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  1. Pam says:
    12/04/2022 at 10:12 AM

    The one book of his that scared the Dickenson out of me is Pet Cemetery. I would not read it at night. After I read it I saw a stray white cat in my driveway and it totally freaked me out. I have cats but not a white one

    1. Suzanne says:
      05/02/2023 at 11:14 PM

      My personal favorite is The Long Walk. (think Squid Games but King did it first and better.

    2. Todd Patterson says:
      05/04/2023 at 10:59 PM

      Agreed, woke up screaming the night I finished it and I’ve read and seen countless horror books/movies.

  2. Stan says:
    12/04/2022 at 10:39 PM

    It’s hard to pick a favorite out of so many great stories but I think I read and reread The Dark Half the most. George Stark was terrifyingly unstoppable.

  3. Alan Stanley says:
    12/05/2022 at 1:36 AM

    The Talisman with the protagonist Jack Sawyer on his epic journey to save his mom. I couldn’t put the book down. A movie with the right young actor would be a mesmerizing movie. Also, I have to mention The Institute and The Long Walk. The latter being an earlier work was an adventure I never expected. Thank you, Mr. King.

  4. Lisa E Wasserman says:
    12/06/2022 at 11:58 AM

    What about Desperation?? I freaking love that book.

    1. Byronleemarley says:
      04/29/2023 at 11:24 PM

      I completely agree. Tak.

  5. Pat says:
    12/06/2022 at 1:13 PM

    11/22/1963 surpasses all prior mentioned

  6. Roger says:
    04/29/2023 at 3:51 PM

    Good list but I would leave the Dark Tower off. It never grabbed me. Probably just me. Some of the books mentioned above here in the comments would also be strong contenders, especially Pet Sematary, The Dark Half and 11.22.1963. I also have a soft spot for Salem’s Lot, though it’s probably not quite top 5. As for movies, I would say The Shining and 11/22/1963 would be my favorites, just ahead of It, Pet Sematary, and Misery tied for second. But really SO many really good books and films beyond that. I had the good fortune to spend a half-year as a graduate school research assistant for a professor who was actually writing a book of serious literary criticism on King’s works. At a time when horror was simply NOT considered a literary genre at all. I was responsible for identifying and explaining all of the references to drugs, rock and roll, and other pop culture items King uses to give really strong sense of time and place (verisimilitude), as well as adding depth of character. This was in the mid-80s, so it was only the first fifteen books or so (though I have read most of the rest since), but it was kind of a guilty pleasure compared to my coursework and teaching obligations. Even having read tons of classics I have to say King is one of my favorite authors all time. He really has been a huge source of enjoyment to me for decades.

  7. Stefan Michaud says:
    05/01/2023 at 11:19 PM

    Misery? Be serious. Not in the same league as It, The Stand, or a dozen others. And the Dark Tower books are boring and literally unreadable. They’re the only thing he’s written that I couldn’t Wade through. What about The Green Mile?

  8. Ericaanne Baughman Vincent says:
    05/02/2023 at 1:06 AM

    My favorite book by Steven King
    Is The eyes of the dragon that was my very first hard copy book I ever received and had it with me for many years and when I went back home to visit I had left it there and somehow it was sold at her yard sale and I’ve been looking for another ever since

  9. James Arnold says:
    05/04/2023 at 3:02 PM

    Pet Semetery is my #1. Scared the piss out of me.

  10. Brian Grisham says:
    05/08/2023 at 12:35 PM

    Pet Semetary should have been #1, it’s his scariest book that leaves a big impact on readers. The movie doesn’t do it justice.

  11. Lori Wood says:
    05/23/2023 at 7:48 PM

    I agree with all these but imho The Stand should be No. 1. That’s is my favorite


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