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A good SK book for one day

Discussion in 'Bred Any Good Rooks Lately? (Suggested Reading)' started by Andyy, May 26, 2014.

  1. Andyy

    Andyy Active Member

    So as summer begins, I am trying to read as many books this summer as I can. However, I have noticed a pattern in me. If I start off the summer with a good, quick read, the other books I read will generally be good quick reads. If it takes forever to read the first book, it'll be painfully long to read the others.

    So I was wondering if there were any good Stephen King books that I would be able to read in a day or two?

    btw, I have an average reading speed.
  2. niro

    niro Well-Known Member

    Joyland for sure! And it's a good read.:)
  3. ItFan

    ItFan Guess who's back...back again...

    I totally agree, definitely Joyland. I read The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon in one day while I was on holiday a few years ago, and last year I did a couple of SK's short story collections (can't remember which ones though, sorry!) in about five days, so they're always worth a read!
  4. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    Geralds Game. Quick and creepy.
  5. Jonesy85

    Jonesy85 Well-Known Member

    When I was a kid, I read Cycle of a Werewolf in one sitting at the local library. I have The Colorado Kid and the Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, I haven't read either yet, but neither is very long.
  6. prufrock21

    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    Joyland is a quick, enjoyable read. And if you haven't tried the nonfiction, On Writing is an excellent fast read.
  7. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    The Wind through the keyhole.
  8. days be strange

    days be strange still playing

    Definitely, Cycle of the Werewolf.
  9. Walter Oobleck

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

    how about a collection...Four Past Midnight...Different Seasons. What are there, four stories in each one? 4-pk. Good beach carry. Maybe find a used paperback and tear it apart so you have four shorter pieces if the thickness of the book is too much. Be on guard against purists with sharp knives. Adds a bit to the adventure, though, live dangerously.
  10. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    Another vote for Joyland. It's quick, a great story and a lot of it takes place during the summer. It's perfect!

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....Under the Dome if you read a chapter, skip six...repeat....
  12. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    Mr. Mercedes will be out next week (June 3rd). I'd be very surprised if you didn't find it to be a quick read even at 436 pages. :smile2:
  13. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    Guess I haven't been paying much attention to the banner ads. I didn't realize it was so soon. Whoohoo!!!!!!!
  14. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    Have you had a chance to read the full excerpt of the letter to Hodges?
    (and find the clue about UDBU? :wink:)
  15. Haunted

    Haunted This is my favorite place

  16. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    No I did not get to read that yet. But thanks Ms. Mod, even though I have not idea
    what in heck UBDU is!?!

    I will read it now!
  17. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    Ok, so I just read the excerpt. Brilliant!
    and now I know what you meant by UDBU! lol Is the typo in "TOTAL GUARENTEED ANONYMITY" purposely done or is it a real typo?
  18. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    It's exactly as it is in the book-- an intended typo. :smile2:
  19. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    I don't deserve to be this spoiled.
  20. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member


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