I feel like I've lost a best friend :(
  17. Maybe detective mysteries just arn't your thing :) Is that a Great Pyrenees?
  18. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    I loved it. I feel the ending was perfect. I also don't think it was very supernatural. What Brady got up to was explained by what his Dr. was up to. It felt like it went in the right direction. As mesmerising as ever.
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  19. I didn't think it was supernatural either. I thought it was
    the most imaginative body snatchers story ever! :) without aliens and seed pods lol
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  20. Kacey Cunningham

    Kacey Cunningham Well-Known Member

    I love detective stories. Just felt let down by this book. Still liked parts of it, just felt let down as the "ending" of the entire series. Yes that's my Great Pyrenees Cappuccino :-D
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