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Old January 28 2011, 10:17 PM   #3
Ubik
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Re: The Stephen King Megathread

Starbreaker wrote: View Post
This thread will be devoted to everything Stephen King. Books, movies, graphic novels, etc. Some good links to go to:

Some good links to check out:

Stephen King Official Site
The Dark Tower Official Website
Complete Bibliography
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I started reading King's work when I was in high school, and I honestly haven't read that much, but I've really liked everything I've read of his to one degree or another.
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I've read:

The Shining
The Dead Zone
The Eyes of the Dragon
Misery (my first King book)
Insomnia
The Green Mile
Bag of Bones
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
Lisey's Story
Cell
The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger
The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three
Rage (as Richard Bachman)
The Long Walk (as Richard Bachman)

The novellas:

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Blockade Billy
Low Men in Yellow Coats (from Hearts in Atlantis)

From Full Dark, No Stars:
  • 1922
  • Big Driver
  • Fair Extension
  • A Good Marriage
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"The Crate" which was the basis for my favorite entry in Creepshow is going to be released in Shivers VI. I'm really excited about this because I didn't realize that it was actually short fiction first.
Well, as someone who has read basically everything he's written, and as well as someone who taught a Stephen King course last year, let me tell you what are his best books that you haven't read:

It
The Stand
Pet Sematary (scariest book he's ever written)
Hearts in Atlantis in its entirety (it IS a novel, in fact)
Carrie
Different Seasons (both Stand By Me and Shawshank Redemption are from this collection - not horror, but some of the best stuff he's written)
Cujo (maybe not as good as these others, literarily-speaking, but fairly typical scary-messed-up 80's Stephen King)

Now get to it!
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