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So, how many novelists/artists who are about to get their big break are there in the state of Maine? According to Stephen King, lots.

I dunno, I'm reading (read as slogging through) Lisey's Story now and I just got through Cell for a second time. Apparently Maine is just chalk full of artistic talent and we don't know it.

Also, don't read Lisey's Story, it takes about 250ish pages for anything to really...happen.
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I don't see what you're getting at, Cirtur.
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Roughly one out of every five books that he has written is about a writer in Maine.

I now know far more than I ever wanted to about Stephen King's bibliography.
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Edminster wrote:
I now know far more than I ever wanted to about Stephen King's bibliography.
His personal life is pretty horrific, to be sure.

I read some of the stuff he wrote under his pen name, Richard Bachman (Rage, The Long Walk) as well as some of his more well-known works (Cell, Firestarter.) I've also seen the movies "Carrie" and "Thinner," and I must say, he's one of my favorite authors in terms of stories that are just good and engaging.
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Frostbite wrote:don't read Lisey's Story, it takes about 250ish pages for anything to really...happen.
The story is worth it..

A word to the wizard, though... if you don't enjoy Lisey's Story, don't read Duma Key - very much a similar relationship as Regulators and Desperation....
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My biggest problem is the 250 pages of exposition. While it may be argued that it's all necessary, a lot of it really isn't.

Oh, and Snarky can suck a gigantic nut for being a bitch.

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The Stand is one of my favorite novels ever, even at 1300+ pages for the unabridged version. It's definitely one of the best post-apocalyptic stories of all time and it was written before that became a popular topic. Highly recommended.

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I shall check it out then.
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davoid wrote:His personal life is pretty horrific, to be sure.
What other horror writers have had a tragic personal life?

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LordRetard wrote:
davoid wrote:His personal life is pretty horrific, to be sure.
What other horror writers have had a tragic personal life?
We don't talk about R.L. Stein. It's too hard to imagine that kind of horror.

On a related note, I remember reading his books when I was real young, and imagining him to be the biggest badass alive. Then I saw a picture of him, and realized that he was just a regular guy.

My childhood died that day.
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davoid wrote:
LordRetard wrote:
davoid wrote:His personal life is pretty horrific, to be sure.
What other horror writers have had a tragic personal life?
We don't talk about R.L. Stein. It's too hard to imagine that kind of horror.

On a related note, I remember reading his books when I was real young, and imagining him to be the biggest badass alive. Then I saw a picture of him, and realized that he was just a regular guy.

My childhood died that day.
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Somewhere or another i have a copy of the running man. the movie was nothing like it.
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I loved the book It. Movie kind of dissapointed me but the book scared me
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