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Thread: Stephen King

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    OK, all your book lovers out there, who is reading or has finished King's latest book, "Under the Dome"???

    I got my copy last week. The darn thing is over 1,000 pages and weighs 3 lbs.! But I was hooked before I finished reading the 1st 50 pages.... :D :D



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    I havent got it yet but that sounds like a 2 day book maximum.. get me hooked on one of his and well its history. I loved 'most' of them. Losing my mind the one that is half red/ half white where the hero is a 70yr old man.. that one made me cry and his books dont do that to me. Make me cringe but cry? heck no but it made me feel for the character. I am now a Dean Koontz fan also a bit tamer on the language but still enough thrill for these old bones.

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    Neither Steven King or Dean Koontz would be safe around me...I would so wrap my arms around their legs and hang on TIGHT!! I absolutely love their books!! :)

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    Oh my goodness. You have it!!!!!!!!! I don't yet. I am sooooo envious of you. Once I get it I won't put it down.

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    I love his books....he's had me hooked since "The Shining" :wink: LOL
    I have been in that lodge many times...and after reading the book it was even more fun going there LMBO
    I will have to reserve a copy of that book!!! :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I love his books....he's had me hooked since "The Shining" :wink: LOL
    I have been in that lodge many times...and after reading the book it was even more fun going there LMBO
    I will have to reserve a copy of that book!!! :wink:
    OMG -- you've been in the lodge where they filmed "The Shining"?


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    There is also a new Dean Kootnz and Michael Crighton coming out 11/24/09 -- $9 each if you order now from Amazon.com

    "Under the Dome" is $14.50 at Amazon.com now :D

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    Great read!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewjoyce
    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I love his books....he's had me hooked since "The Shining" :wink: LOL
    I have been in that lodge many times...and after reading the book it was even more fun going there LMBO
    I will have to reserve a copy of that book!!! :wink:
    OMG -- you've been in the lodge where they filmed "The Shining"?
    The outside shots of the movie is Timberline Lodge on Mt Hood, Oregon :D We would go tubing on Mt Hood and go to the lodge for lunch and to warm up!!! It is an awesome lodge 8) 8) 8)

    http://www.timberlinelodge.com/

    http://kubrickfilms.warnerbros.com/v...etail/shining/

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    Oh golly, the lodge even looks spooky in the advertising pictures!!

    I liked the book much better than the movie but will still watch it when it comes on TV..... :oops: :oops:


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    Quote Originally Posted by sewjoyce
    Oh golly, the lodge even looks spooky in the advertising pictures!!

    I liked the book much better than the movie but will still watch it when it comes on TV..... :oops: :oops:
    You should see it at night :shock: :shock: :shock: :wink:


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    I will have to look for it this week-end, sounds like a good red

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    Stephen lives up a couple of towns from me .... and I have to admit I never have read any of his books ....too chicken! Don't like scary. Both he and his wife do wonderful things around here.

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    I have heard that about him, also... It is nice to know that money doesn't always go to everyone's heads 8)

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    I keep wondering where your avatar is...if you don't mind sharing. (If you do, I understand, cyberspace and all)...I'm a born-and-bred Mainiac or Mainer, whichever you prefer.
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    I love his books. There are 3 that stand out to me. Bag of Bones: intense, but soooo powerful. Cujo: lame I know, but to feel how the poor dog didn't understand just broke my heart. I was so mad after the movie, they just didn't get how much he loved his family. Dolores Clairborn: I've never read anything written from that point of view. Again, the movie had it all wrong.

    Now, I can't wait to read the new one!!!!

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    My personal Stephen King favorite is "The Stand". The character development and intricacies of the story make it so very believable. I have seen the movie about 4 times, and it goes 3 hours!! His very best by far.....but then again, Stand By Me was also great!! Wonderful story!

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    Oh my gosh! I thought I was the only 58 yr old quilting grandma who loved Stephen King and Dean Koontz! My kids think I am sooooooo weird - I do all the "mom" and "grandma" stuff ~ but behind closed doors I love reading King and Koontz!! So nice to know that maybe, just maybe, I am normal! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilts from the Heart
    Oh my gosh! I thought I was the only 58 yr old quilting grandma who loved Stephen King and Dean Koontz! My kids think I am sooooooo weird - I do all the "mom" and "grandma" stuff ~ but behind closed doors I love reading King and Koontz!! So nice to know that maybe, just maybe, I am normal! LOL
    OMG! You just described me to a "T" -- from the age on down. And yeah, even my grandkids think I'm weird.....



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    My kids don't bat an eye as they get my "hand me down" copies LMBO I am the one who got them started on various author's and types of books. :wink:

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    So I am not the only 58 YO SK fan, my very fav is the Dark Tower series, now reading the comic series, have read every one of his books, hoping I get The Dome for Christmas.

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    Ha-HA!!! Maybe you have to be a 58 year old grandma to really love what a 58 year old grandpa writes!!! It appears we are all about the same age, all with grandkids. I love this!!! LOL

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    "The Shining" was the scariest book that I've ever read. Now I listen
    to Books on Tape and on Cassettes as I quilt or craft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pal
    "The Shining" was the scariest book that I've ever read. Now I listen
    to Books on Tape and on Cassettes as I quilt or craft.
    Well, duh, I never thought about doing that! Thanks for the tip! :D


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    Pet Cemetery was the scariest for me. It's the only one of his books that I had to sleep with the lights on. :lol:

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