In full disclosure -- David Marancik shared this on Mark Pavia's timeline. Mark Pavia is the director of Night Flier.
As for the cup. . . that's totally cool! Why? Because it's unique.
" Gardner makes what could have been an ordinary book about a writer a true pleasure to read."
--Sandra Scholes, SF Site Reviews
"In short, readers both familiar and unfamiliar with Stephen King's novels will find a motherlode of interesting information inside the pages of Brighton David Gardner's insightful and illuminating treatise. I can't recommend it enough"
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The novel’s publication date comes a little more than a week after Elliot Rodger stabbed three people to death in his apartment near UC Santa Barbara, killed three others in drive-by shootings, ran down pedestrians in his BMW and then fatally shot himself with his own gun. In the wake of the Isla Vista tragedy, this straight-ahead thriller now makes for uncomfortable reading, in a way Mr. King undoubtedly did not intend.Of course, King gives us two types of bad guys. There's the Randall Flagg naughty boy; he's the devil and he'll do as he likes. And then there is the more creepy real life murders
SOURCE: wikipedia.org/wiki/RageBerry raises the concern that Rage can be misunderstood as celebrating the violence it actually condemns. Comparing Rage to Mercedes, Berry writes,
[Rage] was written by a young author not fully in control of the tools of his craft. “Mr. Mercedes” is the product of an old hand, an accomplished writer of popular fiction who generally knows what he’s doing. There’s really no need to fret that the book might inspire further mayhem.4. The Needful Thing's cast. Leeland Gaunt is supposed to be the devil himself. He's one bad dude. But he's not the scary part of Needful Things. The town-folk are! Willing to cut each other up in the street, slay dogs and burn their town right to the ground, the last novel of Castle Rock was a dozy! It is long, but it's also under-appreciated. King really shows how the devil works, getting us to take one small step into sin and finding that soon we are willing to do things we never thought was in our own character.
nowhere near the pinnacle of “The Shining” but well away from the abyss of, say, “Dreamcatcher.”Humm. I liked The Shining a lot. But I'm not sure it was the "pinnacle." It's brilliant, absolutely brilliant, and yes -- Mr. Mercede's isn't The Shining. But it's not King's absolute best. Disagree with me? It might be a while since you've actually read the book. The novel is very closed in, which is both creepy and at point tedious. I like sprawling novels like The Stand, and, believe it or not, Doctor Sleep.
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. . . If you realize you are NOT in a Stephen King book, but you are actually in a Stephen King movie -- all hope is lost.
"So why does The Mist get singled out for its ending? I think people are a hundred times more comfortable with the idea of a big bad monster killing a person than the good guy having to pull the trigger."I think he's right. Really right. And then he swings a home run,
"It would have been awful if a tentacle had come out of the gray clouds surrounding that car and yanked little Nathan Gamble out the window, sucking him into the mist for good, but people would have forgiven that. What many folks can't forgive is that Tom Jane's David Drayton is the one to kill his son."Is this a nerd debate? I suspected if you asked most people, they'd say, NO! This is serious stuff. But in truth -- it's a minor argument over a few seconds of film. In big the scheme of things, doe sit really matter? YES! . . . oh, wait, my wife tells me she's never worried once about the end of The Mist. Event though she saw it. Not once since did she give a lot of thought to it. Sigh. Maybe it is a nerd debate; but it's an interesting one.
Then there's the reveal that they were moments away from being saved. I'd say most who don't like the ending think it's because of this timing, but I'm not so sure. Their salvation was only moments away, but the real knife twist is when we see Melissa McBride and her family being transported past a completely broken Drayton.What? Of course everyone else saw it and got it -- but my entire focus was on what just happened, not on what was happening on screen. No matter how many times I've seen that ending, I missed it! Quint explains why that particular detail is so unnerving:
You see, he played it safe from the beginning. He did everything logically, thought through his options, and still this awful -- happened to him, yet she was reckless and ran into the mist to get home to her kids, danger be damned. She made it, her family made it, but calm, cool and collected David Drayton did not.That's a great insight. Of course, I didn't have that reaction, because I didn't pick up on the fact that the lady at the end is the same lady who ran into the mist. I was still thinking about Drayton's handy work with his gun.
The Dark Half is a point and click story based adventure game based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. It was released in 1992 by Capstone and even though many consider it to be a terrible game, it is highly sought after and considered a cult hit.
The Dark Half was developed by Symtus and published in 1992 by Capstone. It is a ScummVM-esque point and click adventure game that is based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. Although the mechanics of the game are very similar to many adventure games released around the same time from LucasArts, it is possible to die / be arrested in the game, bringing your adventure to an eary finish.
The game itself is a poor reflection of the novel and is riddled with plot holes and inconsistencies. Even with these inherent flaws, The Dark Half remains a cult classic, a title that is still highly sought after even this long after it's debut. The ease of getting a "Game Over" screen is such that it's vital to save often and in different files, which is a turn off for many gamers with games such as Monkey Island setting the benchmark of a "deathless" game.
1) The Shawshank Redemption: 3rd Person Stealth Action
2) The Stand: Post Turn Based Strategy
3) The Green Mile: Construction and Management Simulation
4) Misery: Tower Defense
5) The Dark Tower: Action RPG
6) Christine: Extreme Driving Sim
7) Rose Red: Survival Horror
8) Pet Sematary: FPS
9) Salem’s Lot: Sandbox
10) Cujo: TriviaOr. . . you could just play The Sims 3 Supernatural! Or, Naughty Bear.
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"I hate divorce ," says the LORD God of Israel, "and I hate a man's covering himself with violence as well as with his garment," says the LORD Almighty. So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith." Malachi 2:16So the very verse that is so often used to forbid divorce is actually a verse that also discusses abuse. And God says more about abuse than divorce in the passage. Notice the abuser in the passage is male. That is because the prophet Malachi was addressing men who had broken faith with their wives, abused them and left them destitute. Thus God hated divorce because of what it did, in particular, to women and children. It says that some men cover themselves with abuse like a garment. That is, as easy as it is to slip on a jacket, some men slip into rage. And as a garment covers your body, some people are covered in anger.