Hearts in Atlantis, and I can't explain why. It just warmed my heart. I love his novels about kids. My favorite short story is "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption".
You might want to try "The Shining" or "Children of the Corn" then, they're both about kids. "Children of the Corn" is a really freaky story, I would definitely recommend it =]
Just try not to imagine you're own kids doing the same sorts of things though...could turn very horrific very quickly =P
There are probably 2 or 3 novels of his I haven't read. I was hard to pick just one. Do you like Dean Koontz?
I haven't, I mean I work Sundays in a book shop so I probably should some time...however; for the time being I am ignorant. Please do enlighten me =]
I have read all most all of his just finished Your Heart Belongs To Me. Good read makes you really think.
I thought of why these two books were good (as of course I liked them too) and it occurred to me that book books have strong male ties (platonic!) within them. In HIA, it's b/t Bobby Garfield and Ted and in Shawshank, b/t Andy and Red. In both cases, both must separate from one another.
Slightly off topic, but do you know what a platonic friendship originally meant?
(I know it's not really relevant here, but when you said platonic it reminded me of this little piece of unknown trivia!)
Gee, I didn't like H in A nearly as much as some of his other books. Have to agree with that Shawshank was excellent!
I have to say that The Stand is an old favourite, along with Misery. From more recent publishings, I'm not sure, I know that I liked Cell.
Re the short stories, my ABSOLUTE favourite of all time, The Long Walk, is actual under the Richard Bachman name. I have read that one at least 8 times and probably will another 8. I think it's just brilliant.
I loved Bag of Bones and Rose Madder. Two GREAT novels!
I've read at last count, 33 books by Stephen King. I've learned a lot from him over the years. He's got one of the best books on the craft of writing called "On Writing." Amazing...
As far as novels are concerned, "Rose Madder" was one of my favorites as it sets itself apart as a revenge novel. Unfortunately, not many people I know read it.
On Writing is really good. I believe that is the first thing he wrote after his accident.
I may be wrong but I think Misery was...hence the idea of someone running someone over before having a car crash of their own...
I've never been a big Stephen King fan ... was just never my sorta thing. But I was recently introduced to the Kingdom Hospital tv series, which I believe is based on a Stephen King book or written by him ... or something like that. I think that's awesome!
However, I guess I fall in the majority, like most his fans. "The Stand" was by far the best (The Complete Uncut Edition w/ over 1350 pages).
no no no. Quite the opposite (according to what I was told). In Ancient Greek times it was the relationship between a man and a boy where the man taught a boy how to become a man (through sex). Men having relationships with boys were really common then ... can you imagine people doing that now!!
You may be right...I just looked it up on Wikipedia
It says this on Platonic Love - "The Longing of the human being in his imperfectness for perfectness and completeness. It is the innate desire for immortality"
The Stand. Tommyknockers. Rose Madder. Must have read these like a million times. Dark Tower series, of course. Nightmares and Dreamscapes - got it as a birthday gift as a kid from my big bro. Got hooked ever since. Stephen King is my all time favorite author. Next to only J.D. Salinger. These are writers who dont pretend or try to be overly artistic as hell. I hate that stuff.
My favorite is Tommyknockers. Stephen King has an amazing sense of humor and the characters he built are so life like and so real that I think I could find them in my neighborhood.
Ha! Go figure! No wonder you and I don't get at each other's throats! Before: Dohn121 and fierycj = so so...
Now: Dohn121 and fierycj = BUDS!!!
Have any of you lot read the Bachman novels by King?
I started reading Blaze but found it very dull...
In 6th grade I did my book project on "The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon" my stupid teacher made a fuss about me picking a Stephen King book. But I knew the principle and I fought to do it. I made a game of the woods But I'm not sure what my favorite book is.
I know that feeling, dear girl. My teacher, when I asked him what he thought of Stephen King, said "He's Crap"
Yes, great description there =/
I love Kings books. They're fantastic
Yeah that teacher was/is a moron. He was a substitute for our regular English teacher who was fantastic but was out due to illness. So he had no idea what he was talking about, or who he was arguing with
My teacher is far from a moron, I have alot of time and respect for the guy...we just differ when it comes down to Stephen King.
I guess it is true to say his writing is not the best to study ever, hence why teachers don't like it, but he is good at what he does...shocking the living c*ap out of us! Haha
Actually, I'm pretty positive that "Dreamcatcher" was the first book he wrote after his accident in '99...
I've read a lot of his books, and I think my favorite is probably "The Stand", but I really like most of his older ones--especially "Firestarter"!
I love Firestarter as well! Some really cool concepts in that one, and a lot less freaky than usual.
The thing that I truly love about King is that he can write about all these out of the box, out of this world scenarios and make them seem extremely real and present.
He is an extremely talented writer and thinker.
Gosh, too many...
Firestarter, The Shining and The Deadzone were all awesome and better compared to his newer stuff (sorry, SK).
Loved The Green Mile Serials, just drove me nuts because each serial was only about 50-70 pages long and whenever I picked up the newest one every month, I'd have to wait 29 days for the next one! Great marketing strategy however. I believe these use to be call Dime Paperbacks...
I'm embarassed to admit, but I could never finish "It", haha...
Way too creepy for me(sorry Stephen, lol)--I guess it doesn't help matters that I don't like clowns anyway...
"IT" is awesome. I'm still reading "Duma Key" I've been slacking in the reading dept. lately. I think I'll pick up on it this weekend.
I have both It and Duma Key looming on the shelf...I'm off to read The Shining now...night all (yes, it's 2.23am over here)
I read a few of Stephen King's novels when I was younger. I actually liked Christine and Firestarter. I haven't read anything lately.
I'd highly suggest "Everything's Eventual." It's a collection of short stories in which he'll write every 3 or 4 years. My two favorite stories are "The Man in the Black Suit" and "Riding the Bullet." The Man in the Black Suit won the O, Henry award. I like his short stories because you can usually read one in just a few minutes.
I don't know why, but I like Pet Cemetary. I have deal with A LOT of death in my life and have always hoped that they would return and be alive...
Stephen King is my inspiration to my novels along with Edgar A Poe
Well, I love to read both of those guys...Then you must like H.P. Lovecraft too, right?
Then just answer me this - WHY THE HELL HAVEN'T I FANNED YOU ALL THIS WHILE, HUH?!!
Yo, fierycj. You better have seen some Guillermo Del Torro movies. I'll cry if you didn't! You too AsherKade!!!
Pan's Labyrinth and Hellboy 2 to say the least.
I liked Pet Cemetary a lot. I enjoyed Bag of Bones and The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, too. Actually, anything Stephen King is good. Let me correct myself. Anything Stephen King writes is great!
Nuff said. You gotta come and join my workshop (OMG, I sound like my Creative Writing Prof.)
Haha, I haven't been to a workshop in many years.
Well, if you can spare the time, check out my hub called "Write a 55-Word Story." I was shocked at the responses. That hub alone is why I have over 1,000 views in only 11 days.
by Cindy Lawson 5 years ago
What is your favourite Stephen King book and why?
by Mohan Kumar 5 years ago
What is your favorite Stephen King story?There are so many great books and short stories King has written. From Carrie to Cujo, Shining to Stand, Dark Tower series... The stories that made great movies like Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, Green Mile, Stand By Me... Have you got a favorite?
by Nicholas Daly 3 years ago
What's your favourite film adaptation of a Stephen King novel?I will say "Shawshank Redemption" to maybe get it out of the way... and I do feel that it is, but I am a big admirer of the original "Carrie," "Stand By Me" and "Misery"... Actually "The...
by Kenna McHugh 10 months ago
“If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” ― Stephen King
by bulletproofchris 8 years ago
Ok, I'm sure this has been asked before, but I'm fairly new here and so it will be new to me. I love Stephen King. He's my favorite living author, and the reason I decided to pursue writing as a career. What I want to know from all you King fans out there is, which is your favorite (i know, it will...
by emichael 5 years ago
What is your favorite Stephen King novel? What is your favorite movie based on a Stephen King novel?
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