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Old 04-29-2009, 03:44 PM
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Default The Dark Tower, and all things Stephen King

Any towerjunkies out there? Or even just Stephen King readers who haven't gotten around to tackling his magnum opus yet?

I'm getting ready to go out with the lady, so here's some questions:

1. Movie: should it be done? Or no? If yes, how: HBO miniseries or big screen?

2. You like all the books? Or are you of the group who loves the first four (preferring the original Book 1 Gunslinger over the revised version), and pretend the last three don't exist?

3. Favorite book?

4. Favorite character?

P.S. (and I did that on purpose) How did you feel about the Coda?
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Old 04-29-2009, 06:36 PM
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i have watched his movie , but i read his book a little>
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If you were talking about The Stand I'd be chiming in! Alas, that is one of only 2 King books I have read.
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If you were talking about The Stand I'd be chiming in! Alas, that is one of only 2 King books I have read.
You don't know how close you are. Basically, I'll put it like this, if you put all of King's books together and consider them all to be connected and existing on some other universe as a reality, The Dark Tower is at the center of it all. And The Stand is one of a handful of books that are really important. It's the reason they've recently made a comic book version of it.
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Just saw this article.

http://scifiwire.com/2009/05/is-jj-a...eing-a-fil.php

Could be interesting. I've not read the Dark Tower series but have a few friends who love it. I should borrow the first one sometime.
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I've always been more of a fan of his short stories than his novels. For some reason, I just think his storytelling style works better in the "short, sharp, shock" format than those huge tomes that he used to crank out. (They're also fun in that in his writings, you can play "spot the reference" to other 1950's B horror films.)
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Just saw this article.

http://scifiwire.com/2009/05/is-jj-a...eing-a-fil.php

Could be interesting. I've not read the Dark Tower series but have a few friends who love it. I should borrow the first one sometime.
God, I'm already seeing the angry fans rebuttal to it.
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