"The Body" -- great summer reading

  • New to the board or trying to figure out how something works here? Check out the User Guide.
  • The message board is open 8:30am ET Tuesdays to 4pm ET Thursdays. Posts cannot be made outside of board hours.

    As always, the Board will be open to read and those who have those privileges can still send private messages and post to Profiles.

Rrty

Well-Known Member
Jun 4, 2007
1,360
4,399
Anyone reading The Body for the summer? That one, as well as Children of the Corn and Graveyard Shift, are fun for the warmer months because in all cases (I'm pretty sure I am remembering Shift correctly) high temperatures are mentioned. Strange because no other warm-temperature King-settings immediately come to mind, but there have to be some. (It was mostly set in summer, correct?)
 

Out of Order

My Little Chickadee
Feb 9, 2011
28,289
156,291
New Hampster
Anyone reading The Body for the summer? That one, as well as Children of the Corn and Graveyard Shift, are fun for the warmer months because in all cases (I'm pretty sure I am remembering Shift correctly) high temperatures are mentioned. Strange because no other warm-temperature King-settings immediately come to mind, but there have to be some. (It was mostly set in summer, correct?)
It was pretty warm on Beachworld.
 
  • Like
Reactions: doowopgirl and Rrty

Rrty

Well-Known Member
Jun 4, 2007
1,360
4,399
Karloff, you are absolutely correct. In many ways, The Body is a defining story for King.

Beachworld, great suggestion. In fact, I keep meaning to get another copy of Skeleton Crew. Don't have one right now.

Duma Key, yes. That was an enjoyable book. Had a lot of scenes on the beach with Wireman (unless there weren't as many as I am thinking there were).
 

doowopgirl

very avid fan
Aug 7, 2009
6,933
24,998
61
dublin ireland
The Body is indeed a great summer read. Or any time of year. I'm reading The Stand at the moment. I haven't read it in a long, long time so decided it was time. Another great summer read as it all goes down at the start of the summer.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Haunted and Rrty

Rrty

Well-Known Member
Jun 4, 2007
1,360
4,399
The Stand is absolutely a fine summer read. Very apocalyptic, certainly, maybe not as light as some other works (it's quite grim in some places), but it can definitely work in the sunny months.
 

Pucker

We all have it coming, kid
May 9, 2010
2,906
6,239
58
When I was a teenager I memorized the introduction -- that part about how the lovebites never close -- to impress girls with how "deep" I was.

Thanx, Steve!
 
  • Like
Reactions: Kurben
If It Bleeds - New Collection Coming 5/5/20 The Institute - Available Now Flight or Fright - Now Available in Trade Paperback!