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Post by Biblioklept » 08 Jul 2008, 10:29

lovethesuspense wrote:The Stand is one of my favorite books. Classic Good vs. Evil. Very well written and the depth of the characters kept my attention throughout the lengthy novel.
Mine too! I am clinging to a very threadbare unabridged version. You can get totally lost in that book.
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Post by Grumpy » 10 Jul 2008, 01:42

King is an extremely talented author. While some stories fall behind, some are fantastic. Examples are (as some have been mentioned): The Stand, The Dark Half, IT, Carrie, and the Dark Tower books. Those were my favorites at least.

I also read, enjoyed, and was inspired in some capacity by On Writing. I have been writing for a while and had been when I started it, but when someone asks me where they should go if they need advice or are confused about writing, I send them to that book (along with others of course). It's like getting a big long pep talk about the rewards of writing, if that is what you're into.

Yes. I am a big King fan.

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Post by Sheila » 11 Jul 2008, 00:48

Here are my favorites by Stephen King in no particular order:

From a Buick 8
Riding the Bullet
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon (one of few who liked it appartently)
The Green Mile
Rose Madder
Insomnia
Dolores Claiborne
The Tommyknockers
Misery
Pet Sematary
Christine
Different Seasons
The Dead Zone
Firestarter
Night Shift
Salem's Lot

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Post by baconpatroller » 13 Sep 2008, 23:14

fhs456 wrote:Any King Readers out there? What is your favorite King book/series? Mine is the Dark Tower Series.
I read everything he wrote for a while, but in about 1995 I got bored with him. So I'd recommend some of the earlier ones, Salem's Lot, Christine, Firestarter, also the collection called the Bachman Books and the first two short story collections.

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Post by Reading lady » 21 Jul 2014, 18:41

I am not a big King fan. I used to read his books but gave it up many years ago. But the book Cujo stayed with me a long time.
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Post by tmcgilljr01 » 23 Oct 2014, 05:42

I have a very close tie between two of King's books, Salem's lot and Pet Cemetery.

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Post by rssllue » 23 Oct 2014, 12:40

Salem's Lot was definitely one of my early favorites of his.
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Post by Greeneyedphotogirl79 » 23 Oct 2014, 15:17

So far Under the Dome is my favorite. I want to read IT and The Stand. He has SO many fabulous books I need to read.

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Post by rssllue » 23 Oct 2014, 17:21

Greeneyedphotogirl79 wrote:So far Under the Dome is my favorite. I want to read IT and The Stand. He has SO many fabulous books I need to read.
Make sure you set aside a week or so to read each. They are so very long!
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Post by ladybug31 » 26 Oct 2014, 22:46

I'm always going to love Carrie. It was the first King book that I read. The second was The Stand- the complete uncut version that he released because he wasn't happy with how much ended up on the cutting room floor. It was insanely huge but I loved it. Ended up going through it in less than a week. It hooked me.

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Post by Anacoana » 30 Oct 2014, 14:06

Cell has always been one of my favorites of his, though The Dark Half will forever be my favorite.

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Post by Carla Hurst-Chandler » 03 Nov 2014, 18:35

I have read everything he has written/published. I especially like the psychological turn he has taken lately...psychological thrillers instead of spook/supernatural monsters. Human monsters are much scarier.
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Post by ksjennin » 03 Nov 2014, 19:34

I really like the Cell.

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Post by nstreit82 » 03 Nov 2014, 23:03

I love both Steven king books and movies. I love horror or suspense

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Post by SweetLilCarrie » 04 Nov 2014, 09:10

I can't say that I have a favorite book or series by him. I love all of his books. I collect his books also because he is easily one of my favorite authors. I do however have a favorite movie adaption of one of his books. It is "Rose Red." I think that it is an excellent movie.

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