stephen king

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    Carrie by Stephen King (1974)

    An excellent first novel from 1974 (50 years ago!), the chapter-less story is interspersed with fragments from fictional scientific journals and magazine clippings. Very different to the 1979 film, not sure which I prefer. Each are very separate entities.
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    Blockade Billy by Stephen King

    This is a novella produced in a special small hardback, along with the story Morality (originally published in Esquire magazine) The title story was initially quite dull, but only because I don't watch baseball and so most of it went over my head. But there is a good story buried there and I'm...
  3. Dave

    REVIVAL by Stephen King

    REVIVAL by Stephen King I’ve had a Stephen King-fest in the last year – The Stand, Carrie, Billy Summers, Mr Mercedes, and Fairy Tale – I have Misery, Duma Key and The Green Mile ready to go. One clever thing is how the titles of some of his books seem to work on many different levels. Misery...
  4. Pyan

    Stephen King's books, ranked.

    An interesting article ranking Stephen King's books, ranked #75 to #1, with a brief synopsis and comments. I'd lay bets you'll disagree...;) All 75 Stephen King Books, Ranked
  5. Victoria Silverwolf

    Writers referring to their own works in their fiction

    I happen to be reading Bright New Universe (1967) by Jack Williamson, and this bit of self-reference shows up in dialogue early in the novel. This is obviously a reference to Williamson's own novel The Humanoids. Ever see something like this elsewhere?
  6. Mon0Zer0

    From - Stephen King influenced horror series

    A young family accidentally stumble into a town that "schmigadoon" -like, all exits lead back to the town. Except at night, this town comes alive with flesh eating vampires. One episode into this Salem's lot influenced series and so far it's fantastic. Anyone else heard of it / watched it?
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    The Tommyknockers, Stephen King (1987)

    This was my least favourite King read so far, in fact I came close to not finishing it at one point; it got boring and then developed too many silly plot devices to be taken seriously. (It could have made a great comedy novel!) Along the way King references other works of his (IT, the Shining...
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    Needful Things by Stephen King (1991)

    This is a re-read, I read it years ago but had forgotten a lot of it. Reading it again stuff started to come back, like revisiting an old friend you haven't seen for ages. This is quite a big book, 790 pages, but it just flows and before you know it you're halfway through. Its not that its easy...
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    Pet Sematary by Stephen King (1982)

    I recently saw a movie based on this book, from 2019 I think, not having read it before, and to be honest, the film bears no relation to the events in the book! As for the book itself, it's strange, but not a lot actually happens in this book, its not what I imagined at all, but its so hard to...
  10. D

    New Book, The Institute

    The Institute, published 10th September! ....I got it this morning. I'm starting it right now. (Well actually about thirty minutes ago!) Gripping so far.
  11. Toby Frost

    Random thoughts on rewatching The Shining

    Spoilers follow 1) The man who speaks to Jack at the ball isn’t the same man described by Mr Ullmann at the interview near the start of the film. Ullmann calls him Charles Grady, and says that he was the caretaker. The man Jack meets is called Delbert Grady, and is dressed like a butler or...
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    'Salem's Lot by Stephen King (1975)

    Yes another King book under my belt... I need to catch up you see, and I really do like a good horror story..this one doesn't dissapoint. Now most people's memory of 'Salem's Lot will be flavoured by the 70s TV series featuring David Soul as Ben Mears. Well I don't remember the series that well...
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    IT by Stephen King (1986)

    First things first this is a big book, just over 1100 pages, and for years now this book has sat on the shelf taunting me, and I wanted to read it but it's size kept putting me off. I don't have a great deal of reading time so it just sat there, waiting. Recently I watched both versions of the...
  14. nixie

    Black House, Stephen King & Peter Straub

    Reading Black House, I am surprised with the amount of cross references there is too the Dark Tower. I know a lot of King's book do but this one is a collaboration with another author. I did struggle with the third person narrative at first, unusual as normally third person doesn't bother me...
  15. Lucien21

    IT -The Movie

    Love the book and the mini series so looking forward to this.
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    Secret Agency query

    Where else have I read this Stephen King creation? In the Firestarter the 'bad guys' are the dark and secret agency known as "THE SHOP" But somewhere, in a book by another author, there is an agency with the same name and the same nefarious values and intents. Anyone else got this faint...
  17. D

    The Stand book cover

    I fail to see the relevance to the story. Someone dressed like a Jedi is fighting what appears to be a villainous character from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  18. nixie

    Cell: the film

    Have just watched this but too many differences from the book to truly enjoy. Without giving spoilers for me it was how it started, Alice not having her baby bootees, the headmaster's fate, the dreams , the herding to the no phone zone, the ending, I could go on . Yes it was watchable but not a...
  19. David Drake

    Thoughts on tv adaption of The Mist.

    With casting news on The Mist I was wondering what everyones thoughts are on the series. For my part I hope its more Walking Dead rather than Under The Dome.
  20. Brian G Turner

    Dark Tower movie being made

    'The Dark Tower' rises: Stephen King confirms stars Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey