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 Post subject: Stephen King
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:09 am 
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I'm a fan of King's earlier work but haven't read much of his more recent stuff (say, year 2000 and forward). Anything you can recommend to me?

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 Post subject: Re: Stephen King
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:51 am 
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If I'm honest I haven't been that impressed with his more recent stuff. I loved all of his older novels but since 2000 the only one that really gripped me was Black House (with Peter Straub). I enjoyed the rest of the Dark Tower series and Duma Key but they didn't captivate me in the way the old-style King did. I remain a King fan and will keep reading his new books, hoping for a new "Carrie" or "The Shining" :)


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Under the Dome was AMAZING. Full Dark, No Stars was another excellent read. Bag of Bones is a personal fave of mine, as is Christine.

For exceptional creepiness, read It, Pet Cematery, Four Past Midnight.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:21 am 
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Aimena wrote:

For exceptional creepiness, read It, Pet Cematery, Four Past Midnight.


All King classics and I could happily read them again and again! It is a shame the films never do them justice as most people I know have only ever seen the films and don't understand how creepy the books really are :)


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:21 am 
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IT is one of my all-time favorite books. Just great. I haven't read Christine in ages but I remember liking that one. Carrie was the first Stephen King book I read. Not my favorite of his but nevertheless an impressive debut. The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon is one of my favorite King-novels and I remember reading it in one sitting.

Thanks for the tips! I'll probably go with Duma Key and Full Dark, No Stars :)

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I've read a lot of Stephen King's books, still got a few to get through! I liked Cell which was a fairly recent one or Cujo. Only thing with Cujo is that it wasn't so much like a horror, and I ended up feeling for the poor dog!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:00 am 
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Speaking of King, I just read a book written by his son, Joe Hill, called "Heart-Shaped Box". Not bad at all. I can recommend it.

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I still remember Joe in the same film as his father - playing an insane little boy who'd bought a voodoo doll and was poking pins into it while his parents screamed in the other room. There was no denying anyone with that demented gleam as an offspring of Stephen!

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I really enjoyd Heart Shaped Box and just finished Horns too, so check that one out if you get a chance :)


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