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Subject: Favorite KING book
Date Posted: 8/24/2006 4:35 PM ET
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Hello!  I have read most of Stephen Kings short stories, but only a couple novels. 

Please tell me what your FAVORITE one of his books are, so I can decide which one to read next!!  :)


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Date Posted: 8/24/2006 4:38 PM ET
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I think my favorite was Misery.  The book was so much better than the movie!


Date Posted: 8/24/2006 9:31 PM ET
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I liked Thinner and Bag of Bones,  oh, and Pet Semetary.

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Date Posted: 8/25/2006 9:00 AM ET
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I loved The Stand and the Dark Tower series.
Date Posted: 8/25/2006 9:49 AM ET
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My favorite is The Long Walk.  My favorite short story is The Ledge in Night Shift.  I always recommend The Long Walk as a "starter" for people who have never or rarely read King.
Date Posted: 8/25/2006 4:27 PM ET
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Definately The Stand!  This is my favorite book of all time.  I actually ordered a copy of it off here recently because I lent mine out and it was never returned.  I can't wait to get it so I can read it again.
Date Posted: 8/25/2006 4:28 PM ET
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The Long Walk is really good as well! I believe that it was written under his pen name originally.  The Bachman Books?  Is that correct.

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Date Posted: 8/25/2006 5:19 PM ET
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Yes, The Long Walk is in The Bachman Books.  It was also published separately as a mass market paperback. 
Date Posted: 8/25/2006 7:14 PM ET
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My favorite King books are:

  • The Green Mile
  • The Dark Half
  • Pet Sematary
  • Misery

I have Cell but haven't read it yet.  Hubby said it was good though.

Date Posted: 8/26/2006 2:13 PM ET
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A tie between It and The Stand.

If you get The Stand, try to get the unabridged edition.


Date Posted: 8/26/2006 9:56 PM ET
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The Green Mile was my favorite. I couldn't stand waiting for each little book to come out! That was like torture!!!

I have a good collection of Stephen King books and I also liked Bag of Bones, Gerald's Game and Cell among the others that are good.

Date Posted: 8/28/2006 11:38 AM ET
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My absolute favorite of King's is Christine.  It's his best-crafted novel - not too short, not too long, well-developed.  It's scary, but it's also a wonderful (and horrible) coming-of-age tale.
Date Posted: 8/28/2006 2:26 PM ET
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This might be surprising, but one of my favorite King books is The Eyes of the Dragon because it is such a departure from his usual books and the fairy tale style of it was such a pleasant surprise!

My favorite "typical" King book is The Stand.

Date Posted: 10/2/2006 6:31 PM ET
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Has to be Salem's Lot with It as close second.
Date Posted: 11/4/2006 9:26 AM ET
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King favorites: hmmm, where to start? I have most of them in hardback, and I am pressed to name one favorite. The Stand is excellent. Suspense, a touch of real horror, religious overtones- a great book. Among the scariest are It, The Shining, and Pet Sematary. And for something completely different from King, The Green Mile, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, the Dark Tower series, and Eyes of the Dragon. The Cell is one of his better efforts from the past few years,  and I am really looking forward to reading his latest, Lisey's Story. Read all of his early stuff. I don't think you will ne really disappointed by any of it.
Date Posted: 11/4/2006 12:27 PM ET
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Oops - sorry - duplicate post.

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Date Posted: 11/8/2006 3:33 PM ET
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The Shining was so much better than the movie.

The Stand was awesome, as was It.

Date Posted: 11/10/2006 9:30 AM ET
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The Stand and The Talisman
Date Posted: 11/10/2006 4:33 PM ET
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Mine were The Dark Tower Series-I think. It's hard to choose a favorite.
Date Posted: 11/11/2006 7:48 AM ET
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The Stand and for pure scary, The Shining.  I also liked Needful Things a lot, but I am never in the majority group in anything.  
Date Posted: 11/15/2006 3:01 PM ET
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It, The un-abridged Stand, I loved Insomnia. And am about to re-start the entire Dark Tower series. With that being said, There will always be a special place in my cold dark heart ffor Bag of Bones. It was like a worm hole for me. I've read it twice, and each time it just sucks me in, I swear it was almost hypnotic.

I agree w/ previous poster, in that a good starter book may be nes. But you've been reading the shorts so you should cool....Go for it, take the plunge!

Date Posted: 11/15/2006 6:22 PM ET
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I love Bag of Bones, too! A really great and scary read.  I actually like all of his books except The Tommyknockers, Dreamcatcher, From a Buick 8, and i was really disappointed in Cell. My fave short stories are The Road Virus Goes North, The Monkey, The Reach, Children of the Corn, In the Deathroom, Riding the Bullet, The Body, Apt Pupil,The Revenge of Lard Ass Hogan and Crouch's end. I have to really recommend the audio collection Blood and Smoke where he reads three of his own stories, he does a brillant job. It's worth it just to hear him say "Batches, we doan need no stinkin batches!"
Date Posted: 12/17/2006 2:43 AM ET
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The shining.....very, very scarey!!!!
Date Posted: 1/12/2007 9:03 PM ET
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I'd have to say The Shining, but The Stand and Misery come close.
Date Posted: 1/14/2007 9:33 AM ET
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Of course The Stand and I liked Dead Zone alot.  I tend to like his short story collections better than most of the full on novels, Different Seasons, Skeleton Crew and Night Shift.  I was in high school when I read most of the books and still remember hating that cymbol playing monkey on the cover of Skeleton Crew:LOL"

The very worst of the screen adaptations of King's books, IMHO, is a tie between Tommyknockers and The Langoliers.  That being said, I believe The Langoliers wins worst by having Bronson Pinchot in it (Perfect Strangers-Balki).LOL