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Really liked this book

Discussion in 'The Eyes of the Dragon' started by WesleyGman, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. WesleyGman

    WesleyGman Well-Known Member

    Read it a few weeks ago. I knew it was supposed to be geared towards a younger person, but really nothing more than that. I look forward to the day my son asks me what he should read, and I will definitely point him in this book's direction. Almost had a Dark Tower feel to it, maybe it was just the name Roland being thrown around? But I loved this story, and like I stated, it kind of reminded me of Wind Through the Keyhole in some ways. Really clean by King standards, but still such a good story. What are some other opinions on this book? Would you recommend it to your child. My son will be 2 next week, so reading as a hobby is down the road.
  2. Neesy

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

    Oh definitely - Mr. King wrote it for his daughter Naomi when she was about 12 or so. I would recommend they keep this in a school library!

    How many people realize that Stephen King wrote such a perfect fairy tale? I read it in the last few years and to tell the truth I was actually enthralled. Okay - that does sound a bit flowery, but really - it was wonderful, in my opinion.

    Do you read to your son? I used to read books at night to my son as part of a getting ready for bed routine.
  3. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    The Eyes of the Dragon is a good example of sK's writing talent, his ability to write well in numerous genres.
  4. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    One of my top 5 favorites.
  5. WesleyGman

    WesleyGman Well-Known Member

    I have done some reading to him, and he loves it. He really loves TV though. But I read him Noah's Ark regularly as well as the Grinch - - he is crazy about the Grinch. I really want him to like reading though, so I am trying to get him involved in some stories.
  6. Angelo Bottigliero

    Angelo Bottigliero Well-Known Member

    I love Eyes of the Dragon :) It's good you are trying to interest your son in reading already, it makes a lot of schoolwork so much easier if you read good and like it. Plus it also expands your vocabulary and boosts imagination :) Our sons are almost the same age, mine turned 2 on jan 30th :)
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  7. WesleyGman

    WesleyGman Well-Known Member

    I also really like to let him watch PBS things because it is not trash. And he loves Elmo and all the gang on Sesamee Street. So I am trying to buy more things that are geared towards education. But he also loves to watch basketball with me, he will sometimes sit through an entire game.
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  8. Angelo Bottigliero

    Angelo Bottigliero Well-Known Member

    I have no idea what PBS is :p Mine watches Nick Jr with his older sister, things like Dora, Fireman Sam... He LOVES all types of emergency vehicles (Or 'Tuta' as he calls them because of the sirene :p).
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  9. WesleyGman

    WesleyGman Well-Known Member

    Dora is a great show IMO too. PBS is like Sesamee Street etc. It is intended to be educational, but most of Nick Jr and such also aims to be educational.
  10. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Per Wikipedia...

    The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is an American broadcast television network. The non-profit public broadcaster has 354 member television stations which hold collective ownership.[2] The network's headquarters is located in Arlington, Virginia.

    PBS is the most prominent provider of television programs to public television stations in the United States, distributing series such as Sesame Street, PBS NewsHour, Masterpiece, Frontline and Antiques Roadshow (U.S.). Since the mid-2000s, Roperpolls commissioned by PBS have consistently placed the service as America's most-trusted national institution.[3] However, PBS is not responsible for all programming carried on public TV stations; in fact, stations usually receive a large portion of their content (including most pledge drive specials) from third-party sources, such as American Public Television, NETA, WTTW National Productions and independent producers. This distinction is a frequent source of viewer confusion.[4]

    PBS also has a subsidiary called National Datacast (NDI), which offers datacasting services via member stations; this helps PBS and its member stations earn extra revenue.
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  11. mjs9153

    mjs9153 Guest

    So many good books you can read him to get him interested.. When I was a kid, loved "where the wild things are","stone soup","the 500 hats of Bartholomew cubbins" and so many more..of course,being that young he would likely enjoy a lot of the Dr Seuss books too..kids love the repetitive syntax for some reason,I sure did..
  12. Neesy

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


    I really enjoyed this book very much. I hope to be able to read it to a grandchild some day
  13. Narvic

    Narvic Well-Known Member

    Really fun story! Definitely be suggesting it to some friends. In fact I already sent my brother a copy.
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  14. Machine's Way

    Machine's Way “Go then, there are other worlds than these.”

    This will be the first SK book I let my children read. been looking forward to that a long time. This will always be in my top 5.
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  15. n1ceguypaul

    n1ceguypaul Active Member

    I've been reading SK since I was a teenager, BUT only just read this book. Why did it take me soooooooo long. This book is a wonderful read and as someone mentioned earlier in this post it was a wonderful fairytale. I love SK but also am a fan of a lot of the fantasy writers out the read a lot of Robin Hobb and J.V.Jones etc and this was just as fantastic as some of the best fantasy I've read. Really touched me and brought me back into the arms of the dark tower with Flagg and Thomas and Dennis. It was like opening a book and finding you were home once again. Instantly one of my favourite SK books and one i will probably be speaking about to friends and family for a long while yet.
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  16. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    I'm very curious what happened with Thomas and Dennis and what were the "strange adventures" King alludes to in the closing paragraphs. Did he avenge his father? Did they see Naomi and Ben again? What were Peter's remaining years in Delain like?
    This was one I put off reading as a kid because I wasn't drawn to fantasy. I finally read it and was rewarded in spades. I recently read it again. Consequently, my interest in fantasy has grown. I started Game of Thrones, Wizard's First Rule by Terry Goodkind, The Hobbit, and several others. I suppose I'd add The Talisman. Fantasy is a terrific platform for telling epic stories with a great emotional impact. I guess the structure for long fantastical storytelling is what made Harry Potter and The Dark Tower series so powerful and endearing to readers. All this blabbing to say I enjoyed this particular universe of Delain and its inhabitants. I'd buy the sequel, for sure.
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  17. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Thomas and Dennis wandered through one of the Tower books :) I think it was #5, but I'm not 100% sure. All of my bigger kids loved this one, and LilMan has already been handed his copy--lol. We'll likely start it next week.
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  18. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    I don't remember that. Wolves of the Calla and The Wastelands are my favorites. How did I miss this? Did they make a small appearance...sort of like
    Ben and Bev popping up in 11/22/63?
    Yeah, kids and adults alike, wonderful storytelling for the joy of spinning a spellbinding tale.
    Btw...is Nick referred to as LilMan? How old is he? That's great.
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  19. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Even shorter than that. I think it was a passing mention of them as 'Two boys who were very far from Garlan', or something like that, and I'm 99% sure it was in Wolves. Dang, Bev Vincent would know for sure.
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  20. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    Oh ok, that makes sense. I'm usually a careful reader but I can see how I'd overlook that detail if they weren't explicitly named.
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