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My new favourite story

Discussion in 'The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon' started by Cheeb, Sep 1, 2017.

  1. Cheeb

    Cheeb New Member

    Just finished reading the girl who loved Tom Gordon, I've read the majority of your works since I was a teenage (a long long time ago) and a number of your books appear in my personal top ten list The Stand being the primary one, until I discovered the girl who loved Tom Gordon.

    I have to praise you on making me love a character so much I would like to actually meet them in real life this story really struck a cord with me so much so that I actively looked for a way to express to you my thanks for enriching my trip to work everyday whilst I devoured this. Tricia comes across as a great strong girl and I was upset the story ended as I could read about her on and on. I would really love to know what happened after she recovered (which I am sure she did), did she ever get to tell Tom how much he helped? Did she maybe get a replacement signed ball cap? I guess I'll have to use my own imagination to continue her story.

    I think it really struck a cord due to a couple of experiences I had whilst hiking across Europe were I myself got lost in the Black Forest area of German albeit with a lot more kit and better prepared than our intrepid hero Tricia.

    Well anyway thank you once again for the scares, the laughs and the cold I get every time I read The Stand (55 and counting so far).

    Keep writing and be well.

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

  3. prufrock21

    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    It's not The Stand, but I liked it. Excellent suspense.
  4. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    That's one of my faves as well Cheeb. I remember reading the book when it came out and not long thereafter went on a solo 4 day trek (spirit quest?) through the woods up here in Manitoba, Canada. I got pretty scared a few times when the imagination was working overtime. I didn't even have a transistor radio to break the thoughts. I've read it a few more times since then. I remember seeing a popup book of this story that looked quite cool. Good reading, mal.
  5. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Hi and welcome. One of my favorites.
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  6. mjs9153

    mjs9153 Peripherally known member..

    one of mine too,cheeb..having been lost for a few hours as a kid,know that queasy sense of fear,will everything be okay or not? And also later as an adult,having searched for and found kids quite a few times,it resonates with me..enjoy the board and keep posting!
  7. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Welcome - yup it is a good one plus I did get the pop-up book sent to me by a kind member on this board.

    My son got lost in Scotland on the Isle of Arran (way back in 2005) and as it was approaching dark, they sent a helicopter from the mainland to find him - luckily he was found unhurt, just in a bit of shock.
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  8. Joanie Kay

    Joanie Kay Well-Known Member

    TGWLTG is one of my favorite King novels, too. Like you, Cheeb, I felt I really knew Tricia once I'd finished the book. I've read it twice so far, the first time while I was pregnant. All the way through, I kept hoping for my daughter to be as strong and resilient as Tricia. (She is. :dbl:)

    The lost-in-the-woods premise did resonate for me, as for many of you, since I grew up in the Appalachian Mountains, where every single year there are searches for lost hikers. My dad's best friend's little boy was lost for two nights (and found, thankfully) when he was 12. I still remember the agony the adults around me were going through before he was found. And of course, he regaled us with stories of his adventure for years afterward!

    Even more than that premise, though, the theme of the imagined presence of a real-life hero...oh, yeah. That struck a chord. I had a few of those who got me through adolescence. But that's for another thread... :0:
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