I tried to remember when Stephen King book I read first. It would have been in the mid-late 70s. I bought it at a used book store (no royalties for Stephen, I'm sorry to say). It was either "The Dead Zone" or "The Shining." I think it was "The Shining."
I'm going to say I read them in this order:
THE DEAD ZONE
and then publication order after that. Starting with "Carrie" I bought them new, so while I may owe Stephen some back royalties, the payments won't wipe me me out like AIG.
Thank you for the info. I am really new to this and find it is difficult to live with in the rules - when I have to sort of hack out how I must behave - FAQ's seem to contain only part of the info required. I am a writer with many years of dry technical stuff - my fiction is unpublished - but have some great stories scratched out. I thought just being involved might give me the incentive to try and finish one. It's always the first sale that is the toughest one.
Hello all! Finally getting around to posting in this thread. Excited about getting to talk about all Stephen King all the time! Not many of my friends or family read and enjoy him as much as I do. Gotta go, shouldn't be posting at work you know!
I'm new here - just signed up last night as a matter of fact. And lo and behold, today's my birthday and who do I get my first "Happy Birthday" email from? I like you guys already! Thanks for the good wishes. Hope to be around from time to time to talk books/movies and so on. Been a fan for a long, long time - glad to see so many others out there!
John: I wanted to thank you for the reference to Jung's conception of a collective conscious. This was something I have been looking at for a while and had not crossed that thread. Experiencing a thing as a growing thought and then finding a name for it is a little memorizing. Have you heard of the hundred monkey principle?
Well, I just found this site the other day, and I keep breaking away from my chores to come back to it. It is so exciting to find so many friends all talking about Stephen King!!
Thanks for the welcome. I look forward to spending more time here...
Having lurked for most of the last three years or so, I've meanwhile been welcomed quite warmly in another thread. Thanks for that -- nice function anyway, Jordan! But now I thought an official introduction would be in order.
I was born in Essen, Germany in 1972 – nine years after Kurt Dussander had left the city . In the 1990’s, I co-edited the German Stephen King info magazine, published by the King Readers Association Germany, which consisted of nearly 200 members from Germany, Austria and Switzerland at the time. The former club secretary Nicole and myself are now married for nearly twelve years – so I guess you can say we're a true King couple.
As posted elsewhere, my first King book was a Bachman, The Running Man in 1988. Then I did something completely new: I read a second book by a single author (The Shining) -- a thing completely unheard-of until then (at least regarding my own reading habits). The rest is history, and it's good that way.
Hope to have nice conversations with all you guys.
Greetings from Germany,