I picked up a couple of King books from the store the other day as I've been going through his works over the past few years. I'm going through Itat the moment and it's a good novel but not one of King's best. You could cetainly see that the effects of cocaine and alcohol were making him get a little wonky.
That said, the man is a true talent. Duma Key, his most recent novel, is his best, I feel. It touched me like few books are able to: it made me laugh, shout with joy, become terrified and brought tears to my eyes. Obviously, King knows his horror but I feel he knows how to do so much more than scare you.
He's definitely one of my favorite authors and I'm curious to hear others' thoughts on him and his books. Favorite? Least favorite (Bag of Bones in my case)?