Personally, I read Carrie and Firestarter and enjoyed both immensely. I found both to be quick and easy reads. I'm currently in the middle of The Shining and I'm finding it a bit harder to get through. I'm trudging forward but it's just not going down quite as smoothly. What are your favorite Stephen King books? And for those who are current with his work, what are the better RECENT Stephen King books? And by recent I mean, eh, last 15 years or so. It seems that all of his books you hear about are the books he wrote in the 70s, 80s and 90s. You don't hear much about the books he's done more recently.