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

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


    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...yeah well, you'll remember your happy to be welcomed by an idiot...soooooo.....:D
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  2. TessWest

    TessWest Member

    Noted, and still happy about it. Your brand of humor puts me in mind of a buddy I met online about 9 years ago...we were mods and then lower admin on a paranormal forum and were pretty much co-idiots. Still fast friends living on opposite ends of the country.

    Just enough humor to be witty without being snarky. I respond to humor.
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....thank you for that...I yam what I yam....potato....
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  4. César Hernández-Meraz

    César Hernández-Meraz Wants to be Nick, ends up as Larry

    I also like it quite a bit. It is the only book I have that has been damaged by me. A page got almost ripped in half by a hand/gravity collaboration during one of my read-throughs...

    I decided immediately that, someday, I would buy a replacement just because of that page. (Of course, it will wait until I have less "new" SK books to buy.)
  5. Deep Thought

    Deep Thought Member

    I'd just seen a movie that Harvey Firestein was in as I was reading this so I pictured him as Wireman. Dependable guy with a big heart and wry sense of humor. Not sure Harvey is what anyone has in mind for him but it's funny how things like that pop into your head.
  6. grin willard

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

    The only good thing about the film adaption of Straub's Ghost Story was Astaire as Ricky. I'd pictured him as Ricky Hawthorn when I read I read the book -- as I'm sure countless others did. Well, and the young (then) actress was also quite good. And she was interesting looking. Odd name (Alice Kruge?), I don't feel like looking her up. :) Very, very disappointing film.
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....hi there!.....

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....Alice Krige....
    ...and still lovely today....
  9. Sunlight Gardener

    Sunlight Gardener Well-Known Member

    Know what? .....You are exactly right. See I have read this like 5 times and I keep falling into the same trap of thinking that Wireman was Spanish himself. His wife was Spanish and now that I think about it, the book makes it pretty clear that he is an Americano who adopted her way of speaking and tendencies during the course of their marriage. I keep forgetting that. Silly me.
  10. grin willard

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

    Yeah, I never got that. As the book progressed and Wireman appeared, I just thought he was sort of a good time Charlie who threw a little Spanish around to seem interesting.

    Que pasa!

    Some guys late in life decide to be a character. Y'know, wear a funny hat, drive a muscle car, tell stale jokes to waitresses. But I think you may have deduced King's intent SG. It was probably due to Wireman's wife. I'm currently re-reading Duma. I think for the 4th or 5th time, I'm not certain. What a nearly flawless book. I cannot praise it enough. I think it's his finest work to date.
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  11. grin willard

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

    I just wanna be loved! Is that so wrooooong?!

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  12. Deep Thought

    Deep Thought Member

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  13. TessWest

    TessWest Member

    I won't go into the spoilers, but the pidgen Spanish phrases and twisted Shakespearean quips: "I am a dandy in aspic" came around with the event that spawned his something extra and tied him to Elizabeth and Edgar. Read it too many times to count. :). I see Wireman as my husband's old guitar player who has now passed so he's even more special now.
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  14. Deep Thought

    Deep Thought Member

    I ordered this book through abe.com and can't wait to read it again.
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