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    So far, I don't think I have one never read.

    However, I started a LOT earlier in than most of you did. As a matter of fact, I'll bet a read a good deal of King before several of you were even born.



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    ditto here...

    I think I haven't read only some stories that were never included in collections, and Cycle of the Werewolf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daghain View Post
    So far, I don't think I have one never read.

    However, I started a LOT earlier in than most of you did. As a matter of fact, I'll bet a read a good deal of King before several of you were even born.
    I started on the King THIS YEAR (unless you count the first time I read The Shining, but I was too high on Kubrick's film to appreciate it on its own terms, and "Night Surf," which is only nine pages long), and all I've read of his this year (other than re-reading The Shining) is EVERYTHING Dark Tower-related except for Desperation and The Regulators--and the latter will be remedied before the year's out.

    I HAVE several other books, though, both novels (including some Bachman novels) and collections (though not nearly all of either), and intend to read them all at some point--and I've seen several movies adapted from the King's works. I therefore think I can justify calling myself a "Constant Reader," as I'm already starting to get a feel for his style, and note references to other works in his fiction.

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    I, too, have been reading King for a long time. I believe the first one I read immediately upon release was Firestarter in 1980. ::feels old::

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    I started reading King when I was 11 or 12 with Cycle of the Werewolf. The Dark Half was the first book I read when it was released. There are probably three of his novels I haven't read. Some of the stories I haven't read but that's because I haven't had access to them, much like many of y'all who read the mainstream stuff. The limited release stuff has gone unread by many of us. Still, I love his work.

    Thanks for this Paolo and Aaron. The poll/voting is a great idea, and I'm interested in how it will turn out.
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    How long are the appended categories going to be open for taking nominations? Also are more categories going to be added over time, or is it just the ones that have been posted already?
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    They will be open for two weeks. And there will be more categories added once they have closed.
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    **Aaron posting**

    Sorry, I havent been online much for the past couple of days. I will have all of the new voting up today.
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    Hope all is well, Aaron! I was wondering what had happened, good to hear from ya.

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    Yeah, all is well. Just a lot going on this week. I went ahead and did all of the polls that would have went up Monday as well as those that were scheduled for today. So there are ten new ones to discuss and vote on. Bracket #7 will be up on Monday, so that we can resume the planned voting schedule.
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    All right, the winning books are listed below. For the sake of organization, I didn't post in the threads again, so that we can keep them at the bottom of the page. The first post of each thread has been edited to include each book's final average score.

    Bracket 3
    Winner: Different Seasons
    Runner-Up: DT1: The Gunslinger

    Bracket 4
    Winner: The Talisman
    Runner-Up: Pet Sematary

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    I just wanted to say that with the polls for brackets 5 and 6 closing later today we will have reached a sort of a milestone in the awards: the halfway point of Round 1!

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    I have closed all of the polls and will have the full results up later. I can go ahead and say that IT was the Bracket 5 winner, and Drawing of the Three was the runner-up.
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