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    I started reading The Strain the other day and am really enjoying it so far.

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    I've been slowly wading into "The Expanse" series by James S. A. Corey, and have almost finished Caliban's War. Thoroughly enjoying it so far, happy to discover a series that's already so established - I don't have to wait years for the next installment!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Girlystevedave View Post
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    Just started reading Dark Matter by Michelle Paver the other day. It's so good, I can't put it down. Of course I'm a sucker for scary books that take place in the Arctic.
    Ooh, I Just looked this up and it sounds interesting. Let me know if it ends up being a good one.

    Also, did you finish The Dead Zone? And did you like it?
    Not yet, but I should finish it this week. I think I've only got about 5 hrs left. I'll let you know when I finish it.
    "Only the gentle are ever really strong."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather19 View Post
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    Just started reading Dark Matter by Michelle Paver the other day. It's so good, I can't put it down. Of course I'm a sucker for scary books that take place in the Arctic.
    Ooh, I Just looked this up and it sounds interesting. Let me know if it ends up being a good one.

    Also, did you finish The Dead Zone? And did you like it?
    Not yet, but I should finish it this week. I think I've only got about 5 hrs left. I'll let you know when I finish it.
    Nice!
    I'm living vicariously through you with the whole Dead Zone reading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Girlystevedave View Post
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    Just started reading Dark Matter by Michelle Paver the other day. It's so good, I can't put it down. Of course I'm a sucker for scary books that take place in the Arctic.
    Ooh, I Just looked this up and it sounds interesting. Let me know if it ends up being a good one.

    Also, did you finish The Dead Zone? And did you like it?
    Not yet, but I should finish it this week. I think I've only got about 5 hrs left. I'll let you know when I finish it.
    Nice!
    I'm living vicariously through you with the whole Dead Zone reading.
    I'm enjoying it way more that I ever thought I would. For some reason it's always been near the bottom of my King to-read pile. I'm glad I finally got to it.
    "Only the gentle are ever really strong."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather19 View Post

    I'm enjoying it way more that I ever thought I would. For some reason it's always been near the bottom of my King to-read pile. I'm glad I finally got to it.
    Heck yeah! I'm glad you're enjoying it. It's one I need to do another re-read of one day soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Girlystevedave View Post
    I'm living vicariously through you with the whole Dead Zone reading.
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    I need a new book. I want a REAL page turner. ANYONE have one book that they could not put the hell down???
    Anything by Michael Crichton.

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    So I read Dark Matter by Michelle Paver yesterday while I was stuck home in the snow. It was the perfect book for the day, I really enjoyed it. I do wish it had been scarier, but then again it's pretty rare for me to find a book that will actually scare me. Has anyone read anything by her? I'm planning on starting Thin Air tonight.
    "Only the gentle are ever really strong."

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    Quote Originally Posted by mae View Post
    Anything by Michael Crichton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather19 View Post
    So I read Dark Matter by Michelle Paver yesterday while I was stuck home in the snow. It was the perfect book for the day, I really enjoyed it. I do wish it had been scarier, but then again it's pretty rare for me to find a book that will actually scare me. Has anyone read anything by her? I'm planning on starting Thin Air tonight.
    Any relation to the Television Series?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SystemCrashOverRide View Post
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    So I read Dark Matter by Michelle Paver yesterday while I was stuck home in the snow. It was the perfect book for the day, I really enjoyed it. I do wish it had been scarier, but then again it's pretty rare for me to find a book that will actually scare me. Has anyone read anything by her? I'm planning on starting Thin Air tonight.
    Any relation to the Television Series?
    Just looked it up because I never heard of a tv series, but no. This story is about a team of researchers in the 1930s who head to the Arctic for a year, however the area where they decide to stay is haunted.
    "Only the gentle are ever really strong."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather19 View Post
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    So I read Dark Matter by Michelle Paver yesterday while I was stuck home in the snow. It was the perfect book for the day, I really enjoyed it. I do wish it had been scarier, but then again it's pretty rare for me to find a book that will actually scare me. Has anyone read anything by her? I'm planning on starting Thin Air tonight.
    Any relation to the Television Series?
    Just looked it up because I never heard of a tv series, but no. This story is about a team of researchers in the 1930s who head to the Arctic for a year, however the area where they decide to stay is haunted.
    Sounds like an interesting concept... if you liked that, conceptually it sounds a bit similar to "The Deep" by Nick Cutter, which I would recommend.

    If you've never read any of his horror, he comes recommended and well reviewed by King himself, but his horror...it doesn't stop, it just smothers you and doesn't let up. Very different than what I was used to, but interesting in it's own right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SystemCrashOverRide View Post
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    So I read Dark Matter by Michelle Paver yesterday while I was stuck home in the snow. It was the perfect book for the day, I really enjoyed it. I do wish it had been scarier, but then again it's pretty rare for me to find a book that will actually scare me. Has anyone read anything by her? I'm planning on starting Thin Air tonight.
    Any relation to the Television Series?
    Just looked it up because I never heard of a tv series, but no. This story is about a team of researchers in the 1930s who head to the Arctic for a year, however the area where they decide to stay is haunted.
    Sounds like an interesting concept... if you liked that, conceptually it sounds a bit similar to "The Deep" by Nick Cutter, which I would recommend.

    If you've never read any of his horror, he comes recommended and well reviewed by King himself, but his horror...it doesn't stop, it just smothers you and doesn't let up. Very different than what I was used to, but interesting in it's own right.
    I'll check it out. I've had his books on my to-read list for awhile now, but haven't gotten to them yet. Maybe I'll bump that one up.
    "Only the gentle are ever really strong."

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    Amanda and Jean, I finished The Dead Zone! I loved it. I'm really glad they picked it for bookclub this month otherwise it would probably still be sitting there waiting for me to read it. I have seen the movie, but it's been so many years that I can't really remember much from it, and quite possibly this isn't even in the movie, but

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    My answer would be because the message of The Dead Zone seems to boil down to

    Spoiler:
    life isn't fair


    and that's the most consistent conclusion with that, just as how, in Cujo,

    Spoiler:
    Tad had to die in order to maintain the "things fall apart no matter what you do" message I see in it - happy endings would've worked against both books.


    Of course I don't know King's thoughts on those specific details; that's just how I see it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Troy View Post
    My answer would be because the message of The Dead Zone seems to boil down to

    Spoiler:
    life isn't fair


    and that's the most consistent conclusion with that, just as how, in Cujo,

    Spoiler:
    Tad had to die in order to maintain the "things fall apart no matter what you do" message I see in it - happy endings would've worked against both books.


    Of course I don't know King's thoughts on those specific details; that's just how I see it.
    Completely agree about the conclusion of both books.
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    Here's the thing with Cujo:

    Spoiler:
    When I first read the book, I didn't care that Tad died.

    When I saw the movie, I was pissed that Tad lived; I thought they had weakened the story for "Hollywood" purposes.

    (Many years pass)

    I re-read Cujo a few years ago; Tad's death (despite my knowledge of it) hit me hard (the fact that I was now a parent might've played a role in my changed perspective). I knew it made sense for the reason mentioned above, but it seemed like one disaster too many. I think I felt like, can't we stop just short of a child's death? Everything else went wrong - can't Tad just make it out alive?
    Now that you mention it, I think I'm bleeding inside my chest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Troy View Post
    Here's the thing with Cujo:

    Spoiler:
    When I first read the book, I didn't care that Tad died.

    When I saw the movie, I was pissed that Tad lived; I thought they had weakened the story for "Hollywood" purposes.

    (Many years pass)

    I re-read Cujo a few years ago; Tad's death (despite my knowledge of it) hit me hard (the fact that I was now a parent might've played a role in my changed perspective). I knew it made sense for the reason mentioned above, but it seemed like one disaster too many. I think I felt like, can't we stop just short of a child's death? Everything else went wrong - can't Tad just make it out alive?
    I think about this book a lot for the same reason. Iím a damn fool but Iíve ultimately arrived at two conclusions on this:

    1 - our maestro doesnt even remember writing it, so best not to linger too long on the moral compass of a coke bingeís thought process

    2 - many of the characters (puppy included) had good or at least not bad intentions, but their choices yielded the worst possible outcome anyway. Cujo was just sniffing a hole in the ground (weíve all been there), the cop was just trying to protect/serve and mom was just trying to protect her child. Sometimes life rabies happens to good people

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    I didn't think Cujo was a very good book at all. It's been a few years since I've read it and a lot of the things I disliked have faded out of memory. But I remember not liking it much at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather19 View Post
    but...
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    Agree with your observation but it led to one of SK's most poignant scenes in chapters 9-13 from Part III-Notes From The Dead Zone.

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    I agree with what everyone has said

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