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Do you love Stephen King novels as well?

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    L. Andrew Marrposted 8 years ago

    What's your favourite Stephen King book and why?

    1. Davinagirl3 profile image59
      Davinagirl3posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hearts in Atlantis, and I can't explain why.  It just warmed my heart.  I love his novels about kids.  My favorite short story is "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption".

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        L. Andrew Marrposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        You might want to try "The Shining" or "Children of the Corn" then, they're both about kids. "Children of the Corn" is a really freaky story, I would definitely recommend it =]

        Just try not to imagine you're own kids doing the same sorts of things though...could turn very horrific very quickly =P

        1. Davinagirl3 profile image59
          Davinagirl3posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          There are probably 2 or 3 novels of his I haven't read.  I was hard to pick just one.  Do you like Dean Koontz?

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            L. Andrew Marrposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I haven't, I mean I work Sundays in a book shop so I probably should some time...however; for the time being I am ignorant. Please do enlighten me =]

            1. Davinagirl3 profile image59
              Davinagirl3posted 8 years agoin reply to this

              You might like him.  He has a book called, From the Corner of His Eye, that is worth reading.  I like it alot.

          2. myra636 profile image60
            myra636posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I have read all most all of his just finished Your Heart Belongs To Me. Good read makes you really think.

      2. dohn121 profile image82
        dohn121posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. jenblacksheep profile image84
          jenblacksheepposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Slightly off topic, but do you know what a platonic friendship originally meant?

          (I know it's not really relevant here, but when you said platonic it reminded me of this little piece of unknown trivia!)

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            L. Andrew Marrposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            It comes from the teachings of Plato...it basically means a relationship with no sex...

      3. Shirley Anderson profile image71
        Shirley Andersonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. Davinagirl3 profile image59
          Davinagirl3posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I think his scariest novel is Desperation.

          1. shibashake profile image88
            shibashakeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I was most freaked out by Pet Cemetery. I could not put that book down but it was freaky as hell.

    2. Shortsbystephy profile image55
      Shortsbystephyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I loved Bag of Bones and Rose Madder. Two GREAT novels!

  2. myra636 profile image60
    myra636posted 8 years ago

    It I have all ways thought clowns wore creepy.

    1. Davinagirl3 profile image59
      Davinagirl3posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It is amazing!

  3. dohn121 profile image82
    dohn121posted 8 years ago

    I've read at last count, 33 books by Stephen King.  I've learned a lot from him over the years.  He's got one of the best books on the craft of writing called "On Writing."  Amazing...

    As far as novels are concerned, "Rose Madder" was one of my favorites as it sets itself apart as a revenge novel.  Unfortunately, not many people I know read it.

    1. Davinagirl3 profile image59
      Davinagirl3posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      On Writing is really good.  I believe that is the first thing he wrote after his accident.

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        L. Andrew Marrposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I may be wrong but I think Misery was...hence the idea of someone running someone over before having a car crash of their own...

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          L. Andrew Marrposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Again though, I may be wrong...I haven't actually read it yet...

  4. jenblacksheep profile image84
    jenblacksheepposted 8 years ago

    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!

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      L. Andrew Marrposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, it seems to be people either love him or hate him. My dad and English Teacher hate him, I refer to his work alot in my own...just one of those things.

  5. dohn121 profile image82
    dohn121posted 8 years ago

    However, I guess I fall in the majority, like most his fans.  "The Stand" was by far the best (The Complete Uncut Edition w/ over 1350 pages).

  6. jenblacksheep profile image84
    jenblacksheepposted 8 years ago

    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!!

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      L. Andrew Marrposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You may be right...I just looked it up on Wikipedia

      It says this on Platonic Love - "The Longing of the human being in his imperfectness for perfectness and completeness. It is the innate desire for immortality"

    2. Davinagirl3 profile image59
      Davinagirl3posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      This is correct!

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        L. Andrew Marrposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I stand corrected...=]

  7. fierycj profile image74
    fierycjposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. Raven King profile image60
      Raven Kingposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      My favorite is Tommyknockers.  Stephen King has an amazing sense of humor and the characters he built are so life like and so real that I think I could find them in my neighborhood. smile

    2. dohn121 profile image82
      dohn121posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ha!  Go figure!  No wonder you and I don't get at each other's throats!  Before: Dohn121 and fierycj = so so...
                   Now: Dohn121 and fierycj = BUDS!!!

      1. fierycj profile image74
        fierycjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        You know what it is Dohn. Lol.

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    L. Andrew Marrposted 8 years ago

    Have any of you lot read the Bachman novels by King?
    I started reading Blaze but found it very dull...

  9. Colebabie profile image57
    Colebabieposted 8 years ago

    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 smile But I'm not sure what my favorite book is.

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      L. Andrew Marrposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I know that feeling, dear girl. My teacher, when I asked him what he thought of Stephen King, said "He's Crap"

      Yes, great description there =/

      I love Kings books. They're fantastic

      1. Colebabie profile image57
        Colebabieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        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 smile

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          L. Andrew Marrposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          My teacher is far from a moron, I have alot of time and respect for the guy...we just differ when it comes down to Stephen King.

          I guess it is true to say his writing is not the best to study ever, hence why teachers don't like it, but he is good at what he does...shocking the living c*ap out of us! Haha

  10. TamCor profile image82
    TamCorposted 8 years ago

    Actually, I'm pretty positive that "Dreamcatcher" was the first book he wrote after his accident in '99...

    I've read a lot of his books, and I think my favorite is probably "The Stand", but I really like most of his older ones--especially "Firestarter"!

    1. shibashake profile image88
      shibashakeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I love Firestarter as well! Some really cool concepts in that one, and a lot less freaky than usual.

      The thing that I truly love about King is that he can write about all these out of the box, out of this world scenarios and make them seem extremely real and present.

      He is an extremely talented writer and thinker.

  11. dohn121 profile image82
    dohn121posted 8 years ago

    Gosh, too many...

    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...

  12. TamCor profile image82
    TamCorposted 8 years ago

    I'm embarassed to admit, but I could never finish "It", haha...

    Way too creepy for me(sorry Stephen, lol)--I guess it doesn't help matters that I don't like clowns anyway...smile

  13. Smokingstar profile image52
    Smokingstarposted 8 years ago

    "IT" is awesome. I'm still reading "Duma Key" I've been slacking in the reading dept. lately. I think I'll pick up on it this weekend.

  14. profile image0
    L. Andrew Marrposted 8 years ago

    I have both It and Duma Key looming on the shelf...I'm off to read The Shining now...night all (yes, it's 2.23am over here)

  15. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    I read a few of Stephen King's novels when I was younger. I actually liked Christine and Firestarter. I haven't read anything lately.

    1. dohn121 profile image82
      dohn121posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  16. AsherKade profile image57
    AsherKadeposted 8 years ago

    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

    1. dohn121 profile image82
      dohn121posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Well, I love to read both of those guys...Then you must like H.P. Lovecraft too, right?

    2. fierycj profile image74
      fierycjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Then just answer me this - WHY THE HELL HAVEN'T I FANNED YOU ALL THIS WHILE, HUH?!!

      1. dohn121 profile image82
        dohn121posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yo, fierycj.  You better have seen some Guillermo Del Torro movies.  I'll cry if you didn't!  You too AsherKade!!!

        1. AsherKade profile image57
          AsherKadeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          fiery...join me then...

        2. fierycj profile image74
          fierycjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Pan's Labyrinth and Hellboy 2 to say the least.

          1. dohn121 profile image82
            dohn121posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Good to hear.  Your have to watch The Orphanage too.  Amazing and creepy...I can't wait for The Hobbit in 2011 or 2012.  It's going to be in 2 parts.

  17. Herald Daily profile image76
    Herald Dailyposted 8 years ago

    I liked Pet Cemetary a lot.  I enjoyed Bag of Bones and The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, too.  Actually, anything Stephen King is good.  Let me correct myself.  Anything Stephen King writes is great!

    1. dohn121 profile image82
      dohn121posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Nuff said.  You gotta come and join my workshop (OMG, I sound like my Creative Writing Prof.)

      1. AsherKade profile image57
        AsherKadeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        let me sit this one out...thx dohn

      2. Herald Daily profile image76
        Herald Dailyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Haha, I haven't been to a workshop in many years. smile

        1. dohn121 profile image82
          dohn121posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Well, if you can spare the time, check out my hub called "Write a 55-Word Story."  I was shocked at the responses.  That hub alone is why I have over 1,000 views in only 11 days.

          1. Herald Daily profile image76
            Herald Dailyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I will definitely check it out, thanks for the invite, Dohn.  smile

 
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