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Started by 13 schoolyards, May 12, 2022, 06:07:04 AM
Quote from: dead-ced-dead on May 12, 2022, 10:11:25 AMHis coke addiction was probably a big contributing factor to how overwritten his work in the 80s and 90s was. It's probably not a coincidence that there's a direct correlation between his books' length and his habit.
Quote from: bgmnts on May 12, 2022, 08:46:52 AMThe first King book I remember reading was Eye of the Dragon, which I think is just a short little story that takes place in the Dark Tower storyline (maybe retroactively?).
Quote from: pigamus on May 12, 2022, 11:22:32 AMFunny, lots of people don't rate Under the Dome but rave about the JFK one, but it was the other way round for me
Quote from: purlieu on May 12, 2022, 11:41:37 AMWhat really bothered me about Under the Dome is how almost every character was such a cliche. It really felt like no original thought had gone into any of the people populating the book or their actions.
Quote from: Magnum Valentino on May 12, 2022, 11:43:12 AMI hadn't read any of his books since I was a teenager but my wife got me a copy of Later which came out a year or two ago and I read it in one sitting. It's excellent. It's extremely lean, and written (I suspect) purposely to bring it in line with the Hard Case Crime line it was published under (which includes books by other authors in a similarly vintage style).Totally recommended by the way. Read it!
QuoteMartha walked slowly through the room. Nothing beats the taste of a Twinkie ran through her head.
Quote from: kalowski on May 13, 2022, 10:16:07 PMHe only writes one character [...] Stephen King, i assume.
QuoteMartha walked slowly through the room. Bang! And the dirt is gone ran through her head.
Quote from: purlieu on May 14, 2022, 12:13:08 AMNever read the later Dark Tower books.
Quote from: kalowski on May 14, 2022, 07:29:38 AMMe? No. Should I? I read loads of his stuff as an adolescent and I imagine one of not both my kids will do the same but I got sick of the characters.I'm intrigued by his Kennedy assassination novel, but still haven't read it because of how bad IT was.
Quote from: Phoenix Lazarus on May 12, 2022, 06:15:19 AMI gave It a try a few years ago and found it ridiculously overlong. Pet Sematary was all the better for being relatively short.
Quote from: purlieu on May 14, 2022, 08:39:36 AMAh, I meant it as advice ('reed' rather than 'red'). Spoiler alertKing himself appears in them.[close]
Quote from: Egyptian Feast on May 12, 2022, 10:43:06 AMCurious 1990s Irish teenagers leave thread unilluminated.
Quote from: Phoenix Lazarus on May 14, 2022, 08:02:37 AMSomething I've heard people say of him is that he doesn't know how to end books well. I liked the way he concluded Pet Sematary, however.
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