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#1 Oct 22 2011 at 11:18 PM Rating: Excellent
I'm two stories in (out of four), and I have to say this is some of Stephen King's best work in a while.

If you prefer his work when he confines himself to short stories and novellas, then this is a great grab.
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#2 Oct 24 2011 at 11:28 AM Rating: Decent
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Yes and no, it is better than he wrote in quite a while, but it's still not really that good imo.

Several of his recent books might have worked a lot better as short stories, that's for sure. Cell comes to mind instantly.
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I didn't really care for Cell at all.
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I recently read "Under the Dome;" it was pretty good, but the ending was kinda meh.

Also read "The Stand," but that was an old one. Pretty **** good. And I reread "Desperation" around the beginning of the year; I really need to get my hand on "The Regulators," a mirror to that one.
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I recently read "Under the Dome;" it was pretty good, but the ending was kinda meh.

Also read "The Stand," but that was an old one. Pretty **** good. And I reread "Desperation" around the beginning of the year; I really need to get my hand on "The Regulators," a mirror to that one.



Or you could not and just remember Desperation fondly, without any taints whatsoever! :D

I still have to finish Under the Dome, I began rereading IT though so it'll have to wait.
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LockeColeMA wrote:
I recently read "Under the Dome;" it was pretty good, but the ending was kinda meh.

Also read "The Stand," but that was an old one. Pretty **** good. And I reread "Desperation" around the beginning of the year; I really need to get my hand on "The Regulators," a mirror to that one.



Or you could not and just remember Desperation fondly, without any taints whatsoever! :D

I still have to finish Under the Dome, I began rereading IT though so it'll have to wait.

IT is my favorite horror story ever. It's pretty hard to one-up. Second favorite book from King would probably be 'Salem's Lot, the first vampire story since Dracula that I really enjoyed (and almost EVERYONE dies. One of his most violent, I'd say).

I've read way too many of his stories, haha. Under the Dome is his best in recent years, I'd say... but then again, some of the short stories in Full Dark, No Stars could be good. Need to get my hands on it.

Is The Regulators actually bad, or just not as good as Desperation? TAK!

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#7 Oct 25 2011 at 9:29 PM Rating: Good
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The Talisman and The Eyes of the Dragon are my two favorite King novels. But I'm a big King fan, and had every one of his books at one time.

Now, I'm giving them away or selling them. Can't take my books with me to HI. Smiley: frown
#8 Oct 26 2011 at 3:17 PM Rating: Excellent
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The Talisman and The Eyes of the Dragon are my two favorite King novels. But I'm a big King fan, and had every one of his books at one time.

Now, I'm giving them away or selling them. Can't take my books with me to HI. Smiley: frown

Pick me, Belk! I lost a lot of my King books when we moved.

I loved Under the Dome. Yeah, the ending was kind of cheesy, almost like he wasn't really sure how to wrap it up. But the rest of it was a great story.

I have Desperation and The Regulators in hardback. When you put them together, both covers make one big picture. It's the small things that flip my switches. Smiley: grin

A few weeks ago I sat down and blew through Dolores Claiborne again. MAN, I love that book. Actually, I'm such a SK fangrrl that about the only book I didn't like from him was From a Buick 8. And that one was better the second time around for some reason, haha.
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LockeColeMA wrote:
Zieveraar wrote:
LockeColeMA wrote:
I recently read "Under the Dome;" it was pretty good, but the ending was kinda meh.

Also read "The Stand," but that was an old one. Pretty **** good. And I reread "Desperation" around the beginning of the year; I really need to get my hand on "The Regulators," a mirror to that one.



Or you could not and just remember Desperation fondly, without any taints whatsoever! :D

I still have to finish Under the Dome, I began rereading IT though so it'll have to wait.

IT is my favorite horror story ever. It's pretty hard to one-up. Second favorite book from King would probably be 'Salem's Lot, the first vampire story since Dracula that I really enjoyed (and almost EVERYONE dies. One of his most violent, I'd say).

I've read way too many of his stories, haha. Under the Dome is his best in recent years, I'd say... but then again, some of the short stories in Full Dark, No Stars could be good. Need to get my hands on it.

Is The Regulators actually bad, or just not as good as Desperation? TAK!

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Well, for me Regulators was about his worst book. Only truly bad ones like 'From a Buick8' or 'Black House' score worse for me.

My favourite horror King would still be The Shining, Dolores Claiborne would be my other choice. Great movie of both, although Dolores Claiborne does have Kathy Bates, the one person who can nail a true Stephen King character.
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Favorite King book is The Stand, followed by Wizard and Glass. The Regulators was a fine read to me, as was Black House.
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#11 Oct 26 2011 at 6:17 PM Rating: Good
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Pick me, Belk! I lost a lot of my King books when we moved.



Tell ya what. A friend of mine is picking through them tomorrow. After she's done, I'll take an inventory of what's left and PM you. If you're truly interested, I'll ship'em out to you.
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Pick me, Belk! I lost a lot of my King books when we moved.



Tell ya what. A friend of mine is picking through them tomorrow. After she's done, I'll take an inventory of what's left and PM you. If you're truly interested, I'll ship'em out to you.

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Favorite King book is The Stand, followed by Wizard and Glass. The Regulators was a fine read to me, as was Black House.

Loved those too. But like I said, I'm a fangrrl. And I try not to read too much into his stuff. They're just stories. They're entertainment. And he entertains me.

Also, apparently after I've had 3 glasses of wine, I think entertainment should start with an "i". Smiley: bah
#14 Oct 27 2011 at 6:18 AM Rating: Good
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My favourite horror King would still be The Shining, Dolores Claiborne would be my other choice. Great movie of both, although Dolores Claiborne does have Kathy Bates, the one person who can nail a true Stephen King character.
Kathy Bates might be able to nail a King character, but she absolutely slaughters a Maine accent. It really took me (and several people I knw) out of the movie.
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#15 Oct 27 2011 at 9:23 AM Rating: Good
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Good thing nobody actually cares about Maine.
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Kathy Bates might be able to nail a King character, but she absolutely slaughters a Maine accent. It really took me (and several people I knw) out of the movie.

It sounded better than the hordes of northern and western Americans they get to play southerners.

Yes, Nicholas Cage, I'm looking at you. Smiley: motz
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He even managed to ruin my image of him having his head set on fire. Smiley: frown

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This would be where I should complain about the terrible RI accents on Brotherhood, but I already made fun of Lube for nobody caring about Maine. :/
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My favourite horror King would still be The Shining, Dolores Claiborne would be my other choice. Great movie of both, although Dolores Claiborne does have Kathy Bates, the one person who can nail a true Stephen King character.
Kathy Bates might be able to nail a King character, but she absolutely slaughters a Maine accent. It really took me (and several people I knw) out of the movie.

It sounded better than the hordes of northern and western Americans they get to play southerners.

Yes, Nicholas Cage, I'm looking at you. Smiley: motz


Nic Cage ruins everything, though.

Everything.





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#20 Oct 28 2011 at 6:52 AM Rating: Good
[quote=Monsieur Spoonless]This would be where I should complain about the terrible RI accents on Brotherhood, but I already made fun of Lube for nobody caring about Maine. ****************** on Maine in a King thread is just silly, anyways.

On a side note, the first governor of Maine was named William King!
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#21 Oct 31 2011 at 12:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Duke Lubriderm wrote:
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My favourite horror King would still be The Shining, Dolores Claiborne would be my other choice. Great movie of both, although Dolores Claiborne does have Kathy Bates, the one person who can nail a true Stephen King character.
Kathy Bates might be able to nail a King character, but she absolutely slaughters a Maine accent. It really took me (and several people I knw) out of the movie.


Well, I have to admit that I don't really know how a Maine accent should sound, so I definitely wasn't bothered by her version of it.

Although I do understand that it can be a pain to listen to someone butcher a dialect.
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The Cell, The Talisman, The Eyes of the Dragon, and Bag of Bones are my most recent King reads (and by reads I mean Audible). The Eyes of the Dragon bored me a bit in the middle, but it was worth listening to. The Cell was decent, Talisman was good, but Bag of Bones was the best King I've seen/heard in awhile (The fact that he narrated it may have something to do with that).

I have Black House waiting for me, but I'll probably grab LTs Theory of Pets and listen to that one first, since I've heard a lot of good things about it, and it's short. I haven't read IT since 5th grade, so I'm due on rereading that one also.

I just went through my Audible Library and I've got about 300 hours worth of books I haven't listened to yet. **** you triple credit and Halloween sales.

The Marge Simpson Playboy had a paragraph or three from one of the books he was writing, it was about some people exploring an old ruin or temple. The Playboy was late '09 so it would have to be a fairly new book. Anyone happen to know what it is? If not I'll have to find the magazine and see if I can get more details.
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Raolan wrote:
The Cell, The Talisman, The Eyes of the Dragon, and Bag of Bones are my most recent King reads (and by reads I mean Audible). The Eyes of the Dragon bored me a bit in the middle, but it was worth listening to. The Cell was decent, Talisman was good, but Bag of Bones was the best King I've seen/heard in awhile (The fact that he narrated it may have something to do with that).

I have Black House waiting for me, but I'll probably grab LTs Theory of Pets and listen to that one first, since I've heard a lot of good things about it, and it's short. I haven't read IT since 5th grade, so I'm due on rereading that one also.

I just went through my Audible Library and I've got about 300 hours worth of books I haven't listened to yet. **** you triple credit and Halloween sales.

The Marge Simpson Playboy had a paragraph or three from one of the books he was writing, it was about some people exploring an old ruin or temple. The Playboy was late '09 so it would have to be a fairly new book. Anyone happen to know what it is? If not I'll have to find the magazine and see if I can get more details.


His new book is about someone travelling back in time to stop the Kennedy assassination, I haven't heard anything concerning a book about people exploring a ruin or temple, but that surely could come next or have been a story in a magazine somehwere I suppose.

His previous short story was a kindle exclusive, definitely not about exploring anything.

I've got Bag of Bones on my kindle too, read by King himself, I still have to finish it, I find his reading style a bit too dry for my taste.
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Raolan wrote:
The Cell, The Talisman, The Eyes of the Dragon, and Bag of Bones are my most recent King reads (and by reads I mean Audible). The Eyes of the Dragon bored me a bit in the middle, but it was worth listening to. The Cell was decent, Talisman was good, but Bag of Bones was the best King I've seen/heard in awhile (The fact that he narrated it may have something to do with that).

I have Black House waiting for me, but I'll probably grab LTs Theory of Pets and listen to that one first, since I've heard a lot of good things about it, and it's short. I haven't read IT since 5th grade, so I'm due on rereading that one also.

I just went through my Audible Library and I've got about 300 hours worth of books I haven't listened to yet. **** you triple credit and Halloween sales.

The Marge Simpson Playboy had a paragraph or three from one of the books he was writing, it was about some people exploring an old ruin or temple. The Playboy was late '09 so it would have to be a fairly new book. Anyone happen to know what it is? If not I'll have to find the magazine and see if I can get more details.


His new book is about someone travelling back in time to stop the Kennedy assassination, I haven't heard anything concerning a book about people exploring a ruin or temple, but that surely could come next or have been a story in a magazine somehwere I suppose.

His previous short story was a kindle exclusive, definitely not about exploring anything.

I've got Bag of Bones on my kindle too, read by King himself, I still have to finish it, I find his reading style a bit too dry for my taste.


Yea, I tracked the magazine down last night and found it. It was a short, very short, story called the Bone Church. Too bad, it would have made a good book.
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I have never tried an audio book. I feel like they'd put me to sleep. Especially since I'd have to listen to it on my iPod because I'm rarely in my car long enough to listen to it there.
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Apparently A&E is airing a "Bag of Bones" miniseries Sunday, Dec. 11 and Monday Dec. 12.

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I have never tried an audio book. I feel like they'd put me to sleep. Especially since I'd have to listen to it on my iPod because I'm rarely in my car long enough to listen to it there.


If I had to sit down and actually read a book it would take me a year to get through a single novel. That and I do enough reading with my textbooks and the stuff I'm learning on my own. Audio books give me the chance to get stuff done while listening. It's like being told a story, the quality depends on the narrator. Some of the narrators take a little getting used to, but I haven't run into one yet that really ruined a book.
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Apparently A&E is airing a "Bag of Bones" miniseries Sunday, Dec. 11 and Monday Dec. 12.



There are a couple of trailers on youtube I think, I'm looking forward to that one, might be very good indeed.
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Apparently A&E is airing a "Bag of Bones" miniseries Sunday, Dec. 11 and Monday Dec. 12.



There are a couple of trailers on youtube I think, I'm looking forward to that one, might be very good indeed.

Same here. Loved the book. Which means I'll hate the series. Smiley: bah
#30 Nov 04 2011 at 6:15 AM Rating: Good
I thought they did The Stand well, and The Shining (Kubrick, not the TV miniseries) was a masterpiece. So there is some hope for decent screen adaptations.

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I thought they did The Stand well, and The Shining (Kubrick, not the TV miniseries) was a masterpiece. So there is some hope for decent screen adaptations.

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King wrote the screenplay for The Stand and also the TV miniseries. It always amuses me how so many people didn't like the TV version of The Shining, when it was closest to the book. The movie was so far off from the book and goofy. The book has actually scared me, and I don't scare easy.
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I liked the TV series of The Shining, but I can see why some people don't. I think more people would like it if they weren't familiar with the movie.

Also, I liked the Salem's Lot miniseries from a few years ago, with Rob Lowe.
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Nadenu wrote:
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I thought they did The Stand well, and The Shining (Kubrick, not the TV miniseries) was a masterpiece. So there is some hope for decent screen adaptations.

Edited, Nov 4th 2011 8:15am by Lubriderm

King wrote the screenplay for The Stand and also the TV miniseries. It always amuses me how so many people didn't like the TV version of The Shining, when it was closest to the book. The movie was so far off from the book and goofy. The book has actually scared me, and I don't scare easy.



I absolutely love the book, I like the movie but do not like the mini series at all. I have to admit that it's mostly the kid that made me hate it.

He irritated me from the start, seriously irritated me.

I also disliked the Stand and IT, apart from Pennywise that is.

I'm not sure that literal King translations to the screen works well.
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I liked The Mist as well, even with the different ending. Desperation wasn't terrible, either.

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I liked The Stand mini-series, Dolores Claiborne, Misery and to a lesser extent, Needful Things. All other movies I tend to compare them the entire time to the book and it ruins it for me.
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I'm a King fangurl, so almost everything he touches or that has his name attached, I love.

Except Lisey's Story. I wasn't a fan of that. But maybe I just missed the subtler, deeper story.

Or something.

Oh, and I need to Netflix The Stand. I re-read it then intended to watch the miniseries again, and I forgot the latter.

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I read The Gunslinger and started The Drawing of the Three, but I haven't gotten very far in it. I need to go back and pick it up again after I finish the Dune series and my current Neil Gaiman addiction.
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I read The Gunslinger and started The Drawing of the Three, but I haven't gotten very far in it. I need to go back and pick it up again after I finish the Dune series and my current Neil Gaiman addiction.


The Drawing of the Three was my favourite part of the series. I won't spoil anything, but I do have to say that King never got that feeling in the later parts again. Shame though, but all in all, The Dark Tower is a must read imo. Definitely for King fans.
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