Has This Happened To You?

Discussion in 'General Discussion & Questions' started by Christine62, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. Lina

    Lina Committed member

    It's the same with me, I like SK's style so much that I cannot make myself read another author, though I try to do it sometimes, for a change. I suggest you try Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal or Red Dragon), they are great. Also, some Dean Koontz is not bad. As for the horror genre, now I recommend everyone The Woman in Black by Susan Hill.
     
  2. Not ruined but I need to hold back on the Second, Third, Fourth read etc. If I'm in a reading funk where I can't decide what to read next ( No excuse for this. My TBR pile is well over 1500 books) I fall back on IT or The Stand. I stopped myself because I realised I would have read IT Twice in a year and I don't want to sicken myself. He's also One of a select list of authors that I will buy on release day.

    Should also add that there is no reason I should be re-reading King's work so quickly as I still have plenty to read. The Dark Tower series being the biggest, read the Gunslinger and must admit it is his only work I have failed to enjoy.
     
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  3. VultureLvr45

    VultureLvr45 Well-Known Member

    T.C Boyle... I used to read him often. Really dig his short stories though. His novels are rich in landscape and communication. The Road to Wellville and Tortilla Curtain but he can be slightly long winded for my taste. His short stories rock.
     
  4. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Good to know.I kept hearing how good he was, so I read The Road to Wellsville and was underwhelmed. It's nice to know there is something else out there that's better.
     
  5. VultureLvr45

    VultureLvr45 Well-Known Member

    Found him by reading 'Best American Short Story Series' for several years. Stephen King was the editor in 2007. Short stories have always been my favorite.
     
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  6. Anthea M

    Anthea M Well-Known Member

    I too enjoy Cousin Dean ☺:)
     
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  7. Elijah Sattler

    Elijah Sattler Well-Known Member

    He hasn't really; I mean, I read his work more than anybody else's, but I like to try and spread the variety of knowledge that comes into my head, even if I'm a dunce and it leaves in like five minutes...
     
  8. Well .... I am an avid reader and I read many genres and authors.... If you have never read any of Tabitha's works you should ... she is a fine author in her own right ... The Trap and Candles Burning (which she finished writing for another fav author Michael McDowell)... Dean K is another fav ... Twight Eyes one of his best along with Odd Thomas series... Whitley Streiber .... Anne Rice... I am also at home with Homer, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Isaac Asimov, Clive Cussler, John Steinbeck.... Richard Adams, Thomas Harris.. J K Rowling, J R R Tolkien , Joe Hill.... the list goes on and on and on ....

    but I always come home to Mr. King .... :love_heart: He has been my fav author since I was 15 ... and that was a long time ago ... let me tell you ... LOL
     
  9. ----------------- I have to be honest and say I read the Bible more.... have read all of the OT&NT in NIV&NKJ..... my current project is uniquely combining 5 major translations into one clearly readable format... Frank-ly Realistic
     
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  10. ----------ironic you should say........ In Senior English, after Stephen gave his book report (1965 or 6) I asked him if the book was "REALISTIC" ...
    Frank-ly Realistic
     
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  11. !redruM

    !redruM Semi-Well Known Member

    Reading books that catch my interest (i.e. music documentations/(auto)bios, etc.,), or simply books considered 'classics,' like 'Catcher in the Rye' or 'Great Expectations,' etc., those can sometimes be good! Very infrequently, however, I'll read...*gasp!*...a non-music-related-or-classic book! Just might surprise you what there is outside of the 'uncomfortably comforting dead zone,' that is, S.K. books! :)
     
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  12. !redruM

    !redruM Semi-Well Known Member

    Wow, I've only read (and comprehended!) two translations-NIV & the second version slips my mind... I applaud anyone who reads the full Bible, beginning to end, let alone combining translations! Good luck! :positive:
     
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  13. booklover72

    booklover72 very strange person

    MustangClare did you read 'Coldheard Canyon@' by clive barker loved it.
     
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  14. booklover72

    booklover72 very strange person

    Claudia Carroll used to be in the soap 'Fair city' set in a fictional town in dublin. i used to fancy her. but then i fancy anyone. lol
     
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  15. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Very cool! I had no idea she was an actress as well. Her books make me laugh :)
     
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  16. Kurben

    Kurben Well-Known Member

    Ruined is perhaps a bit too strong a word but it certainly has made me read a lot less of Dean Koontz. I know many appreciate and maybe i just come up with the wrong titles but he always seem like King light to me. So i stick to the real thing. But thats me and my reactions.
     
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  17. booklover72

    booklover72 very strange person

    i go on a SK buzz read six, then try other authors. i have read 85% of SK books 2 or three times. I like other writers in Different genres such as Jack higgins, robert goddard, but i STill am there in Easons, the day a new SK book(hardback, of course) is out and i spend 15 minutes trying to decide to read it or wait. never works. have it read in three days. I am a fast reader(unfortunately) and when you read fast, you miss out on little nuances that if re-read you will note again. I try for 3 books a week. one no maybe two SK and some other writer.
     
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  18. Neesy

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

    King Lite - the "near beer"! haha that is funny Kurben! - good one :clap:

    Here is a cool cover I found - it is in Swedish
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  19. booklover72

    booklover72 very strange person

    Hi, Is Marian Keyes available in America. She is irish and lives in Dun Laoighaire.

    Marian Keyes: 'I thought I'd never be able to write again' | Books | The Observer
     
  20. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    Yes - most of her books. I haven't seen the collection about the entire Walsh family - oh I can't think of the title - here I'll go google - BRB.
    [​IMG] This one. But I've read all the others. Now, I borrow them from my Irish friend, Deirdre - and she goes to Ireland a couple times a year, so she may have bought them there. But I do own a couple that I've found in thrift stores. I should re-read one soon. She always lifts my heart with her quick wit and profound personal observations. A little of her heart is in everything. I read her blog as well.
     
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