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Posted: August 24th, 2021, 8:15pm Report to Moderator
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So, I'm pretty much yelling this from the rooftops, telling random strangers and anyone that will listen to me, and I know there are some big Sai King fans here...

I've been wanting to start a Stephen King 1st Edition/1st Print collection for as long as I've been reading the great man; he's by far my favourite author of all time. I moved a lot when I was in the military and just did a lot of general procrastination about getting started once I was finally settled, the main issue being the difficulty and time that would go into of collecting these books individually or in bunches at a time.

Anyway...

As of 30 minutes ago I secured a 71-book 1st/1st collection in one foul swoop!!!!!!!

3 are 1st/1st duplicates (Thinner, Black House, Later), and Night Shift is a 1st/11th, but all the rest are trade 1st/1st's not BCE's. All with original dust jackets (ones that came with them initially) and in pretty damn good condition.

It is missing some key books that will be a little harder and more expensive to get as 1st/1st's, but it was always going to be the case with a few of them. All in all though, I need approx 10 books and the collection is done!

Seriously ecstatic!!!!!!

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Congrats on your score! I am a huge fellow constant reader here. My favorite author of all time as well. I am currently rereading bag of bones and the stand. I always have for five books I�m working on at the time. Different devices different situation different places LOL.

I had thought about starting a thread dedicated to Stephen King and his books, stories, characterizations, and everything else. He is in my opinion the most prolific writer of all time. I can hardly keep up with reading all the books he pumps out.

I think as writers, we can learn a lot from him.


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Congrats on your score! I am a huge fellow constant reader here. My favorite author of all time as well. I am currently rereading bag of bones and the stand. I always have for five books I�m working on at the time. Different devices different situation different places LOL.

I had thought about starting a thread dedicated to Stephen King and his books, stories, characterizations, and everything else. He is in my opinion the most prolific writer of all time. I can hardly keep up with reading all the books he pumps out.

I think as writers, we can learn a lot from him.


Thanks! It's been a good day.

I'm currently reading Bag of Bones as well I reread The Stand at the beginning of the pandemic... seemed appropriate. Just finished Dolores Claiborne for the first time, loved it!

I have King on an almost constant rotation.

Lots to talk about when it comes to King, I would definitely be involved in a thread dedicated to him and his works.

Billy Summers, his latest book, is in the collection as well


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Might share some photos of my babies here. They still need to be shipped from the States, so not in my possession just yet, but they will be in their forever home soon


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That is really cool.  Also a fan, and I don't think he gets nearly the respect he deserves.

He probably won't ever be considered one of the "towering" greats of literature, but give it another 100 years or so and he'll probably be comparable to somebody like Twain.  He'll still be read as an important chronicler of the times in which he found himself.

For me, it is Salem's Lot.  The first book to genuinely frighten me as a kid.


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Quoted from bert
That is really cool.  Also a fan, and I don't think he gets nearly the respect he deserves.

He probably won't ever be considered one of the "towering" greats of literature, but give it another 100 years or so and he'll probably be comparable to somebody like Twain.  He'll still be read as an important chronicler of the times in which he found himself.

For me, it is Salem's Lot.  The first book to genuinely frighten me as a kid.


100% agree.

Love Salem's Lot, I still think it's King's scariest book and unfortunately is not in this collection. I have my eyes on 1st/1st with a second state dust jacket, one day it will be mine!


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King was on the Late Show a few weeks ago.
He was talking about writer's block and said about half way through writing The Stand his character roster had grown to about 20 people. They had all settled in Boulder and he had no idea what to do with all these people. He spent three weeks freaking out that he may never finish the novel.

Then he remembered the quote "When you don't know what to do next, bring on the man with the gun."

That sparked the idea that someone could blow up half the characters and then he'd deal with the ones that were left. That essentially kicked off the 2nd half of the novel.
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Huge fan, as well. I've a long commute these past couple years and have been listening to audio books to take up the time. Just listened to Insomnia narrated by Eli Wallach. Read that when it first came out so many years ago. One of my faves but nothing beats the Bill Hodges trilogy and Outsider. Just picked up Billy Summers for my next listen.

Here's my Stephen King close encounter: I build mines (copper, not land) for a living and was working on a project In Ely, Nevada, back in 1994. One night I was sitting at a poker table (every night, actually) for like six hours, totally focused on the game. The next day, someone asked me if I talked to or saw Stephen King the night before. I hadn't. Apparently, he was sitting right behind me most of the night playing the other table. Come to find out he was in town doing research for Desperation! Dammit.

I've had so many 1st editions and printings through the years and now I've none...too many moves. Oh well....
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Quoted from JEStaats
Huge fan, as well. I've a long commute these past couple years and have been listening to audio books to take up the time. Just listened to Insomnia narrated by Eli Wallach. Read that when it first came out so many years ago. One of my faves but nothing beats the Bill Hodges trilogy and Outsider. Just picked up Billy Summers for my next listen.

Here's my Stephen King close encounter: I build mines (copper, not land) for a living and was working on a project In Ely, Nevada, back in 1994. One night I was sitting at a poker table (every night, actually) for like six hours, totally focused on the game. The next day, someone asked me if I talked to or saw Stephen King the night before. I hadn't. Apparently, he was sitting right behind me most of the night playing the other table. Come to find out he was in town doing research for Desperation! Dammit.

I've had so many 1st editions and printings through the years and now I've none...too many moves. Oh well....


I've been on the Audiobooks for years now, just started my 30th King book on Audible.

Can't go past anything narrated by Frank Muller, it was a real tragedy not having him finish The Dark Tower series.

Some other faves have been Pet Sematary read by Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Doctor Sleep read by Will Patton, and hard not to love Carrie read by Sissy Spacek.

Dammit indeed!!!

Once these 1st's are in my possession it's till death do us part.


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Been reading among since I was 11 or 12. Started with Cujo and on from there. On and off for years but I picked him back up with Liseys Story and continued on in spurts. Currently on The Outsider, a gift for my birthday.


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Doctor Sleep read by Will Patton...


Will Patton is my absolute favorite narrator! Probably why I love the Bill Hodges trilogy so much. He did a great 'On the Road' by Jack Kerouac and James Dickey's 'Deliverance' too.
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I only have maybe 20 hardcovers. I don't buy paperbacks. Not sure why. I do have everything, pretty much in digital formats however. Text and audio. I was slow to get on the digital bandwagon, but now I prefer it. And, between my phone, iPad and laptop, since they communicate, I love that I can pick up any device and it immediately goes to the last page I left off.

Love Frank Muller too. Had a bit of a hard time with him when I first started listening to The Black House, but as it turned out, I think he made it even more evil. Ha ha.  

I also think SK does a GREAT job narrating his books. William Hurt read Hearts in Atlantis and I absolutely loved it. Wish he would do more of them. I don't know why, but I prefer male voices when listening.


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Quoted from JEStaats


Will Patton is my absolute favorite narrator! Probably why I love the Bill Hodges trilogy so much. He did a great 'On the Road' by Jack Kerouac and James Dickey's 'Deliverance' too.


He does have a great voice for the work.


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I only have maybe 20 hardcovers. I don't buy paperbacks. Not sure why. I do have everything, pretty much in digital formats however. Text and audio. I was slow to get on the digital bandwagon, but now I prefer it. And, between my phone, iPad and laptop, since they communicate, I love that I can pick up any device and it immediately goes to the last page I left off.

Love Frank Muller too. Had a bit of a hard time with him when I first started listening to The Black House, but as it turned out, I think he made it even more evil. Ha ha.  

I also think SK does a GREAT job narrating his books. William Hurt read Hearts in Atlantis and I absolutely loved it. Wish he would do more of them. I don't know why, but I prefer male voices when listening.


Hardcovers all the way! Unless of course the first edition wasn't a hardcover

And speaking of first edition paperbacks, I managed to fill some pretty important holes in my newly acquired collection today; 3 out of 4 of the early Bachman books. Rage will have to wait as that thing is rare and super expensive... if you can even find one. But this was my haul:

Roadwork
The Long Walk (My favourite King book)
The Running man (Love, love, love this book as well)


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