1. CROUCH END
is not that far from Crouch End, a couple of kms
and two tube stops.
more *fictional* setting wouldnít have hurt, both for the credibility (oxymoron?)
of the story and for my tranquillity, too.
I must say that with short stories this axiom might be (Iíve just said, *might*,
mind you!) modified.
said, Crouch End is a hell (no pun intended) of a ride into a well-known
little bit naÔve for the others, maybe, because Lonnie and Doris seem too
much like actors out of the Scary Movie series; they go where they donít
have to go, they do what they donít have to do but they donít go where
they have to go.
clichťs too many, all and all, but in the end the story works and keeps you
stuck up to the very end of it.
more than the rendering of his many novels (see above) here the constant
reader can find *exactly* what he was supposed to; and this, far from
belittling Kingís work, is a really good achievement for an author who plays
with fantasy and imagination and has ever hoped to become a good director, too.
minutes which wonít make history but sure will give you
the wonderful site, www.liljas-library.com,
Lilja says *This is that kind of story that canít be done semi good.
Either all the toy soldiers would look pretty silly or they would awesome.*
think this is quite with *any* Kingís story, when it comes to his *impossible*
stuff, re: the Langoliers (first off the top of my head) .
then adds *Theyíre awesome*
I donítí quite agree theyíre awesome, but theyíre sure much much
better than the ridiculous Langoliers (to quote an example).
that, what I really found awesome in this rendition is:
of the game, brilliant, definitely flawless.
directorís choice to make it a silent film. It stresses the thrill and
adds to the suspense.
short movie, really.
wonít miss it.