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#1    Bonecrusher

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 01:17 PM

I've just  recently been reading Under The Dome and I've just realised something...
Stephen King is just as good as ever in the autumn of his career.
He can probably retire on what he's done but this guy refuses to rest on his laurels.
I get an absolute buzz when one of his books hits the shelves.
And there's not many of his fellow authors I can mention in the same light.
He's got an impressive CV and I can certainly pick out more than a few highlights.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 01:20 PM

I. Freaking. Love. Stephen. King. A brilliant writer, from his first book to his most recent. I own a good many of his books.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 01:48 PM

View PostHasina, on 13 December 2012 - 01:20 PM, said:

I. Freaking. Love. Stephen. King. A brilliant writer, from his first book to his most recent. I own a good many of his books.
I owned quite a few as well but circumstances out of my control meant I had to abandon them.
It was like a Who Who's of Stephen King at one stage including IT,The Stand,Desperation,Dreamcatcher,Salems Lot,Insomnia,Nightmares and Dreamscapes,Four To Midnight,Carrie and Needful Things.
The only dud tbh was Insomnia but I've missed out on a few recent titles including Cell.
I just love his original approach to horror and conjour up blind terror out of nothing.
To show how much this guy is loved even his golden oldies are still in print.
The outstanding book to be honest is IT but The Stand is also a classic.
Btw William Gaunt in Needful Things is definetly the Devil.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 01:52 PM

To me, his best work is the dark tower series... cept for the last few pages of the series which really ticked me off, lol.


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Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:08 PM

View PostDredimus, on 13 December 2012 - 01:52 PM, said:

To me, his best work is the dark tower series... cept for the last few pages of the series which really ticked me off, lol.
I actually loved the ending.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:36 PM

DUMA KEY  was one of his best, IMO.  I loved it.  I think it was his way of getting over his near death car crash story.  Awesome!

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:37 PM

View PostHasina, on 13 December 2012 - 02:08 PM, said:

I actually loved the ending.
I did too.I had heard from friends that I wouldn't like it.But,who needs friends anyway? :geek:

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:38 PM

I'm going to be a bad host here...
I've not really read anything in the Dark Tower series.
And I should do because a certain Randall Flagg crops up.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:45 PM

View PostWalnut Whip, on 13 December 2012 - 02:38 PM, said:

I'm going to be a bad host here...
I've not really read anything in the Dark Tower series.
And I should do because a certain Randall Flagg crops up.
No one who brings up Stephen King is a bad host.IMO
And yeah.Read the Dark Tower series.I don't think you'll regret it.(or at least,I don't)
Again,my opinion,but I think it's some of his best work.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:50 PM

The Dark Tower series connects a huge number of his books as well. Well worth the read.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:00 PM

I don't read. Except for Stephen King. :)

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:03 PM

His short stories are okay. I find his books to be TERRIBLE. Can't stand them.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:49 PM

The Dark Tower Series...  :td:

I love his other books, but those I never finished.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:13 PM

View PostHasina, on 13 December 2012 - 02:08 PM, said:

I actually loved the ending.

I dunno, in alot of ways I expected it to end the way it did, I was just hoping it wouldnt... The whole "Ka" and "life is a wheel" was just to prevelant in the series NOT to end it the way it did I guess... I have yet to go back and read Wind Through The Keyhole though....

And yeah, nearly all of his books are tied into the dark tower series... everything from his short stories to the green mile.


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Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:16 PM

View PostDredimus, on 13 December 2012 - 06:13 PM, said:



I dunno, in alot of ways I expected it to end the way it did, I was just hoping it wouldnt... The whole "Ka" and "life is a wheel" was just to prevelant in the series NOT to end it the way it did I guess... I have yet to go back and read Wind Through The Keyhole though....

And yeah, nearly all of his books are tied into the dark tower series... everything from his short stories to the green mile.
But there's a slight change to the loop at the end. Remember the Horn of Eld?

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