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Old March 11 2011, 11:34 PM   #91
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Re: STEPHEN KING BOOKS AND MOVIES discussions and comments :

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THERE is probably a thread I looked could'nt find it . SO I thought I would start a new thread . He has a new book coming out soon you ready for the title :

11/22/63


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time traveler tries to stop the kennedy assination .
I don't see how it could top this:

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Old March 12 2011, 02:37 AM   #92
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that was great I never saw that episode . Now that I have I can'nt wait to read his new book .



ever see the movie " the final countdown " ?
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Old March 12 2011, 02:46 AM   #93
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^ Yep. I liked that too.

(You did watch all three parts of that TZ episode, right? Didn't Andrew Robinson make a great JFK? Sadly, the episode's other star - Lane Smith - died a few years ago of ALS. )
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Old March 12 2011, 04:26 PM   #94
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I don't know about that. I'm certainly not left-wing (nor am I right-wing.....I find both sides very flawed) and I loved the book and didn't see an indictment against either side.
I'm very glad to read this. This is part of birthday gift for me soon, and I would've been very disappointed if it was a huge "slam right wing" book.
Oh, I dunno...it felt pretty "slam right-wing" to me. Or, at least, Bush and Cheney-era right wing. If you're a huge fan, let's say, of Bush and Cheney politics, you may find the main bad guy in the book too cartoonish. If, however, you think Cheney WAS a cartoon, then you'll enjoy the villain immensely.
Finished the book a few weeks ago, and even having read your opinion first, I don't see the political spin you have proposed here.
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Old March 12 2011, 04:28 PM   #95
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I never notice politics in books. It's just not something I look for.
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To be honest, 11/22/63 sounds like the first Stephen King book I've been looking forward to be for quite a while.
Have you read Duma Key or Under the Dome? Two of his more recent books, both of which were excellent. Not quite in the same tier as "The Stand", but quite worthy reads for a King fan.

Not sure how I feel about the time travel/Kennedy thing......I'm sure I'll pre-order the hard back just like I do every other King novel and I'm quite sure I'll read it, but it's not piquing my interest like Under the Dome did when I first heard about the concept.
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Old March 12 2011, 08:10 PM   #97
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To be honest, 11/22/63 sounds like the first Stephen King book I've been looking forward to be for quite a while.
Have you read Duma Key or Under the Dome? Two of his more recent books, both of which were excellent. Not quite in the same tier as "The Stand", but quite worthy reads for a King fan.
Actually, I think Duma Key outrates The Stand by miles.

In fact, I don't understand the appeal of The Stand at all. I never got past the first couple of chapters. It bored me that much.
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Old March 12 2011, 08:38 PM   #98
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To be honest, 11/22/63 sounds like the first Stephen King book I've been looking forward to be for quite a while.
Have you read Duma Key or Under the Dome? Two of his more recent books, both of which were excellent. Not quite in the same tier as "The Stand", but quite worthy reads for a King fan.
Actually, I think Duma Key outrates The Stand by miles.

In fact, I don't understand the appeal of The Stand at all. I never got past the first couple of chapters. It bored me that much.
Well, if you didn't finish the book (or even get half-way through it) then of course you won't understand why the large majority of King's fans rate either The Stand or It as his best book. I'm not saying you'd love the book if you give go back and read the whole thing........I'm just saying the first several chapters really don't indicate what kind of story the Stand eventually becomes after the first 1/3 of the book.

After all, the first several chapters are just setting the stage between the world we know and the world they have to live in and introducing you slowly to a large cast of characters......you don't actually get into the meat of the story of the Stand until you get several hundred pages into it.

I found the same to be true with Duma Key.........it really takes several hundred pages to set the stage, introduce the characters and get you ready to enjoy the last 1/2 of the book which picks up the pace considerably.
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Old March 12 2011, 09:23 PM   #99
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Have you read Duma Key or Under the Dome? Two of his more recent books, both of which were excellent. Not quite in the same tier as "The Stand", but quite worthy reads for a King fan.
Actually, I think Duma Key outrates The Stand by miles.

In fact, I don't understand the appeal of The Stand at all. I never got past the first couple of chapters. It bored me that much.
Well, if you didn't finish the book (or even get half-way through it) then of course you won't understand why the large majority of King's fans rate either The Stand or It as his best book. I'm not saying you'd love the book if you give go back and read the whole thing........I'm just saying the first several chapters really don't indicate what kind of story the Stand eventually becomes after the first 1/3 of the book.

After all, the first several chapters are just setting the stage between the world we know and the world they have to live in and introducing you slowly to a large cast of characters......you don't actually get into the meat of the story of the Stand until you get several hundred pages into it.

I found the same to be true with Duma Key.........it really takes several hundred pages to set the stage, introduce the characters and get you ready to enjoy the last 1/2 of the book which picks up the pace considerably.
I was lured into Duma Key because the main character was an artist (as many people here know, I'm an incessant doodler) and one of his hallucinations involves Reba MacIntyre ("It was RED!"). I couldn't the put the book down after the first pages.

You're right. After all this time and a couple mini-series on TV, I'm pretty much not gonna go back and try to slog through The Stand again. I'll just have to take other peoples' word for it and stick with the Three C's as my faves.
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Old March 13 2011, 05:05 PM   #100
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have you read the mist ? the main character in that is also an artist . in fact if you watch the movie he painting the cover of one of the dark tower books .


also on the twilight zone episode I did watch all three parts and I liked the actor who played jack .
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Old March 13 2011, 09:06 PM   #101
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have you read the mist ? the main character in that is also an artist . in fact if you watch the movie he painting the cover of one of the dark tower books .
I didn't read the story but I did see the movie and liked it.
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Old March 24 2011, 07:43 PM   #102
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well it looks offical stephen is going to write a episode of the walking dead for season 2. with Mr. king writting hopefully it will be gory .

the only problem with this show is it's breake from the comic strip .
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Old March 24 2011, 07:54 PM   #103
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well it looks offical stephen is going to write a episode of the walking dead for season 2. with Mr. king writting hopefully it will be gory .

the only problem with this show is it's breake from the comic strip .
Wow. Pretty awesome news indeed. One of my favorite authors of all time writing for one of my favorite series on right now......
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Old March 24 2011, 08:20 PM   #104
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I know I am so excited about season 2 of the walking dead . great series = great writers . wish it was longer than 6 episodes though . amc rules for this show.
I miss the deadzone tv series .
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Old March 27 2011, 02:36 AM   #105
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ANY idea when the pet symetry reamke will be coming out to theaters or is it going stright to dvd ?




so after rereleasing taxi driver on the big screen for their anniversry do you think they'll do the same for stand by me ?

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