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Old 01-12-09, 06:56 PM
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re: whats your fave stephen king book

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I keep putting off reading It simply because of it's length. I'm not the fastest reader so I occasionally get impatient about halfway through a book. I'm guessing that I'll finally read it this year though. I hope it's as scary as everybody says it is.
It is a good read and in my opinion has some of King's best characters.
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re: whats your fave stephen king book

The Stand although Salems Lot runs a very close second as it was the first King book I ever read
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It, Firestarter, The Shining, and then The Tommyknockers
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I think It, I also like the shorts in Different Seasons.
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Gerald's Game
Pet Semetary
Old 01-13-09, 04:56 PM
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re: whats your fave stephen king book

I'm not a big Stephen King fan, but of the books of his I've read, I really enjoyed Misery, The Tommyknockers, The Dark Half, Desperation, and Eye of the Dragon.

My favorite story of his though, by FAR, is THE JAUNT. After reading it I was thoroughly disturbed for hours, if not days. Horrifically terrifying.
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I stopped reading Stephen King when I was a teenager. I bought Desperation when it came out, couldn't finish it, and decided to not read King again. However, my favorite story of his is "Crouch End" from Nightmares & Dreamscapes.

My favorite book of his is probably The Dark Half. But, like I said, this is teenager me talking, not current me.
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Pet Semetary is my favorite.
Old 01-15-09, 11:21 AM
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The Dark Tower series above all. Then IT and The Long Walk. I've liked all that've read. I think he's a great writer and deserves all the accolades.

His On Writing is a great memoir\writing guide.
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My favorite story of his though, by FAR, is THE JAUNT. After reading it I was thoroughly disturbed for hours, if not days. Horrifically terrifying.
Is that the one about the guy who takes his family through a teleportation device? If so, I agree.
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Yeah, it is. That is one fucked up beyond belief story.
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If you count The Dark Tower as one work, then that would be my choice. For a single book I would say It is his best work, hands down.
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re: whats your fave stephen king book

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Is that the one about the guy who takes his family through a teleportation device? If so, I agree.
"It's longer than you think, Dad!"

My favorite... if you can call it a "favorite"... anyway my favorite part of the story are all the "urban legends" the father recalls about jaunting...

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Especially the one of the jealous husband who tied his terrified wife to a chair and shoved her through the portal, while turning off all exit portals, condemning her to eternal incorporeal torture, loneliness, and madness... and then his lawyer tried to argue that it wasn't murder because, technically, she was still alive and there was no corpse.

The thought of that alone... schnikies... reminds me of the end of Harlan Ellison's ORIGINAL "City on the Edge of Forever" script (which he also incorporated into a short story of his own, the name of which eludes me...)
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re: whats your fave stephen king book

Favorite SK novels, huh?

Salem's Lot in first

The Stand - Uncut and the first half of IT tie for second

Misery in third
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re: whats your fave stephen king book

IT
The Stand

Pet Semetary
Night Shift - First King work I read.
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re: whats your fave stephen king book

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My favorite... if you can call it a "favorite"...
I believe you can call it a faviort.
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I believe you can call it a faviort.
Faviort is a little-known French word that loosely translates to "pivot man"... I think not!
Old 01-31-09, 03:39 AM
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My top favorites are "The Shinning", "Pet Semetary" and "On Writing".
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re: whats your fave stephen king book

#1 The Talisman
#2 The Stand
#3 The Shining
#4 It
#5 Wastelands(Dark Tower #3)
#6 Bachman Books
#7 Different Seasons
#8 Pet Semetary
#9 Salem's Lot
#10 Needful Things
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Different Seasons would be my #1. I haven't read much King... but I really enjoyed this one on every level in every story. If you've missed this one or are even just a fan of the movies these "novelette's" were adapted from (Shawshank Redemption, Apt Pupil, Stand By Me)... I highly suggest checking this one out.

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My faviort book by the Kingster?

Definitely.....It. It (pun unintended) brought back all the memories I had of being a child. The book is delicious in details, and from the minorst of details, all were appreciated by me. Even when the book went off course (seemingly) with what King called "Interludes," it makes a full 360 and brings you right back to the "root of the matter."

It is a large book to get through, but don't try to rush it. Take your time with it, be patient with it, and do not gloss over the parts that might appear to be trivial or long-winded. You would do yourself a grave disservice if you do.

The end of the book brings a tear to my eye every single time I read it, and I've read and re-read that book more times than I know - because that book (and the majority of his rest) is to me what a great film is to me: something that can be viewed many, many times. A great film can entertainment me almost as much as it did the first time I saw it, and that's the same effect King's books have on me. Except with his books (and books in general), the projection monitor is in my head. Non-readers never know what I mean by that, but I'm sure you all do.

A figure like Bill Denbrough is a tragic figure, to be sure, and not only because of what happens to him inside his family unit; what is so sad is that he had to have grown up in a town like Derry, where, in the end, he lost more than the average human possibly could.
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he loses his childhood
Old 03-19-09, 07:11 AM
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Pet Sematery for me, superb book.
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Originally Posted by Buttmunker View Post
My faviort book by the Kingster?

Definitely.....It. It (pun unintended) brought back all the memories I had of being a child. The book is delicious in details, and from the minorst of details, all were appreciated by me. Even when the book went off course (seemingly) with what King called "Interludes," it makes a full 360 and brings you right back to the "root of the matter."

It is a large book to get through, but don't try to rush it. Take your time with it, be patient with it, and do not gloss over the parts that might appear to be trivial or long-winded. You would do yourself a grave disservice if you do.

The end of the book brings a tear to my eye every single time I read it, and I've read and re-read that book more times than I know - because that book (and the majority of his rest) is to me what a great film is to me: something that can be viewed many, many times. A great film can entertainment me almost as much as it did the first time I saw it, and that's the same effect King's books have on me. Except with his books (and books in general), the projection monitor is in my head. Non-readers never know what I mean by that, but I'm sure you all do.

A figure like Bill Denbrough is a tragic figure, to be sure, and not only because of what happens to him inside his family unit; what is so sad is that he had to have grown up in a town like Derry, where, in the end, he lost more than the average human possibly could.
Spoiler:
he loses his childhood
I'm just about to start a new book. It is a toss-up between The Stand and It. Based on your review (and the fact that I've tried to start it numerous times and i need to just DO IT), I'm going to go with It.
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Salem's Lot first, then It and The Stand. As far as the short story compilations, I like almost everything in Night Shift and Skeleton Crew.
Old 04-01-09, 08:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Darth Maher View Post
I'm just about to start a new book. It is a toss-up between The Stand and It. Based on your review (and the fact that I've tried to start it numerous times and i need to just DO IT), I'm going to go with It.
Couldn't go wrong with either one, but do make certain that you get to The Stand . . . eventually.

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