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Old 05-17-2018, 09:42 AM
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Peter Straub vs. Stephen King

I hereby throw down the gauntlet: Peter Straub is a better writer than Stephen King. My favorite of his books is Shadowland.
I saw an ad for a new movie Shadowlands, and I thought "Interesting project, but it seems like it would be a very difficult novel to film." But it was a totally different story, something about C.S. Lewis. What a disappointment.
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Old 05-20-2018, 06:12 AM
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Straub is not an icon of American Horror Literature. Gotta have that Icon status baby...Stephen King hands down.
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Old 05-22-2018, 06:31 AM
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Straub is better, mostly. Although I think I've only read two novels by him. KOKO and SHADOWLANDS. King doesn't scare me. He writes unexciting adventure stories. IT being the exception. That was cool.
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Old 05-24-2018, 08:09 AM
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he should have stuck to horror

I wish Straub had stuck to supernatural horror. Koko was a good book, but the killer wasn' supernatural.
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Old 05-25-2018, 04:23 AM
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Straub's work in HOUSES WITHOUT DOORS was tremendous. They contain vignettes that blew me away. Literally a paragraph of pure talent coming at yer.
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Old 05-26-2018, 02:56 PM
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Stephen King.

Never read Straub. What would be a good book to start?
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Old 06-26-2019, 10:15 PM
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Straub's work in HOUSES WITHOUT DOORS was tremendous. They contain vignettes that blew me away. Literally a paragraph of pure talent coming at yer.
Yeah, that Blue Rose story is one of the best I have read.

SK is special...he doesnt scare, sometimes doesnt even make me squeemish, still, what he does is out of this world, and he does it all the time.
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Old 11-13-2019, 03:22 PM
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King hands down. Even in his less popular work he still brings his A game. I just finished From a Buick 8, and man, the dog scene toward the end really messed me up.
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