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My Favorite Stephen King Novel
The Best Stephen King
I have been a fan or horror novels and my favorite all time author is Stephen King. I absolutely love to get lost in his work. I can go through a book he has written in one sitting. He is great at weaving a web of characters in numbers no other author would dare work with. He makes me feel like I am meeting and getting to know these characters one by one. Each character has their own quarks and charms and I am lured in as easily as starving dog. Then he hits with a hook so sharp that it digs deep and keeps me there. His books transport me to a different world and his easy way of writing make the reading go by with ease.
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So It Goes
Some books get slow moving, the story filled with things that are not relevant to what is going on. I find myself speed reading, just looking for the important words until I get to a part that gets me interested again. With Stephen Kings books that has never happened. I have had a book or two of his that I just did not read because the subject matter did not interest me. The Dark Tower series are in that group. I just could not get into them. Perhaps if i try to read them now I will see them in a different light. One thing you might not like about my favorite author is the size of the books he produces. I remember not being able to hold one up after awhile from the shear weight of the pages. It was a hard cover which didn't help because they are always bigger.
Some Stephen King products
Stephen King lives in Bangor Maine and the majority of his books are set in Maine. A town called Derry is a re-occurring place in his writing. I was surprised when I was reading one of his newest books about John F Kennedy that Derry was mentioned. I relived history while reading this book. It was a great reminder of what happened when the President was assassinated and what might be if events happened in a different way. This book got my imagination putting together possible endings and events that could or should happen. I think it can become a short series of books because I came up with story lines all over the place. One never knows what future books will be written so I am not giving up on this continuing into a different story.
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My Favorite King
Drum roll please ...... My favorite book of all by Stephen King has to be The Stand. I read this giant incredible novel not one, not two but three times. Every time I found things that I missed before. The way he builds his characters, giving them little flaws that mean nothing when you first meet them is amazing. Further into the story you realize why so much time was spent on each little nuance. If you skimmed over something you will find yourself going back trying to figure out why an event is happening like it is. This man is a master of character construction. Characters like Mother Abigail and Randall Flag a/k/a the Dark Man and the Walking Dude.
Things like "M-O-O-N spells ......" and "Baby Can You Dig Your Man" and you can't forget Captain Trips
If you read the Stand or saw the movie please let me know what you thought.
New Video Module - M-o-o-n Spells X
One of the beloved characters in the stand is Tom Cullen. Laws Yes he was beloved.
It Was Said
"That wasn't any act of God. That was an act of pure human fuckery."
~~~ Stephen King, The Stand
"He smiles a lot. But I think there might be worms inside him making him smile."
~~~ Stephen King, The Stand
Eve of Destruction
Another great character is Larry Underwood - the writer of the song "Baby Can You Dig Your Man" plays the guitar and sings amusing himself in the world after Captain Trips.
The Other Side of King
I never thought he would be so funny
is a Democrat
birthday is September 21st, 1947
born in Portland, Maine
taught high school English classes at Hampden Academy
has written over 120 books
his wife is Tabitha Spruce married in January of 1971
she is also an author
they provide scholarships for local high school students
The old saying " You learn something new everyday " strikes again. I started reading Stephen Kings newest book and was surprised when I read the forward. In it he talks about his years playing with a band and how he knew Warren Zevon and played music with him. This explains a lot to me about the strange music of Zevon. My question now is which of these two legends influenced the other.
Warren Zevon on Stephen King
This made me shiver lol
Before and After
It is currently 8 degrees F here in Pennsylvania and I couldn't help but laugh at this photo. Now I know what really happened to Jack Torrence at the Overlook Hotel.
This is not my favorite
This is a really scary book. If you are afraid of clowns you don't want to read this one. I love this tale of kids growing up in a small town and the terror that is in the town. They reunite when something sparks the evil and they know they are the only ones who can stop it.
IT by Stephen King
Release date: August 7, 1987
I don't have any problem with clowns. After reading "It" I did see them in a different light. Like anything else there are good ones and 'evil' ones.
Are you afraid of clowns ?
Did you read this book or see the movie? What did you think?