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Discussion in 'General Discussion & Questions' started by Christine62, Feb 12, 2014.
Hi, this is my first post here.
SK weaned me off Tom Clancy quite permanently.
Hi McIvan, welcome to the board. Stick around and check out the community.
Welcome McIvan, stick around.
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Welcome.Glad you are joining us.
Welcome to SKMB.
Hi there @McIvan and welcome to SKMB - I hope you like it here!
Welcome. and glad to hear that.
Try James Herbert - he writes some really graphic horror novels. Sorry he did. he passed away last year. the novels are quite short but truly frightening. I read one called 'The Dark' and wouldn't leave the light off for a few days. be warned he wrote graphic scences about men and women and what they do. but he was frightening. RIP James.
WElcome what SK book are you reading at the moment?
hi just saw you like Roddy doy
You like roddy doyle, roddy is just down the road in kilbarrack from me - i'm irish. did you see/read the commitments. because of the jargon used in the film/book audiences outside of ireland had to be given a dictionary to find out what they meant. lol. i read anything too - from Mark twain, oscar wilde, tolstoy, forysth, clancy herbert etc. but take a wild guess as to who i alwasy come back to?
Hi booklover72 - I am reading a book called Under the Dome (still) - it is a re-read and I put it down a while back and then stopped reading. I will pick it up again this evening before bed
Hey - that is cool that you are in Ireland!
I do! I first heard about him from a friend that lives outside of Dublin (Naas). She's a huge fan, and got me reading him He has so many I love, and my kids laugh their heads off at The Giggler Treatment.
I need to do that, Neesy. I really was 'meh' about the whole thing the first time, but my son has since read it & loved it. Made me think that maybe I wasn't in the right frame of mind the first time.
It hasn't ruined my enjoyment of any other books. Regularly enjoy books by Koontz, Val McDermind, John Connolly to name but a few. Each have their own distinct writing style which makes them enjoyable for their own reasons.
Doesn't sour me on other authors, but I get tired of SK if on an extended run of titles, back to back to back. Only read about four SK books a year, about one each season. Same with Dean Koontz, same with Agatha Christie. Spacing each writer out allows time to savour & internalize each story and each individual style, plus at the rate in which Dean and Stephen are releasing books, I'll be reading new titles well into the future, let alone the ones I haven't gotten to yet.
I love knowing that I won't get to MY last SK/DK book for YEARS to come. Goodness forbid, when I finally catch up and hold the last book I need to read from either of these writers in my hands, when we no longer see new material being released, I may just put it on the mantle and not read it. Seems silly, but I don't want to reach the end.
I'll just specify in my Will that it... and a flashlight... gets buried with me.
Gee - that is kinda creepy! I like the way you look at things
In Trying to Save Piggy Sneed, John Irving posits almost the same thing. There is a single Dickens he hasn't read, and he hopes to keep it to his deathbed, for his last read.
There is nothing King that I haven't read (I have no self control--lol), but maybe in the future I can leave something unread... NAH!