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Stephen King

Discussion in 'Author Discussion' started by Holger, Apr 5, 2002.

  1. Lincoln Rhyme

    Lincoln Rhyme New Member

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    I'm currently reading The Dark Half. Not one of his best works,but it's decent.

    Gonna pick up The Talisman soon. Anybody read it?
     
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    Interesting, I may have to take a trip to town today.

    I read The Talisman many years ago. It was an enjoable read

    with the parallel world and all

    I remember as I was reading this novel trying to figure out which chapters were written by Stephen King and which chapters were written by Peter Straub.

    I have the sequel Black Horse but have yet to read it (my "to-read" pile is always growing in size :blink:)
     
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    (The sticker on the cover said it was a BN exclusive...)

    Those manuscripts alone make the price worth it (it's about $25). It's a fairly large, coffee table sized book. Inside are copies of things he's written in his early days, including a story he wrote when he was in middle/high school.
     
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    I need this book!
     
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    This is book is awesome. Try reading it. One of the reasons why I love Stephen.
     
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    I recently read Under the Dome by Stephen. It was first king novel and I absolutely loved it. Stephen can create a totally fictional world with such real characters, that you get really involved in the plot. I spent many sleepless nights, as I just could not stop reading. No sooner one chapter ended, than I yearned to read the next one. But, I was slightly disappointed with the end.
     
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    Vulture comments on King's entire body of work.

    Some surprises: Roadwork is ranked in the Top 20, while Rose Madder receives the lowest spot :rolleyes:. If it were up to me, I'd probably select Lisey's Story or The Girl who Loved Tom Gordon as King's weakest title.
     
  9. beer good

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    The link doesn't seem to work - do you have another one?

    I dunno, Lisey's Story is a bit of a stumble, but it has its good points. It's certainly nowhere near as bad as, say, Cell, Dreamcatcher or The Tommyknockers.
     
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    The Complete Works: Ranking All 62 Stephen King Books -- Vulture

    Insomnia at 59? I know that books starts off slowly, but it's fantastic!
    The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon rates higher than Bag of Bones? I don't think so!
    In my opinion, The Shining is his best work. I know The Stand has a lot of fans, but it is in no way his best piece. Again, simply my opinion.
    At least they put It in the correct place.
     
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    Thanks!

    ...Gerald's Game worse than Cell? Oh, come on. And The Long Walk way down in 47? The utterly forgettable Roadwork and From A Buick 8 in the top 20?

    Hard to argue with the top 5 though. I should probably re-read some of these.
     
  12. Anamnesis

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    :blush: I should've looked things over before submitting that post.

    The Tommyknockers was mostly good, although I do wish 200 or so pages were excised from the text. Some sections really did seem to just go on and on for no reason.

    I always thought Gerald's Game was an absorbing thriller. It would definitely be in my Top 25 or 30 Stephen King titles.
     
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    I would've put Gerald's Game, Pet Sematary, and Christine higher, but otherwise a nice ranking of his work.
     
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    :lol: awesome
     
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    This should be fun: someone at The Guardian is rereading King's entire output from beginning to end, looking both at each book on its own, how King develops as a writer, and the intriguing section "Flagg-raising".

    Rereading Stephen King: week one - Carrie
     
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    That's a very cool sounding project.
     
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    I have to disagree with you about Insomnia, that is a terrific novel. Sure he isn't spot on every time, but what author is. To be honest, I didn't care for The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon. Many of his latter novels shows his maturity as a writer and are absolutely wonderful reads. Duma Key, From A Buick 8, Full Dark No Stars, Everything's Eventual, Hearts in Atlantis, Just After Sunset, Nightmares and Dreamscapes, Dreamcatcher, Bag of Bones, The Green Mile, Gerald's Game, and yes Insomnia, not to mention the last three books of The Dark Tower will all be classics. I love his older books, they are what got me started, but it isn't just his name that keeps me reading him, it's the quality and effort that he puts into his work to this day that keeps me reading him.
     
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    I agree. Though I really didn't enjoy Gerald's Game, I really did love Insomnia and I just finished 11/22/63 and, though I found it to be a great deal outside of his usual writing style - not as creepy - I did enjoy reading it.

    Books, much like music, television and movies, are many times a matter of personal taste. You can say you didn't enjoy a song, but still credit the artists with talent. The same goes for the superb talent of Stephen King. You may not enjoy all of his writing, but you have a personal vendetta or no literary knowledge if you claim he is talentless.
     

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