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Question about this story

Discussion in 'A Face in the Crowd' started by Rrty, May 7, 2015.

  1. Rrty

    Rrty Well-Known Member

    This sounds like a very interesting concept, like King's early works. I have a question, though.

    I read about the book's genesis, and was curious how involved King was beyond coming up with the concept. The reason I ask is because King said, at a lecture I believe, something like he didn't know how the story ended, and then suggested someone else write it. I guess the co-author of the book happened to be in the audience at the time.

    So, are we to take this sort of literally? King came up with an idea, said jokingly that others could have a crack at it, and then O'Nan did the bulk of the work? Just curious like I said for the most part, but it would affect how I approach the story if I decided to read it.
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  2. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    Good story.
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...it has the King touch, you won't be dismayed by the reading, O'Nan was quite a good collaborator...
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  4. Gerald

    Gerald Well-Known Member

    I was hoping it would be in Bazaar. But maybe it's not because it was co-authored, the two with Joe don't appear either - but those came in small books here and this never did.
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  5. Sunlight Gardener

    Sunlight Gardener Well-Known Member

    I have this on Audio book. Quite an interesting little morality tale that says some pretty profound things about how we see ourselves vs. how those around us see us. I enjoyed it quite a lot.
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