Any Stephen King books that are "must reads?"

Discussion in 'Newbies Start Here' started by Madison Lear, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. Madison Lear

    Madison Lear New Member

    So, I'm only 16.. but I've always been a HUGE Stephen King fan.
    I've read some of his big works. ( Christine, IT, Carrie, etc.) But I have been yearning for a book to keep me occupied for this summer. Any suggestions would be EXTREMELY appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    Welcome to the Board! Just one book for the summer? That might be hard to narrow down. :smile2: Have you read The Stand or 11/22/63? Those are longer ones that might keep you going for a while.
     
  3. Madison Lear

    Madison Lear New Member

    I actually haven't! Thank you so much, I'm gonna go look them up right now:0: And if I really enjoy them.. I'll probably finish both in less then a month. hahahah so I have no idea why I said summer but thanks!!!
     
  4. Shasta

    Shasta On his shell he holds the earth.

    Read the Dark Tower series. That will take up your summer.

    Welcome to the board!
     
  5. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    Welcome to the board. Oh lots of choices. What ever you pick shall spark your interest.
     
  6. VultureLvr45

    VultureLvr45 Well-Known Member

    Read as many or as much as you can. He has over 70 to pick from.
     
  7. Out of Order

    Out of Order Theorizing

    I would suggest the short story collections. Night Shift and Skeleton Crew for starters.
     
  8. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    I would start with Joyland, which is short, just to whet your appetite and get you in the mood. A perfect summer read!
     
  9. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    I was gonna suggest some short stories, too.
     
  10. mustangclaire

    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

    Another vote for short story collections. You lucky lucky thing having all those unread books and a Summer to read :)
     
  11. Walter Oobleck

    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    Read the Dark Tower stories. Will put hair on your chest. Ask anyone here they'll say it is so.
     
  12. SutterKane

    SutterKane Well-Known Member

    The Dark tower series. Even if your a fast reader the 8 books combined should keep you occupied for the duration of the summer, if not longer.

    Welcome to the board also
     
  13. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    Good to see you Walter. we have missed you.
     
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  14. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta/Moderator Moderator

    Hi Madison, good to have you here with us. :)
    (Welcome back, Walter Oobleck ...)
     
  15. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Hi and welcome. My first suggestion for a long summer read would be the Dark Tower series.
    Also Talisman and Black House go together-- two in a series .
     
  16. Barth113

    Barth113 Member

    I would say "The Stand" and "It", those are his most iconic and have his most common tropes.

    Outside of the "Dark Tower" series, that is.
     
  17. EMTP513

    EMTP513 Well-Known Member

    If you're expecting to read what he usually writes, I WOULDN'T start with Joyland. I like the book, but it's becoming more obvious the further I read that it breaks a little from what he USUALLY writes. He added a creepiness to it but it's mostly about a crime that was committed. I guess what they call Hard Case crime stories.
     
  18. Lina

    Lina Committed member

    I would recommend my favorite The Shining or Joyland.

    Welcome to the Board! Keep posting!
     
  19. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    My favorite is Desperation, if you want to choose at least one novel. The Regulators is a companion novel to Desperation.
     
  20. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...hmmmm, (in his best Pooh voice)...think, think, think...why not the Talisman/Black House combo?...then Hearts in Atlantis...
     

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