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Old 04-08-2014, 12:08 PM   #651
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I finished off The House On Maple Street finally. Only took a few months.

Maybe I'll get the The Fifth Quarter finished before summer ends.

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Old 04-13-2014, 01:15 PM   #652
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Being one of the shorter short stories it took me only two nights to read through The Fifth Quarter, another of those that was previously adapted to the Nightmares miniseries anthology.

Not much in it was changed besides the name of a character and a few other minor details. And it was mostly about revenge, not a horror story.

I'm getting down to the end now. The Doctor's Case, Umney's Last Case and three others to go.

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Umney's Last Case is awesome.

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This past summer, I went up to Maine, to conduct research for a scholarly paper I am writing on King's first three novels. Even though most of my time was spent in the U-Maine Archives, looking over his manuscripts, I took a day, and went up to Bangor. If you have read IT and visit the community, you will notice just how much of it he incorporated into Derry, whether it was the houses of the lumber barons or the statue of Paul Bunyon. I recommend visiting the area - or hell, Maine in general-if you have the chance.

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Old 04-17-2014, 07:30 PM   #655
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I've been reading 11/22/63 today. About 100 pages in and I love it so far. If it keeps this up then it might be my favorite King novel.

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I read The Doctor's Case last night and it was a change of pace. Very much a Sherlock Holmes story but written by Stephen King. He poked a bit of fun at Sherlock Holmes and Watson, seemingly unable to resist some of the mythos around them.

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How is Under The Dome?

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Here's a first look at the new Creepshow LP (Record) that features the music/score from the 1982 film. 180 gram colored vinyl record. Artwork on the cover is amazingly clear with bright colors. The inside liner notes are great and give some history on the film and behind the scenes information. Also, some great art in the liner of some famous scenes from Creepshow. There is a separate art print of the Creeper by Gary Pullin. The record itself is one of five limited edition colors schemes. This one is described by Waxworks records as the "cake icing with blood splatter" version…

The record sold out in a day or two, delivered today, and is already being sold on eBay. The solid color versions are going for retail price (around $30), but this "blood splatter" color is being sold for $150…














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Old 04-23-2014, 08:20 AM   #659
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I finished Umney's Last Case and the book. The last two writings in the book are a very long essay and a poem. I may come back to them at another point.

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Alright, so I'm finally reading my first King novel - Misery. I'm absolutely loving it. I'd seen the movie once (and really liked it) a couple of years ago, so I'm already familiar with the story.

The bad thing is.. I'm now over half way through. It's always a shame when you're getting toward the finish line of a good book.

I'm taking recommendations, by the way...

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Old 04-25-2014, 07:11 PM   #661
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Alright, so I'm finally reading my first King novel - Misery. I'm absolutely loving it. I'd seen the movie once (and really liked it) a couple of years ago, so I'm already familiar with the story.

The bad thing is.. I'm now over half way through. It's always a shame when you're getting toward the finish line of a good book.

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Damn near any King book is worth reading. I doubt that narrows it down for you though.

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I'd hit his earlier novels first. Most consistency.

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I've been reading 11/22/63 today. About 100 pages in and I love it so far. If it keeps this up then it might be my favorite King novel.
I just finished that one this week. Loved it.

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Alright, so I'm finally reading my first King novel - Misery. I'm absolutely loving it. I'd seen the movie once (and really liked it) a couple of years ago, so I'm already familiar with the story.

The bad thing is.. I'm now over half way through. It's always a shame when you're getting toward the finish line of a good book.

I'm taking recommendations, by the way...
I'd start right at the beginning: Carrie, Salem's Lot and The Shining.

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If you really want to start with the beginning you should start with Night Shift, since pretty much all the stories in that collection are stuff King wrote when he was really young and hadn't become an established author yet.

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EW has an update on the new Dark Tower comic.

It’s been seven years since Marvel first adapted Stephen King’s dark fantasy saga The Dark Tower into comic book form. Since then, writers Robin Furth and Peter David have explored the story of Roland, last of the Gunslingers, in several miniseries mostly focusing on the hero’s younger days. But this September, Marvel will release the first issue of a new series that will delve into a new corner of King’s Dark Tower saga.

The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three–The Prisoner is a five-issue miniseries focusing on Eddie Dean, a character first introduced in King’s second Dark Tower book. And as drawn by artist Piotr Kowalski (Marvel Knights: Hulk), it’s also a departure from the post-apocalyptic Western setting of the previous comic books.

We’ll have more information to share with you about The Prisoner on Sunday — and Marvel will be discussing their future plans for the series this weekend at C2E2 — but for now, EW is excited to share the cover and the first seven pages of inked artwork from The Prisoner. Click on each picture for a larger image — and some eagle-eyed Dark Tower fans might find some embedded references to King’s work.


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So that's three votes for 'Early works' and one for 'Everything'.

Thanks everyone. I think I might hit Night Shift and The Shining first. I was going to avoid the latter for a while, because while I wanted to read it, I figured I should get something where I haven't seen the movie. But then , much to my surprise, Annie Wilkes in Misery referenced The Overlook Hotel being "burned to the ground by the crazy caretaker". I'm taking that as a sign.

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So that's three votes for 'Early works' and one for 'Everything'.

Thanks everyone. I think I might hit Night Shift and The Shining first. I was going to avoid the latter for a while, because while I wanted to read it, I figured I should get something where I haven't seen the movie. But then , much to my surprise, Annie Wilkes in Misery referenced The Overlook Hotel being "burned to the ground by the crazy caretaker". I'm taking that as a sign.
The Shining is quite different from the film. I learned this a year or so ago. It's different enough that each is it's own thing tho.

I will also agree that Night Shift is a good alt starting point but still urge you to read Carrie and Salem's Lot sooner rather than later.

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The Stand. Do it.

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The Stand is one of my all time favorites. It is a great read and a great movie.

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I finished off The House On Maple Street finally. Only took a few months.

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What was The House on Maple Street about?

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It was about some kind of intergalactic spaceship zoo cage thing taking over a house.

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Four children discover their house is a spaceship and lock their jerk stepfather inside before it launches.

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