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Stephen King-Inspiration Monday

It’s no secret to anyone who knows me knows I am a Stephen King fan. While there are some of his books I don’t care for, the truth is the man can grab you by the nether regions and take you on a journey whether you want to go or not. He is the epitome of STORY.

β€œIn many cases when a reader puts a story aside because it ‘got boring,’ the boredom arose because the writer grew enchanted with his powers of description and lost sight of his priority, which is to keep the ball rolling.” ― Stephen King, On Writing

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2 thoughts on “Stephen King-Inspiration Monday

  1. Just for fun, what SK books do you not really care for? As a huge King fan myself, I don’t have any (that I’ve read so far – I haven’t done Duma Key or Lisey’s Story and perhaps one or two others) that I actively disliked, though I have some that I wouldn’t put with the others. UNDER THE DOME, for one. Good, but took too long to get going… Just wondering what you didn’t like…

  2. I will not read Pet Semetary again, and that’s because of the subject matter, because it was brilliantly written. Most notably, Gage. I didn’t like Tommyknockers, and I agree with your assessment of Under The Dome. I was hugely disappointed in the end, as well.

    With any author, of course there are going to be stories which resonate and those that don’t. For instance, I loved Rose Madder, but I know people who hate that book. I think Sai King needed some hefty editing in some of his later works (the scene in The Dark Tower with Dandelo-wtf was THAT?) although I LOVE the series. His earlier work is amazing.

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