I thought of why these two books were good (as of course I liked them too) and it occurred to me that book books have strong male ties (platonic!) within them. In HIA, it's b/t Bobby Garfield and Ted and in Shawshank, b/t Andy and Red. In both cases, both must separate from one another.
Gee, I didn't like H in A nearly as much as some of his other books. Have to agree with that Shawshank was excellent!
I have to say that The Stand is an old favourite, along with Misery. From more recent publishings, I'm not sure, I know that I liked Cell.
Re the short stories, my ABSOLUTE favourite of all time, The Long Walk, is actual under the Richard Bachman name. I have read that one at least 8 times and probably will another 8. I think it's just brilliant.
I've never been a big Stephen King fan ... was just never my sorta thing. But I was recently introduced to the Kingdom Hospital tv series, which I believe is based on a Stephen King book or written by him ... or something like that. I think that's awesome!
no no no. Quite the opposite (according to what I was told). In Ancient Greek times it was the relationship between a man and a boy where the man taught a boy how to become a man (through sex). Men having relationships with boys were really common then ... can you imagine people doing that now!!
The Stand. Tommyknockers. Rose Madder. Must have read these like a million times. Dark Tower series, of course. Nightmares and Dreamscapes - got it as a birthday gift as a kid from my big bro. Got hooked ever since. Stephen King is my all time favorite author. Next to only J.D. Salinger. These are writers who dont pretend or try to be overly artistic as hell. I hate that stuff.
In 6th grade I did my book project on "The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon" my stupid teacher made a fuss about me picking a Stephen King book. But I knew the principle and I fought to do it. I made a game of the woods But I'm not sure what my favorite book is.
Yeah that teacher was/is a moron. He was a substitute for our regular English teacher who was fantastic but was out due to illness. So he had no idea what he was talking about, or who he was arguing with
Firestarter, The Shining and The Deadzone were all awesome and better compared to his newer stuff (sorry, SK).
Loved The Green Mile Serials, just drove me nuts because each serial was only about 50-70 pages long and whenever I picked up the newest one every month, I'd have to wait 29 days for the next one! Great marketing strategy however. I believe these use to be call Dime Paperbacks...
I'd highly suggest "Everything's Eventual." It's a collection of short stories in which he'll write every 3 or 4 years. My two favorite stories are "The Man in the Black Suit" and "Riding the Bullet." The Man in the Black Suit won the O, Henry award. I like his short stories because you can usually read one in just a few minutes.
I don't know why, but I like Pet Cemetary. I have deal with A LOT of death in my life and have always hoped that they would return and be alive... Stephen King is my inspiration to my novels along with Edgar A Poe
Ok, I'm sure this has been asked before, but I'm fairly new here and so it will be new to me. I love Stephen King. He's my favorite living author, and the reason I decided to pursue writing as a career. What I want to...
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