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#31    Hasina

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:55 PM

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Heck yeah, I have it in my collection! Two of his books that I haven't seen anyone mention on here is "The Talisman" and it's sequel, "Black House", co-written with Peter Straub. It crosses over with the Dark Tower series.
Very much so, I think Roland mentions seeing the ka-tet from Black House in one of the Dark Tower books.
Oh! And isn't that where the 'thinny' idea is originally from?

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 06:28 PM

View PostHasina, on 14 December 2012 - 05:55 PM, said:

Very much so, I think Roland mentions seeing the ka-tet from Black House in one of the Dark Tower books.
Oh! And isn't that where the 'thinny' idea is originally from?

I do believe you are correct.


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Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:09 PM

Dark Tower books are incredible.  Have read them all at least 3 times.

Duma Key was an amazing book as well.

By far the two creepiest stories I think he has ever written are Lisey's Story, which is just so dark...

And a short story named N. which is in his book Just After Sunset.

I don't know why, but N. has always scared me to the core.


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Posted 16 December 2012 - 10:57 PM

Well I'm just getting to the climax of Under The Dome.
You've actually got an entire town enclosed under a dome.
And the protoganists have found the generator to power it.
Tbh it feels like a dumbed down "Lord Of The Flies".
However the rulebook about Stephen King universes has to be changed again.
There's been an intriguing mention of Jack Reacher in the story.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:11 AM

i love kings work so much, no ones mind works like stephen kings. lately ive been finding his novels at second hand stores super cheap, the other day i found IT for 50 cents, BRAND NEW. i'm currently reading the stand and i love it, and OMG I HATE HAROLD LUADER SOOOOO MUCH!! HE KILLED MY FAVORITE CHARACTER!!!


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Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:04 AM

King is a great writer.

My all time favourite is Salem's Lot, but I also love the Stand, the Cycle of the Werewolf, the Gunslinger and Cujo


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Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:48 PM

View PostDoctor manhattan, on 17 December 2012 - 10:11 AM, said:

i love kings work so much, no ones mind works like stephen kings. lately ive been finding his novels at second hand stores super cheap, the other day i found IT for 50 cents, BRAND NEW. i'm currently reading the stand and i love it, and OMG I HATE HAROLD LUADER SOOOOO MUCH!! HE KILLED MY FAVORITE CHARACTER!!!
Tbh I though Harold Lauder was  pretty much misunderstood.
At the end of the day he was only a pawn in Randall Flagg's plans.
And he was used by Nadia Cross in some kind of honeytrap.
So when his bomb-making expertise wasn't needed anymore he got ditched like trash.
But he was put out when the source of his fascination Fran left him for Stu.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:54 PM

View Posttyrant lizard, on 17 December 2012 - 11:04 AM, said:

King is a great writer.

My all time favourite is Salem's Lot, but I also love the Stand, the Cycle of the Werewolf, the Gunslinger and Cujo
My dad thinks Salem's Lot is the penultimate vampire book.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:12 PM

I think Salem's Lot is an even better vampire story than the story it is based on, Dracula.


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Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:08 PM

Maybe there's a version of the Dome that keeps the vampires cooped up in Salem's Lot.
A variation of denying one of these creatures entry inside your house.
Because they never seem to stray outside city limits.
Though in reality I think they are paralysed in grief due to the sudden staking of Barlow.
Tbh though any unwary traveller will get turned if they stray close to their lair.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:50 PM

Vintage King is the best.

1. The Shining
2. IT
3. Salem's Lot
4. Pet Sematary
5. Cujo
6. The Long Walk
7. Skeleton Crew
8. The Night Shift
9. The Stand
10. Different Seasons

The book that got me into Stephen King was Pet Sematary.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 03:28 AM

As movies go, Cujo was unwatchable and Christine was stupid beyond stupid.  Stephen King sucks!


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Posted 21 December 2012 - 04:04 AM

i've got scads of stephen king novels in my library. they're good for when i want an 'inbetween books' book. i wouldn't say he's the best author going though - i've read others who are just as imaginative but don't recycle the same characters, or locations, or monsters
some people enjoy that with his stories, but i say move on and get some new material!
clive barker is an author that most stephen king fans would like, but his tales are different every time.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:22 AM

View Postwhitelight, on 21 December 2012 - 03:28 AM, said:

As movies go, Cujo was unwatchable and Christine was stupid beyond stupid.  Stephen King sucks!
stephen king doe's not "suck", he's a great writer but his book's dont alway's translate well into film. i thought christine was a great film, but cujo not so much.


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Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:16 AM

View PostJGirl, on 21 December 2012 - 04:04 AM, said:

i've got scads of stephen king novels in my library. they're good for when i want an 'inbetween books' book. i wouldn't say he's the best author going though - i've read others who are just as imaginative but don't recycle the same characters, or locations, or monsters
some people enjoy that with his stories, but i say move on and get some new material!
clive barker is an author that most stephen king fans would like, but his tales are different every time.

His vintage stuff is his best stuff, yes, he recycled characters (or stereotypes) back then too but overall I feel the writing and story quality was higher.

Post-IT, Stephen King has written more than his fair share of stinkers and makes me wonder about the amount of money he makes per a word considering the size and amount of superfluous filler in his later books.

"I charge thee in the sight of God, who giveth life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed the good confession; that thou keep the commandment, without spot, without reproach, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: which in its own times he shall show, WHO IS THE BLESSED AND ONLY POTENTE, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS; who only hath immortality, dwelling in light unapproachable; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honor and power eternal. Amen" (I Tim 6:13-16).




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