Now What Do I Do?


The title of this blog post makes me think of the movie Forrest Gump – remember the part where Forrest runs and runs; pretty soon he has a pack of people following him, running with him, and then suddenly he stops and says, “I think I’ll go home now.”  The pack of followers is suddenly lost and without purpose.  “NOW what do we do!”

That’s kind of how I feel now that I’ve finished the masterpiece novel I was reading, Under the Dome by Stephen King.  This book was a page-turner from start to finish, all 1000+ pages of it, and it’s one of those books that’s so good it sends the reader into withdrawal once they’ve finished the story.  Not helping is the fact that I’m sick, and the only good part of being sick (if there is a good part of being sick) is curling up with a good book.  But now I’ve finished my good book.  I’m reading two others, but they’re not the same type of book.

One additional note about Under the Dome:  I learned before I had read too far into the novel that they were making it into a tv mini-series, and as the novel progressed, I kept wondering how that would work given the book’s adult themes and graphic violence.  Now that I’ve finished the book, I felt comfortable doing a google search on it since I didn’t have to worry about the ending being spoiled (don’t worry, I’m not going to do that to you – not when I recommend it so highly for you to read for yourself; it’s really very good!).  Here I learned that it is indeed being turned into a tv mini-series – for cable tv.  That makes more sense, and I will have to find a way to get my hands on it when it comes out; maybe that will help cure my withdrawal!

5 thoughts on “Now What Do I Do?”

  1. Hmmm… what network..prolly HBO or something like that which I don’t have. But it was an EXCELLENT book! Glad you enjoyed it, too! Maybe in a few years it will be on Netflix like some of the other King miniseries. I know The Stand (another highly recommended 1000 pager) is on my queue.

  2. Hmmm. I wish I could think of another page turner for you. Maybe you could catch up with your blog posts. 😉

  3. I admit I used to read Stephen King novels. After a few years break I attempted to read a Dark Tower book and was so put off by the F- this F- that, that I promptly returned the book to the library after having read only a chapter or so and haven’t picked up one since. It’s not as if I hadn’t read any other Dark Tower books- I don’t know what happened with this one. Maybe I was just in a mood.

  4. @derek – There is A LOT of bad language, graphic violence, adult themes and other stuff that’s not quite fun to read at times, but since it’s a very long book, the good outweighs the bad and I dealt with it. Some of it was essential for the amazing character development and to portray realistically how these people would act in this kind of a stressful situation. I DO NOT recommend this book for those with a weak stomach or people who don’t like obscene language or graphic content in books. And it reminds me of my idea of a book rating system like movies have – I would NOT want my kids reading this, it would need an “R” rating FOR SURE.
    @justj – I have a “to read” list a mile long, but there is never any guarantee as to which will be the page turner I’m looking for. I’ve gotten back into my “Caril” book pretty easily though, and once I’m done with that I think I’ll re-read the last Potter in prep for the movie this summer. And I would love to catch up on my blogging, but it’s not the same block of time that needs to be filled – I read in bed, blogging in bed would not be relaxing and would take at least twice the time it should to post!

  5. Agreed, there is a lot of language in there with the violence but like tay said the good really outweighs the not so good.

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