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What I find most amazing about King is that no matter how mundane (rabid dogs, a weird flu, silly blood-sucking vampires, etc.), he still manages to keep me reading page after page till I get to the end of the book; no matter that the books could often double as boat anchors due to their size and weight. There were just a few exceptions to this rule for me... Gerald's Game, Dolores Claiborne, and Rose Madder. I just couldn't get 50 pages into any one of those before I had to give up. However, he's written a lot of stuff...

 

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/k/stephen-king/

 

... and I've read about 98% of it.

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I hear ya. But if that is all you didn't care for in all that Stephen King has done, that is quite the tale in itself. I haven't read any of those that you didn't care for so I have no opinion on that.

 

But I was trying to determine just how many books in total Stephen King has actually written and came across this wonderful article about interchanges between Stephen King and Isaac Asimov. It was wonderful!

 

Isaac Asimov and Stephen King: A Few Words Between Fellow Writers - Jamie Todd Rubin blog

 

I loved the exchanges very much.

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I hear ya. But if that is all you didn't care for in all that Stephen King has done, that is quite the tale in itself. I haven't read any of those that you didn't care for so I have no opinion on that.

 

But I was trying to determine just how many books in total Stephen King has actually written and came across this wonderful article about interchanges between Stephen King and Isaac Asimov. It was wonderful!

 

Isaac Asimov and Stephen King: A Few Words Between Fellow Writers - Jamie Todd Rubin blog

 

I loved the exchanges very much.

Somehow I just could never get into Steven King. Isaac Asimov, on the other hand, is one of my favorites.
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I am also a huge King fan and have read about 98% of his novels including uncut, hardback editions of The Stand and IT.

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Yes, I have read all but some of his latest books.

 

I absolutely love every book of Stephen King's that I have read, but I think that my all time favorites are Hearts of Atlantis and the Dark Tower Series.

 

But as I say, I love all his books. And I have also read quite a few. I have about 40-45 of his books and several collections in likely a 50/50 split between hardcover and paperback, as well as several Kindle ebooks too. I don't know what that makes as to percentages but he takes up a lot of room on our bookshelves LOL!

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I think my favorite is The Stand Unabridged:

 

The_Stand_Uncut.jpg

 

Small compared to IT (823 pages versus 1,138) but I love it.

 

I have both of those in hardback with another 15 more in hardback editions.

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Just got a promo code and got The Stand from Audible. Woohoo! Can read it again!

 

I think I broke all reading records when I first read The Stand via my paperback version. I am really excited to be reading it again in audiobook format now!

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ebola?

0 americans have died of it.

over $2 bil us dollars spent on it in the usa.

 

what about the tens or hundreds of thousands who die due to drunk drivers? pffft. we don't care.

what about the tens of thousands who will die of pneumonia or the flu this year? pffft, we dont care about that either.

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What link? Uh, no. I'll go clicky now.

 

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Wow! That's pretty sad, huh? I think people have just lost their faith and interest in this government altogether. Which is even more scary than the turnout figures because it means that apathy, more than anything, is the deciding factor of who rules us here in this country. Apathy is rarely a wise way to achieve anything other than total disengagement from something. I suspect this may even get worse before it gets better.

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Update:- As you know I have been moaning about how cold it is in the radio shack. Well I've managed to take the edge of it for the duration .

I was in the outside workshop today and I spied a mini gas heater,a tiny Caribe .It's supposed to run on camping gas but that's way too costly and the bottles are very small. So I've converted it to run on an eleven kilo Portagas bottle . Butane. The element is only 6x4.5 inches. It has two but I have disengaged one and the one remaining is just enough to keep the shack enough above ambient temperature to be comfortable.

There is no smell and it's not in the way . I just hope it wont raise the humidity levels to cause condensation inside the towers when left off when I'm not in there.

I will find out tomorrow as I intend to look inside the towers before I start up .

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Calculate there is almost 6000cu.ft, in here with an open stairwell. Should be ok. Had it on for 5hrs last night ,so many draughts in here there is too much air circulation. So "no worries"

Thank you for your concern and consideration.

 

Eric when I first flipped the switch on the regulator there was a good hiss of gas . The gas company had refilled and distributed a bottle with a big crack in the rubber neck seal. I dread to think what would have happened if someone else had got this bottle .

Took a good seal off an empty and all good now.

 

 

 

Just a little hint:- If you suspect a gas leak . Take a sponge and wet it well.Put a good squirt of wash-up liquid on it and knead it till you get a good foam. Pat the foam around the suspect area and if you have a leak the foam will bubble up. :thumbup:

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