Ok Stekphen King fans... What are your favorites?

@wiccania (3360)
United States
July 18, 2007 9:56am CST
What are your Stephen King favorites? Favorite novel? Favorite novella? Favorite short story? Favorite movie based on one of King's works? Favorite work as Richard Bachman? My favorite novel is a toss up between The Shining and IT. My favorite novella is The Body. I really couldn't pick my favorite short story if I tried. I LOVE his short stories. Among my favorites are The Survivor Type, You Know They've Got a Hell of a Band, Rainy Season, The Mist, 1408, I Know What You Need... if I let myself, I'd go on forever. My favorite movie based on his writing is a tossup between Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile, but I also have a lot of love for IT. And my favorite Bachman work is Rage followed very closely by The Long Walk.
8 responses
• United States
18 Aug 07
My favorite Stephen King novel is... gosh, that's hard, but i think Carrie. I re-read it the most often (I was almost her, but by luck I'm really likeable. Still, I feel her pain.) My favorite short story is definitely Everything's Eventual which can be found in the collection Everything's eventual, although I like all of them and can't re-read a few because i get too scared. I just like Dinky Earnshaw, the character, i like the story... My favorite movie based on his writing is Secret Window (it doesn't hurt that i have the hots for Johnny Depp). i'm surprised no one has mentioned the Shining, although I didn't pick it for a reason- it's more sort of loosely based on the novel and doesn't follow it faithfully. Don't get me wrong, i love the movie, but it's Stanley Kubrick's The Shining and not Stephen King's the Shining. My favorite Bachman work is the Long Walk, and I think that I've read almost all of the Bachman books.
@wiccania (3360)
• United States
18 Aug 07
Did you ever see the Shining miniseries? Stephen King had a hand in that one. I read somewhere that when the Kubrick version of the movie was released he decided he wanted to buy back the film rights and re-do it so that it was more faithful to the book. And the miniseries is definitely that. They even used exterior shots of the Stanley hotel in the miniseries (which is the hotel that the Overlook is based on).
• United States
18 Aug 07
I have seen the mini-series that they did, and I liked it okay. But, to be honest, books don't translate to film as well as something written specifically for film. It's sometimes better to change a story and make a better movie than keep it the same and make a crappy one.
• United States
18 Aug 07
I have seen the mini-series that they did, and I liked it okay. But, to be honest, books don't translate to film as well as something written specifically for film. It's sometimes better to change a story and make a better movie than keep it the same and make a crappy one.
• United States
18 Jul 07
My favorite novel is probably The Stand. I remember reading it through in a couple of days as a teenager, and then getting the unabridged version, and reading it through in a couple of days also! :) I don't know that I have a favorite novella, and my favorite short story is probably a toss up between "Sometimes They Come Back" and "The Lawnmower Man." (The latter choice is mainly because of how much they completely rewrote that story when they made the movie!) It's hard for me to pick a favorite Stephen King movie, even though so many of them are bad. :) I really liked Rose Red when I first saw it, though it doesn't hold up well to repeat viewings. I think I'd have to go with The Stand miniseries, as it tends to be the one that I enjoy watching again and again. Unfortunately, I don't think I've ever read any of the Richard Bachman stuff. Very odd!
21 Jul 07
I realy like The Dark Tower books and The Stand. I think he could of did a better jop whith the end of the last Dark Tower book
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
18 Aug 07
Ya know I've never been able to get into the Stand book and the Dark Tower Series...My ex (kids dad) RAVED about them, he was a huge fan but I've never tried to read them...
@wiccania (3360)
• United States
19 Aug 07
I know a lot of people who are huge King fans, but could never get into the Dark Tower series. And others who can't stand his stuff, but love Dark Tower.
• Canada
17 Dec 07
My favorite movie is the Green Mile...One of his best...very good read, I also loved the girl who loved tom gordon....What an amazing read...i read it in one night i couldn't put it down and have re read it numerous times. I must say his books are the only ones that i can reread. I loved most of his books. Although i had a hard time getting into geralds game. I don't have much bad to say on any of his works but the movie the Stand was horrible...just was not directed nicely and was way too long...but it was a long good book.
• Italy
10 Dec 07
I love stephen kings books, not so happy with most of the movies that have been based on the books as the story in the movie does not quite follow the book. the 2 movies i did enjoy thoroughly are the green mile and shawshank redemption. I have made my way through the first four of the dark tower series and still need to get my hands on the rest. I am looking forward to reading them. The one book i can't quite bring myself to enjoy is from a buick 8, I find that this book is really slow. I own approximately 30 of his books, this approximation because some of my books are in zimbabwe with my parents and the others are here in italy with me, i hope to get them here soon.
@hillock (749)
• Qatar
18 Nov 07
im not a big fan of him. though i read some of his books becuase im always intrigued on how he would end each story. i got to read cell, lisey's story, long walk and the last one that i really find it boring was the black house. i just couldnt get myself interested on finishing it. i just read a few pages and i found it boring.
@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
30 Sep 07
I'm not a horror fan, but I have to live under a rock, if I have not heard of Stephen King. LOL. I'm familiar more of movies based on his books, and just like you, my favorites are Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile. Noticed that they are the ones without the blood and gore. I remember Salem's Lot when I was little and it gave me nightmares. Cujo gave me fear of dogs, and Pet Semetary (sp?) gave me the creeps. So yes, I stay away from the horror stories/movies predominantly but once in a while, if with company and during bright daylight, I'll indulge..LOL..
9 Sep 07
For his Short Stories I would say The Mist is the best. As for Books I am unsure. IT was the first ever stephen King book I read and I loved it. Also The Shining Is amazing. I also Love Salmes Lot. I would say that the best I have read so far is Carrie. I love this book so much. I just feel that Carrie is a character that anyone can connect with. There wasnt a moment in that book where i wanted to put it down. (And actually i didnt I got it then got home and read it continuosly until i finished it) I read the Stand after many people said it was THE best book they had ever read. TBH I didnt really like it. There was a huge build up towards the end then it just seemed to be over really fast. Also there were alot of parts were I just didnt feel like reading it becuase I felt it was getting boring. I did stick through to the end and I thought it was a good book but it definatly wasnt the best Stephen King book. As for Movies I havent actually liked any of the ones I have seen. So Far i have seen the adaptions of - Salems Lot, IT, Carrie and The Shining and found them rubbish compared with the books.
@malijka (141)
• Poland
22 Jul 07
Well i like from books Cujo :) From movies Green Mile of course :) For me his is a real master :)