The Stephen King Thread (non Dark Tower series)

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

  1. RonBurgundy

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    Starting The Institute today. Love it so far (30% ish), I’m sure King will disappoint me with the ending.
     
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  2. LKRFN

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    Started Misery last night. Holy shit this book is something.
     
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  3. NCHusker

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    don't open until you're done
    he definitely will
     
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  4. NCHusker

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    Misery movie is worth a watch once you're done with the book. Not as good obviously but Kathy Bates kills it
     
  5. LKRFN

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    Definitely plan on watching it this month.
     
  6. RonBurgundy

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    Finished the Institute. It was good not great. Such a great idea with the climax and ending just being kinda meh.
     
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  7. NCHusker

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    Yup. Still enjoyed the book overall
     
  8. ShuPoor

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    Really enjoyed Pet Sematary. Probably gonna try Misery next, found it crazy cheap on Ebay
     
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  9. LKRFN

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    About 60% through Misery. This shit is messed up and I know it’s only gonna get more insane.

    I’m loving it.
     
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    She just cut off his foot after casually mentioning she puts her hair on shit to see if he is doing things. I can’t get over how insane she is. Incredible villain.
     
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  11. TC

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    That is one part that was significantly different in the movie.

    Broke ankles with sledgehammer instead of chopping off feet :meh:
     
  12. Gin Buckets

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    If you’ve read these, how would you rank the following King novels? Going to add one to the library soon. Leaning Hearts in Atlantis since I don’t remember the movie well, and don’t love the pure horror genre as much as most.

    Hearts in Atlantis (loved this movie, but haven’t seen it in 20 years)
    The Talisman
    Eyes of the Dragon
    Dream Catcher
    Christine
    Duma Key
    Rita Hayworth (is it the same as Different Seasons?)
    The Outsider
    Misery
     
  13. TC

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    1. Misery
    2. Talisman
    3. Dream Catcher

    Those are the only ones I've read. Misery is prob one of the best Stephen King books overall. Nothing supernatural though, realistic old-fashioned horror.

    Different Seasons is a collection of a bunch of stories. I read it, Skeleton Crew and Nightmares and Dreamscapes. Can't recall what was best
     
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  14. ShuPoor

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    I couldn't put Misery down, that's the only one from that list I've read. By reputation Dreamcatcher is a pile of shit though.
     
  15. smeegsgreen

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    Different Seasons is a novella which includes Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. This is a fantastic book. Highly recommend it. It’s beautiful.
     
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  16. NCHusker

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    Misery is one of my favorite King books. Outsider is great at times and meh at times but overall enjoyed it. That's it for me
     
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    Misery is a must read
     
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  18. TheGrifter

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    Eyes of the Dragon, The Talisman, and Black House (sequel to Talisman) are some of my favorites by King.

    Don’t know if you’ve read Dark Tower, but all three have connections to it. Especially Black House.

    Outsider is pretty good, but, like a lot of King novels, the ending is the weakest part of the novel. The Bill Hodges Trilogy (Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers, and End of Watch) is better, and also pretty much a prequel to Outsider.
     
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  19. ukcats8

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    The Outsider is a bit of a spinoff of the Mr. Mercedes series, and contains spoilers of that series. Wouldn't recommend it unless you've finished Mr. Mercedes already. It has a very nice HBO adaption too.
     
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