I know this isn’t my usual kind of post/author but I feel like I sort of grew up on King’s books and the movies made from them.
So since it’s October and Stephen King is the master of all things scary. I want too know what SK books you love. If you haven’t read any(you should)what is your favorite SK movie?
In middle school we took a permission slips home for our parents to sign stating that we could read Stephen King books. Since I have the greatest parents in the world of course they said yes. My first pick was Salem’s Lot. I already had a mild obsession with vampires by this time but this was a completely different take then Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise in Interview With the Vampire. I loved it. I read many more after that. Including the very special edition of The Green Mile that my teacher kept on her desk. Teacher’s pet? No never me!
My favorite out of all the SK books I read would have to be Pet Sematary. I loved the movie at a very early age and the book was heartbreaking and chilling all at the same time. My other favorite was Dreamcather. Although that movie was subpar.
The movies are a whole other topic for another post. I mean The Shining? I could have a whole post on it but I won’t bore you.
On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester’s Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener’s hand is severed as “the dome” comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when — or if — it will go away.
Dale Barbara, Iraq vet and now a short-order cook, finds himself teamed with a few intrepid citizens — town newspaper owner Julia Shumway, a physician’s assistant at the hospital, a select-woman, and three brave kids. Against them stands Big Jim Rennie, a politician who will stop at nothing — even murder — to hold the reins of power, and his son, who is keeping a horrible secret in a dark pantry. But their main adversary is the Dome itself. Because time isn’t just short. It’s running out.
I haven’t read a book by Stephen King in years. I might have to fix that.
- What’s your favorite Stehen King book and/or movie?