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Stephen King 2013-04-27 02:53:47 Reply

What are your favorite novels/movies of his? Least favorites?

I'm ashamed to say I haven't had the time to dedicate myself to finishing any of his books, but I'm quite fond of the movies, my favorite being the brilliant Pet Sematary (god that movie scares me).

My least favorite tale of his is, by far, Children of the Corn. Some parts of the movie were downright laughable (I lost it when Vicky tried to throw a lamp at the children right in front of her and missed by a good five feet.)

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Response to Stephen King 2013-04-27 02:57:05 Reply

I haven't read any of his books either, though I will get to them. I really enjoyed The Shining.

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Response to Stephen King 2013-04-27 02:57:29 Reply

I like Pet Sematary and Secret Window (yes, even the movies).

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Response to Stephen King 2013-04-27 02:58:09 Reply

i hate his writing style, but a lot of films based on his books are good

it's very telling when the best adaptations of his work are the ones that deviate furthest (the shining)


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Response to Stephen King 2013-04-27 03:00:37 Reply

There's going to be another Carrie movie with Chloe Moretz.

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Response to Stephen King 2013-04-27 03:00:58 Reply

Found the part I mentioned.

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Response to Stephen King 2013-04-27 03:28:17 Reply

Children of the Corn was the shit.

Don't badmouth that movie in my presence.

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Response to Stephen King 2013-04-27 03:55:32 Reply

At 4/27/13 02:58 AM, Sekhem wrote: the shining

Ah, you can't mention Stephen King without bringing up The Shining.

Classic.

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Response to Stephen King 2013-04-27 04:07:42 Reply

I liked Dreamcatcher or did..

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Response to Stephen King 2013-04-27 05:18:43 Reply

I really like his book series "The Dark Tower". I think the second and third book of that series are some of the best things he have written.


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Response to Stephen King 2013-04-27 06:12:37 Reply

At 4/27/13 02:53 AM, T3XT wrote:
I'm ashamed to say I haven't had the time to dedicate myself to finishing any of his books, but I'm quite fond of the movies, my favorite being the brilliant Pet Sematary (god that movie scares me).

I'm in the same boat, and yet I'm SURROUNDED by Stephen King books...my older brother and my dad are avid fans.

They seem to talk about the Dark Tower series a lot. I may just start with that.


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Response to Stephen King 2013-04-27 08:21:51 Reply

The Green Mile, Secret Window and 1408.

Running Man and The Shining were pretty good too.

I've only watched the movies though, but I'm assuming the books are similar.

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Response to Stephen King 2013-04-27 10:09:55 Reply

King is probably the most overrated writer of all time.

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Response to Stephen King 2013-04-27 10:18:58 Reply

I've only read 4 of the 7 Dark Tower books and The Shining. I also read From a Buick 8, which was weird and some parts of IT.


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Response to Stephen King 2013-04-27 10:43:04 Reply

I only read Salem's Lot and the Bachman Books
Salem's Lot was meh
The Bachman books were pretty cool tho, especially Rage

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Response to Stephen King 2013-04-27 10:54:36 Reply

I think Desperation is by far my favorite, that and Low Men in Yellow Coats is really, really good.


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Response to Stephen King 2013-04-27 11:42:37 Reply

At 4/27/13 10:09 AM, Pointy-Circle wrote: King is probably the most overrated writer of all time.

This is true.

He has one plot, which is always the same:

"A nerd in Maine is traveling in a car, AND..."

All his stories take place in Maine. All his lead characters are authors. His horror scene NEVER make logical sense; none of that shit would be scary in person.

BTW, if you haven't read The Stand, don't talk to me about Stephen King.

I think he's a cool guy personally, btw. In an interesting nerd kind of way.


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Response to Stephen King 2013-04-27 11:43:30 Reply

They all float, motherfucker.

Only thing I saw. Should actually grab a few of his books.

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Response to Stephen King 2013-04-27 11:51:18 Reply

The Stand's my favorite story of his, but The Shawshank Redemption's my favorite movie adaption. Kubrick's The Shining isn't bad but the only part of it I really loved was Jack Nicholson's performance.

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Response to Stephen King 2013-04-27 11:58:25 Reply

A week or so ago I watched the entire Storm of the Century miniseries.

That was pretty good.

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Response to Stephen King 2013-04-27 12:00:01 Reply

I've only read Misery, but I'm planning to read more of his novels

When it comes to film adaptations of his works, I've seen The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption, The Shining and 1408. I liked all of them, apart from 1408.


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Response to Stephen King 2013-04-27 12:15:56 Reply

Maximum Overdrive was a funny movie.

And the boss truck had the Green Goblin on it's grill. Awesome!

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Response to Stephen King 2013-04-27 12:36:56 Reply

When it comes to the books I loved Christine but didn't like Cujo.
When it comes tot he movies I loved Carrie but didn't like Misery.


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Response to Stephen King 2013-04-27 16:17:01 Reply

I seen some of his movies. I also heard he's a plagiarist. Idk if he does do that junk, I was not there by his side 24/7. If I did know him it would probably be a Hi Stephen as I walk down the street realizing that "Huh, I just met Stephen King for a couple of seconds."

On a off note, give him some bling and he can be called Stephen Bling!

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Response to Stephen King 2013-04-27 20:34:48 Reply

Seen: Misery, It, Carrie, The Shining
Read: It, The Dragon's Eye

Out of those, It is probably my favorite. The Shining had the potential to be great, but Jack Nicholson turned it into a comedy.


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Response to Stephen King 2013-04-27 20:39:47 Reply

Misery for sure was his best.

I'm not a big fan of the dark tower series. (GASP)

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Response to Stephen King 2013-04-27 20:45:23 Reply

At 4/27/13 04:17 PM, fmn335 wrote: On a off note, give him some bling and he can be called Stephen Bling!

Give him some chicken and he can be called Stephen Fring


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Response to Stephen King 2013-04-27 20:51:27 Reply

Really liked FireStarter. Great plot and great characters


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Response to Stephen King 2013-04-27 22:56:50 Reply

Through whole "Insomnia" I had this irresistible feeling I could write it better.

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Response to Stephen King 2013-04-27 23:28:12 Reply

Not sure if The Stand or IT is my overall favourite book of his. I just adored both of them. Maybe The Stand pushes it. But then IT had an amazing part not in the movie that left me in awe.

Its tricky.

Also I loved The Dragon's Eye. I think the ending is quite brilliant.

Also Needful Things.

Yeah I like his books.


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