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One for the Road

Discussion in 'Night Shift' started by krwhiting, Jan 31, 2015.

  1. krwhiting

    krwhiting Well-Known Member

    "He stood up and grabbed Tookey's shirt.

    'Mister,' Tookey says, 'I think your hand just ran away from your brains, there.'"

    That's a little jewel of dialogue and setting that must have made King smile when he wrote it. Made me laugh to read it.

  2. krwhiting

    krwhiting Well-Known Member

    Excellent! A nice little look at Salem's Lot after the novel. Since he's written sequels to The Shining and The Talisman, what are the chances he would do that with Salem's Lot? I'd love that.

  3. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Well-Known Member

    I don't think a 'Salem's Lot sequel is very likely.... You'll see why after reading Dark Tower. Specifically
    Wolves of the Calla.
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....Down East regionalism or colloquialism....
  5. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    Have you read any Dark Tower?
  6. krwhiting

    krwhiting Well-Known Member

    I have not.

  7. Neesy

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

    It is very different from his other books (the very first one I found hard to get into but then it grew on me) - The Gunslinger

    It's a series of books (eight in total).
    I liked the "4.5 book" as well.

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  8. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    It took me years to finally read the series. I don't know why, I think that I was put off by fantasy and cowboy things. (Or so I thought) It's not like that.

    After joining this board and all the talk - I knew I had to read it. And now I kick myself for years of years of denying myself DT. The first one was difficult for me, I will be honest- But after that................. YEsss.

    I feel bad for the original CR's that had to wait years between books. :eek: I don't think I could have stood that!
  9. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    Did I type the word "years" enough? :smile:
  10. krwhiting

    krwhiting Well-Known Member

    I should clarify. I've read the first 2, but it was back in 89, 90. So I don't remember them well. I intend to read them all as a group. I actually liked the set-up. But then I got busy reading other things and never got back.

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  11. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    You might meet old friends in the rest of the series.
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  12. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    I'm the same. When I got into it I would have been mad with frustration waiting ages for the nextbook. Instead I could gobble them as soon as Amazon could them to me.
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  13. César Hernández-Meraz

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

    If not a sequel, I would simply want to know how much time Ben and Mark spent there after the novel ended. Or if they did not accomplish their goal completely.

    I will have to wait to see if that is addressed in The Dark Tower (I dared not click on those spoilers).

    I loved this short story (I read it this morning as I came to my work). I already knew there were two Lot-related stories in this book, and I even knew this was the name of one of them, but I had forgotten it (I always try to forget any spoilers to stories I have not read and then try to remember as much as I can from stories I have).

    It was a pleasant surprise to see the characters' reaction when they realized where the car had been left. And to learn more about how the surrounding towns have dealt with this infestation. (We only saw part of it in the novel, and from someone else's point of view, and from newspapers.)

    As a side note, with so many people saying how the first Dark Tower book is hard to get into, it was nice to see I liked it just fine when I read it. Since I really enjoy "quest" stories, I am used to the way those start (slow, perhaps, and with few characters) and then build up as they go (explore the world, get more characters into the questing party, reveal the characters' goals and motivations). Of course, things exploded even more in the following books, and those are the ones that completely hook you if you are not already convinced. :D
  14. Zone D Dad

    Zone D Dad Well-Known Member

    I just finished One for the Road because it's in my Kindle edition of 'Salem's Lot (finished a re-read). It's such a great story. Out of all SK's story collections, Night Shift still remains my favorite.

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