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(Time)   Ten more books Stephen King should write a sequel to. *scans list* But everyone dies at the end of most of those choices, TIME author guy   (entertainment.time.com) divider line 66
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2013-09-26 04:55:51 PM  
I think he gave Salem's Lot closure via the Dark Tower series, so no need there.
Needful Things could really use a prequel about Leland Gaunt, I think.
Thinner, only if he calls it Fatter.
I could see Firestarter or maybe Christine.

The rest, no.
 
2013-09-26 05:14:35 PM  
I just got Doctor Sleep. Haven't started it yet, though.
 
2013-09-26 05:20:33 PM  
None of those need a sequel.
 
2013-09-26 06:29:28 PM  
I'd be game for a prequel to Needful Things.  Everything else:  no thanks.
 
2013-09-26 08:02:13 PM  
I can't think of really any Stephen King books I want a sequel to, other than Danse Macabre.

You could maybe do something with it. Isn't it about time for his cycle to come up again?
 
2013-09-26 08:24:17 PM  
The Mist II.
David Drayton, former graphic artist, relocates to Kenya.  Married now to the survivor of the New England incident, with her two grown children in other parts of the world, he reluctantly goes to a mall in broad daylight, only to become ensnared as a hostage by other-worldly creatures intent on gleaning X-box games to take to their home base. Finding a discarded RPG...
 
2013-09-26 09:12:55 PM  
I'd like a sequel to IT. Okay, not so much a sequel as another thousand pages of the Losers Gang in that summer of 58.
 
2013-09-26 09:36:03 PM  
The Talisman/Black House needs and ending.
 
2013-09-26 09:37:13 PM  
I wanna know if Andy and Red ever gave into their sexual tension in Mexico.
 
2013-09-26 09:48:23 PM  
Needful things could be done many ways, he could even just wind Leland Gaunt into any of his upcoming novels.

/It is my favorite movie adaptation as well, this scene is just so deliciously evil.
 
2013-09-26 09:53:08 PM  
I've only read The Dead Zone. That being said... WHY does the "Dead Zone" need a sequel, when Johnny dies at the end, AND it got about six seasons of "We have no idea where to go with this story, but here's Ezri Dax!" on the USA Network before being cancelled because they decided to milk it, rather than go with an AMC kind of setup/resolution.
 
2013-09-26 09:56:11 PM  

ThatBillmanGuy: AND it got about six seasons of "We have no idea where to go with this story, but here's Ezri Dax!"


The first 2 seasons were great, the 3rd was OK then I gave up. Just like Weeds.
 
2013-09-26 10:04:47 PM  

Tom_Slick: ThatBillmanGuy: AND it got about six seasons of "We have no idea where to go with this story, but here's Ezri Dax!"

The first 2 seasons were great, the 3rd was OK then I gave up. Just like Weeds.


Ditto. I used to watch this show religiously for the first 2 seasons. Season 3, when they added that chick from 24, I sort of lost interest... caught an episode here and there... and then gave up completely in season 6 when they decided to retcon Stillson into being some sort of mastermind behind everything since day one... when I really liked that they were trying to redeem him for a little bit right before that. But they decided to F that noise, apparently. Oh well.
 
2013-09-26 10:06:32 PM  
go back on the coke, steve
 
2013-09-26 10:19:20 PM  

Confabulat: I can't think of really any Stephen King books I want a sequel to, other than Danse Macabre.


I agree with this. In DM, he looked at the previous 30 years of horror (with a smattering of some scifi). It's been 30 years since it was published (1981), so now enough time has elapsed so he can write a sequel. Think of all the horror movies, tv shows and books that have come out since 1981...now think of King putting his spin on it.
 
2013-09-26 10:41:22 PM  
One of my buddy's was at Stephen King's house today, he instagrammed pics of it. Nice place. Kinda weird looking, but nice.
 
2013-09-26 10:46:30 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: One of my buddy's was at Stephen King's house today, he instagrammed pics of it. Nice place. Kinda weird looking, but nice.


He actually lives next door to the red house now.
 
2013-09-26 10:50:31 PM  
True about Pet Sematary--Should have been a short story. Not that it was overlong, but to pack that much horror into a 300 page book is pure sadism.
 
2013-09-26 10:52:01 PM  
A wild dog and a possessed sports car team up against a mutated virus in this coming-of-age love story. They collaborate on creating demonic paintings while holed up in a Colorado hotel. A UFO crashes outside, causing the dog to lose its teeth while a ghastly clown wanders the hedge maze outside. The dog and car pour a bucket of blood on the clown at the clown's prom and then bury it in a clown cemetery where it comes back to life. A gunslinger arrives and sells a cursed trinket to the clown, causing it to lose weight until it dies in a sewer. An obsessed fan of the sports car then kidnaps it and smashes its bumpers with a sledgehammer. A dome falls over the hotel, causing those inside to plot against each other in unrealistic ways. The dog's cell phone rings and, upon answering, he is turned into a zombie by listening to it. The sports car slams into the dog, nearly killing it, while the dog is walking on a country road. The car leads a group of outdated cars on a mission to find the dog's body. While taking a short cut on some railroad tracks, a mysterious fog descends and monsters devour the cars. Police use a Buick 8 to bust through the dome and rescue the dog, who is then arrested for a previous assassination attempt on a presidential candidate. The dog is taken to prison, where it befriends a mouse named Red before escaping to Mexico. Then god's finger appears and detonates a nuclear device. The end.
 
2013-09-26 11:04:14 PM  

Tom_Slick: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: One of my buddy's was at Stephen King's house today, he instagrammed pics of it. Nice place. Kinda weird looking, but nice.

He actually lives next door to the red house now.


It's the one in Sarasota, I'm not even sure how often he's there.
 
2013-09-26 11:11:41 PM  

Jill Came Down With Two-Fifty: True about Pet Sematary--Should have been a short story. Not that it was overlong, but to pack that much horror into a 300 page book is pure sadism.


It was a short story when H.H. Munro did it.
 
2013-09-26 11:22:17 PM  

simplicimus: Jill Came Down With Two-Fifty: True about Pet Sematary--Should have been a short story. Not that it was overlong, but to pack that much horror into a 300 page book is pure sadism.

It was a short story when H.H. Munro did it.


Are you saying King stole his ideas from someone else? A 20th century pop writer? I don't effing think so, guy.
 
2013-09-26 11:32:39 PM  
Stephen King needs to write a sequel to (Rita Hayworth and) the Shawshank Redemption.

I also loved Hearts in Atlantis. Best use of biatch evar!

Saying that, I haven't fully read a King novel in the past ten years. I start but then I just give up in the middle. Has he written anything good lately?

I was reading his book about the wife in the well on an airplane flight. Made the flight a hundred times more miserable than if I had just sat there staring at the seat in front of me.
 
2013-09-26 11:33:01 PM  
Ages ago I wrote a short story in which a grown-up Charlie McGee, Danny Torrence, Carrie White (who survived), and Ellie Creed were rounded up by the Shop and put in the care of John Rainbird, who survived his encounter with young Charlie because he was actually a werewolf thanks to being victimized by Reverend Lester Lowe.

Rainbird leads the team of supernatural agents, whose job it is to seek out other supernatural beings (malevolent ones) and either destroy or capture them.

I don't know if anyone would be interested in that, but I'd totally be okay with King stealing that idea.
 
2013-09-26 11:44:29 PM  

Jill Came Down With Two-Fifty: simplicimus: Jill Came Down With Two-Fifty: True about Pet Sematary--Should have been a short story. Not that it was overlong, but to pack that much horror into a 300 page book is pure sadism.

It was a short story when H.H. Munro did it.

Are you saying King stole his ideas from someone else? A 20th century pop writer? I don't effing think so, guy.


My bad. We need a sequel to the Langoliers. That make it better?
 
2013-09-26 11:48:28 PM  

simplicimus: Jill Came Down With Two-Fifty: simplicimus: Jill Came Down With Two-Fifty: True about Pet Sematary--Should have been a short story. Not that it was overlong, but to pack that much horror into a 300 page book is pure sadism.

It was a short story when H.H. Munro did it.

Are you saying King stole his ideas from someone else? A 20th century pop writer? I don't effing think so, guy.

My bad. We need a sequel to the Langoliers. That make it better?


Balky Bartakamous and Axel Foley are sucked into another dimension where they wreck the buffet at the Harrow Club.
 
2013-09-26 11:56:20 PM  
A sequel where Gordy, Teddy and Vern have to find Chris' body after the barroom stabbing.  The three actors can recreate their parts, luckily the right one died.
 
2013-09-27 12:34:02 AM  
I wish he'd do a sequel to Insomnia. I felt that was a pretty cool little story he had built, and it would be easy to move right into a sequel.
 
2013-09-27 12:35:09 AM  

simplicimus: Jill Came Down With Two-Fifty: simplicimus: Jill Came Down With Two-Fifty: True about Pet Sematary--Should have been a short story. Not that it was overlong, but to pack that much horror into a 300 page book is pure sadism.

It was a short story when H.H. Munro did it.

Are you saying King stole his ideas from someone else? A 20th century pop writer? I don't effing think so, guy.

My bad. We need a sequel to the Langoliers. That make it better?


Dude you're doing it wrong. You're supposed to say "biatch I knew you were trolling, that's what makes it funny.." etc, etc,
 
2013-09-27 12:39:22 AM  

Jill Came Down With Two-Fifty: simplicimus: Jill Came Down With Two-Fifty: simplicimus: Jill Came Down With Two-Fifty: True about Pet Sematary--Should have been a short story. Not that it was overlong, but to pack that much horror into a 300 page book is pure sadism.

It was a short story when H.H. Munro did it.

Are you saying King stole his ideas from someone else? A 20th century pop writer? I don't effing think so, guy.

My bad. We need a sequel to the Langoliers. That make it better?

Dude you're doing it wrong. You're supposed to say "biatch I knew you were trolling, that's what makes it funny.." etc, etc,


It's how I roll. I never use personal attacks on Fark. But your comment was funny.
 
2013-09-27 12:49:00 AM  
He already wrote a sequel to Salem's Lot, it's called One for the Road. Granted it's only a short story, but it still counts.

Seacop: The Talisman/Black House needs and ending.


This. I loved The Talisman and really enjoyed Black House (at least until that stupid laser baseball bat) but it did kind of end with a cliffhanger.
 
2013-09-27 01:13:35 AM  

itharr: I wish he'd do a sequel to Insomnia. I felt that was a pretty cool little story he had built, and it would be easy to move right into a sequel.


I don't know how that could work. It would need a new main character, in which case it's not really a sequel. ?Ralph could somehow survive the crash and wake up in another world like Jake Chambers did but that would sort of undo his heroic sacrifice at the end.
On a side note my only problem with that book is the deus ex machina. The whole getting teleported into the cockpit thing was beyond half assed.
 
2013-09-27 01:19:49 AM  
Good recent king books...11/22/63 was good. Under the dome isn't recent, but still very good. I had to re-read it to get the taste of the horrible show out of my mind
 
2013-09-27 01:34:41 AM  

Thisis freakingannoying.

 
2013-09-27 01:43:39 AM  

Shadowtag: Thisis freakingannoying.


All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy?
 
2013-09-27 02:16:10 AM  
Subby, Subby, Subby: do you really think that killing off main characters would stop a guy who routinely writes about vampires, ghouls and other undead?
 
2013-09-27 02:17:37 AM  

robohobo: I'd like a sequel to IT. Okay, not so much a sequel as another thousand pages of the Losers Gang in that summer of 58.


As long as there isn't a thousand extra pages of "The Losers gang-bang."

/once was enough
 
2013-09-27 02:24:19 AM  

docmattic: robohobo: I'd like a sequel to IT. Okay, not so much a sequel as another thousand pages of the Losers Gang in that summer of 58.

As long as there isn't a thousand extra pages of "The Losers gang-bang."

/once was enough


hey now, speak for yourself
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2013-09-27 04:33:49 AM  
You just know with the success of the Shining sequel that he will end up doing a sequel to Christine but with a motorbike instead of a car; it's a cycle of disaster.
 
2013-09-27 06:08:53 AM  
If it weren't for The Tommyknockers, then Christine would be his worst book.  I was at the height of my obsession and fandom of King when I read it.  I was shocked at how much I didn't like it.  I want a followup to It, with the Losers Club survivors drawn back to Derry to put down a few infant children of It.  Advantages: the young creatures are not wholly versed in the usage of their powers.  Disadvantages: the Losers are now in their 60s, and the Turtle is still dead.
 
2013-09-27 06:17:33 AM  

xria: You just know with the success of the Shining sequel that he will end up doing a sequel to Christine but with a motorbike instead of a car; it's a cycle of disaster.


"Cycle of Disaster: Piston?  No, Pissed Off!"
 
2013-09-27 06:37:56 AM  

SCUBA_Archer: A sequel where Gordy, Teddy and Vern have to find Chris' body after the barroom stabbing.  The three actors can recreate their parts, luckily the right one died.


For some reason my goofball mind is insisting that he was in line at a fast food joint when the argument broke out near him. He tried to make peace, it escalated, he was stabbed in the throat.

Then again, its o-dark-thirty AM, so take it with a grain of salt.
 
2013-09-27 08:09:04 AM  

Heffaloo: I was shocked at how much I didn't like it. I want a followup to It, with the Losers Club survivors drawn back to Derry to put down a few infant children of It. Advantages: the young creatures are not wholly versed in the usage of their powers. Disadvantages: the Losers are now in their 60s, and the Turtle is still dead.


That would actually be a fun way to more concretely tie It to the Dark Tower (for those not aware of what I am talking about, King has said in interviews before that It and Dandelo are relatives of each other).
 
2013-09-27 08:38:00 AM  

ZeroCorpse: Ages ago I wrote a short story in which a grown-up Charlie McGee, Danny Torrence, Carrie White (who survived), and Ellie Creed were rounded up by the Shop and put in the care of John Rainbird, who survived his encounter with young Charlie because he was actually a werewolf thanks to being victimized by Reverend Lester Lowe.

Rainbird leads the team of supernatural agents, whose job it is to seek out other supernatural beings (malevolent ones) and either destroy or capture them.

I don't know if anyone would be interested in that, but I'd totally be okay with King stealing that idea.


marvel produces x-men comics every month.

/ellie really didn't have any powers.  she just kept being visited, I believe.
 
2013-09-27 08:53:29 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I just got Doctor Sleep. Haven't started it yet, though.


I'm only halfway through Chapter 1 and it already shows great promise.
 
2013-09-27 08:55:02 AM  
I would love to see another Talisman / Black House book, especially since the tie in with The Dark Tower didn't happen.  It's kind of an open book as it stands now.  Other than that, I can't wait to read Doctor Sleep but I would hate to see him just start doing a bunch of sequels however nice it is to revisit old characters, it would get old very quickly.
 
2013-09-27 09:04:02 AM  

MadMonk: I would love to see another Talisman / Black House book, especially since the tie in with The Dark Tower didn't happen.  It's kind of an open book as it stands now.  Other than that, I can't wait to read Doctor Sleep but I would hate to see him just start doing a bunch of sequels however nice it is to revisit old characters, it would get old very quickly.


It was 23 years between books for the first two. I sort of hope a very elderly King & Straub make it to 2024 to write the totally dementia third book.
 
2013-09-27 10:32:32 AM  

Heffaloo: If it weren't for The Tommyknockers, then Christine would be his worst book.  I was at the height of my obsession and fandom of King when I read it.  I was shocked at how much I didn't like it.  I want a followup to It, with the Losers Club survivors drawn back to Derry to put down a few infant children of It.  Advantages: the young creatures are not wholly versed in the usage of their powers.  Disadvantages: the Losers are now in their 60s, and the Turtle is still dead.


Do you really think Christine is worse than Dreamcatcher?  That's gotta be my least favorite King book.
 
2013-09-27 10:36:57 AM  
I came in to say Needful Things would be about the only one where any story was left to tell.  There could be couple of books about that demon's curio shop in different parts of the world, different eras of time.
 
2013-09-27 10:42:07 AM  

NeoCortex42: Heffaloo: If it weren't for The Tommyknockers, then Christine would be his worst book.  I was at the height of my obsession and fandom of King when I read it.  I was shocked at how much I didn't like it.  I want a followup to It, with the Losers Club survivors drawn back to Derry to put down a few infant children of It.  Advantages: the young creatures are not wholly versed in the usage of their powers.  Disadvantages: the Losers are now in their 60s, and the Turtle is still dead.

Do you really think Christine is worse than Dreamcatcher?  That's gotta be my least favorite King book.


I didn't the book version of "Dreamcatcher." The disastrous movie should have never made it to theaters, though.
 
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