TheBaxter wrote:between this and UtD, it's interesting how King's books seem to be leaning away from horror and more to sci-fi lately.
Fievel wrote:One thing about King's writing that grates on my nerves is his lack of understanding of generations younger than him. Maybe it's a regional thing, but he has characters say things that people in real life don't say, and haven't said since the 50's. I'm thinking back to the skateboarders in Under the Dome for another recent example. The main character here in 11/22/63 is my age (either exactly or off by a year) and he gives this guy a bizarre appreciation of 50's rock & roll/rock-a-billy music that don't know anyone my age has. But on top of that, the things this guy says from time to time are just not of my generation, but rather King's. I just wish he'd talk to a couple people around the age of his characters (young and old) and have them either proofread the dialogue, or just ask them what they might say in a given situation.
TheBaxter wrote:"Beep-beep, Richie."
King's dialogue has always been a little... off. he seems to think having a character repeat a line or catchphrase in a book is somehow a defining character trait. most of the time it's just grating, like that particular character from a book i really like but who's dumb dialogue i had forgotten about until reading this book.
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