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Old 12-11-2006, 07:07 AM
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Best Stephen King book

im doing an assignement for school on an author of my choice. i chose stephen king, and i need to know what his best book is. thnx.:)
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Old 12-11-2006, 07:27 AM
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In my opinion, his best book isn't horror. Check out Eyes of the Dragon, a fantasy novel he wrote in the late 80's. It does contain his favorite antagonist, Randall Flagg. I also really enjoyed what I've read of the Dark Tower series, but I haven't completed it.

If you insist on a horror novel, I recommend Needful Things. It's a little faster paced than most of his novels. I might not be the best person in the world to ask though, because I really don't care that much for Kings writing style. Pet Semetary is also good, but it's so slow it takes an iron constitution to make it to the payoff.
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Old 12-11-2006, 07:44 AM
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I would say Green mile that one his best and also Misery and Pet Semetary
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Old 12-11-2006, 08:02 AM
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Danse Macabre is my favorite, but it's not horror, or even fiction. it's King's ideas and thoughts on the horror genre (books, radio, and film mostly) from the 50's to the end of the 70's.
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no offense to the fans .. but i think Salems Lot is the only one worth reading.
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Old 12-11-2006, 08:24 AM
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Shit, here comes another twenty page thread.

In my opinion, King has always done his best work in short form. Night Shift is probably the best collection, although Everything's Eventual contains what I consider to be his best story ("1408".) If you must do a novel, Pet Sematary is probably the standout.
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Old 12-11-2006, 08:33 AM
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no offense to the fans .. but i think Salems Lot is the only one worth reading.
I'm not a fan either, but Danse Macabre was the first thing I ever read that discussed horror movies seriously, so it really made an impression.

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In my opinion, King has always done his best work in short form. Night Shift is probably the best collection [...] If you must do a novel, Pet Sematary is probably the standout.
I second that.
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Old 12-11-2006, 08:54 AM
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I agree with noctuary, his best work is in short stories...

but his best book?
On Writing: a Memoir of the Craft
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Old 12-11-2006, 10:20 AM
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i think im getting his new one "Cell" because after i read this review:

Witness Stephen King's triumphant, blood-spattered return to the genre that made him famous. Cell, the king of horror's homage to zombie films (the book is dedicated in part to George A. Romero) is his goriest, most horrific novel in years, not to mention the most intensely paced. Casting aside his love of elaborate character and town histories and penchant for delayed gratification, King yanks readers off their feet within the first few pages; dragging them into the fray and offering no chance catch their breath until the very last page.



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Old 12-11-2006, 10:42 AM
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yeah cell was really good.....said a whole lot bout our society.....tho i love it......just cause i read it when i was younger......and then watched the long ass film.......my grandad even read some of it to me as a kid so tis special.....plus now im scared of clowns because of it.......i like skeleton crew and diffrent seasons too cause its got the body in
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