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The Man Who Loved Flowers

Discussion in 'Night Shift' started by taggs7475, May 20, 2015.

  1. taggs7475

    taggs7475 Well-Known Member

    This is one of my favorites SK short stories. I never hear or read much about it.

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...it's a good quick riff on the classic insanity tale...
  3. days be strange

    days be strange still playing

    It was a fun short story. I liked the way it began sweet and grew twisted. Romance isn't dead after all.
  4. Sunlight Gardener

    Sunlight Gardener Well-Known Member

    I liked it too. I also enjoy how sweet it starts off. As is goes you start to get that "uh oh" feeling because you know something is coming. Then the end.....:0:
  5. Pucker

    Pucker We all have it coming, kid

    For reasons I can't explain very well, this is one of my favorite short stories, too.

    There is not much in the way of explanation. We are simply given a situation we believe we recognize and dislocation does the rest, but it's the imagery that sticks with me.

    The fresh air. The fresh flowers. The transistor radio. The kids who are there . . . then gone.

    And her.

    There's always a "her," isn't there?

    Except when there isn't.

    ; )
  6. Tribsaint

    Tribsaint Member

    I love this story, I have read it many many times. As a kid/teen, I loved it for its bizarre twist, as an adult that still plays into it, But as an adult, I love trying to read into and find the author’s theme or extrapolate my own. What I wonder is if Mr. King meant this to be an analogy for the Vietnam War? I thank it fits very well. Am I the only one who sees it?

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