@Courtney Jenkins@facebook Mike got the best parents, though. Small consolation, but it was big thing to me when Mike told his dad about the bird in the tunnel and his dad believed him. You're right, though. I hope Mike moves and writes amazing novels and meets a nice lady.
@MaggieL The Long Walk is so, so great. And prescient.
@robotosaur Yes. Totally agree. Part of my larger stance of "All editor's/director's cuts/un-cut versions that make a thing LONGER are generally balls." I love me some Stephen King but I think we can agree he used to have an editor for a reason.
@Sara Wilkinson@twitter OH, I almost forgot THE FORTUNE COOKIES.
@Nicole Cliffe@facebook I love Eyes of the Dragon. If this means anything at all to you, I read it out loud by chapters to both an 8 year old friend and my 72 year old mom.
Now that I am grown I think Mike Hanlon is the best, most honorable, saddest character in King. I was so, so happy at the end when he was losing his memory. Shout-out to the care-takers, you know?
Also, when Beverly visits the Marsh house (Not, Marsh; Kersh, brr) and the nice looking lady slowly gets grotesque as they are talking.
And don't you think the Derry stories that are interspersed throughout are so cool and well written (by Mike, I guess?) I love the story about the townspeople of Derry coming out to shoot up the wanted gang, with the Clown in overalls appearing everywhere with his rifle. That element of the comic in with the killing was just so, so creepy.
And Werewolf in a Derry High School letter jacket!!! But a REAL one! SO scary. As a child I was perfectly willing to believe that monsters could walk right out of movies to hurt me.
I don't know why they had that tunnel orgy; I pretty much act like it didn't happen.
Robert Mitchum is so dang hot it's ridiculous. I think I was in my mid-20's before I realized that his hotness is what made Night of the Hunter so uncomfortable for me, personally. That kind of sexy was an anachronism.