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    Quote Originally Posted by elevenism View Post
    So have any of you guys read Sleeping Beauties, the collaboration SK did with his son Owen? @allegate ?
    I just bought it from Barnes & Noble for 60% off with lots of sales and coupon vouchers. I'll read it sometime soon. It's thick.

    Some more meandering,

    As a "noob" I've wanted and have been intrigued by his books for a long time but never much actually attempted to read them. I enjoy to read but a lot of his books as fat as fuck and those take me forever and I'm poor at keeping up, even if a book is THAT good. I have always enjoyed his film adaptations as well as his original works for the screen such as Creepshow. After seeing IT I said fuck it and decided to delve into his bibliography. I've been snatching up his books left and right every week during lunch hour from B&N. 8.99 a book isn't bad. I'm getting quite a big catalog and am starting to thrust forward with actually reading what I'm buying. I have bought a lot of books the past 2 months...


    • The Dark Tower Series (Currently own I-V)
    • Dreamcatcher
    • The Tommyknockers
    • The Shining
    • Doctor Sleep
    • Under the Dome
    • IT
    • Cujo
    • Four Past Midnight
    • Skeleton Crew
    • Different Seasons
    • The Bizarre of Bad Dreams
    • 11/22/63
    • Sleeping Beauties
    • Pet Semetary
    • The Green Mile (currently starting to read this one!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by elevenism View Post
    So have any of you guys read Sleeping Beauties, the collaboration SK did with his son Owen? @allegate ?
    Its's in my "to read" pile.I read Double Feature by Owen and can barely remember it, though I do remember it being okay.
    I've fallen behind with King a bit. Still have Gwendy's Button Box to read, too.

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    I am reading Sleeping Beauties now.
    @Space Suicide , that's fucking awesome. You won't be disappointed.

    If you have a hard time getting into long books, Four Past Midnight and Different Seasons are both collections of 4 novellas. Different Seasons has Shawshank Redemption, Stand By Me (The Body,) and Apt Pupil. And Four Past Midnight has The Langoliers and Secret Window. And there are also more short story collections: Night Shift, Everything's Eventual, Just After Sunset, and Nightmares and Dreamscapes, among others.

    Stephen King books are just flat out my favorite fucking thing in the world, period.
    Last edited by elevenism; 11-04-2017 at 02:48 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elevenism View Post
    So have any of you guys read Sleeping Beauties, the collaboration SK did with his son Owen? @allegate ?
    I just bought it. On the next up pile of books.

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    I just spent the last three or four months reading the whole DT series, stopping briefly to re-read IT.

    I just finished Book 7.

    I need to lie down.

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    Man, I've got such a backlog of books right now it's crazy. It's on there but finding time to read is tough with a kid in middle school. Every damn night it's something, I swear.

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    Interesting note and great timing

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    finished The Outsider... wow does that book start off strong and then quickly turns into complete garbage.

    It's almost like the first half and second half were written by completely different people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Suicide View Post
    I just bought it from Barnes & Noble for 60% off with lots of sales and coupon vouchers. I'll read it sometime soon. It's thick.

    Some more meandering,

    As a "noob" I've wanted and have been intrigued by his books for a long time but never much actually attempted to read them. I enjoy to read but a lot of his books as fat as fuck and those take me forever and I'm poor at keeping up, even if a book is THAT good. I have always enjoyed his film adaptations as well as his original works for the screen such as Creepshow. After seeing IT I said fuck it and decided to delve into his bibliography. I've been snatching up his books left and right every week during lunch hour from B&N. 8.99 a book isn't bad. I'm getting quite a big catalog and am starting to thrust forward with actually reading what I'm buying. I have bought a lot of books the past 2 months...


    • The Dark Tower Series (Currently own I-V)
    • Dreamcatcher
    • The Tommyknockers
    • The Shining
    • Doctor Sleep
    • Under the Dome
    • IT
    • Cujo
    • Four Past Midnight
    • Skeleton Crew
    • Different Seasons
    • The Bizarre of Bad Dreams
    • 11/22/63
    • Sleeping Beauties
    • Pet Semetary
    • The Green Mile (currently starting to read this one!)
    If you haven't already started the Dark Tower, try to read as many of his other books first--especially IT and The Stand--because of how many references there are to past works. It's not necessary, but there'll be a lot of subtle comments/nods that will make The Dark Tower that much more satisfying and enjoyable having the history of his worlds in the back of your mind.

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    I just realized that the first printings for the Plume paperbacks are the only ones with raised lettering, and they have alternate coloring:


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    The Institute, so far, is fucking great. I'm 60% through it.

    Also, I'm glad that there aren't 19s hidden every fucking where, like there were in the Mr Mercedes trilogy- like, every fucking phrase has 19 letters in those books, and my OCD forced me to find every time it happened.

    It's quite a bit better than The Outsider, I'd say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kattieTW View Post
    When I'm feeling down, I lick excrement from my dog's anus.
    Whoa there @kattieTW , why do you work for a convicted sex predator? Is onemomentessay.com touching you in inappropriate places?

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    Hey, so

    Did you guys know that Stephen King put out a new four Novella collection?

    It's called "If It Bleeds." The first two stories are PRETTY goddamn abstract to me, kind of like some of his subtler short stories.

    The third one is basically the fifth part of the Bill Hodges trilogy, and it's honestly a whole hell of a lot like Outsider, but it's leaner, of course, and works a LOT better.

    I'm just getting to the fourth one.

    It occurred to me last night that this is like, my 83rd SK book, which is fucking NUTS. I've read everything but those Cemetery Dance limited edition things, like cycle of the werewolf.

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    wait wait wait...what was the fourth part in the Bill Hodges trilogy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elevenism View Post
    Hey, so

    Did you guys know that Stephen King put out a new four Novella collection?

    It's called "If It Bleeds." The first two stories are PRETTY goddamn abstract to me, kind of like some of his subtler short stories.

    The third one is basically the fifth part of the Bill Hodges trilogy, and it's honestly a whole hell of a lot like Outsider, but it's leaner, of course, and works a LOT better.

    I'm just getting to the fourth one.

    It occurred to me last night that this is like, my 83rd SK book, which is fucking NUTS. I've read everything but those Cemetery Dance limited edition things, like cycle of the werewolf.
    Good bumping time, itís his birthday on the 21st. Same as The Fragile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allegate View Post
    wait wait wait...what was the fourth part in the Bill Hodges trilogy?
    I think he meant fourth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erneuert View Post
    I think he meant fourth.
    No, The Outsider is the 4th

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    Quote Originally Posted by fillow View Post
    No, The Outsider is the 4th
    Oh yeah it is too. That totally slipped my mind.

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    really? I am way off my SK game. I haven't read anything past the trilogy, like any of his books. I have them, just haven't read them. I should read them all for October, spooky month that it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allegate View Post
    really? I am way off my SK game. I haven't read anything past the trilogy, like any of his books. I have them, just haven't read them. I should read them all for October, spooky month that it is.
    I was just thinking: the last like, stunningly great King book I read, was Revival. I'm talking old school, classic, stands up with the best of his work great.
    The Bill Hodges trilogy was pretty damn good, but not great. Oh, and the other thing he did this past decade that really took me to another world was Joyland.

    I hope he's got at least a few more like, mind blowing door stoppers, to lay on the Constant Readers among us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elevenism View Post
    Hey, so

    Did you guys know that Stephen King put out a new four Novella collection?

    It's called "If It Bleeds." The first two stories are PRETTY goddamn abstract to me, kind of like some of his subtler short stories.
    I keep meaning to pick it up. I love his short story collections more than most of his novels.

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    There's also this. I can't fucking BELIEVE they're putting this out during an actual pandemic.
    I hope they nail it, though. I never thought the 94 version quite did it justice, and I hope this is AT LEAST twelve episode.


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