A good SK book for one day

Discussion in 'Bred Any Good Rooks Lately? (Suggested Reading)' started by Andyy, May 26, 2014.

  1. Andyy
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    Andyy New Member

    So as summer begins, I am trying to read as many books this summer as I can. However, I have noticed a pattern in me. If I start off the summer with a good, quick read, the other books I read will generally be good quick reads. If it takes forever to read the first book, it'll be painfully long to read the others.

    So I was wondering if there were any good Stephen King books that I would be able to read in a day or two?

    btw, I have an average reading speed.
  2. niro
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    niro Well-Known Member

    Joyland for sure! And it's a good read.:)
  3. ItFan
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    ItFan Guess who's back...back again...

    I totally agree, definitely Joyland. I read The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon in one day while I was on holiday a few years ago, and last year I did a couple of SK's short story collections (can't remember which ones though, sorry!) in about five days, so they're always worth a read!
  4. doowopgirl
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    doowopgirl very avid fan

    Geralds Game. Quick and creepy.
  5. Jonesy85
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    When I was a kid, I read Cycle of a Werewolf in one sitting at the local library. I have The Colorado Kid and the Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, I haven't read either yet, but neither is very long.
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    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    Joyland is a quick, enjoyable read. And if you haven't tried the nonfiction, On Writing is an excellent fast read.
  7. staropeace
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    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    The Wind through the keyhole.
  8. days be strange
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    days be strange Trapped here. Send help. They won't let me leave.

    Definitely, Cycle of the Werewolf.
  9. Walter Oobleck
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    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    how about a collection...Four Past Midnight...Different Seasons. What are there, four stories in each one? 4-pk. Good beach carry. Maybe find a used paperback and tear it apart so you have four shorter pieces if the thickness of the book is too much. Be on guard against purists with sharp knives. Adds a bit to the adventure, though, live dangerously.
  10. carrie's younger brother
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    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    Another vote for Joyland. It's quick, a great story and a lot of it takes place during the summer. It's perfect!
  11. GNTLGNT
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ....Under the Dome if you read a chapter, skip six...repeat....
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    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    Mr. Mercedes will be out next week (June 3rd). I'd be very surprised if you didn't find it to be a quick read even at 436 pages. :smile2:
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    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    :shock:
    Guess I haven't been paying much attention to the banner ads. I didn't realize it was so soon. Whoohoo!!!!!!!
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    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    Have you had a chance to read the full excerpt of the letter to Hodges?
    (and find the clue about UDBU? :wink:)
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    Haunted My favorite place

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    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    No I did not get to read that yet. But thanks Ms. Mod, even though I have not idea
    what in heck UBDU is!?!

    I will read it now!
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    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    Ok, so I just read the excerpt. Brilliant!
    and now I know what you meant by UDBU! lol Is the typo in "TOTAL GUARENTEED ANONYMITY" purposely done or is it a real typo?
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    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    It's exactly as it is in the book-- an intended typo. :smile2:
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    blunthead Well-Known Member

    I don't deserve to be this spoiled.
  20. carrie's younger brother
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    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    Thanks!

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