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  • Feb 21, 2021
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    Sand Man

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/25/books/great-book-reviews.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

    King is remarkably out of place here

  • Oct 31
    1 reply
    laudi

    King is remarkably out of place here

    馃槙

  • Nov 1
    1 reply
    laudi

    King is remarkably out of place here

    why

  • Sometimes

    He has some good endings here and there

  • Nov 1
    2 replies
    Smugin

    why

    Look at those 4 names in OP
    Stephen King is closer to James Patterson than he is the other 3 names there

  • fear of trees

    Look at those 4 names in OP
    Stephen King is closer to James Patterson than he is the other 3 names there

    Not at all

  • fear of trees

    Look at those 4 names in OP
    Stephen King is closer to James Patterson than he is the other 3 names there

    James is a hack who doesn鈥檛 even write his books anymore

  • Nov 11
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    laudi

    King is remarkably out of place here

    No, he's not. It's not like the list is "Shakespeare, Dostoyevsky, Joyce, King".

    Very reasonable company for him to be keeping.

  • Nov 12
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    rozco

    No, he's not. It's not like the list is "Shakespeare, Dostoyevsky, Joyce, King".

    Very reasonable company for him to be keeping.

    It鈥檚 not鈥 like, I like The Stand too but King and BALDWIN in company ??? anyways I wouldn鈥檛 have made a big deal out of it in the first place

  • Einfinet

    It鈥檚 not鈥 like, I like The Stand too but King and BALDWIN in company ??? anyways I wouldn鈥檛 have made a big deal out of it in the first place

    To be fair I've only read If Beale Street Could Talk by Baldwin, and it was very great. I haven't read any Atwood but I've ready Vonnegut and while he's incredible and probably a better artist than King I don't think it's crazy company for him to be keeping.

    But I agree it's not that big of a deal. King is just way better than most writers and his best books have a depth that I think is really under appreciated. This is coming from someone who grew up assuming he was a hack but once I started reading him I realized how great he was.