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    I have never read a book twice but I read The Stand 2 times. Loved that book.
    The only really good book King has written in the last 20 years is 11/22/63. It is a great book!!!!. And he came up with that idea decade ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    The only really good book King has written in the last 20 years is 11/22/63. It is a great book!!!!. And he came up with that idea decade ago.
    I forgot that? It was awesome
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    Both of my sons read the Dark Tower series, but I never did. They told me I missed a really great series. Maybe I will.
    it's worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carleen View Post
    I forgot that? It was awesome
    The dance scenes... WOW!!!!!

    I was crying like a baby.
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    Re: Stephen King

    also, read Ur if you haven't yet. it's another novella that gives you more clues about Stephen King's body of work.

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    I find it astonishing that King made it. He's a hack that ripped off a lot of his work directly from Twighlight zone. Christine is a great example of this. I have read many of his books and after a point I just said no more. He starts off with a good premise, then its almost as if he gets drunk and/or disinterested in the back half and has a 6th grader finish the story. He should be flogged for his ending of IT in my opinion. You can skip the character build, he will just kill them off anyway after a few hundred pages of mind numbing descriptive character plots that never tie back to the actual story.
    The sheriff in Misery was the same as scatman in the Shining...tons of chatacter build only to get killed walking through a door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ouroboros View Post
    My basic feeling on King is that he's never been better than he was in his classic 1970s worK. I've only occasionally enjoyed one of his later works, such as DOCTOR SLEEP.

    Good or bad, though, he certainly changed the world of bestseller fiction, though it looks like current bestseller horror is somewhat anemic.
    Hes definately good. You can kinda sense when hes taking stuff from the entertainment around hiim and turning into his own but at least he has admitted as such so I guess it doesnt offend me.

    Mr. Mercedes was pretty good even though it was evil as ****.


    The shining 2 (i forgot the real name, about the murder at the carnival and the young kid from Shining all grown up) was ok. (actually i think im mixing 2 books up)

    Doctor Sleep was ok and kinda seemed like a SciFi MKUltra government thriller.

    Dark Tower was amazing attempt at an Epic book and pretty darn good.

    All his short stories are pretty decent.

    His movies were always 3 ways better than mediocre but you blamed your own imagination because the books were so good.
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    i'm currently re-reading the Dark Tower series with my wife, who is reading it for the first time. however, arguably, every story that he's written can be placed somewhere in the Dark Tower universe / multiverse. it's kind of mind blowing.
    The Dark Tower, itself, the essence is how writers keep using their mind to sell to the masses and chaining thought creatures to everyones perhap'inchance whim

    and how YOU reading the book itself is putting Ronald through the Torture all over again.

    Pretty ****in' clever.
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    Re: Stephen King

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpoorchris View Post
    The Dark Tower, itself, the essence is how writers keep using their mind to sell to the masses and chaining thought creatures to everyones perhap'inchance whim

    and how YOU reading the book itself is putting Ronald through the Torture all over again.

    Pretty ****in' clever.
    Pretty damn boring. King has become a parody caricature of himself. The pulp fiction genius has aged and run out of fresh ideas long ago. He really wants to buy more luxury condo apartments in Manhattan for his collection. Selling the same books with variations on the same stories with variations of the same characters, hack writing at the best, supplies the cash for his condo habit. At least it isn't cocaine, but reading him makes me think I've taken a valium, and I take a nap. Meh, I take naps often anyway.
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    Re: Stephen King

    Carrie - good, OK movie
    Salem's lot - good
    the Shining - great book, great movie, so so remake (not really sure how you will top "Here's Johnny" by Jack Nicholson)
    the Stand - fantastic, also great movie
    the Dead Zone - very good, also great movie
    firestarter - OK, movie not that good
    Cujo - good book, OK movie
    Christine - good book, entertaining movie
    IT - fantastic, good movie, entertaining remake
    Misery - very good book, good movie
    the Tommyknockers - not very special book that I can remember, movie not good
    Needful Things - very good book, not so good movie
    Gerald's game - nothing to write home about
    Dolores Claiborne - good book, good movie (not going to be bad with Kathy Bates)
    Insomnia - fantastic
    Rose Madder - fantastic book, MAKE A MOVIE ABOUT THIS!!! MOVIE VIVA ZE BOOL
    Green mile - very good book, very good movie
    Desperation - not that memorable

    And at that moment I stopped reading that much, blame the internet, blame Harry Potter LOL, blame Netflix and downloading US tv shows, message boards and forums. But I might start reading a bit more again. Who knows.
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