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Old 12-30-02, 04:06 PM
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Desperation and The Regulators question...

I am about to read them and I know they are tied together.

Which should I read first? and Why?

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I'm an on-and-off poster at a SK message board, and this question once came up. 99% of the time the answer was to read Desperation first. Can't remember why, though. If you're looking for classic King, though, I'd skip them both. I thought they sucked. But hey, it's all IMHO.
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Here's a link to one of many threads on the subject.
*These may contain spoilers, so read at your own risk*

http://bbs.simonsays.com/bbdocs/Forum4/HTML/000845.html
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Thanks Tom!

These are the only 2 King books I have not read because I have heard of their suckness.

Figured I'd finally break down and give them a shot.
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Well, the best of luck to you. Desperation is pretty good... up until a certain point where (IMO) everything cool and scary about the main villain is taken away and becomes a big wuss. If you can make it through that, Regulators is fun in a brainless kinda way. It's the kind of book you can't remember too much about a week after you finish it.
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I just happened to read Desperation first but I don't know that it really matters.

I thought they were pretty good, though not his best.
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Desperation is the superior of the two, in my opinion. I actually liked it quite a bit. The Regulators, on the other hand, was among his weakest work, I'd say.

Just my opinions. Oh, and for what it's worth, I read Desperation first.

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Originally posted by Lord Crumb
Desperation is the superior of the two, in my opinion. I actually liked it quite a bit. The Regulators, on the other hand, was among his weakest work, I'd say.

Just my opinions. Oh, and for what it's worth, I read Desperation first.
I agree with all of the above. I found Desperation to be a very good story, but I hated The Regulators.
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Desperation was okay until it was all explained. Kind of reminded me of the Langoliers in that way. Cool up to a point, but when the big explanation comes its like, huh? thats it?.

Regulators sucked. Nothing scary, suspensful or interesting.
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Originally posted by CharlesC
Desperation was okay until it was all explained. Kind of reminded me of the Langoliers in that way. Cool up to a point, but when the big explanation comes its like, huh? thats it?.

Regulators sucked. Nothing scary, suspensful or interesting.
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For me, Desperation started to suck when Tak left Entragian's body and entered that small woman's body. That, IMHO, killed the fear associated with the character.
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Yeah, Tom, I would have enjoyed the book more if
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Tak had stayed in Collie's body. Collie was a great character; imposing, intimidating, and perfect to embody Tak's essence. After he died, Tak sorta lost it's identity, in my opinion


As is, though, I still liked it quite a bit.

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For those of you who haven't, listen to the unabridged version read by King. Very good. And free at your library.
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Remember, King didn't write The Regulators....

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