Yet Another "Best of King" Thread

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  1. fonzberry
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    I am currently reading The Dark Tower again, one after another from start to finish. I am closing in on finishing Wizard and Glass. For whatever reason it has me thinking "Which is my favorite book(s) of all time by Sai King??"

    Well first off, I am excluding The Dark Tower entire series from the list below. IMO, it is best work by his own opinion (so I have read) and mine. So with that as the caveat, I am going to post my "Top 10" list of King's books.

    I am interested in what are yours?


    Here is my list. Note, that this is for today only, as I am sure that if I asked myself tomorrow it is likely to change :

    1. 11/22/63 (I loved loved loved loved this book...)
    2. The Talisman
    3. Eyes of the Dragon
    4. The Stand
    5. The Green Mile
    6. The Dead Zone
    7. Insomnia
    8. It
    9. Under the Dome
    10. Pet Sematary



    -f
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  2. Walter Oobleck
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    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    I've refrained from picking a top ten or a bottom ten in the past as I've enjoyed all of the stories. So without further ado:
    • Duma Key
    • Lisey's Story
    • Doctor Sleep
    • The Green Mile
    • It
    • The Stand
    • Needful Things
    • The Tommyknockers
    • Dreamcatcher
    • Bag of Bones
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  3. fushingfeef
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    fushingfeef Uber-in-waiting

    Making me pick just 10 is difficult. Ranking those 10 is downright cruel.

    But here's what I came up with.
    The Stand
    The Long Walk
    Misery
    It
    The Shining
    The Dark Tower series
    The Dead Zone
    11.22.63
    Night Shift
    Different Seasons.
  4. carrie's younger brother
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    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    Carrie
    'Salem's Lot
    The Regulators
    Joyland
    Firestarter
    DT: The Gunslinger
    Needful Things
    Night Shift
    It
    Full Dark, No Stars
  5. king family fan
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    king family fan Prolific member

    The Green Mile
    DR. Sleep
    Carrie
    Firestarter
    It
    Cujo
    The Shining
    Dead Zone
    Misery
    Pet sematary
  6. HollyGolightly
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    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    It
    The Stand
    The Shining
    Insomnia
    11/22/63
    Pet Semetary
    Needful Things
    Under the Dome
    Duma Key
    DT: Drawing of the Three
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  7. guido tkp
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    guido tkp Well-Known Member

    'salems lot
    the mist
    dt-4
    dt-3
    dt-2
    the stand (uncut)
    the dead zone
    the green mile
    the long walk
    second coming.......oh...wait....dang it !!
    well, then.....a tie !! miseryunderthedomechristine...oh...i can't pick....
  8. Sundrop
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    Sundrop the Great & Wonderful

    ~ 'Salem's Lot
    ~ The Shining
    ~ Pet Sematary
    ~ Needful Things
    ~ Bag of Bones
    ~ Different Seasons
    ~ The Green Mile
    ~ Skeleton Crew
    ~ The Stand
    ~ The Dark Half
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2014
  9. GNTLGNT
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...the best of King, starts with Tabitha and encompasses the rest of that talented crew...
  10. AchtungBaby
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    AchtungBaby Well-Known Member

    I really enjoy threads like this. It's cool to see how different all our tastes are :) This is my list, and it's been this way for a while:

    1. The Stand (Uncut)
    2. The Shining
    3. Needful Things
    4. Misery
    5. Dolores Claiborne
    6. 11/22/63
    7. Night Shift (minus "Jerusalem's Lot...I've never been able to dig that one)
    8. Doctor Sleep
    9. 'Salem's Lot
    10. The Dead Zone/Rose Madder/DT series/Under the Dome/The Long Walk etc... ;)
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  11. King fan from trinidad
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    King fan from trinidad Order of the rose

    Hey really does have a really good body of work! While I haven't read all of them (only like 4 more to go) i'll put my 2 cents in.

    1. IT
    2. The Stand
    3. Salem's Lot
    4. The Shining
    5. The Dark Tower Series (I think of them as one huge book)
    6. Desperation
    7. Misery
    8. 11/22/63
    9. Needful Thing
    10. Skeleton Crew
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  12. AchtungBaby
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    AchtungBaby Well-Known Member

    I must say I appreciate all the love Needful Things is getting...ahhh, such an underrated novel!
  13. Riot87
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    (1) The Stand
    (2) It
    (3) Fire Starter
    (4) Needful Things
    (5) Skeleton Crew
    (6) Night Shift
    (7) Misery
    (8) Cell

    Those are my favorites but i like all his books
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  14. carrie's younger brother
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    Agreed!!!
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