Time for a re-read, I think.

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Tanith

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I can't recall how many years it's been since I read this one, but I was just ambling among my shelves and it caught my eye.

No particular reason, but I remember how very powerful the paranoia in the storyline was. It's been too long since I've enjoyed that...time to dive back in!
 

GNTLGNT

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I can't recall how many years it's been since I read this one, but I was just ambling among my shelves and it caught my eye.

No particular reason, but I remember how very powerful the paranoia in the storyline was. It's been too long since I've enjoyed that...time to dive back in!
...I re-read it for maybe the 4th time about a year ago, and was amazed at how well it held up after all these years, and how my opinions on characters-particularly Rainbird had changed...
 

Aloysius Nell

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My favorite of his earliest works, I think (The Stand excepted, of course!). I am at the point that I don't really feel the need to reread to get back to it, even though it's probably been a dozen years since I've read it. If I think on the story, it's there. I would love to try it on audio, though; it's always a slightly different experience that way, even when it's an old friend you're visiting. I only ever saw about 20 minutes of the movie but always meant to. It seemed like an OK adaption.
 

AchtungBaby

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I re-read this one a few weeks ago, and now I am reading Finders Keepers. His style really has changed a lot over the years, hasn't it? It is like reading two different authors.
Agree. IMO his writing was really paranoid and dark in the early days, now his writing seems a bit happier and lighter
 

Susan Hood Parker

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...I re-read it for maybe the 4th time about a year ago, and was amazed at how well it held up after all these years, and how my opinions on characters-particularly Rainbird had changed...
Maybe will re-read this next, remember how much I enjoyed it, the idea, powerful characters, that seem to remain with me after all these years.
 
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