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Storm of the Century by Stephen King

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9 months ago - Monday 6/13/16 - 9:58:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
I only just learned of this title over the weekend. My best friend picked up a free copy of the three-part TV mini series which we watched over the weekend. I will have to read the book, though I have to admit to being disappointed about how things ended. I like to see people FIGHT the evil rather than CATER to the evil out of pure cowardice.

Since I haven't read the book, I can't be sure how closely the movie I saw follows it. But assuming it does, see my movie spoiler next post for my thoughts. I didn't post a movie thread because I believe threads for movies not released first in a theatre do get rejected.

If anyone's read this and knows whether the movie is close to the book, let me know. Just don't spoil the book!
9 months ago - Monday 6/13/16 - 9:59:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
I totally get the Constable's actions in the end. I would feel the exact same way. It might've been different if he'd agreed with the rest of the island community. But he was the only one opposed. Even his wife agreed. And then what happens? Because of THE REST OF THE COMMUNITY, his son was sacrificed. I'm not surprised he divorced his wife and then moved to the other coast. The only thing I'm surprised at was him keeping in touch with the old community. I would have completely severed ties.


I really would like to see a sequel made where the evil is at least fought. Perhaps not defeated, but also not lost without a fight.
9 months ago - Thursday 6/16/16 - 6:16:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
It was written for the screen, not as a novel, what you're reading is the published screenplay.

So I imagine they follow each other pretty closely...
8 months ago - Tuesday 7/5/16 - 10:04:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
Oh, if it's written as a script, I don't want to read that. I can't read a script like a book. That's only good if you're in a group and everyone reads a part.
3 months ago - Monday 11/28/16 - 9:25:13 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 6/16/16 - 6:16:28 PM Guilty_Spark wrote:
It was written for the screen, not as a novel, what you're reading is the published screenplay. So I imagine they follow each other pretty closely...

Lol. Yeah.

I kind of wish it had been a book though, because the miniseries is a fascinating premise imho.
3 months ago - Monday 11/28/16 - 9:43:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 6/16/16 - 6:16:28 PM Guilty_Spark wrote:
It was written for the screen, not as a novel, what you're reading is the published screenplay. So I imagine they follow each other pretty closely...
On Monday 11/28/16 - 9:25:13 AM Spoonerism wrote:
Lol. Yeah. I kind of wish it had been a book though, because the miniseries is a fascinating premise imho.


Yeah, his books are always better. Except for maybe The Shawshank Redemption. I think I preferred the movie. I'd really like to see a sequel to Storm of the Century, though. As I said before, I was really disappointed that King ended it with everyone wimping out.
3 months ago - Tuesday 11/29/16 - 5:03:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 11/28/16 - 9:43:24 PM bookworm0812 wrote:
Yeah, his books are always better. Except for maybe The Shawshank Redemption. I think I preferred the movie. I'd really like to see a sequel to Storm of the Century, though. As I said before, I was really disappointed that King ended it with everyone wimping out.

I think it's one of the best of his ending! I love King but don't always love his endings.

This one felt honest and frightening, which is kind of what you want from a horror-esque movie/book!
3 months ago - Wednesday 11/30/16 - 9:54:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
But I find it more interesting when he has the good and evil fighting rather than the good just caving like that. Like Insomnia. Still some tragedy, but still fought, nonetheless.



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