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Subject: stephin kind's "the mist"... anything else like it?
Date Posted: 12/23/2010 9:32 PM ET
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i loved the book The Mist from King. i was currious to if there was any other books out there similar to that story line? i tried reading "the taking" by koontz and i just couldn't get by the first 2 chapters it was so bad. i need some idea please. thanks!

Date Posted: 12/25/2010 6:50 AM ET
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I can't read Stephen King- but I love his movies.  Loved the mist.  Can't think of any books that are similar, but the happening is a similar movie.  Love to hear if you find a similar book.

Date Posted: 12/26/2010 10:31 PM ET
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Darkness on the Edge of Town by Brian Keene has been said to be similar to The Mist.  I've read Darkness, and it was good, but I haven't read The Mist, so I can't say if the comparison is a good one, but maybe someone else who has read both can chime in?

Date Posted: 2/18/2011 10:30 AM ET
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I have read both and found them very similar and yet very different. Must say that I loved them both! Hoping not to spoil anything here. The mist has creatures in it. The Darkness is like a living entity that things disappear forever in. Think you should give it a try. This is a 3 book series by Brain Keene on the darkness. One was called Ghost Walk, sorry can't remember what the other one was. The Darkness on the Edge of Town was last and I unfortunately read it first. Am going back to pick up the others though. They will tell you what happened in the beginning with one of the main characters. All in all I was really pleased with Brian Keene!

Date Posted: 2/18/2011 11:16 AM ET
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Dark Hollow is first, followed by Ghost Walk.  Ghost Walk is a direct sequel to DH, and I would not read GW first (although I did).  DOTEOT is related in that it is the same entity, but takes place is a different dimension/plane of existence that the other two books, and can be read entirely as a standalone, with no problems.  A major character from GW is the main character in A Gathering of Crows, but I am not sure if the prior books are mentioned.  All of Brian Keene's novels and stories are tied together in some fashion, even if there are different worlds.  For an example, scenes from The Rising appear (although altered) in Dead Sea (the sections in the Baltimore Zoo), however, both zombie books are different as far as cause of zombie and outcomes.  Brian is working on a sequel to Dead Sea as well.

Date Posted: 2/22/2011 11:58 AM ET
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Thanks for the information. Loved Dead Sea and the other zombie ones. Can't wait! I have not had the chance to read A Gathering of Crows yet although I plan too. I would definitely recommend his books to everyone.

Date Posted: 7/12/2011 12:02 AM ET
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The descriptions of the things in the mist reminded me of some of H. P. Lovecraft's creations.
Date Posted: 7/12/2011 11:35 AM ET
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Phantoms by Dean Koontz reminded me of the Mist a bit, although based on a different premise.  The main characters spend considerable time trapped in a store and flying things come through the window, very much like the Mist.  I liked the book the first time I read it.  There was a movie adaptation with Ben Afleck, Rose McGowan and Peter O'Toole but it bombed at the box office.

Date Posted: 7/27/2011 3:50 AM ET
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The Fog, and The Dark by James Herbert. They both creeped me out, but The Dark moreso.