'Coz of that impending tv show, I recently reread Under the Dome, which, despite it's size, screams along like a flaming Blaine the Mono.... and, glory of glories, I'm more than halfway through the new version of Nightworld. I say thankya F. Paul W.! S.K. was right to be the president of the Repairman Jack fanclub. Though I had heard of The Keep as a movie I admit to not having heard of F. Paul Wilson as a writer until '95 when I came across Conspiracies. I wanted something new to read and it looked interesting, but what clenched it was Sai Steve's recommendation. His generosity of spirit has turned me on to many great writers over the years: Peter Straub, John Farris, Ramsey Campbell, Michael Chabon and others. To me there are no bad Stephen King books, just some that are more well-developed than others. I'm sure FPW could say the same if asked which of his works he's the most proud of and which one's he might see as steps along the way to greater works. But then I'm a hope springs eternal/ glass-perpetually-half-full kind of person. I draw the excellence out where ever I find it and receive revelation and inspiration from it as it soaks in, mutates in my head, and causes new thoughts to occur. The Talisman, IT and The Tommyknockers remain personal favorites of mine, as well as The Stand and The Gunslinger. I also really dug The Mist, and that one may actually be my all-time personal preference from among King's near-matchless body of work.
I tilt at windmills, you tilt at windmills, we tilt at windmills together.
quixotic - Caught up in the romance of noble deeds or unreachable ideals; romantic without regard to practicality.