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Post by Tall Tyrion on Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:31 am

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Post by Kenwood on Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:48 am

$20 says that interviewer dropped a few turds down his pant leg and onto King's floor after that interview. Laughing

I tell you, though, as much as I can't get into some of King's fiction, the dude is fascinating to me. I could read/watch his interviews all day. Not over and over again, I'm not a weirdo, but once is fine with me. Interesting that he sort of talked about mortality playing a role in his new collection. That's pretty much what I got from it, that he was sort of facing his own mortality in those stories.

Good stuff. That interviewer sucked, though.

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Re: Stephen King interview

Post by Tall Tyrion on Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:19 am

Yeah, he was was only slightly better that Chris Farley interviewing Paul McCartney.

"Um... remember that book you wrote, The Stand?"

"Yes, what about it?

"Umm... yeah, that was awesome."

Still, King's comments were very interesting to me. Particularly the relationship between "N" and "The Great God Pan". There is no truly new idea, but you can make it your own...

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Post by Mercedes on Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:11 am

"IT" will always hold a special place of TERROR in my heart! I wouldn't walk by our gutter's grate for years!

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Re: Stephen King interview

Post by Tall Tyrion on Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:17 am

Ironically, I think IT is one of SK's lesser works, although many agree with you.

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Post by Mercedes on Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:20 am

It's the first book of his that I read. I think I was about eight, or so, and I stole it from my dad and read it while everybody was asleep. At that point, I had never been so scared by a book before. I find clowns dishonest, anyway.

But I really liked The Stand, and even the series better than the book! And Misery was just awesome.

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Post by Kenwood on Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:39 am

Tall Tyrion wrote:Yeah, he was was only slightly better that Chris Farley interviewing Paul McCartney.

"Um... remember that book you wrote, The Stand?"

"Yes, what about it?

"Umm... yeah, that was awesome."
His first two questions were like, "You once said/wrote so and so. Is that true?" Haha. King must have thinking, "No, dickhead. I fucking lied." Haha.

Still, King's comments were very interesting to me. Particularly the relationship between "N" and "The Great God Pan". There is no truly new idea, but you can make it your own...
Pretty much. That's all you can do, really. I firmly believe there are still some unmined nuggets out there, but the goal shouldn't be to find them.

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Post by Tall Tyrion on Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:59 am

Kenwood wrote:I firmly believe there are still some unmined nuggets out there, but the goal shouldn't be to find them.

King even said as much there. Trying to write a story when you don't really have one is pure disaster. I know because I've tried it over and over and over.

But if something occurs to you.....

Regardless, I believe there are only a handful of themes, but thousands of variations on each one.

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Post by Guest on Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:02 am

The Dead Zone and it's, trapped under the ice scene, gave me the creeps. So many years ago pale

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Post by Rhordain on Sun Sep 06, 2009 11:21 pm

The first SK book I actually read was The Gunslinger, so I didn't dive straight into the horror (although the Dark Towers are definitely creepy in their own right) until I read a bit more. I think Insomnia and It are fantastic. Easily one of my favorite authors.

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Post by Brian Sammons on Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:03 am

Thanks for the link.

My fav. 3 from Mr. King are: The Shining, Salem’s Lot, & The Stand. Those three books are (IMHO) almost perfect. I’ve read each more than once, including the gigantic: The Stand. Hmmm, must of have a LOT of time to kill for that one I guess. Laughing

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Post by Mercedes on Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:08 am

I LOVED The Stand!! The phrase "You ain't no nice guy, Larry" is heard a lot around my house.

Loved Misery and The Shining, too. IT was one of the most terrifying reads ever.

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Re: Stephen King interview

Post by Rhordain on Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:14 am

IT appealed to my strong sense of the disgusting; the scene in the Chinese restaurant was supoib. Never gonna bite a fortune cookie again.

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Re: Stephen King interview

Post by Tall Tyrion on Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:52 am

Just finished re-reading Thinner last night. Excellent.

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Re: Stephen King interview

Post by Mercedes on Mon Sep 07, 2009 12:42 pm

I haven't read Thinner since college! I should go back and reread things. But there are always new things...too many wonderful, wonderful options!

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Post by Brian Sammons on Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:32 pm

I agree, but rereading a favorite book can be great, and if it’s a good book, then you’ll always notice new things about it, stuff that you might have missed before or perhaps stuff that just didn’t “click” with you on your first reading. At least, that usually happens for me.

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Re: Stephen King interview

Post by Shiney on Mon Sep 07, 2009 6:47 pm

KING's work was a driving force in my personal love affair with horror....It began when i read "THE SHINING" at 10 years old, alot of shit I didn't get but the really scary stuff I did...and it all went on from there...

KING, BRADBURY and HAMMER HORROR FILMS....that's was the petrie dish.

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Re: Stephen King interview

Post by Tall Tyrion on Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:32 pm

Did a lot of King today. I re-read Secret Window, Secret Garden and started in on The Dark Half.

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