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rocker2004
25-04-04, 15:21
This guy is a genious, i love this author, he is a fantastic storyteller and his bools are fantastic
With such books as Carrie, IT, The shining, the green mile and the shawshank redemption this guy rocks

I have just finsished reading IT which is the most terrifying concept ever, I was holding the book shaking while Pennywise the clown talked to his victims before biting them or some other gruesome thing!
Anybody else think hes awesome??
http://www.angelfire.com/bc2/fhg/Pennywise10.jpg

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Thorn
25-04-04, 15:48
I love his books, such as the 'Dream Catcher'. But when he wrote 'The Crow' I put the book down cause it was too sci-fi for me. Though I think he definately knows how to write mystery novels. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

Soma Holiday
25-04-04, 16:25
I hate "IT".

I'm not saying it is a bad story, but clowns freak me out, and I have never been able to watch or read it. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yuck.gif

NatEcho
25-04-04, 19:31
I was amazed by his work when I was younger. Cycle of the Werewolf, illustrated (both B/W and colour) by Berni Wrightson, is the only one still left in my bookcase, however.

swimfanc42tr
25-04-04, 19:36
Originally posted by Soma Holiday:
I hate "IT".

I'm not saying it is a bad story, but clowns freak me out, and I have never been able to watch or read it. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yuck.gif I'm terrified of clowns too. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif :eek:

Scottlee
25-04-04, 19:43
I'm not read all that many of his novels, but the ones I have read have been excellent. Needful Things, The Stand, and Desperation are quite simply fantastic pieces of work. I also have a special place in my heart for the book of short stories he wrote entitled Skeleton Crew. It was this work alone which inspired me to try and write my own fiction.

sweetpea
25-04-04, 23:25
I love stephen king too!!
I have many favorites such as Christine, The Stand, Pet Cemetary; He really gets you involved in his story. :cool:

andromeda_eats
25-04-04, 23:27
Arggh!!!!!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif

tazmine
25-04-04, 23:31
Yey! "It" is my favourite novel...bar none. Pennywise the Clown is the best. Don't watch the miniseries...it stinks, but the book rocks. :D

tazmine
25-04-04, 23:50
Where is RobBo when you need him? He does a wonderful Pennywise impersonation. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/clown.gif

RobBo
26-04-04, 00:16
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif

Celli
26-04-04, 00:25
I've only read one book by Stephen King at that was Cujo.

Misery is a great movie though! :D

Jade-1968
26-04-04, 02:54
Oh yes, The King Man!!!! "The Talisman" is one of the best books I've ever read!! And I HIGHLY recommend the "Dark Tower" series. I believe there are 4 books in all now. It is a continual story about the dark and mysterious "Gun Slinger" and his many adventures. The first book of the series does drag somewhat, but you shouldn't skip it, since it sets the tone and gives you some needed background into the "Gun Slingers" background and psyche. But the 2nd and 3rd books are action packed, I really had a hard time putting them down!!! I just got the 4th, "The Wolves" but I haven't started it yet!!! I'm tempted to start right from the very beginning cause it's been a while since I read the 3rd book and I know I won't remember a lot of details. There is even a Steven King Book Club that you can join. It's well worth it if you like to read his books.

LadyC_03
26-04-04, 06:40
I luv reading his books.They relax me http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/mischievous.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/clown.gif

Draco
26-04-04, 11:53
Best. Author. Evar.

If there is one person I would call my role model, it would be Stephen King...

LadyC_03
26-04-04, 12:05
Hmmmmm,well that's a bit to far ,for having a weirdo for an idol.But then again I have a serial killer for a person I admire so just ignore the first couple of words,hehe ;) :D

Also i forgot to mention,this movie with that guy I hate,Jonny Depp,Secret Window,is based on a story from a book i read,originally the story is called Secret window,secret garden .That's like one of the stories I hated,and they nade a movie avout it....... :rolleyes: http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yuck.gif
the other story they made a movie about,is as some of u might know that oldie and classic i luv,Langoliers,cool stuff :eek:
So i'm not gonna see the movie,i thought of it then i found out that I was corect be4 that I've read the story,so I alrady kow what's gonna happen and that the story is c**p......I can spoil it for u,if ya want..... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/mischievous.gif

mr_croft79
26-04-04, 16:27
Right now I am reading cujo. I like it so far!!
;)

rocker2004
26-04-04, 17:43
Stephen King is BRILLIANT. I am actually currently on a Stephen King kick where I'm trying to read everything he wrote. Fact is, not only are his stories great but his language use is to die for. His mastery of English is unbelievable,
The range of his books is incredible as well, ranging from superstitious horror to just the horror of a human mind. "The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon" is a book about a girl who was lost in the woods for 9 days, true story too, no ghouls, no Crimson King, just pure raw terror of a child alone in the woods.

His ability to dig into the psyche of the mind is unbelievable as well, as he did with Dream Catcher (movie was SUCH **** in comparisson... such a great begining but such a **** end).
Brava Stephen King

He will be known for being one of the best authors of this century

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mr_croft79
26-04-04, 18:31
How many Stephen King books do you own, and How many have you read??

I own two!
Everything is Eventual
Cujo!
;)

rocker2004
26-04-04, 18:51
i own 5 and thats
geralds game
IT
the langoliers
The shawshank redemption
and Carrie

January
26-04-04, 19:15
Originally posted by THORN:
I love his books, such as the 'Dream Catcher'. But when he wrote 'The Crow' I put the book down cause it was too sci-fi for me. Though I think he definately knows how to write mystery novels. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif He's the master alright. I own all his books including his short stories and I've never seen "The Crow" among them. Different author perhaps?

rocker2004
26-04-04, 19:20
No he didnt i just checked on his official website lol

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ambico17
27-04-04, 04:30
Well, someone here has to be the one that gets rotten tomatoes thrown at 'em.

King's books..... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/c-4.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/c-3.gif and too bad we got rid of the one that sleeps "zzzzzz".

Stephen King can go on and on and on about something that means nothing to the plot of the book. Needful Things, Jarold's Game, The Shining and probably others, had alot of babble that I found very hard to get through. So much so that I never did finish those books.

I did like Carrie, The Green Mile, Shawshank Redemption, and his short stories.

So there you have it. I prefer Dean Koontz.

Jade-1968
27-04-04, 06:19
Another really good SK book, and one seldom mentioned, is "Rose Madder". What a great story!!!! SK takes domestic violence and turns it upside down!!! YeeHaa!!!

andromeda_eats
27-04-04, 08:41
Originally posted by lady:
[QB]Hmmmmm,well that's a bit to far ,for having a weirdo for an idol.[QB]http://www.tombraiderforums.com/forums/icons/icon13.gif Draco can have whoever he wants as an idol. :rolleyes:

Draco
27-04-04, 11:40
King is hard to read if you don't have a long attention span, so I'm not surprised not everyone likes his books...

I have no idol, but SK is a role model I'd be proud to share with any children I'd be lucky to have...

rocker2004
27-04-04, 21:15
haha i would tell my children now to read stephen king as its scary as hell!(yes i am a coward).
Ive watched many of the attempts that film dircters, producers, the lot have tryed to bring stpehen kings novels to life and frankly my dear they are not that good,
Apart from the green mile and shawshank redemption (oh how many tears i cryed in that film)

SYS
27-04-04, 22:42
...a voice from the darkness.....

Yes, Stephen King is great. My favourites are IT and The Shining. It's simply amazing how He details His characters and their relations to each other, and so on. I haven't read any of His books yet though...

SYS "Congratulations Ms Croft. You are positively Amazonian."

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RobBo
27-04-04, 23:31
Originally posted by mr_croft79:
How many Stephen King books do you own, and How many have you read??
;) Answer to both questions: All Of Them! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/mischievous.gif

rocker2004
28-04-04, 20:01
wow robbo i want them all! sell them to me

Jade-1968
29-04-04, 04:05
Originally posted by RobBo:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by mr_croft79:
How many Stephen King books do you own, and How many have you read??
;) Answer to both questions: All Of Them! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/mischievous.gif </font>[/QUOTE]Ditto!!!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

Jade-1968
29-04-04, 04:14
Originally posted by kick_some_ass:
Ive watched many of the attempts that film dircters, producers, the lot have tryed to bring stpehen kings novels to life and frankly my dear they are not that good,
Apart from the green mile and shawshank redemption (oh how many tears i cryed in that film)I couldn't agree with you more KSA!!!! Most of SK novels that these directors & producers have TRIED to make into movies have failed miserably..........with the exception of a few!!! I wish they hadn't made "The Stand" a made for TV movie and had instead made it a "real" movie. They could have done a "LOTR" type thing with it. Make 2 or 3 seperate movies simultaneously on an epic scale and we have to wait till the last movie to find out how everything turns out. And it's the kind of story they could have done that with. Hope that's what they do with "The Talisman" if they ever decide to make that into a movei!!!!!!

sweetpea
29-04-04, 14:13
Jade - - I totally agree with you! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

Catlantean
29-04-04, 14:25
I agree that movies are total trash compared to his awesome books. But I liked "The Langoliers" movie, it had the same creepy feel as the book (only the Langoliers looked like evil Pacmen, but they did in the book as well, so it's OK http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif ).

SorceresS*
29-04-04, 16:27
I've read all King-books they have in the local library here, and that's most of his work.

I have.. hold on.. Christine, Firestarter, Dreamcatcher, Dark Tower III, Cujo, From A Buick 8, Pet Sematary, Skeleton Crew, The Stand[in English and also my native tongue], The Green Mile, Different Seasons, IT, Insomnia... Yeah, i think that's about it.
Altho I'm sure I'm gonna remember the rest right after I've pressed that 'Add Reply'-button... Oh well http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

I really dislike those movies and series' made of his books. They never make it well. I understand how hard it is to convert such works of verbal art into pictures, but.. Oh well......... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/silent.gif

mr_croft79
29-04-04, 16:58
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif Jade
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif RobBo
For reading all his books. That is alot of reading!
;)

mr_croft79
29-04-04, 16:59
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif SorceresS*
Sorry didn't see that you read them all too. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/clown.gif

rocker2004
29-04-04, 17:42
Originally posted by Catlantean:
I agree that movies are total trash compared to his awesome books. But I liked "The Langoliers" movie, it had the same creepy feel as the book (only the Langoliers looked like evil Pacmen, but they did in the book as well, so it's OK http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif ).I didnt like the langoliers movie they made look really unrealistic (if you catch my drift) when the langoliers actualyu came into the film they looked like killing flying meatballs lol, but the green mile was a wicked film, I cryed my eyes out

Neteru
30-04-04, 06:06
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Jade-1968
30-04-04, 20:14
Originally posted by kick_some_ass:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Catlantean:
I agree that movies are total trash compared to his awesome books. But I liked "The Langoliers" movie, it had the same creepy feel as the book (only the Langoliers looked like evil Pacmen, but they did in the book as well, so it's OK http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif ).I didnt like the langoliers movie they made look really unrealistic (if you catch my drift) when the langoliers actualyu came into the film they looked like killing flying meatballs lol, but the green mile was a wicked film, I cryed my eyes out</font>[/QUOTE]Killing flying meatballs!!!!! LMAO!!!!