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Needs to be a warning in the Prolog

Discussion in 'Doctor Sleep' started by Bswtwa, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. Bswtwa

    Bswtwa New Member

    Mr. King needs to warn his readers up front that some of the content in the book might be disturbing. This is a sad state of affairs since he has always towed the line when it came to violence against children. If a child was killed, it was dealt with in a low key manner. But Doctor Sleep breaks with tradition and I have to say it sickens me to the core. I love the dark side but torturing children is just plain WRONG.
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  3. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

  4. Machine's Way

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

    Best response ever!!

    Welcome to the board, I suggest Pet Sematary next if you haven't read that already.

  5. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

  6. twiggymarie

    twiggymarie Daughter of One

    Welcome to the board! At the risk of sounding brash, King's middle name is disturbing. Honestly, I can think of several instances where children were tortured in his books. It and Black House, to name a couple. 'Tweren't anything low-key about either. There's more along the same line as those, but they are two prime examples. Kind of think that if you're picking up one of his books, being disturbed is a given. It's not like you picked up a Golden Book or something. :m_scary:
  7. ghost19

    ghost19 "Have I run too far to get home?"

  8. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    King has written about violence against children, even torture, since the beginning. He's also written about the resilience of children. You do realize you're reading fiction, right? No children were actually tortured. It's ok.
    Maybe try reading Laura Ingalls Wilder.
  9. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    Welcome! :watermelon:

    It's a work of fiction. Many things SK has written have probably crossed the line for some people some where at some time. It's going to happen when one writes about the "dark side." Women, animals, children, gays, straights, etc. We're all subject to SK's whims. It's fiction.
  10. Sigmund

    Sigmund Waiting in Uber.

    Stephen King-

    I have the heart of a small boy.
    It is in a glass jar on my desk.


  11. Sigmund

    Sigmund Waiting in Uber.

    High? Maybe so.

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    [​IMG] ....must welcome the Troll!.....and seriously?....if King were to warn about the "bad things" in his stories-no point in reading the damn things....Holy Crap!.....
  13. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Well-Known Member

    Horror is about crossing boundaries and making he or she experiencing the art uncomfortable.

    If you don't like child abuse/death in fiction, maybe try Cujo?

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....yeah, cuz no children or animals are hurt in THAT one.....:applause:
  15. twiggymarie

    twiggymarie Daughter of One

    Right?!? I'm actually having a harder time thinking of a book that doesn't have a kid hurt in it that he's written....:oh: Maybe Lisey's Story? I'm sure there's others but you know what I mean. :baffle:

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....not that one either......:pick_nose:
  17. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    No kids hurt or tortured in 'Salems lot. Oh wait.. That Glick/Petrie thing. The Shining! Just one, so that might count.

    Rose Madder! Oh, right - that. Nevermind.
  18. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    Then we better scrap Little Red Riding Hood, too. How about the Brother's Grimm?
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  19. prufrock21

    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    When you start putting warning labels on literature, the reasons for doing it will never stop. Today it's children, tomorrow grandmothers, and the next time, invalids. What next, confiscate the offending books, make a pile, douse with gasoline and strike a match?

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...only as long as it's 451 degrees...

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