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Stephen King, When He Wasn't Famous [Pic]

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Male, 30-39, Australia
 25267 Posts
Monday, May 02, 2011 2:15:18 AM
cool if its real

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 570 Posts
Friday, April 29, 2011 1:35:46 PM
@ledzeppeloyd I have friends that live in both Pownal and Durham, and their mailing addresses use their own town names.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 564 Posts
Friday, April 29, 2011 6:33:40 AM
P.S. Please don't ever make my suggestions into a movie or you will be very disappointed.

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 2303 Posts
Friday, April 29, 2011 2:33:41 AM
its probably because of the mailing system. i live in a town called homer glen, but its so small that everything in regards to the mail is from the next town over, lemont

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 570 Posts
Friday, April 29, 2011 1:42:06 AM
Having grown up in the next town over, I know with 100% certainty that King grew up in Durham, ME and not Pownal. While Pownal and Durham are right next to each other, it seems odd that he wouldn't sign his name with the town he actually lived in.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 2419 Posts
Friday, April 29, 2011 12:24:24 AM
I like King. But there's just something about classic Gothic horror such as Poe, Stoker, and Lovecraft that touches something primal. If anyone is interested in a modernist Gothic horror they should check out Spider by Patrick McGrath. It's fairly short, and far more introspective than most King novels. And I like the Silmarillion but it definitely is not for everybody.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1795 Posts
Friday, April 29, 2011 12:16:51 AM
Has anyone tried to open this in Adobe Illustrator yet?

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 2449 Posts
Friday, April 29, 2011 12:13:17 AM
He has some really great stuff, but there are a couple others that don't quite fit.

Male, 40-49, Europe
 206 Posts
Friday, April 29, 2011 12:00:01 AM
I never got what people like about Stephen King - or many of todays "horror" genre authors for that matter. But that may be because I'm spoiled by reading A. E. Poe at the age of 12. No one can stand up against the grandmaster when it comes to creating this feeling of creeping doom.

Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 2677 Posts
Thursday, April 28, 2011 9:21:37 PM
Stephen King really taught me to love books. I don't read his stuff anymore, but The Body (what the movie Stand By Me was based on) is still one of my favorite short stories of all time.... comes in the same book as Rita Hayworth and the Shawskank Redemption (which is also excellent).

Male, 18-29, Western US
 1201 Posts
Thursday, April 28, 2011 9:05:55 PM
wow this is stupid

Male, 40-49, Western US
 61 Posts
Thursday, April 28, 2011 8:11:54 PM
King has always been a fun read for me - he takes foreeeevvveerrrr to develop the characters but once they are framed the story just flows right up until the end. I Love the end of his books for one reason - that's where the BOOT falls ... have you ever seen Bambi Vs. Godzilla
as a young man "It" scared the "hell" outta me (I hated the TV Show)
and The Gunslinger books are "Tons of Fun"

@dm2754 - thanks for the new names - I've been looking for some new Good reads!!

Male, 40-49, Western US
 3219 Posts
Thursday, April 28, 2011 8:01:15 PM
I quote Heinlen more then any other author. Stanger in a Strange Land tough me why we laugh

Female, 40-49, Australia
 4316 Posts
Thursday, April 28, 2011 7:56:57 PM
wow, genius from birth obviously.

Male, 40-49, Western US
 3219 Posts
Thursday, April 28, 2011 7:50:06 PM
I never intend to offend anyone by saying that they should only like what I like.
You are right; I should not have bashed King by saying he sucks. I should have only stated that I dislike his books. I made myself look like an upper jerk. and thanks for adding "vitriol" To my vocabulary. frist i heard the word.

Male, 40-49, Western US
 61 Posts
Thursday, April 28, 2011 7:32:11 PM
@dm2754 I agree with you that's why I pulled the post
it was juvenile and didn't fit in this conversation.. I disagree with some of what you're saying and don't think it's necessary to bash what other people enjoy...
oh and don't get me wrong I have never read a couple of the authors that you posted so I have no opinion there.
I really liked Heinlen - very visionary

Male, 50-59, Western US
 34675 Posts
Thursday, April 28, 2011 6:46:20 PM

Stephen King is okay but he's no Barbara Cartland!

Male, 40-49, Western US
 3219 Posts
Thursday, April 28, 2011 6:34:15 PM
@honkeylips I’ll give it a go. Maybe I judge Tolkien to much on the lord of rings.
@ Dedfink you make a good point. I never thought about it like that. I will agree that he is very go at making deep round characters. His story about people are much better than the monster stories. IMHO

Male, 60-69, Western US
 2038 Posts
Thursday, April 28, 2011 6:32:32 PM
Oh gawd, the Silmarillion is the most boring crap ever written but it is the kernel that the Hobbit, and "Rings" are based. It's like the Old Testament, laying out who begot what. Boooorrrriiiinnnnggggg

Male, 40-49, Western US
 3219 Posts
Thursday, April 28, 2011 6:19:03 PM
In The Penelopiad she mistakes the word “fair” to mean plan but in Homers day it meant beautiful. And like many miss the fact that in that age woman had no power. By maintaining that her husband was still alive Penelope was in control of all of Odysseus land. This she was one of wisest and most powerful woman of all time not pathetic sap pining over a man.

Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 1570 Posts
Thursday, April 28, 2011 6:10:54 PM
dm2754 it's honestly probably the most difficult of his reads but I love it.

Female, 18-29, Canada
 524 Posts
Thursday, April 28, 2011 6:01:31 PM
dm2754: LOVED! Oryx and Crake. Absolutely loved it. I even "stole" the name (Oryx) for a few nicknames on different boards and stuff :) Liked the Handmaid's Tale too; Offred was such an interesting character in an interesting time. Didn't read the last too, sadly, though I heard they weren't as good.

Male, 40-49, Western US
 3219 Posts
Thursday, April 28, 2011 5:56:16 PM
and thats why I'm not a write or a typest.
I have never read the silmarilion is it better then the rings? sould i give it a go?

Female, 18-29, Western US
 244 Posts
Thursday, April 28, 2011 5:45:14 PM
I have to say I was always a fan of Stephen King. Although his writing style is simplistic I think that is one of the reasons his books are so readable and accessable to many people. He also has a great talent of blending inner and outer dialogue to give a believable glimpse into the human psyche making his characters fully "fleshed" and realistic.

Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 1570 Posts
Thursday, April 28, 2011 5:41:52 PM
@dm2754 I'm not talking about the Rings movies. I have read and thoroughly enjoyed all of his books. I have a copy of the Silmarillion next to my bed. I love how you are surprised we are discussing literature on here and every one of your posts has a spelling or grammar error.

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