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stevie
Posted: January 18th, 2010, 1:36am Report to Moderator
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Have just finished 'Under The Dome', after reading the last hundred pages in one sesh.
Bert, it delivers. It harks back to his earlier work(I mentioned before that he originally started it in 197.
The origins of the Dome are revealed about two-thirds in. I don't say too much for spoiling it, but it works. The final 60 pages have a touch of 'Carrie' about them.

I thoroughly recommend it. I read some where its already been touted as a mini-series? If they get the right actors, it will be very good. Nothing much would have to be changed either, if anything.


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I finished Misery a few nights ago.

It had a great start, and the last 50-or-so pages left me breathless, but the middle really dragged on in a way the movie never did. It's a short book from King, which was a nice surprise, but I still think it was too long. I could see twenty pages being trimmed off of this easily. I also wasn't a fan of the Misery's Return excerpts at all...I groaned each time they came up. Overall, though, I enjoyed it.


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Have successfully made my third attempt to read the 'Dark Tower' series!  For years I have been seeing these books by one of my fave authors but never went near them.

Lat year i read the first book but couldn't get into the second.  Finally, the other day I started the second book again - the first is easy to remember so didn't need a re-read - and I got into. Am halfway through and have the third book from the library already.


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I have the whole series. I think the first one is the best.
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I just got Full Dark, No Stars yesterday! Hopefully I have some time to start reading it this weekend.

Anyone had a chance to read it yet?


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Quoted from stevie
Have successfully made my third attempt to read the 'Dark Tower' series!  For years I have been seeing these books by one of my fave authors but never went near them.

Lat year i read the first book but couldn't get into the second.  Finally, the other day I started the second book again - the first is easy to remember so didn't need a re-read - and I got into. Am halfway through and have the third book from the library already.


Funny you should say this, because I've read most of his stuff, but never tackled the Dark Tower.  What's more, there's this guy who sits across from me on the train who, in between a few cat naps here and there, I've noticed seems to be plowing through them.  One of these days, I'm taking them down.


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Quoted from Grandma Bear
I just got Full Dark, No Stars yesterday! Hopefully I have some time to start reading it this weekend.

Anyone had a chance to read it yet?


I have not, but there was an excerpt in EW that I started reading this morning, and then I saw it in the bookstore today.  I may pick it up for a Christmas gift for my brother.  Please share your thoughts.  I've always loved his short stories, though I always find myself wanting more.

Craig


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haven't heard of this new one, is it short horror stories like Skeleton Crew, etc?


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Grandma Bear
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It's four short stories.

1922
BIG DRIVER
FAIR EXTENSION
A GOOD MARRIAGE

I hope I will have time to get started tomorrow.  

PS. Stevie, I still have your SENT on my desktop. I'm halfway through, but a couple of things came up I had to pay immediate attention to and it's been taking up my time lately.


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Thanks for the info Pia.  And great work on 'Issues'!

Take your time with SENT - i've had some good ideas for an overhaul of it - will get there one day.



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I hope you do get there with Sent. There is a seed of a great underused idea there, and that is why is I can call you a weirdo beatles obsessive when I am actually a bigger one myself. Keep the faith, Stevie. You will get there. Believe.

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Am up to book 4 of the Dark Tower series, 'Wizard and Glass".

Its been a full on ride so far. Its so unlike King's normal writing but is...him?!!

I was reading fan comments on IMDB about the DT series being a movie or min-series. They were discusiing who should play Roland and the others.
I was surprised they hoped for an older actor although Viggo mortenson would be ok. i kow Roland is meant to be age wearied but i still think he seems only like a guy in his late thirties, maybe forty. It would look silly having him appear too old! He has to look cool as well.


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I am against the frain here as far as some of the comments in this thread from a year ago.
I think I am one of the few who love Stanley Kubrick's version of The Shining ANd equally love the Mick Garris directed, King scripted miniseries just the same...and more so.

I think the film version of 'Cujo' gets a bad rap sometimes too.

But as for the books- my faves are Christine, The Dead Zone, Tom Gordon, and the Different Seasons collection (which include 'Shawshank Redemption' and 'The Body' aka Stand By Me) and the underrated 'Cycle Of The Werewolf'.



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Has anyone read King's new short story collection "Full Dark, No Stars"? It's been ordered for me for Xmas, but the wife won't let me read it before hand.

I liked "Just After Sunset" and loved "Under The Dome", so I have high hopes for this.

I tried to read "The Dark Tower" many moons ago and could not get into it. It may be something I need to revisit as it's a big chunk of King's career I haven't read.


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I have the book. I've only read the first short so far. What do you want to know? I don't want to spoil your present.  


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