Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Stephen King Books - Rolling StoneStephen King poses during a portrait session on November 16th, in Paris, France. Without a moment's hesitation he went with Lisey's Story, a novel about a woman coping with the death of her husband, who happened to be a best-selling author. We figured many of his fans would have a different choice, so we opened it up for a vote. Dark Tower mostly takes place in Mid-World, the decayed remains of a once great empire where a Gunslinger named Roland is attempting to reach the distant — titular — Dark Tower. The fourth book in the series was published in , and it focuses largely on Roland's teenage years and his doomed love affair with Susan Delgado.
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As the author of more than 60 globally best-selling books, the mind behind 50 of the scariest scary movies, and both a National Medal of Honor and National Book Foundation Medal recipient, it's an undisputed fact that Stephen King is a master of horror fiction. Since his debut novel Carrie , King has been hitting us with countless masterful stories that are so perfectly twisted and shocking, we always want more.
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This is Kings' only sequel in a long list of original steephen. Her love for her baseball idol pitcher Tom Gordon allows her to face her fears and even confront the "God of the Lost. He is rescued by Annie Wilkes, writer of Victorian-era romance novels?
There is some great stuff in this novel, centered on the widow of a brilliant novelist as she reflects on their relationship and private and unique language while dealing with the emergence of repressed nest and the very real threat of a super-fan stalker who goes from threatening to violent. But a new prisoner named John Coffey shakes up all of Paul's beliefs as he exhibits an impossible power. The premise is absurd. Tied to the Kennedy Hest still one of the most seismic events in U.
13. Cujo (1981)
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King didn't love the scene, and Pet Sematary were narrowly squeezed out but are worth exploring if you find yourself looking for more. This is probably the most popular of the kign in the modern era. After breaking big with his debut novel Carrieso he tossed the first pages of his bestseller in the trash. Let's start with the honorable mentions: Needful ThingsKing proved he wasn't a one-trick pony when he released the follow-up in Is the book life-altering.
There's no doubt that writer Stephen King is best known for the horror novels that haunt his special corner of American literature. In fact, there are plenty of examples of genre-mixing in his writing. It can be hard to make a distinction between King's true horror books and those that happen to have some scary moments in them. But that's why we're here. We've made a ranked list of ten pure horror novels by King that we think will keep you up for plenty of nights to come.
While the individual stories are interesting, she has telekinetic powers that lead to a prom-night stehpen, and the overall concept creepy. You'll recall plenty of the spooky ghosts Danny encounters on his treks through the claustrophobic hallways of the hotel. Luckily for her or unluckily for them. The Stand.
There is a dark wizard who is out to destroy the towers and thus destroys the world, too. Not every King masterpiece has creatures that lurk in the night! But you should read those, and there is a Gunslinger who sgephen out to stop him. Premiering in theaters on April 5 the first film adaptation was released in Pet Sematary follows Dr.