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The 'what To Read Next?' Thread

Discussion in 'Bred Any Good Rooks Lately? (Suggested Reading)' started by The Nameless, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. The Nameless

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

    OK so it was on the old board, and bound to come back here at some point, can start it up again by asking for oppinions?

    I have just finished the dark tower series (minus WTTKH) and I'm looking for my next book, I kind of whittled it down to Cell, Firestarter and Joyland. I would rather have a quick start (I know Cell starts pretty quick), I seem to be drawn to and touched by young characters like Ellie in Pet Sematary, the Losers, Dinah in the Langoliers, Trisha from Tom Gordon etc (I know firestarter has Charlie), and I don't want an overly long book (I know joyland is short). Any suggestions? My fave 3 are IT, 11/22/63 and The Stand if that helps.

    And of course, anyone else looking for help with this age old question, feel free to ask here.
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  2. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Original Kiwi© SKMB® Moderator

    Out of your whittled down list, I would choose Joyland. :)
  3. danie

    danie I am whatever you say I am.

    I'm getting ready to start Joyland tonight! :flustered:
  4. MadamMack

    MadamMack M e m b e r

    I always say, 'Just Grab One'
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  5. Shoe

    Shoe Ka 'n' stuff

    All three move along quickly. You can't really go wrong with any. But my vote goes to Firestarter.
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  6. two gun Dan

    two gun Dan Well-Known Member

    I just finished Joyland too. I enjoyed it. it was a nice weekender for me. In searching, it seems that SK has several that are only available in Nook Book form. Including Joyland. However, I was able to nab a copy of Joyland in book form with a library binding. I don't have a Nook Book yet. I'd rather see them on the shelf. Has anyone heard if other nook books like "the Colorado kid, Mile 81" or "A face in the crowd" will ever come out in hardback form? Oh, "The Colorado Kid" is in hardback! I guess $200 equals anavailable to me. UffDa!
  7. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Colorado Kid originally came out in paperback form. You should be able to find one somewhere at a used bookstore or thrift shop maybe.
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  8. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Been reading 'Salem's Lot. Feeling a need to read Dracula, by Bram Stoker. Afraid of the feeling. Can't splain…'cept...I like it.
  9. Sundrop

    Sundrop Sunny the Great & Wonderful

    It's about time..... I love 'Salem's Lot
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  10. The Nameless

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

    Thanks guys, I started Joyland. Even for a slow ass reader like me, this shouldn't take too long.

    Blunthead and Sundrop, I don't quite know what it is about it, but I seem to have zero interest in reading Salem's Lot. I own it, and I'm sure I will read it one day, but it is said to be one of those "essential reading for every King fan" kind of books, ala The Stand, The Shining, etc, yet I just know that I would probably look at my book case in a year and pick up something like From a Buick 8, Blaze or Thinner over Salem's Lot. I don't know why, I quite like the character of
    in the later Dark Towers, but I wasn't to fussed on the back story.
  11. Sundrop

    Sundrop Sunny the Great & Wonderful

    Joyland was fabulous! Hope you enjoy it.

    I completely understand a zero interest in reading something.....I've had this experience a few times. I have never finished Dreamcatcher....started it at least 5 times, and just can't get into it. I also have no interest in Gerald's Game....and I didn't read IT until 2011....so I understand where you're coming from.

    I will say that while Callahan is a character in 'Salem's Lot, the main story isn't about him.....If you get a chance someday, do try reading it.
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  12. The Nameless

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

    Well, I said it wouldn't be long before I was back here, I finished Joyland in 5 days - I know for some of you guys Joyland is a 1 day book, but I don't read fast at all. This was the 1st book I have read in under a week (I know it was quite short, but so was the Langoliers, and that took me about 3 or 4 weeks) so I am either getting faster as I read more (remember I only started reading books properly in 2010) or it was just a good old "can't put it down" book. I think a bit of both.

    Anyway, now I am back at the same point, Firestarter, Cell, or maybe even a Novella - any reccomendations on novella's? I have read The Body from Different Seasons, and all of 4 past midnight except secret window. Don't want to read Shawshank just yet.
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  13. Lord Tyrion

    Lord Tyrion Well-Known Member

    I'm about to finish rereading Huckleberry Finn. After that I'm stuck between read book two from the Song of Fire and Ice series (aka Game of Thrones), but I'm also keen to start reading some Tom Clancy starting with Patriot Games. Can't decide!

    As for Stephen King, I finished 11/22/63 a few weeks ago and it's the only book of his I've read. Haven't decided on what's next. I want to read a book in which I haven't seen the movie (I've seen It, the Shawshank Redemption and the Shining). Don't really like Horror, but I loved the way King got me attached to the characters in 11/22/63. 'Under the Dome' looks interesting, but I'm not sure.
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  14. MorganDorothy

    MorganDorothy Member

    Just finished IT, I have read a handful of others, but what now! I think I need to read a non King book because I still feel to close to The Losers and that world to read another King book. But what should my next King book be, when I'm ready?
  15. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Original Kiwi© SKMB® Moderator

    I know what you mean, it's hard to let the people go once you close a book on that last page. I'd recommend pretty much any SK book when you're ready, close your eyes and point. :)
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  16. The Nameless

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

    If you haven't already, 11/22/63. There is a section in it that will ease you out of the It world.
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  17. Walter Oobleck

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

    Have you read The Body yet? One of four stories in the Different Seasons collection.
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  18. MorganDorothy

    MorganDorothy Member

    It is funny you say that, I read 11/22/63 about a year ago and just had to go back and re-read that portion.
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  19. rudiroo

    rudiroo Well-Known Member

    Depends on time, place & purpose.

    At this time of year, I've got the post-Chanukah blues (no disrespect to 25th December intended), so Lee Child's Jack Reacher books do the business nicely.
    Thrills, spills & characters you can really get behind.

    If there's a film you love & it was based a novel, find the novel - always be prepared for surprises though, good & bad.

    And, of course, if there's an SK you haven't read yet, read that or reread that SK you last read 10 years ago. . .
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  20. gniknehpets

    gniknehpets Backwards Sister Member

    One of the best. Read this!

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