Tag: Stephen King

Rereading with Some Trepidation: The Stand

the stand

I’m about halfway through a re-read of The Stand. I read it for the first time when I was probably way too young and remember loving it. But I’m having some bumps on this reread.

Which you know it’s been decades people change you never read the same thing the same way no matter how much you might have loved it. But it does make me wonder- 1. Does knowing the fate of these characters change the reading experience?

2. Did I actually like the mini-series better and simply confuse that with the book?

And news about the upcoming remake makes me wonder about that version as well…

I Hope it Hurts: Doctor Sleep

Danny Torrance in Doctor Sleep

Doctor Sleep

Directed By: Mike Flanagan

Having not read the book I went into this movie expecting it to lean heavily on Danny Torrance and his return to the Overlook Hotel- the haunted hell hotel where the events of The Shining took place.

I was pleasantly surprised that the highlight of this movie was the war between Rose the Hat and young justice seeking Abra.

It Chapter 2: Thoughts & Spoilers

Pennywise

It Chapter 2

Directed By: Andy Muschietti

Stephen King is well-known for not always sticking the landings as they say. It is probably a big part of that. The film makes fun of that as well teasing writer Bill that no one likes his endings.

Overall I have to say I enjoyed the film. Lots of positives. But I don’t think they stuck the landing and I don’t think that can be put on King either.

I Finally Read It

IT

It

By: Stephen King

As a kid I was always a fan of Stephen King’s older stuff. The Stand, Tommyknockers, Carrie, Christine but for some reason I got it in my head that I would never, ever touch It. Yet the most recent adaptation and a rekindled interest in horror made me finally pickup the book tale of Pennywise.

And in the end I found it odd as promised and more sad and melancholy than actually scary.

Things You Learn on a Reread

the tommyknockers

The Tommyknockers

By: Stephen King

Grade: B+

Trip over a piece of metal in the woods.

Realize it’s larger than you could have imagined. Give into compulsion to dig it up.

Doom everyone.

I read The Tommyknockers for the first time when I was a kid (probably 12 or so) and it’s stayed with me as one of my favorites. Or maybe it just scared me? I’m going with the first. Anyway I reread it for the first time and it’s interesting the things you pick up on the second time around…

And somethings that Google tells you.