Forget what you saw in the movie - I didn't like it and had avoided this book for years. After I read it I kicked myself for not reading it sooner!
Big fan of S. King. Heard in an interview that King did not like this story, but I think it is one of his best. The relationship between friends young and old, threw the good and bad was the best part. will read/listened again soon!
yes, the performance is terrific
the story is about in the middle of most King stories.
New England Accent!
seriously? this is a Stephen King story!
this digital file needs to be retired and re-uploaded as it skips, loops and stutters at 11:43:37, 15:01:49, 16:28:24, 18:42:37 and 21:00:40
Well put together, lovable (and despicable) characters, this book touches on many subjects dear to the grownup's heart, including the breaking down of the body, the sheer exuberance of youth, new friends, those new friends becoming old friends, and losing touch with those dearest to you, and even the guilt we feel when we learn that someone dear to us has died. A powerful and moving novel, from a man known for powerful and moving novels. Jeffrey DeMunn's performance was excellent, though sometimes the New England accent became a little grating, and his portrayal of Kurtz was so spot-on that it led me to add a quote to my memorable quotes list from a character that I had previously liked, but found relatively unremarkable.