My favorite collection

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GNTLGNT

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Jun 15, 2007
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I loved this collection of stories and I still, STILL years after first reading them can clearly see them in my mind.1922 is one of my all time favorite short stories. I'm not why that story strikes so close to home for me, perhaps because of my rural childhood, but scene after scene in that story stick in my mind like few others.
...that collection had a visceral impact that had been missing from some of his later work....
 

Neesy

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May 24, 2012
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FDNS is a favorite alright. 1922 was so full of everything gone wrong. It was one disaster after another. No one ended up ok with anything. I felt it was a special kind of poetic justice at the end.
I took this one to Mansfield Ohio with me in 2014 - read all the stories again while on vacation - yup - it's a good one all right!
 

Waylander

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At first I just couldn't get into this book. I just wasn't in the right frame of mind and couldn't even finish the first story. I think it was at a time when my depression was at a really deep point. It was about a full year later that I decided to give this collection another try. I have to say that once I started I had major difficulty putting it down again. Dark stories, but absolutely spellbinding. This is one of my favourite King collected short stories, so glad I was finally able to get myself in the right frame of mind to try again.
 

Mocos

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...that collection had a visceral impact that had been missing from some of his later work....
Your use of the word "visceral" makes me think of the Author's Message because he says that a really good story would have just such an effect on the reader. All 4 stories are very enjoyable, but I think the last line of the Author's Message is my favorite part of the book. I'm considering using it as my signature if and when I ever earn such privileges :)
 

GNTLGNT

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Jun 15, 2007
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Your use of the word "visceral" makes me think of the Author's Message because he says that a really good story would have just such an effect on the reader. All 4 stories are very enjoyable, but I think the last line of the Author's Message is my favorite part of the book. I'm considering using it as my signature if and when I ever earn such privileges :)
...I had forgotten that, but it is quite true....all those reads preyed on different nerves.....
 

mal

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Jun 23, 2007
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Howdy Mr. Fearing, I had the same familiar feeling when reading '1922'. I come from a small rural community in Saskatchewan. There was a short story Mr. King wrote about a guy who collects bathroom/roadstop graffiti who was in a motel looking at the lights of a farmhouse across a windy/snowy prairie. 1922 reminded me of that well. All the best, mal
 
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