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    I found it cool that the Library of Congress CIP data on the copyright page lists genre as Literary. Is that a first for King?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Flagg View Post
    There is an actual band named Pennywise.
    Yes, and Iím pretty sure I read somewhere that King is a fan.
    - MichaŽl

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    That's not that much of a stretch. King likes his punk rock. First episode of Castle Rock features a Misfits song and a Slapshot (a straight edge hardcore band from Boston) poster in one of the early scenes.

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    Stephen King read it to me in my bed last night. Quite liked it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Rabbit Trick View Post
    Stephen King read it to me in my bed last night. Quite liked it.

    I knew you had a kinky side, RT!!!! So, which did you enjoy more, the book or the author???? lol lol




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    Now, if King were wearing a "Pennywise" outfit whilst orating his novel I'd say that makes you the No.1 Fan with a bullet!!! lol

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    Really looking forward to reading, but I gotta complain.
    Went to pick it up from my local store and was more than a little surprised at the list price.... I just set it back down (1st time ever for a king hardcover)
    I'll have to make a trip to Costco or do the amazon thing,
    Is the page count even a hundred?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. November View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Rabbit Trick View Post
    Stephen King read it to me in my bed last night. Quite liked it.

    I knew you had a kinky side, RT!!!! So, which did you enjoy more, the book or the author???? lol lol




    Spoiler:
    Now, if King were wearing a "Pennywise" outfit whilst orating his novel I'd say that makes you the No.1 Fan with a bullet!!! lol
    I enjoyed finding out that we pronounce some words differently than Mainers. Even the name Deidre is different here.

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    It's 146 pages, Richard. I read it today and I really liked it, it's a sweet little tale with a touch of melancholy.
    - MichaŽl

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    Quote Originally Posted by biomieg View Post
    It's 146 pages, Richard.
    I'm a big-page-count guy, but I have to say, this intrigues me.
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    This is an incredible story. If you are skipping it bc of implied woke stuff or the lame summary you'd be missing out on one of Steve's best stories, one that only he could write.

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    Ultimately (by which I mean, before I die), I probably won't skip anything SK writes, for any reason; it's just a question of priority. At some point in the 90s, I stopped picking up everything he did as soon as it hit the shelves (due to my having become a "family man," not due to anything SK did or didn't do), and I'm trying to get back into the swing of things, but even now I don't pick things up immediately, because I have so many competing books of interest (and a wife who doesn't appreciate books...).

    So, I will get to Elevation (and The Colorado Kid, and Joyland, and 11/22/63, and The Wind Through The Keyhole, and Bill Hodges, and Full Dark No Stars, and The Bazaar Of Bad Dreams, and Sleeping Beauties, and On Writing) eventually...

    Fortunately I actually have a copy of The Outsider and am therefore reasonably confident I'll read it sometime before next Halloween.
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    I wouldn't read The Outsider before the Hodges trilogy.

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    Joyland and 11/22/63 are two of my favorite King books. I wish I could read them for the first time again.
    - MichaŽl

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    LOVED this book. One of my favs in years... only issue? I wish it was longer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WeDealInLead View Post
    I wouldn't read The Outsider before the Hodges trilogy.
    Really? I'd heard (from some here) that, although The Outsider had a character from the Hodges trilogy, it wasn't necessary to read the trilogy first, nor would it ruin anything to read The Outsider first.

    But I assume you've read all 4, and since you spoke up, I'd like your take before I jump in.
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    It spoils nearly every major event from the Hodges trilogy. Fates of different characters, plot twists, etc.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberGhostface View Post
    It spoils nearly every major event from the Hodges trilogy. Fates of different characters, plot twists, etc.
    Jesus, I had no idea. Thanks.
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    Yeah. I had already read the trilogy by then but I was a bit surprised that King went as far as he did especially since the Hodges trilogy is still pretty recent.


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    Quote Originally Posted by biomieg View Post
    Joyland and 11/22/63 are two of my favorite King books. I wish I could read them for the first time again.
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    Read Elevation in basically a single sitting. It's 146 pages sure, but it's not a normal size page. It reminds me a bit of increasing the font size on your highschool English paper to reach the mandatory page count.This reads like a novella because I would argue that it is one. I feel like the cover art is trying to convince me when it calls Elevation "a novel".

    That said, I thought the length was great. The story didn't overstay it's welcome, or have length enough to slow down or meander, so it keeps things rolling along to a satisfying ending. Feels tight from start to finish.

    I really enjoyed this. Had no issue spending the money on it - tough my copy was 40% off from Indigo. I have the UK and WHsmith editions in the mail and I'm quite pleased with that as well. Great little read.

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    The German Erhebung / Elevation is out now...

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    I thought it was a solid novella. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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