A blogging friend of mine read her first Stephen King — the book, “From a Buick 8.” In her blog post about it, she called it terrible and asked for other recommendations from King, if anyone had any.
I’ve never read “From a Buick 8,” mostly because I didn’t find the concept described intriguing.
But I have a weird relationship with Stephen King.
I, personally, think Stephen King is one of the greatest writers of our generation, and one of the only ones who gets talked about a couple hundred years from now.
Unfortunately, he writes horror, and I don’t like much of his stuff. Too haunting, gross, etc.
But, having said that, I thought his book “Under the Dome” was a masterpiece. And “The Stand” is epic. (And clearly “The Green Mile” rocked big time, as well.)
I’d love to know everyone else’s thoughts on King. Do you love him or hate him? And what’s your favorite work of his?
Stan R. Mitchell
Oak Ridge, Tenn.
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