IT, & Insommnia.
IT, & Insommnia.
Man, wow, hard question...I'd probably say IT because I love the way it tells two stories in one i.e. The characters as kids and the charcters as adults. I like books that flashback, and IT is the kind of such books. Memories are usually worth holding on to. Plus, it is just a freakishly awesome book!
IT for sure! I love the book to so many pieces!
The Shining, my first SK book. Pet Sematary goes very close to it, it is very difficult to choose.
I think people are probably getting bored of me blowing smoke up IT's backside, but IT is my fave. I would love to say it's not because it was my first, but I'm sure that played a part in my choice. That and the sheer depth of the losers, the touching childhood bonds, the whole damn thing was just so engrossing.
I have to admit though, 11/22/63 gave it a very good run for its money.
UNDER THE DOME. Many people didn't like this book, but that microcosm under the dome and the ending just enthused me.
I agree with champ1966. "IT" is far more than a horror story. And that is why it is, and always will be, my absolute favourite work of fiction from anyone ever.
Cujo and Christine come pretty close as well.
I thought 11/22/63 was so good because it brought me back to my (original) love for his books. If I had not read a review in our local paper when it first came out I would not have gotten back into reading all of his great books! I read so many, many years ago.
IT is my favourite. The characters of the Losers are so me and my friends that it's uncanny. I just love the feelings of childhood memories recreated in such detail, the feelings of lost friendships remembered.
11.22.63 is also a fantastic novel and ties in second place with The Stand. All the rest tie in third place, :20_003: