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Offline bwl2

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I like the Steven King books
« on: April 04, 2005, 06:16:45 pm »
 The best I have read was "The Shining"  It has a great story and I couldnt put the thing down.

I also have read "Misery" and Im working on "Thinner"

But I want to watch "It" one day. My library just doesnt have it.


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Re: I like the Steven King books
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2005, 06:18:39 pm »
I've heard nothing but rave reviews about the Dark Tower series.  Any thoughts? -leeman

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Re: I like the Steven King books
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2005, 06:22:34 pm »
I dunno. i just started this seiris of books this school year. I havent had too much time to read so I havent gotten to those books  :P
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Re: I like the Steven King books
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2005, 05:04:32 am »
A friend of mine loves him.  Desolation and The Stand are supposed to be really good. 

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Re: I like the Steven King books
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2005, 01:39:15 pm »
REDRUM!  8) read the shining to understand what this means
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Re: I like the Steven King books
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2005, 02:38:07 pm »
I love Stephen King..

The Shining was the scariest book that I ever read.. meaning while I was reading, I got scared.  I was disappointed with the movie version with Jack Nicholsn and Shelly Duval, the casting sucked.  The story did not flow like the book although there were some good parts. IMO
The Dark Tower series is great.  Very different from his normal scary book and definately worth a read. I have not finished the last of them yet but its on my to do list.
The Green Mile was one of his best.
Misery is the one book I had a hard time getting through.. I don't think I ever finished it.
The Stand was awesome, read it twice once the newer version came out with more pages than originally published.

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Re: I like the Steven King books
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2005, 04:18:54 am »
Hmm. I've never read them.

What's the general idea?

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Re: I like the Steven King books
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2005, 01:13:43 pm »
Read The Eyes of the Dragon, very very different from what he normally writes, but I really like this book (basically it's a fantasy book by Stephen King!)

I really liked IT was well, but I read it like 20 years ago when it first came out, so I might think of it differently now. I really love all of his short stories, check out those as well.
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Re: I like the Steven King books
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2005, 07:47:00 am »
Steve's right, Eyes of the Dragon was very good and very different.  I forgot about that one.
IT was pretty good too but not one of my favs.

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Re: I like the Steven King books
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2005, 05:33:27 pm »
Needful Things - first Stephen King book I ever read. I have a whole library of his books.

Too bad they usually always seem to butcher them hardcore when they get made to movies.

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Re: I like the Steven King books
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2005, 02:24:11 pm »
I absolutely loved the Dark Tower books - I recommend them to any and everyone. They weren't scary, they were plausible, and sometimes scary in that plausible sort of way.
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Re: I like the Steven King books
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2005, 05:04:27 pm »
You're damn right The Dark Tower is great. You all need to read it. Seriously. Go. Read.

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Re: I like the Steven King books
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2005, 05:47:53 pm »
He did some of his best work as Richard Bachman. The Long Walk, and The Running man are two of his best. The dark half was pretty good, and IT was entertaining, if long.

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Re: I like the Steven King books
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2005, 05:52:17 pm »
I liked the book Thinner as Richard Bachman. Did you know that he used that name to see if he sold books because of his name or because the books were good. While the books did sell well as RB, the sales really took off once he was revealed as Stephen King.

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Re: I like the Steven King books
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2005, 05:46:21 pm »
I liked 'The Dead Zone' by Steven King but Cujo was a bit weird.
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Re: I like the Steven King books
« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2005, 11:45:04 am »
I've read Christine and maybe others, but I can't remember them. I also saw the IT movie... when i was about 8, so I was scared out of my mind. I wouldn't even shower because of that one scene.
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Re: I like the Steven King books
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2005, 10:12:34 pm »
He did some of his best work as Richard Bachman. The Long Walk, and The Running man are two of his best. The dark half was pretty good, and IT was entertaining, if long.
Ya, if you are even slightly interested in Stephen King, definatley read The Long Walk under his pen name of Richard Bachman, That has got to be the best story I have ever read. The sense of atmosphere and the way the characters are developed is amazingly intense. A definite must read.
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Re: I like the Steven King books
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2005, 11:48:04 am »
You should also read Steven King "On Writing". He talks about being a writer and his life. It is very good!
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Re: I like the Steven King books
« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2006, 11:08:32 am »
Stephen King describes himself as the literary equivalent of a big Mac 'n' fries.I think that's about right.
I was a big fan way back when, but my tasttes changed as I got older, and i don't go for his newer books so much.
Though I have probably read the Stand more times than I have read any other book, and I still go back and read it again every couple of years.

He's a great storyteller.

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Re: I like the Steven King books
« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2006, 02:03:35 pm »
I you like his short stories, read Night Shift.  It will make you scared of things that you never thought possible (like the boogey man...seriously I almost crapped my pants on that story) :o

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Re: I like the Steven King books
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2006, 02:13:05 pm »
Desperation has got to be my favorite Steven king book ever and I've read most of them. he is a awesome story teller.

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Re: I like the Steven King books
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2006, 08:33:26 am »
I Love the Dark tower series (except Wizard and Glass, that bored the crap out of me)
Ive read a great deal of King, my favourites being The Shining And Pet Semetary.
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Re: I like the Steven King books
« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2006, 08:39:07 am »
You should also read Steven King "On Writing". He talks about being a writer and his life. It is very good!

That is, in fact, the only book of his I can read. I love it. One of my all-time favorite books on how to write; I think it's invaluable to anyone interested in taking it up as a hobby or profession. Otherwise, the only fiction of Stephen King's that I like are his short stories; his novels just lose my interest.

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Re: I like the Steven King books
« Reply #23 on: April 22, 2006, 06:21:12 am »
I read the dark half, but i can't remember much about it anymore since i read it as a kid.
I started to read the Stand, but then i realised it was too long ..and stopped..hehe..i like the mini-series the best though
I also read some of the introductory chapters to his new book out now called Cell, which i couldn't stop reading.  I will go to buy it and read one day, another end of the world book, by cell phones ...;)
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« Reply #24 on: April 23, 2006, 11:44:36 pm »
I read the dark half, but i can't remember much about it anymore since i read it as a kid.
I started to read the Stand, but then i realised it was too long ..and stopped..hehe..i like the mini-series the best though
I also read some of the introductory chapters to his new book out now called Cell, which i couldn't stop reading.  I will go to buy it and read one day, another end of the world book, by cell phones ...;)
I was the same way. I tried to read The Stand. I got, I believe, 900 pages into it and realized that I didn't like any of the characters and couldn't care less whether any of them lived or died. So I stopped reading it. And that moment has framed my opinion of King for quite a long time, till I read ON WRITING and was completely blown away by how much I enjoyed it and learned from his instruction.

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Re: I like the Steven King books
« Reply #25 on: April 24, 2006, 04:22:44 am »
i've also read some of his short stories, and i thouroghly enjoyed them all.  I cannot remember the name of the booki read them in, i remember that they were in some collection of short stories.  I remember reading a short story about this man who sees this long finger coming out of a drainage pipe or sink, and it tries to attack him or something..really weird.  Can someone tell me what the name of the story was and what the book of collected stephen king short stories was.
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Re: I like the Steven King books
« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2006, 12:19:48 pm »
Desperation is, by far, my favorite of King's books. IT is a close second. Then Tommyknockers would be next. I read the unabridged version of The Stand and, whoa Nelly, is it long! His short story collection, Four Past Midnight is a great read. I need to check out Dolores Claiborn and Gerald's Game still, though. IT has one of the best openers for a book and the ending, heavy on the sci-fi and surreal (think 2001's ending) is definitely not a let-down--the miniseries on TV was absolutely atrocious; most of King's versions on-screen are pretty bad, actually.

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« Reply #27 on: May 16, 2006, 01:49:00 pm »
i've also read some of his short stories, and i thouroghly enjoyed them all.  I cannot remember the name of the booki read them in, i remember that they were in some collection of short stories.  I remember reading a short story about this man who sees this long finger coming out of a drainage pipe or sink, and it tries to attack him or something..really weird.  Can someone tell me what the name of the story was and what the book of collected stephen king short stories was.

I think the book was entitled 'Nightmares & Dreamscapes.' Can't be sure about that though. I know that's close to the title. Perhaps one of our more King-oriented posters can help with this one.

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Re: I like the Steven King books
« Reply #28 on: July 05, 2006, 09:51:09 am »
I watched the movie for The Shining a little while ago...

"I'm not going to hurt you, I'm just going to bash your brains in."

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Re: I like the Steven King books
« Reply #29 on: July 05, 2006, 10:03:31 am »
I watched the movie for The Shining a little while ago...

"I'm not going to hurt you, I'm just going to bash your brains in."

Anybody read Cell?

I just finished Cell. Really great book, with King adding his natural talent to the zombie horor genre. Disregard what some critics say about the ambiguous ending, it just heightens the enjoyment. I hear they're making a movie out of this one, with Eli Roth at the helm. Let's just hope he can do better than Hostel...

He did some of his best work as Richard Bachman. The Long Walk, and The Running man are two of his best. The dark half was pretty good, and IT was entertaining, if long.
Ya, if you are even slightly interested in Stephen King, definatley read The Long Walk under his pen name of Richard Bachman, That has got to be the best story I have ever read. The sense of atmosphere and the way the characters are developed is amazingly intense. A definite must read.

Agreed. I also just finished The Long Walk (I'm a junkie...), and that book was incredible. By the end, I cared a whole lot for all those characters, and the ending was appropriately King-esque. Also, while the book was very shocking and violent, it never ceased to be plausible, just like the Running Man, which makes both books scary on a different level from most of his books. What I didn't know was that The Long Walk inspired the manga/movie Battle Royale, which I also enjoyed. Now I know why there were similarities! Turns out the creator of Battle Royale is a big fan of King.
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Re: I like the Steven King books
« Reply #30 on: August 10, 2006, 08:06:14 am »
I saw a fourth grader reading his books.....  :o
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Re: I like the Steven King books
« Reply #31 on: September 10, 2006, 04:14:54 am »
room 1408 was without a doubt his scariest book. probably cause it reminds me of a lot of my nightmares.
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