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Thread: Which works of Stephen King are not all that gory?

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    Default Which works of Stephen King are not all that gory?

    I just had a quick discussion with an older female coworker who said "I hate Stephen King" when I mentioned about the Jeopardy episode. I replied "I LOVE Stephen King" but it was hard for me to come up with lots of examples of his work that were not all that gory.

    I could recall Duma Key, 11/22/63 for starters and I mentioned that "The Green Mile" movie was from a book (series) by Stephen King.

    Does anybody out there have some more valid examples of nongory books that are not too full of blood, vampires, horror etc.?


    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Which works of Stephen King are not all that gory?

    Alot of his short story collections are more macabre than gory i'd say. In fact, I think he writes more CREEPY than full on gore-fest...

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    Default Re: Which works of Stephen King are not all that gory?

    The simplest explanation is that while some of his books are gorier than others, they're always about some aspect of frightening matter. And what's frightening to a person varies from individual to individual. Black House is really gory and reallyreallyreally scary, but "Jerusalem's Lot" (the short story) isn't gory.....but it's pretty dang scary. I think it depends on a person's definition of "gory".

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    Default Re: Which works of Stephen King are not all that gory?

    Duma Key
    Rose Madder
    Insomnia
    Eyes of the Dragon
    Lisey's Story
    The Long Walk
    Roadwork
    Under the Dome
    The Colorado Kid
    The Dead Zone
    Firestarter
    Delores Caliborne
    Hearts in Atlantis
    The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

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    Default Re: Which works of Stephen King are not all that gory?

    Any of the short stroy collections would be great to recommend.
    My first choice would be Different Seasons.....this one contains Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption as well as The Body



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    Default Re: Which works of Stephen King are not all that gory?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shasta View Post
    Duma Key
    Rose Madder
    Insomnia
    Eyes of the Dragon
    Lisey's Story
    The Long Walk
    Roadwork
    Under the Dome
    The Colorado Kid
    The Dead Zone
    Firestarter
    Delores Caliborne
    Hearts in Atlantis
    The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
    Wow! Good list! You really are a true fan! (Time for me to go home now - it has been a crappy day but now you made me feel better!)

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    Default Re: Which works of Stephen King are not all that gory?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shasta View Post
    Duma Key
    Rose Madder
    Insomnia
    Eyes of the Dragon
    Lisey's Story
    The Long Walk
    Roadwork
    Under the Dome
    The Colorado Kid
    The Dead Zone
    Firestarter
    Delores Caliborne
    Hearts in Atlantis
    The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
    ...well done young Jedi!...

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    Default Re: Which works of Stephen King are not all that gory?

    Do The Dead Sing is another gem.

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    Default Re: Which works of Stephen King are not all that gory?

    Quote Originally Posted by kingricefan View Post
    Do The Dead Sing is another gem.
    ...of course the Dead sing...well at least they used to when Uncle Jerry was alive...

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    Default Re: Which works of Stephen King are not all that gory?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neesy View Post
    Wow! Good list! You really are a true fan! (Time for me to go home now - it has been a crappy day but now you made me feel better!)
    Glad I could help!

    My favorites on that list are Insomnia, Hearts, Rose, and Eyes. Happy reading!

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