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On 8/5/2017 at 11:42 AM, ManetsBR said:

 

And yet, when he gets back to the "normal" storytelling, he also manages to make us feel a lot of empathy for Carrie.

Finished Carrie.

Great book.

Onto Lisey's Story next.

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Next up in our chronological discussion is The Stand (1977)

 

This was one of the first King books I ever read.

I picked it up after Anthrax wrote a song and named an album after it.

 

I read it one Summer when I was 16 and I enjoyed it, even though at the time I thought it had a terrible (non) ending.

The book was advertised as the ultimate last and final stand between good and evil, and through a thousand pages of the forces gathering, I was thoroughly entertained.

Fun, breezy, writing. 

Great post-apocalyptic imagery.

But there really wasn't a final stand, was there?

I think Cell is a better book, even though it will never be the classic that The Stand is.

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I feel left out of the discussion, so I think I'm going to listen to a Stephen King book on the treadmill.

 

First post tells me what book to read.

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7 minutes ago, John Bonham said:

Read Listen to "Apt Pupil" from Different Seasons

About a Nazi teacher.

 

I  M  P  L  Y  I  N  G  !

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:lol:

 

I'm on it.

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34 minutes ago, The Linguini Occurrence? said:

This is a must-read for those who like Mr. King ..... I've met him twice in Boston, once in Fenway (he reads books between innings) and another time at a Lenny Kravitz concert.

 

 

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I enjoyed Tom Gordon.

I have spotted Stephen at a few Sox games.

We were both there for a lot of big games in October 2004, but I never introduced myself.

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Listened to the first 45 minutes of Apt Pupil yesterday. It's alright so far. The narrator uses an off-putting, nasally voice for the kid that might be coloring my experience a bit.

 

I'm waiting for some sort of fresh take on the Nazi angle. Don't know if I'm gonna get it.

 

I liked how King tied Andy Dufresne into the story.

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1 hour ago, bacardimayne said:

>listening to books

 

Yeah hold on while I go watch AFD

While I'm on the treadmill, you cunt. :lol:

 

Tbh, I do take offense when people who listen to audiobooks say, "I read s lot of books!"

 

No, you don't. You listen to a lot of books. Which is good, so own it. But you don't read.

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On 2017. 09. 02. at 0:01 PM, magisme said:

While I'm on the treadmill, you cunt. :lol:

 

Tbh, I do take offense when people who listen to audiobooks say, "I read s lot of books!"

 

No, you don't. You listen to a lot of books. Which is good, so own it. But you don't read.

Audiobooks are like jacking off

 

Sometimes it's the easisest way for pleasure, although it's far from the real deal

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On 9/2/2017 at 5:01 AM, magisme said:

While I'm on the treadmill, you cunt. :lol:

 

Tbh, I do take offense when people who listen to audiobooks say, "I read s lot of books!"

 

No, you don't. You listen to a lot of books. Which is good, so own it. But you don't read.

 

That would be a great career; be an audio book reader. I could do that.

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I just heard the story about how King started writing Carrie, and after a while was so unhappy with it that he threw it in the trash.  His wife Tabitha fished it out of the trash and persuaded him to finish it.

Too bad Tabitha never married Axl, if she did then CD would have been released about 12 years sooner.

 

 

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1 hour ago, The Linguini Occurrence? said:

I just heard the story about how King started writing Carrie, and after a while was so unhappy with it that he threw it in the trash.  His wife Tabitha fished it out of the trash and persuaded him to finish it.

Too bad Tabitha never married Axl, if she did then CD would have been released about 12 years sooner.

 

 

Yeah, Tabitha is totally in Axl's league

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She could have been a substitute for Beta

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On ‎8‎/‎13‎/‎2017 at 0:39 PM, Skeeter said:

But I think he is was so productive that his creativity went dry. He started doing new twists on stories that he had already written. A couple times I can remember reading the back of a new book and thinking "he already did a story about a car that came to life. Two stories actually."  

I never heard about this criticism until this post but it's been on my mind a lot. I just realized all the parallels of It and Stand by Me.

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The Next book to discuss is Night Shift, (1977).

This was King's first short-story collection, and I highly recommended it.

Classic King.

 

This was another one of the first Stephen King books I ever read.

I think the first story I read was "The Mangler," about a laundry-folding machine that gets posessed by the devil and starts killing people.

 

Long Stephen King novels tend to make bad films, but his short stories translate very well, many of the better SK films were adapted from stories collected in this book.

 

Stories collected in Night Shift

Jerusalem's Lot
Graveyard Shift
Night Surf
I Am the Doorway
The Mangler
The Boogeyman
Gray Matter
Battleground
Trucks (Maximum Overdrive)
Sometimes They Come Back
Strawberry Spring
The Ledge
The Lawnmower Man
Quitters, Inc. 
I Know What You Need  
Children of the Corn   
The Last Rung on the Ladder  
The Man Who Loved Flowers    
One for the Road    
The Woman in the Room    

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