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    I liked that one and Gerald's Game. Also Rose Madder

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    It's funny that Cujo is coming up as SK has said he was so wasted when writing that book that he doesn't even remember doing it. LOL and still, i thought is was pretty good.



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    I know its true about wasted writing, some of the stuff I've written while gone has turned up pretty good, others had to be destroyed before they could spawn

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    **wishes there was a puke smiley**

    Cujo = :puke:


    I'm glad we're all different too Matt. It is interesting what tickles our spines and what doesn't.

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    I liked Cujo. And Gerald's Game. And Rose Madder. And I loved The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, and I positively adore From A Buick 8. (just picked all those which are always nominated at the similar thread at .net)

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    Buick 8 kicks all

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    I vote Cell and Eyes of The Dragon.
    I'm responsible for my own happiness? I can't even be responsible for my own breakfast!

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    I'm just nodding my head the whole time thinking "ok, stop now, please."

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    I really liked the Eyes of the Dragon.
    In that book King proved me that he can write about anything to anybody. I enjoyed it a lot. A deep one.
    I would like you who don't like it to let me know the reasons. (That's why we are here, aren't we?)

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    I loved Eyes as well Letti. I thought it was a perfect story and I have my kids cut their "reading teeth" on it as a beginning exposure to SK.
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    From A Buick 8 was one I really struggled with...infact I skipped a large portion of it, something that I usually consider tantamount to blasphemy However, I read it before I got into DT so perhaps I'd appreciate it more if I reread it?

    I can't say I ever find SK to be badly written, but I didn't enjoy reading Desperation and Pet Sematary, for subject matter rather than quality of writing.

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    That's cool Darkthoughts...
    You can dislike a novel for whatever reason you want!

    I dislike Insomnia because it was terribly slow going and there was hardly any action at all til the last 100 pages. Boring in my opinion. Then again, I read that Jean says the absolute opposite of me. I believe he doesn't like the last 100 pages! To each his own, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkthoughts View Post
    I didn't enjoy reading Desperation
    (cries)
    I'm responsible for my own happiness? I can't even be responsible for my own breakfast!

    Quote Originally Posted by Girlystevedave View Post
    I'm just nodding my head the whole time thinking "ok, stop now, please."

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    But it's a DT connector!

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    So is Insomnia.
    I'm responsible for my own happiness? I can't even be responsible for my own breakfast!

    Quote Originally Posted by Girlystevedave View Post
    I'm just nodding my head the whole time thinking "ok, stop now, please."

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    Well, barely.
    Damn your logic, throwing my arguments back at me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonteGss View Post


    But it's a DT connector!
    aannnnndddd....?


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    Why didn't you like it Odetta? I'm curious, did you like The Talisman?

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    Never really read a bad King book, just didn't agree with some of the endings

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonteGss View Post
    I dislike Insomnia because it was terribly slow going and there was hardly any action at all til the last 100 pages. Boring in my opinion. Then again, I read that Jean says the absolute opposite of me. I believe he doesn't like the last 100 pages! To each his own, right?
    Precisely. I've noticed lately that what bores me most in books is action. Who chased whom, and who hit what, and who flew through the wall and what ignited. That's why the last 10 to 20% (approximately) of almost any King book is for me a necessary evil, something I have to suffer to counterbalance my enjoyment of the first 80% when people mostly talked and backstories were given and the psychology developed and the tension built up.

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    I don't entirely share the anti-action sentiment...but I too loved Insomnia for all the reasons you gave above Jean.

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    So......
    which do you dislike then Lisa?

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    Without fail I've loved every King story for different reasons. I can't think of a worst.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MonteGss View Post
    So......
    which do you dislike then Lisa?
    From A Buick 8 was the only one I couldn't read all the way through, but I'd like a reread before committing it to the dislike pile

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    Wow Brice. Cheers!
    Nobody is that good in my opinion.

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