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.
Post by HoneyGoddess57 on Oct 26, 2020 13:16:16 GMT -5
I've never really read his newest books but has someone read the sequel of The Shinning, Doctor Sleep (well I think it's the sequel of it)? Stephen King is the best horror author for me even if some of his books are from the same town (Castle Rock?) I enjoy them a lot, they are great. Here are some of my favorites from him (there are no order of which are top favorites and all, except for Christine):
I believe occupant has read Dr. Sleep. If I remember right she liked it. I haven't gotten around to reading much of his newer stuff, other than some of his short stories.
I think it's kind of neat that so many of his books take place in Castle Rock or close to it. I like the way he would reference characters from other books in his earlier work. And a lot of his earlier work is just scarier than a lot of his newer stuff. I guess when you've written as much as he has it's tough to keep coming up with it. One of his scariest books, to me, is The Shining. And you're right, Dr. Sleep is the sequel to that.
Anyway, pretty good list you have. Mine would be all classic stuff of his, I didn't care for Cell and never read Mr. Mercedes either. I'd have to think about my list a bit.