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ReallyRosie

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Mar 26, 2014
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#81
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).
I'm totally the same way, I get nostalgic about big band music, crooners from the 50's and 60's. It's music for the soul, and I don't think it has anything to do with age.
 

ReallyRosie

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Mar 26, 2014
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#82
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.
Wow, I'm not sure what I thought when I requested what I did, but I am truly naive enough that it wasn't this. I'm sorry that this is a part of human nature you have to witness. Or for that poor woman to experience.
 
Jun 20, 2014
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#83
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.
:no_pig:

Well, I personally felt let down by the story. I was salivating thinking (incorrectly of course), this would be a story of what happened when Kennedy had survived. The disappointment was my fault.

Loved the warm fuzzies I got from the story, though. Classic King.

FYI: He was wordy too.
 
Dec 27, 2010
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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.
:no_pig:
I can understand people being bothered by mistakes, because SK's stories are so well-written and draw the reader into the story to the point that they immerse themselves in the story and start living it. When a mistake or plot hole comes up, it interferes with the ability to immerse oneself in the "reality" of the story, and it becomes a distraction. At least that's the way it is from my perspective.
 
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opundo

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Sep 25, 2011
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Derry, Maine
#86
This is my 2nd favourite book, and I love it to bits, but I never found out why one minute his present day car is a toyota and the next it is a subaru. Did anyone else even notice that? Was it explained and I just missed it? Does it even occur in anyone elses book?

It made no odds to me, it was still fantastic either way.
The future he was in was not necessarily the same one that he was in originally. The watchers at the factory portal couldn't keep track of all the differences and they went crazy.
 

opundo

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Sep 25, 2011
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Derry, Maine
#87
I don't think I've ever looked for mistakes and to be honest I can't remember ever finding any,it doesn't really concern to me as long as the overall story is good,that has always been the most important thing to me,if the characters can make me,laugh,cry,rage and the story pulls me in and won't let me out again....then really.....what else matters?
I've found a few and I drove myself crazy trying to figure them out.
 

Lockdain

I wrestled a bear once!
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#88
I was pretty frustrated with other cases of 'denied' happy-ends in SK novels (Duma Key, Bag of Bones come to my mind immediately), but here was finally a story where I thought, Great! He'll get a shot at putting things right with Sadie, and leave Kennedy be. Jake actually has the chance to change the past unique to all of SK's main characters. But then that plot-twisting Green Card Man comes along and messes up that chance. Why does Jake have to close the circle? I don't really see the logic here, nor how his final return to 2011 would close the rabbit-hole. It feels just like such an unncessesary plot device to deny Jake and Sadie a happy-ending. Granted, the way SK wrote up the ending it still makes for a good finale, but why can't he ever let his main character and their love interest give a rest? I wonder
Hi, HannesGM!
My point is that:

IMHO About 70% of readers would never came to any message board in case the final was positive. BTW, the novel is extremely catchy, especially for impressible persons like me, but... The main reason i came here - is unstoppable necessity for discussion about the final and it conclusions. I believe i'm not alone in that. It's like a story catches you from the first page, then it brings you through the whole plot: sometimes it moves fast as a jet missile - and you get amount of thrill and suspence, but then you feel yourself comfortable again, drowning in vivid life of 60's together with main characters. The last wave, softly knocking you down - is a bittersweet final. It gives you a chance to think. Happy ends usually leaves you happy, that is why you'll forget the story so soon unlike the final we're actually had.
 
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