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Meh, I don't really like Stephen King's style. Just recently read 'Firestarter', while it had some good moments, I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would. Too many cursing kinda ruined the whole experience for me. Also tried reading 'Dolores', but after about 15-20 pages I realised it's not meant for me.

I've just recently got a J.R.R. Tolkien book for my birthday, 'The Book of Lost Tales'. Anyone read it? I enjoy these fantasy-themed stuff, initally wanted to buy 'The children of Hurin', but that wasn't available.
I only really like The Shining, The Stand, and the first four books of The Dark Tower. Those books are great. For me, I like his short stories way more than his novels. I won't read another King novel after finishing The Dark Tower. The last two books are awful save for the ending. I really dug that. Everything leading up to that ending was meh.
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Woot, reading yet another book:

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I only really like The Shining, The Stand, and the first four books of The Dark Tower. Those books are great. For me, I like his short stories way more than his novels. I won't read another King novel after finishing The Dark Tower. The last two books are awful save for the ending. I really dug that. Everything leading up to that ending was meh.
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For me, I like his short stories way more than his novels.
Yeah, his short stories are always at the best. But there are several good novelles of him: Salem's Lot, The Stand, Dead Zone, Christine, Pet Sematary, IT, Needful Things, The Green Mile,...These are ones of the really good ones worthful reading!!

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Salems lot was his first novel wasn't it? That or Carrie?
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Salems lot was his first novel wasn't it? That or Carrie?
Carrie was his 1st, then came Salem's Lot. Didn't like Carrie at all, never understood what the hype about that one was...BTW I got the other day an "extended" version of Salem's Lot, with 50+ pages that where cut out before and a new introduction&afterword from SK. Gonna read that one after I finish with A Game of Thrones.

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I just finished that one. I'm a big SK fan, I have EVERYONE of his books, love this Guy. But 11/22/63 it's definitly something different coming from him...It's not that I didn't liked it, but it just didn't seem like SK for me. Have u tried "The Dark Tower"? EPIC.

Just started "A Game of Thrones", love it! I guess that in 2 days I'll have to buy the other ones, I'm finishing this one really fast
I got halfway through book 4? (wizard and glass), and had to take a break. I just hate extended flashbacks, and this feels like it's really dragging its heels. I just can't get interested in this, doesn't seem to have a purpose. All I really want to read about right now is the main characters on their travel, not 300 pages of backstory.


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I got halfway through book 4? (wizard and glass), and had to take a break. I just hate extended flashbacks, and this feels like it's really dragging its heels. I just can't get interested in this, doesn't seem to have a purpose. All I really want to read about right now is the main characters on their travel, not 300 pages of backstory.
The flashback to the Mejis Era is actually quite interesting once you get in! To see how Roland became a Gunslinger, his first Journey with his best friends, and you really get into Roland himself and understand more his thoughts and what him made to be like he his.
Quite interesting as well, the DT Graphic Novels start off from that point in Roland's "childhood".

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Has anybody heard of the Stephen King Dollar Babies deal?

http://www.stephenking.com/dollarbabies.php
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Finished 'Coming up for Air' by George Orwell. Nowhere near as good as 1984 or Animal farm, although the writing is top notch through out. Its a character study mostly, and 90% of the book is him describing his childhood which is okay enough. But the book doesn't really have a plot, so i got bored after awhile. What i enjoyed most from it was that you see some ideas that will be fully exploited in 1984.


Started 'The Trial' by Kafka. 40 or so pages in and its gripping stuff so far.
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