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Top 5 And Bottom 5 King Stories

Discussion in 'General Discussion & Questions' started by FlakeNoir, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. Pavlos Pan

    Pavlos Pan New Member

    My best appreciated:

    1. IT – Ruined clowns and Chinese food for me forever!
    2. The Stand – “Come down and eat chicken with me beautiful. It's soooo dark” gave me both shivers and laughs!
    3. 11/22/63 – Impeccable!
    4. The Gunslinger – Hey Jude and magical fruit!
    5. Desperation - the very first King novel I ever read - bought it at an airport to punish myself after fighting with a loved one, turned out to be one of my wisest decisions!

    I probably would not reread:

    1. Tommyknockers - a failed experiment IMHO
    2. The Wolves of Calla - weakest DT book IMHO
    3. The Regulators - not a Power Rangers fan
    4. Dreamcatcher – over-sentimental or maybe I'm getting too jaded
    5. The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon - a hit and a miss
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2013
  2. Kurben

    Kurben The Fool on the Hill

    My choices would be:
    1. IT
    2. The Stand
    3. Misery
    4. Under the Dome
    5. The Green mile

    1. Tommyknockers
    2. Insomnia
    3. Bag of bones
    4. Rose madder
    5. Dream catcher
  3. Riot87

    Riot87 Love him forever

    TOP 5
    (1) The Stand
    (2) Firestarter
    (3) NightShift the whole book
    (4) Skeleton crew the whole book
    (5) Cell

    Also on the list would be IT. I can't think of any bad ones though.
  4. King fan from trinidad

    King fan from trinidad Order of the rose

    Top 5-
    2.The Stand
    3.DT Series
    4.Salem's Lot

    Bottom 5-
    1.From a Buick8
    5.Blockade Billy

    Honestly number 3-5 in my top 3 changes alot but my bottom 5 remains the same.
  5. Grandpa

    Grandpa Well-Known Member

    Top five for me:

    1. The Dead Zone.
    2. On Writing.
    3. The Stand.
    4. Misery
    5. Danse Macabre (it's been a long time since I read it, but I remember enjoying it)

    There's only been two I didn't like, and I know that I'm realllllly going against the grain, but....

    2. Cujo.
    1. IT. .....almost turned me away from SK books. I'm glad it didn't.
  6. Wasp27

    Wasp27 Well-Known Member

    So interesting to read everyone's faves and not so faves! Am I the only one who likes dreamcatcher? I couldn't put it down!! I think might be one oft faves! Just finished reading tommyknockers... God..that was exhaustive!!!
  7. booklover72

    booklover72 very strange person

    Top five
    1. Bag of Bones
    2. Duma Key Wireman and IISe are cooll
    3. Under theme - wanna marry Julia shumway
    4 From a Buick 8
    5 Salem's lot

    bottom Five

    6. The Talisman
    7. the gunsligner - tried so hard to read these
    8. Misery
    9 The regulators
    10 Blaze
  8. mine has God to be skeleton crew hands down And for short novella books four past midnight hands down
  9. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester, Moderator Moderator

  10. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Just Purr-fect

    Yay, I love threads like this!

    My list as of right now.....

    Top 5:
    1. The Stand
    2. The Shining
    3. Needful Things
    4. 11/22/63
    5. Dolores Claiborne / Revival / Misery

    Bottom 5:
    1. Cell
    2. Firestarter
    3. The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
    4. Four Past Midnight (I liked "Secret Window, Secret Garden" but not the other stories.)
    5. The Talisman
  11. RandallFlagg19

    RandallFlagg19 Well-Known Member

    Top 5+5 (there are to many good ones, cant just have 5 favorites)

    1. The Dark Tower series (all 7 books)
    2. The Stand
    3. Full Dark, No Stars
    4. Different Seasons
    5. Misery
    6. Hearts in Atlantis
    7. Bag of Bones
    8. Gerald’s Game
    9. The Regulators
    10. The Long Walk

    Bottom 5

    1. Rose Madder
    2. The Tommyknockers
    3. From a Buick8
    4. Cujo
    5. Under The Dome (I Loved the first half, but then my interest in the story evaporated)
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2015
  12. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Just Purr-fect

    I love every book in your bottom five, and I didn't care for The Regulators - lol.
  13. Kurben

    Kurben The Fool on the Hill

    It is strange how you change your mind, isn't it? Today it is...
    Top 5:
    1. IT
    2. The Stand
    3. 11/22/63
    4. The Green Mile
    5. Salems lot

    Bottom 5
    1. Rose Madder
    2. From a Buick 8
    3. Dreamcatcher
    4. Tommyknockers
    5. Insomnia

    The top 2 will probably stay in my top 5 for always but the rest can change depending on how i feel.
  14. Machine's Way

    Machine's Way “Go then, there are other worlds than these.”

    Top 5, and yes its hard to only pick five.

    1.Needful Things
    2.Pet Sematary
    3.The Long walk
    4.Dark Tower (all)
    5.Eyes of the Dragon

    Bottom 5
    2.The Colorado Kid
    3.Dolores Claiborne
    4.Bag of Bones
    5.Rose Madder
  15. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Just Purr-fect

    The more I re-read Duma Key, the more I feel it belongs in my top 5.
  16. niro

    niro Well-Known Member

    Top 5

    1. Misery
    2. Carrie
    3. Cujo
    4. Bag of Bones
    5. Duma Key

    Bottom 5

    I think maybe some short storys but can't come up with titles now.
  17. Sarah25

    Sarah25 Well-Known Member

    Top 5 (no order, and subject to change)

    1. Needful Things
    2. The Eyes of the Dragon
    3. Different Seasons
    4. Hearts in Atlantis
    5. The Green Mile

    Bottom 5

    1. Gerald's Game
    2. Desperation
    3. Dreamcatcher
    4. Under the Dome
    5. ?
  18. 17021jude

    17021jude Well-Known Member

    Top 5~

    1. Rose Madder
    2. Lisey's Story
    3. Pet Semetary
    4. It
    5. D.T. Series

    Bottom 5~

    1. Mr. Mercedes
    2. Desperation
    3. Eyes of a Dragon
    4. Duma Key
    5. The Girl who Loved Tom Gordon

    P.S. I hate putting down anything the S.K. writes as "bottom 5", makes me feel like S.K. should have a snarky comeback for me :near_tears:
  19. misery chastain loves co.

    misery chastain loves co. MORE Count Chocula please.....

    Top O' the Heap 5 as of this very moment and the mood that I am in....also in no particular order...
    1. IT (this never changes)
    2. Cell(seriously, am I the only person who liked this book??)
    3. Bazaar of Bad Dreams (;;D just seeing if anyone is paying attention)
    3. the real 3- Pet Sematary
    4. Night Shift
    5. Skeleton Crew
    Honorable Mentions-Dark Tower-The Drawing of the Three

    Bottom O' the Pile 5
    1. Insomnia
    2. Dreamcatcher
    3. Joyland
    4. From a Buick 8
    5. The Colorado Kid
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  20. KingAHolic

    KingAHolic Well-Known Member

    I have not read them all, so this is a "so far" list for me:

    TOP 5
    (1) The Long Walk (needs to be made into a movie.... hello!!??)
    (2) Dark Half (should NEVER have been made into a movie!!!)
    (3) Pet Sematary
    (4) IT
    (5) Cujo

    BOTTOM 5
    Rose Madder
    Dolores Claiborne
    The Talisman (couldn't finish it)
    Dreamcatcher (I read it and can't even remember it)

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