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Recommended reading order?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by KittensScareMe, Nov 1, 2017.

  1. KittensScareMe

    KittensScareMe Obsessed with all things IT.

    I read online that some SK books are connected? I've read Misery and I just re-read IT which book should I read next? Should some SK books be read in a certain order?
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  2. Tery

    Tery Dreaming in Middletown Moderator

    Oh, my. That's a can of worms. Aside from the Dark Tower books there is no real order. Though some other books have a connection to the DT books, it's not is such a way as to require they be read in any order. You will get many recommendations :D
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  3. KittensScareMe

    KittensScareMe Obsessed with all things IT.

    I've just started Dreamcatcher, Dark Tower will be the next book I read. I read that there is a small IT reference in Dreamcatcher and Maturin is in Dark Tower.
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  4. Kingunlucky

    Kingunlucky Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Nov 2, 2017
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  5. KittensScareMe

    KittensScareMe Obsessed with all things IT.

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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...nah, read em backwards and upside down, doesn’t matter-they all are quite tasty in different ways...
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  7. Melody Ward

    Melody Ward New Member

    I haven't read any of the books yet.
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  8. BruceWayne

    BruceWayne Member

    I just skip around, other than with the main DT books.
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  9. Kurben

    Kurben The Fool on the Hill

    The Bill Hodges Trilogy should be read in order. So should The DT books. And Shining before Dr. Sleep. then its kind of interesting to read the Castle Rock novels in order; Dead Zone, Cujo, Dark Half and Needful Things. Its not necessary though. You could do the same with the Derry novels starting with IT, Insomnia, Bag of Bones, Dreamcatcher. A fun thing but not necessary at all. But basically you can just skip around witthout missing anything vital.
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  10. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    I like Kurben's answer but, when in doubt, try to read them chronologically as published.
  11. Cdywolfe

    Cdywolfe New Member

    There's obviously no right or wrong answer but if I had it to do over again, I'd have read them in the order they were published.
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  12. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Hi and welcome!!
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  13. champ1966

    champ1966 Well-Known Member

    Chronologically worked for us old dudes. Not that we had a choice.
  14. grin willard

    grin willard Grin. Boasting a profile u could cut cheese with.

    Read the fun ones. Read Salem's Lot, Christine & Pet Cemetery.
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

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  16. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Welcome to SKMB

    Andy from Shawshank Redemption.jpg

    Try some of his short story collections - Different Seasons is good
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  17. Cdywolfe

    Cdywolfe New Member

    Thanks for the warm welcome all...
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