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Stephen King

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

  1. D.L. Severn

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    Have you re-read Gerald's Game? Sometimes a re-read proves beneficial, I did that with From A Buick 8 which I didn't care for on the first read but on the re-read I realized how great it really was. It may not work for you but I always suggest that if someone doesn't like a book on the first read through.
     
  2. BeerWench13

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    I've attempted to read it three times now and always end up putting it down and reading something else. Something about it just doesn't appeal to me. I plan on reading it again since it has been a few years, so maybe the fourth time is a charm.
     
  3. D.L. Severn

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    Maybe it will be, I've heard a lot of people say they've tried and tried to read a book and finally when they do they love it. Maybe you never will like it, everyone has different tastes.
     
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    It really surprised me that I didn't like it because I am a HUGE fan of Stephen King. He has been one of my favorite authors (and the only contemporary one) for over a decade. To dislike one of his books was shocking to me. I will admit that the last time I tried to read it I went into it thinking I didn't like it, so that probably affected my enjoyment. Next time I'll go into it with more of an open mind. Perhaps that will be my next read.
     
  5. D.L. Severn

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    All I can say is don't force it, you have to in the right mood for some books.
     
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    No, I'll need to look out for it. I'm quite surprised, I knew he was a gun owner himself.
     
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    Here is an, erm, opinion piece on it: Stephen King Says NRA Should Clean Up Gore After Next Shooting. |


     
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    Comparing a gun with a car seems to be a bit of a reach.
     
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    Yep. Unless the vehicle in question happens to be Christine, perhaps.
     
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    An entirely unique sort of vehicle possession...
     
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    I don't know, they all have sat navs these days. A voice telling you what to do? Sounds like a form of possession to me.
     
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    Not replying to anything just putting my comments about King...I'm a new member and was excited to find this forum! And my very first day I get to praise my favorite author! Lol! Stephen King is why I read. When I was 19 a friend gave me a bunch of "hand me down" king books and as they say...the rest is history :). I eventually read all of them and had to branch out elsewhere but you never forget your first! I loved them so much tough that I bought new coppies to replace the tatterred ones my friend gave me and now have all of his books...everywhere. Lol!
    Also want to quickly add that I just recently read "Throttle" by King and Joe Hill (his son). It's a quick short story and I got it for like $1.08 on my Kobo and it was WONDERFUL!
     
  14. D.L. Severn

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    I'm a big King fan myself, there are still a couple of his that I haven't read yet, Throttle being one but I'll get around to it eventually. Welcome to the forum Kat.
     
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    Love Stephen King. Could never pick a favorite. The long Walk maybe...soooo goood!!!
     
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    Oh....didn't realize this was the same forum as yesterday. Lol! I'll learn my way around here eventually!
     
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    My favourite writer!

    The Stand
    Salem's Lot
    Christine
    It
    The Shining

    The list goes on, but I do prefer his earlier work.
    He has written some great short stories, too.
     
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    What an absolutely brilliant idea! Pity it would onl work on people who have some basic respect for human life, which I suspect some of the madmen who run some countries entirely lack, given the vast indifference, if not actual malevolence, with which they systematically kill large numbers of their populations.
     
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    I haven't read a lot of King, but I thought 11/22/63 was phenomenal. More than being an exceptional writer, King gets credit in my book for being an excellent story teller. I know it's hard to draw, but I really believe that there is a distinction between the two.
     
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