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Old 25-01-2013, 11:08
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Salem's Lot a vampire novel of the old school.
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Old 25-01-2013, 11:27
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Full Dark No Stars, The Dark Half and Just After Sunset would probably be my favorites.
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Old 26-01-2013, 18:03
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I really liked Needful things.
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Old 27-01-2013, 14:03
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I watched a documentary years ago about The Shining where they explained that most of the book's contents were metaphors. I didn't know or get any of it (still don't) and feel quite stupid. I loved the story as I read it (at face value).
I can really relate to this . Sometimes face value is just as good as going into meanings and metaphors.
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Old 27-01-2013, 14:07
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Yes, its a great read. If you liked the film then the book adds alot more background to the characters, and the book is quite a bit different to the movie, specially the ending..
Can't believe it but I've never seen the film. Maybe I should watch it first as usually the book ends up being better than the film, so I should save the best for last
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Old 30-01-2013, 15:23
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'Salems Lot for me! I've read it so many times. I must say I prefer his older works to the newer stuff. I couldn't get into Duma Key or The Dome, for some reason. Needful Things is another good one. As is Night Shift, Misery, Pet Cemetery and The Shining.
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Old 30-01-2013, 16:17
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The Stand. Of his most recent work (which is inferior to his old stuff), Duma Key is the best.
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Old 30-01-2013, 16:17
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Top 7:-

Needful Things
Green Mile
Christine
Misery
Carrie
The Shining
Dolores Claiborne
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Old 30-01-2013, 16:20
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my fave one is called THINNER..under the name of Richard Bachman ALIAS Stephen king.
fantastic book.
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Agreed - excellent book.
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Old 30-01-2013, 23:31
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The Shining is my favourite by far. The scene with Jack in the bathroom of the hotel room was brilliantly written and so scary.

Also loved Misery and IT, but yeah, The Shining for me.
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Old 02-02-2013, 14:24
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Cell, just has to be~
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Old 02-02-2013, 18:50
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Agreed - excellent book.
Another vote for Thinner.
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Old 02-02-2013, 20:07
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In my teens I absolutely adored the old school trio of The Shining, Misery and Salems Lot. I always meant to read them again but here I am in my 30's and I still havent got round to it.

That will change when I get my Kindle in the next few days.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:19
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I just finished reading Wolves of the Calla, which I enjoyed a lot but...

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Old 04-02-2013, 18:12
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I FINISHED THE STAND!!!!!

Proper celebrations here.

I have no idea how so many of you have read it more than once... I think I'd die.
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Old 31-03-2013, 14:04
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Cell, just has to be~
Still a good book but by Stephen King standards pretty weak.... and i dont get the end
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Old 31-03-2013, 22:21
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Still a good book but by Stephen King standards pretty weak.... and i dont get the end
It was one of his open endings a la "The Mist". Basically..And please don't tell me off if this isnt the bit you meant and its another bit you don't get

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At least with the Mist the movie gave us an ending because the book ending would have had cinema goers screaming at the screen!
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Old 09-04-2013, 18:37
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I just finished Dark Tower 1: The Gunslinger and to be honest I didn't think it was that good, however, lots of fans say it vastly improves over the next 6 so still looking forward to them. Maybe it needs a reread as a lot of it went over my head, but I wouldn't recommend The Gunslinger to someone just starting out on Stephen King, very confusing on first read.

12 novels in and my favourites so far have been The Stand, The Dead Zone and The Shining. Definitely up to now, The Stand is my favourite of all his works. Very much looking forward to IT!
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:26
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I just finished Dark Tower 1: The Gunslinger and to be honest I didn't think it was that good, however, lots of fans say it vastly improves over the next 6 so still looking forward to them. Maybe it needs a reread as a lot of it went over my head, but I wouldn't recommend The Gunslinger to someone just starting out on Stephen King, very confusing on first read.

12 novels in and my favourites so far have been The Stand, The Dead Zone and The Shining. Definitely up to now, The Stand is my favourite of all his works. Very much looking forward to IT!
The Gunslinger does not always give the impression that you should read the rest. I nearly didnt. Thank God I ignored my initial thought. I devoured the others with gleeful devotion. Book 2 is much better and it only goes up in standard from there
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Old 15-04-2013, 19:13
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Full Dark No Stars, The Dark Half and Just After Sunset would probably be my favorites.
I've just started reading this
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Old 16-04-2013, 02:46
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The Cell is just a modern version of The Stand, only not as well written, and alittle laboured.
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Old 16-04-2013, 17:42
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The Gunslinger does not always give the impression that you should read the rest. I nearly didnt. Thank God I ignored my initial thought. I devoured the others with gleeful devotion. Book 2 is much better and it only goes up in standard from there
Yeah I agree with this. I wasn't overly keen on The Gunslinger, and only read the 2nd book because I didn't have much else to read. So glad I did as the Dark Tower series is quite possibly now my most favourite book series.
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Old 16-04-2013, 18:44
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Surprised nobody's mentioned Gerald's Game, my personal favourite. Also Pet Semetary, Misery, and Cujo.
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Old 24-04-2013, 23:08
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Cell, just has to be~
I've yet to read that, I have it along with under the dome and the JFK one. The last Stephen King book i read was Duma Key I didn't finish it, I really struggled to get into it for some reason
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Old 24-04-2013, 23:12
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Surprised nobody's mentioned Gerald's Game, my personal favourite. Also Pet Semetary, Misery, and Cujo.
Gerald's Game that is one of those books that stays with you for a long time.

Whilst reading it I spent most of my time thinking what I would try and do if ever in that situation.
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