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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2003 10:51 am    Post subject: What do you think his best book(s) are? Reply with quote

I've only half of the First of the Dark Tower series, so I can't really comment.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2003 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Dark Tower is by far his best work. My other favorites are The Stand, The Talisman, IT, and several of his short stories. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2003 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On Writing. The best book ever.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2003 1:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Night Shift Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2003 2:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL, well considering I have only read the Dark Tower books, Dead Zone and Salem's Lot...I'll have to say the Dark Tower books out of those I have read are the ones I like the most. Smile

I plan to read more of his books, especially those with tie-ins to the Tower. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2003 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I liked pet semetary... but I haven't read the dark tower ones yet.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2003 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Christine...by a long shot. I haven't read the Dark Tower ones either but have seen them at he bookstore.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2003 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Firestarter
Deadzone
The Stand
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2003 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Firestarter.... what's that about? I remember looking at it....
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2003 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You all will love the Dark Tower books Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2003 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TLF,
They made that so-so movie about it, with Drew Barrymore as the pyrokinetic. I guess she was about 10 yo. Actually, her father's power is the more interesting one, imo. Not that hers isn't pretty incredible. Anyway, avoid the movie, and read the book.


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To me, King has the most fluid writing style of anybody I've read. I can't explain it, but everything just keeps you going, reading on. This is true even with his books that aren't, imo anyway, particularly good. But Firestarter has such amazing things happening, on top of his great style of storytelling!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2003 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THE STAND and then followed closely by IT, Christine, Firestarter, Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption (short story), The Green Mile. As Richard Bachman: The Long Walk, The Body (aka Stand By Me ...the film version).
His short stories from Night Shift, Different Seasons, Skeleton Crew, etc. are all good and too numerous to mention.

Definitely I'm with Fist; read the books Leper Fairy, ignore most of the movies... they'll be another thread on those undoubtedly.

The Tower series I read the first one and didn't care for it. T'was good but didn't bark up my tree... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2003 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too only red The Gunslinger and found it kind of hard going and a bit...well...boring. Nice ideas...I like the concept of pursuing the man in black, and some of the underground bits sre suitably creepy, but I got the end and didn't really feel compelled to take it any further.

I'm re-reading Insomnia at the moment, just to see if it's as dull as I remember. It is. Again, nice idea poorly executed.

I really like The Running Man and Rage/Getting It On
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2004 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was it Richard Bachman? Desperation and Needful Things. No doubt about it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2004 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, I loved the Long Walk by the way. One of the best short stories I've ever read.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2004 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah me too... keep thinking what a creepy movie that would've made. I think it would probably trip folks out that haven't read the story not knowing what it is.
But then it would be a grueling movie to watch since all the action is Spoiler:
a bunch of kids walking followed by soldiers until they drop or get their heads blown off and/or both

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2004 2:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Stand. I just couldn't put the book down once I started reading it.

Pet Cemetary was pretty good too (IMO). The movie version kinda sucked though.

"The Mist" from Skeleton Crew (I know... it's a short story, not a novel) Screwy
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2004 9:58 pm    Post subject: Clenchedwolf Reply with quote

Hey i'm surprised no one has mentioned The Shining, ..and the Dark Tower is much better the second time round....worth giving it another go...lol
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2004 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Needful Things
Night Shift
Different Seasons
Thinner
The Bachman Books (only like the first two stories "Rage" and "The Long Walk", though)
Misery
Skeleton Crew
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