What's Your Favorite Scene in Heart Shaped Box?

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Postby Dana_Jean on Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:12 pm

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Postby Samoa_Girl on Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:16 pm

annmarie wrote:My fav part was the part that freaked me totally out, and that's when Jude see Georgia in the dark room with the tv on and he winds up with the gun to her head while Craddock is telling him to shoot her....

Just the whole thing, the idea/image of this guy, with his cock in some chick's mouth, while he holds a gun to her head.........well it was so OOOOGGGYYYY!!!!!!!

I was reading it on a plane and actually closed it shut and whispered "Holy shiiiiiit....." and then I re-opened it and went back to reading.

Very powerful stuff there.


That was a good scene too. My thought was that if he did shoot her that she would have bit down! :shock: I think I need to go re-read it. Parts like that get me going and I start reading so fast wanting to know what happens next that before I know it I almost finish the book.
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Postby MadamMack on Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:19 pm

My favorite is toward the end. Jude is on one of the cots in his old bedroom where his sick father now sleeps and Craddocks comes up out of the yellow heart-shaped sewing box and the top dances on his head like some kind of gay scene. I love when Jude asks Craddock: "What Kept You".
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Postby Mercy on Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:40 am

I loved the scene where he finally said goodbye to Anna. Her leaving affected me more than when Bon and Angus die, which is odd because I usually ball my eyes out when animals die. I think it was because she was truly free then.
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Postby Uncle_Jack on Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:14 pm

I thought the scene describing the snuff movie was chilling as when Jude discovers the true nature of what he's bought, and I thought "Oh,shit", but as a big softy I did like the end when Jude's trying to get to Marybeth in the hospital and a shadow dog...is it Angus or Bon ? Is running ahead of him..
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Postby grasking on Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:30 pm

Lou Sytsma wrote:I like the Craddock introduction scene plus the sequence that takes place during the Denny's with the nifty addition of the old man with the voicebox. Scary stuff in familiar settings in daylight hours in a real demonstration of excellent writing chops and Joe pulled this part of the book off beautifully.

That scene cracked me up, especially the reaction of the old couple.
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Postby mark_james on Sat Apr 14, 2007 5:56 pm

One of the nice things about being a writer is, it's easy to tell when you've done your job right.

When you do it right, if you give your book to ten people, you'll get eleven opinions back.


Looking over all the different answers in this thread, it's really nice to that we each have different favorites or different reasons for liking the same scenes.


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Postby mommyd on Sat Apr 14, 2007 7:43 pm

I think my favorite part was when Jude and Marybeth were in her old bedroom with the Ouija board. Just the way he described the room, the shade being drawn but blowing in the wind, the cold of the room, the candles burning.....the dresser mirror......WOW! I loved it and it was scary!!

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Postby MadamMack on Sun Apr 15, 2007 1:41 am

mommyd wrote:I think my favorite part was when Jude and Marybeth were in her old bedroom with the Ouija board. Just the way he described the room, the shade being drawn but blowing in the wind, the cold of the room, the candles burning.....the dresser mirror......WOW! I loved it and it was scary!!

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I liked that one too . . .I could feel it.
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Postby MadamMack on Sun Apr 15, 2007 1:42 am

Have any of you ever seen a Snuff movie?
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Postby val04463 on Sun Apr 15, 2007 7:47 am

Nope..but I loved the Movie with Nickolas Cage and Jhoquin Phoenix..88 MM,,,,It was about the industry and I was shocked!!..But i lOVED THE MOVIE...I may have the MM's wrong :oops:
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Postby grasking on Sun Apr 15, 2007 4:06 pm

Are snuff movies real or are they an urban legend?
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Postby mark_james on Sun Apr 15, 2007 7:43 pm

grasking wrote:Are snuff movies real or are they an urban legend?


If they're more than urban legend, no one would admit it. They're highly illegal.

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Postby MadamMack on Sun Apr 15, 2007 7:58 pm

I've never seen one, but I believe that they are made.
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Postby annmarie on Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:25 pm

In this crazy-ass world I have no doubt that they are made. I also bet that there is a market for the ones that are set up to LOOK real but are actually scripted, kind of like how 8MM showed.

I can get behind a porno as much as the next chick but I have no desire to see a snuff film, neither real or scripted. Gross Me Out!
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