My opinion about Stephen King

Asuncion, Paraguay
August 5, 2016 9:37am CST
First of all, I do not hate Stephen King, actually I think he wrote some goods creations. However, his novels get me bored. Because they have a lot of paragraphs just to describe things that really are not interesting. It seems like he only write to fill the empty space. One of those is "Storm of the century", I finish read this this book and then I think it was a waste of time. The history was good, but I think it would be more short and still would not lose anything. Otherwise, I like his mini novels and short stories, I think they are much interesting than his novels.
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@akalinus (15828)
• United States
5 Aug 16
I don't like Stephen King books. Horror is not my thing, life is terrifying enough. I have read some of his books. He is a skilled writer and adds fascinating details and descriptions as the story unfolds. I just don't like the endings. I don't like evil stuff.
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• Asuncion, Paraguay
5 Aug 16
One of my favorites books of him is 4 Seasons, that one is not about horror and is so interesting.
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@akalinus (15828)
• United States
5 Aug 16
@Hackmilitant I never read that one, either. I read some of his old books, Misery, Thinner, etc.
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• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
6 Aug 16
@Hackmilitant. Never heard of it. Will check it out. Thanks
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@Sharon38 (1916)
• Jamaica
5 Aug 16
My daughter and I are Stephen King fans. You know just like with some restaurants the food starts out really good but as the population increases the taste and quality decreases maybe that is what is happening with him and the fact that he is getting older might add to it but I will check out those books and let you know what I think.
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• Asuncion, Paraguay
5 Aug 16
Check "Storm of the century" and then tell me your opinion.
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@akalinus (15828)
• United States
5 Aug 16
@Hackmilitant I have not read that book. Is it another horror story?
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• Asuncion, Paraguay
5 Aug 16
@akalinus Yes it is horror topic but I do not recommend to you to read, it is boring. My favorite one of Stephen King is 4 Seasons, is a collection of mini novels.
@polyxena (2576)
• Sturgis, Michigan
6 Aug 16
I'm not a huge fan of Stephen King's books either. While I read some of his books, none have transported me as other books has. He's an okay writer, just not my cup of tea.
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• Asuncion, Paraguay
6 Aug 16
That's okay. Who authors do you read?
@polyxena (2576)
• Sturgis, Michigan
6 Aug 16
@Hackmilitant I like Dean Koontz and Nora Roberts,
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• United States
5 Aug 16
I feel the same way. I have one of his books in my room and I can't get past the first few pages. He seriously describing a dirt road for about 4-5 pages. I don't care about the dirt road or what is on it that much to keep reading it.
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• Asuncion, Paraguay
5 Aug 16
Hahaha exactly.
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• United States
5 Aug 16
I completely agree with you about Storm of the Century. The movie wasn't much better. Do me a favor and read "11/22/63" and tell me what you think. That, and his Dark Tower Series, are amazing. 11/22/63 actually is a mini series on Hulu right now that I want to watch REALLY bad.
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• Asuncion, Paraguay
5 Aug 16
Thanks... I will.
@JohnRoberts (57331)
• Los Angeles, California
5 Aug 16
His works of the last several decades have been generally disappointing and nowhere near the quality of his earlier novels and stories. Now he unnecessarily injects his liberal political beliefs in his fiction writings.
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• Asuncion, Paraguay
5 Aug 16
Latelly he become so comercial.
• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
6 Aug 16
Love and admire this writer. His book "On writing" changed my life. Okay, the Tower (the Dark Tower?) series was kind of boring.
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• Dhaka, Bangladesh
5 Aug 16
ha haaa lol, you are a genious guy..
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• United States
11 Jul 17
I read half way through his novel "Dreamcatcher" and so much of it bored me I couldn't even finish which really sucks because I liked the concept, but so many things he was talking about needn't be in there so I gave up.
@snowy22315 (47390)
• United States
7 Nov 16
Yes, I am totally convinced he is just fulfilling a word contract...his writing has gotten virtually unreadable in his later books.
@cahaya1983 (10053)
• Malaysia
12 Aug 16
I've only read a few of his books. A couple of them are okay I think, but the last one I read was Under the Dome and I do think it's too long and contains a lot of unnecessary details.