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Sep. 7th, 2004

I just finished the second-to-last book in The Dark Tower series.
I need to stop being a bad writer, yesterday.
Love him or leave him, I don't really care. King gets my blood singing, and not always in a good way.

Other than that, the weekend was relatively quiet. Worked on some projects. Saw 'Hero', which I highly recomend. Glad Miramax coerced Tarantino into endorsing that one.

Not prepared for work yet. No, not at all.
This is going to be a week of Mondays that will last as long as a month of Sundays. I can feel it now.

I have read a lot of late, and not posted much about it. I need to review where I left off with my reading list, and update things. I am probably about 20 books behind or so. Conservatively.


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Sep. 6th, 2004 09:17 pm (UTC)
added to the wish list
it will make the cut on the next bulk buying spree
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Sep. 6th, 2004 09:25 pm (UTC)
have picked up an old Nebula award winner collection I am really enjoying.
Sep. 7th, 2004 10:15 am (UTC)
Two weeks to DT7!
Sep. 7th, 2004 10:31 am (UTC)
i know
i ahve been putting off reading "song" as long as i rightfully could. especailly after reading it yesterday in one go, i am terrified of the rammifications the end of this story is going to have on me as a reader, and, more importantly, as a writer.

king's play with the third wall scared me. it scared me because the man framed a life in such a simple way, but didn't bother to put a picture in it.

goddamn him.
Sep. 7th, 2004 02:25 pm (UTC)
Re: i know
Have you ever read Black House, Everything's Eventual, or the first story in Hearts in Atlantis?

you should before taking on DT7. That's all I'll say. I have copies of the first two if you want to borrow.
Sep. 7th, 2004 07:24 pm (UTC)
to date, i've read, and own everything he's written.
i've fone back and re-read, numerous times, for all the threads.
there is so much to his stuff that is interconnected. i've always seen it, but his insertion of himself into his work, albiet corny, defintiely gave me some revelation about the aim of his stuff.

unless that is, of course, jsut waht he wants the reader to beleive.

ever read house of leaves? it is like that, on an epic scale - where does the line between reality, and writer's intent stop and start?

Sep. 7th, 2004 02:13 pm (UTC)
And what did you think of song of susanah? Cause I had conflict.
Sep. 7th, 2004 02:41 pm (UTC)
I've now re-read SoS a few times since it was released (I've sunk 15 years into the DT series; I'm allowed to obsess, dammit.) I like it less and less every time I read it. All it is is a long interlude between events, and it padded with way too much Standard Issue Stephen King Character Development (the same disjointed jumbles of characters' memories and free association that clutters most of his longer books).

I suppose I like it less upon re-reading because all of the minor revelations contained therein were not new the second and third times around, and I've stumbled upon too many leaked DT7 spoilers that tie up the loose ends that King stubbornly refused to resolve by SoS' end.
Sep. 7th, 2004 07:33 pm (UTC)
i was furious
in calla, when king broke the 3rd wall down.
in SoS, i came to see why he did it. i have never read these books looking for an end. in fact, i never assumed there would be one, really.

i think that king probably did it to start as a way to clean up some past msitakes he made (like co-op city), but then realized that it was a way to directly indirectly give voice to his plot.

overall, i have always respected king, as a writer and a man - DT is his magnum opus, his reason for writing. i really believe he is done, with it ending, and am sadder for it.

that is part of the reason i have been putting off reading it.
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