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Favorite Stephen King Works
« on: August 07, 2017, 01:50:07 PM »
I'm sure someone will eventually wind up debating King if this topic gets some responses, for example.

This is actually a good idea, but King doesn't seem to fit among the others in Whiskwy's thread, so nods to him, and now tell me what's good.

What's your fav King/which do you think others would like most? Of course feel free to list multiple.

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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2017, 02:08:08 PM »
I honestly like his short stories and novellas better than his actual novels. Skeleton Crew and Night Shift are both pretty great collections.

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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2017, 02:42:16 PM »
I honestly like his short stories and novellas better than his actual novels. Skeleton Crew and Night Shift are both pretty great collections.

Hell yes. I Am the Doorway still makes my fingers itch just thinking about it.  Strawberry Spring, Jerusalem's Lot, Mrs. Todd's Shortcut -- all fantastic.


I'm a big fan of Talisman and Black House, the books he co-authored with Peter Straub. They follow a pretty standard formula for King books (wise old black man, little boy with powers), but they're really good.

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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2017, 03:23:43 PM »
I honestly like his short stories and novellas better than his actual novels. Skeleton Crew and Night Shift are both pretty great collections.

Hell yes. I Am the Doorway still makes my fingers itch just thinking about it.  Strawberry Spring, Jerusalem's Lot, Mrs. Todd's Shortcut -- all fantastic.


I'm a big fan of Talisman and Black House, the books he co-authored with Peter Straub. They follow a pretty standard formula for King books (wise old black man, little boy with powers), but they're really good.

Agreed with all of this. Mrs. Todd's Shortcut is just ridiculously good, in my opinion.

And what was the name of that short story that hinted at Lovecraftian stuff? I can't remember much about it except that I loved it. I know there was a couple and they were lost i think? Looking for a specific address and they talk to a cop or something. And yeah I know that's a really bad description
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« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2017, 03:30:24 PM »
Crouch End? Damn good. That one is in Nightmares and Dreamscapes.

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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2017, 03:41:08 PM »
FUCK YES. Thank you
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Re: Favorite Stephen King Works
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2017, 04:10:31 PM »
I like the Stand, It, The Tommyknockers, Dreamcatcher

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« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2017, 05:26:25 PM »
Dreamcatcher was fucking garbage
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Re: Favorite Stephen King Works
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2017, 05:26:53 PM »
I'm reading the Dark Tower now and I've bought It

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« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2017, 06:38:12 PM »
I honestly like his short stories and novellas better than his actual novels. Skeleton Crew and Night Shift are both pretty great collections.
Same.
Novel i really enjoyed was Insomnia, though.
Everything's Eventual was a great collection of yarns.





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« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2017, 06:40:12 PM »
Insomnia was excellent
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« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2017, 07:10:50 PM »
I think IT was my favorite novel of his

His books tend to start strong and then just go to shit. The Stand was like that. So was Cell. Man Cell pissed me off so badly when they just "and oh by the way, the girl was hit with a cinderblock and died" thing

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Re: Favorite Stephen King Works
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2017, 07:47:18 PM »
Anyone read Salem's Lot? (I take it Jerusalem's Lot is not the same thing)

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« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2017, 08:33:41 PM »
Anyone read Salem's Lot? (I take it Jerusalem's Lot is not the same thing)

I know there was one short story about the history of the place and apparently a lovecraftian creature under the township. There was also another short story about locals headed up to the lot to save a family caught in a blizzard, and of course vampires


but yeah Salem's Lot, it was good I think. It was Dracula for the modern times. Barlowe was much more like movie depictions of Dracula than the Nosferatu he was in the miniseries.

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Re: Favorite Stephen King Works
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2017, 11:06:40 PM »
Salem's Lot is one I'd still like to read.