What is Stephen King's best book in your opinion?

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  1. KeithTax profile image70
    KeithTaxposted 6 years ago

    What is Stephen King's best book in your opinion?

  2. sunforged profile image75
    sunforgedposted 6 years ago

    IT - only book ever that sometimes made me nervous to turn a page

    1. KeithTax profile image70
      KeithTaxposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That was a really good one.

  3. JohnGreasyGamer profile image82
    JohnGreasyGamerposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. sunforged profile image75
      sunforgedposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. KeithTax profile image70
      KeithTaxposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Sunforged is right, the book is far better than the movie.

  4. Teresa Schultz profile image82
    Teresa Schultzposted 6 years ago

    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.)

  5. recappers delight profile image81
    recappers delightposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. KeithTax profile image70
      KeithTaxposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I just bought 11/23/63. The Stand is one of my favorite story lines.

  6. Jason Marovich profile image88
    Jason Marovichposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. KeithTax profile image70
      KeithTaxposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I need to read more of his older stuff.

  7. Georgie Lowery profile image94
    Georgie Loweryposted 6 years ago

    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.

  8. bankscottage profile image95
    bankscottageposted 6 years ago

    For me, I don't like his horror thrillers, so it would be Shawshank Redemption or Green Mile (based primarily on the movies).

  9. FatFreddysCat profile image98
    FatFreddysCatposted 6 years ago

    He's had so many good ones... but I think my favorite would be "The Shining," I've read that one several times.

  10. point2make profile image79
    point2makeposted 6 years ago

    For me I think "The Stand" would be first followed closely by "IT". They were great reads.

  11. Eric Calderwood profile image83
    Eric Calderwoodposted 6 years ago

    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.

  12. bmcoll3278 profile image74
    bmcoll3278posted 6 years ago

    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.

  13. Jennifer Stone profile image82
    Jennifer Stoneposted 6 years ago

    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!).

 
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