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« on: August 09, 2005, 12:00:03 PM »
He's one of my, if not my favorite, author. I've read about 95% of everything he's published, though right now i'm reading Tommyknockers for the first time, and still need to read Dolores Claiborn, and a small handful of others..

Out of all of King's works, i'd say my personal favorites, in no order, are 'The Darktower Series' (Especially the Wastelands), Salem's Lot, Eyes of the Dragon, Gerald's Game, The Green Mile, Dance Macabre, The Regulators, and the Bachman Books (especially Roadwork, and The Long Walk). He's also produced a lot of great short stories in various books like Skeleton Crew, Four Past Midnight, and Everything's Eventual...

What are some of your guys favorite works from King? Movies count as well... :D

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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2005, 12:49:21 PM »
Thats a tough one. Stephen King has a lot of great books. My mom has read the Tommyknockers, she said it was really good. I like all of his books. I don't think I have a favorite book.
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2005, 06:47:40 AM »
My wife liked Rose Madder alot.  She has read a lot by him too and enjoys most of them.  I've read The Stand and thought it was good, a little long though.  Sometimes he gets a little over descriptive.  

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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2005, 12:32:22 PM »
My wife said the book was a lot better than the movie.
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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2005, 10:33:28 AM »
I like King a lot, and I just recently read Salem's lot.  That's the best so far, because first I didn't even know  it's about vampires.  The cover just said something like an evil force is coming to bury Salem's lot or something like that...
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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2005, 10:55:09 AM »
I started reading King when I was a little kid. (I couldn't sleep so I read. A lot!) and when I ran out of material, I started writing my own books.
It's been my experience that all of King's books start out really good and scary and then degenerate into nonsense and lose their momentum so by the time you see the monster or it is revealed, you no longer care. (see IT!)
The only one that didn't was Salem's Lot. That still scares me.

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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2005, 11:47:56 AM »
Salems lot the movie on yesterday

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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2005, 03:54:50 AM »
I should see the movie...  I wonder if it's good
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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2005, 11:59:42 AM »
the old David Soul version, not the new one!

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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2005, 01:34:55 AM »
The Dark Tower Series by far for me, but i have only read It and Needfull things in his horror category and i have found that they get boring and then exciting and boring which causes me to not read them for several months while I read something better.

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« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2005, 10:28:24 PM »
Stephen King's son stays away from horror in debut book
JERRY HARKAVY
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http://www.argusleader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050814/LIFE/508140336/1004
Published: 08/14/05
 
BANGOR, Maine - Owen King may share his father's liberal politics and fervent support for the Boston Red Sox, but the two break ranks when it comes to ghouls, vampires and other denizens of the dark side.
 
There's no hint of the supernatural in King's debut novella and short stories. Nor is there any mention that the author is the younger son of horrormeister Stephen King and novelist Tabitha King. Instead, the title tale in "We're All in This Together" is an imaginative and absurdly humorous tale of political partisanship run amok, laced with quirky characters whose bizarre behavior offers an object lesson in the perils of zealotry.
 
The book jacket purposefully makes no mention of the author's parentage and contains not a word of accolade from Stephen King, long known for his generosity in trumpeting the books of others.
 
To Owen King, 28, this reflects a desire to cut his own path and see his work accepted or rejected on its merits. But an even stronger motive, he says, is to dispel any assumption that he is writing in the same genre as his dad.
 
"I don't think it's fair for Stephen King fans to be deceived, and I know I'm a Stephen King fan," he says in an interview outside the Bangor Public Library. "The last thing I want to do is to present something as 'Stephen King, Part II' and have it be something that's a big disappointment."
 
He considered using a pen name but was put off by the idea of going by an alias when meeting people or having a go-between handle details of his professional life. The prospect seemed too complex and strange.
 
Despite his family's fame and wealth, King attended public schools and enjoyed as close to normal a childhood as possible for someone born to the privilege and advantages he enjoyed. Bangor, a city of 31,000 that's rich in history and short on glitz, was the ideal place for a kid looking to sidestep celebrity.
 
King played Little League and American Legion baseball. He was on Bangor High School's state championship baseball and basketball teams, although never as a starter. And he mowed ballfields during the summer at minimum wage.
 
King gravitated toward the family business of writing while in high school, working on the student newspaper and contributing to the literary magazine.
 
His older brother, Joe, 33, also has dabbled in fiction and has collaborated on a screenplay with Owen. The only sibling as yet untouched by the writing bug is sister Naomi, 35, whose career has evolved from restaurateur to Unitarian minister.
 
"I didn't feel drawn to anything else," Owen King says. "I wasn't good at the sciences; I wasn't a good enough athlete. The only thing I could do was mow lawns. So I thought that writing or teaching was what I wanted to do."
 
King acknowledges that his book is grabbing more attention than would a first-time effort by a writer without comparable lineage, but he seems to have made a conscious effort not to capitalize on his father's fame.
 
"I think the model that I look at is someone like Jakob Dylan, whose dad is obviously every bit if not more famous than mine," King says. "He's a guy who sought to build a career on his own, doing something that's a little bit different than what his father does."
 
After receiving his undergraduate degree from Vassar College, King went on to a Master of Fine Arts program in writing at Columbia University, where he met his fiancee, novelist Kelly Braffet. The two now live in an apartment in Brooklyn, N.Y.
 
"We're All in This Together" generally has received a positive response from critics, with Kirkus Reviews calling King "a talent to watch."
 
His novella was an outgrowth of his despair at the outcome of the 2000 presidential election and the role played by the Supreme Court.
 
King's message: People are seldom all bad or all good, and a lot of screeching and craziness isn't helpful. He says it's time to move beyond the invective of the talking heads on cable TV and begin to reason with one another.

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« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2005, 06:29:31 PM »
I enjoy the majority of King's writings, particularly The Dark Tower saga, Salems' Lot, The Stand, and a lot more.

For those of you who like fantasy more, I recomend The Dark Tower saga, The Talisman, Black House, Eye's of the Dragon, and The Stand.

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« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2005, 06:45:51 PM »
The Stand, rules 8)

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My all time favorite including that race car that keeps resurrecting to kill people. :lol: can't remember the name. :?
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« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2005, 11:11:13 AM »
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My all time favorite including that race car that keeps resurrecting to kill people. :lol: can't remember the name. :?


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« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2005, 11:13:41 PM »
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the old David Soul version, not the new one!


That one is the 1979 version with David Soul and Geoffrey Lewis



One of kings novels IMO that turned out pretty good, a novel always beats the movie version



But this was a good creepy version....to me one of the most memorable moments of this flick is when Danny Glickman showed up at Marks window

Danny- Open the window... Mark..... Open the window... Mark... Please

Let me in.... It's OK... Mark... I'm your friend

Danny sees Mark start to open window, but he then stops

Danny- No..... Mark

Mark turns and picks up a cross from his table model of a churchyard

He holds it up to danny at the window

Danny.... Aghhh

Mark...... Go away.

Danny then disappears into mist


Salems Lot had to be my favorite of the batch.... but all his books are great
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