Which Stephen King books are good ?
Danielle #recommend #horror
The Stand, Misery, Gerald’s Game, Needful Things…
The Stand, Salems Lot, Needful Things, Dreamcatcher, oh and dont forget The Green Mile far too many to mention
11/22/63, the Mr Mercedes trilogy, Duma Key, Salems Lot
He’s my favourite and I have nearly all his books!
Loved Duma Key!
He also wrote as Richard Bachman more science fictio from what i have read.
The Mr.Mercedes books!!! Excellent!!! ? xxx
Under the dome, misery, Carrie
Are his books as hard to read as people keep saying ?
I don’t think so, the best thing would be to just try one and see how you go! Some are better than others so try one mentioned in these comments first!
I got it ? The book it lol x
You’ll only be able to answer that question when you try one of his books. It will all depend on whether the voice draws you in.
I have only read The Shining and I enjoyed it but found it a bit long winded in places. He describes things very in depth but he has been called the master of description!
Not at all. One of his recent ones, that I really enjoyed (it’s a ghost-story/mystery) is Joyland, which is fairly short and briskly written.
Some of his books are hard to get through while others are easy reads. The Stand was the first book I read from him. I am now reading, End of Watch. I’ve read Many, many of his books in between. But like someone said before, he does describe things in depth. He is one of my favorite.
Go for Mr Mercedes – it’s his first crime novel and there are three of them!
The Stand brilliant
The early ones are good, Salom’s Lot, Misery (is brilliant) Carrie, The Shining. The new crime books are very good, none of his books are hard to read
My fave is 11/22/63 but all good!
Carrie was the only book of his that I enjoyed.
I read The Stand every year for a decade. My neighbour gave me a battered paperback copy when I was 11.
I’m biased so I’ll say the vast majority of them are pretty good at least.. Only one I really didn’t like was From A Buick 8.
Same!! FAB8 was just odd!
Just seemed to go nowhere and didn’t grip me.
It is my all time favourite also mr Mercedes trilogy, Salems lot, pet semetary and needful things, under the dome is a good book to
Salem’s Lot, if you don’t want to sleep at night. I found it very scary. I’d seen the film’s first, but the book was extremley scary. ?
The stand, under the dome, 11.22.63
the gunslinger… from the Dark tower
The early ones are best, The Stand, The Shining and The Gunslinger are probably my favourites.
Can’t miss out The Green Mile.
Bizzare of dreams
That’s a great collection of stories, love it.
Start off with It and you will be hooked..
Easier to say which ones to avoid… Cell, Gerald’s Game & Cujo. Everything else is a must.
For me his two poorest where From a Buick 8 and Tommyknockers.
I didn’t mind Tommyknockers,a little slow at times. I am reading Buick at moment, just wondering where it’s going as I haven’t got much left.
Hope you enjoy it more than I did.
Four past midnight, Rose Madder and Insomnia are my favourites oh and Bag of Bones.
Needful things The Stand Misery It
Joyland was spectacular.
Yes early ones .
it, the stand, geralds game, needful things, misery
The recent Mr Mercedes trilogy was very good
Carrie is an amazing book! Really fun/fast/easy to read!!
The Dark Half is a nice easy read
Carrie is also a nice easy read
Theyre all really good but if you want an easier flowing one try Misery. Its unputdownable!
I’ve read his “Needful Things” several times.
Pet Semetary is really good.xx
Mr Mercedes trilogy
All of them. My favorite is The Shining. Was the first of his that I read. I was 13 and it scared to crapola outta me. Loved every moment of it
Thinner ! was Stephen King but written under the name of Richard Bachman.
big little lies
The green mile!!
The Long Walk which is part of The Bachman Books under the name of Richard Bachman and also Thinner
The girl who loved tom gordon …
all of them lol x
The last one I thoroughly enjoyed is called Cell. Stephen King’s idea of what would happen to people if cell phones went rogue!
The Shining is my favourite but they’re all fascinating
I’d star with Different Seasons – it’s 3 short novels and a short story (3 of them made into major movies) These are easy to get into. Then, as others have said, Misery, Carrie, the Shining, IT, before moving into bigger works, The Stand, Mr Mercedes Trilogy etc. There are few poor King books.
Misery, IT, Carrie, rose madder
11/22/63,his best to date.
The Stand is my favorite, then Misery, the Shining, any of his early stuff, Rose Madder, Gerald’s Game and all the short story collections
11.22.63 is fantastic.
Everything except Cujo –my favorites are Christine and Desperation
Cujo’s one of my favourites lol
Different Seasons, Carrie, It, Salems Lot, Thinner, basically all the older ones. I have found most of the newer ones hard work. Last one of his I really enjoyed was Needful Things.
I like Salem’s lot.
All of them x
The Stand is my favourite book of all time. Read the extended version if you can. Other great ones are Rose Madder, Needful Things and Pet Semetary ?
I loved Salem’s Lot, slept with the lights on for a week! Read everything he wrote up til Pet Semetary, that one made me so mad I’ve never read another thing he wrote.
11.22.63, i CANNOT say it enough, 11.22.63. The Mr. Mercedes series was great as well (listened to all 3 while walking outside this spring/summer). But again, 11.22.63, i cannot say enough good things about this book or recommend it to enough people. OMG i just loved it that much! (I also liked Misery when I read it in high school, Under the Dome I found to awful)
All really it may be a good idea to start with early stuff like Carrie,Salem’s Lot and Cujo just to get a grip on style and character building .My personal faves are It,Insomnia and all Gunslinger books.If it is possible to get The Green Mile as originally published it is a joy.
All of them for me. Only one I didn’t like was Dolores Clayborn. I highly recommend the Bill Hodges trilogy starting with Mr Mercedes which I loved.
Dr sleep – masterpiece! ?
Read this on holiday last year.. Loved it!!
Did that and regulators ! Back to back ! Both awesome books !
All of them….he is the KING ?
Mr Mercedes trilogy ❤
I’ve read the first two but not the third one yet..
The Dark Tower series, I’ve read them sooo many times …
Try his short story collections. Like Just after midnight
the green mile
The Mercedes series
Misery, shinning, cujo, cell, salems lot, Dolores clay born, could go onxxx
Misery and oh them all!
Never read a book until I was 27… it was Pet cemetery….. Ive never stopped reading since… years wasted.
I will be reading yours as soon as it arrives…
Every single one up to Misery is amazing. Those after? Merely great to brilliant. 🙂
I loved Insomnia.
Pet sematary is my total favourite but I tried The Girl who loved Tom Gordon and I read it twice over but all I could gleen from it to me that a bear is chasing something through a forest!! Please someone help me to solve this as when I read it ??there wasn’t facebook and Google Here’s waiting and hoping ?
Bag of Bones
Joyland and when last I looked it was available for download free of charge.
All good but highly recommend The Stans and It.
It.. Loved that
My favourites are pet sematary, the Green mile and misery. This post might find me the answer to a question I’ve pondered on since I read it. I’m talking about the book The Girl who loved Tom Gordon. Please can someone explain the story of outline of characters. All I could gleen from it was a boy was being chased through a forest by a bear??!! Once he gets through he sits and has a meaningful conversation with?! WHO? OK guys have a good laugh between you and think who is this woman ? but you must admit I’ve got a darn good Imagination and all I want is the bloomin answer! I never know I might not be the only one ???
11.22.63 is the best book I’ve ever read, never felt so moved by a book before! Definitely worth a read!
???YES!!! I’m not the only one lol!
Me too. I was totally enthralled and couldn’t put it down.
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