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The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

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  • Title: The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
  • Author: Stephen King
  • ISBN: 9781416524298
  • Page: 282
  • Format: Paperback

Free Read The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon - by Stephen King, Free Read The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon - by Stephen King, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Stephen King, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon Nine year old Trisha McFarland strays from the path while she and her recently divorced mother and brother take a hike along a branch of the Appalachian Trail Lost for days wandering farther and farther astray Trisha has only her portable radio for comfort A huge fan of Tom Gordon a Boston Red Sox relief pitcher she listens to baseball games and fantasizes that he. Free Read The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon - by Stephen King - The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon Nine year old Trisha McFarland strays from the path while she and her recently divorced mother and brother take a hike along a branch of the Appalachian Trail Lost for days wandering farther and fart

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  1. Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father s family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, Maine, for good Her parents, Guy and Nellie Pillsbury, had become incapacitated with old age, and Ruth King was persuaded by her sisters to take over the physical care of them Other family members provided a small house in Durham and financial support After Stephen s grandparents passed away, Mrs King found work in the kitchens of Pineland, a nearby residential facility for the mentally challenged.Stephen attended the grammar school in Durham and Lisbon Falls High School, graduating in 1966 From his sopho year at the University of Maine at Orono, he wrote a weekly column for the school newspaper, THE MAINE CAMPUS He was also active in student politics, serving as a member of the Student Senate He came to support the anti war movement on the Orono campus, arriving at his stance from a conservative view that the war in Vietnam was unconstitutional He graduated in 1970, with a B.A in English and qualified to teach on the high school level A draft board examination immediately post graduation found him 4 F on grounds of high blood pressure, limited vision, flat feet, and punctured eardrums.He met Tabitha Spruce in the stacks of the Fogler Library at the University, where they both worked as students they married in January of 1971 As Stephen was unable to find placement as a teacher immediately, the Kings lived on his earnings as a laborer at an industrial laundry, and her student loan and savings, with an occasional boost from a short story sale to men s magazines.Stephen made his first professional short story sale The Glass Floor to Startling Mystery Stories in 1967 Throughout the early years of his marriage, he continued to sell stories to men s magazines Many were gathered into the Night Shift collection or appeared in other anthologies.In the fall of 1971, Stephen began teaching English at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels.

  2. I could say that Stephen King hits a home run with The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon but that would sound trite and campy.But what the hell.King hits a home run, this is a great book.It s about a nine year old girl but big for her age who gets lost in the woods and a lot This is about fear, deep primal fear that is at the roots of our childhood and never really goes away, just retreats back into a far, dark corner to wait Most everyone has a memory from childhood when a hand held was suddenly not h [...]

  3. 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 unique about this book was that it barely stepped into the usual worlds of Stephen King It is a story about how a young gi [...]

  4. With my holidays finally coming to a close after a busy month, I was in need of a quick, fast paced read A few of my 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 [...]

  5. 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 disease.But in between these gargantuan tomes, Steve produces small novellas rather like master chefs produce snacks once in a whil [...]

  6. 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 waffling most of the time it makes for great characters.The ominous feeling of the little girl being stalked by something unknown is so powerful.I read this in one sitting Any reader who thinks Stephen King isn t a literary genius should read this book This man [...]

  7. 3.5 One 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 little girl It has all the eliminates that one would experience in a situation like this paranoia, hunger, sickness, and even a predatory stalking her This is a quick read, which is not common for a King book, but like most King books you will not regret reading it

  8. 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 sums up why I loved this book I mean, how can you not love a nine year old who loves baseball, in large part because she shared it with her absent through divorce father And maybe I m a little biased because I was a kid who loved basketball, and then baseball, and then football [...]

  9. Once upon a time, I could buy Stephen King books with confidence it would be a good read.I think this book is the worst one I ve read by King, and maybe one of the worst I ve ever read, period I do not have to words to properly express how crappy this book was.

  10. I first read this book in high school and I loved it just as much if not this time around as I did back then Although it s quite a short book, it manages to make me FEEL so much every time I read it I think a big part of why it resonates with me so much is that I m someone who has an incredibly terrible sense of direction and one of my greatest fears is getting lost and not being able to find my way back And this book brings that fear to life for me and makes me feel like I m lost alongside Tri [...]

  11. Warning Don t Get SkulledBeing stranded in the mosquito infested woods of the Appalachians is no fun for nine year old Trisha McFarland With visions of The Thing following her and frightening words from The Cold Voice, her love of baseball and Boston Red Sox closer Tom Gordon is her only salvation.This 1999 Stephen King audio adventure narrated by Anne Heche is not really scary, but is entertaining with one hell of a final pitch

  12. 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 her [...]

  13. This book was a huge sucker for me I m not a fan of horror and only when the planets align themselves properly and when the sun doesn t shine for three days do I ever pick up books from this genre.Apparently there was a fault in the alignments because I didn t like or enjoy this book one bit I didn t hate it either but lack of any emotions is just as bad The plot sounded quite promising A girl lost in the creepy woods what scary things might await her NOTHING Unfortunately, I didn t find anythin [...]

  14. Cacare in mezzo alle felciFreddo e noioso esercizio stilistico condotto da un King che, evidentemente, deve aver scritto l opera con la famiglia sequestrata, una canna di fucile puntata alla tempia e magari la peperonata non digerita della sera stessa.L incipit della storia atroce nella sua inspiegabilit com possibile smarrire l orientamento nel giro di un nanosecondo, perdere di vista due persone e ritrovarsi in completa balia del bosco Tra goffi tentativi di dare profondit al background della [...]

  15. Stephen King reading project 35Safe to say this one did not do it for me Writing is as good as ever, but this feels like something King should be able to write in his sleep and he almost sent me there on than one occasion, the New York Times reviewer that wrote the cover blurb should stay far away from really scary books as to not having to sleep with the lights on for all future Can t shake the feeling that SK has written this story before lost, watched and vulnerable protagonist echoes of Cuj [...]

  16. I missed the greatness of The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon the first time I read the book Then, I decided to give the book another go since I hardly remembered the book That was a wise move Every step of the way of the book I was with Trisha as she tried to find her way back to civilization I walked with her, I slept by her side, I suffered with her I felt her pain when she was sick and hurt and I was with her the moments she listened to the radio, her only joy She is only nine years old tall for h [...]

  17. I really tried to like this book, but it just did not work for me A girl gets lost in a forest thanks to a woman who is a candidate for The Worst Mother of the Year award, and tries to keep it cool while coming to realization that she has no idea where she is or which way to go to find help She is nine but big for her age but giving her situation, I got to say that she keeps it together, despite her situation She looks for food, rations her water, and even talks to Boston Red Sox relief pitcher, [...]

  18. First of all, I need to point out that this book is nothing like the standard King lineup Its a refreshing change of pace for his Constant Reader Strangely enough, I think Stephen King felt the same way There s a passion in the lines of this one that almost makes the words glow on the page.If I were to recommend a Stephen King book to a fraidy cat this would be the one Its not scary, not even really creepy, although it does have some fairly tense scenes You ll love this little girl by the first [...]

  19. A really quick little read about a brave and resilient little girl who gets lost in the woods I read it in a couple of hours last night and really admired Trisha In her situation I would have curled into the foetal position and just given up, honestly

  20. The world had teeth and it could bite you with them anytime it wanted This was a little different than the other King books i ve read but still quite enjoyable A 9 year old city girl, fighting for survival after straying off a trail path ,her mother and brother bickering yet again and to distracted to notice her gone This book focused on fear, imagination, things that go bump in the night with a twist of the supernatural The visual imagery King uses makes you feel like you yourself are lost in t [...]

  21. I love this book It s one of my favorites of all time I love Stephen King to begin with, but I think any one even people who don t like his style or genre typically would like this book It s a great, simple story about the power of the human will to survive and the strength of the human spirit it s bravery, humor, resilience and ingenuity in the face of great obstacles It is really a fantastic book for anyone who has, or is, going through a tough time The plot is very simple a young 11 year old [...]

  22. Ein typischer King, der ein beklemmendes Gef hl verursacht Ich fand die Geschichte nicht so stark wie andere des Autors, trotzdem hat sie mir gut gefallen Ich konnte gut mit Trisha mitf hlen und konnte wirklich nachvollziehen wie es ihr geht, ganz alleine und verlassen, ohne Hoffnung

  23. Not his best, not his worst book This was a quick moving story about a young girl stranded in the woods There s only so much that can happen in these types of stories that come down to a single character stuck in a bind, but King pulls it off with great storytelling, weaving in characters from the young girl s past as she thinks back on her normal life at home For me, what saved this book were all the baseball references As a lifelong baseball fan, there wasn t a term or reference I didn t know, [...]

  24. Stephen King is a great fan of baseball, and a great supporter of Boston Red SoxI don t give a shit about baseball.Well, that s a bit harsh let me rephrase it I don t care about baseball I m not a sports person, I hated PE back in school, I yada yada yada Stephen King wrote 3 books about baseball, a novella called Blockade Billy later added in the short story collection The Bazaar of Bad Dreams He also co wrote a non fiction book entirely about baseball Faithful Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans C [...]

  25. Book on CD performed by Anne HecheA young girl who loves baseball and particularly one Red Sox player takes a few steps off the path when on a hike through the Appalachian Trail with her mother and older brother In the blink of an eye, she is lost and trying very hard not to be terrified King is a master craftsman and he is never better than when playing on all our childhood and adult fears, magnifying them tenfold and letting his and our imagination carry us away I loved Trisha McFarland She s [...]

  26. Not really a scary horror It was about our imagination, fear and the way we deal with the unknown I guess in some respects that is scary than anything We each perceive and deal with the thing in the book slightly differently Some of us may dismiss it on a scientific basis, others may be terrified, and others may simply be intrigued and curious.It was a suspenseful story for me scattered here and there with moments that were genuinely creepy and others that were quite entertaining Being able to [...]

  27. For me, this is Steven King s best work.Seriously Devoid of the literary elephantiasis bloating with too many extra, additional, superfluous, unnecessary etc words that plagues many his horror novels, this is a novella There are some supernatural elements, but they re not important here It s simply about a young girl lost in the woods who keeps her spirits up by listening to a baseball game broadcast being on her radio If you want to know another side of Steven King, try this out for size A suc [...]

  28. A little girl gets lost alone in the woods But for better or worse, no one is ever really alone The world had teeth and it could bite you with them any time it wanted Trisha McFarland discovered that when she was nine years old.Sounds like Cujo, doesn t it Sometimes bad things happen and it s nobody s fault, just the way of the world Sometimes all the courage and willpower in the world isn t enough to save you And sometimes it is Along with the Dark Tower series, this unique little book was my f [...]

  29. Oooo, kaip seniai Stephen King knyga buvo mano rankose Jau buvau pasiilgusi jo stiliaus, siaubo, prikaustan io siu eto, bei iurpi detali Tod l nenuostabu, jog apsilankius bibliotekoj, kojos pa ios ved prie ilgos lentynos pilnos violetini knyg Vis svars iau, kuri ia i sirinkus tai Kud pavartau, tai Kristin paskaitin ju Pabuvojo mano rankose ir taip i girtoji imtme io audra , ta iau ka kas giliai ku d jo, kad ioms knygoms dar ne laikas Visos populiarios, visos inomos bet kokiu atveju kada nors a j [...]

  30. One of the many things that make this book special is the unexpected way Stephen King can come across in a story His books live within the horror genre but he transcends it with each story he writes The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon is many things in one small book It is at the same time a coming of age story homage to baseball an adventure and the battle with fear.When 9 year old Trisha makes the mistake of stepping off the Appalachian Trail and away from her mom and brother for a pee break, she ge [...]

  31. Well that was pretty damn cool wasn t it This was the first book my wife ever read by Stephen King and she has been trying to get me to read it for years.Well finally I have I m really glad I did This is a great story, and Kings writing is so good that you find yourself emotionally attached to Trisha as she makes her long journey.Definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys reading If you want to try some King and you re not a big horror fan then this one is perfect for you.All reviews can be found [...]