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message 1: by Angie, Constant Reader (new) - rated it 5 stars

Angie | 2568 comments Mod
Discuss story here!


message 2: by Chris , The Hardcase (last edited Aug 31, 2009 04:17PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Chris  (haughtc) | 1104 comments Mod
This story seems like a foreshadowing of The Stand. It was published a few years ahead of the novel. We see a group of refugees from the superflu as they gather at the beach.

I noticed several times where they referred to Captain Trips as "A6". I have to wonder if this was an early name idea King had for the novel that he changed by the time he published it.


message 3: by Angie, Constant Reader (new) - rated it 5 stars

Angie | 2568 comments Mod
Turns out this is a film of some sort:
http://www.creepshows.nl/index.htm?ht...




message 4: by Angie, Constant Reader (new) - rated it 5 stars

Angie | 2568 comments Mod
Looks like there are several films out there I didn't know about:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dollar_Baby


Anna | 64 comments I finished reading this story last night and it did remind me of the Stand, but I am enjoying the stand better than I did this story...it was ok but not one of my favorites so far. Interesting to see the movies that come from these short stories.


message 6: by Chris , The Hardcase (new) - rated it 4 stars

Chris  (haughtc) | 1104 comments Mod
Anna, I have a feeling that King wrote this story while still knocking around ideas about The Stand in his head, or in rough draft. Definitely glad he expanded on it like he did.


alicia grant (shesha34) I could tell that must have been where the idea of The Stand must have come from.I did not really care for the story to much.It seemed like more of a rambling idea then an actual short story.


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