- Jul 22, 2013
This book sucked me in faster than any other King book I can remember. If you haven't read it, I believe there are about 5-10 pages before all hell literally breaks loose. I was hooked immediately.
Good point both Sunlight and Neil. This one really does sink it's hooks into you early, but the hectic pace at the beginning had to slow down, and it probably didn't recover from the slowdown. I wasn't crazy about the ending, but I didn't think it was bad. Probably not SK's best, but a bad SK novel is still better than a good novel by othersThis book sucked me in faster than any other King book I can remember. If you haven't read it, I believe there are about 5-10 pages before all hell literally breaks loose. I was hooked immediately.
I didn't think I would like it, as there were some negative reviews so I was not expecting much, but it turned out to be great!It was a grossed out read, more so than many of his other books. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, as Mr. King is the, um, king of the gross out.
I heard some bad things about it (bad reviews) but gave it a try anyway. It was pretty good, in my opinion. I look forward to the movie, as one of my heart throb actors (John Cusack) is in it!This seemed like one of those written with the movie in mind books which are never great. Ironic since it is one of the few King books that hasn't been made into a movie - although I understand that is about to change. It was 9/11 meets Night of Living Dead. Ground that has been staked out by Romero and others. Interesting that King uses the term "walkers" in the book which is now used in the Walking Dead. Also makes several reference to "full dark" which became the title of one of his more recent books. I did like the ending.
Like the BorgRemember in Needful Things...the two warring factions concerning bingo? Or the people in Tommyknockers who all felt the pull? Save for that buck with the metal plate in his head?
And in Mist...remember how things developed in the super market...people assembled/listened to so-and-so. There's a line in the Bible...or not...but I recall one that says in the last days people will gather a large number of teachers to say what their itching ears long to hear. Surely that is a familiar sign...what say...every two years, four for sure. And in Cell...the same thing was happening...the same mind...hive-mind...hive-mentality. Does that help?
He's gorgeous isn't he nah prefer a certain red-headed austrialian actress.I heard some bad things about it (bad reviews) but gave it a try anyway. It was pretty good, in my opinion. I look forward to the movie, as one of my heart throb actors (John Cusack) is in it!
Hey @Waylander - it is good to see you got your old avatar back - great picture!I've started rereading this book today. I haven't read it since it was first released in hardback, I'd completely forgotten how this book hits the ground running and keeps the pressure on. A great opening and I'm really enjoying it a second time. Back to reading