Favourite Ever King Book For Me?

Discussion in 'IT' started by mustangclaire, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. mustangclaire

    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

    Yes, yes it is. I re-visit this book once a year. The feeling of kinship gives me strength and inspiration. Genuinely scary in places, funny in others, I always let out a big sigh when I get to the end. (I've only posted this because of the "reviving threads" suggestion and not even sure I'm doing that right!). Never did like clowns. Or spiders. I'd recommend it as a first step into Kings work.
     
  2. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    It's my second favourite, after THE STAND. I was never quite Loser's Club material as a kid, but I would have loved someone to share my various weirdnesses with :p. Plus, it's the only book to have ever given me nightmares, not once but three times. I still get the shivers whenever I hear the name Bob Gray. :near_tears:
     
  3. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    It was one of my favorites as well. I loved most of kings books.
     
  4. Christine62

    Christine62 Well-Known Member

    Tried to listen to the audio book and had to stop. So dark, sooo dark. Not afraid of clowns...just bullies.
     
  5. 91rewoT

    91rewoT Backwards Sister Member

    Excellent book! Gave me nightmares....
     
  6. Walter Oobleck

    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    First story of his I read...on the recommendation of my brother. I wonder when that was?...'96 maybe...could have been a year or two earlier. Probably one of the few thousand-pagers I've read that seems like one of those paperbacks you buy at the train station in Chicago and read by the time you pull into Milwaukee. Trying to remember if I saw the movie first...or not. Don't recall. I wonder if anyone has sullied the movie threads as yet?
     
  7. 91rewoT

    91rewoT Backwards Sister Member

    Sounds like someone needs to start!!!
     
  8. Lisey Landon

    Lisey Landon Well-Known Member

    This is such a wonderful story. Very convincing, very scary!
     
  9. The Nameless

    The Nameless M-O-O-N - That spells Nameless

    Couldn't agree more Claire. Easily my favourite, and this was my step into King's work. Ben and Bev were my favourite characters as kids, Mike was as adults. I challenge anyone to read this and NOT want to jsut go all out to protect those kids.
     
  10. EddieDeanofNYC

    EddieDeanofNYC Active Member

    Yeah for me it might be The Stand...sometimes The Stand and IT flip flop. Also I'm similar to you in IT actually gave me nightmares. It's the only book that genuinely scared me. Other books I can get WHY they're supposed to be scary but I was never actually scared...if that makes any sense haha;)
     
  11. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

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    Poor Georgie :blue:
     
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  12. notebookgirl

    notebookgirl Well-Known Member

    It was great. Some parts scared the heck out of me, but this is such a ground breaking book. Wow. Pure evil at it's best and worst. So much going on in the book.
     
  13. notebookgirl

    notebookgirl Well-Known Member

    agree, heartbreaking.
     
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  14. prufrock21

    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    It's a toss up between The Stand and The Dark Tower Bk. 1 The Gunslinger.
     
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  15. Sunlight Gardener

    Sunlight Gardener Well-Known Member

    I think IT is my favorite. I think. If not, it's a tie with the Talisman.
     
  16. CriticAndProud

    CriticAndProud Resident Australian Adolescent (aka Xylophone Man)

    Oh hell yes. No competition. This book helped me realise how precious and beautiful childhood is and now I am really trying to make the most of it while it lasts. It also helped me really grasp how lucky I am to have the friends I have, and appreciate them as the kind, loving people they are.
     
  17. Tamou

    Tamou Active Member

    Read this book when I was no older than 12... gave me some nasty nightmares. Still one of my favorites, though. I love the Losers, especially Bill. :)
     
  18. Chazel1972

    Chazel1972 Well-Known Member

    Speaking of dreams I once had an IT/STAND mash up. I don't remember all the details but Frannie was helping with dam building and she was in the barrens. That's all I remember.
     
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  19. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Angel in Devil's Shoes, Salvation in the Blues

    Yeah, IT has given me a nasty nightmare or two. It doesn't crack my top 10, which doesn't mean it's bad - it simply speaks of the quality of King's writing that a book this good isn't even in my favorites list...
     
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  20. jackysawyer

    jackysawyer Member

    I love hearing how others have the same faves as me. The Stand, IT, The Talisman, Dark Tower (Just the whole series. I realize that it doesn't work that way, and yes, some books are much better than others, but let's not get to picking nits just yet) and Eyes of The Dragon are my faves.
    I've wondered many times what makes them the favorites, and the main reason that keeps coming back is the characters and their relationships. Story lines are important, for sure, but I feel like Under the Dome is a good example of a pretty lame story line, but a decent book because the reader gets invested in the characters.
    I started young, and I wasn't much older than the Derry pack when I read IT, so some sort of kinship may be there. But I've been reading and rereading the books for the last 30 years, and with some books it's like meeting up with old friends.
    My dad died a few years ago, and when I got on the plane to go see him, I grabbed IT to reread. It had been years, and I was pretty fragile knowing that my dad was on death's door. Opening up that book and seeing Bill and Georgie again, and feeling the love that they had for each other, I started wailing on that plane. The lady next to me didn't know what to do.
    In my humble opinion, King does a good job of connecting his readers to his characters. I was obviously close to the Denbrough boys- totally fictional kids that were never real, would never be real, and ones that I had never met.

    Great book. Can't wait to read it again.
     
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