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Old 04-19-09, 10:49 AM   #51
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re: whats your fave stephen king book

The Stand
Dark Tower Books
The Mist
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Old 04-22-09, 09:22 PM   #52
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The Stand.

Followed closely by The Green Mile.
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Old 04-25-09, 04:14 AM   #53
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Old 04-25-09, 06:58 PM   #54
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The Stand
Salem's Lot
The Dark Tower books

In that order
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Old 04-26-09, 08:38 AM   #55
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It
The Stand
Salem's Lot

I have to give love to The Long Walk as Bachman as well. Does Darabont still have the rights to that?
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Old 04-26-09, 09:30 AM   #56
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I have to give love to The Long Walk as Bachman as well. Does Darabont still have the rights to that?

I hope so, I would love to see that made into a movie.
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Old 05-02-09, 12:57 AM   #57
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Funny, my first post on a DVD forum ends up being about books!

I was introduced to Stephen King through film, as I assume most 90's kids were. I read The Shining when I was 12, and I liked it but most of the themes went way over my head. Didn't get back to King until a year ago after a discussion of IT at work. My dad collects King (and Koontz, and Straub, and Asimov, and Morrell, and....) so I borrowed his paperback of IT, and read around 10 more of King's books within a year.

Misery is my favorite. I read it in a single day. It's really a book about writing popular novels. Doesn't hurt that it's also scary as Hell. He's really good at describing claustrophobic situations. Which leads to another favorite, and one I believe is overlooked, Gerald's Game.

Pet Sematary, 'salem's Lot, and The Shining naturally round out the top.
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Old 05-02-09, 07:33 PM   #58
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I haven't read a lot of his books, but I'm surprised that Bag of Bones hasn't been mentioned at all (unless I overlooked it somewhere)... It's my favorite...
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Bag of Bones is actually one of - if not THE - least favorite books of mine.
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Old 05-10-09, 03:33 AM   #60
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I gotta go with Pet Sematary and It. PS was the first book of King's that I read and it scared the pants off of me.

As for It, that's just an excellent book all around. There are very few authors that write children as well as King.
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Old 05-10-09, 07:20 AM   #61
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The Mist is my favorite story, and if you haven't you owe it to yourself to check out the audio version. It's really fantastic.

I just started The Stand - Uncut, and it's almost ridiculous how much information is packed into this book. I usually don't like books that are this long winded, but The Stand is working for me so far.
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. . . There are very few authors that write children as well as King.
I strongly agree. King always seems to capture childhood nostalgia in a very powerful way.
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Old 05-22-09, 04:56 PM   #63
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I seem to be the only fan of Thinner around here!

My favorites include Thinner, Christine, Misery, The Green Mile, and The Mist.
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the stand (uncut)
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the stand (uncut)...
Blasphemous! The original version is the only version that should be on any self-respecting King fan's shelf.
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Old 05-25-09, 11:29 AM   #66
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I will say that The Jaunt, The Long Walk, and Rage were fantastic. My personal favorite is The Stand. And this will sound stupid to many people, but I really enjoyed Rose Madder. Especially when a few characters from Desperation (I believe) showed up.
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Old 06-11-09, 12:49 PM   #67
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My favorites are Salem's Lot and Carrie.
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I want to read all of his books. Would you go through them chronologically or picking out the best and reading those first? I want to leave The Stand and the Dark Tower series for the end, as they are so long.
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Mi faviort iz Pet Cemetary.
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Old 07-11-09, 06:52 AM   #70
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I want to read all of his books. Would you go through them chronologically or picking out the best and reading those first?

I've been a King fan for many, many years. I truly envy your virgin status. You are in for a wonderfully entertaining ride. So, do it right . . . chronologically.
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Old 07-11-09, 08:41 AM   #71
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The second book in the Dark Tower series is probably my all time favorite King book, followed closely by Salem's Lot.

Currently I'm chewing my way through It. I'm really enjoying the book so far, but it's a much longer read than I'd anticipated. At this point, it's in my top ten, and we'll see if it cracks the top five.
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Another vote for Talisman.

This thread makes me want to revisit some of his older books. I haven't read much of his recent stuff, just hasn't seemed up to his glory days. Cell was just barely ok.
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Old 07-15-09, 11:04 AM   #73
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Yeah, another vote for Chronologically. You can probably leave the Dark Tower books aside for the end, but be aware that MANY of his books reference the Dark Tower world, or are involved in some way. So if you save those til last, you are missing a lot of cool references in other books.
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Reading Carrie right now
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To me, The Dead Zone is his most overlooked masterpiece.
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