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#1    Test_Bear

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Posted 10 February 2003 - 12:17 AM

                                                Thoughts? Anyone read it?                                                

"If I laugh at any human thing 'tis so I do not weep."     -Lord Byron

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Posted 10 February 2003 - 11:22 AM

                                                Got to admit Test Bear that I thought this one was pretty hard to get into, although I have decided to give it another go and its improving. I prefer Stephen King's other works e.g. It and The Stand                                                


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Posted 02 March 2003 - 06:05 PM

                                                  Am halfway this book and I have to agree on Emmy here... very hard to get through...

King's older work is way better than this one... Normally I finish a King novel in two, three days tops...

With this one I feel relieved when I fought my way through another chapter...
I will finish the book though.. especially now Emmy says it's getting better....                                                  

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Posted 02 March 2003 - 06:51 PM

                                                  
Though I have not read this one, I agree that Mr King has lost the plot of late...
(no pun intended, or maybe it was  wink.gif  )

My King faves are:



The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
Dolores Claiborne
It
Misery
Rita Hayworth & The Shawshank Redemption
Firestarter


All of which are pretty long ago...                                                  

Edited by Loonboy, 09 March 2003 - 03:36 PM.


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Posted 02 March 2003 - 07:44 PM

                                                  Hmmm
My faves are

Needful Things
Rita Hayworth  & the Shawshank Redemption.
The Wizard and the Glass Series.
The Green Mile.
Misery.

again those apart from the Green Mile are fairly older ones smile.gif                                                  

Edited by Celticwitch_00, 02 March 2003 - 07:45 PM.

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Posted 03 March 2003 - 06:17 AM

                                                  OK, if we're gonna post lists here's mine:

1) Bag o' Bones
2) The Green Mile
3) Needful Things
4) The Stand
5) It                                                  

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Posted 03 March 2003 - 07:32 AM

                                                  Ok I have read a few Of Steven Kings books and I can't say that he is one of my favorite Authors . Infact the Green mile books would be the only one I enjoyed or even understood.
Cujo was just wierd.
Rose Madder started off well but he must of had a deadline to meet.
Desperation  God don't even start me on that drivel
" It " Huh I felt like I was demented and missed half of the book . Refer to Cujo.
Sorry Test bear I haven't read it and probably wont ever.

Ok pet semetary was alright . rolleyes.gif                                                  


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Posted 03 March 2003 - 09:50 AM

                                                  

Loved....IT..Needfull Things...and The Stand.

Worst book has to be TommyKnockers.
                                                  

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Posted 03 March 2003 - 11:59 AM

                                                  I like Stephen Kings books particularly Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, The Body a.k.a. Stand By Me, The Green Mile and The Stand. I gotta admit for me his best works are his short stories like Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption and The Body.                                                    


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Posted 03 March 2003 - 02:58 PM

                                                  i remember IT, when i saw it on tv, it scared the crap out of me....scarier than the ring...by loads.                                                  

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Posted 03 March 2003 - 03:44 PM

                                                  

I'm sorry but I just won't stand for someone saying that 'It' was not a good book.
(You know who you are, mentioning no names, Kismit)

Ok, I'll sit down then...


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Posted 04 March 2003 - 08:44 AM

                                                   tongue.gif LB I'm fickle  biggrin.gif

Stand by me allthough I never read the book has got to be my all time favorite movie  smile.gif                                                  


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Posted 04 March 2003 - 05:59 PM

                                                  If you want to read a good Stephen King book, may I recommend Dreamcatcher, The Talisman, Black house.  biggrin.gif                                                  

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Posted 05 March 2003 - 08:01 PM

                                                  i am an avid Stephen King fan. i have almost all of them.
my top 5:
1. Salem's Lot
2. Insomnia
3. Tommyknockers
4. Bag of Bones
drum role please.........
5. Night Shift
I lay on my bed and start reading his books and hours later i look up and realize that he has captured my attension like no other writer can. when i finish, i feel wonderful.

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Posted 05 March 2003 - 09:47 PM

                                                  My all time top ten (in no particular order) would be:

Different seasons
It
Cujo
The Stand
Pet Sematary
Misery
Firestarter
The Dark Half
The Shining
The Dead Zone

Actually all his books are great, I agree with you CASTOR when you said he 'captures your attention like no other author can'. He has way of writing that does captivate the reader making them feel for the characters, seeing the story through their eyes.    

                                                    





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