IT - only book ever that sometimes made me nervous to turn a page
I love King's movies and miniseries' but I've not been one to read his books. I fell in love with Blaze (writing as Richard Bachman) from the start, and it was an excellent tale. With my dad being a huge Stephen King fan, he tells me of all the weirdest endings such as going from thriller and horror to sci-fi.
I've wanted to read IT for a long time, but after seeing the film (and filling my breeches on more than one occassion), I doubt I'd find it all that scary.
The IT book is about 1100 pages long. The movie doesnt even come close to covering the expansive plot and level of detail. You might not even recognize one for the other.
Sunforged is right, the book is far better than the movie.
I haven't read all of Stephen King's books (have read only about 11 or 12) but two that stand out for me are Dolores Claiborne and Gerald's Game. Many people say they hated Gerald's Game due to the drawn out and detailed descriptions - but it's those drawn out and detailed descriptions that I loved - takes a master story teller to turn just a few seconds into pages and pages (that were NOT boring, in my opinion.)
So far I've got two book competing for Best King in my mind. The first is The Stand, and the other is 11/23/63. I will not know who wins for sure until I finish the latter.
I've read Pet Sematary more than twice, I think, so I guess I like that one best. I really liked Eyes of the Dragon, too, though.
I liked The Stand the best of all of his books. I usually don't re-read books, but I've read The Stand several times.
For me, I don't like his horror thrillers, so it would be Shawshank Redemption or Green Mile (based primarily on the movies).
He's had so many good ones... but I think my favorite would be "The Shining," I've read that one several times.
For me I think "The Stand" would be first followed closely by "IT". They were great reads.
I would choose either The Body (which is actually a novella) or Firestarter. If I had to go with just one, it would be Firestarter.
Although he has so many great books. I would have to pick "The Stand".
But I like the movies for the most part. For books it is Dean Koontz all the way.
I agree with lots of the others here in that The Stand is my favourite Steven King novel. He is very good at writing about people, and I felt like I'd lost a friend when I finished that book the first time! However, I love most of his books (and I prefer them to the films!).
by bulletproofchris 7 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 Nicholas Daly 3 years ago
What's your favourite Stephen King novel?I think mine is "It"- the idea for "Misery" is brilliant too (and I really enjoyed "Shawshank Redemption")...
by i4u 6 years ago
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