BookWorm617 wrote:It is funny how we all differ. I loved Insomnia I actually read it twice. I like the Talisman but could not finish Black House to save my life, it bored the crap out of me for some reason. Another book I couldn't finish was IT which most SK fans rave about. I am actually going to try again when I get a chance.
Still in my opinion none of his books comes close to the genius of The Stand.
All I know is when his next book comes out I am going to the book signing since I missed the Full Dark, No Stars one. It nice that I live only about 10-12 hours away from him. Well worth the drive to me.
Well at least we agree on the genius of The Stand! Its strange how much King fans debate his best and worst. Insomnia was painful for me to read, it seemed like King was jumping from sci-fi to horror in the space of a page at times and the result was less than the sum of its parts. I adored Black House and rate it as one of King's best work (albeit as half an author!).
IT? I thought it was a great book but not my fave ever, that remains The Stand, he also has some very, very under-rated books like Needful Things and Gerards Game. I saw the outside of Stephen King's house on a tv show here in Ireland and it looks exactly like the kind of house a horror author lives in, very much like a dwelling from one of his Maine-set horrors, i can see from scanning the town he lives in just where the common factors of his books come from-small town folk, drug store, gas station etc.
Apparently he is a very private man and does not welcome fanatics or interviews (unless he is on a publicity campaign). I would love to go to one of his book signings, i wonder is he coming to Waterford any time soon...