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Subject: Stephen King...what's new and good?
Date Posted: 11/12/2012 10:22 AM ET
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I used to love reading the older Stephen King novels...a long time ago.  My favorites were "Salem's Lot", "The Dead Zone"  "It" and "The Stand".  I loved the way I felt that I was transported right into the setting - I could feel those warm New England Fall breezes and hear the leaves crunching under my feet,.  I came the know the characters personally - the good and bad ones.  Around the time the Tommyknockers came out, I gave up reading Stephen King.  I just didn't feel the same way about his newer books.  It was many years of not reading SK until I picked up Duma Key last year. I enjoyed it.  So, I'm really missing the old Stephen King.  Can someone suggest some SK  (or others authors) books that have the feel of the older SK books (the combo of warm and fuzzy & fright)?  

PS I also like Debbie Macomber, particularly the Cedar Cove Series (warm and fuzzy without the fright).  Any suggestions of DM books or others?  Thanks!  Liz

Date Posted: 11/12/2012 2:59 PM ET
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Salem's Lot and The Stand are two of my favorite novels by any author....


Have you read the Dark Tower series? Magical books that any King fan will love.

Date Posted: 11/12/2012 5:53 PM ET
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My choice for the newer books is definitely Duma Key, but since you've read that one, you might like Full Dark, No Stars.  Good old SK creepiness abounds in that collection of short stories.  I also really liked 11/22/63.  Personally, Under the Dome was on the weak side for me, but it's still worth a read, too.

Date Posted: 12/6/2012 2:06 AM ET
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11/22/63 I think is by far his best in a long time, but Full Dark,No Stars was pretty good too
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Date Posted: 12/12/2012 10:03 AM ET
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i like almost anything i try of his, but full dark no stars is my fav.