Any Stephen King Fans?

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Any Stephen King Fans?

Raggedy Andie Raggedy Andie
I personally love his writing style. His quirkiness always makes me laugh.
I have been reading his stuff since I was about 8 years old. I admit I am more into his older stuff like Christine, The Shining, Pet Semetary and IT and I also really love the Dark Tower Series. I am currently on the last book and I don't want it to end!

Anyone else here like/love him too?
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10/25/2010
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Jul!a Jul!a
Don't worry, you're not alone. The first real book I read all the way through was The Eyes Of The Dragon, by Stephen King, and I was about 8 or so, lol.

I love the books, and I love seeing most of them turn into movies. Kingdom Hospital was a great miniseries that I absolutely loved as well.
10/25/2010
ZenaidaMacroura ZenaidaMacroura
OH MY GOSH, YES. Definitely a fan. I loved the Dark Tower series. Might read them again. I miss the characters. I've also read IT, The Shining, Salem's Lot...what else...
10/25/2010
Blinker Blinker
I LOVE YOU BOTH!

I loooove Stephen King. Love. His dialogue is the best. The way he can transition so seemlessly into inner thoughts and then an actual conversation is just amazing. It mimics the thoughts in my head. I've read almost all of his books, and the Bachman books, and I hope he never retires. He's like the Brett Favre of writing. He says he'll retire, but he doesn't. I know a lot of critics call him "trash" but I adore him.

I wish he could get an eye transplant so he can write foreverrrrrrr

Oh. And fave novels are Gerald's Game, Different Seasons, Dreamcatcher (read it 3 times), Delores Claiborne, It, The Shining...pick any of them!
10/25/2010
ZenaidaMacroura ZenaidaMacroura
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Originally posted by Blinker
I LOVE YOU BOTH!

I loooove Stephen King. Love. His dialogue is the best. The way he can transition so seemlessly into inner thoughts and then an actual conversation is just amazing. It mimics the thoughts in my head. I've read almost all ...
Ooh, I've read Gerald's Game, too. Not my favorite, but good. Rose Madder's a good one that didn't do very well. I'm forgetting one. Hmm.
10/25/2010
Blinker Blinker
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Originally posted by ZenaidaMacroura
Ooh, I've read Gerald's Game, too. Not my favorite, but good. Rose Madder's a good one that didn't do very well. I'm forgetting one. Hmm.
UM UM UM Everything's Eventual is awesome. I love his short stories!

I love the story in Everything's Eventual about the stranded guy who eats himself. Classic!
10/25/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I've tried reading him a few times. It's never worked out, he has WAY too much attention to detail.

I liked "The Stand" mini-series though! Great ideas, not a fan of his actual writing though.
10/25/2010
Jul!a Jul!a
My mom is a huge fan, owns every book, even under Richard Bachman. And it was a fluke she caught that one. The book she picked up sounded interesting, and while she was reading it she went "if this isn't Stephen King, then he should sue this guy" lol
10/25/2010
Sammi Sammi
I have almost all of his, although I think I prefer his works before (and up to) the Tommyknockers. My favorites are The Shining (I read that when I was 9 or 10), and the Talisman.
10/25/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
Totally! I grew up reading Stephen King. I read IT when I was in 6th grade lol. I've collected his books for a long time too.

Other Faves/Ones I Own...I'm probably missing some

Carrie
Salem's Lot
The Shining
Cujo
Different Seasons
The Talisman
Skeleton Crew
The Bachman Books
Misery
The Dark Half
The Green Mile
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
Secret Windows
Thinner


BUT MY FAVORITE OF ALL...THE STAND

Close second... Storm of the Century
10/25/2010
kck kck
This may make me look like a SK tool, but I've only read one book of his, Carrie. I'm not a horror fan; I was more curious about this modern classic than anything. And honestly, I thought it was quite good. I know it's always said that the book is better than the movie, but seriously. The Carrie movies are a joke. The book is where it's at, y'all.
10/25/2010
Waterfall Waterfall
I like Steven King. I have not read ALL of his books, but I have read a good amount. To date my favorites are Gerald's Game and The Green Mile (I cried through the last 2 chapters like a big baby )
10/25/2010
Waterfall Waterfall
Oh I dont know how I forgot my other favorite... Rose Madder!
10/25/2010
Bunnycups Bunnycups
I don't remember how old I was when I saw IT. Maybe I was in 4th grade. It scared me so much! When I was like 6 I saw the movie Killer Clowns from Outer space and that began my fear of clowns. Seeing IT cemented that fear. I heard the book is scarier than the movie. I'd never read it because I'd be traumatized all over again. I can't believe some of you read IT when you were kids. I'm afraid to read IT now!
10/25/2010
Bunnycups Bunnycups
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Originally posted by Raggedy Andie
I personally love his writing style. His quirkiness always makes me laugh.
I have been reading his stuff since I was about 8 years old. I admit I am more into his older stuff like Christine, The Shining, Pet Semetary and IT and I also really love ...
I enjoy literary fiction. I wonder if we could have a book club even if we don't read erotica.
10/25/2010
Raggedy Andie Raggedy Andie
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Originally posted by ZenaidaMacroura
OH MY GOSH, YES. Definitely a fan. I loved the Dark Tower series. Might read them again. I miss the characters. I've also read IT, The Shining, Salem's Lot...what else...
Yes, I LOVE the characters. If you haven't read the DT series, you should. My father-in-law upon finding out I was an avid fan of King's declared that he had "Tried to read one of his books way back when..something about a car that eats people? Anyway, It was COMPLETE trash." I was like.."Wow, ok." Guess who is currently on book 5 of the DT series and addicted? LOL.
10/26/2010
Raggedy Andie Raggedy Andie
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Originally posted by Blinker
I LOVE YOU BOTH!

I loooove Stephen King. Love. His dialogue is the best. The way he can transition so seemlessly into inner thoughts and then an actual conversation is just amazing. It mimics the thoughts in my head. I've read almost all ...
He doesn't need eyes to write..right? I hope. heh
I don't want him to retire either. I was just thinking the other day about how sad I'll be when he passes. He's getting up there.
10/26/2010
Raggedy Andie Raggedy Andie
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Originally posted by Jul!a
My mom is a huge fan, owns every book, even under Richard Bachman. And it was a fluke she caught that one. The book she picked up sounded interesting, and while she was reading it she went "if this isn't Stephen King, then he should sue ...
Ok, THAT is funny!

It's really my mom's fault I got into him. She had a bunch of his books and I was beyond my reading level. Pet Sematary had this cat on the front you know? I thought "I like Kitties.." lol!
10/26/2010
Raggedy Andie Raggedy Andie
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Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
Totally! I grew up reading Stephen King. I read IT when I was in 6th grade lol. I've collected his books for a long time too.

Other Faves/Ones I Own...I'm probably missing some

Carrie
Salem's Lot
The ...
Nice collection Lauren!
I agree, The Stand is classic.

I should list mine..I have a bunch of his stuff. A lot in hardcover too. Nerdy nerd.
10/26/2010
Raggedy Andie Raggedy Andie
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Originally posted by Bunnycups
I don't remember how old I was when I saw IT. Maybe I was in 4th grade. It scared me so much! When I was like 6 I saw the movie Killer Clowns from Outer space and that began my fear of clowns. Seeing IT cemented that fear. I heard the book is ...
I loved to scare the crap out of myself when I was a kid..lmao. I liked the thrill of it.

I would love a book club! I also love fiction myself. I am a big bookworm!
10/26/2010
Raggedy Andie Raggedy Andie
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Originally posted by kck
This may make me look like a SK tool, but I've only read one book of his, Carrie. I'm not a horror fan; I was more curious about this modern classic than anything. And honestly, I thought it was quite good. I know it's always said that ...
Oh his books (and books in general) are always better IMO. Mind you, I really enjoyed a bunch of the movies that came from his books. I am a horror fan though. Not much into campy horror but more thriller type stuff.
10/26/2010
ZenaidaMacroura ZenaidaMacroura
Oh! That's what I forgot! The Stand and Carrie. That was driving me crazy, trying to remember which ones I'd forgotten. The Stand is a good one. But my favorite is definitely the Dark Tower series. And holy crap, the movie IT scared the crap out of me, too! But the book is 1000 times better.
10/26/2010
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Raggedy Andie
Ok, THAT is funny!

It's really my mom's fault I got into him. She had a bunch of his books and I was beyond my reading level. Pet Sematary had this cat on the front you know? I thought "I like Kitties.." lol!
Lol, that's why I read Eyes Of The Dragon, because I liked the cover of the book
10/26/2010
Naughty Student Naughty Student
I heart The Shining forever!
10/27/2010
gone77 gone77
I'm a fan of his, but I find he has more misses as he's gotten older.

I enjoy his son Joe Hill's work a lot, and I say he gives his father a run for his money now! Not that Stephen really needs to worry about that now. lol
10/27/2010
Michelle Menace Michelle Menace
I have almost all of his books including the "Richard Bachman" ones. I picked those ones up at a flea market lol. I also enjoy the Joe Hill books..
01/27/2011
Miss T Miss T
Love his work! If I remember right the first book I read of his was Pet Cemetery growing up. After reading that I was on the hunt for more and more...and now my collection has grown to several. I have top agree with Lauren one of my all time favorites is The Stand. After reading so much of his work I was on the hunt for more horror writers and soon came to like a lot of John Saul and Dean Koontz's novels also.
01/27/2011
Lummox Lummox
Yeah! Count me in too!

The Shining
Pet Sematary
The Dark Tower series
The Stand
The Dead Zone
Firestarter
Insomnia
The Green Mile
Desperation
It

It's obvious I like his earlier works more. And I really can't pick a favorite one.
01/27/2011
Shumway Shumway
heheh, thanks to my beautiful wife Andie I'm now a Stephen King fan

So far I've read:

The Shining
Pet Sematary
Cujo
The Dark Tower Series (Currently finishing book 7)
01/27/2011
PussyGalore PussyGalore
If they never make a movie of Bag of Bones or Rose Madder I swear I am going to haunt his descendents. Those are my two all time favorite books of his. And Rose Red...I could watch it for hours and hours and hours and hours and hours and never get bored of it. Thank goodness, since it's like 12 hours long.

And I HATED HATED HATED the miniseries they made for The Shining. Kubrick did it best.
01/27/2011
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