posts on 2/26/2011 2:13:23 PM
Full Dark No Stars, could put it down, and did after 1st story. I remember back when I quit reading SK, it was when I ran into the brick wall in IT.
I skipped the remaining two stories, and scanned the endings, and read his opinions at the end of the book to which I reply: Seriously, you think you never can know anyone? That somehow you can feel a part of someone, live with them, share the same bed and not know them?
I wonder what S Turow would say about that? From what I read he would not say you could never know someone.
posts on 2/10/2011 12:15:35 AM
This book blew my mind. I never expected anyone to believe the protagonist, Andy. I was glad that he got out, Stephen King hit another one out of the park. Especially liked the powerful scenes that show the gaps in state prisons in how they neglect the inmates. Even though they are criminals they still have hearts. I digress, the book was well written, witty, thrilling, suspensful, moving, heart wrenching, and sublime. I loved it.
posts on 11/24/2010 8:51:31 AM
You can let your 12-year old read it.. I'm 13 now and i've read it for the first time when i was 11, the books are very good and the language to, there's nothing about sex in most of them, i think 'Misery' is his best book..
posts on 5/17/2010 8:07:02 PM
I haven't read any of Stephen King's books, but I've heard that they are great. My 12-year-old wants to read "It", but I don't know if it is appropriate for his age. He isn't afraid, but I wonder about language, sex, etc. Would any of King's books be ok for this age?
posts on 4/6/2009 1:36:05 AM
The purpose of hte ending was to see if Roland would change his ways. Throughout the book he willingly and knowingly sacrifised the people he loved. When he reached the room at hte top of hte tower it gave hima second (or third or fourth, who knows) chance to be able to do the right thing, such as to abandon his mission to the dark tower in order to spair the lives of hte ones he loves. It therefor makes you think about the consiquences of your actions and if what you are doing/have done is worth it at the end. (was it worth it, being alone in the end, all those he loved killed, just to see the room?)
posts on 2/18/2009 2:49:48 PM
I wonder if anyone else who has read The Dark Tower Series would give me their thoughts on the ending. What was happening to Roland, why did he have to start the quest over? Why as he climbed the tower was it only to slide back to the beginning. Is it symbolic of an alpha/omega thing bringing closure to the cirle or something? I've been tortured by this for years since I finished the books. It was reawakened because I just started reading Black House the sequel to Talisman and no even 60 pages into there is reference to the tower and the Crimson King. Got me started all over again! Help another King fan out!
posts on 11/18/2008 8:34:20 AM
The first SK novel I read was Cell. I was staying at a hotel and the Times had published the first two chapters as a special.
I thoroughly enjoyed Cell and have gone on to read most of SK's books.
As a guide to others interested in SK, then, my favourite (also my sons favourite book is The Stand, a truly terrifying tale with great characters -Tom Cullen a particular favourite.
Also Lyseys story was a fantastic story of love, abuse and sisterhood.
Keep on reading.
posts on 4/10/2008 12:57:54 PM
I just wanted to say that I am a huge fan. I have read, Cujo, It, Cell, Needful things, Salems lot, The mist, and several other S.K. books, by far The Gunslinger was my favorite. It took about a year and a half to read the whole series ( I had to wait for book seven ). I loved these books so much. I could'nt wait to get home from work to read more. It gave me crazy dreams and nightmares. I felt like I went through a depression when the series was done. In fact, I find it hard to get into other books. I still read, but it seems to take forever to get through a book. Thanks alot Stephen King.
posts on 2/8/2008 6:41:57 PM
I loved it from beginning to end. It scared me and made me sad from the people like it was real. I could picture them in my mind dying and everything.
posts on 1/9/2008 3:25:27 PM
I read The Long Walk twice. It was many years ago. If you remind me of the ending, maybe I could give you a little insight. I loved the book and think it would make a great movie. I remember it ended kind of strange but can't dredge up all the details.
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