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  1. says:

    I could say that Stephen King “hits a home run” with The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon but that would sound trite and campyBut what the hellKing hits a home run this is a great bookIt’s about a nine year old girl but big for her age who ge

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    Let me begin by saying I am an ardent Stephen King fan and have been since reading The Stand back in 1978 First I like the genre Second I believe him to be the best story teller alive on the planet today That being said even

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    The minimalistic the setting the ingenious a writer has to be to make it suspenseful and King does this by describing a scared small girl in the wilderness fighting to survive with cleverness and perseverance How the marve

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    With my holidays finally coming to a close after a busy month I was in need of a uick fast paced read A few of my goodreads friends in a group I regularly participate in the reading for pleasure book group engage in many buddy reads of thrillers and spooky stories that are otherwise out of my comfort zone Psychological thrillers have been kn

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    Stephen King has confessed that he suffers from “literary elephantiasis” that is his novels tend to bloat I would agree Compared to the three to five hundred page efforts of his early days the current productions weigh in starting at a thousand plus even though his books remain eminently readable I for one prefer the early slimmer King novels before he caught this diseaseBut in between these gargantuan tomes Steve produces sm

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    This isn't a big book but it's one of my fave Stephen King books It's brilliantly written and I think any lost in the woods book will pale against it King keeps his I digress waffling moments out of this one Don't get me wrong I love his waffli

  7. says:

    Once upon a time I could buy Stephen King books with confidence it would be a good readI think this book is the worst one I've read by King and

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    35One of my biggest fears is to get lost in the woods Stephen King makes a story out of this horrifying situation with a 9 year old li

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    This was my first time reading this book I know I'm just as shocked as you are So why hadn't I our resident King fanboy read The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon Well I was homeless when it was released That period of my life was the first of three times I would live on the streets In 1999 I had successfully alienated myself from

  10. says:

    I very much enjoyed this story about a nine 'but big for her age' year old girl who gets lost in the Maine wilderness For the most part So let's get down to it What I liked The girl who loved baseball Yep that pretty much

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Nine year old Trisha McFarland Who Loved ePUB #180 strays from the path while she and her recently divorced mother and brother take a hike along a branch of the Appalachian Trail Lost Let me begin by saying I am an ardent Stephen King fan and have been since reading The Stand back in 1978 First I like the genre Second I believe him to be the best story teller alive on the planet today That being said even though I have read nearly everything he has written under any pen name this is the only review I plan to write for the extensive King library What is uniue about this book was that it barely stepped into the usual worlds of Stephen King It is a story about how a young girl survives being lost in the woods And while there are some supernatural elements in it they are not the overriding storyline The focus is on her psychological battle to survive It s a tale of courage and the strength of will You don t have to be a soldier or an athlete to be strong you simply need the heart and mental toughness to never uit This is a book you won t put down until you ve finished it

review The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

For days wandering farther and farther astray Trisha has only her portable The Girl PDF radio for comfort A huge fan of Tom Gordon a Boston Red Sox relief pitcher she listens to baseba With my holidays finally coming to a close after a busy month I was in need of a uick fast paced read A few of my goodreads friends in a group I regularly participate in the reading for pleasure book group engage in many buddy reads of thrillers and spooky stories that are otherwise out of my comfort zone Psychological thrillers have been known to give me the creeps and I still can not watch a scary movie past three in the afternoon in case it plants an idea in my head that would give me a nightmare Yet when the small group decided to read Stephen King s The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon I decided to join them King is an ardent Boston Red Sox fan and even owns a minor league team so what could be better than a book by an impassioned baseball enthusiast read during baseball s post seasonTrisha McFarland is nine going on ten and tall for her age Her parents had gotten divorced the year before and her mother won custody Both Trisha and her older brother Pete would have rather lived with their father Larry McFarland Even though he on occasion could down a few beers too many he still lived in the house that they knew as home and they would be allowed to stay in the same schools Trisha also shares a bond with her father a love of baseball specifically the Boston Red Sox Larry saw how much the divorce had taken a toll on his kids so he wrote to Tom Gordon Boston s closer at the time of this book 1998 and Trisha s favorite player and asked him to sign a Sox cap for her This cap cements the bond that Trisha shares with her father and becomes her most prized possession While Trisha and Pete prefer the company of their father their mother uilla Andersen over compensates by dragging them on outings each Saturday when Pete would rather be playing video games and Trisha hanging out with her friend Pepsi or watching the Red Sox After the divorce uilla appeared to lose sense of who her children were becoming self centered and uncompromising Her staunch behavior would come back to haunt herOn a seemingly normal Saturday outing uilla has dragged Pete and Trisha to an Appalachian Trail hike near the Massachusetts New Hampshire border Instantly uilla and Pete commence on one of their classic arguments losing site of Trisha Immediately she becomes lost in the woods King paints a picture of a girl on the cusp of adolescence who is forced to come of age before her time Relying on basic survival skills taught by both her parents and in science class Trisha is forced to utilize her knowledge to not succumb to the big bad woods The one link to the outside world that Trisha has left is her Walkman radio and with it Red Sox broadcasts each night as long as her batteries last It is Trisha s imagination and her love of the Sox and Tom Gordon that have her creating life imparting wisdom from Gordon as a means for survival This wisdom comes from being the ninth inning pitcher the one called on when the game is on the line who must have ice water in his veins at all times In creating these imaginary scenarios in which Tom Gordon is her safety net and guiding light Trisha attempts to defeat the opposition the woods unscathedIn his prose that comes from being a master of his genre one can see that King can create a scary story in no time at all Yet for someone who is scared if a person walks up behind her I was not scared at all Part of this is having an imagination as rampant as Trisha s especially an imagination that created scenarios with a childhood me having conversations with my favorite baseball players That time is based on when the Red Sox play and how the team kept her tethered to reality felt normal to me If I ever got lost as child g d forbid I would probably have had imaginary conversations with baseball players in my head too if it meant staying focused on the task ahead of me Empathizing with Trisha s situation and having a similar imagination I did not scare when she created big bad monsters real or imagined All along I figured that Tom Gordon would save Trisha just as baseball players saved me from a recurring nightmare I had as a kidFor someone who does not enjoy being spooked I was not scared at all by reading Stephen King I viewed this story as a coming of age tale of a girl who is a product of divorce and finds herself lost in the woods using baseball as her anchor It is evident from reading The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon that Stephen King is a huge fan of the game as he inserts baseball facts and statistics within the story Perhaps for someone who does not have as large of an imagination as I have or who is not a fan of baseball this book would be scary After all the woods as King states initially is a scary place especially for a girl who is nine turning ten and big for her age who finds herself lost If I really want to get scared I will maybe just maybe read another of King s non baseball centric stories at a later date That is if I read it before three in the afternoon so it doesn t give me nightmares35 stars

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Ll games and fantasizes that her hero will save her Nature isn't her only adversary though something dangerous may be tracking Trisha through the Girl Who Loved eBook #9734 dark woods This was my first time reading this book I know I m just as shocked as you are So why hadn t I our resident King fanboy read The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon Well I was homeless when it was released That period of my life was the first of three times I would live on the streets In 1999 I had successfully alienated myself from my immediate family my mother and sisters Dad had moved back to California by this time due to my abuse of drugs and alcohol and had moved into an apartment with this heroin addict named Jill Four months later Jill got herself cleaned up and decided to kick me out I was replaced by a guy I came to think of as Studhammer McSwingin Dick In reality his name was Kirk Kirk was an addict too but his drug of choice was weightlifting I would eventually come to write about Kirk Some of you know the character of whom I speakAll that is still no excuse for me having not read The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon I could have very well read it once I got my shit together but I didn t For the longest time I thought it was an internet exclusive novella like Mile 81 and UR and I was waiting for it to be released in a collection It wasn t until last year 2014 that I realized the damn thing was actually a full length albeit short novel Am I mad it took me so long to get around to it Not really The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon is an okay little book written in the vein of Hemingway s The Old Man and the Sea one of those human versus nature books that values life lessons over plot devices But in this case Hemingway s novella is far superior There s not a whole lot going on in King s book and the majority of the problems I had with it have to do with the cast The characters within are some of King s shallowest Our MC Trisha is a one note kiddo who s obsessed with real life baseball player Tom Gordon a relief pitcher for King s most favoritest bestest team in all the land the Boston Red Sox Her brother Pete is your typical whiny ass teen who prefers Dad to Mom in the world of New Divorce Mom and Dad are just there I got no feel for their characters at all One of the plus sides of the book is something King refers to as Wasp Priest What a creepy thing that was The first time Wasp Priest is mentioned is some of the creepiest work King s done since Pet Sematary The God of the Lost is a cool name too but the reveal at the end of the book was kinda shit What Trisha ended up facing off with was rad and all but the way King delivered the reveal was anti climactic I literally said Fucking really Dude you didn t even try I think King was hoping to rely on the build up he d created earlier in the book to carry over to the end Unfortunately it carried about as well as a sack with a hole in the bottom Overall I give The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon a pretty Meh rating It is without a doubt mediocre King material There are far better King books but there are far shittier ones too In fact two of his shittiest novels are up next on my reread list Back to back Dreamcatcher followed by From a Buick 8 I might read Hearts in Atlantis and Nightmares and Dreamscapes in between Haven t decided yet Anyway after From a Buick 8 it s another Decade with King post Obvious tie insThe novel takes place around TR 90 which is the location of of Mike Noonan s vacation home Sara Laughs Bag of Bones This puts The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon inside the Dark Tower universe guilty by association TriviaThis is the last book King released before a van ran him down while he was out on his daily walk almost killing him King would write about the experience in On Writing and The Dark Tower Other novels influenced by the accident are Dreamcatcher and Duma KeyIn summation The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon is a highly readable mostly actionless novel with cardboard characters and an ending lacking any luster whatsoever You probably won t regret reading it but if you choose to skip it you won t be missing anything special Final Judgment Contains walking than The Hobbit and the entire The Lord of the Rings saga combined