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Favorite Stephen King Novel


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PostPosted: Aug 11 2010 01:57 am Reply with quote Back to top

I liked the TommyKnockers the most. SCIENCE!

but I have to give props to IT for scaring me so bad I had to put it in the fridge
(see joey from friends reading the shining)
That part in it about the leeches with wings in the fridge of death and It pins the kid in
the middle of the day on the sidewalk and the kid wakes up in the sewers and gets eaten alive.


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PostPosted: Aug 11 2010 10:40 am Reply with quote Back to top

i have never ever read a king novel


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PostPosted: Aug 11 2010 12:36 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I read a lot of Stephen King when I was in elementary school through junior high. I've only read one novel by him in the last 10 years. But, I did enjoy his stuff quite a bit, and my favorite was The Stand. It was epic (literally...it was very long), and it was one of those books I was a little sad to see end. I really enjoyed it.

I did like It a lot, too.


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PostPosted: Aug 11 2010 01:22 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I enjoyed Cell a lot.


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PostPosted: Aug 11 2010 01:59 pm Reply with quote Back to top

i would say his second collaboration with Straub, Black House, is the best I've ever read. I'm a fairly big king fan, so i've read quite a few


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PostPosted: Aug 11 2010 02:38 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Oh my god a Stephen King thread! Yay! Very Happy

For me, IT was the first book of his I ever read, it got me hooked, and remains my favorite to this day. Not only is it brilliantly written and scary as all hell, I love the theme of the adults trying to recapture the magic of their youth not because they want to, but because a giant fucking monster is going to destroy the town if they don't. Smile Classic. As an author wannabe, I'm also completely in love with the parallel storytelling thing he does for the whole book. Just magic. (I admit I could have done without the whole "kids having sex in the sewer" scene, but I guess it's another testament to how good King is that that didn't bother me nearly as much as it should have.)

I do like Tommyknockers a lot too, although I haven't re-read that one in a very long time. From a Buick 8 is absolutely in my top tier as well...I frigging love that story. And Eye of the Dragon is a personal favorite too, even though its not even close to his usual style.

I have to say though, as much as I love his novels, I love his short story/novella collections more than most of those (except maybe IT.)


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PostPosted: Aug 11 2010 02:52 pm Reply with quote Back to top

My favorite was Say Cheese And Die, followed by Go Eat Worms.


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PostPosted: Aug 11 2010 03:00 pm Reply with quote Back to top

sidewaydriver wrote:
My favorite was Say Cheese And Die, followed by Go Eat Worms.


Excuse me, you got some Goosebumps in my adult horror Razz

Besides, everyone knows that One Day at Horrorland is FAR superior to any of the others.


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SoldierHawk wrote:
I have to say though, as much as I love his novels, I love his short story/novella collections more than most of those (except maybe IT.)

I do like his short stories compilations quite a bit, as well. Nightmares and Dreamscapes would be up there as one of my favorites of his. There's one story in particular that has a visual in it that has stayed with me forever. I don't even remember the name of the story, but it was about a guy who goes to an airport, and everyone is dead. He goes into a bathroom and through a mirror sees a stream of blood pouring out of nowhere into a urinal. It was a vampire pissing.

That visual pops up in my dreams every once in a while and freaks me out.


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PostPosted: Aug 11 2010 03:10 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I've only read one novella of his from Different Seasons, 'The Body', and I really liked it. I just really liked the subject matter and the way it was written. Having a good movie based on it didn't hurt either.

I've never read any of his horror novels but I have seen a number movies based off of his work.


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Klimbatize wrote:
SoldierHawk wrote:
I have to say though, as much as I love his novels, I love his short story/novella collections more than most of those (except maybe IT.)

I do like his short stories compilations quite a bit, as well. Nightmares and Dreamscapes would be up there as one of my favorites of his. There's one story in particular that has a visual in it that has stayed with me forever. I don't even remember the name of the story, but it was about a guy who goes to an airport, and everyone is dead. He goes into a bathroom and through a mirror sees a stream of blood pouring out of nowhere into a urinal. It was a vampire pissing.

That visual pops up in my dreams every once in a while and freaks me out.


*Shudder* the Night Flier. Great one. N&D has some of my all time favorites...Crouch End among them. (And you haven't REALLY read that story until you've listened to the audio book version ready by Tim Curry. High octane nightmare fuel of the nth degree.)


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PostPosted: Aug 11 2010 03:28 pm Reply with quote Back to top

The Dark Half, Bag Of Bones, Needful Things, all pretty good.

One thing I don't like about King are his endings, they always feel like he just said fuck it I need to end this somehow. Example: Needful Things.....hrm we're getting close to the end and....um....er.....

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PostPosted: Aug 11 2010 03:37 pm Reply with quote Back to top

^ Well, I'll grant you that that's the case in a lot of his later works. His earlier novels don't seem to have that problem as much. At least imho.


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PostPosted: Aug 12 2010 12:22 pm Reply with quote Back to top

i'm re-reading night shift right now and finding it better than I remember.


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PostPosted: Aug 12 2010 02:39 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Klimbatize wrote:
I read a lot of Stephen King when I was in elementary school through junior high. I've only read one novel by him in the last 10 years. But, I did enjoy his stuff quite a bit, and my favorite was The Stand. It was epic (literally...it was very long), and it was one of those books I was a little sad to see end. I really enjoyed it.


The Stand was an amazing novel. The first King book I read was The Long Walk, and I thought it was so-so, but The Stand completely blows it out of the water.
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Aw man I love all four of his Bachman Books, and The Long Walk is totally my favorite. Absolutely not his best written or most imaginative piece, but its got that batshit-insane, I-don't-give-a-crap-what-people-think-because-this-ain't-my-real-name exuberance that we don't see from him very often. I need to track down a copy of the Bachman Books and buy it...library is probably getting tired of me checking it out all the time.

On another note, anyone ever read Pet Semetary? Definitely not my favorite book (she said with a shudder) but it wins the prize for the one that disturbed me the most.


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PostPosted: Aug 12 2010 03:46 pm Reply with quote Back to top

pet sematary was great, and i was equally disturbed by that and the movie. my favorite bachman book has got to be roadwork, to be honest, but long walk is a close second.


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Huh. Roadwork was actually my least favorite of all of them (despite its themes probably being the ones I'd identify with the most.) Not quite sure why that is.


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see, the Rage was my least favorite. I don't know, I'm a huge fan of the theme of degeneration of the suburbanite, and i think it was touched on with a masterful amount of skill in roadwork. plus, like you, I identify pretty strongly with it. given our day and age, I'd be surprised if most people don't.


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I loved the Stand.



 
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The Dark Half was great, one of the first novels of his that I read. The Mist scared the bejesus out of me.. The Talisman is tied as my favorite with The Dark Tower. I'm a sucker for fourth wall breaking and references to other material. Besides, my home team was vaguely mentioned (Go Royals!). Which reminds me, I need to read The Stand so I can fully appreciate the fourth Dark Tower book more.


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Desperation freaked me out pretty good, that cop was scary. The Regulators seemed like a twilight zone rip off though.



 
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I liked The shinning, mainly because it was so different from the Stanley Kubrick film. Also Dreamweaver, mainly because i liked Stephen Kings perception on the mind and how it stores memory


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The Stand is his best novel, but the Dark Tower series is amazing. The definition of magnum opus.
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I feel so bad for admitting this, but I couldn't get past book III of the Dark Tower saga. I WANTED to like it so badly, but I just couldn't get into it. I'll give it another shot in a year or two though.


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