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Posted Sep 14, '11 at 9:03pm

idontsuckthatmuch

idontsuckthatmuch

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I don't read his books, since I don't like being scared out of my pants. *gulp*

But I'm currently reading "Hearts In Atlantis". I'm only on page 80 or so (I"m a slow reader), but I'm pretty into it so far. I just hope it picks up soon.

 

Posted Sep 20, '11 at 1:11pm

Demetra

Demetra

58 posts

I finished Dreamcatcher few days ago :)
Now im reading I.T amazing book!!!!So scary!page 80+ can't stop sorry ^_^
I bought Cell,The Shining and Skeleton Crew.Which would be next? ^^
You vote!

 

Posted Sep 20, '11 at 2:00pm

Jefferysinspiration

Jefferysinspiration

3,133 posts

I've read and own every single book by Stephen king - not to mention every film that has been made.

My favourite would the body: Stand by me is one of my favourite films, although i did prefer the book, and the title for the book. (They should have called the film the body)

The Shining - obviously an amazing story, made into an equally as creepy film.

1408, i actually saw the film before i read the short story, i wasn't huge on the movie but the story itself is very good.

And of course, carrie. Carrie is simply outstanding.

 

Posted Sep 20, '11 at 3:14pm

wolf1991

wolf1991

3,061 posts

A nice book ive recently read,is "Under the dome" i must say it was the best book ive read in my whole life.The plot fantastic and the characters so well made!You will love it im pretty sure!

And here I must disagree. As a long standing Stephen King fan I find that his recent work pales in comparison to his older work. Take Under the Dome. The novel is roughly one thousand pages in length, at yet the plot is virtually non existent. For large chunks of the novel, literally nothing of great importance happens. While this is standard for any writer to do, it becomes a problem when a reader can tell that the stuff you are reading is just pure filler.

Now, let us compare with perhaps one of his greatest novels ever: The Dark Tower. Again roughly one thousand pages in length. However you are constantly engaged in what Roland and the rest of the tet are doing. Not everything has a point, but at least you have some form of conection with them.

Truth be told Under the Dome is a novel that I consider one of the worst ever written by Stephen King.

 

Posted Sep 20, '11 at 6:01pm

Demetra

Demetra

58 posts

Truth be told Under the Dome is a novel that I consider one of the worst ever written by Stephen King.

You might be right mate.Under the dome was the 1st book of SK ive read and now IT is the 3rd.Thats why i cant compare.But i trust your words.As far as i have read the previous and this one now,im starting to change my mind.

 

Posted Sep 20, '11 at 6:06pm

Kasic

Kasic

5,566 posts

Under the Dome was not bad, however, it had a much slower plot progression than his other novels. IT starts out very fast and has a lot going on. I suppose it depends on what type of book you like.

As for the Dark Tower series...it starts off good, but then it sort of...disconnects after the 3rd one, and the ending of the final book was dissapointing to say the least.

I think the best books that he's written have been The Stand, Dreamcatcher, and Firestarter.

 

Posted Sep 20, '11 at 10:51pm

waluigi

waluigi

1,647 posts

I need to get around to reading The Stand. And the Dark Tower series at that.
     The first Stephen King book I actually read was "Duma Key". It was interesting. Unlike most Stephen King stories, it does not take place in Maine or Colorado, instead taking place in fictional Duma Key, Florida. It's about a man who loses his arm in a construction accident and moves to Florida to recover. He finds that he's good at painting, and whatever he paints becomes reality.

 

Posted Sep 21, '11 at 5:52am

Demetra

Demetra

58 posts

It's about a man who loses his arm in a construction accident and moves to Florida to recover. He finds that he's good at painting, and whatever he paints becomes reality.

Wow thats a pretty good story!So interesting!Ill keep in mind seriously.

On the other hand,i saw Dreamcatcher movie.I was realy dissapointed.Not that it was not good.But it did not follow the book in many things.And i love to see the book's plot becoming a movie just like it is.The end was so bad :/

 

Posted Sep 21, '11 at 7:40am

Jefferysinspiration

Jefferysinspiration

3,133 posts

Has anyone here seen/watched the movie carrie i mentioned?

 

Posted Sep 21, '11 at 5:24pm

waluigi

waluigi

1,647 posts

I need to get Carrie so badly. I heard that it is very good.

 
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