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  • Desperation

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  • The Regulators

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Thread: Desperation Vs The Regulators

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    I read Desperation first. I was scanning SK books at the store and when I read the opening page, I was hooked. And it did scare me in many ways. Plus, I still remember the absolute horror when

    **without going into any real spoilers*

    she squished the spider on her head. Ugh, I damn near threw up! :p

    Anyhoo....I then read Regulators and once I got over the confusion of character names, it did settle into just a fun, shoot em up story.

    I like them both, for far different reasons.

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    I liked Desperation just a little more than Regulators. I like both a real lot.
    "It's his eyes, Roland thought. They were wide and terrible, the eyes of a dragon in human form" - Roland seeing the Crimson King for the first time.

    "When the King comes and the Tower falls, sai, all such pretty things as yours will be broken. Then there will be darkness and nothing but the howl of Discordia and the cries of the can toi" - From Song of Susannah

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    I wish I could choose but I can't.

    I loved the idea of the companionship, which is why I can't make a clear choice for one or the other.

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    I don't remember anymore which I read first.
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    I read Desperation first. Overall, I liked Desperation a lot but I think Regulators was still good.

    I remember being pretty shocked at numerous points during the beginning parts of Desperation when I thought I had been thoroughly desensitized to King's works.

    I think Regulators is a bit more bizarre for me. I thought the whole "alternate world" bit was a bit gimmicky being that with the exception of Tak (and when you get down to it the specifications of Tak are different in the two) it was just different people with the same names. But I did enjoy the novel, and I think I was more emotional with the finale then I was with Desperation.


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    I'm on a reread of all my King, and I plan to do these back to back. Can't wait to see how that works out.



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    I've been doing it non-stop. I always read four to six books at once, and one of them is always King, so I am on a constant back-to-back reread.

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    I preferred Regulators, though I really enjoy both of these. I read Desperation first [start with the one King put his own name on I figured]. It took awhile to really get rolling, but once it did, I couldn't put it down for large periods of time. I think perhaps after meeting these characters in Desperation, it was fun to see them in a new context [prob another level of the Tower] dealing with Tak. I think I also really liked the idea of the baddies being plucked out of the mind of a child.

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    Its interesting to read them in different orders. It gives a different perspective to their connections. I really enjoy reading them, they both have a lot of great scary moments and are "romps".
    "It's his eyes, Roland thought. They were wide and terrible, the eyes of a dragon in human form" - Roland seeing the Crimson King for the first time.

    "When the King comes and the Tower falls, sai, all such pretty things as yours will be broken. Then there will be darkness and nothing but the howl of Discordia and the cries of the can toi" - From Song of Susannah

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    Voted Desperation.
    Read that first too.
    Neither would be my favourite King by any means - but both were pretty good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by All_Hail_The_Crimson_King View Post
    Its interesting to read them in different orders. It gives a different perspective to their connections. I really enjoy reading them, they both have a lot of great scary moments and are "romps".
    agree. the second time through i reversed the orders. both were still enjoyable, but each def reads differenlty with the other before it.

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    Read Desperation first, but I still like it the best also.

    The story seemed to have more substance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    I've been doing it non-stop. I always read four to six books at once, and one of them is always King, so I am on a constant back-to-back reread.
    ...as I am.
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    I feel like rereading Desperation when I get home tonight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alinda View Post
    I feel like rereading Desperation when I get home tonight!

    Feeling desperate about it?
    "It's his eyes, Roland thought. They were wide and terrible, the eyes of a dragon in human form" - Roland seeing the Crimson King for the first time.

    "When the King comes and the Tower falls, sai, all such pretty things as yours will be broken. Then there will be darkness and nothing but the howl of Discordia and the cries of the can toi" - From Song of Susannah

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    I do now. Actually I am leaving in a few days time,
    heading down state to Lake Okeechoobee to do
    some fishing, and attend a "mudfest" what ever that
    is, I only know its dirty and noisy! I'll be taking along
    Desperation to read. Vacation cant be all activity
    theres got to be book time right? Imagine 11 days
    with out work to do! Ahhhhh

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    Quote Originally Posted by alinda View Post
    I do now. Actually I am leaving in a few days time,
    heading down state to Lake Okeechoobee to do
    some fishing, and attend a "mudfest" what ever that
    is, I only know its dirty and noisy! I'll be taking along
    Desperation to read. Vacation cant be all activity
    theres got to be book time right? Imagine 11 days
    with out work to do! Ahhhhh

    Awesome! My vacation isn't coming until June, well part of it is. I like to break it up. I'll be reading Duma Key next.
    "It's his eyes, Roland thought. They were wide and terrible, the eyes of a dragon in human form" - Roland seeing the Crimson King for the first time.

    "When the King comes and the Tower falls, sai, all such pretty things as yours will be broken. Then there will be darkness and nothing but the howl of Discordia and the cries of the can toi" - From Song of Susannah

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    I'll be taking time again in July (birthday)
    Although it's getting harder each year
    to top the celebrations. I may just
    have to rough it at the beach this year.
    I think your gonna love DK, I am giving
    a copy of it away ( on this site).
    The characters are wonderful!

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    Is it scary?
    "It's his eyes, Roland thought. They were wide and terrible, the eyes of a dragon in human form" - Roland seeing the Crimson King for the first time.

    "When the King comes and the Tower falls, sai, all such pretty things as yours will be broken. Then there will be darkness and nothing but the howl of Discordia and the cries of the can toi" - From Song of Susannah

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    Quote Originally Posted by All_Hail_The_Crimson_King View Post
    Is it scary?
    not yet anyway [about 160 pgs in now], but it is creepy. it's slow developing, but still interesting.

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    I may not be the best person to ask that question, as I do not
    ever remember being scared by SK. But it is a very good book
    ( IMO)




    Quote Originally Posted by All_Hail_The_Crimson_King View Post
    Is it scary?

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    Quote Originally Posted by R_of_G View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by All_Hail_The_Crimson_King View Post
    Is it scary?
    not yet anyway [about 160 pgs in now], but it is creepy. it's slow developing, but still interesting.
    I love creepy and slow developing, like Bag of Bones. Sounds like my cup o' tea.
    "It's his eyes, Roland thought. They were wide and terrible, the eyes of a dragon in human form" - Roland seeing the Crimson King for the first time.

    "When the King comes and the Tower falls, sai, all such pretty things as yours will be broken. Then there will be darkness and nothing but the howl of Discordia and the cries of the can toi" - From Song of Susannah

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    i think you'll enjoy it if for no other reason so far than it reads like King.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All_Hail_The_Crimson_King View Post
    Is it scary?
    It's not scary, but it does have a creepy moment or too. If you liked Bag of Bones then I think you'll enjoy this one. It had kind of a similar feel to it. It was a great book.

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    I didn't like Bag of Bones I LOVED Bag of Bones..its one of my favorite non-Dark Tower books. So yeah, I'm wicked excited about this one.
    "It's his eyes, Roland thought. They were wide and terrible, the eyes of a dragon in human form" - Roland seeing the Crimson King for the first time.

    "When the King comes and the Tower falls, sai, all such pretty things as yours will be broken. Then there will be darkness and nothing but the howl of Discordia and the cries of the can toi" - From Song of Susannah

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