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Stephen King's Best Novel?

Discussion in 'Stephen King' started by GOLLUM, Oct 4, 2009.

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    Brian G Turner

    Brian G Turner Writing and reading Staff Member

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    Welcome to the chrons forums, Heavy. :)

    Finished re-reading Pet Sematary recently. Was well set-up, and the horror element wasn't so much what was done as much as what we all knew was going to happen.
     
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    Pedro Del Mar

    Pedro Del Mar I am content

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    King was my favourite author by a country mile when I was much younger. During my early teens (mid 80's) I started with Carrie in paperback which I found on a second hand book stall at a local market. The book was falling to pieces but I didn't have much money when I was a kid and it was all I could afford, I probably paid less than 20p for it at the time. I still have that same paperback on my shelf 30 or so years later. I couldn't get enough of him back then and I went on to read all of his works up until the early noughties when I felt he'd gone off the boil. I haven't exactly stopped reading King, I've just become more choosy in what I pick up as my tastes have matured.

    I have a selection of his works at home yet to read:

    The Colorado Kid
    From a Buick 8
    11/22/63
    The Wind Through The Keyhole
    Mr Mercedes
     
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    zlogdan

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    It has to be The Dark Tower ( all 7 books ). Ok, It comes close.
     
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    Pedro Del Mar

    Pedro Del Mar I am content

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    What comes close? ;)
     
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    zlogdan

    zlogdan Hex data reader and pawn

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    :LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL:

    Sorry, "It" comes close.
     
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    Eversummer

    Eversummer I eat rice thrice a day.

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    I am planning to finish The Shining. I had the book several years ago but I never get around to read it as my fantastic friend borrowed it and...disappeared.
    Anyways its on my booklist to get Doctor Sleep. I've read a lot of good reviews.
     
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    JJasKelly

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    My faves were always Needful Things and Misery. Bazaar of Bad Dreams as pretty good as were The Bachman Books(fave 2 are The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon and The Long Walk) but they are more short collections.
     
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    Bloom

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    Being a middle-aged person, I'm more familiar with his older books, and reread them at intervals. In my opinion his best work is not his 'spookiest'. Misery is brilliant. The Tommyknockers is a good scifi story. And some of his short stories are the scariest things I've ever read.
     
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    biodroid

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    I need to read his short stories, I tried to read The Mist short but it dragged, half way through the story and the main character is still helping his neighbour he doesn't like, cut down a tree.
     
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