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King or Koontz

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by mark beem, Oct 29, 2003.

  1. Stephen King

    6 vote(s)
  2. Dean Koontz

    3 vote(s)
  1. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
    Which do you prefer and what is your favorite book by each author?


    King: The Stand / Insomnia

    Koontz: Winter Moon / Tick Tock / Intensity
  2. This poll is invalid!!!!


    ...no "Carrot" option...


  3. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Stephen King. Is it true that the guy who hit him with a minivan died on Stephen King's birthday? :eek:
  4. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Not an either/or guy here.

    King- The Stand, It, Misery
    Koontz- The Watchers, Tick Tock, Hideaway.
  5. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs

    Dead Zone. ;)

  7. Tsal


    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    I've only read some 'Book of Horrors'-type short stories from Koontz, but I remember those being pretty cool stuff. Then again, King's Maximum Overdrive has AC/DC soundtrack..

    Tough choice but Koontz, this time!
  8. *runs over guy* "Oh my god! Are you Steven King?" "No.., I'm Dean Koontz." "Oh." *backs up on him and runs him over again.*

    Man I love Family Guy.:D
  9. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    The only book I've read by Dean Koontz was "Phantoms", which, according to the author's notes, is not indicative of the rest of his work. I realize he is not necessarily a "horror" writer, per se, but the way he explained away everything at the ending annoyed me to no end.

    I read "The Shining" a while ago, and that gets a big thumbs up. On a whim, I decided to read Cujo, which was good, as well as the Green Mile.

    Let me tell you, the Green Mile was one of the best books (or series of books) I have read in a LONG time. King is a virtuoso storyteller.

    ...then I read "Pet Sematary". I can handle a lot, in movies and books, but I thought that the last half of that book was so disturbing and utterly WRONG, that I can't even read King for a while yet. I don't know why, but the entire concept and ending "climax" disgusted me, and I'm not sure if it was in a good way. I guess I just like babies and children so much to see them... well, you'd have to read it. (I just can't imagine this man being a father.)

    Though I do plan on reading the Gunslinger books.

    My reluctant vote goes to King.

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