"The Body" -- great summer reading

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Rrty

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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?)
 

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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.
 
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Rrty

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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).
 

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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.
 
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Rrty

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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.
 

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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!
 
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