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Stephen King – Out of Ideas?

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Being from Maine, I have a soft spot for Stephen King.  Some of the stories he tells are very good.  Some suck.  And I have to say that I never ever found anything that he wrote scary.  Like, I was never scared that Barlowe or Jack Torrance or something was gonna get me.  Even when I was a kid.  But as scary as his stories weren’t you could usually bet that they were gonna be original (more or less).

Until now.

Here’s some of the description of his new book coming out this fall from Stephenking.com

On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester’s Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener’s hand is severed as “the dome” comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when—or if—it will go away.

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OK – so I am no literary genius (actually I am but I don’t want you all to feel dumb) but isn’t this what happened in the Simpson’s movie?  I mean, a big dome over the town?  You can call it a force field, and maybe it was spawned by a witch or it fell out of Satan’s ass, but essentially, the story is the same.  Big dome, people can’t get in or out.  Except through Maggie’s sandbox.

So the question becomes, what is the rest of the story gonna be about?  Did Lenny get separated from Carl?  Did Principal Skinner get skinned?  Did the Bumblebee man make an appearance?  I hope we find out all of these things.  And I hope S.K. realizes that seeing something that already happened in another media and then saying: “What if I do that, but with horror!?!” does not count as an idea.

Seriously.  Mr. King.  Steve.  You already pissed me off with that shitty miniseries of The Stand.  Don’t be writing books about old Simpson’s plots to make it worse.  Also – if you ever make a series of the Dark Tower, Viggo Mortenson should be Roland.  Thanks!

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Acadia Einstein

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5 Comments

  1. Susan Helene Gottfried

    Oh, my. Stephen King does the Simpsons. And almost every science fiction story out there, too. Although none of those books needed Maggie’s sandbox for an escape.

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  2. Nick

    Dude , you’ve got to be kidding me. Really , because he decides to use a bubble around a town you’re going to call him unoriginal ? Do you know how many different movies/books that thing has been in ? Well I myself do not know exactly …. but so far I’ve counted 6. If anything you should be looking forward to see how he decides to make this his own instead of ranting on a blog about how he stole something or is running out of ideas. I can see it now , next weeks post:

    ” Steven King copying story lines – has monster in new movie”

    WHO THE FUCK CARES. If you’re going to say he’s running out if ideas base it on the whole fucking movie/book rather then 1 aspect. “OMG HE USED A MONSTER IN THIS MOVIE… But but , there was a monster in his LAST movIe !!?!??!??!?! ”

    – You’ve Just Officially Been Flamed.

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  3. vange

    You’re such a flamer, Nick.

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  4. Acadia

    Originally Posted By Nick
    Dude , you’ve got to be kidding me. Really , because he decides to use a bubble around a town you’re going to call him unoriginal ? Do you know how many different movies/books that thing has been in ? Well I myself do not know exactly …. but so far I’ve counted 6. If anything you should be looking forward to see how he decides to make this his own instead of ranting on a blog about how he stole something or is running out of ideas. I can see it now , next weeks post:

    ” Steven King copying story lines – has monster in new movie”

    WHO THE FUCK CARES. If you’re going to say he’s running out if ideas base it on the whole fucking movie/book rather then 1 aspect. “OMG HE USED A MONSTER IN THIS MOVIE… But but , there was a monster in his LAST movIe !!?!??!??!?! ”

    – You’ve Just Officially Been Flamed.

    Your wrongness is staggering.

    *staggers*

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  5. Hotspur

    Would that thing keep the squirrels out of my attic?

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