The most heart-rending book he has ever written?

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Jan 27, 2016
Hearts in Atlantis.

I held this one off for a couple of years, not expecting it to be my cup of tea, nevermind rending my heart. I just wanted a happy ending for those two kids, now grown up, but King--correctly--refused to give me that saccharine and false conclusion. Instead he served me a cold dish of truth and realism.

And he warned me throughout the book that it was coming, but I still didn't see it. They discuss the unhappy ending of Lord of the Flies at length, and Ted mostly shrugs, stating flatly: "It's an ending."
I completely agree. Loved the movie as well. Anthony Hopkins was incredible


Just moseyin' through...
Oct 9, 2013
Well, I'm on Cujo now. You all were right. It's really working on me. I had the ending spoiled for me, and knowing what's going to happen (I'm about three quarters of the way done) I'm not sure how I'm gonna handle it. Today I read the part where
Tad is playing with the ducks
and found myself a big weepy mess.
It's official. I can't even think/read about Cujo without getting teary.
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