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Struggled with this one

Discussion in 'From a Buick 8' started by lowman, Jun 18, 2015.

  1. Neesy

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

    Yeah Blunt - he said you were YOUNG!
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  2. Chazel1972

    Chazel1972 Well-Known Member

    I listened to this one as an audio book and really enjoyed it.
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  3. Randolph Carter

    Randolph Carter Active Member

    I can see why that was your experience, as it was kind of a different book. It felt like it was all a build-up to the big scare or reveal of the big horror, and it never really happened. That's kind of what sucked me in (and also that it was set in my home state). It felt kind of Lovecraftian, in that it's impossible to really understand what's going on.

    I also read this review from The nation before I read the novel- You Can’t Always Get What You Want: On Stephen King | The Nation . It interprets it using left-of-center political views, but even if you disagree with the author's politics I think his perspective on the book and why it's important are useful.

    That being said, of course, as some of the others have noted, some books may not work for everyone. I still am trying to get through The Dark Half...
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  4. Andryia

    Andryia Well-Known Member

    I too am having a hard time getting into this book, I just read a super crazy interesting VC Andrews book so I'm hoping it's just going from that to the slow beginning of Buick 8, really hope it picks up for me I've heard lots of great things about it
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  5. Tooly

    Tooly Well-Known Member

    I didn't so much struggle with this one, as slog my way through it. It was overall enjoyable, but in a way more akin to squeezing a boil. That blessed relief once it's over.
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  6. Neesy

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

    Really? I must be a fanatic, as I recall enjoying it (maybe I am a masochist or something) - to each his own. 11/22/63 is still one of my favourites, but I also enjoy a bit of science fiction and fantasy which if I recall was a big element in From a Buick 8.

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