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Looking for some new Sci/Fi or Fantasy novels.

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i'm really enjoying the series but if you guys believe that you need to read more books.

Tolkein is a poor measure of quality writing.

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THG is young adult fiction, so it isn't really geared towards adults or all that difficult to read... But the overall concept is pretty cool and original, and that is what is keeping me interested...

It is cool but it is not original, enjoy the first book because it is the best in the series. The 2nd book fell flat and the 3rd one struggled mightily to rise from its ashes.

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I finished the first HG book in like 3 days of spotty reading... It was good even though the concept wasn't completely original...

I'm struggling with the 2nd... It starts pretty slow...

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GoT really doesn't get good until around the point you're at, and it really only gets better.

you weren't kidding... all kinds of poo just went down :lol:

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/fixt

Id have to give him his due for everything up to Misery (excepting IT) but beyond that he really has gone downhill.

I think about 2/3rd of Steven King's work is pretty good. But the other books that i did not like, I left out of the list below.

"Misery"

Pet Cemetery

Eyes of the Dragon

Needful Things

The Stand

The Running Man

Thinner - one of my favorites, the movie is good too.

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even in his "good" books, he foreshadows with the subtlety of a jackhammer, and he has never been able to end a story properly

It was good, and so was the Shining, but i wouldn't recommend anyone reading either of them because they both end so poorly

The Shining is the only movie ever to be better than the book.

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The only way the book is superior is that it gives a richer historical exposition on the hotel.

But the whole poo about a demon in the furnace (that was probably a fuging alien or some other stupid poo he's abused to death in his books) and the epilogue and the anti-climactic ending where Halloran lives is just horrible.

Seriously, can the dippoo not end a book where the villain isn't some alien spider?

Koontz has better books than Stephen King, and even though he's a soft hack himself, he can at least end a story and come up with an original theme.

I'd never suggest anyone ever read Dean Koontz, but I'd recommend him over King in a heartbeat.

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The only way the book is superior is that it gives a richer historical exposition on the hotel.

But the whole poo about a demon in the furnace (that was probably a fuging alien or some other stupid poo he's abused to death in his books) and the epilogue and the anti-climactic ending where Halloran lives is just horrible.

Seriously, can the dippoo not end a book where the villain isn't some alien spider?

Koontz has better books than Stephen King, and even though he's a soft hack himself, he can at least end a story and come up with an original theme.

I'd never suggest anyone ever read Dean Koontz, but I'd recommend him over King in a heartbeat.

definitely agree with that. The shining was the first king book i ever read so it wasn't as hackneyed for me. plus it isn't exactly an "alien spider."

Not a huge fan of the endings in the book or the movie. The historical perspective of the hotel IS the story though and it's something that feels tacked on and detached in the movie.

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