I had to share a photo of my new King collection! I purchased this whole set from a relative of a friend. I’m so excited! I was just thinking about getting rid of all my paperbacks and buying some hardcovers of my collection, but I was too cheap to buy the books. Then, this amazing opportunity came up and I couldn’t resist. There are a few I haven’t read, and some that I’m looking forward to re-experiencing.
I’ll take this moment to mention my favorite Stephen King books:
Eyes of the Dragon — I completely loved this fantasy book. Rumor has it that he wrote this because he wanted his young children to be able to read something he’d written. Who cares why he wrote it, the book is fantastic. Wonderful story!
Misery — Annie, Paul, the special paper, and the axe!! oh how I loved this book (and the movie too, surprisingly– Kim…remember waking mom up to show her the foot-smashing part? She was not nearly as amused at 3am as we were!)
Skeleton Crew has to be my favorite overall King short story collection. The first story, The Mist, creeps me out today. I was horribly disappointed in the movie (which was pretty faithful to the story up to a point then not so much.)
Night Shift — another amazing collection of short stories…especially the very spooky “Sometimes They Come Back” scary!!!
My favorite short story of all time (and one of my favorite movies, too) is “Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption” Most people are unaware that that movie is based on a King short story. Both are incredible.
Here’s what I’m looking forward to reading (or rereading):
Danse Macabre – a nonfiction book on the horror genre. I was always too afraid to read this, but I’m looking forward to it now.
All the stories in Different Seasons, especially Apt Pupil (I recently saw the movie, which was good and disturbing)
I think I’m ready to reread It, but I’m not sure. That book freaked me out.
Salem’s Lot -ditto on the freaking out. I used to be afraid of vampires, but I’ve gotten over that. I read this book in high school, at school. I refused to take it home and have it in my house. I would only read it during daylight hours. I know it’s strange.
The Stand – What can I say about this one? It’s a perfect story, well written, planned and executed.
ok that’s enough of my 5 second reviews, I’m going to hug my books for a while.