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    My best Stephen King book has to be The Stand. I read that in about 2 weeks even though it has over 1440 pages.

    Whats yours?

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    I like pretty much every Stephen King book I've evr read, but The Shining is my all time top book, read it about three times now. I also really enjoyed Hearts In Atlantis.

    Two of my favourites were written by Stephen King writing under the name Richard Bachman: The Running Man (nothing like the movie), and particularly The Long Walk.

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    I dislike Stephen King.

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    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
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    Quite a few people do, they find it hard to get into his books.

    What don't you like about him?

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    Well, he hasn't come up with anything "new" for years now. His pacing always seems just slightly off to me. The Shining was an alright book, I suppose. The others just bore me. But I haven't picked up a Stephen King novel for a few years now, he may have changed his style (although I doubt it, why fix what isn't broken?).

    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
    -- WW2 for the l33t

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    Originally posted by MagicNakor@6 May 2003 - 18:18
    Well, he hasn't come up with anything "new" for years now.
    Well, he's been doing it for 35 years, wouldn't you be hard pressed to keep coming up with new ideas?
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    Not particularly. But I wouldn't have ever thought up "The Plant."

    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
    -- WW2 for the l33t

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    Originally posted by MagicNakor@7 May 2003 - 00:47
    Not particularly. But I wouldn't have ever thought up "The Plant."

    The beauty of the Plant was the new approach to selling books in online only format. Its more like a story within a story. I'm just saying, its hard to continue to create new work. Anyone can come up with ideas. Taking an idea to press, that's a rarity. Quality stories don't write themselves.
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    That's a different angle of it, though. From a storytelling perspective, I don't feel that it was very good. Rather on par with a late-night sci-fi B movie.

    More and more people are getting published nowadays because of the vanity press companies that are starting up. They probably shouldn't. It's some of the worst tripe I've seen.

    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
    -- WW2 for the l33t

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    Curley the Stand is my second favorite King book........My first is It.
    I loved that book!

    I also enjoyed Pet Cementary alot.


    Peace brotherdoobie

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