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Subject: I'm in the mood for a Stephen King, what's a good one?
Date Posted: 6/27/2011 6:43 PM ET
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I've read The Stand, Under the Dome, Carrie, The Green Mile, Dolores Claiborne, Gerald's Game, Salem's Lot, Duma Key, Misery, Just After Sunset, Full Dark No Stars, Needful Things and a few others I can't remember the names of right now.

The Stand and Under the Dome were my faves.  What other ones are good like those two?

Date Posted: 6/27/2011 6:47 PM ET
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The Shining is my favorite - scariest book I've ever read.  I also liked Pet Cemetary.

Date Posted: 6/27/2011 7:54 PM ET
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Not really like those two but I loved Bag of Bones.

Date Posted: 6/27/2011 8:46 PM ET
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Christine.  How a book about a car could be so scary, I don't know, but that darned thing kept me up for several nights back in the day.  surprise

Date Posted: 6/27/2011 10:00 PM ET
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I thought Cell was pretty good

Date Posted: 6/28/2011 9:25 AM ET
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I liked Fire Starter and The Dead Zone. 

Date Posted: 6/28/2011 9:31 AM ET
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Well, I just finished the Dark Tower series, and I must say that every minute I was not in the book, I was wishing I was.

Date Posted: 6/29/2011 9:00 AM ET
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Thinner was great, I recommend it.  I have it on my shelf and can offer a 2-for-1 deal if you're interested.  Looks like I have three other Stephen King books on my shelf as well: Carrie, The Green Mile, and Hearts in Atlantis.

I also loved The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon - not a typical SK book, but great nonetheless.



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Date Posted: 6/29/2011 9:52 AM ET
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Another vote for the Dark Tower books!

I also really enjoyed The Talisman and Black House.

 

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Date Posted: 6/29/2011 12:34 PM ET
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I think your tastes may be on the opposite end of the King spectrum from mine, but I'm going to have to agree that The Dark Tower books are the best bet based on your favorites.

 

Date Posted: 6/29/2011 8:25 PM ET
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My favorite King book is The Eyes of the Dragon.  It's one of his lesser known books.

Date Posted: 6/29/2011 9:17 PM ET
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I liked Christine.

MaryF

Date Posted: 7/1/2011 8:26 PM ET
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"The Talisman" is my favorite SK book....hands down!   It's huge and takes f-o-r-e-v-e-r  to read, but is definitely worth it.   I read it years ago and even called out "sick" from my job-at-the-time just so I could read more of it....haha!  wink

Date Posted: 7/2/2011 2:42 PM ET
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I love Stephen King!!  Some real good ones have been mentioned, so you won't hear nothing new from me, but the Dark Half is good too.  Christine, The Talisman, Eye of the Dragon, and the DArk Tower series are great too. The Cell was pretty good. Happy Reading.

Date Posted: 7/8/2011 5:39 PM ET
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Oh, yeah The Dark Tower hands down the best!  It'll spoil you for other things.  Just make sure you have 'em all readylined up as each one ends in a cliffhanger - I was left waiting for a week for one to arrive and was frantic!!

LOL, Margaret

Date Posted: 7/12/2011 5:12 PM ET
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Thanks guys, I got Cujo & Christine out of the library.  I've been meaning to read the Dark Tower series but I think I'll wait until I'm ready to read a bunch of them in a row.