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Regulators & Desperation, which one 1st?

Discussion in 'General Discussion & Questions' started by The Nameless, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. fonzberry

    fonzberry Well-Known Member

    Desperation and it is by far the better of the two IMO.
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  2. Neesy

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

    I have not read the Regulators yet but I just got Desperation out of the local library on an audio book, read by Kathy Bates. So far, not too bad! (This is my first audio book).
  3. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    I'm reading Desperation right now and I watched Misery last night with Kathy Bates. How weird is that?

    Edit - I mean - Kathy Bates wasn't at my house - not like that, but that she's in Misery. I think I'm tired or too much wine. You understand, right?
  4. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Original Kiwi© SKMB® Moderator

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  5. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

  6. Neesy

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

    If you go get some sleep and lay off the wine - you will be fine! HollyGolightly - hey you know I am just yankin' yer chain, right? :laugh: o_O
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  7. MaxShalamar

    MaxShalamar Member

    I read the Regulators right after Desperation and TBH I wish I'd waited a while - as mentioned before the characters are changed around a bit and I found it a little confusing for the first half of the book
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  8. Mr.Ace

    Mr.Ace Well-Known Member

    Defenitely Desperation, it's much ... deeper than The Regulators, imo. May be this is because I read Desperation first. Sometimes I'm rereading Desparation, but The Regulators I read just once.
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  9. Bryan James

    Bryan James Well-Known Member

    Both. At the same time. You have two eyes?
  10. Kurben

    Kurben The Fool on the Hill

    I actually think it matters which you read first. At least i liked the one i read first best and then, when i switched, was used to the characters there and when they popped up in totally different roles here i was confused and didn't get into the story at the beginning. I thought this ploy created unnecessary confusion since it wasn't explained at the time what the point was.
  11. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    Desperation first, then Regulators. Regulators references Desperation but I don't believe the reverse is true. SKMB Constant Readers will correct me if I am wrong.
  12. Brandon Card

    Brandon Card Member

    Desperation didn't come first. Both novels were published on the same exact day.
  13. Brandon Card

    Brandon Card Member

    Like most people have already said, it does not matter in which order you read them. Both go hand in hand and both were released on the same day.

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....he's not implying that one was released before the other, but simply offering his suggestions as to which one to read first....
  15. Neil W

    Neil W Well-Known Member

    I enjoyed Regulators more, so I'd read that one second.
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  16. Brandon Card

    Brandon Card Member

    The post I meant to reply Neil W)to said:

    "He wrote Desperation first. I enjoyed them both. I read Desperation first but preferred The Regulators"

    And my reply was he wrote both at the same time.
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN


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