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Old 14-11-2012, 16:40
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I've just started reading Stephen King and really enjoying them. Cant believe i've never read anything of his until now, have seen a few film adaptations but not read any of the stories. Have started off right at the beginning with his first novel Carrie and i'm now upto the short story collection Night Shift and my favourites so far have to be The Shining, 'Salems Lot, The Ledge (short story), Quitters, Inc. (short story) and I Am The Doorway (short story).

Whats everyones favourite King books and have i got some classics to look forward to..

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Old 14-11-2012, 17:07
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I've been really getting to Stephen King novels over the past year. Recently just finished the 4th book of The Dark Tower series, which has so far been excellent.
Favourites probably include:

The Running Man
Drawing of the Three
The Waste Lands
IT

I think I'm going to concentrate on finishing The Dark Tower series before I move on to some of the other classics.
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Old 14-11-2012, 17:23
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The Stand is my favourite book of all time

Other Stephen King favourites are

The Shining
Carrie
Different Seasons
Salems Lot


The Dark Tower ones are next on my wishlist for my Kindle,
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Old 14-11-2012, 17:46
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The Stand and The Talisman with an honorable mention going to The Library Policeman novella.
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Old 14-11-2012, 18:56
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Hard to pick out just one.

But my favourites would be :

The Green Mile
The Stand
11.22.63
Under The Dome
Misery
Carrie
Cujo

I tend to prefer the ones that have a grounding in reality. Some of his books are a bit fantastical and I find them hard to identify with. I don't much like ghost stories.
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Old 14-11-2012, 18:58
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Hmmm - it just has to be It for me in terms of scarifying stories . You will never like or trust clowns ever again .
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Old 14-11-2012, 19:10
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I really enjoyed 11.22.63, I was really sad when I finished that book.
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Old 14-11-2012, 20:14
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OP do not start reading The Long Walk in the evening. You will stay up very late to finish it.


They are all great, before The Dark Half.
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Old 14-11-2012, 21:11
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Misery - I loved it
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Old 14-11-2012, 21:56
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My favourite so far has probably been Under the Dome, but I read Carrie and The Shining years ago, and the JFK one (can't remember numbers right now!) recently which kick-started my interest.

I tried Lissey's Story and gave up after 100 pages.
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Old 14-11-2012, 22:43
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The Shining is definitely my favourite Stephen King novel. Misery, The Stand and IT are also great.
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Old 14-11-2012, 22:54
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I have most of King's book. Built up quite the collection.

My personal favourites are IT, The Girl who Loved Tom Gordon and Needful Things.
Of course I like most of his books. Find the more recent offerings less to my taste though. Cell for me was a very weak book.
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Old 15-11-2012, 00:12
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The Stand and The Shining will always be the ones to beat for me. Also remember really enjoying Christine and IT. (Not good if you don't like clowns!) I read loads when I was younger, but fewer more recently, although I have read and enjoyed Duma Key and Under the Dome.

I think his next novel is a sequel to The Shining, due to be published next year.
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Old 15-11-2012, 12:45
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Just noticed that Doctor Sleep is already available to pre-order on Amazon despite not being out until next September!
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Old 15-11-2012, 14:10
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The Stand and The Shining will always be the ones to beat for me. Also remember really enjoying Christine and IT. (Not good if you don't like clowns!) I read loads when I was younger, but fewer more recently, although I have read and enjoyed Duma Key and Under the Dome.

I think his next novel is a sequel to The Shining, due to be published next year.
Next one is JOYLAND which is out in June 2013, and then DOCTOR SLEEP (Shining 2) which is out in September 2013
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Old 15-11-2012, 14:34
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My favourites in order are:

IT
The Stand
Green Mile
Duma Key
I think I'm the only person who loved Lissey's Story - really got into that one!

Haven't been too keen on Cell or Under the Dome, in fact I don't believe I even finished Under the Dome...I am looking forward to the new books mentioned above though!

Dark Tower - enjoyed that too, found the end a bit of a cheat though
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Old 15-11-2012, 14:40
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I'm a big Stephen King fan and love most of his books (except the Dark Tower ones). But who knew that Mr King could help in other ways. Recently I faced a very dificult time - wont go into details - anyway I had to endure 31 hours of a bad situation - just happened to be reading the Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon about a litttle girl lost near the Appalachian Trail in New England - it was all about endurance and how to survive - believe me it helped a lot.
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Old 15-11-2012, 15:15
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My favourites in order are:

IT
The Stand
Green Mile
Duma Key
I think I'm the only person who loved Lissey's Story - really got into that one!

Haven't been too keen on Cell or Under the Dome, in fact I don't believe I even finished Under the Dome...I am looking forward to the new books mentioned above though!

Dark Tower - enjoyed that too, found the end a bit of a cheat though
Lissey's Story is actually one I'd like to read - I've pretty much only read good things about it.
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Old 15-11-2012, 21:26
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IT
The Talisman
The Shining
The Stand
Misery
Carrie
Salems Lot
Christine
Dreamcatcher
The Tommy Knockers
The MIst
The Dead Zone.
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Old 15-11-2012, 21:31
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My favourite so far has probably been Under the Dome, but I read Carrie and The Shining years ago, and the JFK one (can't remember numbers right now!) recently which kick-started my interest.

I tried Lissey's Story and gave up after 100 pages.
11/22/63
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Old 16-11-2012, 02:31
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I reallly liked Cell. I like Under the dome but I need to go back to reading it it's too long. Interestinly the concept is a bit like Michael grant's gone series.
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Old 17-11-2012, 12:38
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I reallly liked Cell. I like Under the dome but I need to go back to reading it it's too long. Interestinly the concept is a bit like Michael grant's gone series.
Yes, you're right, I hadn't spotted that. I liked that element about the Gone series, but lost interest towards the end of the first book when it went a bit genetically modified.
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Old 17-11-2012, 20:14
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Misery - I loved it
Agreed. It was so much better than the film and even the film was brilliant.
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Old 17-11-2012, 20:46
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Just finished 11.22.63 - it's his best since Dark Half. I was gripped throughout.
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Old 17-11-2012, 21:30
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The Stand... epic I've read it about 10 times.
Needful Things.
Carrie.
Misery.
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