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Old 21-10-2011, 20:21   #61
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IT is great but boy is it a drag! Working through the Regulators/Desperation double-hitter currently, and while I found Desperation pretty damn good, I'm struggling with The Regulators.
IT's so variable. The stuff with them as kids and in fact anything set in the past is amazing. Almost everything in 1985 seems to have no pace to it.

I too found Desperation to be a good book but The Regulators felt flat. I guess that's why it's Bachman not King?
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Old 21-10-2011, 20:48   #62
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The problem I am finding, is when I read, I almost form images in my mind, as to how characters look, which when both novels share the same character names, but playing different people, makes matters confusing in my head.

When certain key characters also share certain traits between books, it becomes even more tricky to follow. I have no idea why King chose to do such a thing, but it doesn't work for me, though it might all come together, the more I progress through the second book.
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Old 23-10-2011, 14:43   #63
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I'm not sure it did ever come together for me. I suppose he just found the two stories he had were very close. He makes it sound like he never really plans out his books to a large degree.
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Old 26-10-2011, 14:36   #64
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Loved Cell. It was the book that got me back into King (and reading in general).
Same here. The premise is ridiculous but the book is actually quite good.
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Old 09-11-2011, 11:24   #65
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I finished The Eyes of the Dragon a few days ago. I know I wasn’t the target readership, but I found it a little disappointing TBH – I was expecting King to do something different to the ‘young adult’ fantasy/fairytale genre (something like The Princess Bride), but it seemed to do little more than the usual – it could easily have been a decent 20 page novella.

I’m mulling over which book to take on next – I’ve still not read The Shining, and I’ve also got Desperation and Dolores Claiborne high up my list (I picked up about 30 odd hardbacks on a dead a few months back which are all sitting in a cupboard).

Anyone tried his new time travel book – 22.03.63 or something? – I’ve read very good things about this too (though I’ll wait for it to go to paperback).
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Old 09-11-2011, 14:53   #66
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First tried King years ago. Got a bargain from World Books. 'Rose Madder'
My god it was awful. One of the few books I remember actually giving up on half way through.

It's taken years to try another one. Currently 3/4 of the way through IT.
Really enjoying it but it's very drawn-out.
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Old 10-11-2011, 16:57   #67
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Anyone tried his new time travel book – 22.03.63 or something? – I’ve read very good things about this too (though I’ll wait for it to go to paperback).
Not heard of that one - thought his latest Hardback was Full Dark, No stars

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http://www.stephenking.com/promo/11-22-63/promo_page/

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Old 10-11-2011, 18:06   #68
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First tried King years ago. Got a bargain from World Books. 'Rose Madder'
My god it was awful. One of the few books I remember actually giving up on half way through.

It's taken years to try another one. Currently 3/4 of the way through IT.
Really enjoying it but it's very drawn-out.
I usually find him a bit long winded; lots of extraneous detail (stories about other people, semi-related to the plot etc - I'm looking at you TommyKnockers) to make the book thicker so seem better value. IT I've read twice - the second time was so much better.
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Old 16-11-2011, 13:12   #69
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On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed.
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If you could go back and change history . . .
Which day would you choose? STEPHEN KING has opted for one of the most defining moments of the twentieth century – the assassination of JFK. A high school teacher from Maine goes back to 1958 to try and divert the course of history in this ambitious and heart-stoppingly dramatic time travel novel, with a love story that transgresses all the rules of time. 11.22.63 is a WHAT IF? story like no one's ever read before.
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Got my 11.22.63 sitting on my bookshelf. I have a few other books to clear up first, but I'm eager to get stuck in - didn't realise it was first person until I flicked through it, and I absolutely adore King's FP narratives.

The UK cover is hideous though. Even the spine looks terrible alongside my other King hardcovers.
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Started 11.22.63 yesterday. I'm about 130 pages in and


Really loving it. Some great moments for King fans so far and the narrator's voice and the pace make it a very easy read. It's clear King's having a lot of fun with it too, striking a nice balance between how serious and silly the concept is (love how he answers the grandfather paradox).

Anybody else reading it?

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Yes. I'm reading it on Kindle, so not sure what 'page' I am on, but it's about 20% in

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Really enjoying it so far.
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Just read Cell, really enjoyed it after constantly hearing how tired King's writing had become. Don't you believe it! The JFK one sounds mucho interesting, will deffo look out for it.
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I didn't realise he has written a sequel to The Shining!

I must be one of the few that like them, but where can I buy the book club editions of his books?
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Highly recommend the dark tower series, I'm halfway through, on the 3rd book and loving it. I thought it was gonna be fantastical story telling like a sword and sorcery tale, but it's brill, parallel universes, time dilation, gunslingers...

Worth a punt.
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Highly recommend the dark tower series, I'm halfway through, on the 3rd book and loving it.
Unfortunately the DT series is all downhill after book 4...
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Highly recommend the dark tower series, I'm halfway through, on the 3rd book and loving it. I thought it was gonna be fantastical story telling like a sword and sorcery tale, but it's brill, parallel universes, time dilation, gunslingers...

Worth a punt.
I keep meaning to get the complete set at some point - but there doesn't seem to be one

The only full set of books I've seen has the first three or four in one size book, and the others in another size. Keep looking out for decent deals on them too, but nothing
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Just ordered 26 Stephen King hardbacks for £35! Looking forward to diving in...
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Unfortunately the DT series is all downhill after book 4...
Disagree. The only ones in the series I didn't enjoy were 1 and 6. The fifth book was my favourite.

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Where from?

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Disagree. The only ones in the series I didn't enjoy were 1 and 6. The fifth book was my favourite.



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