I got the idea from a Stephen King book!
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I got the idea from a Stephen King book!
I'm surprised no one has mentioned "Misery", "Pet Sematary", or "The Shining" yet.
they have, look in the previous page.
well misery hasn't but the other two have been
Fair enough. I'd probably say that "The Shining" was my favorite, "It" is my 2nd, and "Misery" is my third.
i've only seen the movies
Woo Hoo, im unbanded. The Stand is the best book ever written.
i don't remember it being mentioned, but i only read like half of the last page
Misery is great and it is relatively short for King, but it is a rare example I think where the film was just as good as the book in my opinion. That's not to say they are exactly the same though, oh no. The book has several significant differences. The use of a lawn mower comes immediately to mind.
My face when that mower entered the story.
Night shift, a collection of short stories, a great freaking book.
My favorite is probably "The Jaunt". Longer than you think, longer that you think.
I thought "The Jaunt" was in Skeleton Crew.
My favorite Night Shift story is very likely either "Strawberry Spring" or "The Man Who Loved Flowers."
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The part in Pet Semetary where the little boy gets smoked by the semi really bothered the hell out of me...
I've only read five of his books so far, but The Stand is by far my favorite book of his. Apparently Warner Brothers is making a movie out of it, possibly a trilogy.
Season 24: Moonshine River: C | Treehouse of Horror XXIII: B- | Adventures in Baby-Getting: B+ | Gone Abie Gone: C+ | Penny-Wiseguys: D+ | A Tree Grows in Springfield: C- | The Day the Earth Stood Cool: B+ | To Cur With Love: B+ | Homer Goes to Prep School: C | A Test Before Trying: B- | The Changing of the Guardian: C+ | Love is a Many-Splintered Thing: C | Hardly Kirk-ing: B- | Gorgeous Grampa: B+ | Black-Eyed, Please: B- | Dark Knight Court: B- | What Animated Women Want: C | Pulpit Friction: B- | Whiskey Business: C | The Fabulous Faker Boy: C | The Saga of Carl: B- | Dangers on a Train: B+
My Season Rankings: 4, 7, 5, 6, 8, 3, 2, 9, 1, 15, 14, 16, 10, 13, 21, 20, 17, 19, 23, 22, 12, 18, 11
Yup, appears in the novella collection "Different Seasons" along with Shawshank Redemption and Apt Pupil which were both made into films too. Haven't gotten around to that one yet...
Fun Fact: The bully played by Keifer Sutherland is named Ace Merrill. He plays a pretty large role in the novel version of "Needful Things" but he does not appear in the film adaptation.
I think "The Stand" should be required reading to every high school kid. Hell, it should be required reading for everyone with a pulse.
The Stand is fine but it isn't even his best work. You could do much better at half the length with several of his books.
And yep, The Jaunt is in Skeleton Crew. I checked the other day. My favorite story from that collection is Nona, which I believe I said before.
"Do you love?"
My bad. I just remember reading Night Shift at the age of 14, and thinking it was the best thing ever. I reread it the other day, and its still freaking awesome.
I haven't read much King books, but I loved The Shining. The Mist is pretty good too. What surprised me is that the ending in the movie of The Mist is completely different, and I don't know why that is exactly.
The Shining movie had a different ending as well, but that made more sense to me, because maybe a big mansion blowing up wasn't really Stanley's style. Or maybe a bit to expensive or difficult to do back then, I don't know. Why they went with the totally insane ending in The Mist movie, puzzles me. Anyone got any clues?
Also currently reading The Dark Tower series. I'm halfway The Wolves of the Calla (book 5) right now. But I'm having trouble getting in to the story at the moment. I haven't read much of it lately. Maybe it's because I have a car now and don't go to work with public transport anymore. I used to read a lot sitting in the train. I flew through the first three books, awesome stuff. The fourth one wasn't really that interesting to me though.
Guns don't kill people. Physics kill people!
I've heard King actually preferred the ending to The Mist that Darabont came up with for the movie but it might just be a rumor.
@CeetjeBeetje If you're enjoying the Dark Tower series I highly suggest you read certain other books after it(although I'd probably recommend reading them before honestly but you're already over halfway done so it'd be pointless to stop now.) I've been planning on saving the Tower Saga but I'm pretty tempted to start reading it. I've still got The Dark Half and Hearts in Atlantis to read but maybe I'll focus on it after those two...
From what I remember, the ending of The Mist the movie is suggested in the book:
Somewhere near the end, the father has the gun. He contemplates killing the others if needed, but he's one bullet short to be able to off himself, just like in the movie. The book has an open ending though, leaving it up to you if he ends up doing this, or if there will be hope after hearing some radio signals. I guess it was the former for Darabont
My main problem with the movie ending was that it all happened so fast, it became absurd and comical
I've listened to the Dark Tower audio books during work. It becomes pretty stupid during the 5th book, and only gets worse.
500 episodes, about 200 good ones.
The episode "Whacking Day'' curiously aired the same day as Seinfeld's "The Contest'', which deals with a different kind of whacking.
There are several interviews where he's commented on the film throughout the years. Here's a great talk he did recently(assuming the video plays) that any King fan should enjoy. He spends a few minutes talking about Kubrick and the film at around the 33 minute mark.
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