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Old 16th February 2012, 01:24 PM
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As well as these I have a few of the only kindle releases and lots of his better movie adaptations. Salems Lot is a favorite book of mine.
What I love the most about King besides about writing about real people in extreme situations is tie ins to other books and the dark tower series. Discovering where the priest in salems lot ends up, or re visiting Derry several times is fasinacting. I'm not Annie Wilkies though. Just admire this writer and enjoy his work.

Does anyone else share a love for Mr King or am I alone on here...


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Old 16th February 2012, 01:34 PM
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I've loved his works ever since I read Pet Sematary about 20 years ago, his latest book is probably the best book I've ever read, really hard to put down once I started it. I also love most of the film adaptations too, especially Salem's Lot and obviously Shawshank.
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Lots of us love his work
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Old 19th September 2012, 10:12 PM
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King is releasing Doctor Sleep, his sequel to The Shining next year.

Stephen King's Shining sequel Doctor Sleep coming next year | Books | guardian.co.uk
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Old 20th September 2012, 07:16 AM
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Personally, I think that after 'Misery', Mr. King went down hill. For me, the shorter books have worked the best

It seems (to me) that since then, he was 'getting paid by the word', and so was just introducing characters (and by definition making his books longer and longer) for the hell of it

I also think that because he is so popular, his editor is too scared to stand up to him, and suggest that he take out all the the material which is not needed in the books!!!!

For the record, the books that I have enjoyed reading are:

'Salem's Lot
The Shining
Night Shift
The Stand - full version especially
Danse Macabre
Creepshow comic book
Different Seasons
The Talisman
Skeleton Crew
It
The Eyes of the Dragon
Misery
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Big King Fan here and also proud owner of maybe one of the rarest limited edition books, due to the majority of the 500 prints being destroyed upon King's request as it had not been licensed. It is the German Edition Phantasia edition of The Mist (called Der Nebel) and it is rumoured that less than 50 copies still exist...

I also have the licensed EP edition of It (called ES), which came out before the English open market editions, so silly me read it and "damaged" the mint condition...

Here is a picture, taken from my Facebook page, so I don't know, if all can see it, if not and there is interest, let me know...



My favorite books are:

Salem's Lot
The Stand
The Dead Zone
It
The Dark Half
Misery
Cell

It has been a while, since I am a slow reader and time is so scarce with all the hobbies I have...

Oh yeah, I also have the audio tapes of the first two Gunslinger volumes - both read by King himself - hilarious stuff!
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Old 30th September 2012, 08:21 PM
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Yep, big Stephen King fan here, just because his books are the first adult reading I picked up when I was 11 or 12 - Salem's Lot and Pet Semetary... I must I think King has been going down hill for years now, although The Dark Tower is a fantastic acheivement, and the series had a brilliant climax, amazingly so considering King really struggles with ending his books (The Stand, It etc).

Anyone read his baseball book - I had it in my hand a few weeks ago in a store in Chicago and it's a nice little book.

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Final story from Different Seasons is finally going to be adapted for the screen

Different Seasons Stephen King Tale To Be Adapted By Sinister Director | Shock Till You Drop
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Yep, big Stephen King fan here, just because his books are the first adult reading I picked up when I was 11 or 12 - Salem's Lot and Pet Semetary... I must I think King has been going down hill for years now, although The Dark Tower is a fantastic acheivement, and the series had a brilliant climax, amazingly so considering King really struggles with ending his books (The Stand, It etc).

Anyone read his baseball book - I had it in my hand a few weeks ago in a store in Chicago and it's a nice little book.

I saw this in THE WORKS for less than a quid the other day. It was a nice looking little hardback with another story in it too.
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I saw this in THE WORKS for less than a quid the other day. It was a nice looking little hardback with another story in it too.
I decided against it as Baseball is a subject i know nothing of, nor do i want to.
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