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Discussion in 'Danse Macabre' started by Haunted, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. Haunted
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    Haunted My favorite place

    Good book to learn what really scares Mr. King! Good source of scary stuff!!
  2. king family fan
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    king family fan Prolific member

    It has been forever since I read this book. Perhaps time for a re-read.
  3. Dana Jean
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    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    This is one of my top favorites. Loved it. I've read it and I own the audio and have listened to it a couple times. Yes, it may be time for a re-read.
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  4. prufrock21
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    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    I remember reading it early on. I think the order goes Carrie, 'Salem's Lot then Danse Macabre. It truly is fascinating and the equal of much of his fiction.
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    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    One of my absolute favorite books ever. I killed one hardback copy and had to buy another--lol. The conversational style is a delicious way to get across a lot of information!
  6. Walter Oobleck
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    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    I like what he says about humor and horror lying side-by-side...he uses that line from Levin's Rosemary's Baby...he has his father's eyes to help illustrate the point. He says something like to deny one is to deny the other. So I wonder....does Satan have a sense-of-humor? How about Jesus? Or are we allowed to think outside the box? :)
  7. skimom2
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    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    YES! And I'm absolutely convinced that Jesus had/s a sense of humor. Laughter is an essential part of life, as is sorrow.
  8. VultureLvr45
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    VultureLvr45 Well-Known Member

    Satan's sense of humor would always be at someone else's expense and within very narrow parameters. Laughter wouldn't be permitted...that would be hell. hhmmmm.. wheels are turning
  9. Chuggs
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    Cookies with no milk=hell.

    On a serious note, I would love to read Danse Macabre.
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  10. blunthead
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    Imho, Satan, a real entity, has no redeeming (pun) qualities at all. It was too late for him before the game even got started. To have "a sense of humor" is to have a good one, and, last I checked, good is still good.
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  11. Walter Oobleck
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    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    I'm reminded of a line or two I read recently in a column about the Robertson family...Duck Dynasty:

    So...whether or not there is any truth to the above quotes, I think it does illustrate that "a sense of humor" is subjective. In this example, I don't see how anyone could argue that this "sense of humor" has any redeeming qualities.
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    Grandpa Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure how valid this is, but I really didn't like the final, oh, one-fifth of Cujo, and when I read Danse Macabre, I thought, "That's why, man. You broke the basic rules."

    I can't find either Cujo or Danse Macabre in the house. Am I hallucinating, or is there some substance to the chords of memory?
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  13. blunthead
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    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Substance to or on?
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  14. blunthead
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    blunthead Well-Known Member

    I kinda wish I could remember having posted that. And wish I had posted fewer commas. :apologetic:
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  15. Dana Jean
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    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    Danse Macabre is one of my favorites.
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  16. Ben.
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    Ben. Active Member

    I am a bad Stephen King reader, and I only ever flick this book dependent on what I'm interested in. I always go back for the reviews.
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