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Any Stephen King Fans Out There?
9 August 2010
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I've seen and read Misery and the book is so good. I have also seen Cujo, not as good as Misery.

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9 August 2010
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Hm, I read everything he ever wrote & published between 1973 and 1987 (except for "It") and nothing at all since.

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9 August 2010
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Read "Cell".

ZZZZZZzzzzzzzzz. Boring. Stephen King has gotten really weak over the years.

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10 August 2010
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Dead Zone. It was good. I haven't read any of the rest of his work..

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10 August 2010
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I only read "four seasons' the body", just because I love "stand by me" movie. Good nouvelle.

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10 August 2010
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I've always thought that Stephen King was a bit overrated, just like James Patterson, but he has written some incredible novels, most notably the Shining and Duma Key.

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10 August 2010
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I used to read him a lot but for some reason just fell out of it. My favorite was The Shining. I read it twice and was totally creeped out both times - even after seeing the movie first! What a great book.

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16 August 2010
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Zig said:

I used to read him a lot but for some reason just fell out of it. My favorite was The Shining. I read it twice and was totally creeped out both times - even after seeing the movie first! What a great book.


How is it, like how good?
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16 August 2010
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Dear Prudence said:

How is it, like how good?


This good - first I saw the movie and thought it was great.

Then I read the book and was so blown away by it that I was mad at the people who made the movie because they changed so much from the book.

Even the second time I read it, I was so engrossed in one part that when my mother called me to dinner (I was 19) it startled me so much, I yelled out.

It is very good.

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16 September 2010
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I'm reading Cujo and its a little (WTF factor) innapropriet. Is all of it really nessarry?  I feel like Sandra Dee.

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16 September 2010
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I haven't read Stephen King, yet. But tomorrow I plan on going to the library and possibly checking out one of his books. The older I've gotten the more intrigued I've become about his writing.

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20 April 2011
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Yes, I'm a King fan! So far, "The dark half" has been my favorite. Shining is so different from the movie; the woman is the main heroine in it. I actually prefer the movie.

I have one part of the tower series (unfortunately it's not the first one since my grandma gave it to me). I can't remember which one; it has that gross -i'm pregnant with two people and an alien-kind of thing.

I like his books because they are not simply about horror, they tell more about human nature.  Misery doesn't have any supernatural elements, but it's still-or because of that- engrossing.

20 April 2011
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I've read The Shining and It and they're both really good, I think. I prefer them to the movies too, especially The Shining becuase I read the book first and then when I saw the movie it was waaaaaay different and so then I said dinny fink sae!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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28 April 2014
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He's one of my favorite authors! I saw the movie Christine and wanted to read some of his stuff. The next time I went to my local second hand bookshop (which sadly closed recently), I luckily found Christine! Amazing book, probably my second favorite of the few I've read. Like minime said, my favorite is the Dark Half, great book, never a dull moment, some very disturbing ones, paul-mccartney but never dull. The idea behind it is so good too. The last section if the book is so tense, can't be put down! (A nail-biter a-hard-days-night-paul-7) Ive also read Thinner, that one was a little slower, not as enjoyable, but still good. It was written under a pen name (Richard Bachman) so maybe he was going for a different style. What's funny is Dark Half was loosely based on how someone found out about his pen name and told people.
Because I got the books second hand, a lot of his big stuff wasnt there, I got a few of his novels for my birthday (namely the Shining and Carrie), but haven't had time to read them yet.

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28 April 2014
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The only book I read of his is Misery and I liked it though I never saw the movie version

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28 April 2014
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I've read another half-dozen or so of his post-1988 books in the years since my previous post, mostly because my sister's recommendation, all of them fair to really good. And only about half of them are "horror", and they're inferior to "Dolores Claiborne" and "Under the Dome" and "The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon". Really enjoyed those three. King's prose is hit-or-miss and his dialogue has always been pretty lame, but he's a master of suspense and a great storyteller.

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28 April 2014
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@vonbontee, I've wanted to read Under the Dome for a while, but have a pile of books waiting to be read as it is. I agree with the hit or miss... even though I still enjoyed it, I consider Thinner to be the miss I read.

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28 April 2014
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Of his fiction, I've only read Misery, but I adore On Writing.

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28 April 2014
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Never read any of his books but Misery and The Shawshank Redemption are great films. I dont tend to read a lot of fiction.

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28 April 2014
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Ooh, I forgot that one! Yeah that was a pretty riveting read.

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