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Old 12-13-08, 12:38 PM
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I always look forward to new King material -- but can't say I'm excited to read a 1000+ page novel...
Considering IT and The Stand are two of his best works, I don't see a problem.
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I'm so excited about this. My mother raised me on Stephen King books...she owned every single book he ever wrote, hardcover edition, up until Duma Key. I'm planning to display them somewhere at some point.

I wish she would've lived to see this come out and read it...she would've been thrilled to hear about it. The Stand was always her favorite.
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Man you know I have read many of his books but for some reason I really don't have them any more. I think you just hit on my next hobby. I gonna try and collect all his stuff in hardcover and make a display book case for them. Thx for the idea abrg.
Old 12-16-08, 07:44 AM
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If it's a good book (and King can be very, very good) it can't be long enough. Unlike a movie you can take bathroom breaks (or if you're like me read while in the bathroom).

Also, not to wish Mr. King any bad health, I hope he is on coke again. King's best writing (IMO) was done while he was drunk and/or high.
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Originally Posted by DeputyDave
Also, not to wish Mr. King any bad health, I hope he is on coke again. King's best writing (IMO) was done while he was drunk and/or high.
You want him to write another Tommyknockers?
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I still haven't read IT.
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Originally Posted by Sean O'Hara
It involves a dome.
And some events that happen under it.
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Originally Posted by DeputyDave
Also, not to wish Mr. King any bad health, I hope he is on coke again. King's best writing (IMO) was done while he was drunk and/or high.
I read somewhere that King claims he doesn't remember writing Cujo.
Old 12-16-08, 03:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
I read somewhere that King claims he doesn't remember writing Cujo.
Wow. I wonder if I have written any books.......
Old 12-16-08, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Larry C.
Wow. I wonder if I have written any books.......
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Originally Posted by Sean O'Hara
You want him to write another Tommyknockers?
Although Tommyknockers and Cujo were (IMO) the worst of his earlier books, he was also drunk and high (although maybe not as much) when writing 'Salem's Lot, The Stand, The Shinning, Firestarter, Christine, The Talisman, Chjristine, and It. Some of his best books by far (again IMO).
Old 12-17-08, 06:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Liver&Onions
I still haven't read IT.
You need to correct that immediately . . . and if you've seen the atrocious made-for-tv version, block that completely from your mind.
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I can't wait to hear more about this tome. The Stand is my favorite King novel, so, in this case, size does not matter
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Originally Posted by Larry C.
I think you just hit on my next hobby. I gonna try and collect all his stuff in hardcover and make a display book case for them. Thx for the idea abrg.
You should bump up the challenge to collecting only first editions. If only I had deep pockets.....
Old 12-17-08, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
I read somewhere that King claims he doesn't remember writing Cujo.
That would be in his autobiography / book on craft, On Writing.
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Originally Posted by TomOpus
You should bump up the challenge to collecting only first editions. If only I had deep pockets.....
Tom whats avg price of those I know it will vary from book to book but how much change are we talking about?
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Originally Posted by Larry C.
Tom whats avg price of those I know it will vary from book to book but how much change are we talking about?
At powells downtown Portland they have the first three DT books 1st edition for 15k i think.
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Originally Posted by Liver&Onions
At powells downtown Portland they have the first three DT books 1st edition for 15k i think.
Fuck that! But I think those are the most expensive ones. My holy grail would be this limited edition 1st edition Skeleton crew.

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Originally Posted by DeputyDave
... The Shinning...
I don't think you have to worry about copyright infringement when discussing the title as part of a review...
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Here's a great site for info on first and limited editions: http://www.stephenkingcollector.com/
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Originally Posted by Liver&Onions
At powells downtown Portland they have the first three DT books 1st edition for 15k i think.
sorry - these were signed 1st editions and they are 9k. my bad.
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Originally Posted by Sean O'Hara
It involves a dome.
Originally Posted by MoviePage
And some events that happen under it.
Oh shit. He's re-writing The Simpsons Movie?
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Originally Posted by DeputyDave
... The Shinning...
Originally Posted by milo bloom
I don't think you have to worry about copyright infringement when discussing the title as part of a review...
And I thought you could find anything on youtube ... can anybody else explain this with the clip from the Simpsons?
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Originally Posted by Larry C.
Tom whats avg price of those I know it will vary from book to book but how much change are we talking about?
Most are reasonable but others, like the DT series, can run into some major bucks. A lot depends on condition since I'm sure you'll want to get 'em in near mint. If you're gonna do it, might as well do it right.

Now if you REALLY have deep pockets, go for signed first editions. I almost pulled the trigger on getting one during last summer's Comic-Con. One bookseller had one priced at $400.... I can't remember the title, though.
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$400 seems resonable for a signed first edition King novel. I wouldn't wanna throw that down with times so rough but yeah I'd pull the trigger. Thx Tom

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