The following is in response to The Mist, a book by Stephen King.
This is the second book that I read this year as part of my goodreads challenge. You will notice a trend this year with Mr. King and I—I read many of his books this year and I have many to go if I want to read them all. Next year. Fingers crossed.
The Mist is a story about a father and his young son who find themselves trapped in the local market store when an alien-spider-monster-inhabiting mist rolls into town. There are religious tones in this novel. Several characters take up the idea that the mist was a punishment from God. No matter what your beliefs are, this book will really get the old heart pumping.
The film adaptation of the book was great. That is until you get to the end. In the book, the father and son go back to their house, but there was no one there. The mother is no where to be found. Sad and empty-handed, they head out again. It seems there is no out running the mist. It has consumed everything. In the film, their getaway car runs out of gas and the father has to make a terrible decision; do we stay here and starve, try to run and get killed by spider-beasts, or do we just kill ourselves and save them the trouble? The father goes for the third option. He kills his son first, but before he can shoot himself he is rescued by the military. I personally did not like the movies ending at all! What did you think?