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Old 08-29-2008, 10:37 AM   #611
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I read The Mist long ago, but can't remember the end! I saw the movie too. I just remember thinking (at the end of the movie), "And the moral of this story is, wait until you actually see the big scary monster before..." Well, I don't want to ruin it for anyone who hasn't seen it yet!

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Old 08-29-2008, 10:41 AM   #612
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Yeah thats what I thought too, silly bloke It's hard to not ruin the ending for other people... the book was more of a stephen king style ending (think Cell's ending) and the movie wasn't I still liked it though.

One series I haven't read of his is the Dark Tower, which is apparently very good.
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Old 08-29-2008, 10:42 AM   #613
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I am currently reading or trying to read "The Garden of Last Days" by Andre Dubus. My last read was "Anne of Green Gables" for my trip to Prince Edward's Island.
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Old 08-29-2008, 10:49 AM   #614
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Yeah thats what I thought too, silly bloke It's hard to not ruin the ending for other people... the book was more of a stephen king style ending (think Cell's ending) and the movie wasn't I still liked it though.

One series I haven't read of his is the Dark Tower, which is apparently very good.
I tried but just couldn't get into that series. I keep hearing it is good, so I may try again someday, but not yet.

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Old 08-29-2008, 10:50 AM   #615
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I've read that one yeah, awesome stuff! I heard that The Stand is his best rated book and the plot sounds perfect for me, I ordered a bunch of his books off Amazon at the start of summer to read and The Stand was in there If you haven't read The Mist, that's a great one too - it's a short that also got turned into a pretty good movie, except they changed the end!
They changed the ending of "CUJO" also. The book is terrific because there are sections that are italicized indicating what the dog is thinking. This dog has been bitten by a rabid bat and is becoming increasingly violent and ill. They couldn't show what the dog is thinking in the movie so that was lost; and they changed the ending to be less, uh, violent. If you haven't read this one, it a very good and intense story.
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Old 08-29-2008, 10:54 AM   #616
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I think I may have met CUJO on my vacation. Went to a slaughter house in a very rural part of New Brunswick and this big slobbering dog was barking at my car door. YUK. Scared the heck out of me.
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I agree with the comments about Stephen King - I enjoy his books, but like Barbara, couldn't get into the Dark Tower series. My daughter has told me over and over that I should read them. I loved Lisey's Story, one of his latest in paperback. I'm currently reading Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. Wonderful book.
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Your not going to believe this, but the only books I have been reading have been my son's books that he reads for school. He'sin sixth grade now, but in third grade his teacher alerted me to him being behind all his classmates in reading. So with a lot of hard work in school and at home he is now up to grade level. One of the things I do to encourage him to read is read whatever book he is reading. Than we can disguss the book together. I'm usually ahead of him and I always try to get him excited about what's coming up in the book. It's worked wonders. Last year he ended the year at the top of his class in reading. We are currently reading "No Talking, by Andrew Clements" Just during his summer vacation he has read 3 books.
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getoutamykitchen, you deserve an award as a great parent. What a fine idea! Instilling a love for reading is one of the finest gifts you can give your son.
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getoutamykitchen, you deserve an award as a great parent. What a fine idea! Instilling a love for reading is one of the finest gifts you can give your son.
Thank You! Being a mom is the greatest gift I have ever been given. I have never been an avid reader myself, but seeing how important it is for an education I really push it.
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