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#181 mmmbeans

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 12:24 PM

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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Posted 04 September 2011 - 01:23 PM

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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Posted 04 September 2011 - 01:39 PM

yeah hunger games just sounds like a modified combination of ender's game and lord of the flies

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 05:04 PM

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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Posted 04 September 2011 - 06:26 PM

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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Posted 04 September 2011 - 11:41 PM

/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.

Edited by chris999, 05 September 2011 - 12:41 AM.


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Posted 05 September 2011 - 08:53 AM

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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Posted 05 September 2011 - 10:03 AM

love kubrick but the book is better imo.

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 10:13 AM

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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Posted 05 September 2011 - 10:44 AM

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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Posted 05 September 2011 - 11:00 AM

Nope, the Shining was one of the few books of his I believe he actually based on his own personal experience, and it made the story richer for it.

But I've never read a King book that has ended properly. Maybe the Stand, I dunno. I'm not reading his garbage anymore.

The movie to me is more about the mental degradation of Jack, which is more interesting than some dude in a dog suit giving blowjobs at an aristocrat party.

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 11:05 AM

For the record, I think King is great at settings and exposition, and his short stories are usually pretty damn good.

He's a much better SS writer than a novelist imo. Skeleton Crew, etc are great books.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 07:07 PM

For the record, I think King is great at settings and exposition, and his short stories are usually pretty damn good.

He's a much better SS writer than a novelist imo. Skeleton Crew, etc are great books.


I agree.

I thought "Full Dark, No Stars" was pretty legit.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 09:52 PM

But I've never read a King book that has ended properly.


Tell me about it. I thought Salem's Lot ended fine for what the story was. I read all the way through the Dark Tower series. One of the best stories I've ever read as a whole, but I knew from about the end of book 2 that he had no idea what he was going to do. The end just seemed so cheap.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 09:53 PM

It would be so much better if his books didn't all end on a light hearted happy note with the 3 main good guys living.


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