Just finished the whole book

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The idiot is IN
Jun 15, 2007
Cambridge, Ohio
Glad I got to read it in one big gulp. Had only seen the movie, which they kept pretty close for a change. I read about 4 hours at a time, then had to deal w/ my real life, lol.
Only took me 3 days doing that. Loved it. Glad you tried the experiment. These are people in my life forever.
...his characters have a way of doing that don't they?....wander into our minds, and just set up house...


Active Member
Mar 6, 2016
Tacoma, WA
I read the book broken up in the six installments. I liked that format and read it fairly quickly that way.
I read it that way, too. Took me six months to read it. Much faster as one novel. I just re-read it. Not much to say about it, it's just a great book. I'll never hear Popeye's chuckle quite the same anymore, though... uck uck uck uck


Well-Known Member
Sep 26, 2006
It was an interesting concept to write in serial form but I think the legacy of this book - which in my opinion is one of King's better efforts - suffered a bit in that format. I tend to think of the movie first (which was excellent). To some extent not releasing this as a traditional book made the written version seem more of an aside to the movie than usual. At least to me. Like the Bachman books, it sort of gets ignored when discussing King's books even though that doesn't make a lot of sense. To this day I still don't have a copy even though I have just about all his other books.
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