Re-reading Stephen King

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Re-reading Stephen King

Postby geronimo » Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:37 pm

http://www.theguardian.com/books/series ... ing?page=2

Great series of articles running through King's stuff from start to finish...
...I've heard things about people from other people about certain people to back that up (c) Andrew May

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Re: Re-reading Stephen King

Postby mcfonz » Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:15 pm

I read The Stand a few years ago now, but I think it will be on my list of fav books for quite some time.
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Re: Re-reading Stephen King

Postby Skipp » Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:12 am

Tried to watch the stand (80's tv mini series) the other week... Was pretty terrible..

That said I'll never bury a pet or indeed build a swimming pool on / over a Native American burial site... It's just one if my rules.
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Re: Re-reading Stephen King

Postby An Absent Humphrey » Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:46 pm

I've never read a Stephen King novel or story. Or even the sci fi he writes under a different name.
I suppose it's because I've never liked the films of his books, so never felt inspired to read them.
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Re: Re-reading Stephen King

Postby mcfonz » Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:37 pm

You should give the Stand a shot humph. Lots of walking, surviving along with some nice political issues and struggles of humanity to overcome the loss of power and resources.
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Re: Re-reading Stephen King

Postby Levied Troop » Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:11 pm

I like some of his books, although never really got The Stand. Salem's Lot was excellent and The Shining in particular really creeped me out, reading it alone in the house, in bright sunlight, I kept looking over my shoulder or putting the book down and walking around the house 'just to check' y'know.

The film did the same thing to me, I actually shut my eyes in parts as I found it too tense. Meanwhile the rest of the audience were laughing at Jack Nicholson's acting - it was a very weird experience in that cinema.
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Re: Re-reading Stephen King

Postby The Dozing Dragon » Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:07 pm

'It' is an excellent horror read. The TV version should not be confused with it. Not sure if many King books have made it successfully onto the screen (with the exception of The Shining).
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Re: Re-reading Stephen King

Postby mr tough guy » Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:38 pm

the Green Mile, Shawshank redemption, Carrie, Apt Pupil, Misery, Stand By Me
Haven't read any of them, but they're all excellent movies, but yeah for every good adaptation there's half a dozen crappy ones
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Re: Re-reading Stephen King

Postby hetz » Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:49 pm

Loved the Running Man as the book, thought the film was utter shite.
Can't remember what Cujo was like, but King apparently loved the film.
Don't forget The Mist, good story, excellent film.
I've not seen Hearts in Atlantis, but I loved the story.
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Re: Re-reading Stephen King

Postby Levied Troop » Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:12 pm

Sequel to The Shining to be published this month:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24151957
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