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On my 4th time reading Duma, and I just realized...

Discussion in 'Duma Key' started by mrblonde, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. The Nameless

    The Nameless M-O-O-N - That spells Nameless

    I finished duma key a few weeks ago for the 1st time and have to confess that I too thought Elizabeth was black until I read "...had she been a little black girl".

    To add to the strange and varied imaginings of wireman, I pictured him as an old time gunslinger with a droopy moustache, don't know if he is ever described as having one. I saw a chunkier version of landon ricketts from red dead redemption.

    This picture shows wireman with Roland deschain (I can only picture John marston when reading about Roland).

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    Maybe I need to stop thinking about red dead redemption.
     
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  2. grin willard

    grin willard Grin. Boasting a profile u could cut cheese with.

    That's funny, I sort of got that in my head too. That Libit was a light skinned black child that her family passed for white. I wonder why? I assumed it was just me. That's very odd. Can someone shed some light? Really a brilliant novel though. To me it proved Stephen King was still at his full powers even after his terrible accident. Full & then some.
     
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  3. grin willard

    grin willard Grin. Boasting a profile u could cut cheese with.

    Jeff Bridges, or heck, even Beau Bridges would be phenomenal for Wireman! For Edgar, I see someone more like Richard Jenkins. Fine actor, and a guy who looks like he could've been working in construction for 40 years. He could kill in that part.

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  4. Tooly

    Tooly Well-Known Member

    For me, Victor French for Wireman.
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  5. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....if he weren't 28 years dead, I would 100% agree.....
     
  6. Tooly

    Tooly Well-Known Member

    That's true. He's just who I pictured when I read it for some reason.
     
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  7. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    I pictured Wireman as a George Carlin type.

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  8. grin willard

    grin willard Grin. Boasting a profile u could cut cheese with.

    Y'know I usually take the descriptions of people in novels fairly literally. I guess some people go with the personality characteristics first, then factor in the physical attributes, but I do it the other way 'round. If I'm recalling correctly, Wireman was middle-aged, a bit overweight, with an unruly mop of hair. If was going to choose a "life-force challenged" person like Carlin, I'd say John Ritter. He'd have been great. And since he starred in "IT", that would made it even cooler.

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  9. Tery

    Tery Dreaming in Middletown Moderator

    I have no idea why but this is who I pictured as Wireman:

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    My mind is a strange place...
     
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  10. grin willard

    grin willard Grin. Boasting a profile u could cut cheese with.

    Man! Interesting choice. Your mind is a strange place! But I somehow don't see Wireman. Good actor though. I was watching him in 'Better Call Saul' last year. Edgar certainly could've used him -- he'd have taken out all the wraiths single handed with nothing but a silver teaspoon!
     
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  11. Tery

    Tery Dreaming in Middletown Moderator

    Undoubtedly! I always remember this actor as the bad guy's capo in Beverly Hills Cop. He's always been a badass.
     
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  12. grin willard

    grin willard Grin. Boasting a profile u could cut cheese with.

    I think to find a Wireman, ultimately .......

    "Do you think you can reload fast enough to shoot all three of us?"

    "No, Emery, "I'll settle for you."


    You need an actor who can convincingly deliver that last line! We have some pretty good candidates here. And moderators, seriously! If I can't post those few tiny words, delete the entire post! Don't leave "spoiler" with just a few punctuations around. For one, it's not a spoiler! For two ... it's not a spoiler!
     
  13. TessWest

    TessWest Member

    My mother-in-law gave my husband a copy of Duma Key some time ago (she passed in 2010) and it sat in different bookshelves in three homes before I picked it up in 2013.

    I devoured it! Our copy has slight water damage, parts have broken away from the binding and I keep reading it. It now lives on my dresser. I travel with it on Kindle. I can't count how many times I reread. At least a dozen. It's easily in my top 5 list...but my favorite SK is whatever I have in my hand right now.
     
  14. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Original Kiwi© SKMB® Moderator

    Welcome TessWest, nice to have you here. :smile:
     
  15. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

  16. I pictured Wireman as Fred Astaire :)

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  17. TessWest

    TessWest Member

    I may be late to the party, but I got here! =D. Thanks for the welcome!
     
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  18. TessWest

    TessWest Member

    And, to the other part of the OP's comment, I only ever saw the Eastlakes as a wealthy white family. Just the impression I got.
     
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  19. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

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  20. TessWest

    TessWest Member

    Wow! I made friends with the local idiot on my second day? I'm gonna like it here!!!!
     

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