Stephen King, you are a jerk.

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Arkay Lynchpin

Preserve wildlife; pickle a squirrel.
Dec 4, 2015
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#22
Okay, I guess. The "kill your darlings" refers to the need to trim away unneeded writing which at the time written seemed great.
Yes, I'm aware the quote was taken out of context (I've read On Writing more than thrice & Q's OTAOW a few times) hence the mention of "gallows humour," which appears to have fallen flat. :my_bad::surrender:
 

Sigmund

Waiting in Uber.
Jan 3, 2010
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In your mirror.
#24
I don't know if this will reach Mr. King, though he hardly deserves such a title.
It's been a very long time, perhaps since listening to my mom read me Old Yeller when I was eight years old, that I've cried, and hard, because of a book.
When Eddie Dean passed into the clearing at the end of the path, I was shocked into a torrent of tears that rivaled Niagra Falls. Then I thought: "well, at least the dying is over, and the rest of them can get on with saving The Tower." I should have known, though, Stephen King being the arrogant, cruel writer that he is, that the dying would go on. I figured, maybe Susannah would die, or perhaps, heaven forbid, Oi, but not Jake. Not poor, innocent, trusting, and loving Jake. Not the Jake, whom Stephen King already killed once. Not the Jake who finally called Roland dinh, who called him father. Not Jake, who absorbed the steel and fire of those around him and turned it into his own ferocious brand of steel and fire. Not Jake whose life was just begun.
But alas! King is a jerk. Thank you for ripping my heart to shreds twice in one sitting. Thank you for causing the mascara I was wearing to burn my eyeballs. Thank you for writing the best, worst story I've ever read. I hate you. And though I'm not finished reading the final installment, I realize now that probably all of them will die. Susannah will die, Oi will die (or run away), and Roland will die. The only ones who'll live, are Brian Smith, and Stephen King, and at this moment, neither seem fair.

Sincerely,
A very upset reader
Welcome to the Stephen King message board! Please keep posting.

Yeah, I can understand being upset. I was upset with the ending of Under the Dome, and Cujo but it happens.

Like some of the other members have posted/stated, less than wished-for-endings happen. But!! Wasn't it an awesome ride! The story, the characters...we get to know it and them. Wayyyyy cool.

Keep reading and posting.

Peace.
 

GNTLGNT

The idiot is IN
Jun 15, 2007
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#26
...the OP has every right and privilege to voice her state of pisstication.....I don't like it anymore than the rest of you when someone barges in here, pukes out some bile and then wheels on down the cyber-highway, but in this case-I see it coming from a place of love....being enthralled with the story and characters and then being gut punched at the "removal" if you will of several of our long time written friends...she's just putting into print what a lot of us probably initially thought when our travel to the roses reached that point....I'm not gonna be a hater, just gonna poke the badger a bit to let her know the tone was a bit off-putting....
 
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ghost19

"Have I run too far to get home?"
Sep 25, 2011
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Arkansas
#29
...the OP has every right and privilege to voice her state of pisstication.....I don't like it anymore than the rest of you when someone barges in here, pukes out some bile and then wheels on down the cyber-highway, but in this case-I see it coming from a place of love....being enthralled with the story and characters and then being gut punched at the "removal" if you will of several of our long time written friends...she's just putting into print what a lot of us probably initially thought when our travel to the roses reached that point....I'm not gonna be a hater, just gonna poke the badger a bit to let her know the tone was a bit off-putting....
I knew it...badger poker....:) Hope you are well sir.
 

staropeace

Richard Bachman's love child
Nov 28, 2006
15,147
48,369
Alberta,Canada
#39
I came here ten years ago after reading the last book in this series. I found friends here and decided not to show my anger. If I had been near Uncle Steve when I finished the Tower series, I might have torn his face off. It maddened me and I cried. It goes to show just how good a writer he is. I chose to accept the ending and kept on reading lol.
 
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