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Stephen King

PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:59 pm
by Penitent
If there is a love/hate author out there SK is the man. More than 40 books most of which have been made into TV serials and movies. Almost everybody has read at least one. Let us know which books you love or hate…

I loved:
The Stand
Misery (loved the movie too, Kathy Bates had Oscar written all over her and James Caan has never been better)
The Shawshank Redemption (and yes, the movie was even better!)
The Shining ( I confess I read it after watching the movie… Hereeee’s Johnny!!)

I hated:
Tommyckockers (some sort of ancient alien invasion plot that wasted several hours of my life)
Bag Of Bones (couldn’t finish it, I don’t even remember what it was about)
The girl who loved Tom Gordon (thank God it only took a couple of hours to read)
Needful Things (the devil comes to town and makes all your whishes come true… blah, blah, blah…)

PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 5:17 pm
by delby
Ive read most of Stevies books and i hear what you sayabout love hate .
Shawshank was amazing did you read Apt pupil in the same book.

I think the reason he is so good(when he is) is because he doesnt shy away from anything no matter how gross or disturbing. The death of The toddler gabe in pet semetary is a truly horrifying piece of narrative and affects me greatly having a young child myself but it is so skillfully written i dont shy away from it .

my faves are

and different seasons( four in one)

PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 5:20 pm
by delby
P.S. forgot to mention the dark half a truly monumental piece and Thinner written under the pseudonym Richard Bachman

Re: Stephen King

PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:42 pm
by Ballantyne
I own and have read a bunch of SK's books and loved them. I should read more, but I'm always too busy reading something else. lol

Re: Stephen King

PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:43 pm
by johnrogers
Under The Dome - Must admit it has been a lot of years since I have read a Stephen King novel.I have read quite a few I guess but a long time ago.My son bought me a copy of UNDER THE DOME as a christmas present - book is 1000 pages long and you almost need a crane to hold it in your hands ( wish it was a download on my kindle ) I picked up the book a few days ago and I am half way through it on page 500 - can not put the book down it is really really good.I have forgotten how good King is as a writer and a storyteller.This book has an aura about it such as the Stand which was a great book.Well this one is an equal.Think I will get caught up on a few Stephen King novels I have bypassed this yea

[b14] Stephen King - Under the Dome - read it - darn good book \:D/