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FFBB: Best Writer - R16 - Stephen King vs. Robin Hobb
« on: October 27, 2018, 06:06:51 PM »
#3 - Stephen King

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#14 - Robin Hobb
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Re: FFBB: Best Writer - R16 - Stephen King vs. Robin Hobb
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2018, 12:07:45 AM »
I like Hobb, but I like King better.
I will expand your TBR pile.

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Re: FFBB: Best Writer - R16 - Stephen King vs. Robin Hobb
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2018, 01:45:05 AM »
Another one I'll leave for later.
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Re: FFBB: Best Writer - R16 - Stephen King vs. Robin Hobb
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2018, 09:13:38 AM »
No doubts, Hobb all the way
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Re: FFBB: Best Writer - R16 - Stephen King vs. Robin Hobb
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2018, 10:08:33 AM »
The greatest of King is incredible, while the scholckiest is, well, awful.
But “Salem’s Lot”, “The Shining”, “The Stand”... these are primal.

I enjoyed the Assassin trilogy from Hobbs, but hated the ending. And just can’t seem to get into others of hers, though i’ll Keep trying.
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Re: FFBB: Best Writer - R16 - Stephen King vs. Robin Hobb
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2018, 01:16:22 PM »
Robin Hobb is a clear choice!

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Re: FFBB: Best Writer - R16 - Stephen King vs. Robin Hobb
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2018, 01:23:22 PM »
I'm currently the only abstain. Can't stand Hobb, but I haven't read any King yet. (Though I have seen the laughably bad Under the Dome TV series)

Any recommendations for a good King read? There's a new print run that have snazzy covers, and Christine in particular is calling to me.
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Re: FFBB: Best Writer - R16 - Stephen King vs. Robin Hobb
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2018, 04:43:48 PM »
Not read Hobb, but I love King anyway. To my personal taste I'd suggest any of (in release order) Salems Lot/The Stand (my fav book)/It/The Dark Half/Duma Key/11-22-63 (Christine too - and Under The Dome is much better than the woeful TV show).

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Re: FFBB: Best Writer - R16 - Stephen King vs. Robin Hobb
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2018, 05:26:02 PM »
Robin Hobb is a clear choice!

Puts Ned's book on tbr pile, see's he likes Hobb and puts book towards the lower end  :P
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Re: FFBB: Best Writer - R16 - Stephen King vs. Robin Hobb
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2018, 05:52:36 PM »
I'm currently the only abstain. Can't stand Hobb, but I haven't read any King yet. (Though I have seen the laughably bad Under the Dome TV series)

Any recommendations for a good King read? There's a new print run that have snazzy covers, and Christine in particular is calling to me.

For Fantasy/Urban/Portal Fantasy it's really The Dark Tower. I actually remember little of the first book except the opening line, but books 2 and 3 were freaking fantastic. Other books might have paranormal stuff, but TDT is really more Fantasy, with its own world, magic and stuff.
Book 4 was also great. 5 and 6 being the middle books alternate between good and bad. The ending of 7 is controversial, but the final moments prior to that were those very few moments that almost made me cry because of a book. Though I was really young when I read it, who knows now.
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Re: FFBB: Best Writer - R16 - Stephen King vs. Robin Hobb
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2018, 08:14:28 PM »
Salem’s Lot, The Shining, The Stand.
All excellent.
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Re: FFBB: Best Writer - R16 - Stephen King vs. Robin Hobb
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2018, 08:39:52 PM »
Salem’s Lot, The Shining, The Stand.
All excellent.
I'll add It to the mix.
I will expand your TBR pile.

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Re: FFBB: Best Writer - R16 - Stephen King vs. Robin Hobb
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2018, 10:38:35 PM »
Salem’s Lot, The Shining, The Stand.
All excellent.
I'll add It to the mix.
Except for (absolute spoiler)
Spoiler for Hiden:
the spider from outer space
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Re: FFBB: Best Writer - R16 - Stephen King vs. Robin Hobb
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2018, 02:27:35 AM »
Robin Hobb is a clear choice!

Puts Ned's book on tbr pile, see's he likes Hobb and puts book towards the lower end  :P
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