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Why do you read SK?

Discussion in 'General Discussion & Questions' started by DerekD26, Jul 13, 2014.

  1. DerekD26

    DerekD26 New Member

    Well x 3

    Longtime reader, first time post- er.

    I'd call myself closer to a constant reader, even though I usually wait a year or two before reading all of the recently released SK books in a single weekend. Then I do it again.

    For every ounce of unconscionable evil we see in the pages of SK, we glance across the cosmic scale to see a hero or force rising up to balance it. That is why I continue to read.
  2. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    Hey there Derek!
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  3. SutterKane

    SutterKane Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the board DerekD26.

    If I were to sum up why I read SK with any one reason, it would have to be the quality of the writing. His work varies, in spite of the critics who think all he writes is horror. His library spans from Horror to science fiction to fantasy to, more recently, crime novels. But no matter the content, it always has the King trademark of strong, well developed characters with a unique style of dialogue that's exclusive to a King story.
  4. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    Welcome. I read SK simply because he has an uncanny talent for making any type of situation seem totally possible and making me imagine what I'd do in the same situation.
  5. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    Welcome, I read cause it is relaxing and I enjoy it.
  6. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    I continue to be drawn to Mr. King's stories because he continues to write characters that feel real; they act and react as ordinary people are wont to do, even in extraordinary circumstances. His writing never reads as 'writerly'--he's not trying to impress the reader with fine phrasing or elevated vocabulary (though he has both, of course). He seems content to sit you down by the fire, hunker down next to you and begin: "Once this happened..."
  7. kingzeppelin

    kingzeppelin Member who probably should be COMMITTED!

    The simple answer to your question is that I'm a sucker for a good tale, and I always find SK's yarns never disappoint.
    IMO he is a natural born, and brilliant wordslinger.
    Welcome to the board.
  8. mjs9153

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  9. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    hi and welcome. I read his books because of the stories/ the journeys / and great characters.
  10. EMTP513

    EMTP513 Well-Known Member

    For the same reason I wrote my own poetry: to deal with what I see in my work almost constantly. Reading and writing poetry have always helped it. Watching movies too.
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  11. VultureLvr45

    VultureLvr45 Well-Known Member

    images-62.jpeg So many reasons...wit, charm, plot, twists, personalities, hope, kindness, compassion, company, adventure, but the best is the order his words fill a page. Page after page, story after story, top notch writing and stories...
  12. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Original Kiwi© SKMB® Moderator

    :rolleyes: You mean it's a choice? We don't... actually have to?
  13. ClaireB76

    ClaireB76 Life is a state of mind

    Simple :) Because of the realism of his stories, the depth of the characters and the unique quality of his writing :)
  14. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the SKMB!

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...coz, with every novel of King's I read-I get coupons for the latest Koontz yarn...
  16. Lets Rock

    Lets Rock .. still breathing...

    He communicates his characters' experiences like no other. and
    Has anyone ever told you no matter howbad things get it could be worse? SK leaves us with no doubt.
  17. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    Welcome! :watermelon:

    As a constant reader myself for about 40 years now, I read SK because I love "hearing" a good story. When I read him it's like and old friend telling me an interesting tale. Get's me (almost) every time.
  18. Mr. Cranky

    Mr. Cranky Well-Known Member

    He's a good writer and a good storyteller. They say he's a 'genre' writer, but I don't buy that. Was Poe, Howard, Lovecraft,etc. 'genre' writers? I know he's a good writer and that's all that counts with me.
  19. Jojo87

    Jojo87 Prolific member

    Hi and welcome to SKMB. I read his stories because they are good and I love his dark and scary stories. But also those one
    who isn't too scary. He is just the best writer ever.
  20. rudiroo

    rudiroo Well-Known Member

    SK is one of my painkillers & SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor aka anti-depressant).
    His stories have kept me going when the going got tough.
    And I'm counting on him to stick with me til the end.

    His characters jump off the page and into your heart & mind.
    He writes quotable dialogue.
    He gets inside you.
    He's an addiction (a good one, like Haagen-Dazs strawberry cheesecake flavour)

    Just the fact that he's out there, makes the world a better place.
    Writers are supposed to change the world, aren't they?
    Job done, SK.:clap:

    ברוך הבא Derek26 - you've joined the most civilized message board on the internet.:peace:

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