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Offline kataang_is_love

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Stephen King
« on: December 27, 2012, 01:54:49 AM »
BEST. AUTHOR.

Anyway, my mom had been wanting me to read some of his books for a while and started me off with Pet Sematary. It's my favorite book of his. I've also read Cell which was just as good.

So what books of his have you read and what  are some of your favorites? Discuss! :)

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Re: Stephen King
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2012, 08:10:31 PM »
The Stephen King books I have read is.

1: The green mile
2: Mist
3: Carrie
4: The Lawnmower Man
5: Children of the Corn

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Re: Stephen King
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2012, 08:16:59 PM »
IT is, by far, one of my favorite books of all time!

I really like his Gunslinger series, too.

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Re: Stephen King
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2012, 09:54:40 PM »
I've also read Cell which was just as good.
CELL IS GLORIOUS. It's the only one of his that I actually own and I've read it three times I think. xD

I haven't read a LOT of his books but I do want to read more.

Aside from Cell, I've read Pet Semetary, Dreamcatcher, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, aaand... jeez I know I've read at least one or two more but I can't remember. XD
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Re: Stephen King
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2013, 03:43:44 PM »
I love all Stephen King.
But I especially love The Shining, Pet Semetary, and Children of the Corn.

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Re: Stephen King
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2013, 01:25:22 AM »
my favourite is the short story 'The Langoliers'.
i also liked 'Christine'
i will never like 'It'.

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Re: Stephen King
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2013, 03:31:30 AM »
Stephen King wrote "The Langloliers"?
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Re: Stephen King
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2013, 04:22:26 PM »
"The Langoliers" is a novella, one of four works published in the Stephen King book Four Past Midnight in 1990.
yep ^ i loved it.

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Re: Stephen King
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2013, 04:47:05 PM »
Stephen King wrote the story with the skyginas?
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Re: Stephen King
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2013, 06:40:39 PM »
Stephen King wrote the story with the skyginas?
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Re: Stephen King
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2013, 10:04:04 PM »
Stephen King wrote the story with the skyginas?

I understand that reference!

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Re: Stephen King
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2013, 09:22:14 PM »
Stephen King is my favorite author.

I've read a significant number of his books and own plenty as well.
My favorite book of his is 11/22/63, followed by The Stand and Cell.

I despise the way he cliffhangers his books. Sometimes his writing style bugs the hell out of me.
But I love him. A lot.

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Re: Stephen King
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2013, 12:43:45 AM »
Has anyone read Desperation? I bought the book over the summer and I haven't read it yet. Is it any good?

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Re: Stephen King
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2013, 07:04:55 PM »
I have not, although I have strangely read The Regulators (mirror novels, woo)
With SK books I just give them a shot randomly.

Holy crap, I read Under The Dome over the summer and I kinda wanted to throw the book out the window.
What a horrible concept, and what a bad book to make a series out of. Ugh. Uuuuughhhh.

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Re: Stephen King
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2013, 04:56:58 AM »
Holy crap, I read Under The Dome over the summer and I kinda wanted to throw the book out the window.
What a horrible concept, and what a bad book to make a series out of. Ugh. Uuuuughhhh.
"Dude, what happened?!"

"That one town is under a dome!"

"Wow, that's weird."

A TV executive walks by. "A dome you say"

"tv exec no"

"I could make a miniseries about this."

"-sigh- All right."

"I could make a fULL LENGTH SERIES ABOUT THIS"

"no"

"Dude, we're literally just stuck underneath a giant dome."

"IT'S THE STORY OF A CENTURY"

"We're starving!"

"I GOTTA GO CALL OUR CEO!"

"nooo"
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Re: Stephen King
« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2013, 06:53:06 PM »
The book was less about the dang dome and more about an in-town power struggle conflict. And murder.
The dome was just a DOME. Thing.

WHY TV PRODUCERS WHY

why not Cell

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Re: Stephen King
« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2013, 10:10:21 PM »
I have not, although I have strangely read The Regulators (mirror novels, woo)
With SK books I just give them a shot randomly.

Holy crap, I read Under The Dome over the summer and I kinda wanted to throw the book out the window.
What a horrible concept, and what a bad book to make a series out of. Ugh. Uuuuughhhh.


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Re: Stephen King
« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2013, 03:14:45 PM »
I... actually don't like a lot of his books. Just because he is my favorite does not mean he's fantastic without flaw.

His writing style tends to be pretty simplistic, although he does have great great GREAT detail when it comes to the horror aspects of a novel - like the bloodshed and stuff? His characters also tend to be fairly singularly dimentional, or get that way towards the end of the book.

Stephen King writes STORIES. The ideas behind the book draws you in, and the ride to the end is the fun part. Zombie apocalypse caused by cell phones? Time travelling? A cemetery that brings whatever is dead back to life? Yes yes yes. And then it ends on this snag from hell because ew stephen king endings.

Under The Dome was a perfect example of it seeming like Stephen King just didn't give a crap anymore, or that SK could literally write anything and make it best seller. Bleh.

 

       
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