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Old 08-11-2010, 06:42 PM   #231 (permalink)
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Of his novels that I've read, I think IT is the worst. Dark Tower is good until it sucks with Wolves of the Calla and beyond. The Shining and The Stand are my two favorite.

Some of his best stuff, however, are his short stories collected in Night Shift and Skeleton Crew.
Really? The worst? You could possibly the only person in the world to think that.

It is a long read however so I guess some people might find it to drag at some points.
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Old 08-11-2010, 07:43 PM   #232 (permalink)
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I need to read his book that Stand By Me is based on.
Very strong short story - in the same collection as Shawshank Redemption - would definitely reccomend them both.

Incidentially, I got "It" at a bargain price from a charity shop today so interesting to hear contrasting opinions on the novel. I have seen the tv film which certainly has its moments though certainly has a lot of crap too.
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Old 08-11-2010, 07:50 PM   #233 (permalink)
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Really? The worst? You could possibly the only person in the world to think that.

It is a long read however so I guess some people might find it to drag at some points.
I read George Martin novels. A Storm of Swords can slay giants in one fell blow. The Stand isn't short by any means either. Long has nothing to do with it. I like most of what goes on in IT. I like it a lot actually. The terrible, atrocious ending is what kills IT dead for me. The ending is just freaking retarded, total letdown after such a spellbinding read. That's my not so humble opinion though. In fact, IT is really what turned me off of Stephen King novels that weren't The Dark Tower. The Dark Tower was a let down too.
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Old 08-11-2010, 07:55 PM   #234 (permalink)
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a good author is irvine welsh his most famous book was trainspotting but his sense of humour is amazing in a really f'ed up way
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O my Brothers. So no Malchick or Devotchka used their razzies to go over the real Horrorshow read A Clockwork Orange?
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I've never read it, but know I should.
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I've never read it, but know I should.
How you been MrMister? Its been a while.
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A Clockwork Orange rules as both a book and a film.
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I've been good, sir. Your "promo" in SummerRants was awesome. Even I was scared.
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A Clockwork Orange rules as both a book and a film.
I actually never saw the movie. But I have heard great things. Though the book sounds more graphic and much more sadistic. Especially when he saw those two devotchkas in the record store.

Which ending did you prefer? Movie or Book?

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I've been good, sir. Your "promo" in SummerRants was awesome. Even I was scared.
Thats the idea man. Its SummerRants baby. I came back out of nowhere for that big event. Just like the real Taker would
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