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Best and least best book from each decade?

Discussion in 'General Discussion & Questions' started by Kingunlucky, Oct 26, 2016.

  1. Kingunlucky

    Kingunlucky Well-Known Member

    In everyone's personal opinion what is the best book in each period of King for you?

    So for example

    Best King book of the 70s?

    Best of the 80s?

    Best of the 90s?

    Best of the 2000s?

    Best of the 2010s?

    Tower books and other series (like Mercedes trilogy) books are allowed but you can only pick one if it fits into the right era.

    Bachman books are a allowed to.

    No collections of novellas or short stories, we are gonna keep to the full-length features.

    BEGIN!

    Stephen King bibliography - Wikipedia
     
  2. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

  3. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    '70s- The Shining
    '80s- Pet Sematary
    '90s- The Stand: uncut
    '00s- Lisey's Story
    '10s- 11/22/63
     
  4. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    70's- 'Salem's Lot
    80's- It
    90's- Delores Claiborne
    00's-The Dark Tower
    10's- Joyland (so far)
     
  5. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....that one, and then the one over there....:m_cool:
     
  6. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    No cheating!! ;-D
     
  7. Walter Oobleck

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

    • The Long Walk 70s
    • Talisman 80s or Christine...since Talisman is Straub/King
    • Desperation 90s
    • Lisey's Story 00s
    • Doctor Sleep 10s
     
  8. fljoe0

    fljoe0 Cantre Member

    70s - The Shining
    80s - It
    90s - The Green Mile
    00s - Under The Dome
    10s - 11/22/63
     
  9. Steffen

    Steffen Well-Known Member

    70s - Salem's Lot
    80s - IT
    90s - The Stand (complete and uncut)
    00s - Duma Key
    10s - Doctor Sleep

    I deliberately leave out choosing any of the Tower books because I think of it as a complete series, like Lord of The Rings, so it's hard for me to pick a favourite volume.

    Maybe we could do a similar thread for the books we like least?
     
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  10. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    '70s-The Stand (original) Changed apocalyptic fiction--shades of this story are in every dystopia I can think of

    '80s-IT Terrified my generation and is still terrifying kids. Absolute cultural touchstone--EVERYONE knows Pennywise (though many just refer to him as "It."

    '90s-The Green Mile Tender, violent, and epic. TGM redefined the way relatively recent American historical fiction is written by putting humans back into the mix--good and bad--and not being afraid to make them multi-layered. I can go on and on about the cultural and literary ramifications of this book.

    '00s-Lisey's Story Mr. King's masterpiece. His most 'literary' novel. He does some incredible things with time jumps in the narrative that are fantastically difficult to pull off successfully.

    '10s-Joyland-Surprised me into tears, and I'm not talking a sniffle. We're talking full blown sobs. I had to put the book down for a few hours to process and get rid of the tear headache. So few books can do that, and none has ever caught me so by surprise. That's literary masterwork.
     
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  11. Kingunlucky

    Kingunlucky Well-Known Member

    I'll ask to add it to thread

    Moderator

    Would you mind changing the title to best and least best book from each decade?

    And where it says....

    Best King book of the 70s?

    Best of the 80s?

    Best of the 90s?

    Best of the 2000s?

    Best of the 2010s?


    Can you put this instead

    Best and least best King book of the 70s?

    Best and least best of the 80s?

    Best and least best of the 90s?

    Best and least of the 2000s?

    Best and least of the 2010s?


    If possible? :) I figure mods can still edit threats and all.
     
  12. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Most underwhelming book of each decade:
    '70s: Roadwork
    '80s: Tommyknockers
    '90s: Regulators
    '00s: Under the Dome (This was a TOUGH call! Dreamcatcher and From a Buick 8 are in my bottom few books as well, but at least I remember stuff from those. I remember almost nothing about UtD)
    '10s: Revival
     
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  13. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    Least favorite from each decade:

    '70s- Rage
    '80s- Firestarter
    '90s- Rose Madder
    '00s- Under the Dome
    '10s- Revival
     
  14. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    Couldn't agree more!!!
     
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  15. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    Best King book of the 70s? Carrie

    Best of the 80s? It

    Best of the 90s? Needful Things

    Best of the 2000s? Under the Dome (after erasing forever from my mind that travesty of a TV series)

    Best of the 2010s? Joyland (by miles & miles & miles; this may be my favorite SK book of all time after Carrie)
     
  16. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    Least fave book of the 70s? The Dead Zone

    Least fave of the 80s? The Dark Half

    Least fave of the 90s? Bag of Bones

    Least fave of the 2000s? Dreamcatcher
    (the only SK book I have yet to finish despite having gotten about halfway through 3 times!)

    Least fave of the 2010s? A tie: Doctor Sleep & Revival
    (excited to read both and wound up so, so, so disappointed in both)
     
  17. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    All set.
     
  18. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    best:
    70's-- The Stand
    80's-- It
    90's-- The Green Mile
    00's-- Lisey's Story (**DT journey-all)
    10's-- Joyland * may change
     
  19. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    Best
    70's-The Shining
    80's- It
    90"s- The Green Mile
    oo's- lisey's story
    10's- Dr. Sleep
     
  20. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Wow, lots of folken are picking Joyland (as did I) as their best! Awesome!
     
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