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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Quite liked (most of) Desperation and The Green Mile though. Both had weak points. Both engaging ones.


Green Mile was v.good. Desperation was good for about the first 100 pages...Spoiler:
that whole mad, psycho cop thing!! Shocked
...and then became utterly stupid and crappy for the next 400. IMO.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 5:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i liked the hook of the Regulators and Desperation having the same cast - just altered.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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i liked the hook of the Regulators and Desperation having the same cast - just altered.


I thought that was a really neat idea, too. Except that in reading them, I really like Desperation, and really disliked Regulators. Go figure.

Oh, and I also thought Tommyknockers was pretty poor.

(But none of the poor ones stop me from reading more........)
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've only ever liked his short stories. I always found his novels bloated and stylistically flat. I haven't read any King for many years, but did get that sense (which Marv pointed out) that he was hit and miss all throughout. That happens to most writers, especially ones as insanely popular as King.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had lost faith in King with 'It', gave 'Tommyknockers' a try on the recommendation of a friend. He said the ending was incredible. Needless to say, my friend has incomprehensible ideals in what makes a good book Razz What allowed me to forgive Stephen King was 'The Stand' and his short story 'Jerusalem's Lot' (which was just f-ing amazing, go figure that my friend thinks it's one of King's worst writings Rolling Eyes ). When I have time and/or during winter's break, I'm going to read Hearts in Atlantis and Lisey's Story (which I found for a buck, so why the hell not?)
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