'I am simply a 'book drunkard.' Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.' L.M. Montgomery

'There are no faster or firmer friendships than those formed between people who love the same books.' Irving Stone



Friday, August 22, 2014

When You Hear Maine, First Thing You Think of is...

Stephen King of course!

Came across these sites this week and it just goes in with our last destination so had to share!

13 things Stephen King made scary
22 Lessons on how to be a great writer
Duma Key by Stephen King review

Stephen King makes his home in Bangor ME. I haven't been there yet, but next trip we are going for 4 weeks with the camper and will travel around so this is one area we will spend some time in. Can't wait!

Stephen's scary house info and pics

Locale's made famous by Mr. King tours

Stephen and his author wife Tabitha donated 3 million dollars to the renovation of their local library, the Bangor Public Library. Check out the visual tour of this gorgeous library! Read the history of the Library here.

Not only is his wife an author so are his kids! It's a family business. Read this great article about the King family.

I have recently started watching Haven,  set in Maine of course, on Netflix. It's based loosely on his book The Colorado Kid. Too bad the show isn't filmed in Maine! It's filmed in Lunenburg Nova Scotia. The book is a mystery and was published by Hard Case Crime in 2005. Compared to Dashiell Hammett and Graham Greene. No longer in print, you can still purchase the ebook or audio format or the paperback used.

I've never read his books. Tried one once years ago, but didn't care for it, but I LOVED them in the movie versions. I must try reading one again. Tastes change over the years. I have The Colorado Kid on the shelf and will definitely give it a try.

Peggy Ann



7 comments:

  1. Such a great post Peggy. I especially enjoyed the link to his house in Bangor.

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  2. I feel the same way you do about his books. I think I read one way, way back in the 70s, but haven't tried one since. He's certainly got an imagination and is very prolific!

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  3. I haven't read his books, but like him as a person. Always had interesting things to say. Glad he and his spouse donated to the local library.

    Saw the films Shawshank Redemption -- his favorite movie made from his books, and Dolores Claiborne. Both superb. Shawshank is brilliant.

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    1. Shawshank is the best movie ever I think, Kathy. My husband is not a movie guy but he would watch this one over and over. Liked Dolores Clairborne too!

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  4. Shawshank is one of the best movies ever made. The friendship, the survival in such bad conditions. A favorite scene other than the friendship between Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman is the few moments of opera when the prisoners transcend their terrible conditions, and feel free.

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