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User Topic: stephen king
itainteasy
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Default  Posted: 12:18 PM, July 2nd (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

^Not yet, but I'm probably going to buy it this weekend, as I finished The Stand and I'm dying to read more King.


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Default  Posted: 12:48 PM, July 2nd (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

read Joyland as soon as it came out .

it was a good read, and an easy read if you've read King before. not quite as heavily "Kingish" as some of the older, more known works. more mystery sided than supernatural.


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Default  Posted: 2:34 PM, July 9th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I'm so glad someone mentioned Eyes of the Dragon! Awesome book, and my favorite SK for sure. It does seem to be less well know, and I'm not sure why. Maybe because its written more like a fairy tale. But the CREEPY is still in there, for sure! Any SK fans who haven't read it, you should give it a try!


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Default  Posted: 11:08 PM, July 13th (Saturday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I'm reading his book "On Writing. A Memoir of the Craft" and it's a very interesting part memoir/part writing book. I enjoyed learning about his childhood and his process of writing and what inspired him. I've never been a huge fan of his really scary books, but will try a few of the ones mentioned in this thread.


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Default  Posted: 8:09 AM, July 15th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

My name is Tush, and I am a King addict. Or was, I'm in recovery for the most part now.

I think his early stuff, The Stand, Talisman, IT, Shining were is greatest ones. Of course Eyes of the Dragon was great, and overlooked by many. Green Mile, and the Tower series were quite good too. It just seems that he has sold out, and writes some stuff that is just junk to make more money.

I have not read a good new book from him in a very long time. I pretty much quit trying. Although I will read The Stand, IT, or the Talisman every few years. OH and I almost forgot one of the best coming of age books ever.
Stand by Me. LOVED LOVED LOVED that one.


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Default  Posted: 10:47 AM, July 16th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Love his early works--the Shining, Dead Zone, Salems Lot.

For me, after the seventies his work became lacking and more hacking, with a dew exceptions here and there. He is incredibly prolific, but I think he should take a few years off to conceive of one great work instead of so many mediocre ones.


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Default  Posted: 7:21 PM, July 17th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Haven't read much Stephen King over the past few years, but loved him growing up. My wife bought me two of King's recent books last month... Under the Dome and 11/22/63 and I was planning on reading Under the Dome in advance of the show. Couldn't really get too far into Under the Dome (I'll probably finish it at some point), but wasn't working for me.

On the other-hand, 11/22/63 is such a beautiful novel. The premise is irresistible... An english teacher finds a time portal to 1958 and takes up a "mission" to save Kennedy. The book is a great amalgamation of genres... science fiction, romance, mystery. It isn't really like anything of King's I've read before and it is a great, touching work. More a love story than a time travel book though, but I highly recommend it. It is a monster length wise, but nothing out of the norm for King.


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Default  Posted: 1:54 PM, July 18th (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I just watched a couple episodes of Under The Dome, and am now thinking I should read the book.

Has anyone read it?


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Default  Posted: 6:18 PM, July 22nd (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Am a King fanatic...love all his work except for Misery...found that one really disturbing and when I read his "On Writing", I understood why.

Read the Gunslinger series from first to last book when he finally published the last one....went on a 7 day vacation and never got out of the hammock....loved every word of it.

Joyland was good...a light easy read and once again, King makes the characters jump off the page and you feel as if you know them.

Can't wait for the book about Danny!

Last, I signed on and purchased the chapters of the "The Plant" when he started the project online many years ago.....he never finished it but it was fun to read and look forward to the chapters coming out...wonder if he'll ever finish it....


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Default  Posted: 10:46 AM, August 5th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I've read Under The Dome.

The series is very different from the book.

I enjoyed the book. I wish he would have gone a little further with the ending, though.


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Default  Posted: 5:03 PM, August 17th (Saturday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I love King--and seriously, I think the best book he's written, one that will have lasting impact, is his book On Writing. It should be required reading for every high school and college student. Brilliant insight into the process of writing.


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Default  Posted: 2:25 AM, September 9th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

After all these years I finally decided to read The Shining after seeing the movie a zillion times. I am always interested in finding out how movies differ from the book. I am about 3/4 done, and there are some big differences. Am enjoying the book though.

Better late than never...


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Default  Posted: 6:02 PM, September 9th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Shining 2? I thought I read something about this.Has anyone else heard this.


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Default  Posted: 6:06 PM, September 9th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Yes Dirk Pitt

"Dr. Sleep" will be out Sept 24th. It's about grown up Danny from the Shining.


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Default  Posted: 8:24 PM, September 9th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I am always afraid to pick up a King book because they often scare me to death. Then I do and can't put it down. He's an amazing wordsmith.
Loved The Stand, read it repeatedly, The Talisman, Tommyknockers. Scared myself silly with Carrie, The Shining.

Can't wait to renew my acquaintance with SK upon retirement in October!


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Default  Posted: 9:03 AM, September 10th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Thanks for the info unfound.

I can't wait to read that one.


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Default  Posted: 3:20 PM, September 25th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

"Dr. Sleep" will be out Sept 24th. It's about grown up Danny from the Shining.

Just downloaded it on my Kindle today

Can't wait to get the living shit scared out of me - if it's anything like The Shining - it will indeed do that.


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Default  Posted: 6:16 PM, September 25th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Schilling, I've read Under The Dome a couple times. I thought it was an excellent read. However, if you're going to buy it, go for the paperback, the hardback is a wristbreaker...

As it compares to the series, I saw where it could go off the rails at the first episode. They made at least 3 major changes that I know of and I only saw the first episode. I know some here weren't thrilled with the ending but I personally was satisfied with it. Read it and judge for yourself.


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Default  Posted: 10:58 PM, September 25th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Under the dome seemed like he had gotten bored with the story and threw in the you-know-what's in the end just to have a didn't see that ending. I personally thought he got lazy or was getting paid by the page. I have read all his books and love his stuff, but the dome was blah.

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