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Posted Sep 21, '11 at 7:11pm

wolf1991

wolf1991

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...disconnects after the 3rd one, and the ending of the final book was dissapointing to say the least.

How so? The progression of Roland as a character is key to that series. You have to realize King isn't writing the "happy ending" here. King is focused on showing us a very human character. You'll notice that at the end Roland has his horn. A sure sign that something was different. Something had changed with him.

 

Posted Sep 22, '11 at 12:12am

Kasic

Kasic

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How so? The progression of Roland as a character is key to that series. You have to realize King isn't writing the "happy ending" here. King is focused on showing us a very human character. You'll notice that at the end Roland has his horn. A sure sign that something was different. Something had changed with him.

Yes I know, and it wasn't the whole restart that I didn't like. It's that the crimson king was, well, pathetic. I was imagining him to be something...well, like his son, but a lot bigger/stronger. Not some crazy old dude who throws snitches off a tower balcony. The inside of the tower was kind of dissapointing too, all he did was climb it.

 

Posted Sep 22, '11 at 3:19am

Demetra

Demetra

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The dark tower series seem to be good.Id like to read them.I dunno what is it about.Im currently focusing in finishing the 3 other books i got before i buy a new one.But i will definately try this one.
As for Carrie ive heard its a fantastic movie/book.Ill be soon reading aswell.

 

Posted Sep 22, '11 at 9:36am

Jefferysinspiration

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

As for Carrie ive heard its a fantastic movie/book.Ill be soon reading aswell.

Usually i hate movies once i've read the book but it's one that makes you enjoy the book even more - being able to put a face to the characters.

 

Posted Sep 22, '11 at 10:45am

Zophia

Zophia

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This thread needs more 'The Eyes of the Dragon'. One of my favourite books, that, not just of King's.

I've like the vast majority of Stephen King stories that I've read (mostly novellas), but sometimes he seems to drag into overly verbose sidetracks. Still a great author, though. Certainly knows how to strike a mood.

 

Posted Sep 22, '11 at 11:48am

wolf1991

wolf1991

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It's that the crimson king was, well, pathetic. I was imagining him to be something...well, like his son, but a lot bigger/stronger. Not some crazy old dude who throws snitches off a tower balcony. The inside of the tower was kind of dissapointing too, all he did was climb it.

I can see why you'd find that disappointing. The problem with the Crimson King is covered though. He's trapped there, limitted to what he can and cannot do because he got greedy and wanted to deny Roland the tower. Also, he's insane. Insane people are not logical.

As for the inside of the tower, well, I didn't have any real expectation on that, so it wasn't something I was bothered about.

This thread needs more 'The Eyes of the Dragon'. One of my favourite books, that, not just of King's

Really? Why? I mean aside from Flagg, or whoever he wants to be in that one, I really had no interest in the novel. I understand King was attempting to do something different, but it felt too simple to me, and just...boring.

I've like the vast majority of Stephen King stories that I've read (mostly novellas), but sometimes he seems to drag into overly verbose sidetracks.

He's begun to do this more and more in his most recent works.

My favourite novel of King's is: The Green Mile. In my opinion it is one of the few novels he has written that show the extent of his talent. I'm not saying his other books aren't good, but The Green Mile provides us with a look at why King and his work will be remembered for a very long time.

 

Posted Sep 22, '11 at 6:29pm

Zophia

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Really? Why?

I just really enjoyed it, that's really all there is too it. Many small things in it that I found to be excellent concepts.

Also 1408.

 

Posted Sep 22, '11 at 6:49pm

waluigi

waluigi

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By saying that Zoph, you just reminded me that I have Eyes of the Dragon sitting on my bookshelf. I have plenty of books I still need to read.
   I think my next book will be "The Stand." I've started it a couple of times, but I think I was intimidated by the sheer size of the book.

 

Posted Sep 23, '11 at 8:20am

wolf1991

wolf1991

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As strange as this sounds I prefer 1408's movie. The short story just felt a little anti climatic.

 

Posted Sep 24, '11 at 5:18pm

ianhq

ianhq

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My favorite Steven king novel and probably one that i think needs more recognition is IT. The story of how a small town in Maine is terrorized by a supernatural being is great. I could read this over and over again. I was sad to see hat there would not be a sequel but IT is still one of my favorite books of all time.

 
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