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My First Stephen King Book Was...

Discussion in 'The Stand' started by HollyGolightly, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    The Stand. I will be eternally grateful to my ex-brother-in-law for introducing me to Mr. King. and what a glorious read! I read the original in 1987 and then read the unabridged version in 1991 - it's too long ago, and I can't remember what was in 1991 that was missing in 1987, but if was an awesome read all over again. If I ever get through the tower and anything else I've missed, I might just read it again.

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...that was the one that got me started down a long and wonderfully winding road....
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  3. mustangclaire

    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

    It's so long ago... I THINK it was Salems Lot.
  4. Out of Order

    Out of Order Need More Time

    The Shining for me.
  5. addieprey

    addieprey Well-Known Member


    I was 13 and went to a book shop and bought it myself when it came out. I was hooked!

    Of course I didn't hold on to that copy, who knew?
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  6. Hall Monitor

    Hall Monitor All bars serve the Beam.

    Pet Sematary for me. Hooked ever since.
  7. Sergei

    Sergei Active Member

    The Shining, first Spanish translation. In the beginning of 80s. 40 years ago!
  8. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    Carrie I borrowed it from the library
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  9. Lisey Landon

    Lisey Landon Well-Known Member

    The Shining. And I will never forget how scared I was :p I think I had to finish it before I could go to sleep. It was many many many years ago, but I do remember reading all night.
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  10. Cowboy

    Cowboy Lesser-Known Member

    Night Shift for me.
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  11. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    Salem's Lot
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  12. Walter Oobleck

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

  13. MadamMack

    MadamMack M e m b e r

    Carrie, right when it was released!!!
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  14. The Nameless

    The Nameless M-O-O-N - That spells Nameless

    Woah, you trying to age me prematurely? I was born in the early 80s (81) and I'm only 31. :)

    I have only read the 1990 version, and I am sure he says in it that Trashys trek to Nevada and "The Kid" were the main casualties from his original.

    As this quickly became as "your first King book" thread, mine was IT.
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  15. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    I just finished 'Salem's Lot for the first time. I really, really dug it. I ordered Dracula by Stoker after closing it. I want to see if Stoker's vampires are as intense as sK's.
  16. Lisey Landon

    Lisey Landon Well-Known Member

    You are in for a treat. I wish someone would make a decent movie of Dracula, the ones I have seen have not been true to the book.
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  17. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    I grew up watching the classic horror movies which included Dracula with Lugosi, but I was never very captivated by vampires, and not because Lugosi didn't seem scary to me (he didn't) or because he reminded me of Liberace (he did), but because they seemed kinda like ordinary people who happened to be night owls who walk slowly. 'Salem's Lot made vampires very scary to me, and they intrigue me enough now that I want to read the book that started it all.
  18. Lisey Landon

    Lisey Landon Well-Known Member

    The Norwegian radio made a radio drama from Dracula in the 70's, and after hearing that, I just had to read the book. It was so scary and wonderful. I would love to know what you think about the book! :)
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  19. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    I'll let you know when I finish it. I'm a slow reader (and not even very constant :( ) so I dunno when that'll be, though.
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  20. prufrock21

    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    His first: Carrie. Since then it has been uphill all the way.
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