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Mac Lethal
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Lusid wrote:
My mom used to read me It as a bedtime story, and my brother was named Stephen after King.
I will sucker punch you in the throat for insisting my mother is some sort of filthy soccer mom. Close fisted even.


Did you play soccer?
Post Thu Jul 19, 2007 11:08 pm
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Dan Shay



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I part near learnt to read on King's pulp.

Thems is fightin' words.
Post Thu Jul 19, 2007 11:10 pm
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sneeeeb
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I'll save the day here... everyone relax. What we have here is merely different little reality-tunnels concerning what is/isn't good writing. I get both sides of the argument so I will lay it down. Mac represents the side of me that gets stoned and fantasizes about Hemmingway getting drunk and kicking someone's ass in a bar where nobody knows who he is. Mac is defending literature. You pro-king guys aren't as concerned with a guy being tormented over the perfect sentence, you are appreciating good old-fashioned storytelling. That is just as valid to defend... All of you need to just come to the realization that King is really a storyteller, he isn't a writer in the writerly sense. But who cares? The guy can tell a story. Eff it. Christine is fucking corny idiocy, though... that type of nonsense is what keeps me right on the fence with that guy.
Post Fri Jul 20, 2007 1:15 am
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Lusid
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I've always had a deep hatred for soccer, I'd like to sucker punch it in the throat.
I mostly read non-fiction, so when I read a story I'm trying to read a story.
Each his own, but to call him a horrible author blows my mind.
Post Fri Jul 20, 2007 1:54 am
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sneeeeb wrote:
I'll save the day here... everyone relax. What we have here is merely different little reality-tunnels concerning what is/isn't good writing. I get both sides of the argument so I will lay it down. Mac represents the side of me that gets stoned and fantasizes about Hemmingway getting drunk and kicking someone's ass in a bar where nobody knows who he is. Mac is defending literature. You pro-king guys aren't as concerned with a guy being tormented over the perfect sentence, you are appreciating good old-fashioned storytelling. That is just as valid to defend... All of you need to just come to the realization that King is really a storyteller, he isn't a writer in the writerly sense. But who cares? The guy can tell a story. Eff it. Christine is fucking corny idiocy, though... that type of nonsense is what keeps me right on the fence with that guy.


I do get what you're trying to say, but to say King is just a good storyteller is trivializing his shit. Is Steinbeck just a good storyteller? Good writing can be both examples of what you stated. I totally know what your sentiments are, but King acheives images and feelings, at least when I read his stuff, that I wouldn't simply describe as a good 'ol story.
Post Fri Jul 20, 2007 4:54 am
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RAYMOND CHANDLER MUTHAFUCKAZZZ!
Post Fri Jul 20, 2007 7:16 am
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seandaley
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i can't believe all of you ironic mfs missed the joke.


mac is from kansas city.
they don't read there.
they drink and punch things instead.
Post Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:40 am
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Lusid
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ha.
Me personally:
Drinking and punching things > reading

P.S. This thread was once so innocent and carefree.
Post Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:51 am
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"In Roger Ebert's review of the 2004 movie Secret Window (based on King's Secret Window, Secret Garden), he states "A lot of people were outraged that he [King] was honored at the National Book Awards, as if a popular writer could not be taken seriously. But after finding that his book On Writing had more useful and observant things to say about the craft than any book since Strunk and White's The Elements of Style, I have gotten over my own snobbery."
Post Fri Jul 20, 2007 1:10 pm
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GrantherBirdly
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The titles in longhand! It must be a carefully constructed and incisive read!
Post Fri Jul 20, 2007 1:16 pm
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Mac Lethal
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Stephen King is a fantastic author.

Wait, did I do that right? Or is irony in another color?

Sneeb, I think some of his stories are poorly told, though. He's like the drunk guy on the front porch, who tells enormous tales, and each situation has it's own little quirks and abberant (sp?) traits, but the story never actually delivers. In turn, everyone leaves the porch and punches things.

In my opinion. Onion. Onion booty. Sorry had to.
Post Fri Jul 20, 2007 1:32 pm
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Mac Lethal
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GrantherBirdly wrote:
The titles in longhand! It must be a carefully constructed and incisive read!


"A memoir..."

Fucking Tuesdays With Morrie.
Post Fri Jul 20, 2007 1:35 pm
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Mac Lethal 2007 wrote:
GrantherBirdly wrote:
The titles in longhand! It must be a carefully constructed and incisive read!


"A memoir..."

Fucking Tuesdays With Morrie.


...you're not gonna sit here and talk about Mitch's work that way, are you?
Post Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:20 pm
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Mac Lethal 2007 wrote:
Saying Stephen King is brilliant is a slap in the face to good prose.

The dude writes books for middle-aged soccermoms to buy at grocery stores, so they can curl up on the couch and get a good scare while drinking wine and eating cheese and crackers.



i like drinking wine... and i love cheese and crackers (melted muenster with saltines). wtf does this have to do with stephen king?
Post Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:22 pm
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Mac Lethal
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IT WAS A FUCKING JOKE.

CYAN.

LOTS OF CYAN.

AND FEELINGS TOO. LOTS OF FEELINGS. SO MANY CYAN FEELINGS.
Post Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:45 pm
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