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Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of contemporary horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies,[2] many of which have been adapted into feature films, miniseries, television shows, and comic books. King has published 54 novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman and six non-fiction books. He has written nearly 200 short stories, most of which have been collected in book collections. Many of his stories are set in his home state of Maine.

King has received Bram Stoker Awards, World Fantasy Awards, and British Fantasy Society Awards. His novella The Way Station (1980) was a Nebula Award novelette nominee.[3] In 2003, the National Book Foundation awarded him the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.[4] His short story "The Man in the Black Suit" (1994) received the O. Henry Award. He has also received awards for his contribution to literature for his entire oeuvre, such as the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement (2004), the Canadian Booksellers Association Lifetime Achievement Award (2007), and the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America (2007).[5]
 

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any Stephen King fans on here? i've been a fan since i was a kid of his starting with his films based off Various books. i don't remember what the 1st film of his i ever saw i'm guessing it may have been Silver Bullet' which is still a favorite of mine. and i think i watched it cause it had Corey Haim in it and i was a big fan as a kid. i still like him as an actor as a matter of fact. than at some point i started talking to my brother into letting me read his books. my brother is older than me but like 3 & a half years. and he had started reading his books pretty early as a matter of fact. i don't remember what age he was but i do remember when "IT ' came out back than he got it in paperback that had to be (1987) as it takes awhile for paperbacks to hit the shelves at least when it comes to Stephen King's books going to paperback.

anyways, what book really drew me to read him was 'the dark tower: the gunslinger' this would no doubt have been in (1989) i'm a book worm you see. and he got the trade paperback of it which is now mine funny enough. and it's the one where it had all the illlitstrations in it. sorry about my bad spelling, anyways, than in (1989) he got the 2nd book on paperback and the reason i know the is cause the paperback is now mine as well. and he put the month and year in it that he got it. so after that came out i think i think is when i started to beg him to let me read his books.

i was 11 that year. far too young to read some of his books like say IT for example. even though my brother was really young when he read the book as my parents really didn't care if he read his books. for me they did care oddly enough. i still don't get that, anyways it was the 1st Dark Tower book that got my attention the paperback of it which he later got as well. he wouldn't let me near his trade paperback in fear of me tearing it. and back than i can't say that i blame him. but i'd sneak in his room and read some of the 1st book in the series. i think i was brave enough read that one behind my family's back. than i think he did at some point let me read that. but it was the drawing of the three that keeps coming to me as the 1st book of his i read.

so i was allowed to at some point read certain books but others i was too young go figure. it wasn't my folks saying no you can't read it. it was my brother who had read all his books back than. so it was him i went to. there's still plenty of his books i still haven't read to this day. but at some point i'll get to them. even if it takes me a dozen or so more years to do so. anyways that's my story in my 1st experience

with his books. anyone got any of their own?
 

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I got King burnout 30 years ago. Havent read anything new he write and never will. I do like The Bachman Books out of everything I did read. I think King is either a college student thing or an old person thing.

I am old. I binged on King as a college schlup and its not for me these days. King stories get boring after a bit. Just me.
 

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it depends on the book, i haven't loved everything he's done but he's still my favorite and it's not an old person thing i loved his films as a kid and i still love his work as an adult. his style has changed a couple times through the years. i think it started changing with Insomina which is a favorite of Mine from (1994) than it changed again after his accident. but than you don't expect an author to write the same way he did when he was 25 or 30 do you?
 

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I read a lot of King when I was younger and like Joshuatree, I vowed never to touch him again, but recently I read Mr Mercedes and the Outsider, and was entertained by both. Not keen on the film adaptations, they always seemed a little cheesy.(but that is just me- although Carrie was pretty good).
 

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it depends on the book you read and the film you watch, i doubt you too would like Dream catcher the film or the book both of which i love. also Mr. Mercedes has 2 sequels you may also enjoy.

i think Carrie is a poor written novel and i think even King would agree with me on that one. but i love the (1976) film though, it's true not every book of his is good but you can say that about any author

i think. and lord knows a lot of his movies stink but there's also a lot of gems too i think. Maximum Overdrive is a favorite of mine and it's not my favorite film of his nor is it his best one either. but i love it and it's been a favorite of mine since i was a kid. they later remade it in (1997) as that awful tv film Trucks and that film is so badly acted that i haven't watched the entire thing.
 

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I read a lot of King when I was younger and like Joshuatree, I vowed never to touch him again, but recently I read Mr Mercedes and the Outsider, and was entertained by both. Not keen on the film adaptations, they always seemed a little cheesy.(but that is just me- although Carrie was pretty good).
I saw all those movies years ago in a theatre, but King got old after a bit. Hollywood killed King for me.

Never said he wrote bad books, just the stories got old over time. Im a Lamour fan but I cant read anything past The Sacket Series. I tried and cant do it. But I can read Sackets over and over.

Meh? Must be me toots8521. What do I know?

Gimme a novella to re-spark the King flame and I"ll surely give it a go. :)

Theres gotta be some poster that has the complete works of King in epub. id give it another go.
 

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Novella eh? have you read the green mile perhaps? what was the last one you did read anyways?
 

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i read Green mile when it 1st came out and was in parts and i loved it and i loved the film when i saw it. history books aren't my type of thing those put me to sleep. if i want to read a book that catches my eye outside of horror or mystery etc... i love movie books, autobiographies but i'm picky on reading them though as most of them are crap it just depends on who writes them. and movie books to cause i'm a huge movie geek that i like to call it lol. but King is my favorite Author and there's a lot of his books that i still haven't read either. what was the last one you did read?
 

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i think i'll edit mine as well so if Dan leaves that off he won't have to do mine either
 
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well the thread i don't think need to be moved cause it's just talk about Stephen King. it's just the talk of politics that's all
 

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well i started to read NOS4A2 and i'm i think nearly 50 pages into it and i dunno about it just yet as it's still to early and like his Dad Joe Hill who is the writer wrote a thick ass book. i wonder if that was intentional? i wonder if they ever are intentional to write books that long?
 
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