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Default  Posted: 11:02 AM, June 16th (Saturday)

i like stephen king books a lot--- sometimes! carrie is prob my favorite. after i read carrie, i picked out another... the girl who loved tom green. not that great.

can you recommend any along the lines of carrie? i also liked insomnia sort of... it was very looooong though!


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Default  Posted: 2:45 PM, June 16th (Saturday)

I really liked "Bag of Bones." It has been years since I read it and I can't really say what I liked about it but I really liked it at the time.


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Default  Posted: 3:27 PM, June 16th (Saturday)

This is kind of funny, but I never dared to read any Stephen King books as a teen after seeing Carrie, the movie. And the Shining. I still am unsure If I want to read the actual books.

But I like his style now, after taking a chance and reading 11/22/63. After that I read "The Dead Zone", which is excellent. And now I'm reading "The Stand" and am halfway through and enjoying it.

I don't have any other ideas for books similar to Carrie, but I'm sure you'll find it if you do a search on Stephen King.


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Default  Posted: 3:30 PM, June 16th (Saturday)

I liked Carrie too.
Thinner would be the closest one to it(included a naive character learning about the other side and using curses to seek revenge too)

I've only seen the movie of Christine (need to read it!) but it seems similar to Carrie too (a naive character crossing over to the dark side)

Misery is my favorite books

Bag of Bones.. not so much (kinda gave me nightmares)

Four Seasons (which is really 4 short stories) had two good stories (which were movies: The Shawshank Redemption and is Stand By Me) and two not so good stories.


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Default  Posted: 4:14 PM, June 16th (Saturday)

If you loved Carrie, read Firestarter, The Dead Zone, The Green Mile and The Dark Half.

I love his supernatural creature books, like The Stand, Salem's Lot, and IT. The others are great, but these are my favorites.


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Default  Posted: 4:19 PM, June 16th (Saturday)

Not similar to Carrie but good nonetheless (IMO) is Under The Dome. A good short story collection is Just Past Midnight. One I thought was interesting is From A Buick 8.

I can't really think of any right now that are that similar to Carrie but I have noticed him moving away from the straight horror he's most known for. One bit of advice: if you're even slightly prone to nightmares do not read Pet Sematary. Seriously. It's almost the definition of a horror story. It's the one book even he was thinking "Where the f*ck did *that* come from??" He literally had it locked away for almost ten years. It took some very persuasive talking by his agent to get him to agree to get it published.


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Default  Posted: 4:21 PM, June 16th (Saturday)

I agree Clarrisa! I had such a hard time reading that book, and the movie is the only horror movie I have not been able to watch all the way through.


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Default  Posted: 8:03 PM, June 16th (Saturday)

I love love LOVE The Stand.


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Default  Posted: 8:20 PM, June 16th (Saturday)

I agree with Sad about the books, but Pet Semetary is my fav film adaptation of his books.

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Default  Posted: 9:13 PM, June 16th (Saturday)

But Dirk! The Green Mile? The Shawshank Redemption?? Stand by Me???


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Default  Posted: 11:18 PM, June 16th (Saturday)

I like The Green Mile as well. They stayed very faithful to the book. I've read Pet Sematary (twice!) and saw the movie. While the movie was good, it didn't (couldn't really) do justice to the book since, perforce, they had to cut a lot out. No, the movie is much less horrifying than the book.

As for The Stand, it's one of my all time faves of his. I must have read it half a dozen times or more. Saw the mini series as well.


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Default  Posted: 7:50 AM, June 17th (Sunday)

I have read most of Kings books and my fave is The Stand I read it at least once a year. My fave short stories are The Long Walk and The Running Man. Running Man is absolutely nothing like the movie. "IT" the book was good the mini series was horrible.
Needful Things is pretty good not true horror but kind of thought provoking, be careful what you wish for, kind of way.

But for a cool read I go for Clive Cussler. Dirk


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Default  Posted: 9:48 PM, June 17th (Sunday)

thanks for the recs!!

i have to read pet sematary after all the talk of how scary it is!!!!

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Default  Posted: 11:48 PM, June 17th (Sunday)

I too love 'The Stand', but also enjoyed 'The Dark Half'.


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Default  Posted: 2:13 PM, June 22nd (Friday)

11/22/63

One of the BEST books I have ever read by any author.

I really loved it.

Under the Dome is great. Duma Key was good, too. I like his Dark Tower series.
Everything's Eventual is a good short story collection.
So is Full Dark, No Stars.

Shawshank, The Body, Apt Pupil..those can be found in "Different Seasons".

Nightmares and Dreamscapes has some scary ones in it, also.

I also liked "The Talisman" and the sequal "Black House".

(can you tell I'm a Stephen King nerd? )


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Default  Posted: 2:17 PM, June 22nd (Friday)

I couldn't get into the Dark Tower series - is it just me? Although I loved The Talisman and Black House.

Most of his older stuff I read as a teen. I think I need to go on a Stephen King kick and re-read everything.


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Default  Posted: 5:47 PM, June 22nd (Friday)

If I remember correctly, the Green mile was released as a 6 volume book. I just couldn't be bothered to pay the money for the books.

But it was a great movie

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Default  Posted: 8:36 PM, June 22nd (Friday)

LOVE Stephen King. I've read them all.

You have to read Skeleton Crew, just for "The Mist", one of his best (long) short stories.

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Default  Posted: 8:46 PM, June 22nd (Friday)

I'm such a SK freak I bought and read Danse Macabre


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Default  Posted: 8:57 PM, June 22nd (Friday)

dirk, The Green Mile is out in one volume. That's how I got it. I also saw the individual "episodes" on sale.

Another of his novellas that's really good is The Langoliers. It was made into a two parter for TV and again stayed very faithful to what was written. There was one scene where one of the characters delivers something of a monologue and I'd swear it was taken verbatim from the story.

Some of the movies made from his stories were just plain crap and at least one had absolutely *nothing* to do with the story it was based on, a short story at that. Which leads me to wonder, just how in hell did they get *6* movies from a short story??? (Children Of The Corn)


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Default  Posted: 7:39 AM, June 23rd (Saturday)

I haven't read the "Mist" but I have the teleplay on CD and I love it. I did not go see the movie or rent it. I don't want to ruin the story for myself.


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Default  Posted: 7:43 AM, June 23rd (Saturday)

The Langoliers is the only SK story I have been able to get my husband to read. He loved it. The miniseries is awesome, we watch it every time it comes on.


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Default  Posted: 11:34 AM, June 23rd (Saturday)

Good reads : Just Past Midnight,
Skeleton Crew, IT

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Default  Posted: 2:36 PM, June 23rd (Saturday)

I have read and reread "Pet Sematary: more times than I would care to admit. Read it for the first time in 7th grade, and I LOVE it. So scary.

I really enjoyed Hearts in Atlantis, and Gerald's Game is good. The Shining is excellent.

Lots of good ones.


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Default  Posted: 10:50 AM, June 28th (Thursday)

Oh I LOVED Gerald's Game! The psychological mind fuck is always the scariest thing!

Christine was a good book, too..love The Langoliers, and Skeleton Crew, too!

Have you read any of his Bachman books?

Thinner, The Running Man, Roadwork, The Long Walk...Blaze...The Regulators (man what a fucked up story that is! Along with the companion Stephen King's Desperation)

1408 is one of my favoite King stort stories..it's included in "Everything's Eventual". The movie with John Cusak was very good, I thought. Pretty true to the story.

I think there's a new show coming to primetime TV called "666 Park Avenue" or something that is supposed to be loosely based on 1408.

'Salem's Lot is another favorite..as is The Dead Zone.

Also, if you have the writing bug, King's "On Writing" has to be hand's down, one of the best books out there dedicated to the craft.


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Default  Posted: 11:39 AM, June 28th (Thursday)

Oh man. I thought they did SUCH a great job with the movie for 1408. So creepy, so very very creepy.


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Default  Posted: 9:51 PM, June 29th (Friday)

itainteasy, of the Bachman books, I'd have to say that The Long Walk is my favorite. Kinda 1984ish, if you know what I mean. In my younger days I could have probably done the walk but never would have kept up the minimum 4 mph.

Anyhoo, I liked most of his short story collections that I've read. Mostly good stories but some meh stories as well. The guy's a great writer but even he has off days like most writers.

Of the last few books of his I admit that I bought them just because he wrote them. The fact that they were very good if not great stories (IMO) is not really surprising to me. I wish I had even a quarter of his talent...

But a question for those who have or will post on this thread: does anyone but me also enjoy reading his intros as much as the story?


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Default  Posted: 1:54 PM, July 3rd (Tuesday)

What about Dolores Claiborne? I read the book but I think the movie was even better.

I bought the movie and watch it often.

I was worried that after his accident he would never write again. And I think his writing is different since then.


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Default  Posted: 2:16 PM, July 3rd (Tuesday)

I do enjoy his intros.

I also love his letters to CR (Constant Reader) at the end of his books.

I used to wonder what bedtime stories at the King house were like, with both him and Tabby being horror story novelists.


I liked Dolores Claiborne. It was a very interesting story.

I really get into his...."wrong feeling" place stories. Like The Shining, and Rose Red.


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Long time SK reader here, & one of my fave's is Needful Things. It is great to show the unpleasant domino effect of some people's choices. ummm!

"A new shop named "Needful Things" opens in the town of Castle Rock, Maine, sparking the curiosity of its citizens.

The proprietor, Leland Gaunt, is a charming elderly gentleman who always seems to have an item in stock that is perfectly suited to any customer who comes through his door.

The prices are surprisingly low, considering the merchandise - such as a rare Sandy Koufax baseball card, a carnival glass lampshade, & a fragment of wood believed to be from Noah's Ark - but he expects each customer to also play a little prank on someone else in Castle Rock.

Gaunt knows about the long-standing private grudges, arguments, & feuds between the various townspeople, & the pranks are his means of forcing them to escalate until the whole town is eventually caught up in madness & violence."


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Default  Posted: 10:15 AM, July 7th (Saturday)

If you are looking for more female centric king books ... which is what it sounds like . There's rose madder, liseys story, Delores Claiborne, Gerald's game, and fire starter ... can't think of others right now.

Personally I love the dark tower series I haven't read the new one yet ... still reading the song of fire and ice series by George rr Martin .. which is the basis for the game of thrones ... I'm almost done with book two and its a great series


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Default  Posted: 12:09 PM, July 9th (Monday)

Lisey's story was a good book.

I almost forgot it was a Stephen King---and then, there it was..the supernatural scary.


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Default  Posted: 12:38 PM, July 9th (Monday)

Carrie is some very early works by SK. nothing comes close to the girl whom everyone treated so badly. That is a one of a kind book by him. He almost threw it away!!! He had written part of it based on a girl he had went to school with. He didn't like the way it was going so threw it in the trash beside his desk. His wife picked it out of there and began reading it. She told him she wanted to know more about this girl. So he finished it and it is his wife's favorite book. I love it too. I could be Carrie (without the powers though)

Anyway.. if you like the scary SK writing, go for Bag of Bones. Truly one of the best and scariest ghost stories ever writtten! And then there is The Shining. Another scary ass book lol

I just finished his book about the JFK assasination and it is not scary but it's a great read with lots of twists and turns. Really you can't go wrong with any of books. they are all really good


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Default  Posted: 9:17 PM, July 17th (Tuesday)

Anybody read The Wind Through the Keyhole yet? It's Dark Tower book 4.5 (more or less), and it was his best DT book since Drawing of the Three, in my opinion. He really got his groove back! A story within a story within a story, and all 3 are fascinating to me.

And I loved Sma'Toot!

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Default  Posted: 11:21 PM, July 17th (Tuesday)

2 words. Dark. Tower.

I read the entire series (almost as many pages as the old encyclopedia Britannica!) and....honestly....near the end of the series I was rationing how many pages I would allow myself to read each day. It was so good I didn't want it to end! I felt a real connection to the characters and also felt like I was living in the story.

I've just started the newest book in the series (a story that was written as a supplement between two of the already published volumes) and it's like visiting with old friends.

The Dark Tower (Gunslinger) series is the very, very best!!!


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I came across a tattered paperback edition of "The Stand" left behind in a laundromat years ago..and I was hooked. It is still my favorite; when it was re-released in it's entirety I got it in hardcover. "It" is a close second favorite. I started the "Dark Tower" series, but fell off from them.

For a while, I lost interest in SK's books..not sure when, but I read a book or two that just didn't do it for me. Insomnia was good; I remember Rose Madder and Geralds Game. I am thinking of 11/22/63 because I've heard a LOT of good reviews on it, so maybe that will rekindle my interest.


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Default  Posted: 9:33 AM, July 24th (Tuesday)

I like his Bachman stuff. Running Man is one of my favorite Dystopia/Sci-Fi stories. Really liked the first 3 Gunslinger books, thought the rest were blah, couldn't even finish the 6th one.


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Default  Posted: 9:29 PM, July 25th (Wednesday)

Haven't read any Stephen King in years...20 or more!!!

Just read 11/22/63. Reminded me why I read his work to begin with. I just love how he ties up every last string (no pun intended with the book).

Thoroughly enjoyed it.


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Default  Posted: 6:00 AM, July 26th (Thursday)

Just read 11/22/63

I'm reading it now, Punky. It's King at his best.


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DOH!  Posted: 7:51 AM, July 26th (Thursday)

Let me know what you think!!!!


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Default  Posted: 3:15 PM, August 16th (Thursday)

I've read just about everything this guy has written, I find his earlier work to be much better than his more recent stuff.

My top faves of his were The Stand, The Talisman, It (I still have issues w/ walking over sewer lids), and the Green Mile.


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Default  Posted: 4:39 PM, August 16th (Thursday)

Loved Needful Things!!

I also was scared shitless reading Cell

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Default  Posted: 6:16 PM, August 16th (Thursday)

The Shining was one of the few novels I have ever read that made the hair stand up on the back of my neck. I read it as a teenager, and I can remember being in my room in my childhood home, one of the coziest, safest places in my life ever, and I was completely freaked out.

That's my favorite of his. The movie is also excellent; Jack Nicholson was a great choice for the main character.

I also loved Christine-- nothing better than an evil, classic car! The special effects in the movie version are fun, though I didn't think that the movie was at all scary.

And yeah... see the mini-series version of It even if you don't read the book. I don't care for the ending, but Tim Curry as Pennywise...


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Default  Posted: 6:47 PM, August 16th (Thursday)

2 words. Dark. Tower.

this ^

my user name and the first part of my tag line... dt junkies will get it .

I've read all of his published works and all of the Bachman books. "the girl who loved tom gordan" was the least favorite.. wasn't king-ish enough for my taste.

if any of you liked "the shining" there will be a new book coming out called DR Sleep about the little boy "danny" and his life as an adult and how he uses his shine

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Default  Posted: 7:12 PM, August 16th (Thursday)

DR Sleep about the little boy "danny" and his life as an adult and how he uses his shine


No shit!?! I'll be on pins & needles!


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^^I was so excited to hear about that!!!

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Default  Posted: 2:39 PM, August 20th (Monday)

I am reading Duma Key right now and it's SO FREAKING GOOD that I want to sneak off to the bathroom in my office and read until 5:00.


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Default  Posted: 9:33 PM, August 20th (Monday)

I just saw this thread.

I LOVE Stephen King. But I hate a few of his books. I can tell by about page 60 if I am going to hate it. I used to push myself thru the ones I hate, now I just know and put it down. I pushed thru The Tommyknockers. I disliked it by page 60 but I kept pushing thru it thinking I would like it. I never did. I never got past page 60 on Needful Things. But then I thought Gerald's Game was delightful when many people I know could not get past about page 30 and the dog (if you read it you know what I mean...).

Oh, and I HATED The Long Walk. OMG, when I got to the end I was pissed. I was like "This is it??!! I stayed up late and it ends like THAT??"

Amazingly I have not ready any of the Dark Tower. I missed the first few when they came out and then I felt like I was behind the curve. I felt like I need to read them in order, but I may be wrong about that.

I also read his non-fiction On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. In it he talks a lot about his accident and the difficulty he had writing again after that. Duma Key was partly inspired by his struggle.

One note about movies that were made about his books. The ones in the late 70's and early 80's he was not involved in the writing of the script or the production. He sold the movies rights to a couple of his books after Carrie became a big movie hit. So a lot of them, like Salom's Lot, are crap. And he HATED the original movie The Shining. So he vowed to be involved in every movie after that and not to ever sell the rights again. And in many of his movies he has a cameo.


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Default  Posted: 3:19 PM, August 22nd (Wednesday)

I've only read Carrie and that was in highschool, after reading this thread I bought The Stand to see what I have been missing...it's losing me..*SPOILER ALERT* I'm at the part where the survivors are having dreams and I gotta tell you, the now that it looks like it's between good and evil, it's getting pretty predictable

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HAHAHA!! Years ago after reading Gerald's Game...I would not let hubby tie me to the bed anymore...He was a bit bummed out! Snorts.......

HATED The Dome...thought the ending was a big cop out...felt he lost the story line and just came up with something off the top of his head.

Am reading 11/22/63..and enjoying it. I am a Dark Towers fan though, those are the best. Although SK drove me nuts waiting...waiting...waiting...for the next installment.

My fav author is Dean Koontz, but he has had a few stinkers also.
Just finished reading Odd Apocalypse. The Odd Thomas series is great.


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Default  Posted: 9:21 AM, August 23rd (Thursday)

Jana, I loved Duma Key.

I also really like On Writing.

I will read anything he writes. I may not like everything, but I'll read it.

I liked The Dome. I get what you mean about the ending, though, Misty. I thought he definitely could have done more there.


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Default  Posted: 1:47 PM, August 23rd (Thursday)

Hi. My name is need_hope and I'm a Stephen King junkie.

Anytime I got a new book I would just devour it. I'd start out by promising myself that I would only read a certain number of pages each day so I could make it last but that would never last. I'd be up late at night, eyes dry and tired, reading page after page because I couldn't stop in the middle of a tense & scary part and wouldn't stop during the calm parts.

Yep, I've got it bad.


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Default  Posted: 1:36 PM, August 24th (Friday)

I am just startingv The Long Road by BAchman. So far gooooooooood. Just finished 11/23/63 GREAT BOOK. I read it in 3 days.


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I'd start out by promising myself that I would only read a certain number of pages each day so I could make it last but that would never last. I'd be up late at night, eyes dry and tired, reading page after page because I couldn't stop in the middle of a tense & scary part and wouldn't stop during the calm parts.

That is why I love his short stories so much! I can read 1 from start to finish in a single sitting and then mull over it. I am pretty good at only ready 1 story at a time.


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Default  Posted: 4:50 PM, September 20th (Thursday)

I am a huge SK fan! The Dark Tower series will forever be the best thing I have read. I even got a tattoo based on it.


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Default  Posted: 6:53 AM, September 22nd (Saturday)

I have a lot of trouble reading SK as an adult, since I have less reading time and a shorter attention span I don't have as much patience to sit through his extreme wordiness.

However I LOVED It, the Stand, Pet Sematary and the Talisman. Also liked the Dead Zone, the Mist... some of the short stories like the one where the kid opens his eyes going through the tube thing? I couldn't get through the Dark Tower series... every time I would wait for a new one to come out I'd forget everything that happened before and lose interest. So many words, so few things happened that I couldn't justify trying to re-read to remember what the story was about.

I've told my son that Stephen King made an entire generation of kids scared of balloons. Our family was at a lake once and it was overcast right before a rainstorm hit, and a bright red balloon on a string blew across the beach - completely out of place - and DH and I both SHUDDERED! Seriously the eeriest thing ever, and DS who was 15 at the time thought we were crazy. We blamed Stephen King.


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Default  Posted: 8:02 AM, October 31st (Wednesday)

I've read all the SK's, with the exception of the Dark Tower series. My favorites were It, Needful Things, Desperation, and The Regulators. Lisey's Story was also a pretty good new one.


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Default  Posted: 8:15 AM, October 31st (Wednesday)

LOVE!!!

The first SK book i read was "The Long Walk"....by far my favorite read so far. Its an oldie, but seriously a goodie, and i while in collage I wrote a very horrible screen play on it for a class i was taking.

His Richard Bachman writings are really good.

I have ready every book, most of his articles, and many of his ebooks and book on tapes.

Ironically - can not STAND scary movies - no way.


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Default  Posted: 10:48 AM, October 31st (Wednesday)

Four Seasons (which is really 4 short stories) had two good stories (which were movies: The Shawshank Redemption and is Stand By Me) and two not so good stories.

I just wanted to say that this one is actually called _Different Seasons_ and that three of the stories were made into movies. I liked all four stories, but "The Breathing Method is a bit different and probably wouldn't be to everyone's taste.

That being said, I am a HUGE Stephen King fan and I love most of his books (though I'll definitely agree with you about _The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon_). I'd say his best works are his short story collections. They are often overlooked in favor of his epic novels but they are really his best work. Sure, every short story collection contains a few duds, but his contain some real jewels that make it so worth it.


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Default  Posted: 1:06 PM, October 31st (Wednesday)

some of the short stories like the one where the kid opens his eyes going through the tube thing?

Which book was that in? I am vaguely remembering it now . . .

I think about that story The Sun Dog a lot - you know, the one where the boy buys the polaroid camera and with every picture he takes, the demon dog gets closer? I may have actually already posted about the Sun Dog on this thread.

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Default  Posted: 12:22 AM, November 1st (Thursday)

The Jaunt in Skeleton Crew I think?


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Default  Posted: 3:12 PM, November 1st (Thursday)

me of the short stories like the one where the kid opens his eyes going through the tube thing?

This is definitely "The Jaunt" from _Skeleton Crew_ as LovesLaboursLost suggested. The kid stays conscious during teleportation.


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Default  Posted: 1:06 AM, November 7th (Wednesday)

'Salem's Lot

I absolutely love it and read it about once a year.

Most of King's books somehow make me feel nostalgic even though he's usually writing about small town America in the 1960s and 70s and I grew up in rural England in the 1980s. He conveys just childhood brilliantly.


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Default  Posted: 5:56 PM, November 23rd (Friday)

IT was probably my favorite Stephen King book of all time. I could not sleep for WEEKS without the lights on.

I also read the Amityville Horror and scared myself silly. I live in NY and drove past the darn house after I read the book.


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Default  Posted: 8:20 PM, March 25th (Monday)

I can't believe there are 4 pages dedicated to Stephen King works here and only 1 mention of The Tommyknockers....and that 1 mention "hated" it LOL! I loved that story!

It would be so hard to choose but if I was forced too....I'd have to name The Long Walk as one of my fav King (er... Bachman) works for sure.

Other than The Dark Tower series (I'm gonna have to start that someday) I think I've pretty much read everything he's published too. The only one I could not finish is Lisey's Story. I hated it. I couldn't believe that was King.

Don't think anyone's mentioned Dream Catcher yet! I'll never forget "Shit Weasels" LOL. Or how about Cujo?!! I loved that story when I was a teenager but was so scared of big dogs afterwards...and then I was shocked to later read in "On Writing" that King barely even remembers writing Cujo as he was so 'coked' out lol!

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IT was probably my favorite Stephen King book of all time. I could not sleep for WEEKS without the lights on.

I just finished It - I had to go back and read it after Bevvy from the levy and Richie from the ditchie showed up in 11/22/63.

I haven't read The Tommyknockers and Cujo in probably 16 years - I need to go back and read them! I don't think I've read all of "On Writing" although I THINK I own it somewhere. I remember Cujo being pretty freaky. I think I read Tommyknockers in middle school - my parents really should have paid more attention to my reading material.


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Default  Posted: 12:35 PM, March 26th (Tuesday)

I am a long time King fan too. My dad got me hooked reading him when I was a young teen.

Callis Rose by Mark Tufo is very good and along the lines of Carrie/Firestarter.

I started reading his zombie series and got hooked.

Give him a try.


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Dolores Claiborne is a wonderful book and movie.


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I just finished It - I had to go back and read it after Bevvy from the levy and Richie from the ditchie showed up in 11/22/63.

I LOVED how he brought characters from other books into 11/22/63

IT is my favorite King book. I have yet to get through The Stand - I've tried and failed reading it numerous times. Maybe this summer I'll tackle it again.


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Default  Posted: 3:38 AM, April 3rd (Wednesday)

I didn't read replies, but I think King is a great story teller.

Prefer more books like The Dead Zone, Needful Things, Different Seasons; Misery and Dolores Claibourne to his more sci-fi stuff.



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I finally finished The Stand and LOVED IT!


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Default  Posted: 3:39 PM, May 6th (Monday)

I finally finished The Stand and LOVED IT!


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Default  Posted: 2:04 PM, May 29th (Wednesday)

I'm going to be re-reading The Stand this summer. It shall be my beach book.

I'm looking forward to Dr. Sleep.


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Default  Posted: 2:01 AM, May 30th (Thursday)

Love Stephen King!! The Shining was the first of his that I read and I was hooked.

I absolutely LOVE The Dark Tower Series and the most recent The Wind Through the Keyhole.


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Default  Posted: 1:21 AM, May 31st (Friday)

I just read where I did reply, not long ago.

I love 'The Green Mile' but thought it was kinda shitty to have to buy it piece-meal.

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Default  Posted: 9:05 PM, May 31st (Friday)

I read an article recently that basically said Stephen King is a good author, but because he churns out so many books people expect a stellar piece of work each time. Sometimes I think King can get long winded, but I use to really enjoy his books. Now my absolute favorite book of his... I NEVER hear people talk about. It is called The Eyes of the Dragon, and it is pure fantasy. I do believe it is tied in somehow with the Dark Tower novels. One of his best, little known works.

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DI, I LOVE The Eyes of the Dragon!

The villian in TEotD is the same as the villian in the Dark Tower, and in The Stand.

I read somewhere (maybe on his website?) that he was consciously trying to tie all of his stories together. And likely tie them all to The Dark Tower.

After all, "we are all servants of the beam".


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Default  Posted: 12:59 AM, June 12th (Wednesday)

Ive been reading SK for years.
I certainly haven't read everything he has written but I've read the vast majority and I love it all.


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Anyone read Joyland yet?


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Default  Posted: 12:18 PM, July 2nd (Tuesday)

^Not yet, but I'm probably going to buy it this weekend, as I finished The Stand and I'm dying to read more King.


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Default  Posted: 12:48 PM, July 2nd (Tuesday)

read Joyland as soon as it came out .

it was a good read, and an easy read if you've read King before. not quite as heavily "Kingish" as some of the older, more known works. more mystery sided than supernatural.


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Default  Posted: 2:34 PM, July 9th (Tuesday)

I'm so glad someone mentioned Eyes of the Dragon! Awesome book, and my favorite SK for sure. It does seem to be less well know, and I'm not sure why. Maybe because its written more like a fairy tale. But the CREEPY is still in there, for sure! Any SK fans who haven't read it, you should give it a try!


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Default  Posted: 11:08 PM, July 13th (Saturday)

I'm reading his book "On Writing. A Memoir of the Craft" and it's a very interesting part memoir/part writing book. I enjoyed learning about his childhood and his process of writing and what inspired him. I've never been a huge fan of his really scary books, but will try a few of the ones mentioned in this thread.


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Default  Posted: 8:09 AM, July 15th (Monday)

My name is Tush, and I am a King addict. Or was, I'm in recovery for the most part now.

I think his early stuff, The Stand, Talisman, IT, Shining were is greatest ones. Of course Eyes of the Dragon was great, and overlooked by many. Green Mile, and the Tower series were quite good too. It just seems that he has sold out, and writes some stuff that is just junk to make more money.

I have not read a good new book from him in a very long time. I pretty much quit trying. Although I will read The Stand, IT, or the Talisman every few years. OH and I almost forgot one of the best coming of age books ever.
Stand by Me. LOVED LOVED LOVED that one.


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Default  Posted: 10:47 AM, July 16th (Tuesday)

Love his early works--the Shining, Dead Zone, Salems Lot.

For me, after the seventies his work became lacking and more hacking, with a dew exceptions here and there. He is incredibly prolific, but I think he should take a few years off to conceive of one great work instead of so many mediocre ones.


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Default  Posted: 7:21 PM, July 17th (Wednesday)

Haven't read much Stephen King over the past few years, but loved him growing up. My wife bought me two of King's recent books last month... Under the Dome and 11/22/63 and I was planning on reading Under the Dome in advance of the show. Couldn't really get too far into Under the Dome (I'll probably finish it at some point), but wasn't working for me.

On the other-hand, 11/22/63 is such a beautiful novel. The premise is irresistible... An english teacher finds a time portal to 1958 and takes up a "mission" to save Kennedy. The book is a great amalgamation of genres... science fiction, romance, mystery. It isn't really like anything of King's I've read before and it is a great, touching work. More a love story than a time travel book though, but I highly recommend it. It is a monster length wise, but nothing out of the norm for King.


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Default  Posted: 1:54 PM, July 18th (Thursday)

I just watched a couple episodes of Under The Dome, and am now thinking I should read the book.

Has anyone read it?


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Default  Posted: 6:18 PM, July 22nd (Monday)

Am a King fanatic...love all his work except for Misery...found that one really disturbing and when I read his "On Writing", I understood why.

Read the Gunslinger series from first to last book when he finally published the last one....went on a 7 day vacation and never got out of the hammock....loved every word of it.

Joyland was good...a light easy read and once again, King makes the characters jump off the page and you feel as if you know them.

Can't wait for the book about Danny!

Last, I signed on and purchased the chapters of the "The Plant" when he started the project online many years ago.....he never finished it but it was fun to read and look forward to the chapters coming out...wonder if he'll ever finish it....


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Default  Posted: 10:46 AM, August 5th (Monday)

I've read Under The Dome.

The series is very different from the book.

I enjoyed the book. I wish he would have gone a little further with the ending, though.


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Default  Posted: 5:03 PM, August 17th (Saturday)

I love King--and seriously, I think the best book he's written, one that will have lasting impact, is his book On Writing. It should be required reading for every high school and college student. Brilliant insight into the process of writing.


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Default  Posted: 2:25 AM, September 9th (Monday)

After all these years I finally decided to read The Shining after seeing the movie a zillion times. I am always interested in finding out how movies differ from the book. I am about 3/4 done, and there are some big differences. Am enjoying the book though.

Better late than never...


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Default  Posted: 6:02 PM, September 9th (Monday)

Shining 2? I thought I read something about this.Has anyone else heard this.


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Yes Dirk Pitt

"Dr. Sleep" will be out Sept 24th. It's about grown up Danny from the Shining.


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Default  Posted: 8:24 PM, September 9th (Monday)

I am always afraid to pick up a King book because they often scare me to death. Then I do and can't put it down. He's an amazing wordsmith.
Loved The Stand, read it repeatedly, The Talisman, Tommyknockers. Scared myself silly with Carrie, The Shining.

Can't wait to renew my acquaintance with SK upon retirement in October!


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Default  Posted: 9:03 AM, September 10th (Tuesday)

Thanks for the info unfound.

I can't wait to read that one.


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Default  Posted: 3:20 PM, September 25th (Wednesday)

"Dr. Sleep" will be out Sept 24th. It's about grown up Danny from the Shining.

Just downloaded it on my Kindle today

Can't wait to get the living shit scared out of me - if it's anything like The Shining - it will indeed do that.


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Default  Posted: 6:16 PM, September 25th (Wednesday)

Schilling, I've read Under The Dome a couple times. I thought it was an excellent read. However, if you're going to buy it, go for the paperback, the hardback is a wristbreaker...

As it compares to the series, I saw where it could go off the rails at the first episode. They made at least 3 major changes that I know of and I only saw the first episode. I know some here weren't thrilled with the ending but I personally was satisfied with it. Read it and judge for yourself.


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Default  Posted: 10:58 PM, September 25th (Wednesday)

Under the dome seemed like he had gotten bored with the story and threw in the you-know-what's in the end just to have a didn't see that ending. I personally thought he got lazy or was getting paid by the page. I have read all his books and love his stuff, but the dome was blah.

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Default  Posted: 4:38 PM, September 26th (Thursday)

Finished "Dr. Sleep" last night .


For the love of pancakes, this book needs to be made into a movie.

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Default  Posted: 9:40 AM, October 1st (Tuesday)

Couldn't put Dr. Sleep down last night and didn't get much sleep.

Finished it early this morning....all I can say is Wow...

King does it again......


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Default  Posted: 9:03 AM, October 9th (Wednesday)

I need to join a recovery program for Stephen King.

I'm a big fan of his early work - Salem's Lot was my first book and still stands up if your looking for a good scare. I slept with a crucifix for MONTHS...The Stand, IT, The Shining...

How can that man write more books than I can read?


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Default  Posted: 6:49 PM, October 11th (Friday)

Been reading King since I was a teen and he was also writing under the name Richard Bachman......Now I'm showing my age.....


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Default  Posted: 2:23 PM, October 12th (Saturday)

I've been eyeballing Dr. Sleep, and really want to read it.

It's been over 20 (25? 30? ack!) since I read The Shining....should I re-read it first to help remember?


Green Mile, IT, Misery, Thinner...classic SK.


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Default  Posted: 2:48 PM, October 12th (Saturday)

IT, 1401, and Salem's Lot. Everything's Eventual was awesome too. I spent many years living in a very small town so Salem's Lot hit a little too close to home!


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Default  Posted: 2:31 PM, October 15th (Tuesday)

I finished Dr. Sleep Sunday evening.

GREAT STUFF.


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