[Prosjekt Stephen King]

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Jeg er en stor Stephen King-fan. Den første romanen jeg lånte på voksenavdelingen på Bekkestua bibliotek som fjortenåring, var Piken som elsket Tom Gordon, og man kan si det var kjærlighet ved første gjennomlesning. Opp gjennom årene har jeg konsumert en god del King-romaner og novellesamlinger, men bare på norsk og i tilfeldig rekkefølge. For noen år siden bestemte jeg meg for at jeg skulle pløye meg gjennom hele forfatterskapet hans i kronologisk rekkefølge (med unntak av The Dark Tower-serien og bøkene som ble utgitt under pseudonymet Richard Bachman, disse skal jeg spare til siden), på engelsk.

For å gjøre det lettere for meg å holde oversikt over hva jeg har lest og ikke lest i dette prosjektet, poster jeg en oversikt nederst i dette innlegget.

Før jeg runder av og lar dere skrolle nedover, må jeg fortelle om en artig dateopplevelse som har med Stephen King å gjøre: Da jeg var i Los Angeles med Teater Manu i 2014, dro jeg på date med en hyggelig kvinne. Lawyer by day, graffiti artist by night. Jeg kom til å nevne Stephen King-prosjektet mitt for henne, noe hun syntes hørtes kult ut. Deretter sa hun: «You know, I’m from Bangor in Maine. Stephen King used to be my neighbour.»

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I am a big fan of Stephen King. The first novel I borrowed from the grown-up section at Bekkestua Library as a 14 years old was The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, and you could call it love at first reading. Through the years I have consumed a fair share of King’s novels and short stories collections, but only in Norwegian and in a random order. A few years ago, I decided to start ploughing through his entire bibliography in chronological order (except for The Dark Tower series and the novels published under his pseudonym Richard Bachman, I’ll save those for last), in English.

To make it easier for me to keep track of what I have read and not read in this project, I’ll post an overview below.

Before I wrap it up and let you scroll down, I have to tell about a funny date experience related to Stephen King: When I was in Los Angeles with Teater Manu in 2014, I went on a date with a nice lady. Lawyer by day, graffiti artist by night. I happened to mention my Stephen King project for her, which she thought sounded cool. Then she proceeded: «You know, I’m from Bangor in Maine. Stephen King used to be my neighbour.»

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Titler med uthevet skrift: Lest.
Titler i kursiv: Tidligere lest på norsk.
*B: Eier boka.
*e: Har på Kindle.

Titles in bold: Read.
Titles in italic: Previously read in Norwegian.
*B: Own the book.
*e: Ebook on Kindle.

  1. Carrie (08.01.2014-11.01.2014)
  2. ‘Salem’s Lot (13.01.2014-28.01.2014)
  3. The Shining (30.01.2014-10.02.2014)*B
  4. Rage (Richard Bachman)
  5. The Stand (16.12.2014-06.01.2015)*e
  6. Night Shift (13.02.2014-11.03.2014)*B
  7. The Long Walk (Richard Bachman)
  8. The Dead Zone (12.03.2014-30.03.2014)*e
  9. Firestarter (14.04.2014-09.06.2014)*e
  10. Roadwork (Richard Bachman)
  11. Cujo (16.06.2014-27.06.2014)
  12. The Running Man (Richard Bachman)
  13. Different Seasons (31.07.2014-15.09.2014)*e
  14. The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger
  15. Christine (15.09.2014-30.09.2014)*e
  16. Pet Sematary (01.10.2014-11.10.2014)
  17. Cycle of the Werewolf
  18. The Talisman (with Peter Straub) (10.10.2014-26.10.2014)
  19. Thinner (Richard Bachman)
  20. Skeleton Crew
  21. It (09.01.2016-24.03.2016)*e
  22. The Eyes of the Dragon (03.04.2016-30.04.2016)*e
  23. The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three
  24. Misery (08.05.2016-11.05.2016)
  25. The Tommyknockers (21.05.2016-08.06.2016)
  26. The Dark Half (10.06.2016-20.06.2016)
  27. Four Past Midnight *B
  28. The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands
  29. Needful Things *B
  30. Gerald’s Game
  31. Dolores Claiborne
  32. Nightmares & Dreamscapes *B
  33. Insomnia *B
  34. Rose Madder *B
  35. The Green Mile *B
  36. Desperation
  37. The Regulators (Richard Bachman)
  38. The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass
  39. Bag of Bones
  40. The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon *B
  41. Hearts in Atlantis
  42. The Plant
  43. Dreamcatcher
  44. Black House (with Peter Straub) (27.10.2014-20.12.2014)
  45. From a Buick 8
  46. Everything’s Eventual *B
  47. The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla
  48. The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah
  49. The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower
  50. The Colorado Kid
  51. Cell *B
  52. Lisey’s Story
  53. Blaze (pseudonym Richard Bachman)
  54. Duma Key
  55. Just After Sunset
  56. Under the Dome
  57. Full Dark, No Stars
  58. 11/22/63
  59. The Dark Tower: The Wind Through the Keyhole
  60. Joyland *B
  61. Doctor Sleep
  62. Mr. Mercedes *B
  63. Revival
  64. Finders Keepers
  65. The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
  66. End of Watch
  67. Gwendy’s Button Box (with Richard Chizmar)
  68. Sleeping Beauties (with Owen King)
  69. The Outsider
  70. Elevation