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Re: The Stephen King Thread

#381  Postby UncertainSloth » Jan 15, 2018 6:11 pm

i was going to post warlock of firetop mountain, but thought i'd go with a grown up version...;) interesting read, actually...
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#382  Postby Mike_L » Jan 15, 2018 8:37 pm

That looks very good. Visited the Amazon page and read along one thread for as much as the free 'look inside' would allow. Nicely written and interesting.
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Re: The Stephen King Thread

#383  Postby UncertainSloth » Jan 15, 2018 8:48 pm

tis very good - also bears up to many a re-read...your story could be 20 pages long , it could be hundreds....
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Re: The Stephen King Thread

#384  Postby Spinozasgalt » Jan 16, 2018 1:54 am

Mike_L wrote::smile:
Reminds me of the 'Choose Your Own Adventure' books of the early '80s...

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I have this book. And the Chimney Rock one. :shifty:
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Re: The Stephen King Thread

#385  Postby UncertainSloth » Jan 16, 2018 6:53 am

i had the fighting fantasies, grail quests, sorcery series, lone wolf series and maelstrom...loved those books as a kid...
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#386  Postby Mike_L » Jan 16, 2018 7:22 am

Snap! I've also got a yellowing copy of 'The Mystery of Chimney Rock'. I had a few others (I remember The Third Planet from Altair), but the Chimney Rock is the only one to have survived house moves, book swops, garage sales, etc.

Hypertext that predates the www! The Wikipedia entry even mentions the Choose Your Own Adventure Books... :smile:
Hypertext fiction is a genre of electronic literature, characterized by the use of hypertext links that provide a new context for non-linearity in literature and reader interaction. The reader typically chooses links to move from one node of text to the next, and in this fashion arranges a story from a deeper pool of potential stories. Its spirit can also be seen in interactive fiction.

The term can also be used to describe traditionally-published books in which a nonlinear narrative and interactive narrative is achieved through internal references. James Joyce's Ulysses (1922), Enrique Jardiel Poncela's La Tournée de Dios (1932), Jorge Luis Borges' The Garden of Forking Paths (1941), Vladimir Nabokov's Pale Fire (1962), Julio Cortázar's Rayuela (1963; translated as Hopscotch), and Italo Calvino's The Castle of Crossed Destinies (1973) are early examples predating the word "hypertext", while a common pop-culture example is the Choose Your Own Adventure series in young adult fiction and other similar gamebooks. The Garden of Forking Paths (1941) is both a hypertext story and is sometimes used as a description of having different possible paths.

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#387  Postby felltoearth » Jan 16, 2018 1:19 pm

Mike_L wrote:Snap! I've also got a yellowing copy of 'The Mystery of Chimney Rock'. I had a few others (I remember The Third Planet from Altair), but the Chimney Rock is the only one to have survived house moves, book swops, garage sales, etc.

Hypertext that predates the www! The Wikipedia entry even mentions the Choose Your Own Adventure Books... :smile:
Hypertext fiction is a genre of electronic literature, characterized by the use of hypertext links that provide a new context for non-linearity in literature and reader interaction. The reader typically chooses links to move from one node of text to the next, and in this fashion arranges a story from a deeper pool of potential stories. Its spirit can also be seen in interactive fiction.

The term can also be used to describe traditionally-published books in which a nonlinear narrative and interactive narrative is achieved through internal references. James Joyce's Ulysses (1922), Enrique Jardiel Poncela's La Tournée de Dios (1932), Jorge Luis Borges' The Garden of Forking Paths (1941), Vladimir Nabokov's Pale Fire (1962), Julio Cortázar's Rayuela (1963; translated as Hopscotch), and Italo Calvino's The Castle of Crossed Destinies (1973) are early examples predating the word "hypertext", while a common pop-culture example is the Choose Your Own Adventure series in young adult fiction and other similar gamebooks. The Garden of Forking Paths (1941) is both a hypertext story and is sometimes used as a description of having different possible paths.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypertext_fiction

I remember in the 90s when I first heard the term. I immediately thought of the CYOA series. Loved them.
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#388  Postby Mike_L » Jan 16, 2018 4:04 pm

Yes, they occupy a special place in my nostalgia banks. :nod:
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Re: The Stephen King Thread

#389  Postby NamelessFaceless » Jan 23, 2018 5:16 pm

I'm currently reading Gerald's Game. I always meant to get around to it, but now that it's on Netflix I'm inspired to really do it. I'm about a quarter of the way in, and it's pretty good. Probably slower than anything else I've read by him.
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Re: The Stephen King Thread

#390  Postby UncertainSloth » Jan 23, 2018 5:24 pm

if you like gerald's game, you might like lisey's story if you haven't already read it...
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#391  Postby NamelessFaceless » Jan 23, 2018 6:33 pm

UncertainSloth wrote:if you like gerald's game, you might like lisey's story if you haven't already read it...


Yes, I read that one a few years ago and it was ok.
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Re: The Stephen King Thread

#392  Postby UncertainSloth » Jan 23, 2018 6:47 pm

jeez, ok? don;t let fallible hear you say that..;)
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#393  Postby Fallible » Jan 23, 2018 7:43 pm

WHAAAAATTTTTTTT?????!!!!







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She revelled in adventure and imagination.
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Re: The Stephen King Thread

#394  Postby NamelessFaceless » Jan 23, 2018 8:50 pm

:lol: I know, sorry!

My favorite SK book, I think, was Misery.
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Re: The Stephen King Thread

#395  Postby Fallible » Jan 23, 2018 10:08 pm

Well, that's pretty good too.
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Re: The Stephen King Thread

#396  Postby aliihsanasl » Sep 25, 2018 12:44 am

Whats his most popular book written in the 2000s ?
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Re: The Stephen King Thread

#397  Postby Mike_L » Jun 13, 2019 6:18 pm

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Re: The Stephen King Thread

#398  Postby Svartalf » Jun 13, 2019 6:42 pm

I've read several king novels, I find him to be a hack who doesn't know how to finish a story, no matter how skilled he is at starting them
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Re: The Stephen King Thread

#399  Postby Mike_L » Jun 13, 2019 6:53 pm

His short-story compilations are generally much better than his full-length novels, IMO.
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Re: The Stephen King Thread

#400  Postby Svartalf » Jun 13, 2019 7:11 pm

I'd have to find them and read them then, though I once read a 4 story compilation, it did not strike me a any better than his longer work.
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