Stephen King Book • Page 51

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by Vivatoto, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. thedrudo

    delta. Prestigious

    Finished The Shining for the second time. Now I am six or so hours into Doctor Sleep which is about where I left off when I started reading the book years ago. Been having to travel back to Kansas City a lot for family stuff so I have been able to plow through it in just a few days.
     
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  2. Deanna

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    Reviewed The Institute in my newsletter today. I do summarize the synopsis and some other bits of the book, so if you want to go into this knowing nothing, definitely skip reading this.

    Stephen King's 'The Institute'
     
  3. Donnie Ruth

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    I don't wanna really know much about it plot wise beyond the basic synopsis, however, what did you think of it? I'm going to be picking it up after work although probably won't get around to reading it until later this month.
     
  4. Deanna

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    I really enjoyed it. Gave it a 4/5 on Goodreads. If you like his stories that revolve around kids, this is another one of those. It's definitely familiar territory and not something insanely original, but I still found a lot to like about it.
     
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  5. Gnarly Charlie

    Good guy, but a bad dude

    Nice. Picking it up after work today, hopefully it’s better than The Outsider
     
  6. Deanna

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    I actually haven't read that one yet! I only hopped on this one because the publisher sent it to me. There are a handful of his books that I don't own still. It's mostly recent stuff though.
     
  7. Gnarly Charlie

    Good guy, but a bad dude

    Probably one of the only books of his I’d recommend skipping. Starts really strong, then takes a strong left turn into boring.
     
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  8. Donnie Ruth

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    Can't wait to read The Institute … he nails his stories revolving around kids! As for the Outsider, yeah I think the first half had me hooked like no other book in recent memory, but then the 2nd half got to be slightly boring.
     
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  9. Deanna

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    I'm in for the long haul with King books/adaptations for my podcast, but based on what I keep hearing about The Outsider, I'm not in any rush to jump ahead and read it. My next book to tackle is The Dark Tower: The Waste Lands and then Needful Things after that.
     
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  10. Donnie Ruth

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    Oh hell yeah, absolutely love the Dark Tower series. The Waste Lands is great and I have a feeling you'll be wanting to jump right into The Wizard and Glass right after!

    Needful Things is on my bookshelf and waiting for me to dive in, I've heard great things!
     
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  11. Deanna

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    Yeah I've heard The Waste Lands is where the Dark Tower series starts getting really good. I'm running through everything chronologically, so waiting between each book in the series has been a bit tough haha.
     
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  12. BackyardHero11

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    I feel like I remember enjoying The Outsider? but I only remember bits and pieces right now. IT broke my brain haha
     
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  13. Deanna

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    Pennywise has that effect on people.
     
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  15. dlemert

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    The Outsider is 2/3 of an EXCELLENT book. The last bit is still entertaining but does drag a little.
     
  16. Vivatoto

    Science is whatever we want it to be Prestigious

    Outsider is excellent all the way through
     
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  17. Colby Searcy

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    The Outsider is the only solely written by Stephen King book that I've read and I enjoyed it quite a bit
     
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  18. Gnarly Charlie

    Good guy, but a bad dude

    Waste lands is one of his best. Needful things is one of his short story collections, right? Those are always a good read
     
  19. Donnie Ruth

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    Awww man my local Target didn’t have it. It wasn’t even like “out of stock” it just wasn’t there although the website said they had it.

    I went here cause it was $18 hardcover and I have a gift card. Damn! I’ll try tomorrow.
     
  20. thedrudo

    delta. Prestigious

    I can honestly say that The Outsider is mid to low tier King.
     
  21. Deanna

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    It's a novel! First one he wrote after rehab apparently. So that should be interesting.
     
  22. Deanna

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    Ah bummer! Hopefully someone just forgot to put it out or something. They usually have his books.
     
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  23. ChaseTx

    Nuke the site from orbit. The only way to be sure Prestigious

    Needful Things was my first King novel and is still one of my favorites
     
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  24. ChaseTx

    Nuke the site from orbit. The only way to be sure Prestigious

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  25. Gnarly Charlie

    Good guy, but a bad dude

    I don’t know if I remember that one. Shit. I have several copies of it, too. Doesn’t sound that familiar from the Wikipedia page.
     
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