OK...I think I have this thing figured out. Thanks for the "Newcomers please read". I have a few questions, but I have to try to remember what they were. They were about some things in the Dark Tower books. I suppose I should ask those in the Dark Tower portion of the Message Board, right?
Am I correct in understanding that Mr. King is releasing another book in the Dark Tower Series? I waited from about the 3rd one until he finished the last one so I could read them all at one time so I could remember the whole story. You see I was having trouble remembering what happened in the previous book by the time he got the next one out. So, if he has written another, dang it, I will have to re-read the whole series in order to keep the story straight. Is it just me, or do others have the same trouble?
I'm new, I found this website in search of "goofs" or "mistakes". There are just somethings that I've always wondered about. Just looking over the messages I can't find any mention of the things I was looking for. Before I make myself look like an idiot, is it a party foul to point out or ask about this stuff? I wont post all my questions until I'm fully comfortable navigating the site, but it looks like this part of the board gets responses fairly quickly.
I'm a new forum member and do love the interaction and discussions on SK's works and his interactive game 'The Office'. I am currently playing that game with 119 questions answered to date. I hope after my fifth pot I will be able to take part in these discussions.
I assume that most people think that SK himself is either creepy or odd because his books have a reputation of being "scary". I do not know the man personally but I do believe that anyone so dedicated to writing novels that interconnect in many ways is a GENIUS! His novels are always long however you are never "lost" as you read them because they are fairly fluid.
My first SK novel was 'Nightmares & Dreamscapes' which is a collection of short stories. I was in grammar school and remember doing extra chores around the house in order to save enough money to buy the book. I was instantly hooked and have most of his books in hardcover.
If you've read 'Desperation' than you might want to read 'The Regulators'; my hard cover novels are so cool because if you put the back covers side-by-side they form one complete picture. Also, if you have seen his movies like 'Pet Semetary'; 'The Shining'; 'It'; 'Stand By Me'; 'Hearts in Atlantis' & 'The Shawshank Redemption' I suggest you read the novels as well. They are without a doubt 100000000xs better than the actual movies. I do like all the SK "novels turned movies" but they pale in comparison to the actual book. There is less detail, less story, and things left unsaid in the movies; some do his novels justice and some do not even come close to capturing his vision. I imagine that its frustrating for him to watch his movies without thinking "why did they leave this part out?" or "that was not how this character was portrayed in the book!".
He truly is a genius and must be an interesting person to talk to about anything honestly. I wished I could take something from nothing and turn it into a masterpiece.
That being said, you can always buy his books as "eBooks" on Google and read them off your computer to save $. Good luck and enjoy the ride!
yes Krock-SK is a marvelous writer-fiction or non! I'm currently rereading On Writing atm and enjoying each and every word,suggestion and advice as well. I gave that book to my father when he was suffering from writers block-a condition which can be mildly irritating to severe enough to cause sleepless nights accompanied with walking the floor til theres a well defined long narrow path worn thru to the sub flooring and surrounded by handfuls of hair piled up like busted bales of hay. It was a difficult time for a struggling writer!
Once he broke free of his creative bindings he set the book aside to share with anyone with similar interests...which surprisingly enough turned out to be--me! He had forgotten about me giving him that particular book and thought it might help me.He knew I was writing and just assumed it was a novel I hoped to someday get published.It was not. I kept a journal for my private thoughts and musings. So I gratefully welcomed my special book home and am now rereading it with gusto! Thanks to On Writing, my father published several books that he said he never could have finished had it not been for On Writing! It has also been a lot of fun seeing the results of the exercises in the book . I dont automatically love everything SK writes, but I confess I do love most of his efforts!
I'm glad you are a member here. You've certainly come to the right place to talk King style stories! Theres room here to stretch out grab a book and start reading/or discussing what you are reading. I was surprised to be so welcomed to the board when I first joined and I hope you feel the same. Its a great place to come to. So WELCOME! (I say,altho I met you earlier in SKT-lol) have fun
Still new, still me. Hello everyone! I just finished, On Writing, and wanted to respond to the writing assignment, and SK said to wiggle on over here and drop it off, so maybe someone can show me the way?! Anyway, looking forward to connecting with other SK fans...cheers! db