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April 13, 2017 05:15PM
I HATED that novel by King. Possibly the most boring, unshocking, horror novel I've ever read. (Sorry, Iowa)

Hate me yet? laughing smiley

Yet I wouldn't call it "predictable"... because I was convinced, while reading it, that the ending had to be more 'shocking'... it wasn't. It was less, in fact. Unpredictable only in the fact that it was so in your face predictable I couldn't believe it would be so.

Long time ago we talked about King and I mentioned that I'm not a fan. I'm not. I MUCH prefer Dean Koontz. But that is NOT to say King hasn't been brilliant. He wrote what I consider the greatest 'short story' ever penned.. "Mrs. Todd's Shortcut". He wrote "The Shawshank Redemption"... one of the best movies of all time. Our old friend SanfRAM called me on that once... he LOVES King... and I had to admit "Shawshank" was brilliant, and some others. But overall? Ehhh. Not a fan.

I just find his writing tedious, interspersed with brilliant lines... not frequent but when penned, eye-popping.

Anyway.. my point here is this: I think I've only read ONE horror novel that I would say is "great"... "The Exorcist". (Also a great movie). I read the Exorcist, by the way, in one night. Couldn't put it down.

And lastly... not picking on horror novels or those who love them... it's just one of things that doesn't, for the most part, work for me. I consider this a failing on my part. - JamesJM
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  Anyone recall another movie called "IT" ??

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  Re: Iowa lol!

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  Have you ever read the book ?

IowaRam91March 29, 2017 07:44PM

  Re: nope missed both ...it looks creepy for sure lol nm

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  Ricou Browning did water / swimming scenes...

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  Re: Creature from the Black Lagoon has found it's writer

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  More Mummy stuff

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  MEH! I'll stick with Karloff's version

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  In line with Karloff's version....

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  Hollywood is incapable of movies with ATMOSPHERE these days!

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  Re: Hollywood is incapable of movies with ATMOSPHERE these days!

73Ram51April 23, 2017 07:57AM

  Have to ever actually watched the original Mummy ?

IowaRam48April 23, 2017 02:06PM

  And STILL more of a work than 2 hours of CGI.

Ramgator50April 24, 2017 07:19AM

  My bias against CGI...

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  This is a reply simply to tick everyone off...

JamesJM72April 13, 2017 05:15PM

  It was an anticipated book IIRC

Atlantic Ram74April 15, 2017 07:22AM

  My greatest weakness...

JamesJM68April 15, 2017 08:00AM

  Re: James, I don't think that's true.

Billy_T71April 15, 2017 09:15AM

  Mostly likely I'm not thinking through the anecdotal aspect of this..

JamesJM77April 15, 2017 10:13AM

  Re: Mostly likely I'm not thinking through the anecdotal aspect of this..

Billy_T58April 15, 2017 01:13PM

  Just to make note of it....

JamesJM57April 23, 2017 10:41AM

  I don't remember that stuff

Atlantic Ram74April 15, 2017 09:19PM

  Re: James, I don't think that's true.

waterfield48April 24, 2017 11:00AM

  Oh, and I'll add this...

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  I'm done with clowns

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