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

  1. VultureLvr45

    VultureLvr45 Well-Known Member

    Genius doesn't begin to describe it...
  2. guido tkp

    guido tkp Well-Known Member

    "seriously ??"

    YES !!

    proof ??

    "the man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed"

    ...yeah...i took the test...i got a rock...wait, wrong memory...i got a 90%
  3. mustangclaire

    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

    I'm so ruddy forgetful i'm too ashamed to take the test. :wink2:
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  4. nate_watkins

    nate_watkins Eternal Member

    I got 100%, but I had to guess on a couple. Since I hadn't read all the books, I had to narrow down the choices. I'm glad it was multiple choice...
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  5. Chazel1972

    Chazel1972 Well-Known Member

    100% Whoo Hoooo!
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  6. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

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  7. Shoe

    Shoe Ka 'n' stuff

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  8. VultureLvr45

    VultureLvr45 Well-Known Member

    70% but I haven't read all of the books listed.
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  9. scheuerle

    scheuerle Member

    I noticed that someone on this quiz page got 10 out of 10 in 7 seconds. How is that possible?
    I got all 10 but it took me a couple of minutes.
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  10. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    I got 70 percent
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  11. Waylander

    Waylander Well-Known Member

    Took the quiz, 100% correct. :D
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  12. Timothy A

    Timothy A Member

    This is another work of Mr. King's that I purchased upon release and haven't read for some reason or another. I guess I started to try to read more "serious fiction" such as Jonathan Franzen at that time. Not trying to make an author comparison, but I guess I felt Mr. King's works were like a new CD by a band that I loved that had put out 10 prior releases (not comparable at all to his output) and the new stuff didn't resonate with me as it had before. That ended after reading 11/22/63.
    I just started Buick 8 and I think it is pretty good and I am starting to feel that connection with Mr. King again, as I did with finally reading Duma Key.
    Hope that wasn't confusing!
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  13. Neesy

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

    I hope you like From a Buick 8 Timothy A! - I enjoyed it a lot but I also have a 'thing' about cops - I like them a lot :blush: :nerd: :smile-new:
  14. Damocles

    Damocles Member

    After many attempts I cant find the Sk groove in From a Buick 8! I was relatively young when it first published. Now I am old and I will try to get it once more. I remember wondering if Sk actually wrote From a Buick 8. Yes I found it that difficult to get to grips with and we all know that Sk works get read so quickly. Not having read the entire work I am in no position to pronounce judgement.
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  15. Christine62

    Christine62 Well-Known Member

    The glory of from a Buick 8 (see my essay in the book section) is in its subtlety. I think the whole thing is a metaphor for "**** happens"--there are no easy answers. There is no horrible monster to conquer. There is just weird ass life that people have to grapple with and an old Buick too. I think it is genius how it ends, personally---if you try to read it like a straight horror story---it will fall flat but if you read it as a metaphor about life, it blooms with possibility!
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  16. Aija

    Aija Member

    YES! THiS!
  17. BrokenolMarine

    BrokenolMarine Well-Known Member

    I got 100% on the test, and I have to admit, some of that score is flat out luck. I know it's blasphemy, but I have yet to read the Gunslinger series. I have read the Talisman and The Black House... which touch on the series, and I have a couple of the books on my King shelves in my home library, just haven't started the series yet.
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