Just finished the book... SPOILERS and discussion

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Feb 23, 2016
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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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Spideyman

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Jul 10, 2006
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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.
AchtungBaby keep reading, technical issues/mistakes are addressed in the "Author" section at the end of the book.
 

Ukokira

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Jun 8, 2016
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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.
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.
 

Rrty

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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?
 
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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.
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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