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Old January 28 2011, 10:16 PM   #10
byron lomax
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Re: The Stephen King Megathread

Most recently I read Under the Dome and really, really enjoyed it - it felt like his best novel in years.

I agree his short story collections Night Shift and Skeleton Crew are superb. I still shiver when I think of the endings of "Gramma" and "The Jaunt".

Carrie, Salem's Lot, Pet Sematary - all great reads. Insomnia and Desperation not so much.

The Stand
was excellent for the first two thirds, but disappointing in the last. Which is a shame, as it fell just short of being a true epic.

One that never got good reviews was From a Buick 8 but personally I thought it was pretty good - the descriptions of the alien creatures coming through the portal were disturbing as hell.

Best of all was Different Seasons - four fantastic novellas and a pretty flawless book.
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