During this covid19 pandemic we need something to take us away, to relearn to laugh, to have a good time, and to face our demons. But i was particularly pleased that king recognized those two books as his own favorites. Every single stephen king book, ranked from worst to best. Ideal for the book collector or if you simply enjoy meeting your favorite celebrity, author, or sports icon. There is one exclusively stephen king membership club, the stephen king library. Theres no doubt that the mans publishing career is impressive, but king was perhaps most prolific with his short stories. It has been my favorite book since i read it in 8th or 9th grade, decided to read it again about 17 years later. A definitive ranking of every stephen king novel ever. Since reading books written by authors from different races, ethnicities, and cultures is one of the best ways to enhance your reading experience, i wanted to pass along a few suggestions of my own that i thought the king might appreciate, so stephen, if you happen to have your eyeballs on this post, here are a few titles you might enjoy, from. Produced by rumsey taylor, whose favorite of kings books is on writing.
Apr 21, 2020 the following is an excerpt from if it bleeds by stephen king. The crafter of carrie and the shining contributed this list of his 10 favorite books to j. He has published 61 novels, including seven under the pen name richard bachman, and six nonfiction books. As it happens, my favorite king novel and favorite novel period right now is 112263 followed pretty closely by it. At its most basic, its a story of a band of vampire hunters, but its also a commentary on the state of americas small towns. I have no shame in saying, dont waste your time on this book unless its. In stephen kings new book, if it bleeds, we have 4 novellas. May 04, 2020 stephen edwin king, born in 1947, published his first novel, carrie, in 1974. His recent work includes the institute, elevation, the outsider, sleeping beauties cowritten with his son owen king, and the bill hodges trilogy. Stephen king is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers.
Read an excerpt from stephen king s new book if it bleeds. An earlier version of this quiz asked you to pick a blood splatter. See where misery, the shining, pet sematary, and the dark tower land and which horror gem takes the top spot. As part of our goodreads turns ten celebration, weve asked some of our favorite authors to share their ten favorite books. Tell me about your favorite stephen king books discussion in book discussion started by ciara jaramillo, mar 7, 2019. Famous in both the literature and the media world, stephen kings books have been sold to more than an amount of 350 million copies. Book signing central is an event information service brought to you by and has a focus on author events, book signings, and autograph expos. As stephen king says, no one surpasses ruth rendell when it comes to stories of obsession, instability, and malignant coincidence. We have since updated to the more correct spatter, but worry the stain will never wash out. Oct 17, 2008 i have more then one favorite stephen king book. King is an author of science fiction, horror, supernatural and, fantasy stephen king audiobooks.
Oct 29, 2019 since this is such a highly requested video, im going to talk about some of my favorite stephen king books in todays video. Only two of her novels have been translated thus far, including her debut novel confessions, but it seems likely more will follow. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, and many have been adapted into films, television series, miniseries, and comic books. At the beginning of my copy, there is a note from stephen king and he mentions how it was the book that gave him chills and made him question how his brain came up with some ideas. Though that is an option, its probably not your best choice. Welcome to your most valuable resource for book signing events around the country. Take note, as this is your chance to have a story published in the. As a king fan, i am not into the scifi up yonder dudes. Jan 12, 2018 stephen king is a literary icon, a status hes achieved by a defining a genre. A novella is a very short book, or a very long short story.
Dark corners, her last book, ranks among her best the washington post. This list of the best stephen king books has you covered. All of the best stephen king books, ranked reedsy discovery. Despite this, i am still haunted by the final page. If you compile a list of his bestloved novels, a large proportion of them will feature kids as primary protagonists. Oct 21, 2019 well if youre a king fan, and here looking for more authors like stephen king, im going to guess thats a yes. Which is your favorite stephen king book and why answers. In other words, not only has stephen king written some genius novels and short stories, novellas, essays, and works of criticism, but hes written a lot of them51 novels. In our recent interview with stephen king, we asked the author to name. You have a couple choices for joining a discount online stephen king book membership club. Mar 11, 2019 since reading books written by authors from different races, ethnicities, and cultures is one of the best ways to enhance your reading experience, i wanted to pass along a few suggestions of my own that i thought the king might appreciate, so stephen, if you happen to have your eyeballs on this post, here are a few titles you might enjoy, from.
Since then, he has written more than 70 novels, nonfiction books and story collections. Detective holly gibney is my favorite stephen king characters. From an oeuvre of almost 100 books, here are the best stephen king books, ranked. This is brilliant psychological suspense that gets under your skin. All his short story collections are worth reading as are his novella collections like different seasons, 4 past midnight, and my favorite the bachman books which contains his best novella the long walk. My favorite book from 10 years ago is different than what it is today. The novella collection is comprised of four haunting stories the below is from life of chuck, in which a man named marty becomes. May 21, 2019 no one knows all of this better than stephen king, the master of modern horror. Goldings classic novel about a group of schoolboys stranded and fighting for survival on an island is a clear influence thematically speaking in around 20% of stephen king s own novels.
Twitter edit i contacted stephen king on twitter as some of you told me to, i dont think he will reply but i tried. I was a big stephen king fan from the late 1970s until the mid 80s. Which ones have you read and which one is your favorite. If you stacked up all of stephen kings books, theyd be taller than the man himself. This list is my top 5, in other words, my favorite stephen king books presented in order of which i prefer to read them. Here are our favorite novels written by the king of horror. Tlw has just such a really great plot, in my opinion, and needful things does as well and the ending is crazy. Salems lot, rose red, the shining, the stand, pet sematary, the green mile, the dark tower, the. I also like the skeleton crew book, a series of short stories by king. If that sounds like something youre interested in seeing, id love for you to stick around and chat with me. Oct 17, 2019 i also talk a lot about stephen king and the raven cycle. Tv has been a favorite home to adaptations of stephen king books and short stories into series, miniseries, and tv movies since 1979 tv series salems lot.
For anyone wondering, my next book will be the stand and my ultimate goal is to reach the dark tower. Ulf andersengetty in our recent interview with stephen king, we asked the author to name the best book he. Benjamin percy red moon is terrific, and so is paul tremblay, whose novel about a case of possible demonic possession a head full of ghosts ranks with the best of shirley jackson. Want great book recommendations in your inbox every week. Stephen kings short story collections are the best. He is one of the most wellrenowned writers in the world. Stephen king, one of the masters of american horror fiction, has an oeuvre of. Below, find 12 young king lead characters for whom suffer the little children isnt just an old saying.
So you might think that if stephen king the guy who wrote such horror classics like carrie and the stand were to rattle off his top ten favorite books, it would feature works by the likes of edgar allan poe, h. Stephen kings favorite stephen king novel jamie todd rubin. King adds, of course, any list like this is slightly ridiculous. Tolkien authors who have, like king, created enduring dark, gothic worlds filled with supernatural events and malevolent forces. With more than 50 books in print, king is insanely prolific. All stephen king tv series, miniseries, tv movies ranked. She is that rare breed, a totally likable person, who gets into horrific messes. Stephen kings top 10 alltime favorite books open culture. In other words, not only has stephen king written some genius novels and short stories, novellas, essays, and works of criticism, but hes written a lot of them51 novels to date, in fact, with number 52 coming up shortly. Stephen kings 10 favorite books christian science monitor. This will not be on literary sophistication or critical reception, strictly on how much i enjoy reading them. To help you start brushing up on your king reading, heres a handy. Read an excerpt from stephen kings new book if it bleeds.
Stephen king is a literary icon, a status hes achieved by a defining a genre. Stephen kings top 10 favourite books benjamin mcevoy. Stephen king has claimed that salems lot is his favorite work, and its not hard to see why. I will keep everyone updated with my progress in further posts.
Jul 24, 2009 misery was the first king book i ever read, cycle of a werewolf was the creepiest book for me, considering i was only 10 when i read it and had a theory that my grandparents were werewolves. Another stephen king book is getting a film adaptation. She grew up having nancy drew books read to her by her father, and is now an avid reader of mystery, thriller, and horror, along with everything from literary fiction to poetry to personal essays. Here stephen king, the author of dozens of horror classics as well as the soontobe released sleeping beauties, which he wrote with his son owen king, shares some of his most beloved books.
Nov 05, 2014 stephen king poses during a portrait session on november 16th, 20 in paris, france. Stephen edwin king was born on september 21st, 1947. Were not sure if stephen king s list of top 10 favourite books is in order, but if it is in order lord of the flies as number one certainly wouldnt come as a surprise. Stephen edwin king, born in 1947, published his first novel, carrie, in 1974.
Whether developed for television or straighttovideo remember video tapes. Ive felt that king touches on topics that are uncommon in horror at least horror that i have read and uses it to add layers of complexity in his novels. Jan 20, 2012 stephen king is a maine native and the prolific author of modern horror classics. Tell me about your favorite stephen king books creative. For years, king claimed that this littleknown story was his favorite of all the books hes written. Im going to recommend peter straubs ghost story, which is a personal favorite. Well, of course, joe hillim allowed to be proud of him because hes my son, but im also a fan. I have been an avid reader of stephen king for about a year now and i really enjoy him, i would like to know what you guys like about him and your favorite memories of his books and when you discovered him. Skeleton crew is my favorite because it contains the mist and several other iconic stories. So you definitely want to put kanae minato on your radar. Stephen king s short story collections are the best. Stephen edwin king born september 21, 1947 is an american author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, crime, sciencefiction and fantasy novels. In our final extract from his new book, on writing, stephen king reveals six key rules for writing a bestseller.
May 02, 2020 stephen king is one of the most prolific horror writers of all time, and his books have been brought to life on screen dozens of times. Of course, we dont just love to read kings bookswe also love to reread them, and debate their merits, and compare them to one another. The author has especially enjoyed a bit of a renaissance. Blog posted on wednesday, apr 03 stephen king short stories did you know that there are over stephen king short stories in existence. Feb 18, 2016 a beginners guide to stephen king books.69 643 473 324 255 1331 383 984 1541 519 1136 677 561 389 1186 430 1239 1515 895 263 472 950 15 800 967 136 1093 295 1554 8 909 1124 520 530 1460 1050