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Author Topic: Book Thread. What are you reading?  (Read 3463 times)


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Re: Book Thread. What are you reading?
« Reply #380 on: October 18, 2017, 10:16:00 pm »
So I read all 1439 pages of The Stand to see important characters killed off unceremoniously and the main conflict resolved in a really stupid manner that had nothing to do with the actions of the heroes. Safe to say I won't be reading Stephen King for a while.

I remember reading an S.E. Hinton book once (I wanna say it was Rumble Fish, but I doubt it) and one of the main characters was just killed off so randomly, it turned me off from the rest of the book.  Death has to have purpose for it to have emotional impact, dammit!
Right? Especially in something as monstrously long as The Stand. You spend 400+ pages setting up this person to have them be collateral damage?

This is definitely a problem I have with Tom Clancy's books.  He introduces like 20 characters on one page and then kills all of them in the next.  I mean, come on. 


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