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Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
12:18 pm
Missing mailmen and shrinking house
Hi, I am having alot of trouble remembering a story I once read and I was wondering if it might sound familiar to anyone. The story is about a mailman who moves to a new city for a new job. This particular town has had three mailmen in as many months. No one knew what happened to the missing mailmen. The new mailman soon encounters a house on his route that he doesn't want to go near. It is the last house on a dead end street. Every day that he sees the house it appears to be getting smaller and smaller. I remember that he discovers that the mailmen all disappear because of this house. At the end the mailman disappears with the house. Does this sound familiar to anyone? I would greatly appreciate it if you could help me save my sanity.
Wednesday, June 1st, 2011
10:27 pm
1408: The Movie
so i just happened to watch the movie for the second time last night. it's memorable and haunting, but scary? nah. i still liked, tho. there's a lot of scenes in it that i liked, but my favorite one was where he got out of the window and climbed onto the ledge and started walking across, and then found out there wasn't another window to climb into. i also liked the Dante's Inferno reference of the 9th level of hell when the room was frozen. sad that he died at the end, tho. i guess there really is no way out of that room :(. anyways, read the book or watched the movie? let me know what you think of it. also, any ides of how you might try to escape that room if you were trapped in it? if i were him, i would've gotten a long piece of rope, and tied it to something sturdy in the room, threw the rest of it out the window, and climbed down the rope all the way to the ground. and hey, if that doesn't work, then i don't know what the hell would. 
Monday, May 2nd, 2011
1:44 pm
Hey, everyone, I'm selling my paperback of "Insomnia" on ebay.

Please check it out!

It's a good read and a lot better than I expected it to be!
11:06 am
King's Role
What's Stephen King's role in today's publishing industry? Is he still the uber-talent that launched him to thriller fame? I'm curious what you all think? Do you see him differently?
Sunday, April 24th, 2011
7:13 pm
Sunday, March 13th, 2011
5:47 am
Thursday, March 3rd, 2011
7:06 am
Stephen's Next Book Announced
The next book titled 11/22/63 (approx. 1,000 pages) due to be published on November 8, 2011 by Scribner and Hodder & Stoughton is the story of a man who travels back in time to prevent the JFK assassination.

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Sunday, February 20th, 2011
11:29 pm
This may be relevant to your interested, community go-ers...

I have a few Stephen King books and Dark Tower comics for sale on Ebay.

Check them out! Please!

(Delete if not allowed, mods...)
Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
10:05 pm
I'm big an of Stephen King.He is my favourite writer . It's good that there is such community like this . 
I started reading King when I was 14 and I'm still buying his books. Last week I read ,,Under The Dome" and I have to say that this is one of his best novels. If you didn't read this book you should do it!

Current Mood: sleepy
Sunday, July 25th, 2010
1:15 am
Hi everyone! I'm new here. I've been reading SK books for quite a long time, though. I've got a question: has anyone got the Ur novella? I'm not planning on buying Kindle any time soon, but would like to keep up with the latest stories.

Friday, June 25th, 2010
11:44 am
The Stand on SyFy
SyFy is going to show the miniseries of The Stand at 1300 eastern time.

At least, they intend to.

Current Mood: chipper
Friday, May 28th, 2010
3:33 pm
The Talisman drawing

30 х 39 centimeters

If somebody's interested, I sell it on eBay. Listing ends in about 24 hrs...
Wednesday, November 18th, 2009
7:19 pm
Under the Dome
I just finished it about an hour ago, in audio. Anyone got it? Anyone finished it yet? Thoughts? Favorite characters? Anything else?

I am, as usual, in love. It took me a while to warm up to it and it was pretty slow at times, but as King said in the author's note, he tried to make it 'a book that would keep the pedal to the metal' and I think he succeeded. I lost quite a bit of sleep reading and haven't been very in touch with the world for almost a week, and I'm probably going to start all over again tonight with my best friend. I'm continually amazed by his character development, I don't think I know of any other author who writes more relatable and likable characters (I think Rusty is my favorite of this bunch, but Sloppy Sam and Chef are up there too, I love the unlovables).

Now to mope in my melancholy and wait for the next masterpiece :)
Friday, August 14th, 2009
2:59 am
I hope this is alright, I figured if anyone might be interested in King's work being put into a roleplay. It would be King's fans.

Game based on CELLCollapse )
Saturday, March 21st, 2009
7:08 pm
The Dark Half, Just After Sunset, and some interesting connections
So there are a couple things on my mind, and as always I'll try (and probably fail) not to ramble on too much.

1) I just finished "The Dark Half" less than an hour ago (read it all in one day, almost in one sitting) and completely loved it. I pretty much only wanted to mention that to rave about its wonderfulness, and also the fact that I am in love with Stephen King's ability to get right to the center of things. The way he talked about Thad wanting to write the book with Stark, for one, the way they mirrored each other and laughed together and how Liz said that a part of him loved Stark for his darkness. But mostly at the very end, when the sherriff was thinking how people were dead, one even bludgeoned to death with his own arm, and it was Thad's fault even if it wasn't fair to think that, he was wondering if Liz would ever want to get close to him again knowing that Stark had come from him. SK does it in "From a Buick 8" too, when he describes the monster's thoughts as they're trying to kill it. I don't know, I haven't seen any other writer bring those things out so clearly and it kind of fascinates me. =]

2) "Just After Sunset". I wanted to know if anyone's read it and if so, what you thought. Specifically which stories you loved and which you hated. I was pretty disappointed overall, which is a very sad thing for me to say, but I just didn't feel most of it. I did love "N", and "In a Very Tight Place" was a favorite even though it was absolutely disgusting and made me want to skip over certain parts, but really "The Cat from Hell" is the only other one I even liked. There were a couple others that were reasonably good ("The Gingerbread Girl" being one of them), but I just felt like it was lacking I guess. And the 9/11 stories did nothing at all for me.

3) Not related to any specific book, but I've been noticing as I read that SK likes to play little games with his books. At least that's what they seem like to me. Like the connection between Dolores Claiborne and the girl in "Gerald's Game", I can't remember her name now, when they see each other in their vision or whatever it is. And then "Hearts in Atlantis", Ted and the low men in yellow coats being part of the Dark Tower stuff. And less noticeably, in "Man, We Just Couldn't Stop Laughing" (which is one of my favorite King stories ever by the way), one of the card players is named Kenny Auster, and in "Bag of Bones" he's the guy who lives on the TR, with the dog named Blueberry. I'm sure there are others I don't know about, do you guys know of any? Not very important, just something I find interesting and kind of amusing.

Sorry for the length. I always ramble about King.
Thursday, February 19th, 2009
9:34 pm
Castle Rock help?
Hey there,

I've been a SK fan for about 6-7 months now, so I'm still a bit of a newbie. What I have read of his is:

The Stand
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
The Regulators
Dark Tower books 1-3 (And I'm currently reading book 4)

Anyway, one of my friends was really into Stephen King books as well. Unfortunatley she passed away so I can't ask her, but I remember her saying to read the Castle Rock books. Which books are they? I remember the town of Castle Rock being mentioned in The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon.... is that book part of the series? Is there even a series... like a particular order that I should read certain books in?
I have no idea and would prefer to read them in the 'right' order so that I don't miss anything.

Also, based on the books I have read, and loved, which other SK books would you recommend? I ended up putting IT down because it seemed so drawn out. I'll probably go back to it but not yet.

Any help would be appreciated! It's a little confusing trying to navigate through all the titles! xx

Current Mood: curious
Wednesday, February 18th, 2009
2:51 pm
The Marsten House
On the right you could look down into the town proper--Ben's first view of it. On the left, the Marsten House. He pulled over and got out of the car.
It was just the same.There was no difference, not at all.He might have last seen it yesterday.
The witch grass grew wild and tall in the front yard, obscuring the old, frost-heaved flagstones that led to the porch.Chirring crickets sang in it, and he could see grasshoppers jumping in erratic parabolas.
The house itself looked toward town. It was huge and rambling and sagging, its windows haphazardly boarded shut, giving the house that sinister look of all old houses that have been empty for a long time. The paint had been weathered away, giving the house a uniform gray look."

Stephen King, 'Salem's Lot

I had a phone conversation with my daughter this morning and we talked a little bit about Stephen King, as she'd just finished reading On Writing. As it often happens, we then began discussing how various parts of his various books had struck us upon first reading this or that passage. I brought the above passage up because I'd been thinking of it since yesterday afternoon.

There's an abandoned old house on a small rise (which around here--central Indiana--is amazing in itself) that we pass whenever we leave our home to go anywhere. You can see the back of this old place from the road and I'd often told myself I'd get up there to photograph the place. I finally did that yesterday,turning off the main county road where it can be seen, down a gravel road that wound around the empty fields. Not much like Maine, or anyplace in New England (where I am from) as I so often observe grumblingly to myself. Not so much, that is, until I passed a small copse of bare trees and saw the front of the house up on its hill. Because King is pretty entrenched in my subconscious, my first thought on seeing the house up there was 'Oh, god, that's the Marsten House!'.

Of course, it's not, imaginary house or no. It's too small and it's not a monstrous Victorian, yet at first glance and from a distance I saw it anyway. I plan on going back in summer and autumn to re-shoot it if it's not torn down by then or used for a practice fire by the F.D.

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Has anyone else here seen a place that took you right back to one of King's tales?

Current Mood: geeky
Thursday, November 6th, 2003
7:00 pm
Has anyone read Duma Key yet? I just bought it yesterday.
I am looking forward to it because it has some really great reviews on Amazon.
I am going to save it for my Xmas Break.

What did you think of it?
Thursday, November 6th, 2008
7:09 pm
Stephen King COllectors?

Hi my name is Tony. I wondered are there any collectors on here who collect Stephen King's rare stories or nonfiction?? Perhaps we could trade. You can leave a comment or email me at nt07077@yahoo.com. Thanks!
Thursday, October 30th, 2008
6:29 pm
Scariest SK books
I noticed that no body has posted here for a while and I'm curious about something from other SK fans so I thought I'd ask.

What's the scariest Stephen King book that you've read and why? So far I've read Rage, The Stand, Cell, Christine and the Dark Tower books 1-3. I'm reading IT and Desperation (I'm going to read the Regulators straight after) at the moment and I have to admit that Desperation is really giving me the creeps! I love it though. I think it's because it makes me wonder 'what if...' and because we (generally) put trust in cops.

So yeah I was wondering what creeped you out and why

Current Mood: curious
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