What are Stephen King's best books?

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  1. Guestx

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    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.


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    The Stand
    Carrie
    The Shining
    Christine
    Cujo
    Dolores Claiborne
     
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    Last ond i read was The Girl who Loved Tom Gordon and it made me suspect King is a bit of a pedophile
     
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    Mine favourite is the stand I like a lot of the dark tower series but haven't finished the whole thing yet.
     
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    The green mile and Duma Key are the only two I have read, enjoyed them both but that might only be because I was in jail.

    Currently reading The Stand and it’s right up my alley

    Edit I take that back I have read the girl who loved Tom Gordon and enjoyed that as well.
     
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    pet cemetery. scary fuckin shit that book was.
     
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    I've never read any king but always meant to
     
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    Check out McCammon’s “Swan Song” too.
    I love the stand, and SS is similar, but imo it’s superior.
     
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    Question: I read the first in the Dark Tower series and couldnt really get into it. Should i continue? Does it get better?
     
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    I haven't read all of his books, so no way for me to tell you what's best, but I think I've read some of the more well-regarded ones.

    The Stand
    It
    The Shining
    Salem's Lot
    11/22/63

    Read Cujo as a small kid. Don't remember how good it was. Haven't made it through the Dark Tower yet, but don't super love what I've read thus far.
     
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    By the end of the series, you won’t even believe that it came from th first of the series. Incredibly different in style and story.
     
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    That and that one section in IT.

    I liked Eyes of The Dragon when I read it as a teen. Not sure if I would like it now. My favorite would probably be The Stand.
     
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    The Stand is my favorite novel. I loved the premise of Under The Dome, but the end kind of sucked. A lot of his books have shitty endings.
     
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    Almost forgot about The Running Man.
     
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    It says in the foreword he started the book in the beginning of his career and wrote the rest decades later. He even apologized for his sloppy writing in the first book lol
     
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    Yeah I read the same. He was just starting, and had not discovered his true potential.

    I’m not a huge fan of the series since it veered off into craziness. Though many love it, so I guess it depends on what you like. I enjoyed the first three more than the rest. Sloppiness and all.
     
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    The Bachuman books were great - Rage, the long walk and the running man
     
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