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Nearly every self-professed Christian so far has turned out to be a villain. Conservative King fans aren't going to like that at ALL.
Feb 08, 2010 06:59PM
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Only a hundred pages left! And man, if this ends the way King is hinting at, I'm gonna be freaking p-ssed.
Feb 17, 2010 02:52PM
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A psychic dog? A PSYCHIC FREAKING DOG! Ohhh, Stephen King, that's a new low, even for you.
Feb 15, 2010 07:01PM
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Every time King cuts to the cutesy parentless kids, I think of the orphans from The Simpsons. "Is it the apocawypse, mistah? COUGH COUGH!"
Feb 14, 2010 06:05PM
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Jason Pettus
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I'm getting tired of King's awkward pop-culture references, as if he's getting paid to mention Facebook but doesn't know what it is.
Feb 11, 2010 04:43PM
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Jason Pettus
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Okay, King has started ratcheting all details up to fantastical levels, making things more entertaining than its semi-realistic start.
Feb 10, 2010 06:02PM
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Jason Pettus
Jason Pettus is on page 347 of 1074
Wow - the local preacher is a meth dealer, and the teabagger sheriff's deputy is a freaking NECROPHILIAC. Stephen King, master of subtlety!
Feb 09, 2010 01:22PM
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Jason Pettus
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I'm dubious of how much praise this book's been getting, but at least there's been no eye-rolling moments yet, unlike some King novels.
Feb 05, 2010 06:06PM
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message 1: by [deleted user] (new)

I got a kick out of that. None of them are truly Christian in actions, though, just verbal ones, and total hypocrites, just like the out spoken right-wingers in America, and the jerks like the Phelps family.


Jason Pettus Yeah, it's becoming clear even at this early point that this is King's heavy-handed comment on the Bush Years, and of the hypocritically pious who took over this country after 9/11. He's not exactly subtle about it.


message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

No, not at all. You know what they say about art - when dealing with war, subtlety and nuance give way to bombast and heavy-handedness.

I was absolutely blown away by the book, though. Even a few months after having finished it, I still think it's King's single best novel, containing some his best plotting, and his best writing. The first 200 pages is a masterful example of classically structured narrative, and the way King moves us from one scene to the next, and the way he juggles dozens of characters, is proof of his great skill. If only the dialog of the teenagers was handled better...


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