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Old 05-02-2010, 08:31   #61
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Got this and its 'ok' so far, but not brilliant. Hope it gets better
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Old 05-02-2010, 08:49   #62
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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.
So think i should go for it or not?

What i liked about 'dome' was the lots of different characters, with a few main ones jumping out and the general story which at times cliched i always enjoyed.

Or just read The Stand again..?
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Old 05-02-2010, 08:56   #63
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What i liked about 'dome' was the lots of different characters, with a few main ones jumping out and the general story which at times cliched i always enjoyed.
IT contains all these ingredients.

The Stand is definitely worth another read. If you haven't read the extended, "unabridged" version, seek it out as all the extra material is excellent & just makes a great book even better.
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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...?
I would try Needful Things if you haven't already read it.
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It and The Stand are my two faves, closely followed by Under the Dome, Insomnia and The Tommyknockers

I reckon I need to revisit Needful Things and 'Salem's Lot again too
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Old 06-02-2010, 23:04   #66
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'Salems Lot is the only book that actually made me so jumpy I couldn't sleep LOL admittedly I was only 13 when I read it but its a great book!

If you've not read the unabridged version of The Stand its worth a read over the older abridged version.

I loved Under The Dome, it had that broad character base and background detail that I've always loved about the better Stephen King novels. With Under the Dome and Duma Key I feel that King has recovered some of his earlier excellence.
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Old 07-02-2010, 18:30   #67
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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
Yeah this stood out when I read it too, read the lines a couple of times at first, kept thinking I was reading it wrong!
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I finished the unabridged audiobook of Under the Dome recently and really enjoyed it - all 26 discs!

The voice work was excellent - I esp liked the Billy Bob drawl to Jim Rennie
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Old 12-04-2010, 00:05   #69
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is the paperback of this due soon?
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is the paperback of this due soon?
July. Meant to be getting a pretty big marketing push too.
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Got this from the local library a couple of weeks ago.

I think it has to go down as one of his best books of recent years.

The Big Jim character is a fantastic villain throughout the story. Kept imagining Brian Dennehy (too old now probably) or James Gandolfini playing the part

I just hope any film or tv adaption does it justice
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Old 12-04-2010, 20:34   #72
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Just getting towards the end of IT, the bit near the end where the kids story crosses with the adults alternate chapters intertwined

I dunno if its because i saw the tv film before i read the book but i'm not enjoying it as much as Dome.

Dunno why...
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Grabbed the paperback today, £3.99 instore at Waterstones until end of Wednesday.
Love the 4 different covers idea.
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Eventually finished this. Really didn't grab me at all
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I loved it until the tensions that had been nicely building were rendered pointless. Six months on though... it's all pretty forgettable. No where near as impactful as King's other epics.
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I've finished it and thought it was just OK compared to the excellent The Stand. It was very easy to read and reminded me of the lighter writing style Dean Koontz has adopted over the las 10 years or so.
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Is thisbeing made into a tv series or something? - saw the paperbacks in Tescos with the different covers (each featuring a photo of a character looking skyward suitably worried) and assumed this was the case?
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Spielberg is apparently circling for an HBO series, but its a long long way off. Covers are just an eye catching design choice methinks
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I have just finished this and thought it was excellent The ending was a bit meh but the rest of the book was worth it. Brilliant characters, a real sense of tension and desperation.
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i enjoyed it too - for such a big book, it flew by.
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