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Re: Favorite Stephen King book?
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2015, 02:01:54 pm »
Assuming you like Stephen King, what is your favorite book? (If you don't like Stephen King, feel free to start a thread about that)

I must say my favorite is Pet Semetary. No other book freaks me out as much as that one. Death and the dead have always held a special place in my pantheon of nightmares, and it's an excellent study of a man descending into madness.
I think my favorite literary work is also Pet Semetary. I liked The Stand in High School, but i also liked the band Extreme in High School, so my taste wasn't very good and I don't trust that judgement.

My favorite book though is On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. If you have any interest in writing, definitely read this.
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Re: Favorite Stephen King book?
« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2015, 02:08:27 pm »
Chalk another one up for The Stand! One of those scenes that has always stuck with me is that one where
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those guys are doing executions live on air by pulling IDs from a bowl or something, and people are watching it on TV with curiosity because they don't know it's real.
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Or something like that! Been a while since I read it.

And one of his short stories that has always gotten to me is The Jaunt, which I highly recommend. Basically, it's set in a future where we've figured out how to teleport people to Mars, but they have to be unconscious while it is taking place, or else there are....consequences. It's one of those stories that after I read it, I just kind of put down the book and sat in silence for a while, very disturbed. :laugh: And there's definitely an interesting physics discussion to have out of it, if that's your thing!

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Re: Favorite Stephen King book?
« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2015, 03:12:35 pm »
And one of his short stories that has always gotten to me is The Jaunt, which I highly recommend. Basically, it's set in a future where we've figured out how to teleport people to Mars, but they have to be unconscious while it is taking place, or else there are....consequences. It's one of those stories that after I read it, I just kind of put down the book and sat in silence for a while, very disturbed. :laugh: And there's definitely an interesting physics discussion to have out of it, if that's your thing!

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Re: Favorite Stephen King book?
« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2015, 03:15:07 pm »
Chalk another one up for The Stand! One of those scenes that has always stuck with me is that one where
Spoiler
those guys are doing executions live on air by pulling IDs from a bowl or something, and people are watching it on TV with curiosity because they don't know it's real.
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Haha, I had forgotten about that.

Three scenes have stuck with me the most (these 15 or so years later!) :
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The redneck who forces this guy to chug a can of warm Coors at gunpoint. The dude almost doesn't make it, but saves himself with a huge burp, which makes the redneck laugh, so everything's fine.
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The old lady eating her weight in pork chops because "there's nothing better than meat you looked after yourself." While her urban helpers are queasy and can hardly eat anything after helping her slaughter and cook the pig.
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The crazy dude hauling the nuclear bomb around on a hand-wagon, with his skin melting off from the radiation.
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Re: Favorite Stephen King book?
« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2015, 04:12:22 pm »
Chalk another one up for The Stand! One of those scenes that has always stuck with me is that one where
Spoiler
those guys are doing executions live on air by pulling IDs from a bowl or something, and people are watching it on TV with curiosity because they don't know it's real.
[close]
Haha, I had forgotten about that.

Three scenes have stuck with me the most (these 15 or so years later!) :
Spoiler
The redneck who forces this guy to chug a can of warm Coors at gunpoint. The dude almost doesn't make it, but saves himself with a huge burp, which makes the redneck laugh, so everything's fine.
[close]
Spoiler
The old lady eating her weight in pork chops because "there's nothing better than meat you looked after yourself." While her urban helpers are queasy and can hardly eat anything after helping her slaughter and cook the pig.
[close]
Spoiler
The crazy dude hauling the nuclear bomb around on a hand-wagon, with his skin melting off from the radiation.
[close]
The last one is the only one I remember.

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Re: Favorite Stephen King book?
« Reply #20 on: August 27, 2015, 04:25:20 pm »
Chalk another one up for The Stand! One of those scenes that has always stuck with me is that one where
Spoiler
those guys are doing executions live on air by pulling IDs from a bowl or something, and people are watching it on TV with curiosity because they don't know it's real.
[close]
Haha, I had forgotten about that.

Three scenes have stuck with me the most (these 15 or so years later!) :
Spoiler
The redneck who forces this guy to chug a can of warm Coors at gunpoint. The dude almost doesn't make it, but saves himself with a huge burp, which makes the redneck laugh, so everything's fine.
[close]
Spoiler
The old lady eating her weight in pork chops because "there's nothing better than meat you looked after yourself." While her urban helpers are queasy and can hardly eat anything after helping her slaughter and cook the pig.
[close]
Spoiler
The crazy dude hauling the nuclear bomb around on a hand-wagon, with his skin melting off from the radiation.
[close]
The last one is the only one I remember.

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Re: Favorite Stephen King book?
« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2015, 11:02:32 pm »
MIsery.

I've read also the SHining and The Boy Who Loved Gordon or whatever.

I like his short stories though and his novellas: Apt Pupil, Shashank REdemptoin

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Re: Favorite Stephen King book?
« Reply #22 on: August 28, 2015, 11:20:33 pm »
Wizard and Glass is one of my favorite books by anybody.
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Re: Favorite Stephen King book?
« Reply #23 on: August 30, 2015, 12:42:21 pm »
'Salem's Lot

You never forget your first.  :)

Mine too. It wasn't my first, but it was my favorite. I read it in college, and I found it pretty scary. The only book of his I found truly unnerving though was The Shining. I really liked Jack, and being in his head, knowing what was coming, it was really hard going through that. Both good books. The Gunslinger was a great book too, though I hate that King revised it and you can't get the original anymore.