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Old 15-11-2009, 11:23   #41
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Got this today. I couldn't put it down. There again, I couldn't pick it up.
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Old 15-11-2009, 14:36   #42
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Was waiting for someone to say that. It is a monster. I don't actually buy books anymore - I prefer to get them from the library. But with my busy life I would NEVER get this finished in the timescale allowed.

Therefore it has just been bought for me for Christmas - Ł9.00 at Amazon.co.uk

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Old 21-11-2009, 11:32   #43
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thought it felt quite light for a hardback - will probably change my mind when I'm reading it though lol!
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Old 21-11-2009, 13:50   #44
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It appears that Steven Spielberg has already bought the rights and plans to make a HBO miniseries, along the lines of Band of Brothers and Taken. I would have loved him to have gotten The Talisman out of development hell but this 'should' be good.
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Old 02-12-2009, 09:20   #45
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I've still got a couple of hundred pages to go, but yesterday I encountered a cool, jaw-dropping moment when a very popular character, from a series of books by another author, was name-dropped several times, as knowing one of the main characters of this book. I'm not sure that King has done this before?

The character in question is
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Old 02-12-2009, 09:26   #46
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Wish I knew who that was without having to google!
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Old 09-12-2009, 15:37   #47
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will get this when it hits the second hand bookshops here in Hay
am re-reading Lisey's Story at present and really enjoying it again
Enjoyed Cell too, but those two are the only King books i've read from him in the last ten years (got 15 or so of his, but nearly all early stuff)
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Old 09-12-2009, 15:59   #48
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Finished it yesterday & I loved it. Not quite up to the high standards of "The Stand" (my favourite book Ever!) or "It" but much, much better than his output over the last 10-15yrs.

As always, the conclusion didn't live up to the rest of the book, it feels rushed (which is bizarre in an almost 900 page book) & also somewhat cheesy, but not as disappointing as the endings to The Stand & It IMO.

Surprisingly there is very little horror. Yes, there's lots of horrific, dramatic situations, but only a few moments of Supernatural happenings. There's also a splash of
but revealing this ruins some of the story, so best you don't sneak-a-peek. Plenty of great drama though, it's fast-moving, never dull, full of rich, interesting characters, some great bad-guys & a few heroes worth cheering on.

Highly recommended & pleeeeeeeze let this become a lengthy HBO mini-series, as that would be the only scenario that would do this book justice.
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Old 09-01-2010, 15:43   #49
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Only just started this book, and really enjoying it (apart from one minor nag)

Why is it taking people so long to realise that there is a wall seperating them and causing the crashes (and pacemaker explosion). OK, they will not realise it's a dome as yet, but surely it would not take a genius to say 'hey guys, don't go near the border'...King goes into great detail of things sticking to the surface of the dome (blood, smoke residue etc etc) and yet characters are not saying right there is a wall there.

This was one of the reasons I gave up on King years ago, he writes in 10 chapters what most people do in 1!
I want to avoid any spoilers, but needed to get that off my chest.
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Old 09-01-2010, 19:05   #50
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I tend to listen to King audiobooks in the car rather than read the novels, makes my journeys go quicker!
I generally like to read my books, but recently haven't had the time and have resorted to listening to audiobooks in my car and i've got to say that this is the BEST audiobook I have ever listened to. The narrator does such a good job in bringing the characters to life and really gives a feel to the piece with the different accents.
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Old 13-01-2010, 13:58   #51
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I've got a Stephen King query, not related to this book, that I'm hoping someone can answer....

I recently received the new 20th Anniversary edition of Dan Simmon's "Carrion Comfort" and there's a Stephen King quote on the cover that says...

"Carrion Comfort is one of the three greatest Horror novels of the 20th century."

I've searched online to find out what his other two choices are, but can't find anything relevant. I assume he hasn't chosen anything of his own & the only title I can guess he'd chose is Richard Matheson's "I am Legend."

Anyone help me with the answer? .... Thanks in advance.
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Old 13-01-2010, 14:12   #52
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Well, found this after a google. Apparantly it comes from a book called: The Book of Lists: Horror

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Stephen King’s Ten Favorite Horror Novels or Short Stories

1. Ghost Story by Peter Straub
2. Dracula by Bram Stoker
3. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
4. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
5. Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco
6. Casting the Runes by M. R. James
7. Two Bottles of Relish by Lord Dunsany
8. The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen
9. The Colour Out of Space by H. P. Lovecraft
10. The Upper Berth by F. Marion Crawford
Doesn't mention Carrion Comfort, but then you never know how accurate these lists really are.
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Hmmmm, well if you remove everything pre-20th century & the short stories, that leaves Ghost Story, The Haunting of Hill House & Burnt Offerings.
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Old 22-01-2010, 07:24   #54
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got this yesterday - great so far!
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finished this last night and thought it was fab - be great to see it in a miniseries

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Finished it and loved it, now feels like something is missing

What other King novels have a similar feel so i can feel comfortable again

Have The Stand but read it a long time ago when i was younger, never read IT would it be a good one to try does it have a similar feel about it...?
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IT is a fantastic novel & I rate it above Under the Dome, but it does seem to be a marmite book, with some not enjoying it much. It also suffers from the typical Stephen "Can't-end-a-book-properly" King Syndrome.

It is also a different type of book to Under the Dome, much more nostalgic, with lots of flashbacks to the main characters as kids, also contains more horror elements.
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