The Outsider

daventry cat

Striker
Anybody watched it? Is it worth it? I notice it has 9.2 on IMDB but am assuming thats from a lot of 16 year old King obsessed virgins
 
Watched the first one last night with the second one on the planner. An excellent start and very much looking forward to watching the second tonight.
 

Lexingtongue

Striker
I thought the book was atrocious after a decent start (there's a massive genre shift part of the way through) so I was really surprised to see it getting such positive reviews. Unfortunately, for me, King just doesn't have any of the old magic left these days. Maybe the producers have worked their own magic into it somehow...
 

jacko100

Striker
I thought the book was atrocious after a decent start (there's a massive genre shift part of the way through) so I was really surprised to see it getting such positive reviews. Unfortunately, for me, King just doesn't have any of the old magic left these days. Maybe the producers have worked their own magic into it somehow...
This for me too, thought it was a great start and was really interested in how he was going to get out of the hole he had dug but then he just took the easy way out and it descended into nonsense.

I have enjoyed some of his later material though, the bill hodges trilogy was good even if there were diminishing returns. Really enjoyed 11/22/63 and under the dome (christ they messed that up badly on tv)
He still has the issues with not knowing how to finish his books though.
 

Lexingtongue

Striker
This for me too, thought it was a great start and was really interested in how he was going to get out of the hole he had dug but then he just took the easy way out and it descended into nonsense.

I have enjoyed some of his later material though, the bill hodges trilogy was good even if there were diminishing returns. Really enjoyed 11/22/63 and under the dome (christ they messed that up badly on tv)
He still has the issues with not knowing how to finish his books though.
I strongly believe that those two novels you mention are examples of his famous trunk novels, partly or mostly written years back when he still had a knack for writing and brought back to life years later.
 

jacko100

Striker
I strongly believe that those two novels you mention are examples of his famous trunk novels, partly or mostly written years back when he still had a knack for writing and brought back to life years later.
I've heard that said before but havent seen or read anything to back it up tbh. There are other examples of good stuff in the last 15-20 years too though
 

Lexingtongue

Striker
I've heard that said before but havent seen or read anything to back it up tbh. There are other examples of good stuff in the last 15-20 years too though
I think he mentioned Under the Done being a trunk novel himself, actually. He's done some decent stuff, yes, but he's not the same as be was. His quality has dropped substantially, IMHO.
 

Gene Hunt

Central Defender
Interested to see it, enjoyed the book until it went batshit mental
Think the same can be said for most Stephen King novels. Dream catcher and the JFK time travel one were brilliant books until they descended into absolute chaos towards the end.
 

SydneyFan

Winger
Well I like his books. Enjoyed 11.22.63 and on tv. Just read the outsider and thought it was great so looking forward to watching it. Recorded the first 2.
 

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