Favourite Ever King Book For Me?

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

  1. Jam I Am
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    i think i change my mind every now n then , after reading a new King.. but i know deep down, IT has always been my fav :) just pure genius horror. i could rant and rave about the ins and outs and what i love for ages, like i do to most of my friends, but i dont have to because u lot already understand! :D love it.
    this will def be the first book of Kings i re-read.
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  2. The Nameless
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    The Nameless M-O-O-N - That spells Nameless

    Welcome to the boards jam. It was both my first read and re-read.
  3. Riot87
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    Hell yes IT is amazing story definatly in my top list of Stephen King stories. I have read the book 2 times & will probably do again in the future.
  4. doowopgirl
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    doowopgirl very avid fan

    Thats one it took me ages to really get, but now that I have I want to read it again.
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    It is my favourite King book. It is not the darkness or the horror or when they are grownups that I love most but the little scenes when they are just kids. The dialogues are perfect. I love the little scene where Beverly is teaching Richie how to handle the jojo. Or when they are pitching pennies. How they argue about what to do, how they joke and how they manmages to have fun in the middle of the horror they are fighting. King understands children and youth more than most authors and he is excellent here. I also appreciate the portrait of the bullies. I have my own scars of a knife from my own experience of bullies. They exist and even if Henry is a super-duper bully he is a person that you can relate to as his characters develop through the book. I love this book!!
  6. Jacques Schiddt
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    I'm with you mustangclaire. Without doubt (and I sometimes feel bad about saying this as it was so relatively early in his career and therefore doesn't give much of a chance to his new work) my absolute Number One favourite book by Stephen King, or indeed by anyone. Ever.

    The friendship between The Losers is a genuine, warm and lovely thing to be able to witness. This makes the sense of peril all the more alarming because it feels like your friends who are in danger.

    I don't just let out a big sigh at the end of re-reading it, I mope about the place missing those guys and feeling homesick for a place I've never been. That is the power of Mr. King's writing right there.
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  7. mustangclaire
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    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

    That.
    Eloquently put. :clap::clap::clap:
  8. Jacques Schiddt
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    Thank you, but doesn't go anywhere near eulogising as much as I would like! I'm currently in the middle of one of my "moping-after-finishing-IT" phases as I've just finished re-listening to the original audiobook version during my daily commutes, and boy do I feel blue (again)!

    Has anyone ever suggested setting up a support group for people coming down from a book-reading (experiencing) high? I certainly could do with a hug from someone who understands what it's like to walk away from Derry for the last time, as the sun sets over the Barrens.
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    The SKMB... :biggrin2:
  10. Spideyman
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    That about sums it up, Flake!!

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