Post by MacReadyOrNot on Feb 1, 2020 13:35:32 GMT -5
I need to read more King books. I've seen a lot of movies based off his work, but I was never a big reader until of late. Still. I procrastinate.
I have read 'Salem's Lot, Carrie, and The Shining, and of those three The Shining is my favorite. I even like it more than Kubrick's version. Great characters. Especially Dick Hallorann. Shouldn't have been changed for the Nicholson flick.
Of his movies, I love Misery, Stand by Me, Creepshow, The Dark Half, The Mist, Christine, The Dead Zone, The Green Mile, and The Shawshank Redemption. I'm sure I'm missing a few. He's got some good T.V. series out there too, like Mr. Mercedes and Castle Rock.
He's still solid. Not like he was, but he's hanging on. A master of horror.
Windows: "Childs, what if we're wrong about him?!" Childs: "Well then we're wrong!"
My problem with King in the last 15 years or so is that he just can't finish a book effectively. I couldn't wait for his newest book to come out back in the day, but the endings got to be so weak, at least in my opinion, that I stopped reading his new stuff. Love the old novels and short story collections, but it's been a long time since I read one of his books to the finish and actually felt like like it ended cohesively and brought the book to a satisfying end.
Like I said, I quit reading his new stuff a while back, and maybe I need to try his newer books again. I just remember being disappointed with the endings of the last ones I read.