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Discussion in 'From a Buick 8' started by Christine62, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Christine62

    Christine62 Well-Known Member

    I had a choice between The Stand audio book or From A Buick 8. I chose the latter and sat in my car in the library parking lot wondering if I made the wrong choice. I almost went back into the library to get The Stand. "No, let me give this a couple of minutes and if it doesn't grab me, I'll run in the library and get The Stand." I said to myself. So I popped Buick 8 cd in and began to listen.

    I stared at the CD player in disbelief and awe: it was perfect. The first lines were perfect:

    Curt Wilcox's boy came around the barracks a lot the year after his father died, I mean a lot, but nobody ever told him get out the way or asked him what in hail he was doing there again.

    Seriously? How can he make me care from the first sentence? And keep on caring with all succeeding sentences? Amazing. So simple but emotionally charged. I hope someday I can write enough and read enough to write sentences like this.
    Aija, blunthead, Chazel1972 and 13 others like this.
  2. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

  3. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    Cool - I got 80%, but I have a bad memory, and my eye's hurting.
    Oh - did you notice they misspelled Christine? - that, I got.
  4. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    He's amazing like that, isn't he?
  5. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Original Kiwi© SKMB® Moderator

  6. Shasta

    Shasta On his shell he holds the earth.

    Fun! I got a 90. The one I didn't know I felt dumb when I saw it. But I had a feeling I got it wrong. Fun fun fun.
  7. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

  8. Neesy

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

    I think I got the one about raining stones wrong - do you know the name of the book? I see that in order to see the correct answers, they want you to log into Facebook :grumpy:
  9. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...I so smart...I got me a hunnert....and Buick has been an acquired taste for many...but I liked it...
  11. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    First line sentences in SK books, hook you immediately and you enter his magical worlds.
    90% here
  12. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

  13. Neesy

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

    Crap - I picked
    "Dolores Claiborne"
    I think - only one I got wrong :down: (I read
    in the 70s - guess I don't have that great of a memory!)
  14. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    HAHA! A good first line is so important in drawing the reader into the story.
  15. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    I almost missed one, but the very next question was one I recognized once I saw it, and I had just answer that book on the previous question.
  16. Out of Order

    Out of Order Need More Time

    90% for me. I'm not sure which one I missed.......:oops:
  17. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    80%. Slightly annoyed with myself. I took a quiz on The Stand on goodreads a while back and got 100%. I didn't really get From a Buick until the second read, but now I love it.
  18. SharonC

    SharonC Eternal Members

  19. SharonC

    SharonC Eternal Members

    By the way. does anyone recognize the first one? It's not clicking with me.
  20. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Original Kiwi© SKMB® Moderator

    I FINALLY got my hundred!

    :blush: Only took me about *mumble* turns...

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