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I've been on a Stephen King binge.

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Jack Briggs, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. Josh Steinberg

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    It's actually only on Hulu and not on a broadcast or cable network, so one way or the other I don't think it'll be hitting your DVR. But more importantly, hope you enjoy the book as much as I did!
     
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    I'm reviving this thread as I've officially begun working my way through King's first 15 years of published novels.

    As background, the first book I ever read of King's was The Dead Zone, and that got me hooked as it combined the things I was most attuned to as a teen - sentimental/nostalgic and suspense/horror stories (and TDZ is still probably my favorite of King's novels). Even though I read a fair number of King's work in high school, I didn't really continue past that, and some of his most popular works I never read because I saw the film adaptations first and didn't necessarily feel compelled to compare them to the source material (e.g. Carrie and The Shining).

    This last month I was able to finish both Carrie and The Stand (the 1990 version). Next up will probably be Firestarter, but I'm also kind of tempted to take a break and read Dune instead. :)

    So here's what I've read (bolded) and plan to read. I also have noted which ones I first read in high school (1987-1991). Any others would have been first read within the last five years.

    Also worth noting that in high school I read King's short stories (e.g. The Night Shift and Skeleton Crew) and his Bachman Books, but they aren't listed below.

    Carrie
    Salem's Lot
    The Shining
    The Dead Zone
    (first read in high school)
    Firestarter (completed 12/2019)
    Cujo (first read in high school, but I don't remember much about it, so will probably re-read)
    The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger
    Christine
    Pet Sematary
    Cycle of the Werewolf (completed 1/2020)
    It (first read in high school)
    The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three
    Misery (first read in high school)
    The Tommyknockers (first read in high school)
    The Dark Half
    The Stand (1990)
    The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands
    Needful Things
     
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    Love having a (any) Jack Brigg's thread revived. :D
     
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    Any recent update on Jack? I really miss him and his posts.
     
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    Nope.
     
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    Not long after The Green Mile movie came out and gave that book a read, though unfortunately I didn’t finish it. It was just SOOO much like the movie that I was getting a little bored and ended up starting other books and just never got back to it.

    11-22-63 I read several years ago and LOVED it. I own a few more than that but just haven’t gotten around to them.
     
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    I'm reading Firestarter right now. I picked up the Blu-ray a little while back, so will probably watch that afterward.

    I admit I can't help seeing King's anti-tech bias in many of his characterizations of the villains. Government techies especially.
     
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    Just finished Firestarter. Looking at my list above, I think I'll read Cycle of the Werewolf next, but the next book coming to me from the library is the latest Star Wars Thrawn novel.
     
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    I finished Cycle of the Werewolf and plan to borrow Silver Bullet from the library. I tried to watch the Firestarter feature film, but it's painful on a lot of levels (mostly the acting, but also the pacing) and it's just become a slog. I'll probably finish it eventually, but it's very low on my list.
     
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    https://twitter.com/StephenKing/status/997160718578475008
     

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