What is your favorite Stephen King book?

Morristown, New Jersey
April 8, 2009 1:37pm CST
I find it hard to pick one. I like the Stand, it is really a great epic novel. But I think that The Shining is the scariest. I haven't read any of the Dark Tower books. I also liked Misery. I sometimes think King's older stuff was his scariest. What do you think?
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@marty3888 (2360)
• Acme, Michigan
8 Apr 09
I agree it's hard to pick one. I think it has to be between "it" and "needfull things." I hope Stephen King isn't reading this, but don't bother with the dark tower books. I bought the first three and even though the 2nd and third was better than the first, I wouldn't recommend it. My girlfriend agrees with you about "the stand," but that is one of my least favorite books by him. Another book that was just a fun book by him was "the tommyknockers." I say fun because he referenced his other books, like talking about passing by land where the overlooki hotel used to stand before it burned down. Another one, (man you gotr me going) was jerry's game. It's one that wasn't that popular by him and it wasn't supernatural but it was still good. Another great one was "the man who loved tomm gordon.
@Dugsmom (279)
• United States
9 Apr 09
I've always been too scared to read "It." I saw the movie when I was a kid and was so scared to take a shower...it took forever to get over that. I would leave the bathroom door open just in case I saw a clown in the drain. I am 31 years old and just thinking about that gives me the creeps! I have never read neeful things...I will have to check that one out. Never even heard of it! The Tommyknockers is another creepy one. I read that one and then saw the movie. The book is way better!
@marty3888 (2360)
• Acme, Michigan
9 Apr 09
The book is usually better, especially when it comes to Stephen King. If the movie it scared you, then the book will really give hyou nightmares.
• United States
9 Apr 09
geralds game was a good book the part with the dog was intense, I had to read that part a couple of times just to make sure I was really reading that lol it was a clever story about how she got out, but I didnt read like the last 10 pages or whatever when she was writing the story or whatever she was doing at the end, it got too boring for me lol
• United States
9 Apr 09
I really havnt read much of stephen king but the 3 books I have read were really good, they werent really horror novels just clever little stories, the talisman, eyes of the dragon, and geralds game I'm contemplating on reading the girl who loved tom gordon, but not sure if I'll pursue it or not.
• Morristown, New Jersey
9 Apr 09
You should read it. The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon is one of his best. And it isn't as much horrific as the others. I remember when we went to Maine (my family and I) we listened to the audio book of the Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon read by Anne Heche- it was incredible, it just blew us all away, and most of us didn't' even like horror.
@Ozarkgirl (774)
• United States
8 Apr 09
Green Mile is the best!!
@Dugsmom (279)
• United States
9 Apr 09
Oh my gosh I forgot about that one...I saw the movie years ago but never read the book until this past summer and it was goooood. And I got the book at the Thriftstore for .25 so that made me happy!
• United States
8 Apr 09
"The Stand" was awsome & definitely my favorite novel of his. I haven't read his recent stuff because my taste has changed. I find them too graphic now for some reason. Let's not forget his short stories. I enjoyed "The Body" which was made into an equally enjoyable movie "Stand By Me." King is a fantastic writer & although I haven't read his works in a long time, I hope he doesn't stop writing anytime soon.
@Dugsmom (279)
• United States
9 Apr 09
Years ago I bought a book that contained a ton of his short stories. I really like em all! I haven't read any of his new stuff either. I am too cheap and can't bring myself to buy new books...I wait and buy them at the thriftstore!
@coolcoder (2019)
• United States
8 Apr 09
"It" and "Needful Things" scared the dickens out of me. "Carrie" was awesome as well.
• Morristown, New Jersey
9 Apr 09
I recently finished reading Needful Things for the second time, and it scared me even more than the first! I read it back when it first came out in the 90s. I like King's books in that you can read them more than once and still appreciate them. Carrie was great too.
@rocketsky (1013)
• China
14 Apr 09
one of his famous book i like to read a lot is about the explosion of the universe ,i am sorry ,I can not remberits name :) i think he is a great man and he never gives up doing what he like to do .
@brew2x (3094)
• Philippines
9 Apr 09
I really love suspense or horror stories and Stephen King is one of my favorite author. I like also "The Stand", the story is great. I like those kind of stories where people are missing and you don't know what happened to them or something like that. I also like the fact that there is a lesson incorporated in the story.
@Samanthavv (1383)
• United States
9 Apr 09
I'm too easily scared to read stephen king novels, or even watch the movies for that matter! I tried watching Rose Red when i was younger but I couldn't make it through the whole movie. My sister, however, LOVES stephen king!
• United States
9 Apr 09
Its a tie between The Stand and Needful Things. The Stand scared me sooo much in the first half of the book because the superflu being created by the government and then accidentally released and spread is something that I suppose is possible and the discriptions of the dying people and the corpses was just so gross and gruesome that I couldn't read it before going to be lol. I also love Needful Things because it references to so many other Castle Rock stories, and the plot is so interesting and twisted yet it is just showing the ugly side of human nature.
@Dugsmom (279)
• United States
9 Apr 09
I totally love all of Stephen Kings books! It would be hard to pick just one. Right now I am working on Roadwork and it is really good. I am dying to find out what happens...so for right now I'd have to say Roadwork is my favorite.