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Just goes to prove

Discussion in 'Thinner' started by chief4db, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. chief4db

    chief4db When it doubt, run!

    I finished dead zone and just finished thinner. I heard that dead zone was super awesome. High rankings on a lot of the people who ranked all his works. Thinner I heard was just ok with toward the bottom ranking. Well dead zone I had to make an effort with. The 2nd half was definitely better. But thinner I absolutely loved. I honestly couldn't put it down. Finished it in 4 days. From beginning to end it had me hooked. The ending was fantastic. One of my favorites for sure. It's cool to look at reviews but different books speak to readers in different ways.
  2. Pucker

    Pucker We all have it coming, kid

    That's what it's all about.

    Personally, I wouldn't rate either of these as "better" than the other. I like them for different reasons, but it's interesting that you've got them together here because I think most people would agree that Johnny Smith is a sympathetic character, while Billy Halleck is . . . less so.
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  3. Sunlight Gardener

    Sunlight Gardener Well-Known Member

    Yeah I've been there too with his books. A couple that are universally praised by fans, I find myself slogging through while some of the almost universally panned books, I zip through in a rush and really like them.
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  4. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Well-Known Member

    I seriously need to finish Thinner already. Started it back in 2010 and never finished....oops....

    Anyway, yeah, Sk fans tend to have varying opinions on almost every book. The Tommyknockers is in my top 10 and do not care for Firestarter.
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  5. 80sFan

    80sFan Just one more chapter...

    This is me with "the Stand" and "Joyland".
    The former I started many times before I finally forced myself to finish it, then didn't see the big deal.
    The latter, I put off reading due to poor reviews, then eventually bought it and it's now one of my favorites.

    PS... I enjoyed "Thinner" very much as well.
  6. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    It does have a pretty good ending...
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  7. Sunlight Gardener

    Sunlight Gardener Well-Known Member

    I'm with you on The Stand. Joyland I could have finished in one sitting easily. Completely loved it.
  8. Senor_Biggles

    Senor_Biggles Well-Known Member

    I like them both, but Thinner is definitely more Bachman than King, or at least that's how I remember it (the problem with your favourite writer being so prolific is finding the time to dedicate to repeated readings of the entire back catalogue). That's not a critiscism, just an observation. I like Bachman just fine as well, but I'm not sure that everyone feels the same, there's a few split opinions on The Regulators too looking around the forum.
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  9. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    I always preferred Desperation as it's more the road trip from hell.
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  10. Pucker

    Pucker We all have it coming, kid

    Yes. I get this. It's the road trip from actual hell . . . which makes all those road trips we remember as hellish . . . not so bad.

    Maybe that's it.

    Maybe that's what he's been trying to show us all these years:

    It could be worse.
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  11. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    You could be right.
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  12. summer_sky

    summer_sky Well-Known Member

    interesting perspective...
    I gotta think about this...
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  13. Pucker

    Pucker We all have it coming, kid

    I often think the world would be a better place if people understood up front that -- sooner or later and hide as you might . . .

    ultimately, everyone has to eat their own pie.
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  14. signals2112

    signals2112 Well-Known Member

    I finished Thinner two weeks ago, and the ending still messes with me. Why did Linda have to come home early, WHY?
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