The Stephen King Thread (non Dark Tower series)

Discussion in 'TMB Book Club' started by RegimentML, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. Iron Mickey

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    I'm sure I will at some point, but I'm a horror boi and it's guilty by temporal association please respect my irrational takes.
     
  2. Truman

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    Well, if youre like me and have good opinions, I too hated Under the Dome. So it's looking good for you and 11/22/63!

    edit - it's not really a horror book, so maybe you'll be less into it. It's still damn good.
     
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  3. smeegsgreen

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    What’s wrong with Under the Dome? Doesn’t that have a cult like following?
     
  4. Truman

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    I dont read a lot of horror but the last one I read was pretty good. Hex by Thomas Olde Heuveux (sp)

    Check it out Iron Mickey
     
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  5. smeegsgreen

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    Have you read the troop? My buddy said it’s pretty fucked up
     
  6. Truman

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    I found it kind of boring. Idk remember my exact criticism. I mean it was made into a TV show, so I think that's where a lot of the following comes from. idk
     
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  7. Iron Mickey

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    Thanks, always looking for recommendations.
     
  8. Iron Mickey

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    It was the epitome of how King is caricatured by detractors. Incredible concept, fantastic buildup, comically two dimensional morality, and the dumbest fucking conclusion.
     
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  9. Truman

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    I have not, but I have it on my list. It's been mentioned on a book podcast I listen to a few times.

    Im not really into Horror all that much, but that one sounds good.

    Lock Every Door is more suspense than Horror, but that's another good quick read that was pretty fucked up
     
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  10. NCHusker88

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    Read Misery then.
     
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  11. The Blackfish

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    11/22/63 my friend
     
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  12. Iron Mickey

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    reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
     
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  13. The Blackfish

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    Wow that was a lot of responses in a short period of time
     
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  14. smeegsgreen

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    How’s the dark tower series?
     
  15. NCHusker88

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    Just stop fighting it.
     
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  16. Truman

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    This has been some good book talk. Good stuff fellow nerds
     
  17. The Blackfish

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    the highs are high and the lows are low. I enjoyed it.
     
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  18. RegimentML

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    Dark Tower IV is an elite tier King book
     
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  19. smeegsgreen

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    Probably in the minority here but I liked Dolores Claiborne a lot (8/10). Thought it was an interesting narrative in first person and the story was fun. Recommend if you want a quick read. It’s pretty different than the movie so don’t feel like you already know what happens.
     
  20. LKRFN88jp

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    Under the Dome was garbage. Second book of his I read (after 11/22/63) and tbh I'm happy it wasn't the first.
     
  21. TheGrifter

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    Wizard and Glass is the book of King’s I enjoyed the most.

    If you liked The Shining, then read Dr. Sleep. The movie is also an enjoyable watch.
     
  22. The Blackfish

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    Wizard and Glass is an all time favorite of mine. Not just among King books.
     
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  23. TC

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    Misery and Tommyknockers are both great standalone ones
     
  24. smeegsgreen

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    I’m collecting all of his books, I can’t wait to read his most fucked up book