Stephen King's "The Stationary Bike"

United States
January 21, 2007 9:46am CST
Has anyone read this book? I'm listening to it right now and I think it's absolutely horrible! I picked it up because I thought the title was silly. I have read Stephen King's books before and, yes, they do have flaws, but are generally OK and some are great! Anyone else read this book? What did you think? If my opinion changes, I will let you know.
2 responses
@juls2me2 (2151)
• United States
22 Jan 07
I haven't read that book. Stephen King is usually very on the farside, morbid, horror, and suspense driven. Is that book at all like that?
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• United States
22 Jan 07
No, not at all. I finished it and it was quite stupid! It's about a guy who got a bad health report and buys a stationary bike. He is also an artist and makes a mural on the wall of the basement where he rides the bike based on an allegory the doctor told him about how his body works. When he rides the bike, he's taken into the world of the mural where it becomes real. I actually like some of Stephen King's works, but this one is the worst I've ever read.
• United States
9 Feb 07
You're welcome. Who knows, someone might actually respond to this discussion saying how much they loved it.
@yarntales (639)
• United States
21 Feb 07
I haven't read Stephen Kings books in decades. I do not believe it is edifying to me. If others want to read them that is their business. I read once that Stephen King said that when he writes, something is guiding his hand and so I believe it isn't a good thing.
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• United States
21 Feb 07
Yeah, and I don't think that "thing that guiding his hand" comes from God. But, he could just be talking in a way that he thinks will keep his fans interested.