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45884 Tom wrote: "I haven't noticed the King similarities yet. now Nos4A2 is another story"

Yeah, Nos4A2 was practically a memorial to King! lol!
45884 Sharon wrote: "Joe Hill certainly channels his father in his writing, I'm sure he hates hearing that but I'm saying it as a compliment. Not the same of course, but there are certainly similarities - that's a GOOD thing, lol ..."

He does have the talent and studied under a master. Sometimes though, I wonder whether Hill gives a nod to King in some of his references, or is mocking him..."See I can do this too"!
45884 Tom wrote: "...nd I think Ig's reactions to what people say to him is pretty funny/sad. ..."

The humor is a bit dark. (view spoiler)
Sep 16, 2015 06:28AM

45884 Victoria wrote: "OAnyone else have a particular line or passage that you liked? ..."

So far I'm partial to this one:

"Music [is] the third rail of life. You grabbed it to shock yourself out of the dull drag of hours. To feel something. To burn with all the emotions you didn't get to experience in the ordinary run of school, TV, and loading the dishwasher after dinner."
45884 Janice wrote: "In the words of Robbie Burns,

"And would some Power give us the gift
To see ourselves as others see us!""

There is no one more adept than our friends in seeing every hateful thing about us!☻
45884 Ann wrote: "confessions of brutal honesty revealing how much they hated me or horrible things they had done. Filters are very good things! And how terrible to "have to" spout off like that! ..."

I think that finding out what your family and friends really think of you would be the worst. We live in a secure illusion that we are loved and well liked by those close to us. Those same people know well our flaws and have formed opinions, Fortunately they like us anyway. If they must point things out to us, they usually deliver the news obliquely!☻
45884 Janice wrote: "It was interesting how people seemed to accept the horns as normal."

Yeah, they seemed to notice them indirectly through shadows or side glances, never really fully acknowledging that they were there. Once witnessed, people were compelled to admit terrible things.
Sep 14, 2015 02:21PM

45884 Madhuri wrote: "I read this book last year and loved it. My favorite Joe Hill book so far. I watched the movie too when it came out and enjoyed it. I didn't like it as much as the book, obviously, because some par..."

Pop in the the discussion threads and speak up in on the discussions. We need more participants.
45884 Cherry
Chapter 11 These flashbacks to moments (view spoiler)

Obviously Ig's life is (view spoiler)

I'll bet that blonde guy (view spoiler)

Chapter 12 Aaah, the fearless recklessness of youth. (view spoiler)

Doesn't Terry seem kinda (view spoiler)

Chapter 13 Lee tries to downplay(view spoiler)

Chapter 14 Lee again denies saving(view spoiler)

Hard to imagine not knowing (view spoiler)

Terry makes a statement here that seems portentous: (view spoiler)

Chapter 15 The chapter needs nothing more (view spoiler)

Chapter 16 Another great quote: (view spoiler)

Chapter 17 Glenna scoffs at Lee's (view spoiler)

Did you notice that Stephen King's (view spoiler)

Chapter 18 Yippee! Ig got(view spoiler)

Chapter 19 I wonder what happened (view spoiler)

Seems as though Ig and Merrin (view spoiler)

Chapter 20 So that's what Lee's been (view spoiler)

Ig, of course, (view spoiler)

Remind Lee (view spoiler)

Hmmm Cherries (view spoiler)
45884 Leave your comments for the CHERRY portion of the book here.
Sep 13, 2015 09:43PM

45884 Delores wrote: "Got it on my kindle, have just started. Hope it will be worthwhile! Seems a little familiar - if I have read it, I don't remember much about it, so will plan to read it and hope it is worth sharin..."

Oh Delores, hope that you can come talk to me in the other threads!☻
Sep 13, 2015 02:16AM

45884 Sharon wrote: "Oh I'm certainly with you Almeta, lol. I started it last night and read the first 103 pages before thinking I'd better get some sleep. Am very much enjoying it so far :) ..."

Great! I'm not alone after-all. Hope to "see" you in the other comment threads.:)
45884 The Fixer
Chapter 31

The Gospel According to Mick and Keith
45884 The Fire Sermon

Chapter 21 I forgot I've been reading (view spoiler)

That was a really bad (view spoiler)

Why is Mirren (view spoiler)

Ig's London send-off (view spoiler)

Chapter 22 Unbelievable that we find another person, (view spoiler)

Apparently in the last ten years Lee (view spoiler)

Chapter 23
45884  photo devil_zpsc37vnipe.jpg
Chapter 1 Well right away, I want to know what Ig was up to. (view spoiler)

Chapter 2 I never questioned whether Ig (view spoiler)

Glenna's "eating (view spoiler)

Chapter 3 Not a single person that Ig has encountered (view spoiler)

Chapter 4 I did not think Glenna could see Ig's(view spoiler)

Chapter 5 A 1972 (view spoiler)

I need more explanation (view spoiler)

Chapter 6 Why is Ig so readily willing to attribute (view spoiler)

Chapter 7 Ig's thoughts of his grandmother(view spoiler)

Chapter 8 Now he knows his father's (view spoiler)

Chapter 9 There seems to be no (view spoiler)

Chapter 10 Oh boy! I was waiting for another(view spoiler)
Sep 12, 2015 05:27PM

45884 Like many of you, I have already read Horns. That was five years ago and I was in the middle of a move. I don't remember much. So I'm am willing to read it again.

Starting today.

I see that there are not any comments yet. Where are all you guys that voted for this? I thought I was chiming in late.

Come and join me!;0P
Sep 08, 2015 04:36PM

45884 Missy wrote: "Just saw a blurb from SK on the book Natchez Burning by Greg Iles. Is that on your list?"

Stephen King
Natchez Burning is extraordinarily entertaining and fiendishly suspenseful. I defy you to start it and find a way to put it down . . . This is an amazing work of popular fiction.”
Sep 05, 2015 09:48PM

45884 Jaye wrote: "In the cozy mystery The Ghost and Mrs. McClure Stephen King is mentioned. The book is about a book store haunted by a "hard boiled" detective from an earlier time.
from the book: " I heard the voices, tried to open my eyelids, but for some reason they seemed to weigh more than a pair of unedited Stephen King manuscripts." ..."

Funny one!
Aug 20, 2015 08:51PM

45884 Nadine wrote: "Thanks Almeta! The Tremblay tweet was indeed the one I was referring to. Last Words, I'll have to add that to my "to read" list too. So many great books, so little time!"

I have read some Michael Koryta and like him. Feel as though I "discovered" him.

Not read Paul Tremblay, but the book went on my TBR! Sounds disturbing.☻
Aug 20, 2015 12:43PM

45884 Nadine wrote: "Hi everyone - I was just checking twitter and Stephen King recently gave an enthusiastic plug to a novel entitled "Headful of Ghosts". Looks like a gooder!!"

Perhaps this one? A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay.

Apparently there is a Stephen King sighting in the book.

"A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS, by Paul Tremblay: Scared the living hell out of me, and I'm pretty hard to scare." ~ Stephen King's Tweet 19 Aug

AND WHILE I WAS THERE is saw this comment:

"On the subject of great summer reads: LAST WORDS, by Michael Koryta. You can't put this baby down."~ Stephen King Tweet 16 Aug
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