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Salem's Lot. The reKingaissance got me interested in going back to some of King's works and of his older books, Salem's Lot is the one I know like nothing about. I never read it before, never saw the miniseries but all the other ones from that era I know at least the basic concept of, whether through the books or the movies. It's interesting. Man knows how to draw you into townsfolk.
I'm Audibling The Tommyknockers right now.

Not one of King's best efforts, but written during "the coked up period" when he was at his best.

The Audible is read by Edward "king vampire" Herman, and his Mainer accent is perfect, and it's really entertaining.
 
Chris Jericho's fourth book, "No is a Four Letter World". More life lessons than autobiography, but fun like his previous tomes.
 

DiggerNick

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After I finish the new Joe Abercrombie book I want to read LONESOME DOVE, something I've been meaning to do for ages. I hear it's pretty much The Great American Novel.

Anyone have any thoughts on this book?
 

DiggerNick

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Salem's Lot. The reKingaissance got me interested in going back to some of King's works and of his older books, Salem's Lot is the one I know like nothing about. I never read it before, never saw the miniseries but all the other ones from that era I know at least the basic concept of, whether through the books or the movies. It's interesting. Man knows how to draw you into townsfolk.
SALEM'S LOT was the first 'grown up' horror book I read. I was about 11, and I'm glad that the book had a character I could relate to in Mark Petrie.

After that it was off to the races and I was a total King obsessive until about THE GREEN MILE. DREAMCATCHER was fucking appalling, but was written during his drugged-up recovery so it's almost excused. As are the last few DARK TOWER books, which momentarily veer wildly from brilliance to shite.
 

LiddyRules

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SALEM'S LOT was the first 'grown up' horror book I read. I was about 11, and I'm glad that the book had a character I could relate to in Mark Petrie.

After that it was off to the races and I was a total King obsessive until about THE GREEN MILE. DREAMCATCHER was fucking appalling, but was written during his drugged-up recovery so it's almost excused. As are the last few DARK TOWER books, which momentarily veer wildly from brilliance to shite.
I wouldn't be surprised if they stole Mark Petrie for The Frog Brothers in The Lost Boys. It also had The Lost Boys scene of a kid floating outside another kid's window convincing them to join the undead because of how cool it is.

One thing I really liked about Salem's Lot is I kept getting disappointed by the deaths in a good way. There was a lot of "him too? Dang it!"

Did you ever see any of the miniseries? I haven't.
 

DiggerNick

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Yeah, I remember seeing the miniseries as a kid. Scared the tripe out of me.
 

Stormrider666

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The Guns of August, written by Barbara W. Tuchman and narrated by Wanda McCaddon.

I know history can be hindsight 20/20. But man, can it be hard to give some of the generals and leaders the benefit of doubt before and during the first month of the war.
 
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DiggerNick

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Got started on LONESOME DOVE. It's gonna be a long slog, since McMurtry packs so much detail and character into a single paragraph that you can't just skim the pages. You have to actually READ everything.
 
How to Master the Art of Selling by Tom Hopkins. I've been reading a bunch of books like this lately, because I can't be in the restaurant business forever.
 

JoeyDVDZ

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Read the latest Stephen King novel, The Institute. It didn't suck but it's obvious he's running out of original ideas. This felt very similar to a bunch of his previous stuff. Still a pretty good read.
 

JoeyDVDZ

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I'm Audibling The Tommyknockers right now.

Not one of King's best efforts, but written during "the coked up period" when he was at his best.

The Audible is read by Edward "king vampire" Herman, and his Mainer accent is perfect, and it's really entertaining.
Didn't hate Tommyknockers but it wasn't his best.
 

DiggerNick

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The only thing I remember about THE TOMMYKNOCKERS is the mini-series and how hot Traci Lords was in it. I don't think I was even aware of her porn past when I saw it, but she was just so fucking sexy I was thrashing my little pud over the VHS of that show for months.
 
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