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[quote name='Porn Shop Clerk' timestamp='1358435045' post='2101238']
just say no to stephen king
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i have for a very long time... haven't read a king book in probably 12 years or so... found the first 3 dark tower books on the sidewalk and decided to give them a shot... the first one was good, the second one started to get a little to "stephen kingy" for me. Maybe i'll pick them up again at some point... but not when i have the whole hitchiker series to get through.

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[quote name='mmmbeans' timestamp='1358435252' post='2101244']

i have for a very long time... haven't read a king book in probably 12 years or so... found the first 3 dark tower books on the sidewalk and decided to give them a shot... the first one was good, the second one started to get a little to "stephen kingy" for me. Maybe i'll pick them up again at some point... but not when i have the whole hitchiker series to get through.
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lol. now you know why they were on the sidewalk and not in someone's bookshelf.

pick up some clive barker if you get a chance, and let me know what you think. he's pretty "stephen kingy" but at least he knows how to end a book...even if the end does come 100 pages after the climax.

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[quote name='Porn Shop Clerk' timestamp='1358435464' post='2101250']
lol. now you know why they were on the sidewalk and not in someone's bookshelf.

pick up some clive barker if you get a chance, and let me know what you think. he's pretty "stephen kingy" but at least he knows how to end a book...even if the end does come 100 pages after the climax.
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i'll do that... but i'll warn you... i generally have a hard time with supernatural horror... even lovecraft gets on my nerves most of the time.

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[quote name='mmmbeans' timestamp='1358435536' post='2101256']
i'll do that... but i'll warn you... i generally have a hard time with supernatural horror... even lovecraft gets on my nerves most of the time.
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You couldn't make me read Lovecraft, mostly because of all the douchbags that fap to him. Not all of Barker's stories are supernatural, and the ones that are happen to be really well done. I've only read one of his books, and it was one that was pretty heavily trashed by fans, but I still enjoyed it. I've read a lot of short stories of his though. The one I'm on now I didn't think I'd like, but its turning out pretty well. Some guy's hands start plotting against him, make him kill his wife, then one hand cuts the other free. The freed hand escapes, makes its way to a prison, and starts freeing other hands. So now in the prison there is a full on riot of disembodied hands running amok, killing everyone. At first I thought it was a stupid, cliched concept, and I considered skipping it. After seeing where its going, I'm kind of glad it didn't.

Some of the poo that he has in his books, like a woman being almost raped by a giant mutant offspring between a ghost and a peacock gets really out there.

But his work is original, which is something I can't say about very many authors.

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You couldn't make me read Lovecraft, mostly because of all the douchbags that fap to him. Not all of Barker's stories are supernatural, and the ones that are happen to be really well done. I've only read one of his books, and it was one that was pretty heavily trashed by fans, but I still enjoyed it. I've read a lot of short stories of his though. The one I'm on now I didn't think I'd like, but its turning out pretty well. Some guy's hands start plotting against him, make him kill his wife, then one hand cuts the other free. The freed hand escapes, makes its way to a prison, and starts freeing other hands. So now in the prison there is a full on riot of disembodied hands running amok, killing everyone. At first I thought it was a stupid, cliched concept, and I considered skipping it. After seeing where its going, I'm kind of glad it didn't.

Some of the poo that he has in his books, like a woman being almost raped by a giant mutant offspring between a ghost and a peacock gets really out there.

But his work is original, which is something I can't say about very many authors.
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cool... i love short stories so i'll definitely check those out... do you have a collection you're reading from?

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[quote name='mmmbeans' timestamp='1358436134' post='2101273']

cool... i love short stories so i'll definitely check those out... do you have a collection you're reading from?
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I've got the 6 book set of Books of Blood on my nook. Even the worst stories are better than most, and there's only a couple of OMG BIG SCARY MONSTAR stories in them. Some are supernatural, some are psychological. Good stuff for what it is.

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lol. now you know why they were on the sidewalk and not in someone's bookshelf.

pick up some clive barker if you get a chance, and let me know what you think. he's pretty "stephen kingy" but at least he knows how to end a book...even if the end does come 100 pages after the climax.
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That does seem to be an issue with King...but there are few authors that are as good as him at developing interesting stories and characters. But yeah, he does seem to have trouble at resolving ideas.

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If you liked the older Stephen King I recommend "Duma Key"

I quit reading his stuff about 20 years ago because frankly it started to suck - then I found a copy of this at the local library and gave it a try a coule years ago

[url="http://www.amazon.com/Duma-Key-Novel-Stephen-King/dp/1416552960"]http://www.amazon.co...g/dp/1416552960[/url]

I really enjoyed it

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Vinland Saga

http://www.mangahere.com/manga/vinland_saga/

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