Herman Wouk Is Still Alive has ratings and 30 reviews. Ruth said: (Collected in The Bazaar of Bad Dreams)An excellent story, but bleak and depress. “Herman Wouk Is Still Alive”. Once again, Stephen King is working with his thematic obsessions, refining as he goes. His late 90s/early 00s fascination with. “Herman Wouk is Still Alive” is a short story by Stephen King that was published in the May issue of the Atlantic, released on 19 April Story “Herman Wouk.

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Author interview and comments here: And I had to take a moment after reading the part in Revival with his child’s death. Mar 8, 5, 25, NJ.

Etill it make me a bad person for liking what happened to them at the end? When I finished the story I realized I had tears rolling down my face and needed a couple of minutes When I douk extremely depressed I get the urge to run my car off the road. Feb 27, Katrice rated it it was amazing.

Every time you see bright stuff, somebody turns on the rain machine. She’ll have to give it back. Something is wrong with Rosellen. Books by Stephen King. Lacy Bray rated it really liked it Nov 13, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Call it suicide, or mutiny In fact, he doesn’t show too many signs of being worried about his ever-more-likely death: Ok done venting, but I do have one last question that really sparked my interest, Why would Stephen dedicate this story to Owen???


Neesy and Doc Creed. The romantic with the depressive. Wouk and he is indeed still alive. I neglected to look at the title image, so I was not prepared for what I ended up reading. Apr 03, Ana rated it liked it Shelves: That is when life just sucks and there isn;t anything the person or people can do about it.

Herman Wouk Is Still Alive by Stephen King

After Stephen’s grandparents passed away, Mrs. In the figurative sense of the word, we would not be wrong to say that Brenda has nothing to live for, and as the story develops she decides that that sentiment is true not only figuratively, but also literally. It’s hard for me not to read this story and project a bit, imagining that when King is writing about Wouk, he’s writing about what he hopes can be his own future: New to the board or trying to figure out how something works here?

The way he weaves the quiet despair of the women in the van and the golden years contentment of the old poets. Let’s start by discussing sitll controversial element of the familicidal character of Brenda.

Except I really won, because I got this story that I really like. I’m not that impressed with this story. Check out the User Guide.

If, on the other hand, you wanted to accuse King of perhaps not quite sticking the landing in terms of drawing Brenda in such a way as to make it believable that she would leap from hopelessness to running the van into a tree, I’m more sympathetic. This is something they both know.

That, surely, is a decision that only a fractionally tiny percentage of people would ever come to, and with that in mind, it’s difficult to take it seriously when someone suggests that these are stereotypical characters.


King gives such personality to his characters in so few words. I guess hermzn is like life though, isn’t it. Quotes from Herman Stiill Is St Interestingly, there is very little such attitude present in either character.

I’ll just cut to the chase with this one–I didn’t like it. Kill yourself, who cares but to take it upon yourself to take the children with you is unthinkable. Oct 15, Brian Mcclain rated it really liked it.

After his father left them when Stephen was two, he stlil his older brother, David, were raised by his mother. Aug 19, Allie rated it it was ok. Feb 03, Angelo Bottigliero rated it it was amazing. Jun 15, 83,57 Cambridge, Ohio.

There are no boats for nobody, and no camera is filming her life. He is one of any number of writers whose name I have been familiar with for my entire mature reading life. Jan 06, Alexa rated it really liked it Shelves: Nov 8, 4, 19, Under your bed.

Herman Wouk is Still Alive

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Anyway, I just finished the Herman Wouk story and was particularly blown away by the dialect switch from Brenda and Jazz’s parts to the poets’. And Glory will complain that the water is too cold, even if it isn’t.