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Old 03-31-2011, 04:54 AM   #1
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I've read quite a few of Stephen King's short stories and a few of the odd ones that have been made into movies over the years. I'm looking for more good ones to read and will probably look to Elmore Leonard next....

So what are your favourites? Or some really good ones for whatever reasons?

For some reason I really really liked Stephen King's 'The Man Who Loved Flowers", I would have to say it's my favourite one from King that i've read so far, I also enjoyed his 'Battleground' story as well...
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I've always enjoyed Clive Barker's Books of Blood and most things by Edgar Allen Poe
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Cool I will check them out.

I've also got some Jeffrey Archer's collections.

Anyone else suggest any?
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Check out "After the Quake", a collection of short stories by Haruki Murakami. Murakami wrote the title story after Japan's 1995 Kobe earthquake. Sadly it is more apropos today. Murakami is the greatest writer of our time.
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Hans Christian Andersen's The Steadfast Tin Soldier. Loved from the first time I read back in high school. At my girlfriend' insistence.
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Hans Christian Andersen's The Steadfast Tin Soldier. Loved from the first time I read back in high school. At my girlfriend' insistence.
Thanks guys I will most definitely check those out!
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The Naked King, Juan Manuel
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Hmm... I've neve read anything translated from another language. Did you read them in English?

Wouldn't some of the beauty of the words be changed with the translation?

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Is it this one: http://www.bartleby.com/195/9.html

It seems awefully short!

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I can't find much about that at all TBH...
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Hmm... I've neve read anything translated from another language. Did you read them in English?

Wouldn't some of the beauty of the words be changed with the translation?



Is it this one: http://www.bartleby.com/195/9.html

It seems awefully short!



I can't find much about that at all TBH...

That's the one. Yo didn't care for it?
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The Lottery
The Yellow Wallpaper
The Tell-Tale Heart
The Monkey's Paw
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I LOVE short stories, those are some that come to mind. Stephen King's shorts are really good too, I just can't remember the names of all the ones I love.
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In my opinion, Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger is THE perfect example of a collection of short stories.

http://www.amazon.com/Nine-Stories-J...3703109&sr=8-1

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There are a lot of stories now but my favorite was Lancelot.
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I like almost any of Edgar Allen Poes, H.P. Lovecrafts and Harlan Ellisons.
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The only one which comes to mind is "The Canterville Ghost", by Oscar Wilde. I first heard about it through watching a 1995 TV movie, which starred Patrick Stewart and Neve Campbell.
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