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    Default Wave 1A: Misery vs. The Waste Lands


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    This is the third and final round of our 2012 Constant Reader Awards. Please vote for the book you would rather re-read. The winner receives 0.1 points added to its score previously acquired in the first two rounds.

    If you haven't yet read either book or both of them, please vote Never read one or both titles. Feel free to discuss your votes in this thread.

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    got to think for some time... probably TWL...

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    Misery, no doubt.

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    see? he did it again!

    he said "no doubt" where doubt is unavoidable. Second time around!

    : jealous :

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    The Waste Lands, hardly any doubt.

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    This one is close, at least so far. Five-five.

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    Very, very tough. Misery is one of the best psychological horror books ever, and The Wastelands is tops in post-apocalyptic (style) adventure. Today the adventure wins.

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    I would re-read The Wastelands first. How do I know this? Because I just started The Wastelands (again) yesterday due to finishing up my other shit-reading material, Ripley's Believe It or Not. Misery remained on my book shelf. Why, you ask? Though Misery is a great read the first time around, I find it's "re-reading value" to be pretty low. There isn't a lot to miss or to really interpret. The Dark Tower series however, almost becomes a new story each time it's read because you are constantly picking up hints, tips, analogies, and ideas that you missed the last time around concerning what the hell is going on. Hope I'm not alone.
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    I definitley see where you are coming from and I agree with you. But there's still something about how King can get right into the head of a character and let you almost live out his experience. That's why I loved Roadwork so much. And sympathise with Loius Creed of Pet Semetary.

    Paul Sheldon's "Misery" experience is extremely powerful writing. (But today I still voted The Wastelands)

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    Quote Originally Posted by divemaster View Post
    That's why I loved Roadwork so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by divemaster View Post
    I definitley see where you are coming from and I agree with you. But there's still something about how King can get right into the head of a character and let you almost live out his experience. That's why I loved Roadwork so much. And sympathise with Loius Creed of Pet Semetary.

    Paul Sheldon's "Misery" experience is extremely powerful writing. (But today I still voted The Wastelands)
    Right on bro. That's why I can't get into any other authors really. I'm definitely a character guy and nobody does characters like Steve.
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    I enjoyed Misery, but The Waste Lands is amazing. My second favorite Dark Tower book (after Wizard and Glass course) and easily my top five King books.

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    I watch the film, Misery all the time but I don't go back to the book, Misery too often therefore, The Waste Lands, which I've read several times, gets my vote.

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    Oh man, this is a tough one. I honestly don't know.
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    Okay, I voted Waste Lands, but mostly because I haven't re-read it as recently as Misery.

    BTW, Roadwork is underrated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrison ryan View Post
    BTW, Roadwork is underrated.
    Hear, hear!!!

    bears have finally voted TWL...

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    The Waste Lands

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    I chose Misery, because if I read THe Waste Lands, I could sucked into reading more of tDT series again, easily. And I am not ready for that yet.
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    I cannot decide on this one, two different crazy good books.
    Sorry, I'll pass.


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    The Waste Lands for me

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    An easy choice. TWL.
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    Not read, MISERY, so no vote.

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    Last chance to vote! the poll is closing!

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    The poll has closed. The winner with 68.75% of the vote was The Waste Lands. It receives 0.1 points in addition to its current FAS (Final Average Score), making it 7.555128205.

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    cockadoodie!
    People are always talking about truth.Everybody knows what the truth is,like it was toilet paper or somethin...All there is is bull*...One layer of bullshit on top of another...what you do in life...pick the layer of bull* that you prefer...

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