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Tony (Tony)
Username: Tony

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.190.206.235
Posted on Saturday, August 03, 2019 - 10:53 am:   

I was never keen on this book. It felt like three or four moments strung out. The films (the first better than the second) supported this. But last week I found a grubby ex library first edition and found myself alone with it. Maybe that helped.
Reading a book again you are not in a hurry. You are looking for other things. And this is when you find the real book.
Yes, it's about death...But it's also about *death*. I can't explain the difference, but there it is. It might become my favourite King book; Outsider was professional, polished, but the King I'm reading now was the real King, searching out his feelings, opening up to us. It's why we loved him and always will.
Hey ho.
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Tony (Tony)
Username: Tony

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.190.206.235
Posted on Thursday, August 08, 2019 - 06:28 pm:   

No-one gives a shite!
Hey ho. Way off the world I guess.
Am drunk, does it show? It's how seventies tv programmes used to end, interviews on telly, some drunk sad actor lurching across the stage punching Parky or introducing emu or somebody, making an embarrassment of themselves. How we laughed, and what great deal times they were, no cockheads looking into their phones or blogging about it or some such shit. We live in the turd times, everyone's a fuckinG weird arseole with vague tastes and big paintins of empty bags or some such in a gallery next to something good, or a photo of Tibetan tea or a new cheese cube resting on a chaffinch on a massive plate, that kind of visual gag actually being really old now.
Hilarious to think this is being archived, in some dark echoey brown hall up Ramsey's butt I imagine.
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Tony (Tony)
Username: Tony

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.190.206.235
Posted on Thursday, August 08, 2019 - 06:30 pm:   

I should get drunk loads more often. It's ace. I feel great even though I want to kill my neighbours who have cut down every one of their beautiful old trees.
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Tony (Tony)
Username: Tony

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.190.206.235
Posted on Thursday, August 08, 2019 - 06:30 pm:   

I really want.to kill them. It's not a joke.
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Tony (Tony)
Username: Tony

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.190.206.235
Posted on Thursday, August 08, 2019 - 06:31 pm:   

DICKHEADS.
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Protodroid (Protodroid)
Username: Protodroid

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 213.233.150.120
Posted on Friday, August 09, 2019 - 11:11 pm:   

I hope you feel better, Tony. I do worry about you sometimes, in a nice way.
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Craig (Craig)
Username: Craig

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 172.112.29.83
Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 09:05 pm:   

What I remember of the novel is, that all that fantastic horror that he was building all bled right away the moment we saw the flashback of the resurrected guy - it was King violating his own Prime Directive: he opened the door wide, too soon.

I had an idea for a story/novel, with the rather bland (probably used) title "The Angry Dead." The concept was that - in this world's reality - everyone who's ever died is in the beyond, just boiling with near mindless rage - an eternity of rage at Volume 11, whether you're a horrendous killer that died, or Mother Theresa. In the course of the story, the dead are of course released into our own world, and they're much like the resurrected dead from RE-ANIMATOR - just boiling frantic explosive killing rage-machines. Probably why I never wrote it - nowhere to go with much depth, or originality.

There's these wonderfully horror-inducing moments in Fulci's THE BLACK CAT, where the protagonist is listening in to the dead, in their graves, through a machine he invented. It never goes anywhere in the movie (which is actually not all that great), but those scenes have secured themselves in my mind as being quite disturbing....

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