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Walter Oobleck

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No, to be honest I had never even heard of it until now! I never got into the audiobooks, therefore I haven't read anything from King or anyone else that has been released only as an audio book. I guess I need to get into those audiobooks since there seems to be a ton I have missed out on. I may start 11/22/63 next, the story itself sounds great, I just need to keep an open mind while reading it and enjoy the story.
UR is available as an e-book...or a kindle book...whatever the term is. Plus...I don't believe you need an actual kindle to read it. Reason I ask is because like so much from King, there are echoes in UR or pre-echoes if you'd read it...and then 11/22/63. And yeah, put aside whatever preconceived or learned or assumed knowledge about the assassination...it's a story nothing more nothing less. There's some others...Ken...Something...Replay...another by a Shapiro not as good forget the title...plus that one from Delillo...Libra? And that one from...I forget this other's name, too...but he title is something like American Tabloid. If you're interested I can look at my have-read list, but this last American Tabloid...I think it is a 1/3 of 3 published...or maybe the final is not yet published. I guess they call that a trilogy. Sounds Greek, hey? Trilogy. Sounds like something about Homer. But that one takes the assassination story and tweeks the...or one of many of the theories abounding.
 

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No, to be honest I had never even heard of it until now! I never got into the audiobooks, therefore I haven't read anything from King or anyone else that has been released only as an audio book. I guess I need to get into those audiobooks since there seems to be a ton I have missed out on. I may start 11/22/63 next, the story itself sounds great, I just need to keep an open mind while reading it and enjoy the story.
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Tim Case

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I've just got to the title date in the book. Which means that I'm near the end. I read the first-what, 800 pages very quick. Now that I'm nearing the end, I slow to a snails pace. I love the book so much (as I do all SK books-I could never be a critic) that I don't want it to end. Do any other 'constant readers' have this affliction?? Devour almost all of the book and then, fasting...till I can't stand the wait and I have to finish the book.
 
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blunthead

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Welcome to the SKMB! I can't read the posts in this thread due to my not having read 11/22/63 yet, but I wanted to say hi.
 
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EMTP513

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I don't "look for" mistakes either. I just can't help noticing them like a gust of wind in my face when it's about my own profession. I do the work every day and when something comes up even slightly wrong it still hits me like a tidal wave of cold water to my senses.
Besides that, most people don't know that there's a whole school of people trying to win the Darwin Award by reading something in a book and then trying to tell us that's what's wrong with them or doing things to themselves that bring forth unexpected results.
Or in the case of the guy who read Rose Madder, he did exactly what the crazy guy in the story did, then arranged the scene exactly as it said in the book and waited there to fool all us EMT's, who instantly knew that according to MOI (the method of injury) along with the evidence, his story was full of noodles.
In that case wrong information found out his sins for him but that's neither here nor there. I'm just hypersensitized to what most emergencies will look like after seeing them for over 15 years.
 
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EMTP513

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That's why I like Dr. Robin Cook's stories so much. He always teaches ME something in his books.
 
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prufrock21

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Well, it's my first visit here since the makeover. All old posts removed?
Anyway, I remember there were a several posts on the old board about mistakes in the book and some somewhat heated arguments about it.
I guess you can't even write a fictional book about the JFK Assassination without some controversy!!!
Sadly, writing about the Kennedy assassination is practically a cottage industry. You can give it your own spin and no doubt will find many advocates and followers. I particularly find intriguing the scenario developed in Charles McCarry's The Tears of Autumn. Well worth a read, even if you don't agree with his reasoning.
 
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booklover72

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if time travel exists, you do not know where you end up, so why did the door leading to 1955 (i think) start in that year, why not 48, 58. I think in this story there was a time shift when meant finding a outlet to another year(parallel world.) I have ideas on parallel worlds and multiverses. I think time in all its ages in running in parallel to present year. BUT IF time travel is possible, you Cannot meet yourelf it is impossible according to the law of physics. So, in one of the Harry potter films where they go back in Time to see thems, according to the law of Theromdynamics or physics, this is impossible.
 
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The Nameless

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if time travel exists, you do not know where you end up, so why did the door leading to 1955 (i think) start in that year, why not 48, 58. I think in this story there was a time shift when meant finding a outlet to another year(parallel world.) I have ideas on parallel worlds and multiverses. I think time in all its ages in running in parallel to present year. BUT IF time travel is possible, you Cannot meet yourelf it is impossible according to the law of physics. So, in one of the Harry potter films where they go back in Time to see thems, according to the law of Theromdynamics or physics, this is impossible.
Multiverse is a fascinating theory, and family guy opened it up to many who would probably think science is boring. I don't know what I believe in, but theoretic physics opens up a multitude of crazy possibilities, that I could ramble on for days about it.

blunthead - read it already, your missing out mate.
 
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scar1ett

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Can I be honest here? It kind of annoys me when people point out "mistakes" in King's stories. My first thought is "Really? You just read this fantastic story and all you came away with is "first the license plate was from Maine, then later it was from Florida"? Your loss, dude.
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Thank you, thank you, thank you. :) Stephen King is brilliant and those who think they know better annoy the HELL outta me!
 
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Drummerboy

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I just finished 11/22/63 about twenty minutes ago, and I thought it was very good. I initially bought it cause..it's Stephen King, and because the premise was very interesting and intriguing. I was hesitant after reading the synopsis and how Jake goes back, and falls in love...sounded very, very cliche to me and actually made me hesitant to read it. Once I started though, I got pretty enveloped in it and cast my 'romance-cliches' aside. I have to admit, as much as I dislike cliches..I do like happy endings and did want Jake to stay 'back-in-time' and be with Sadie. I give it two-thumbs-up!
Take care everyone
 

Neesy

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Thank you, thank you, thank you. :) Stephen King is brilliant and those who think they know better annoy the HELL outta me!
They are called "nitpickers" and I wish they would stop pointing out the tiny details that are bugging them (at least on this board, anyway). (Especially when it is a Newbie and they make it their first post! (what a negative way to start).
 

ReallyRosie

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I don't "look for" mistakes either. I just can't help noticing them like a gust of wind in my face when it's about my own profession. I do the work every day and when something comes up even slightly wrong it still hits me like a tidal wave of cold water to my senses.
Besides that, most people don't know that there's a whole school of people trying to win the Darwin Award by reading something in a book and then trying to tell us that's what's wrong with them or doing things to themselves that bring forth unexpected results.
Or in the case of the guy who read Rose Madder, he did exactly what the crazy guy in the story did, then arranged the scene exactly as it said in the book and waited there to fool all us EMT's, who instantly knew that according to MOI (the method of injury) along with the evidence, his story was full of noodles.
In that case wrong information found out his sins for him but that's neither here nor there. I'm just hypersensitized to what most emergencies will look like after seeing them for over 15 years.
I am extremely intrigued! May I have a little more details in this story of the Rose Madder copycat?
 
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EMTP513

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I am extremely intrigued! May I have a little more details in this story of the Rose Madder copycat?
He beat his pregnant girlfriend with a broomstick and said she fell downstairs.
In the method of injury for falling downs stairs, you have wounds on random parts of your body, they're not all located in one area which, in this case, was the lower abdominal quadrant.
 
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Alternate Reality

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I think one of the things that I love most about 11/22/63 is the fact that I truly felt like I was in that world the entire time. When it takes your mind from present day and you feel so deeply involved it feels special and this book did that for me.
 

Neesy

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I think one of the things that I love most about 11/22/63 is the fact that I truly felt like I was in that world the entire time. When it takes your mind from present day and you feel so deeply involved it feels special and this book did that for me.
I am surprised that someone so (relatively) young would say this about this book - I thought it might be the older bunch (like people who were alive in the 60s) who would feel that sort of kinship with this book. - I am really glad you were so happy and got totally engrossed in this book - it is one of my favourites. Now I just need to go buy a copy! (I got mine from the library).
 

Alternate Reality

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That's not the first time I have heard something like that. My ex-girlfriend (who I dated for abour 4 years) and her mom always used to say I had an "old soul." The more I think about them saying that the more I agree with it. A good example of that is the fact that I am currently listening to Nat King Cole's Unforgettable album. I would say that is a lot different than most 25 year olds haha. Also, I have a CD of hits from the 1940's and 1950's in my car too (inspired by Glenn Miller - In the Mood from the book) as well!

I am so glad I read this book. I am not sure why I decided at the library that day to check it out but I will forever be thankful. I'm glad I found this website too to talk to people about the book, it's great to see others comments and thoughts on it.
 
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