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A Face in the Crowd

by Stephen King, Stewert O'Nan

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Member:Scottneumann
Title:A Face in the Crowd
Authors:Stephen King
Other authors:Stewert O'Nan
Info:Scribners (2012), e-book
Collections:Your library, Short Stories and Novellas, Kindle, Read in 2012
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Stephen King has a true talant when it comes to writing that he can make an ordinary story about a man seeing dead people on the telly (I see dead people! lol) and making it really entertaining. This isn't a great story, but it's good, really good. An easy read for an evening when you feel like reading something short and good. ( )
  MaraBlaise | Dec 11, 2014 |
Clever. Enjoyable, even if you're not a baseball fan. Not his best work, but ultimately readable and fun. ( )
  steadfastreader | Mar 18, 2014 |
Dean Evers is a lonely man since his wife died. He spends a lot of time watching the Rays play ball. When he begins seeing friends sitting in the stands behind home plate he doesn't get excited like most people would-he gets scared. That's because the old friends are dead. Each game is a new old face.

Only Stephen King can turn a baseball game into a scary story. A quick and easy read. ( )
  wearylibrarian | Nov 10, 2013 |
Only read the first short story, having been familiar with the other two books for a while. It was nice and melancholic, very well written. ( )
  Hana.Dooren.Richter | Sep 22, 2013 |
BAAAAASSSSEEEEBBBAAAALLLLLL!!!! *shakes fist*

I like baseball. Well, I like watching it. Not really reading about it, so the fact that King loves writing about it is... Well, I forgive him. He's King.

But thankfully, this story was less about the baseball than it was about the guy watching baseball. And though this is a very short story, only 32 pages on my Nook, it was a good one. Not great, and not really up to the standards that I've come to expect from King, but good.

I think it just lacked a little something to really bring it to life. Maybe it was the length that worked against it. We got a rough sketch of the characters in the story, but King's characters are usually masterpieces, and I found myself wanting to know more about them.

Still, for what this story is, it's good. Entertaining, a quick read, and not all baseball stats and plays, which I was kind of dreading.

He made me want to read a Harlan Coben book too, which is always a plus. Thanks for the rec, Papa King! :D ( )
  TheBecks | Apr 1, 2013 |
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Dean Evers, an elderly widower, sits in front of the television with nothing better to do than waste his leftover evenings watching baseball. It’s Rays/Mariners, and David Price is breezing through the line-up. Suddenly, in a seat a few rows up beyond the batter, Evers sees the face of someone from decades past, someone who shouldn’t be at the ballgame, shouldn’t be on the planet. And so begins a parade of people from Evers’s past, all of them occupying that seat behind home plate. Until one day Dean Evers sees someone even eerier...
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"Dean Evers, an elderly widower, sits in front of the television with nothing better to do than waste his leftover evenings watching baseball. It's Rays/Mariners, and David Price is breezing through the line-up. Suddenly, in a seat a few rows up beyond the batter, Evers sees the face of someone from decades past, someone who shouldn't be at the ballgame, shouldn't be on the planet. And so begins a parade of people from Evers's past, all of them occupying that seat behind home plate. Until one day Dean Evers sees someone even eerier"--Container.… (more)

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