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Well I guess this goes to show that people will differ, I personally love the film as it is (Based) on the Stephen King Book.. I also however Love the book version. You will always get something different between the two mediums and I wouldn't consider myself a fanboy per say, but I see Kings points as to why he doesn't like that particular film version, it's just his opinion which I share only to a point, where as he says he hates the movie all together and I guess as a guy who wrote the book it was based on he can say that. I do enjoy Kings works, but as for his book not scaring you it too me was more of the sense of dread it brought. I don't think a single book from King has actually scared me. H.P. Lovecraft on the other hand is down right terrifying.. but to each his own. I like to see them as a different interpretation to the same story.
Originally Posted by B8TINGU

I wasn't implying you were a fanboy. I was just stating that causing a rift between similar mediums concerning the same product can create fanboys, I've never read anything by Lovecraft but I have the normal horror fans knowledge on what his topics and creatures were. It's interesting that you bring him up though because I've seen interviews were King completely dogs him out. His biggest critique being that Lovecraft couldn't write dialogue to save his life. I don't know, I think King is excellent, but I also think he may be an asshole.
I wasn't implying you were a fanboy. I was just stating that causing a rift between similar mediums concerning the same product can create fanboys, I've never read anything by Lovecraft but I have the normal horror fans knowledge on what his topics and creatures were. It's interesting that you bring him up though because I've seen interviews were King completely dogs him out. His biggest critique being that Lovecraft couldn't write dialogue to save his life. I don't know, I think King is excellent, but I also think he may be an asshole.
Originally Posted by Infected Stray
No offense taken I understand I sound like a fanboy at times, lol.. I'm more of a devils advocate myself but it often backfires on me.. I see that King is kind of an ego maniac at times and I try to look past that as I've never met the man myself. It's hard to believe he has such harsh words for such visionary in the field of literature.

I liken King unto Edgar Allen Poe and Clive Barker unto Lovecraft, Lovecraft was not about dialog and he also wrote in a different time. Lovecraft is a hard read if your not used to him, almost an acquired taste. I know it took me a few attempts to wrap my head around his works.

The two are night and day and he shouldn't bash someone as endured as Lovecraft, but I guess that goes back to my first comment ..lol..
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I don't read as much as I should, but I still collect books. Prior to becoming obsessed with gaming I was deep into reading. I've read every book by Stephen King, and most of the books by Chuck Palahniuk. I never liked King's version of The Shining, but that probably has to do more with the fact I saw Kubrick's version first. I always thought it was shady for King to talk trash about the movie though, I understand why, but I thought he should understand that without help from the movie some people would have never picked up one of his books.

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Originally Posted by Infected Stray
I'm a big fan and have read a lot of Palahniuk as well. What is your favorite by him?
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I've read most of the Star Wars novels; the Halo books; the Dune series; The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings; The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw; Thr3e by Ted Dekker; Drood by Dan Simmons. I also like a few of the comic-strip books (i.e. Dilbert, Foxtrot, Get Fuzzy).
I'm a big fan and have read a lot of Palahniuk as well. What is your favorite by him?
Originally Posted by palmettobling

My favorite is Rant, but I'm partial to Survivor because it was the first of his books I've read. My least favorite is Snuff. I actually don't like that book at all. To me it seemed like he was trying to cause unneeded controversy with a bizarre subject. In my opinion it fell flat and I didn't complete it due to boredom. I own Pygmy but I have never finished it either. The broken English is a different style but because I have problems reading it takes me too long to understand what's happening.


Dvader83 - I love Get Fuzzy. I haven't read it in years but I own some of the books. I was a huge Calvin & Hobbes and Garfield fan growing up, and I think Get Fuzzy played to my fondness of animals over humans.

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