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Old 01-02-2010, 11:07 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by yessirrom View Post
I really enjoyed this book. Best in a long time. The Stand was my favorite as well. I tend to like a long read and they both qualified as long and engrossing. I was struck at how many pop culture and current event references were sprinkled throughout. This seemed a very "now" book. It will date itself. I do not remember his other works being so.

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I did not get a Rush feel from Big Jim. Wishful thinking?
The "nowness" struck me as well. I laughed a the Tiger Woods references.

The Stand, for me, is still a great adventure, as is The Dark Tower series. Unrelated people coming together from different places and/or time. Both are big sweeping works with hope playing a very big part.

Under the Dome, for me was claustrophobic and really hopeless until the end, which was a bit too simple. BTW, the end reminded me of similar Twilight Zone and Star Trek episodes.

Oh and on "wishful thinking", maybe, since a certain person had some heart issues this past week. It just all seemed to fit.
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