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:lol: Yay, I finally finished IT at the weekend, I did enjoy it in the end though. Its just so thick. I then watched the film and thought it was awful, was really fake. Pennywise really made me laugh throughout it though which I liked, but it kind of made it not so scary. Did anybody else hate the film? :smile2: I really wish I hadnt watched it because it spoilt it for me a bit.

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I can't really remember much about the film, except that I thought Tim Curry (?) did a pretty good job as Pennywise the clown. I think it was quite good, and not as bad as some of the awful King adaptations you get, but it was no Shawshank!

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I watched the film IT first then read the book. See my theory on films is watch the films first then read the book. I know it can be lame but I enjoy doing it because the film chops up the book so much when you read the book it expands on everything and makes things exciing to me.

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my favourite stephen king book is "The dark half":readingtwo:

 

I've seen the film "IT" with Tim curry that was one long movie 3 hours to be exact.

 

but good entertainment

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Hello,

 

I have read most of Stephen King's book, the first book I ever read of Stephen King's was 'The Dead Zone' which is still my favourite now, I also enjoyed The Stand, Cell, Nightmares and Dreamscapes..

 

But my all time favourite is The Dark Tower..

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IT was shown on TV here in 2 installments. The Stand is much longer though, 4 parts on TV, 2 vhs cassettes and a grand total of almost 6 hours - lots cut out too!

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Yes do tell, I am considering in buying it or asking for it for my birthday.

 

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Well I made a conscious effort to read it last night. It is not awful per say, just bloody hard to start reading! The characters are on the dull side of dull and I can tell it is going to be a KIng novel were nothing happens until page 800! It might well turn out to be a cracker but at the moment it is a lesson in patience and perserverance!

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I am about 400 pages into The Stand and enjoy it very much. only 738 pages to go. :lol: It may be one of his best, or at least one of the best, excluding the Dark Tower Series. But, I still have to finish the book.

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Pet Semetery was the first I read, and is probably my favourite, I have the first 4 Dark Tower books, but I really struggled with book 1 so haven't read the others.

 

The only thing that sometimes annoys me with SK is that he turns a perfectly scarey horror story into a supernatural alien thing. I find it can get a bit disappointing when it happens all the time!

 

Anna

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I bought 'Lisey's Story' but it is still sitting on my book shelf x

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I am on page 680 of The Stand and so far it is the absolute best book by King that I have read, and I have read many of his.

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I am on page 680 of The Stand and so far it is the absolute best book by King that I have read, and I have read many of his.
It's not only my favourite King, it's one of my all-time favourites. I must have read it at least a half-dozen times & every time it feels just as fresh and freaky as the first time.

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The ending! Argh! He nicely built up the tension....but that ending!!!!!
I'm reading this at the moment,I better hurry to find out what you mean!

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I have everything Stephen King has written. My favourite is Insomnia, closely followed by The Stand, which is one of the best books I have ever read. Carrie and The Shining were the ones to give me nightmares (both overdue for a re-read). The Dark Tower series is, for me, the failure. Went on for too long and a very poor ending.

 

If you want to start with a "classic" Stephen King then Needful Things or The Tommyknockers are good ones - not too long but have the unmistakeable King touch

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