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    Are you reading or listening, Martin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    They're at it again:

    The Institute variants
    That link didn't work - who is selling the variants?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    Are you reading or listening, Martin?
    A little of both. I am listening to the Audible version when driving and reading the Hardback when home. The narrator is just ok for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    A little of both. I am listening to the Audible version when driving and reading the Hardback when home. The narrator is just ok for me.
    Ugh. I'll be listening to it next. Hopefully that narrator doesn't blow for me.

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    What is the consensus on the book so far?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJ123 View Post
    What is the consensus on the book so far?
    I loved it. A mix of classic and new King. For me it is his best read since at least 11/22/63.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJ123 View Post
    What is the consensus on the book so far?
    I thought it was mid-level King. Once again riffing off past far superior works.
    The first 90 pages of the book dealing with Tim Jamieson were more interesting than the remainder of the story dealing with The Institute.
    I felt like I was reading a YA novel with a bunch of plucky kids battling against the evil grown-ups.
    Cartoon character villains, a complete lack of tension and the obligatory digs at the 'deplorables'.

    Actually, mid-level King is being fairly generous. I thought it sucked.
    Last edited by Ranger; 10-13-2019 at 02:29 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJ123 View Post
    What is the consensus on the book so far?
    Still quite a ways to got til the finish but I'm liking it so far. A little bored at the moment so hopefully it'll pick back up soon.

    I agree about Tim Jamieson being interesting. I'm sure the story gets back around to him eventually.

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