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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 24, 2011, 9:39:39 AM PST
Andrea says:
No need. Read the book and loved it, like the vast majority here.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2011, 1:40:06 PM PST
Bob K says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2011, 2:46:30 PM PST
Ahhh nothing like a little REgressive fairy tale-I'll bet that donut that the Bible is like sunlight to a vampire in your life-time you got your nose out of DU and Kos bub.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2011, 5:33:05 AM PST
Bob K says:
My reply was censored

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2011, 3:27:08 PM PST
Not by me-try again, I'm sure it was snark filled delight.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2011, 5:11:44 AM PST
Bob K says:
I know you didn't and it was. Amazon police.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2011, 9:03:42 AM PST
Well I think we've about beat this to death anyway-I'll see you around

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2011, 10:25:06 AM PST
Anne Heath says:
Have you heard of Dean Koontz?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2011, 4:27:41 PM PST
Aerialgirl says:
EmeraldMagick, the gore factor is very low. There are a couple of violent scenes - human on human violence - but nothing over the top.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2011, 4:35:44 PM PST
vladdy says:
Are you now, looking back, just a tad embaressed that you wrote this jr. high mean girl comment in a serious literary discussion?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2011, 4:38:22 PM PST
vladdy says:
So King is not an obama fan, as he "knows this" truth you submitted, and is therefore neither a liberal nor a conservative...right?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2011, 4:39:13 PM PST
vladdy says:
Hey, growing older is a natural part of life, not a "crisis." (Otherwise, good comment.)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2011, 4:47:44 PM PST
DW says:
Hi EM, and no it's not gory. I guess it depends on what you classify as gore. I can say that there is some violence, but overall I would not say it's wrought with the 'gore' you are trying to avoid. :) Hope that helps.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2011, 5:54:26 PM PST
thanks hun :) gonna see if anyone gets this for me for xmas first, hope so *crosses fingers*

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2011, 6:51:46 PM PST
yeah it does :) i don't care for the gore SK is known for... or gore like in this 'Saw' movies (never watched but i've heard enough about the violence/torture scenes)

i don't mind some violent stuff as long as it goes with the story, gore for gore's sake... no thanks... know what i mean?

thanks for answering *hugs*

Posted on Nov 30, 2011, 8:20:34 PM PST
Derek Arnold says:
Long time reader. Read the book in a hot three days. First third of the book was fantastic, but King has a rep lately of cooling off in the second half of his books. Could he edit a bit more? Yes. Easily 100 or more pages could have cut out of the 850 ish pages to make it leaner (I actually like most of the extra stuff; you learn more about the author that way and I'm not talking about the political views; as someone said earlier, he's more about being thoughtful about people, not so much about a party (he certainly is a Democrat, but as a Middle of the Road guy, it doesn't bug me in the least how he writes his stories)). As feared, the second half of the book drags a little as there's a built in lull, but the last hundredish pages flies by. And, for the first time I can remember in easily five or six years (including the Dark Tower, and I don't even want to talk about that), a very satisfying ending. Yeah, the premise is not so creative, but actually, it's the second or third priority for King here. I'm afraid if I go any farther, there's spoilers, so I'll stop here and highly recommend the book. King holds serve with his stereotypical strengths but creeps forward even more strongly with writing about relationships and the natural rather than than the supernatural.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2011, 8:03:06 AM PST
DW says:
Em, you are welcome. There definitely is not the Saw element here. I'm not sure what other King stories you might have read, but I always recommend "The Dead Zone", which has a plot somewhat similar to this one, only traveling the other way in time. Still one of my favorites. Hope Santa delivers for you! :)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2011, 9:24:08 AM PST
Never read Stephen King before but I've heard of the Dead Zone book and series... mom was a fan of the show and the movie 'Misery'

is that one gory?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 21, 2012, 7:48:08 AM PDT
Mark Taber says:
The knifing description(s) are a tad gory - the violence attacks are also quite descriptive.

In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2012, 8:32:53 AM PDT
Your suspicion would have been proven wrong. JFK's last executive order, 263, began withdrawal from Viet Nam. Had he lived, the 'war' would have been over in 1965 and 58,000 American lives would have been saved. Read James W. Douglass' brilliant "JFK and the Unspeakable" for some real history.

Posted on May 28, 2012, 5:18:24 AM PDT
Pamela Grow says:
These days apparently if one has compassion they are deemed a leftist or "Socialist."

Posted on May 28, 2012, 6:59:19 AM PDT
Be "compassionate" with your own damn money-I will bet you that as a percentage of our incomes, my charitable donations, primarily to my church and in need vets, far out strips any you make.

REgressives' "compassion" is THE reason we're in this nightmare now-so kiss off.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 24, 2012, 7:48:24 PM PDT
Cherig46 says:
I like him a lot too and have read most of his books, not caring for the Dark Tower books, but otherwise some really good books. However, the past few novels have been very disappointing to me, starting about the time of Lisey's Story I think. I hope he gets back to the quality of The Shining, Salem's Lot, Pet Semetary, Cujo, Insomnia, It, etc.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 25, 2012, 7:03:52 AM PDT
The newspaper lady in Under The Dome was a Republican, but the lead still fell in love with her.
The lead in 11/22/63 falls in love with a woman, who didn't vote for Kennedy.
So, he isn't tolerant??

Now, take Dean Koontz. In his older works his political side didn't shine through (not so much that I picked up on them, anyway) but now he's gone in a totally different direction, spewing right wing ideas right and left (hee hee) and basically saying that all left-wingers are mad, homicidal, sexually twisted and so on. He is NOT in the least being tolerant, in one of his Frankenstein books, he even had one character indirectly say, that it was no biggie whether the polar bears were saved or not (in a talk about global warming, which mr Koontz thinks is a conspiracy).

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 25, 2012, 9:10:04 AM PDT
P. Solinger says:
I agree with you about Koontz. I used to be an avid reader of his (like King), but then his novels all became about the same sort of government conspiracy. In every book, the government was conspiring against people. Frankly, it got boring.
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