Any die-hard Stephen King fans here?

semi

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i love SK's books, he is definitely in my top 5 of all time...voodoolord, if you like fantasy, check out the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson...it is the only series i rate higher than the Dark Tower series
 

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PA - I sent the book out just now...PM'ing you the tracking info; should be there in a couple of days :)
 

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I read 'em all as a kid but trailed off somewhere in the Dark Tower series. Really got to get back and figure out what the heck ever happened to Rowland. :laugh:

Regarding the movies... The problem is they keep trying to make the thick novels into movies which usually fall flat. You just can't tell that big (and good) a story in 2 hours (or even in a multi-part TV series). The Stand, Langoliers, and It were great books... not so much on screen. However, his short stories often make very good movies. Shawshank Redemtion anyone?

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I read 'em all as a kid but trailed off somewhere in the Dark Tower series. Really got to get back and figure out what the heck ever happened to Rowland. :laugh:

Regarding the movies... The problem is they keep trying to make the thick novels into movies which usually fall flat. You just can't tell that big (and good) a story in 2 hours (or even in a multi-part TV series). The Stand, Langoliers, and It were great books... not so much on screen. However, his short stories often make very good movies. Shawshank Redemtion anyone?

Later,
G

Shawshank and the Green Mile...both great movies and both short stories...yep, very true :)
 

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i love SK's books, he is definitely in my top 5 of all time...voodoolord, if you like fantasy, check out the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson...it is the only series i rate higher than the Dark Tower series

Thanks Semi, I love getting new author recommendations.
 

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The new DT book is out and it is called "The wind through the keyhole" and it is good but not exactly about the DT characters.

I am enjoying the new Brandon Sanderson work, my kids read Steelheart and are now obsessed with reading. It is a much more rich experience than watching a movie. He has a series of Juveniles much like Heinlein did. I am near the end of "Mistborn" and it has been excellent adult reading. He has interesting mechanics for magic. Highly recommended.

Peter f Hamilton is good stuff too, very technical and fast paced.
 

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The new DT book is out and it is called "The wind through the keyhole" and it is good but not exactly about the DT characters.

I am enjoying the new Brandon Sanderson work, my kids read Steelheart and are now obsessed with reading. It is a much more rich experience than watching a movie. He has a series of Juveniles much like Heinlein did. I am near the end of "Mistborn" and it has been excellent adult reading. He has interesting mechanics for magic. Highly recommended.

Peter f Hamilton is good stuff too, very technical and fast paced.


I Love Heinline, Asimov, Simak and that genre of sci fi. I especially love Isaac Asimov's non fiction books, very cool stuff.
 

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PA - I sent the book out just now...PM'ing you the tracking info; should be there in a couple of days :)

The book just walked in my door!!!! Thanks again!!! Can't wait to read it. :thumbsup:

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i love SK's books, he is definitely in my top 5 of all time...voodoolord, if you like fantasy, check out the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson...it is the only series i rate higher than the Dark Tower series

My wife went to barnes & noble today and asked me if I wanted anything. I said to get me a wheel of time book and she came back with 5 of them. Her justification when I asked why she bought so many was "well there's 14 in the series" :laugh:
 

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