Tell Us About Your "first Time"

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holly5661

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How's that for a title? :biggrin-new:

Actually, I'm curious. How many of you remember your first experience with Sai King? What was the book/story, how old were you, why did you get it/who did you get it from, etc.

I'll start it off. I was 12 years old and home with a fever and a bad case of chicken pox. Earlier in the week, I had bought my mom a paperback copy of Pet Sematary, as she often took me to see horror movies and we both loved to read. I was home and bored, so I found my way into her room and took the book off her bookshelf. For the record, she had no idea I was reading it, and I probably shouldn't have. I was done for. I had the book read by the end of the day, and as soon as I was healthy, I went out a picked up a copy of 'Salem's Lot, and I was firmly established as a Constant Reader ever since.
 

Brian's Twinner

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How's that for a title? :biggrin-new:

Actually, I'm curious. How many of you remember your first experience with Sai King? What was the book/story, how old were you, why did you get it/who did you get it from, etc.

I'll start it off. I was 12 years old and home with a fever and a bad case of chicken pox. Earlier in the week, I had bought my mom a paperback copy of Pet Sematary, as she often took me to see horror movies and we both loved to read. I was home and bored, so I found my way into her room and took the book off her bookshelf. For the record, she had no idea I was reading it, and I probably shouldn't have. I was done for. I had the book read by the end of the day, and as soon as I was healthy, I went out a picked up a copy of 'Salem's Lot, and I was firmly established as a Constant Reader ever since.
It was way back in ninth grade, after I'd bought the paperback of Carrie. I lent it to my English teacher, who never bothered returning it. This was circa 1980.
 

Neesy

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May 24, 2012
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My first time was like 8 months ago with Under the Dome. I liked the series ( well, the 1. season only) and I noticed UtD book part 1 in the supermarket, and i thought i`ll give it a try. Totally worth it. Since then i`m in love with SK`s work.
Glad to see you reading - the books are better (I think) - not enough people read these days!
 

Maddie

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ooooh, I was thinking I was coming into naughty adventures! =D I have to tell you that my first time with Stephen King, was Bag of Bones! What happened was, that I was shopping at a drug store, I was at the checkout counter and I glanced over my shoulder and saw it on a display table, you know the beautiful white and gold hard cover where the woman is screaming with her mouth wide open , and I swear, to this day, that something about that book called out to me, literally, and there was the woman on the cover with her mouth open screaming out, but , I had to have that book! I wasnt even a reader, of anyone! I ran right over and quickly grabbed it to add with my other stuff at checkout and got it home, and immediately started reading it, as a single mom with two young boys I felt close to Matties character, and you know who suddenly seemed like he might actually be Mike Noonan, to me, Stephen! that's when I developed that weird crush I still have on him to this day. :a11: I went right to the first official Stephen King website cause I saw it listed in the book and , I been here ever since. ;-D
 
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Nomik

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I saw this thread and I thought that it was going to be about our actual "first time". I'm thinking, "Jake King, Derry, NH, his basement, the irony. TMI, oh my. . ."
The quote he painted in the brick wall surrounding the descending staircase read "deep as a mirror", then, black lights and music.
 

Jimpy

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I first came across SK in the Kirby McCauley anthology Dark Forces. I got paperback primarily because I liked Richard Matheson, Ray Bradbury and Robert Bloch's short stories. Then my cousin Karen loaned me book club editions of Salem's Lot and the Stand. I was hooked at that point.
 

Penny

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The very first one I read was The Stand. I was around 14. I've been reading his books ever since. I still have my favorites, which I have read numerous times over the years. The Stand, It, The Talisman, Different Seasons, The Green Mile. (Which I purchased each continuation until I got them all) Dolores Claybourn.....etc etc... The list is endless. But what I love about King is that he doesn't just write horror stories.. He writes about life. He just happens to do it with a killer imagination.
 

GNTLGNT

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The very first one I read was The Stand. I was around 14. I've been reading his books ever since. I still have my favorites, which I have read numerous times over the years. The Stand, It, The Talisman, Different Seasons, The Green Mile. (Which I purchased each continuation until I got them all) Dolores Claybourn.....etc etc... The list is endless. But what I love about King is that he doesn't just write horror stories.. He writes about life. He just happens to do it with a killer imagination.
 

Spideyman

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The very first one I read was The Stand. I was around 14. I've been reading his books ever since. I still have my favorites, which I have read numerous times over the years. The Stand, It, The Talisman, Different Seasons, The Green Mile. (Which I purchased each continuation until I got them all) Dolores Claybourn.....etc etc... The list is endless. But what I love about King is that he doesn't just write horror stories.. He writes about life. He just happens to do it with a killer imagination.
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