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Loved Joyland, how about this one?

Discussion in 'The Colorado Kid' started by snake9785, Feb 8, 2015.

  1. snake9785

    snake9785 Active Member

    I loved Joyland, is The Colorado Kid similar? I've tried to read about it but it's hard to find any good info without spoilers. So if I liked Joyland, will I like Colorado Kid?
     
  2. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Reformed Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    I would say yes.
     
  3. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...yes, though I think you will find Kid's ending much more ambiguous...
     
  4. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

  5. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    Definitely, though I bet you wind up liking Joyland more. Personally, I think Joyland is SK's best book in years.
     
  6. snake9785

    snake9785 Active Member

    Yeah I thought Joyland was really sweet. I'll give it a try, I started Needful Things last night.
     
  7. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...my friend-we are one on this...it really touched my imagination...
     
  8. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    I think so. The style is very similar. I liked both very much :)
     
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  9. AnnaMarie

    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

    I do think the styles are similar. However, while I loved The Kid, I never even finished Joyland. Just found it to boring,
     
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  10. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    I like them both, but for me The Kid was creepier and therefore my favorite.
     
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  11. Machine's Way

    Machine's Way “Go then, there are other worlds than these.”

    Needful Things is one of my all time favorites!! let us know what you think.
     
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  12. snake9785

    snake9785 Active Member

    Just thought I'd give an update. I've made it about half way through the colorado kid and I'm bored out of my mind with it. I'm trying to decide if I should give it another chance and finish it or just move on.
     
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  13. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Reformed Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    Finish it. It is different, but interesting.
     
  14. Soapstone

    Soapstone Well-Known Member

    i think the best thing about the story is the really weirdness that happens near the end of the tale. it is a slow read but by the end of it you will be scratching your head, wondering how exactly this stuff happened!
     
  15. Sunlight Gardener

    Sunlight Gardener Well-Known Member

    I could have easily read Joyland in one sitting, I had to force myself to put it down just to make it last longer.
     
  16. AnnaMarie

    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

    And I tried again. While sitting in the ER with my son for hours. And I found people watching much more interesting.
     
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  17. Sunlight Gardener

    Sunlight Gardener Well-Known Member

    I get it. I feel the same way about the 2nd half of The Stand. Once the book turns away from the Superflu and towards the mythological struggle I lose interest and mentally check out. What can ya do?
     
  18. Machine's Way

    Machine's Way “Go then, there are other worlds than these.”

    Well I have to agree, This is by far one of my least fav SK stories. I read it in two sittings on a flight to and from LA. Its a short one in comparison to his other works, I would just finish it and put it under your belt and move on. You know check that one off the list.
     
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  19. stacy270

    stacy270 Keep On Floatin' On

    I enjoyed Joyland way more than The Colorado Kid.
     

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