My Video Shining Review

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Hello all, I am somewhat new to these forums, but I wanted to share my Shining Review with you here!

It's part of a new series I am working on called "The Quest Through King" in which I am reading through all of King's works! If you are at all interested in the series or considering reading along with me, there is a thread dedicated to it in the self-promotion section.

I hope you guys like the review! Spoiler alert: I thought the book was incredible!
 
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Thank you so much CYB! I did some research regarding the Dark Tower series, and realized that a lot of books tie in. I found a reading order that included short stories and books that tie into the Dark Tower books. However, it only included about 22 books total. I modified the list to include every work. Many of the more standalone books are being placed in between DT novels to spread out the journey. I also took note of books that have sequels (i.e. Shining & DS, the Talisman and black house, and the bill Hodges's trilogy). Lastly I put some emphasis on separating the epics & classics. I didn't want to read the Shining, misery, Carrie, it, the Stand, salems lot, 11/22/63, pet Sematary, and the green mile in my first six months and have less to be anticipated about for the remaining years of the Quest.

What are some of his novels that you feel are underrated that I should be looking forward to?
 
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Thank you so much CYB! I did some research regarding the Dark Tower series, and realized that a lot of books tie in. I found a reading order that included short stories and books that tie into the Dark Tower books. However, it only included about 22 books total. I modified the list to include every work. Many of the more standalone books are being placed in between DT novels to spread out the journey. I also took note of books that have sequels (i.e. Shining & DS, the Talisman and black house, and the bill Hodges's trilogy). Lastly I put some emphasis on separating the epics & classics. I didn't want to read the Shining, misery, Carrie, it, the Stand, salems lot, 11/22/63, pet Sematary, and the green mile in my first six months and have less to be anticipated about for the remaining years of the Quest.

What are some of his novels that you feel are underrated that I should be looking forward to?
Great answer. Thanks for taking the time.
For a quick read, I highly recommend Joyland which as a Constant Reader and lifelong fan of SK is the best thing he's written this century. :encouragement:
 

Neesy

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#14
Hello all, I am somewhat new to these forums, but I wanted to share my Shining Review with you here!

It's part of a new series I am working on called "The Quest Through King" in which I am reading through all of King's works! If you are at all interested in the series or considering reading along with me, there is a thread dedicated to it in the self-promotion section.

I hope you guys like the review! Spoiler alert: I thought the book was incredible!
Have you read 11/22/63 yet? I would recommend reading that first before watching the mini-series :star:
 
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Okay - guess that was an obvious statement!
:tickled_pink::kiwi-fruit::yes_pig:
True, but there are a number of them that are so bad that one has to read the source material first to truly appreciate SK's ideas. Then there are those like The a Green Mile where if one were to see the movie first reading the book serialization second would only be spoiled by knowing the ending and not by having watched a horrible bastardized version of the book.
 
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Have you read 11/22/63 yet? I would recommend reading that first before watching the mini-series :star:
I have not read 11/22/63, but it sounds really cool! I'm planning to watch or rewatch each adaptation once I finish the book! I am currently finishing up my 4th SK novel (Dolores Claiborne), and have finished Mr. Mercedes and Gunslinger as well. Those books and a few short stories are all I've read so far.
 
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