Stephen King/Richard Bachman fans?

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  1. TRMN8R

    TRMN8R Cage Fighter Lifetime Member

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    Anybody else here a die-hard King fan besides me?

    What about you, CheesyD?

    Just got "Blaze" in the mail today and wanted to know if anyone else had a chance to read it yet and what you thought of it.
     
  2. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    Though I have read a lot of King books, I was never a real fan.

    I did like Christine though.
     

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    TRMN8R Cage Fighter Lifetime Member

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    Loved "Christine".

    Still basically "early" King (within the first 9 years of writing Carrie) at his best. Definitely in my Top 10 (not counting his short story work).
     
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    The only Bachman book I have read was "The Long Walk". I liked it alot and the ending left saying outloud WTF. Now my wife reads everything he writes.
     
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    Although I have about 20 Stephen King books, I would not call myself a huge fan. On the other hand, I consider his books that I have read to be of exceptional quality.

    The Stand is by far my favorite. The Langoliers and Dreamcatcher, among others, are interesting novels.
     
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    Excellent choice ;) .

    My wife and I have truly enjoyed so much of his work over many, many years (she actually read Carrie when it was first published; I joined the trip a short bit later with The Shining), it'd be very difficult to pick only one favorite.

    My top three (in no particular order) would be The Stand (the complete and uncut edition, of course), The Talisman, and It...or the first three novels from the Dark Tower series (The Gunslinger, The Drawing of the Three, and the Wastelands).
     
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    I am something of a Stephen King fan. These are some of my favorites.

    1. Bag of Bones
    2. Salem's Lot
    3. The Dark Tower Series
     
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    I've been a Stephen King fan for years (about eight or nine). I haven't read an SK book since The Dark Tower (I don't think). What I've been doing lately is checking out the movies based on his books.

    Need to get a hold of some of the newer ones as well as some classics that I never read (i.e. Langoliers--the movie almost drove me crazy when I was about 13 years old).

    edit: Oh, and my favorite SK book? I don't think I can choose just one. But for now I'll say Wizard and Glass.
     
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    I got sucked into the Dark Tower series years ago, and finished them last summer. I felt he ended things with "old tall and ugly" just the way he should have. Those are the only ones I have had an interest in reading by King.
     
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    Then you really do need to read The Talisman, The Stand, and Eyes of the Dragon. There's a few others that also have references to and/or from the Dark Tower series, but those three especially. You won't be disappointed in ANY of 'em, but don't take my word for it; read 'em ;) !
     
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    Yep, I'm a big fan. I think at last count I have 56 SK books, plus a few audio books, and the Dark Tower series comics.

    I have "Blaze" but haven't started it yet. I should crack it open in the next day or two though. I also have pre-ordered "Duma Key" which comes out January 22nd.

    My favorites?

    The Stand
    The Talisman
    Night Shift (the first SK I had read... been hooked ever since)
    The Dark Tower series

    The Bachman books are good... The Long Walk and Thinner being the best there I think.

    I hear The Long Walk will be made into a movie.

    A great site for all SK info is here...

    http://www.liljas-library.com/
     
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    Glad to finally see your input, Cheesy. I didn't go too in-depth about it, in fact barely glossed over it, but I've certainly enjoyed many of S.K.'s short stories as much as (see Skeleton Crew and Needful Things), if not more than, some of his novels. Not too surprisingly (to me, anyways), looks like we have very similar taste in King fare.

    And, thanks for the linky ;).

    It's now in My Favorites :thumbsup:.
     
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    So I read From a Buick 8 yesterday, and am feeling really ripped off. Man I was hoping for a Christine like book, and all I got was some crappy book about a do nothing, almost Buick.

    So I can open a vortex, and birth aborted monster babies. Big F'n whoop! I wish I could take those four hours back.

    I wish he would write another Christine book.
     
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    I wore out three copies of The Stand in school. My first one said $1.95 for a price. It was a while ago :supergrin:

    I read everything I could get my paws on until It. I could not make it through about halfway through the book.

    Dreamcatcher was one that I liked but it didn't hold me like Christine, The Stand, Cujo, Pet Sematary, etc.
     
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    I used to be much more into SK than I am now.

    Top 3
    1-The Stand (uncut)
    2-Eyes of the Dragon
    3-The Long Walk

    Bottom 3
    1-Dreamcatcher
    2-The Tommyknocker ( I couldn't even finish this one)
    3- It (I know it's one of his most popular, but I just couldn't get into it)

    Bull
     
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    I am among those who think "The Stand" is his best by far. But nobody has mentioned my 2nd and 3rd choices.

    2. "The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon."

    3. "Thinner." A "Bachman" book, but that's a meaningless distinction.
     
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    Honestly, I cannot believe that there are not more Stephen King fans here. He is one of the most accomplished contemporary writers, if not the best. I can understand people that may not like his stories.....but come on....he is a master at taking you into his world and making it your present reality.

    The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon is my favorite...but only because of it's child-like simplicity (written for his daughter) and the faith that is so evident through-out the story.

    It is impossible to choose just one....lol...

    The Green Mile

    Eyes of the Dragon

    Darktower Series

    The shining

    Bag of Bones.....

    and on and on....
     
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    BLASPHEMY!

    Dark Tower is two words!

    Sigh.:miff:
     
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    You are so right...please forgive me for my blasphemous error...

    DARK TOWER....is correct;)
     
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    Haha. Oh, it's no problem. We forgive around here.