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Offline dweebs

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Re: The significance of the Stephen King book
« Reply #30 on: October 18, 2006, 01:28:34 PM »
thanks mate

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Re: The significance of the Stephen King book
« Reply #31 on: October 18, 2006, 02:10:16 PM »
No problem. If you see the movie, the special effects are sort of crappy, but it is a really good story. Speaking of Stephen King in general, avoid his new book "Cell" Like the freaking plague. I read through all 350 pages of this piece of crap expecting it all to come down to something and it didn't. This is the whole thing in a nutshell...

A "pulse" is delivered over a cellular phone signal (suppossedly all cell phones everywhere) that turns people into zombies. A bunch of gore is described for 100 pages, then someone comes up with a theory as to why this happened. Some gay guy named Tom punches a lady in the face. More Gore for 100 pages. They go to Tom's house, they leave Tom's house. The zombies get Telepathy. This girl named Alice gets killed by a Cinderblock thrown from a passing car. 50 pages of the main character talking about finding his son (sound familiar??) then he finds him, and uses a cell phone. The freaking end. This book was a piece of trash. If anyone knows Stephen king, tell him that this book sucked.

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Re: The significance of the Stephen King book
« Reply #32 on: October 18, 2006, 07:01:36 PM »
I haven't read much Stephen King, but I'm not exactly into zombies and extensive gore. Should I pick up an SK book?

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Re: The significance of the Stephen King book
« Reply #33 on: October 18, 2006, 09:08:33 PM »
Stephen King is the absolute best!!
You must JB!! You must!!

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Re: The significance of the Stephen King book
« Reply #34 on: October 18, 2006, 09:11:32 PM »
Not into horror myself but Love The Shawshank Redemption and Hearts in Atlantis.

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Re: The significance of the Stephen King book
« Reply #35 on: October 18, 2006, 09:58:13 PM »
Not to go way off topic here
I am not a horror fan or a sci-fi fan
But i don't think i've read one book of his that i didn't realy like.
He makes you see...things in your minds eye is the best way for me to sum it up

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Re: The significance of the Stephen King book
« Reply #36 on: October 19, 2006, 09:26:08 AM »
JB-His early stuff is good, but the past few years have been awful for him.

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Re: The significance of the Stephen King book
« Reply #37 on: October 25, 2006, 03:31:11 PM »
All right, so you recommend Shawshank?

(btw, he's from Maine and so am I...)

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Re: The significance of the Stephen King book
« Reply #38 on: October 25, 2006, 05:00:16 PM »
To tell you the truth JB, I'm not big on reading only because I don't get the same thing out of it that other people do. You know how when you read, you get mental pictures of the things you're reading about?? I don't. Like when I read,

"He sped down the oak tree line dirt and gravel road, with the sunsetting behind, and the storm clouds rolling in front of him."

I don't get the picture of a speeding car, oak trees, a dirt road, a sunset, or storm clouds. I know what those words mean, but I don't visualize them. "Your point??" you may be asking yourself, well, if you stop interrupting, I'll get to it. My point is, I recommend the movie. The book is hella better, but like I said, I just don't get the same thing out of reading it. Besides, Tim Robbins' performance, FREAKING AMAZING!! In fact, another good one by Stephen King is The Green Mile.

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Re: The significance of the Stephen King book
« Reply #39 on: October 25, 2006, 05:48:19 PM »
Thanks for the recommendation!

Probably I'll try to read the book first, maybe see the movie later.

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Re: The significance of the Stephen King book
« Reply #40 on: November 03, 2006, 09:22:56 PM »
Stephen King is the absolute best!!
You must JB!! You must!!


Agreed.
I'm reading my first Stephen King book now. It's great. And coincidently called "Carrie".
Inspired by LOST you ask? Yep! :P

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Re: The significance of the Stephen King book
« Reply #41 on: November 03, 2006, 10:01:23 PM »
Not into horror myself but Love The Shawshank Redemption and Hearts in Atlantis.

Are those Stephen King?

Loved Shawshank Redemption movie.