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SkortBrun 09-22-2007 05:10 PM

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FrigidRoses 09-22-2007 05:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Starlite (Post 307013)
Nice :upyours. I can't do audio books, I get easily distracted and end up forgetting to listen.
I'm curious, which King book would you say is your favourite?

Probably Pet Sematary. But he has so many good ones. The Stand, IT, The Shining, Misery, Salems Lot. Pet Sematary is a pretty dark book, which makes me like it even more. It's the only book he's written that's actually scared his wife. :upyours

Starlite 09-23-2007 06:23 AM

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Originally Posted by FrigidRoses (Post 313471)
Probably Pet Sematary. But he has so many good ones. The Stand, IT, The Shining, Misery, Salems Lot. Pet Sematary is a pretty dark book, which makes me like it even more. It's the only book he's written that's actually scared his wife. :upyours

Pet Sematary's one of my favourites too, and IT. I think his older stuff is better than the newer stuff.
:eek: I just realised that I read Pet Sematary 12 or 13 years ago.

Quincy 09-23-2007 08:29 AM

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Faded Rose 09-23-2007 11:58 AM

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I'm about to start Sebastian Horsley - Dandy in the Underworld.

Thank the pope - I only have to read for pleasure.

ferris wheel junkie 09-23-2007 12:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Starlite (Post 306823)
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I opened the book to see the inscription:
Where do you go when you're lonely?
Where do you go when you're blue?
Where do you go when you're lonely?
I'll follow you
When the stars go blue.
- RYAN ADAMS


that is too funny. this book is in my "to read" pile and i had no clue that it was the one with the ryan in it, until i read this just now.

clewis 09-23-2007 12:37 PM

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FrigidRoses 09-24-2007 01:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Starlite (Post 313498)
Pet Sematary's one of my favourites too, and IT. I think his older stuff is better than the newer stuff.
:eek: I just realised that I read Pet Sematary 12 or 13 years ago.

Agreed. His older stuff was much more consistent. Lately he's been hit or miss.

Faded Rose 09-24-2007 01:05 PM

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The Shining is my favourite Stephen King. I've tended to give his newer stuff a miss - I agree it's not as consistently creepy. What was that really creepy one about the car? I can't remember the title but that gave me serious jitters.

FrigidRoses 09-24-2007 01:13 PM

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Is Christine what you're thinking of?

foggy 09-24-2007 01:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Starlite (Post 313498)
Pet Sematary's one of my favourites too, and IT.

Same for me, along with The Talisman. I can't really say I'm a big fan of his books in general, but I really liked those three.

Faded Rose 09-24-2007 01:29 PM

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Is Christine what you're thinking of?

That's the one - I knew it was a girl's name and it wasn't Carrie (that was creepy too).

raisemyglass 09-24-2007 01:48 PM

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I think some of King's best work came just a few years ago. The era of "Hearts of Atlantis", "Bag of Bones", "Everything's Eventual", "Tom Gordon" etc. I think those have great storylines and have better character development. He didn't just go for the freak out or scare tactics that dominate his early work (christine, cujo, carrie, etc.). His later works show the full scale of his talents and break the mold of the horror genre that his earlier novels were stuck into.

That being said, my favorites are The Talisman, the Dark Tower series, and The Stand.

Faded Rose 09-24-2007 01:51 PM

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I liked the Stand but couldn't even get into Book 1 of Dark Tower. I like the full on creepy. He's a very talented author though.

FrigidRoses 09-24-2007 01:52 PM

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Everything's Eventual is my least favorite short story collection by King. Bag of Bone is very good, but I still love him best when he was coked up out of his mind and writing page after page of horror goodness.

I haven't read Atlantis though, need to check that one out.

SkortBrun 09-24-2007 01:53 PM

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Originally Posted by FrigidRoses (Post 313909)
I haven't read Atlantis though, need to check that one out.

I just finished it last weekend. Very good book.

FrigidRoses 09-24-2007 01:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Faded Rose (Post 313906)
I liked the Stand but couldn't even get into Book 1 of Dark Tower. I like the full on creepy. He's a very talented author though.

The first book is by far the weakest in my opinion. If you can get through it the rest of the series is just incredible. :upyours

Faded Rose 09-24-2007 01:56 PM

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When I've worked my way through my current stack of books to read I'll give it another try.

FrigidRoses 09-24-2007 02:01 PM

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When I've worked my way through my current stack of books to read I'll give it another try.

:upyours

Anyone remember when King was given the National Book Award? What a fun controversy that was.

raisemyglass 09-24-2007 02:17 PM

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The first book is by far the weakest in my opinion. If you can get through it the rest of the series is just incredible. :upyours

Agreed, once you get to 3 or 4 it is impossible to stop reading.

FrigidRoses 09-24-2007 02:24 PM

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blueone 09-25-2007 06:41 PM

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Being the incredibly slow reader that I am I have just now come across the first really disturbing bit of American Psycho. :eek:

Sydneyfan 09-25-2007 07:07 PM

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Originally Posted by blueone (Post 315157)
Being the incredibly slow reader that I am I have just now come across the first really disturbing bit of American Psycho. :eek:

:lol We told you.

hildegoat 09-25-2007 10:04 PM

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Wait until you get to the rat. That's the good stuff.

Sydneyfan 09-25-2007 10:38 PM

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Originally Posted by hildegoat (Post 315187)
Wait until you get to the rat. That's the good stuff.

:guitarsolo

There are a couple of scenes from Glamorama that almost match the rat for intensity. But they are not quite as depraved.


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