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My Top 10 Stephen King Books

Updated on April 28, 2015

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Stephen King One of My Favorite Authors

Stephen King is one of my favorite authors. The first book of his that I read was "Carrie." Not the newer version, but his first published novel in 1974. Money was tight for Stephen King and he had almost given up on writing. Since then he has written more than 50 books. Many of those have became best sellers and turned into some great movies. Although there is one movie that I didn't like and found it quite boring. The movie is "Cujo". Many of you might disagree with me, but this is my opinion only. Because I had seen the movie first and did not like it, I had chosen to not read the book. Many years later I had see the paperback "Cujo" book in a rummage sale. I decided to give it a shot to see if it were better than the movie. Unlike the movie, a good part of the book is written through the eyes of the dog. He doesn't understand why he is so sick and what is happening to him. After reading this book, I found it interesting.

Some of his books have needs some cleaning up with the language. And some parts in his book, I have found are degrading to women. But since I do like his writing style, I have looked past this.

Now if I have mentioned anything negative, die hard Stephen King fans if you start throwing eggs at me, it will only mess up your monitor.

Overall, King has an imagination most aspiring writers would die for. I haven't read all of his novels. This is my top ten list of King's books that I have read.

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#1 Carrie

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Carrie was so misunderstood

This is when I became a Stephen King fan!

Carrie is a novel (published 1974) of a high school girl who is an outsider. Because she is misunderstood and quite, student torment her. Carrie has not friends. When some students pretend to like her, they are planning on something so horrendous that it lets out the pent up emotions and rage in her. Carrie's telekinetic powers goes on a rampage of destruction.

Three movies thus far were made from this book. Not a big fan of remakes or reboots (as they are called now), the original movie made in 1976 with Sissy Spacek is my favorite.

The third version in the movie reboot of 2013 would come a close second.

Oh, looks like we are due for another reboot!

(Find Carrie in many formats for reading. See the link above)

#2 Salem's Lot

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Great Vampire Novel and Excellent Watching It on TV

Salem's Lot published in 1975 in a vampire novel that I find intriguing. This is King's second novel. It is about a vampire that is patterned after Bram Stoker's Dracula. The story evolves from a small town in Maine. The people in this town are disconnected. They seem a bit lost and something evil is happening.

Vampires have taken over. But the scariest of them all is not the vampires but the town itself. It is haunting during the daytime with its secrets and emptiness. There were frightening things that hide during the day and the horror of the night.

This book was later made into a TV series named Salem's Lot.

#3 Pet Sematary and #4 Thinner Books

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Books #3 and #4

#3 Pet Sematary (1983) is another book of Stephen King's which is set in Maine. The Creed family move from Chicago to the rural country side of Maine. Dr. Louis Creed is appointed director of the University of Maine's campus health service. The house that they live in happens to be by a busy highway where large trucks travel fast past their home. Warned by their neighbor to be careful of the road, the family pet gets hit. Their neighbor tells Louis about the pet sematary and a place where the pet will come back to life. But beware that they can come back tainted.

More gruesome things happen when his son and wife get killed.

#4 Thinner (1984) is about a lawyer named Billy Halleck. He is obese and arrogant. When he is distracted while driving on the road, Halleck runs over an elderly gypsy woman. It is brought to court. But due to the judge being a close friend, the charges were dropped.

The woman's father puts a cruse on Billy when he strokes his check. He whispers the word, "Thinner." From that point on, Halleck loses weight. At first it looks good on him, but the weight lost continues.

Pet Sematary - the best scenes

#5 Insomnia, #6 The Green Mile and #7 The Shining

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Books #5, #6 and #7

#5 Insomnia (1994) set in the fictional town of Derry, Maine. This book is about a widower who suffers from insomnia. As his condition worsens he starts to see things that others cannot. Later he finds that his insomnia had been induced by doctors to defeat agents of the Crimson King. The Crimson King is an evil ruler of the dark.

If you are a speed reader, then you might enjoy reading all 800 pages. It is a long book, but I found it interesting.

#6 The Green Mile (1996) interestingly the Green Mile was written as a series of six novellas. King didn't even know how the story would turn out. Later the six books were added in one volume work. The story is about Paul Edgecombe, the death row supervisor and his encounter with inmate John Coffey. Coffey has some unusual healing abilities. But every time he uses his power, he dies a little more.

#7 The Shining (1977) is King's third published novel and first hardback bestseller. Author Stephen King built the story based on his personal recovery from alcoholism and experience to the Stanley Hotel in 1974. But in the case with King, he did not go insane unlike Jack Torrance, the character in the book.

The Green Mile - John Coffey's Execution

Here is Jack

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The Shining [Blu-ray]

The Shining [Blu-ray]
The Shining [Blu-ray]

This is when I become a big Jack Nicholson fan. This book really came to life on the big screen.

 

The Shining, the Movie

Stephen King did not have the control that he does now over the first movies made from his books. He was disappointed in the way the movie version of The Shining turned out. Years later, he wrote the script for the mini-series of The Shining; the way he had intended it to be.

In my opinion, sometimes less is better. I felt the mini-series dragged.

OK, start throwing those eggs again!

Shawshank Redemption - Excellent Movie Too

#8 Shawshank Redemption, #9 It and #10 Needful Things Books

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Books #8, #9 and #10

#8 Shawshank Redemption was part of a novella by Stephen King. This collection of 1982 is titled Different Seasons, subtitled Hope Springs Eternal. In 1994 the movie was made and nominated for seven Academy Awards in 1994. As a banker from Maine, Andy Dufesne is arrested for a double murder. This includes his wife and her lover. There is something special in his prison cell behind the poster of Rita Hayworth.

#9 It (the novel) is one of the shortest titles that you will on a book. Published in 1986, this horror novel by Stephen King is about a monster disguised as a clown. This thing or "It" mainly preys on young children. I never really like clowns. Anyone who doesn't show their face is hiding something.

#10 Needful Things - Don't Go Into This Shop

Needful Things (1991) is about a stranger who opens the Needful Things curiosity shop and the haunting ways it affects the customers. My advice is to not go into this shop!

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      Trina Sonenberg 7 years ago from Nucla, Colorado

      The Dark Tower Series is the very best, in my humble opinion. Stephen King is Genius! How many people could possibly write a series and link to them in other books not of the series?

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      Debbie 7 years ago from England

      Nicely laid out lens. I don't think I've read any Stephen King!

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      Zut Moon 7 years ago

      Howdy - I must be honest and say that I have never read much of Stephen King. I think I did read one or two many years ago. But I have read many of Dean Koontz; however the master will always be Edgar Alan Poe. One should also not overlook H. P Lovecraft although I must admit, his style is very hard to get used to.

      Still, you do deserve 5 stars for sharing one of your passions with others.

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      Holley Web 7 years ago

      I agree abiout "Cujo" - didn't care for the movie either.There was a book of short stories called "Nightmares and Dreamscapes" that I absolutely loved! Love the lens!

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      Terry Boroff (flipflopnana) 7 years ago from FL

      Not a Stephen King fan, but nice lens anyway.

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      Heather Burns 7 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      My favorite is Shawshank Redemption.He's got some great ones!

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      bdkz 7 years ago

      Great list here!

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      Bambi Watson 7 years ago

      You missed my fave the Stand... but most of his books are excellent...though I was wondering which of the 10 was your favorite since they weren't numbers?

      Wnderful lens!

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      seashell2 7 years ago

      Nice work! Haven't read much of his work but enjoyed your lens!

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      Wendy Henderson 7 years ago from PA

      I'm a Stephen King fan. My favorite was Pet Sematary. I also liked the Mist but that ending...shocking yet typical of Stephen king.

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      jaye3000 7 years ago

      My husband's gonna love this one! He's a huge fan, but has little time, he's still reading the cell...?

      Says he'll never use a cell phone now. You did a great job :) 5 big ones

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      rewards4life info 7 years ago

      I think "The Green Mile" I've read the most number of times. "Insomnia", "Carrie", "Misery" and "It" I've read just once. But my favorite movie of all is the "Shawshank Redemption". Awesome lens, high 5*

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      Tyla MacAllister 7 years ago

      I like many of Stephen King's books but Pet Sematary is still my all time favorite. I didn't really like the movie version so much though. The Shining was the first R rated movie I was ever allowed to see without my mother so that will always be special. I also enjoyed the Night Shift collection of short stories. And I'm with you on Cujo. I just never cared for it.

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      Lou165 7 years ago from Australia

      Thinner was fantastic. I like the movie of Misery as well, but I never got around to reading the book! I've never read Cujo, although my hubby loved it - when we first met he had a dog called Cujo!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I am a huge Steven King Fan This is a great lens 5 and then some.!! It is almost impossible for me to pick a favorite but I guess The green mile would come first.or the shawshank redemption

      Great lens thanks for sharing

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      My fav Stephen King books are "The Eye of the Dragon" and "The Green Mile".

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      Kate Loving Shenk 7 years ago from Lancaster PA

      Steven King's book on Writing is one of my favorite writing books!!

      Great lens!!

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      Zut Moon 7 years ago

      I forgot to mention that when we were in Bangor, Maine - we saw the house that Stephen King owns. Very gothic with all kinds of gargoyles on the exterior.

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      Tiffany3 7 years ago

      Great list!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Great lens! I enjoyed reading Pet Semetary the most I think.

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      Treasures By Brenda 7 years ago from Canada

      Nicely done. I have a teenage son who just read a bunch of Stephen King books. Now he's interested in the movies...

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      Mary 7 years ago from Chicago area

      I read Stephen King as a teen. Scary stuff! That guy is seriously talented. 5*

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      tdove 7 years ago

      Thanks for joining G Rated Lense Factory!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Great Top Ten lens. I haven't been reading as much since I started Squidoo. These old eyes can only read so much.

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      roysumit 7 years ago

      I haven't read Stephen King but now I may do. A great page on him. Well done.

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      Dianne Loomos 7 years ago

      I'm not a Stephen King fan but you have done a great job here of highlighting his work! Well done!

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      Susan Deppner 7 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I guess I'm not very aware of Stephen King or I would have known that he wrote Shawshank Redemption. Haven't read the book, but it was a great movie!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I have never read Steven King but Shinning has always been on my list of books to read. I still haven't watched the movie because i wasnt to read the book first. Great lens.

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      chass071775 7 years ago

      I think this is a great lens. I love Stephen King! I'm a little confused on the tweeting thing but I submitted an answer, 5*****

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I was hoping for a recipe lens too.. ha ha I had one all lined up for week two and then I got thrown a curve ball with the niche assignment. This is a very well laid out lens. Not to showy. Some lenses get so packed into so much detail that I get lost on the page (and bored). This is great. Very simple and makes a statement. Personally, I don't read Stephen King because I love Non-Fiction books. I'm more of a history, biblical and autobiography type myself.

      Great lens! I love Rocket Mom!! 5 STARS!!

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      clouda9 lm 7 years ago

      Oh my vote for best of Stephen King is The Stand. The book had me at hello, could not put it down! The mini-series (I think it was on ABC) did not get the same, although I thought it was pretty darn good. Nice list, surprised me on a few that I did not know King wrote.

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      Moe Wood 7 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      Stephen King's book "On Writing" is what turned me on to his work a few years ago. The first non-fiction book of his I read was "The Stand". It's huge but I inhaled it in a few days. I liked the movie too. I think I've enjoyed all the movies based on his books.

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      KimGiancaterino 7 years ago

      I agree with you about "The Shining." I liked the movie version much better. I'm featuring your lens on my Squid Angel Diary this week.

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      religions7 7 years ago

      Great lens - you've been blessed by a squidoo angel :)

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      capriliz lm 7 years ago

      The Stand is definitely my favorite Stephen King book.

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      andreaberrios lm 7 years ago

      I LOVE Stephen King, I've been reading his novels since I was in middle school! My favorites are IT, The Shinning, The Stand, Cell, Dark Towers, Carrie, Needful Things, I can keep going on forever :) Great lens Sandy, excellent job on one of the best authors ever! 5*

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      lostinfiction 7 years ago

      Love this lens and super excited for the new book!!! not sure when exactly it's coming out (soonish!) but I saw this review about it and can't wait.

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      missbat 6 years ago

      The only King book I've read is "Cycle of the Werewolf". I'll trying reading one of your favorites that you've shared on this lens.

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      hlkljgk 6 years ago from Western Mass

      it was a great read. the only books of his i haven't liked were tommyknockers (worst ending ever) and the non-horror book, eyes of the dragon.

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      Michael Camarata 6 years ago from Medford, OR

      Congratulations! Your lens has been featured on Stephen King: The Ultimate Stephen King Source lens (http://www.squidoo.com/Stephen-Edwin-King#module12... - A Constant Reader.

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      Elizabeth Sheppard 6 years ago from Bowling Green, Kentucky

      Stephen King is so talented. I love his stuff! I also have read his "On Writing". What a great author he is. Oh - and I loved this lens too.

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      pumpnut lm 6 years ago

      Loved The Stand. Couldn't put it down

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      ElizabethJeanAl 6 years ago

      Stephen King's books send a chill up my spine. I have to be in the right mood to read them. They're good but it was his book on writing that really caught my attention. I've read it and re-read it several times.

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      marsha32 6 years ago

      Stephen King is cool....I'm adding this to my Rocketmom's featured list on my newest lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Shawshank Redemption wasn't a book or called Shawshank Redemption. Just saying. I liked Misery and Desperation a ton.

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      @anonymous: I should make that correction. It was a novella, then later adapted into a book from the movie.

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      Great list. Although I would include IT for its incite into kids and bullying, and The Girl Who Love Tom Gordon. I have lensrolled this to The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

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      JonnyMB 6 years ago

      Are you crazy? Where's the Dark Tower series?

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      JonnyMB 6 years ago

      Have you ever read any of the Dark Tower books?

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      Ruthi 5 years ago

      "Shawshank Redemption" is my all-time favorite movie. Stephen King's "Needful Things" is my favorite of his books; the movie was great, too.

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      rewards4life info 5 years ago

      Awesome lens, some very good titles. I think your first 3 are certainly on my top 10, Marta loves the Green Mile but it's hard to pick a favourite. I agree with you on the Shining it did drag and the film is movie making genius, one of the greatest horror films ever made.

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      Kimsworld LM 5 years ago

      I really enjoyed Bag of Bones. I would have never picked it up, but a friend give to me and I loved it. Not typical Stephen King work, but a good story.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Gosh this man is a genius! I am such a fan of his books. and I try as much as I can watching his films, I especially like the Shawshank Redemption. I think its a very good film.

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      Sandy Mertens 5 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      @anonymous: That one and the Green Mile.

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      LikinTrikin LM 5 years ago

      I've been reading Stephen King and been a fan since the beginning. I have a Stephen King hard cover collection and it is very close to complete. Gotta disagree with you on the "Cujo" issue, though. That book, like most King stories, waits until near the end to grab you and not let go. It definitely is a suspensful ending.

      It's also extremely difficult to pick my "top 10".

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      pimbels lm 5 years ago

      Great books. I am a big fan of Stephen King

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      The Shining is fantastic - as both a book AND a film - great list!

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      whoisbid lm 5 years ago

      Yes .. I love Stephen King's works. I find it easy to concentrate with his material because he has an ability to cause me to be in awe of the unknown

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      My two favorites are the Langoliers and Carrie, I think Stephen Kings Movies and Stories are Really Cool!!!

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      BrandonSharp 5 years ago

      'It' is my all time favorite King novel! This is a very nice lens, you've got some awesome books listed here.

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      cdevries 5 years ago

      "Misery" is my favorite. nice idea for a Lens.

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      Mauhro 5 years ago

      It and Shining are my favourite ones :)

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      baby-strollers 5 years ago

      Not a fan, could never quite get into his books. Creative as can be though!

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      Bellezza-Decor 5 years ago from Canada

      I liked The Green Mile.

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      robert2704 lm 5 years ago

      Insomnia is my fav. Although still reading Duma Key, So far that's a great read.

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      JimDickens 5 years ago

      I just finished On Writing and would have to say it is my favorite. The scariest was Misery -- that freaked me out for years because it was so much more real than the other monster/ghost/ghoul books and much scarier than Cujo.

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      My Mom loved Stephen King. Even though she passed away years ago, I will still dedicate this lens to her for Mother's Day! Squid Angel blessed!

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      simpsonia 5 years ago

      Insomnia is fab!

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      Renaissance Woman 4 years ago from Colorado

      Shawshank Redemption was powerful. Pet Sematary was a scary read. I love that Stephen King was one of the first major authors to go the direct ebook route to his readers. He not only made a statement with that act, but helped to establish what is now a proven trend on Amazon.

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      adragast24 4 years ago

      I am glad you did not just go with the most popular books from Stephen King butcreated your own list. Also you don't mind criticizing him. Nice article.

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      radkoaleks 4 years ago

      Good work. I like you this lens.

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      Jillynn 4 years ago

      Misery was my favorite due to the fact that it could actually happen.

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      June Campbell 4 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      I don't really care for Steven King's supernatural books, but when he writes about psychological horror, there is none better.

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      montanatravel52 4 years ago

      I love Carrie, but The Shining will always be my favorite (and I agree with you about the movie, even if Mr. King was not happy with it, it was still great, but book better:))!!

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      Chocolatealchemy 4 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      You've made a great Lens - I enjoy some of Stephen King's books, not all. And like you Carrie is also one of my favourites.

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      fathomblueEG 4 years ago

      Cool lens!

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      justmelucy 4 years ago

      Great Lens. I'm not a big fan of scary movies but I can watch his with my hands over my eyes. Shawshank Redemption is a favorite.

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      June Nash 4 years ago

      Used to be, but I started to get too creeped out! Means he is a great author. The fact that he can creep me out like that!

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      Michey LM 4 years ago

      Great choices for King's books, he is very good in physiological analysis.

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      lewisgirl 4 years ago

      Nice lens!

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      Itaya Lightbourne 4 years ago from Topeka, KS

      Yeup, Carrie was my first favorite of Stephen King's novels and movies. Pet Sematary was another favorite. That one scared the dickens out of me too. :)

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      rainykua 4 years ago

      Green Mile is the only Stephen King book that I have read. I was teary-eyed when I finished it. I've also seen a couple of his movies when I was young. I will read more of his works when I have time and will refer to your list.:) Thank you for sharing!

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      rainykua 4 years ago

      That's weird, I thought I have squidliked your lens... I must have accidentally unliked it.

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      Crystal Booth 4 years ago from Stroud, OK

      I've been a fan of Stephen King since I was a young teen. My faves are The Stand, Carrie, and The Green Mile. Love your lens here! Thank you for visiting my Stephen King fan page!

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      colgrym 4 years ago

      Really great lens. Read more King, you'll see he doesn't degrade women. He's a writer of fiction and some of his characters may show traits we all dislike but if there's one thing the man doesn't do, it's truckle. He tells it like it is, and sometimes a certain type of person uses foul language and treats others in ways we wouldn't, but if he wrote them any other way he'd be truckling.

      For an explanation of 'truckling' - read On Writing. Thoroughly enjoyed your lens, thank you for sharing

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      Darcie French 4 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      My favorites are Lisey's Story and Bag of Bones - I liked his books even better after Stephen King's car accident - he seems kinder to his characters

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      FancyThatUSA 4 years ago

      I just, this morning, finished Firestarter which I really enjoyed, but I have also read Carrie which was pretty good too

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      techstorm2 4 years ago

      Ive read pretty much everything he's written give or take a few novels, including the Richard Bachman books, my favourite writer, unbelievably prolific but also remained consistently good over the years.

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      marsha32 4 years ago

      I have watched all of the movies but only read one book, and that was Gerald's Game.

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      tonyleather 3 years ago

      Read On Writing by this author. It is a brilliant tutorial for anybody who wants to be a good writer!

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      Sandy Mertens 3 years ago from Wisconsin

      @tonyleather: He is a very good writer.

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      amandascloset0 3 years ago

      I've found that Stephen King's books are far better than the movies. If I've read the book before watching the movie I generally do not care much for the movie. Nice lens!

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      Sandy Mertens 3 years ago from Wisconsin

      @amandascloset0: I do find that too. But that is the case with most books.

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      noner 2 years ago

      The first one I read was Cycle of the Werewolf. And I was hooked.

      My least favorite might be firestarter. My favorite is probably The Stand. Oh, and the whole Dark Tower series. And It. And....Okay, I don't know if I have A favorite.

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      Sandy Mertens 2 years ago from Wisconsin

      noner LOL so many good ones, it is hard to have a favorite.

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      Barbara Casey 2 years ago from St. Petersburg, Florida

      I have bad dreams if I read horror that's too well written or explicit. So I steer away from King's fiction. But I loved his memoir/how-to book "On Writing." And I keep forgetting that he did Shawshank Redemption. It turned into a terrific movie.

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      Sandy Mertens 2 years ago from Wisconsin

      BarbaraCasey, though most of his work is horror, the Shawshank Redemption was not. It was a good movie too.

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      Mike 2 years ago from Wales, United Kingdom

      Great list. Happy to not see Under the dome in the top 10. couldn't get into that one.

      Thank you for the good read

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      Rebecca Mealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Great review of one of my favorite authors!

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      Sandy Mertens 2 years ago from Wisconsin

      Mike Welsh, I did not read the book but did watch the series for Under the Dome on TV.

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      Sandy Mertens 2 years ago from Wisconsin

      rebeccamealey Glad you enjoyed this.

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      Laura Irwin 2 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Pet Cemetery was my fave. I only read It because it was sooooo many pages and I thought I looked cool toting around this 1,000+ page book. I also enjoyed his advice on writing book- don't recall the exact title but his advice is inspirational (from a man who has stayed true to himself all these years).

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      Sandy Mertens 24 months ago from Wisconsin

      izettl I will have to look for that book in my home. I didn't remember all those pages. Guess I was cool too.

      As far as the writing book, I can't remember the name but know the book you are referring too.

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      stella vadakin 15 months ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      I am a real Stephen King fan, and can tell you I like them all. Great and interesting hub. Stella

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      Sandy Mertens 15 months ago from Wisconsin

      Thank you Stella.

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      Nadine May 11 months ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Many thanks for this hub. I have to admit that I never read any of his books because I thought that all his writing has a horror slant to it, and I hate horror. I loved the movie Shawshank Redemption and the Green Mile, so I will take out some of Stephen King's books at the local library.

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      Sandy Mertens 10 months ago from Wisconsin

      Yes Nadine, not all his books are about horror.

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      Nadine May 10 months ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Ha ha got one of his books from the library. I will let you know

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      Sandy Mertens 9 months ago from Wisconsin

      Nadine how was the book?

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