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From a Buick 8 by Stephen King
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Mar 27, 11

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Read from March 25 to 27, 2011, read count: 2

This was a re-read for me, the only other time I had read this book was when it was first published, back in 2002. So, needless to say, I didn't remember much aside from the basic premise of the story: the car and the things it does. So it was nice sinking into this story all over again, getting to know the characters, the "Troop D Family". Stephen King does such a good job of creating and fleshing out characters, I feel like I know them, this whole story felt like I was there at the barracks, sitting on the smoking bench with the group while they told their story. They had a good bond, which made the story even better, they were people who knew each other well, and even though the parts were told from different characters' points of view, it all flowed so well together. A sucker for animals, I even loved Mister Dillon, the barracks dog, and got a little teary eyed for him. But of course the best part was the car. The car was what made me keep flying through the pages, desperately clinging to the hope that I would get some answers, just like Curt and Ned, even though I knew I wouldn't get the answers I wanted. I know what it was that drove the car to the gas station, but why did he disappear? What other world did the car belong to, I wanted more than the tiny glimpse Sandy Dearborn got into that world towards the end. I wanted more information! But, I do get greedy like that sometimes, and have to learn to deal with leaving things up to my own imagination... All in all, it was a great story, held together by great characters, with a tiny sprinkling of another world tossed in.
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Machel spot on review!


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