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    Default Which non-DT King book have you read the most? How many times?

    I got this idea from Letti's DT thread asking the same.

    Now, I am sure The Stand is probably the most popular non-DT King book around here... but I am curious how many times you have read it.

    I have read IT more than any (non DT) King book I own. I have read it six or seven times. The Stand is second for me and I believe if I include both versions of it, I have read it four or five times.

    I am interested in hearing from you all. I know I will be astonished by some of the answers!
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    What??? Monte wants NON DT talk?


    j/k

    I'm not 100% on which I've read the most. I've probably read It and The Stand (both versions) around a dozen times, EotD, The Talisman are probabbly close behind those too. There are some others I've read several times and with exception to the last few books I can't think of any I haven't read at least three or four times.
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    @ Brice: I do like talking about King in general. It's not always Dark Tower.

    A dozen times! Wow! There are many, many King books I've read 2-3 times but like I said, IT is the most so far.

    Wow.

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    It's definitely The Stand.
    Probably at least 15 times - maybe 20 max? (It's my most re-read book ever bar only LotR).
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    I think I may end up being the only person that has read something more that The Stand.

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    it's It for me, too

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    bears are back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Hooray!!!!! Awesome Jean!! How many times?

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    I can't say exactly. I've been reading it since about 1995, approximately once two years.

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    When one is in agreement with bears one is always correct. (mae)

    bears are back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    The SK books I own and have read numerous times are: Totals are approx.....

    The Stand / IT / Talisman / Blk. House / H's in A

    6 or 7 x / 6 or 7 x / 5-6 x / 4-5 x / 4 x


    Salems Lot / Insomnia / B of B / Rose Madder / Misery /
    3x / 4x / 3x / 2 x / 3-4

    Delores C. / Needful / Christine / Buick 8 / Desper/Regulator's
    3x / 2x / 3x / 2x / 3x

    Dead Zone / Shining / Dark 1/2 / Carrie / Eyes of Dragon
    2x / 3 x / 3-4x / 3x / 3-4 x

    All other stories that I own & have been read @ least 1 time are :

    Dreamcatcher, Green Mile, GLTG, Cujo, Tommyknockers, Geralds Game, Cell
    Liseys Story, Storm oCent, Blaze, Thinner,Duma Key

    Colections By SK, and as RB I own & have read @ least once:

    Four past Mid, Diff Sea's, Night Shift, Nightmares& Dreams, Everythings Event.
    The Bachman Books,
    Lots and lots of short stories, and a few Audio books , like Blood &Smoke ,
    and now The Drawing of the Three.

    There are still books I'm on the lookout for, and some I have yet to read...
    like I have never read Firestarter !!


    And of course Dark Tower 1-7 Many times over( untold times really)

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    Wow Linda, you are quite the avid Constant Reader!

    I recommend Firestarter, I enjoyed it. I've only read it twice though, once in English and once in Spanish (Ojos de Fuego).

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    I hope to own all of SK's books someday, I think I am only missing 6 or 7.
    That's not counting short stories & stuff....but yeah, I do own alot of King books. I am also currently replacing all the old paperbacks with hardbacks
    now that I have a library to put them in

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    I'm actually right with you on the books and number of times I've read them, Monte. IT the most, The Stand the second-most.
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    Great minds....

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    The Stand- i love that book.
    "So many vows. They make you swear and swear. Defend the King, obey the King, obey your father, protect the innocent, defend the weak. But what if your father despises the King? What if the King massacres the innocent? It's too much. No matter what you do, you're forsaking one vow or another."

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    How many times JB?

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    actually, i was just thinking about it, The Stand, maybe 30 times; It, maybe 25

    Rose Madder, probably 15
    "So many vows. They make you swear and swear. Defend the King, obey the King, obey your father, protect the innocent, defend the weak. But what if your father despises the King? What if the King massacres the innocent? It's too much. No matter what you do, you're forsaking one vow or another."

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    You have to read Firestarter.

    Rainbird, notwithstanding the horribly cliched mystical Indian trope our author employs throughout the narrative, is one of the single best villains in the King oeuvre.

    I stopped trying to collect King books with the final, eponymous volume in this series. I might buy the trade paperback version of Blaze-not sure yet-and will probably purchase his next short story collection-since those are always good-but that's about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnBlaze View Post
    actually, i was just thinking about it, The Stand, maybe 30 times; It, maybe 25

    Rose Madder, probably 15
    Thirty times! Dear God!

    I've only read Roser Madder once.

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    I don't know why, but Rose Madder is one of my favorites.

    I've also read The Green Mile about 20 times.
    "So many vows. They make you swear and swear. Defend the King, obey the King, obey your father, protect the innocent, defend the weak. But what if your father despises the King? What if the King massacres the innocent? It's too much. No matter what you do, you're forsaking one vow or another."

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    I like it too, but that is kinda insane.

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    For me, it's definitely The Stand. I actually wore out TWO paperback copies before I finally bought a cheap hardcover as a reading copy.

    Second is probably, hold on to your hats, Bag of Bones. For me, that story just rang a lot of bells. It's a close tie to The Green Mile, too. I really enjoyed that story also.

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    And how many times have you read it John?

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    The Stand. I've worn out 5 paperbacks of it reading it so much.

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    Damn.
    Maybe I have too many books and too little time to wear a book out from that many times rereading.

    I thought 7 times was a lot for a book.

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