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by peeker643 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:40 pm
by swerb » Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:46 pm
by motherscratcher » Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:06 pm
by GodHatesClevelandSport » Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:17 pm
by peeker643 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:30 pm
GodHatesClevelandSport wrote:I read it. Solid book. Took me like 10 days. If you're reading it explicitly for JFK stuff, you'll be disappointed. Doesn't really get deep into that til halfway through.What I enjoyed most, and so did plenty of others who have liked it, are the characters and the way life in the early 1960s is depicted. It's a bit nostalgic, but not all sweetness and happiness. I wasn't a big fan of the ending. I might be in the minority on this one based on the reviews I've read. I think it kind of peters out, even though the book's like 800 pages long.Overall, I wouldn't call it a typical Stephen King book. A bit of a departure. And it's well researched. He really did put his time into looking into the JFK assassination, and presents his own theory eventually.I give it a thumbs up.
by OldDawg » Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:01 pm
swerb wrote:Endings to King books have been pissing me off as of late.
by jerryroche » Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:17 pm
swerb wrote:Endings to King books have been pissing me off as of late. I'm taking a break from him
by OldDawg » Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:32 am
jerryroche wrote:swerb wrote:Endings to King books have been pissing me off as of late. I'm taking a break from himAlthough "The Stand" is one of the all-time greats, I've soured on King, too, for two reasons:1) He needs an editor. I don't want to know what the characters in the main character's dreams are thinking. It's like King sits in front of the keyboard and just starts vomiting up words, and his publisher is afraid to cut into his 800- to 1,000-page abortions.2) He often writes himself into a corner and can't extricate himself (or his main characters) from the perils he's spent the whole book building up to. Even "The Stand" needs a "deus ex machina" ending, which is at least a partial cop-out and the only really weak aspect of the story.
by Hikohadon » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:54 pm
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