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The latest Stephen King novel is out...

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Regiomontanus, Apr 16, 2021.

  1. Regiomontanus

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    Just finished reading his latest novel. It is excellent, if you like creepy stuff. This is another in the 'Hard 'Case' crime drama series (he has only a few in that series, over decades) though it is just good old twisted King that I found really hard to put down. I guess because one of the characters is a cop they figured it would fit in the Hard Case series.

    In many ways I think his writing better than ever.

    edit: if you have not read King for a while, be sure to check out Duma Key (2008). It is his best novel ever, IMHO.
     
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    I enjoyed his dark tower series but found some of his books harder to read. I let him down I think. Maybe I'll like Duma Key.
     
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    I'll have to pass this on to my daughter, she's a big Stephen King fan, read all his books.
    I've seen a few that became movies, some of which I would not, could not, watch again,
    Misery was one of them.
     
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    Yes I slogged through all of the Dark Tower novels too. Uneven but a fun journey overall. The movie was...uh, disappointing, IMO (as the movie adaptations of his books usually are).

    Duma Key may be his masterpiece!
     
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    Regiomontanus άντρας των αστεριών

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    I am sure she will like it.

    King is my vice, my guilty pleasure :)

    Up until about a decade ago I had not read any of his stuff since the 80s. Glad I started again, though now I have read all of his stuff. I usually have three or four books going at once and almost never fiction, so King is my occasional junk food ;)
     
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    No, I liked all of the Dark Tower books. I mean that I had trouble with Salem's Lot, because I had trouble keeping track of all of the characters and therefore the plot. Some of his other books are also very abstract and full of conversations about thoughts and relationships. Dark Tower I read all in a row, and the characters were introduced in phases.

    The movie was true to the characters and fun. I think it should have been a miniseries that went through the whole saga.
     
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    I know what you mean about the names. I found myself forgetting who some of the characters were in Under the Dome too.

    Yeah the movie of Dark Tower was not bad as far as it went but I feel like they simply crammed too much into 90 mins or whatever it was. I am not sure it would have made sense if I had not read the books. A miniseries would have been good.
     
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    I read 'It' a long time ago as a teen. I tried rereading it recently but I just couldn't bring myself to get more than a third of the way though. I don't know how I had the attention span as a teen. I love the work conceptually, but in execution the book is tedious and far, far longer than it needs to be.

    I enjoyed Salem's Lot and Pet Sematary, beyond that I haven't read much more of his works.
     
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