I reread this screenplay over the last week after finding the book on the floor under one of my bookshelves. I almost forgot I had this one. It was kind of strange to be reading an actual physical book after using the Kindle since June 2009*.
When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, “Why god? Why me?” and the thundering voice of God answered, There’s just something about you that pisses me off.
I do like this story, but once again I think I’m going to have to get this one on Netflix and see the actual visual interpretation. I love almost everything Stephen King has done, but my true love of his work is his deep characterizations and the way he gets his story across through words. The screenplay, while a cool look at a different way to write, and his humor and the sense of his personality certainly come through a bit more than in his novels, was more like an appetizer for the real thing (which in this case is a movie or, rather, a television series). It does leaves me wanting to go reread The Stand though. The Complete and Uncut version no less. I like ‘em big dang nabbit.
*I had first written “last half year or so” but when I looked, the first book I downloaded was dated June 22, 2009. I cannot believe I’ve had the Kindle that long. My life is roaring past me at a very slow crawl.