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    Quote Originally Posted by South Austin View Post
    You really have a treasure trove from which to choose. I'm a huge Stephen King fanboy. Have you seen the movie Pet Semetary? If not, I highly recommend that as your next read. I think that's one of his best books where the movie was really underwhelming.
    It is a good un. He draws great characters, Jud Crandall was one of them. Also, if you have any recollection of being a teen with your first car, Christine is great and subject of an underwhelming movie.

    I wouldn't worry about reading King novels subject of movies or miniseries until the movies after Stand By Me.
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    Loving it...not far removed from the $#@!berbatch series...Doyle is good

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    Quote Originally Posted by South Austin View Post
    Some of King's books, like The Stand, are a labor of love that take an initial investment. Insomnia is a good example. Not nearly as long as The Stand, but the first quarter of the book is very slow developing, until it takes off and you find yourself not being able to put it down.

    As a 40-something, It still scares the $#@! out of me.
    I just read my first King book at the age of 44. 11/22/63. Loved it. Now I'm reading The Stand, and I love it.

    What should I read next?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BearSchlong View Post
    I just read my first King book at the age of 44. 11/22/63. Loved it. Now I'm reading The Stand, and I love it.

    What should I read next?
    The Stand is easily in my top 10 books. I never thought it was slow at all, even in the beginning. I love the combo of a world-ending pandemic followed up with a supernatural good vs. evil battle. Next I'd do The Shining, then maybe It or Tommyknockers. Doctor Sleep is the sequel to The Shining, and while I liked it, it wasn't as good (admittedly, it's a high bar). The Green Mile is great too, but with less of the supernatural than other books of his. I thought Under the Dome was entertaining but didn't think he pulled off the ending.

    His short stories are great, too. Survivor Type, from Skeleton Crew, is one of my favorites, and I found a pdf of it online here.

    I tried several times to get into the Dark Tower series and just couldn't. Maybe I should try again - I don't know what it is about them that I don't find compelling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BearSchlong View Post
    I just read my first King book at the age of 44. 11/22/63. Loved it. Now I'm reading The Stand, and I love it.

    What should I read next?
    Read some of his early stuff, especially Salem's Lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BearSchlong View Post
    I just read my first King book at the age of 44. 11/22/63. Loved it. Now I'm reading The Stand, and I love it.

    What should I read next?
    I'd recommend (and not necessarily in this order):

    Pet Sematary
    'Salem's Lot
    It
    Desperation (followed by The Regulators)
    Duma Key
    Insomnia
    Christine

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwiceHorn View Post
    Also, if you have any recollection of being a teen with your first car, Christine is great and subject of an underwhelming movie.
    Even if you weren't into cars, Christine is a fantastic book for recalling your teenage years. Don't even bother with the movie.

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    added both of these to my reading list

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    added both of these to my reading list
    I really enjoyed it.

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