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2012-10-16 03:13:07 PM
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WE MUST THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!
 
2012-10-16 03:36:51 PM
...and then it will inexplicably turn from a clown into a giant spider.

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/ seriously, WTF?
// haven't touched Stephen King since, and don't regret it
 
2012-10-16 03:38:57 PM
What an apt pupil.
 
2012-10-16 03:39:30 PM
Our children need to read about Lamp Monsters.
 
2012-10-16 03:41:56 PM
He's gotten better. 11/22/63 was definitely the best ending to a King novel I've ever read. It was very different from a normal Stephen King book, though.
 
2012-10-16 03:46:41 PM

WI241TH: He's gotten better. 11/22/63 was definitely the best ending to a King novel I've ever read. It was very different from a normal Stephen King book, though.


That was probably the best book he's done...ever.
 
2012-10-16 04:17:40 PM

whistleridge: ...and then it will inexplicably turn from a clown into a giant spider.

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/ seriously, WTF?
// haven't touched Stephen King since, and don't regret it


Didn't that end with all the friends running a train on a 12 year old girl?
 
2012-10-16 04:18:47 PM

WI241TH: He's gotten better. 11/22/63 was definitely the best ending to a King novel I've ever read. It was very different from a normal Stephen King book, though.


After being run over he lost it and ruined the Dark Tower series. I was an "constant reader" up to that point.. No more.
 
2012-10-16 04:31:19 PM
Amanda Wong had never read a Stephen King novel until she joined a committee reviewing whether one of his books should be banned from the school's library.


Amanda. Amanda? Amanda? Amanda Wong. Amanda Wong? Amanda Wong. Amanda Chong? farkin' Charlie Chan.
 
2012-10-16 04:32:58 PM

WI241TH: He's gotten better. 11/22/63 was definitely the best ending to a King novel I've ever read. It was very different from a normal Stephen King book, though.


He acknowledges his son for suggesting that ending, so I guess he hasn't actually gotten better.
 
2012-10-16 04:45:51 PM

poonesfarm: Amanda Wong had never read a Stephen King novel until she joined a committee reviewing whether one of his books should be banned from the school's library.


Amanda. Amanda? Amanda? Amanda Wong. Amanda Wong? Amanda Wong. Amanda Chong? farkin' Charlie Chan.


White or Wong really isn't the issue here
 
2012-10-16 04:49:55 PM
"[A]s soon as that book is gone from the library, do not walk -- run to your nearest public library or bookseller, and find out what your elders don't want you to know, because that's what you need to know! Don't let them bullshiat you and don't let them guide your mind, because once it starts, it never stops."

-- Stephen King, Virginia Beach Public Library, September 22, 1986
 
2012-10-16 04:54:49 PM
didda chum?
 
2012-10-16 04:56:25 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: poonesfarm: Amanda Wong had never read a Stephen King novel until she joined a committee reviewing whether one of his books should be banned from the school's library.


Amanda. Amanda? Amanda? Amanda Wong. Amanda Wong? Amanda Wong. Amanda Chong? farkin' Charlie Chan.

White or Wong really isn't the issue here


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2012-10-16 05:00:22 PM
Let's ban the book about the kid who is fascinated with Nazis
 
2012-10-16 05:05:56 PM

Mugato: whistleridge: ...and then it will inexplicably turn from a clown into a giant spider.

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// haven't touched Stephen King since, and don't regret it

Didn't that end with all the friends running a train on a 12 year old girl?


I really wanted to enjoy King and started reading his works in the 80's. I was working offshore and there would be nothing to do for weeks at a time, so reading was the pastime. I would read half of a King book before deciding it wasn't worth the time, but would finish reading it anyway because there was nothing else to do.

Rape - in the Stand, It, Dark Tower, and other works. As well as overt racism - the kind of stuff that got Mark Furhman into trouble, as an author.
 
2012-10-16 05:10:26 PM

Mugato: whistleridge: ...and then it will inexplicably turn from a clown into a giant spider.

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/ seriously, WTF?
// haven't touched Stephen King since, and don't regret it

Didn't that end with all the friends running a train on a 12 year old girl?


Yes. It also had homoerotic scenes where the bad guys (still only what? 14? 15?) touch each other's penises and give each other blowjobs. WTF, Stephen King.
 
2012-10-16 05:15:55 PM
 
2012-10-16 05:25:01 PM

whistleridge: Seriously. This guy's editors do not rein him in at all.


Like the author of that article was nice enough to do, please put NSFW on the link. The last thing people need is I.T. asking why they have "stephen_king_sex_scenes.php" on their history.
 
2012-10-16 05:39:34 PM

scottydoesntknow: whistleridge: Seriously. This guy's editors do not rein him in at all.

Like the author of that article was nice enough to do, please put NSFW on the link. The last thing people need is I.T. asking why they have "stephen_king_sex_scenes.php" on their history.


Um, yes. Sorry. Absolutely my bad.

Mods, please mark my previous comment as NSFW.
 
2012-10-16 06:24:51 PM

whistleridge: Seriously. This guy's editors do not rein him in at all.


He's the 800-pound gorilla of authors.
 
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2012-10-16 06:49:00 PM
I really liked Roland Deschain in the Odd Thomas series.
 
2012-10-16 07:02:40 PM
I always wonder a bit about library collection policy. The librarians cull books all the time for any number of reasons. Should they have to justify those culls somehow to ensure that the librarians aren't just tossing books they don't like?

And what about the ordering end of things? What ensures the librarians aren't just skipping books they don't like/think are offensive/disagree with politically/etc.?
 
2012-10-16 07:06:12 PM
King's 2 best books that I have read don't have disappointing endings. Mostl because they're non-fiction:

"On Writing" and

"Danse Macabre" (which I'd dearly love a sequel to)
 
2012-10-16 07:10:18 PM
It surely can't be worse than the little boy being sodomised in the bushes by The Library Policeman?
 
2012-10-16 07:13:06 PM
It was a quiet day in town.

Then evil arrived.
 
2012-10-16 07:13:36 PM
I await the follow up outrage when someone checks out "Flowers in the Attic" from back in 1994.
 
2012-10-16 07:13:36 PM

whistleridge: Didn't that end with all the friends running a train on a 12 year old girl?

Yes. It also had homoerotic scenes where the bad guys (still only what? 14? 15?) touch each other's penises and give each other blowjobs. WTF, Stephen King.


you know, neither of those scenes bothered me at all. especially the boys touching each other scene. idk, small town in maine in a slightly more repressed time, and one of the kids has some gay tendencies he can't express? it probably happened just like that quite a bit.

and the guys running a train on the girl... i thought it was a bit odd but didn't really bother me. i mean, there were a lot of odd things in the book.
 
2012-10-16 07:16:06 PM
This is what Stephen King has to say on these matters (or had to say back in 1992):

http://www.stephenking.com/library/essay/book-banners:_adventure_in_c e nsorship_is_stranger_than_fiction_the.html
 
2012-10-16 07:24:14 PM
Meanwhile another student wages a similar but less effective effort to preserve the work of Dean Koontz
 
2012-10-16 07:27:52 PM

whistleridge: ...and then it will inexplicably turn from a clown into a giant spider.

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/ seriously, WTF?
// haven't touched Stephen King since, and don't regret it


That was when he could actually write (re: "It"). You might want to read his latest doggerels as they've become the work of a pussified, hack-wannabe.
 
2012-10-16 07:30:15 PM

me texan: WI241TH: He's gotten better. 11/22/63 was definitely the best ending to a King novel I've ever read. It was very different from a normal Stephen King book, though.

After being run over he lost it and ruined the Dark Tower series. I was an "constant reader" up to that point.. No more.


no sh*t...so much THIS. I posted before seeing your post.
 
2012-10-16 07:37:21 PM

me texan: WI241TH: He's gotten better. 11/22/63 was definitely the best ending to a King novel I've ever read. It was very different from a normal Stephen King book, though.

After being run over he lost it and ruined the Dark Tower series. I was an "constant reader" up to that point.. No more.


you and me both. started young, read literally every word the man wrote until insomnia (it just became more "here and there" after that). he really ruined a great story. i mean, i realize it was his story, but...after book 4 it just becomes shiat.
 
2012-10-16 07:39:52 PM

LucklessWonder: King's 2 best books that I have read don't have disappointing endings. Mostl because they're non-fiction:

"On Writing" and

"Danse Macabre" (which I'd dearly love a sequel to)


I too thoroughly enjoyed "Danse Macabre" and always hoped he'd do a follow-up. I especially like his list of notable books and movies in the appendix, which I am slowly but surely reading/viewing. I recently finished "Full Dark, No Stars" and was pretty impressed by it. And I have yet to read "It" (yeah yeah I know) but it is in my pile of books to be read.
 
2012-10-16 07:42:02 PM
Hopefully it was Rage
 
2012-10-16 07:45:00 PM

Fano: Hopefully it was Rage


No, Different Seasons...

/I liked Rage...
 
2012-10-16 07:47:22 PM
There are 3 Stephen Kings:

Cokehead Stephen King
Sober Stephen King
Post Run Over Stephen King

The first and last Stephen King wrote good books the middle one not so much.

/Went to school in Maine the library would never even think of banning his books.
 
2012-10-16 07:51:08 PM
So, Neal Stephenson wrote it?

/love Snow Crash
//stopped reading him after Cryptonomicon
///1100 pages and "they find a gold mine...the end"
 
2012-10-16 07:51:17 PM

Suede head: It surely can't be worse than the little boy being sodomised in the bushes by The Library Policeman?


You know, the gangbang from IT always gets mentioned here but neither the Library Policeman nor Joubert from Gerald's Game get much play.
 
2012-10-16 07:51:56 PM

Tom_Slick: There are 3 Stephen Kings:

Cokehead Stephen King
Sober Stephen King
Post Run Over Stephen King

The first and last Stephen King wrote good books the middle one not so much.

/Went to school in Maine the library would never even think of banning his books.


I won't really argue this...when he was younger and addicted to all kinds of stuff, he did some intense stuff. Then it started getting incoherent as his problems got worse, and when he went clean, his work changed into something strange. I still think it's good, but it's not as easy to get into. I get frustrated with some of those middle period works (then again, this was when he was writing stuff like The Green Mile, so he still was good solid stuff then). After he "retired" and decided to finish the Dark Tower, it was like he found his voice again.
 
2012-10-16 08:00:42 PM

Fano: Suede head: It surely can't be worse than the little boy being sodomised in the bushes by The Library Policeman?

You know, the gangbang from IT always gets mentioned here but neither the Library Policeman nor Joubert from Gerald's Game get much play.


What about The Tommyknockers with a man, his son, and going Full Sandusky with the help of some Crisco?
 
2012-10-16 08:05:24 PM
But will kids have sex in a sewer?
 
2012-10-16 08:09:42 PM

poonesfarm: WI241TH: He's gotten better. 11/22/63 was definitely the best ending to a King novel I've ever read. It was very different from a normal Stephen King book, though.

He acknowledges his son for suggesting that ending, so I guess he hasn't actually gotten better.


His son Joe Hill writes the comic 'Locke & Key', which I can't recommend highly enough
 
2012-10-16 08:10:24 PM
Hadn't read any novels since TommyKnockers, but did recently finish a book of short stories, Just After Sunset, released in 2007. Pretty good. Of course not as good as classic, drunk/coked-out King, but still pretty good.
 
2012-10-16 08:39:16 PM

whistleridge: Seriously. This guy's editors do not rein him in at all.


He's one of, if not the most commercially successful author in the history of publishing. His name alone guarantees a #1 spot on the best-seller list.

In many ways, he's the Clint Eastwood of publishing. Clint's directing deal with Warners guarantees him total control of his movies as long as they come in under a certain price.

As long as King is able to turn in his books at the time his publisher wants it, he can do whatever the hell he wants.

As far as he's concerned, editors merely make suggestions.
 
2012-10-16 08:40:15 PM

whistleridge: Seriously. This guy's editors do not rein him in at all.


I liked kings version of the stand. I don't care what anyone says. It is better his way.

King may fail at endings, but his ride there is always good reading ime.
 
2012-10-16 08:43:31 PM

Fano: Suede head: It surely can't be worse than the little boy being sodomised in the bushes by The Library Policeman?

You know, the gangbang from IT always gets mentioned here but neither the Library Policeman nor Joubert from Gerald's Game get much play.


If they're anything like me, they like to forget Gerald's Game ever existed. That book sucked.
 
2012-10-16 08:49:02 PM
And the black students won't sound like real people.
 
2012-10-16 08:50:10 PM

Tom_Slick: There are 3 Stephen Kings:

Cokehead Stephen King
Sober Stephen King
Post Run Over Stephen King

The first and last Stephen King wrote good books the middle one not so much.

/Went to school in Maine the library would never even think of banning his books.


Cokehead Stephen King wrote "The Stand" and some really awesome short stories. I did like some of his more recent work, like 11/22/63, but that's counterweighted by drivel like "Under the Dome", IMHO.

/ "The Stand" is the only really long novel by Steven King that I liked
// he's a better short story writer....
 
2012-10-16 08:52:37 PM
Still. Wizard and glass consumed me when it came out. He captured the over dramatic feeling if the first live perfectly. The ending sucked but was forgivable as it was just setting them up for book 5.
 
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