I'm becoming a huge fan of these two authors.
Especially Sidney Sheldon, he's a remarkable writer.
And Stephen King is amazing too. Though I've only read "The Shining" of his but I surely want more to more of his.
Sidney Sheldon adds a tremendous pace to the plot is what attracts me more.
Share your thoughts on these two authors.
I read only a few of King's books--I became disenchanted with his macabre writing. I began to wonder if he was that dark all the time or if he wrote from childhood (or adult) nightmares!
But, give me a Sidney Sheldon book any day...He was so thorough in details, transcontinental story line, romance, intrigue, etc. I always enjoyed reading his books and have several. I was sad when he died and I knew I would not be 'waiting' for his latest book to come out.
I also got maudlin after I knew there won't be any more books from Sidney Sheldon.
And well Stephen King had that dark times in his The shining as well and the other book titles also suggest he's the king of horror.
Both are good indeed in their own way, eh.
I am currently reading Stephen King's Dark Tower series. It is a bit different from the rest of his stories as it is more of an adventure/quest as opposed to horror (although it does have macabre elements). If you like King's style but don't care for the horror genre, I highly recommend The Dark Tower books.
Stephen also wrote under the Nomde plume of Richard Bachman. 'The Stand' is one of my all time favs.
This is a new info to me. Its amazing how authors like Stephen King use a character to go on with giving it a author's name.
"The Stand" would be included in my reading list ahead.
In here his books are not much as available like those of Sidney Sheldon and all. Yet I'll not stop my search for them.
Really? I read one of Richard Bachman books. It was about the main character seeing his older self in a future time. Now that I think about it. That was weird too.
Jenn-Anne: I've been looking forward to read his Dark Tower series but haven't got a chance. His style is unique and includes it all. He has written so much and it would be wonderful to read them in near time.
Thanks for the suggestion.
Stephen King is too dark and twisted for me. He jumps all over the place and it's hard to know what the plot is because of the many story lines and characters running at the same time. Works for movies but not books.
I have read a few of Sydney Sheldon's books and I agree he is a remarkable writer.
Well the only book that I read was made a movie as well under the same title The Shining, haven't watched the movie. After reading the book only i came to know about it.
I haven't heard Sidney Sheldon's books been made into a movie. If they have then it would be truly amazing. But the books itself provide the thrills and spins.
The Tommy Knockers and Misery were made Movies too if I remember correctly. I read the books before the Movies. I stopped after Tommy Knockers. Never read the shining or seen the movie. I must check it out.
Sidney Sheldon's books would have made amazing Movies, I agree.
Oh I see. That is really good to know. with good casting and all the right stuffs for a movie, his movies will be worth watching.
I also agree that its always better to read first than watch. Most of the time there are differences in movies and not the same instances stand out there.
Stephen King's "The Stand" is one of my all time favorite books. It's lengthy, but worth every word. If you're ready for a long read, check it out!
by bulletproofchris6 years ago
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...
by Holle Abee7 years ago
Ghost Story, by Peter Straub. I've read tons of horror and suspense, but this one uses psychological terror that made me begin to doubt my own mind. The movie sucked, however.
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