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fljoe0

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#22
I've never read Thinner, Dreamcatcher (but I did see the movie. Are the eyebrows in the book? ;-D) or Lisey's Story.

I've read Rose Madder but can't remember anything about it. (It's kind of weird because I can remember at least the basics of all of the SK books I've read except for this one. Obviously it didn't leave much of an impression on me, good or bad)
 

Mel217

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Mar 10, 2017
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#24
I remember these books fondly. It's a shame that the stories within didn't live up to such nightmarish imagery.

I admit, with much painful regret, that I am a very slow reader. I'm still stuck on The Shining, and there are countless other books and short stories I've been meaning to read. Some of them, I dread for various reasons. I almost finished Misery, but it got so intense for me I had to stop. Maybe it was a blessing in disguise, as I really began to love Stephen's work after that. After I break out of the Overlook with Wendy and Danny, I'll give it another shot.

One work of Stephen's I'm hesitant about even starting is Cujo. I love my dog so much, and with my history of depression, it would be a recipe for disaster. It just sounds so bleak and heartbreaking.
We're out of the same mold!! As far as the Scary Stories series, I was freaked out big time by a few of the stories. "Maybe You Will Remember" was one, and the one based on the true story about the poltergeist had me sleeping with the lights on for, well...ever.
Slow reading isn't bad. I tend to read too fast and find myself skimming and missing important information. I could be called a speed reader but I don't comprehend things when I do (so I'm not a real speed reader), so I have to constantly remind myself to slow down.
Misery was intense. I finished it in two days and it left me feeling disturbed.
The idea of Cujo I can get behind but I can't bring myself to read or watch it.
 

Mel217

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Mar 10, 2017
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#25
I've never read Thinner, Dreamcatcher (but I did see the movie. Are the eyebrows in the book? ;-D) or Lisey's Story.

I've read Rose Madder but can't remember anything about it. (It's kind of weird because I can remember at least the basics of all of the SK books I've read except for this one. Obviously it didn't leave much of an impression on me, good or bad)
Those are eyebrows??? I thought they were two small ferrets stapled to Freemans forehead!
 

GNTLGNT

The idiot is IN
Jun 15, 2007
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#26
I've never read Thinner, Dreamcatcher (but I did see the movie. Are the eyebrows in the book? ;-D) or Lisey's Story.

I've read Rose Madder but can't remember anything about it. (It's kind of weird because I can remember at least the basics of all of the SK books I've read except for this one. Obviously it didn't leave much of an impression on me, good or bad)
 

recitador

Speed Reader
Sep 3, 2016
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#27
if we're talking stephen king: carrie, cujo, misery (although those three i already know what happens in, because of their massive fame obviously), colorado kid, cycle of the werewolf, doctor sleep, dolores claiborne, rose madder and lisey's story. not for any particular reason, i just haven't gotten my hands on them yet. i have yet to really dislike anything he's written and i will get them all at some point. oh, and any short story or novella that hasn't been published as part of one of his collections, such as gwendy's button box and Ur, and also the plant (did not know of the existence of this until i popped up on this site)

if we're talking anything else, mostly it's a case of not having run across stuff that makes me not have read it, or a case of i have to pick and choose because there's like a million books and i only have the one set of eyes. although i'm sort of avoiding james patterson until his mill runs out of a little steam and WEB griffin, because the one book by him i tried out, the description on the back was essentially false and worded in such a way as to hype up what happens in the book into more than it was. it's the only time i've seen a description be false rather than vague, and it rubbed me the wrong way.

ETA: forgot eyes of the dragon, also a TBR
 

kingricefan

All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.
Jul 11, 2006
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#28
I've never read Thinner, Dreamcatcher (but I did see the movie. Are the eyebrows in the book? ;-D) or Lisey's Story.

I've read Rose Madder but can't remember anything about it. (It's kind of weird because I can remember at least the basics of all of the SK books I've read except for this one. Obviously it didn't leave much of an impression on me, good or bad)
Those massive sheets of hair above Morgan Freeman's eyes are definitely NOT in the book. :heheh:
 

Dynamo

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May 12, 2017
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#29
I love animals too but I read Pet Sematary and Cujo pretty early on, though I had already seen the films for both. While I plan to read all of King's books one day (I've only read between 35-40 novels/collections), there aren't any I refuse to read. There are some that I'll get around to later rather than sooner because I'm not as motivated. Under The Dome for example, I've heard bad things but I'll get to it sometime. And Christine because I've seen the movie to death over the years, but some other members have told me I should fix that soon and I plan to. Every time I've put off one of his books for one (usually dumb) reason or another it turned out to be so much better than I expected. I was that way with 11/22/63 (I'm from Dallas and get tired of hearing about it), The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon (title sounded sappy and I didn't know who Tom Gordon was) and The Running Man (No Dynamo? No Richard Dawson? No thanks!) are a few I felt stupid for delaying. And then there's Thinner, I didn't care for the movie however I think I read the book almost 20 years ago but I can't remember a damn thing about it. So I figure I have to read it again, but because I didn't like the movie and suspect I already read the thing it will probably wait until after I've read everything else.
 

GNTLGNT

The idiot is IN
Jun 15, 2007
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#30
I love animals too but I read Pet Sematary and Cujo pretty early on, though I had already seen the films for both. While I plan to read all of King's books one day (I've only read between 35-40 novels/collections), there aren't any I refuse to read. There are some that I'll get around to later rather than sooner because I'm not as motivated. Under The Dome for example, I've heard bad things but I'll get to it sometime. And Christine because I've seen the movie to death over the years, but some other members have told me I should fix that soon and I plan to. Every time I've put off one of his books for one (usually dumb) reason or another it turned out to be so much better than I expected. I was that way with 11/22/63 (I'm from Dallas and get tired of hearing about it), The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon (title sounded sappy and I didn't know who Tom Gordon was) and The Running Man (No Dynamo? No Richard Dawson? No thanks!) are a few I felt stupid for delaying. And then there's Thinner, I didn't care for the movie however I think I read the book almost 20 years ago but I can't remember a damn thing about it. So I figure I have to read it again, but because I didn't like the movie and suspect I already read the thing it will probably wait until after I've read everything else.
...UTD is not a personal favorite, but don't let the pathetic TV adaptation ruin a good read.....
 

recitador

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Sep 3, 2016
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#32
I actually haven't seen the TV adaptation, it's just word of mouth from people who have read the book. Or at least say they've read the book but they could just be talking about the TV show.
I thought the book was pretty enjoyable. He always does really good with longer ones to me. And he's really good at town wide disaster.
 

Sigmund

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Jan 3, 2010
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#33
I've never read Thinner, Dreamcatcher (but I did see the movie. Are the eyebrows in the book? ;-D) or Lisey's Story.

I've read Rose Madder but can't remember anything about it. (It's kind of weird because I can remember at least the basics of all of the SK books I've read except for this one. Obviously it didn't leave much of an impression on me, good or bad)

 

prufrock21

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Jun 2, 2011
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#38
If we are speaking SK, I've been a Constant Reader since 1975 and I've read everything except Dreamcatcher. I've tried 3 times but cannot get more than halfway through it.
Dreamcatcher Mr. King wrote longhand after his unfortunate, um, accident. I bet it's the "sh-t weasels" which keep you from finishing it.
 
Mar 8, 2012
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#39
Dreamcatcher Mr. King wrote longhand after his unfortunate, um, accident. I bet it's the "sh-t weasels" which keep you from finishing it.
Not really though I dislike that aspect as well. I just don't like the story in general. I was working for the publisher at the time it was published and was very eager to read it from the get go but so disappointed in the story and writing. I just have a mental block with this one. One day though...
 

Dynamo

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May 12, 2017
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#40
I haven't read Dreamcatcher either, I actually bought a copy of the book not long after the movie came out but my roommate borrowed it and left it out in the rain. I've never been that motivated to run out and pick up a new copy but will eventually. By the way, in spite of what I said earlier about how Thinner would probably be the last King book I read (or re-read), I got the impulse to knock it out and I'm about halfway through. It's not bad, and now that I'm into it I'm pretty sure I didn't read it years ago like I had thought.
 
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