Which Stephen King's book makes you feel good?

Discussion in 'General Discussion & Questions' started by BeverleyMarsh, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. Tamou

    Tamou Active Member

    I agree with everyone else, this one is tough. Unless you're a constant reader it's difficult to get a "happy feeling" afterwards... most endings are dark or solemn, but that's what I love. Maybe you could try Hearts in Atlantis? :indecisiveness: Or perhaps a book set in Castle Rock again.
     
  2. VampireLily

    VampireLily Vampire Goddess & General P.I.T.A

    The Talisman.... I love it as if I had created it.
     
  3. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...I just love your new pic....makes me want to take back crap I didn't steal...
     
  4. VampireLily

    VampireLily Vampire Goddess & General P.I.T.A


    LOL! You just made my entire week.... i adore you!
    :biglove:
     
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  5. EMARX

    EMARX One book at a time......okay sometimes two.

    The beauty in any work of art is that our reaction to it is unique to each of us, for reasons we may not even be aware of. I think of Kings novels, the three that touched me most were, Insomnia, Bag of Bones and Lisey's Story.
     
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  6. scheuerle

    scheuerle Member

    I totally agree. I also find 'Hearts in Atlantis' a really moving book.
     
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  7. HPMcClendon

    HPMcClendon Well-Known Member

    Lisey's Story and Joyland.
     
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  8. HPMcClendon

    HPMcClendon Well-Known Member

    But really, I'm happy to read any of them.
    Maybe not happy when they are over, but happy to read them. Always. :)
     
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  9. Riot87

    Riot87 I has Pyrokinesis

    Fire Starter kind of had a happy ending..
     
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  10. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    There's an addiction confirmation department around here somewhere...

    I feel as if virtually every sK story I've read has ended on a positive note, if in some cases death remains inevitable (Thinner is hard to defend as ending on a positive note; except that the protagonist exacts a certain level of revenge). The main positive thing for me about reading sK stuff is I recognize the voice, and it's that of a personal friend. I like its sound.
     
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  11. DexterTan

    DexterTan Active Member

    Shawshank Redemption, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, The Talisman
     
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  12. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    The Green mile,the whole john Coffee. That is such a dignity role and I just admire it.
     
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  13. jfra3101

    jfra3101 Well-Known Member

    I think The Dark Tower series, just because it's is (mainly) set in a different world from ours, which proves to be a great escape from reality when reading them - and who better to create this get-away than Mr. King?

    11/22/63 as well for a similar reason. Never in any book I've read have I felt as though I really was a character in the book as I did with 11/22/63! I loved the whole thing from start to end, and it remains to be one of my favourite books by SK. I'm also a huge fan of modern-world History (especially 60's-70's, JFK, Vietnam War etc.) so that made me enjoy the book even more.

    Great stuff from King!
     
  14. Riot87

    Riot87 I has Pyrokinesis


    I love that story. Did not expect the ending either.
    even though he wanted It was sad when john Coffee was executed
     
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  15. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    so sad. I cried (big baby) and then cried when Michael Clarke Duncan died in real life. Both were very sad.
     
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  16. Riot87

    Riot87 I has Pyrokinesis


    Yea that was too sad he was a great person and actor.
     
  17. booklover72

    booklover72 very strange person

    i would say Insomnia, BOB, Joyland and Duma Key. as you know Duma key has a special attachement to me, it help me through a dark patch.
     
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