I haven’t read any of Stephen King’s books. Any favorites?I haven’t read any of Stephen King’s books. Any favorites? Roshel #recommend
Following. I’ve read Carrie and loved it, I also read the shining and doctor sleep when I was 16 and really enjoyed them xx
Currently reading carrie just now??
The green mile ?
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon. Geralds Game. The Stand. The Talisman. The Shining. It. The Green Mile…all his books. If you enjoy his “felicity of style” then there are more than enough books to satisfy your yearning. I’m an avid fan and a constant reader. But there are exceptions. I thought he cheated us out of a proper ending to The Dark Tower. I put night on 35 years of my life into that awesome tale…waiting for the next book. Not being able to afford it ’til it was on sale. And then to find out it’s just a glorified fucking Groundhog Day!?!
The Green Mile, The Stand, IT, Needful Things and The Dark Tower series
The Dark Tower Series
And I can’t read Under the Dome. It’s just so very predictable. It’s just so very…The Stand. Or Cell.
I really enjoyed 11/22/63
I have read ‘The Gunslinger’ and gave up halfway through ‘The Drawing of the Three’ and I strongly recommend that you avoid them.
In fact, you might be better off not reading anything by him at all.
He’s one of the most successful and prolific writers of modern times. So because you didn’t like him no-one else should even read him? How very arrogant and dismissive. Have you tried any of the other genres he writes in? Do you like the film “The Shawshank Redemption”? Because he wrote it.
The Green Mile
Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption.
I’ve heard great things about IT so if I do ever pick one up, that’s what it’ll be!
It and The Tommyknockers
The girl who loved tom gordon
The Dark Tower series , Christine and The Shining
I’ve read many of his works. If you want to get a flavor, try his short stories. Everything’s Eventual- a collection of 14 short stories.
IT, Pet Sematary and The Dark Tower series.
IT has to be the seminal Stephen King.
11.22.63 and The Stand.
The girl who loved Tom Gordon.
No. And I live in Maine. So don’t tell anyone that I don’t like Stephen King, or they’ll come for me with pitchforks and torches ?
The Stand, The Shining, Firestarter. I liked the first Gunslinger, but after the second and third, I lost interest. Dreamcatcher was excellent too. And of course It.
The Stand, Tommyknockers, The Shining, The Gunslinger series. It, The Stand and It are two of the best. As a side note– nobody writes about children like Stephen King.
Where to start , his early stuff is the scary stuff , but 11/22/63 is a new fave
The Bachman Books (S.Kings alter ego), The Stand, 22 11 63, Needful Things, Rose madder are a few of my faves
One of my favorites is ‘Needful Things’ and I just bought it for my grandson.
My fave is The Stand by if I were you I’d start with his early work (Carrie) and work your way to his latest stuff.
The early stuff was during his drug and alcohol addiction, so that stuff is the best on scares for sure .. once he sobered up it changes drastically, but I still love him!!!
Christine, Cujo, The Dead Zone.
Aaah, the classics ?
The Stand, The Dark Tower series, Thinner (Bachman), Duma Key.
The girl who loved Tom Gordon
No, none they are all too long.
He’s done many short stories and novellas.
@Caroline SK books were specifically requested.
@Kenneth, they are books. Anthologies I believe they’re called. A collection of short stories. He’s done a couple with about 4 novellas in each collection as well. And who exactly decides what constitutes a book anyway? You?
Misery, It, Pet Sematary, The Stand, Gerald’s Game, Needful Things.
Misery…aaah. Forgot about Misery Chastain.
Rose Madder, The Stand and 11/22/63
Getting away from the horror rag, try Mr Mercedes, or the Different Seasons collection (has The Body, filmed as Stand by Me and Shawshank Redemption in it. You’ll soon see if you like his writing style and, if you do, move on to The Stand.
The Shining is my absolute favorite, but also really liked IT, Needful Things, 11/22/63, Misery, Mr. Mercedes, The Stand…
If you’re wanting something a bit shorter to try out his style, check out Different Seasons. It’s a collection of four short stories including The Body (the movie Stand by Me), Shawshank Redemption, and Apt Pupil.
You mean the screenplay or the short story ‘Trucks” it was based on?
I loved The Shining
Stephen King geek here read everything to date he has written. I say start with Carrie.
The Green Mile
Last year, as a project, I read everything he wrote, in order of publication. It was great to see both his evolving writing style and catching all of the connections between the books. I guess my favorite would be 11/22/63, and that’s the book I would recommend.
Insomnia. The Outsider.
The Stand is my all time Fave! I’ve read it a few times!
The Stand and It.
Having lived through the Kennedy era, we listened to 11.22.63 mainly at the beach but by the end we were so hooked we basically quit watching TV so we could listen to the book. First Stephen King book for me.
The Stand, The Gunslinger Series
It, The shining, Misery
It, Christian, Tommy knockers, Misery, just to name a few
One of my favorites…also try Salem’s Lot.
The long walk, and roadwork! My two all time favorites
The Long Walk, Pet Sematary, and Salem’s Lot
Rose Madder, Salem’s Lot, Pet Sematary, The Stand Uncut.
It,stand reading outsiders now!
Most are great
I’m a bit old school: It, The Shining, and Tommy Knockers.
Though really, everything he writes is good.
My favorite is the Dark Tower series. And don’t judge by the movie because the movie is nowhere close to the books.
I am reading his new one now
Firestarter, It, The Stand, The Dead Zone, Pet Semetery
Insomniac. Its about an old man who slowly goes crazy after his wife dies
Desperation for sure
All of them.
If you haven’t read King before Night Shift might be a good way to ease in. It’s short stories and has a good mix of the creepy psychological stuff and downright horror. In smaller doses.
The good marriage
The dead zone
I have many that I enjoyed. Here are some that I really liked. Carrie, Firestarter, Cujo, Salen’s Lot, All the Dark Tower Series., The Tommy Knockers, The Green Mile, Bag of Bones, Hearts in Atlantis, Everything’s Eventual, Nightmares &Dreamscapes.
It and the stand
The Green Mile
I’m reading Tommy Knockers right now and it’s really good!
the dark half, 11/22/63, dead zone, pet sematary and the outsider.
Needful Things ?
All are wonderfully written…depends on your taste…
The stand, the shining, Carrie, The Green Mile,
Hearts In Atlantis.
All of them
All of them…especially the short story books..like skeleton crew…some creepy stories in that little book..????
The green mile
The Long Walk, written as Richard Bachman.
Ooooh. Long walk is creepy.
The Stand, The Talisman, Needful Things, Pet Semetary, Christine, The Long Walk, Thinner, etc. etc. etc.
Own them all, have read them all, would recommend them all ! Hehehe
11/22/63…One of the very best!
I wish folks would read a King novel before they ask this question. Wait? Stand,
I’m reading The Shining right now & it’s great. His Bill Hodges trilogy was pretty good too.