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Which Stephen King's book makes you feel good?

Discussion in 'General Discussion & Questions' started by BeverleyMarsh, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. BeverleyMarsh

    BeverleyMarsh Well-Known Member

    Oh yes, far better than money in the bank :) And I should know too, I got my first SK book signed this year ( Lisey's Story) and ever since,when I look at it before going to sleep, I don't care quite so much that there's isn't much money in my bank.

    Never selling it, not over my dead body.

    Thanks for sharing :)
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  2. BeverleyMarsh

    BeverleyMarsh Well-Known Member

    Ok, so I thought I might update you since you have so kindly offered me all your suggestions. I have let my housemate choose between a number of the titles suggested and she picked 22.11.63. , as I thought she might. So we shall see what she thinks. But thanks everyone for your input, I definitely got more than I bargained for with my question here. I got some good book ideas for her to pick but mostly it's just been great reading how Stephen King's writing makes you feel. Cheers guys :)
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

  4. Christine62

    Christine62 Well-Known Member

    How the heck do you get a book signed? And how do we know it's not just Ms. Mod scribbling on her lunch break? (smile)
  5. Lisey Landon

    Lisey Landon Well-Known Member

    Maybe in Paris? Didn't you go to Paris last year, @BeverleyMarsh?

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...in all seriousness, and I know you were just kidding-but Marsha takes her job as almost a sacred duty...if I were ever in the position to need a personal assistant, I couldn't custom order one any better, more faithful or more competent than her...she is a treasure...
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  7. Christine62

    Christine62 Well-Known Member

    I know, sorry, sometimes my snark gets the best of me~!
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  8. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Original Kiwi© SKMB® Moderator

    Not to mention that Marsha's hand-writing is...
    much tidier... :tounge: :biggrin2:

    No, GNTL is right... you could put your life into that lady's hands, she'd never see you wrong. :)
  9. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Flake and GNTL speak true. PA, multitasker and motherator to the SKMB. Always goes above and beyond- MsMod is the best.
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  10. notebookgirl

    notebookgirl Well-Known Member

    That is a difficult question. i guess a "feel good" book is "On Writing" Since I am sort of a writer (being a reporter is not in the same realm as Mr. King) I enjoyed his telling of how he grew up and became a writer. Also, how he wrote some of his classics. Really, I feel good when I am done with his books.It's great to accomplish reading a good book. So happy there is a community here that I can discuss the books I've just read.
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  11. DiO'Bolic

    DiO'Bolic Not completely obtuse

    Mine came from The Haven Foundation. Gotta trust somethings sometimes I figure. :)

    The Haven Foundation
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2014
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  12. niro

    niro Well-Known Member

    I think a lot of people out there only want to read "feel good" literature and watch "feel good" Movies.
    None of my friends in the real world would read or has read a SK book because they do not want to be scared.
    Not everybody enjoys SK and is willing to give other genres a chance.
    I mostly enjoy the style of Mr. King and the Pop culture elements and the different characters.
    His books are not getting boring.
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  13. Christine62

    Christine62 Well-Known Member

    I feel for Mr. King because he gets stuck in the "horror" catagory when a lot of his books are not horror--I won't say not scary--he write characters with problems...horrible, scary lives---I think a lot of people like the imaginary scare better because it can 't possibly happen but what do you do with an alcoholic who abuses their kids or is or the guy who isn't sleeping and can't stop the voices in his head--that's the real horror.
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  14. Christine62

    Christine62 Well-Known Member

    "I was wondering how much I would have to donate to the Haven Foundation to get Mr. King to speak at Oklahoma City University?" She asked diabolically. hehe
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  15. WesleyGman

    WesleyGman Well-Known Member

    I would suggest 11/22/63 or Lisey's Story. I loved both of those books. I read Lisey's Story when I broke my leg last year, and I would just become consumed within the book. I just finished 11/22/63 last week and it was a very great read, one of the better books that I have ever read. I am finishing The Eyes of the Dragon right now, should be finished tonight, and it is a really nice story as well. I love stories like all of these aforementioned books, but I've always loved horror, and the twisted touch SK brings in every book; graphic, morbid scenes thrown in with very real, yet also unreal instances. Maybe I'm a Dark Man? :)
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  16. Christine62

    Christine62 Well-Known Member

    It would be very cool if Mr. King showed up for one of his talks in a yellow duster!
  17. Kati33

    Kati33 Well-Known Member

    I saw she wound up picking 11/22/63, but I want to throw Bag of Bones out there. A great love story IMHO.
  18. BeverleyMarsh

    BeverleyMarsh Well-Known Member

    That's right, November the 13th last year, in Paris :)
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  19. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Welcome to the SKMB @Kati33

    Hope you enjoy posting here :)
  20. Shoesalesman

    Shoesalesman Well-Known Member

    11/22/63. I finished the book, immediately went back twenty pages, read it again, then did it again. I found myself smiling each time.

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