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11 Great Stephen King Books to Read

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Jeetram is a very big fan of Stephen King. He loves reading and writing about Stephen King's works.

If you buy books frequently you must have heard of Stephen King he's one of the best-selling writers in the World. He has written over 50 books many of them has been made into celebrated movies like The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile. If you want to start reading one of Stephen king's books you must be confused about where to start It's normal considering he's written over 50 novels nearly all of them bestsellers, Without wasting anymore time here's the list

  1. The Shining
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The Shining centers on the life of The Torrance Family: husband Jack, wife Wendy, and their five year old son danny he's the one with the shining a psychic power that lets danny read minds, see past and future of things. Jack Torrance, a struggling writer and recovering alcoholic, accepts a position as the winter caretaker of the Overlook Hotel. His family accompanies him on this job. The hotel is inhabited by supernatural forces that influence Jack's sanity leaving his wife and son in great danger.
The Shining has been adapted into a movie but the movie isn't as good as the book,I recommend that you read the book don't watch the movie it isn't as great as the book. The movie made many changes the biggest of them was Jack Torrance's Personality. The Shining is one of the best supernatural novels of all time.

2. IT

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IT follows the story of seven children knows as the loser's club as they are terrorized by an evil entity that takes on the shape of the worst nightmare of its prey. This book has also been adapted into movie It (2017) and It Chapter 2 (2019) the movies only scratch the surface of the book. There's much more in the book than the movies can ever cover. It (2017) is also the highest-grossing horror movie of all time.

3. Salem's Lot

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The story follows a writer named Ben Mears who returns to the town of Jerusalem's lot only to discover the residents are becoming vampires. Salem's Lot is not like normal vampire stories. Read this book to find out how Ben Mears convinces people to fight against vampires. This book has also been adapted into a movie.

4. The Stand

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The Stand is a post-apocalyptic dark fantasy novel. After a deadly virus wipes out most of the world's population the remaining survivers must choose between two factions and prepare for a confrontation between the forces of good and evil. The Stand is a great book to read in quarantine. The Stand has been adapted into a 1994 four episode mini series and a 2020 mini series is in production.

5. Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption

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The story follows Andy dufresne a banker who is convicted of murdering his wife and her lover and is sentenced to life imprisonment at the Shawshank prison. At Shawshank Andy forms friendship with Red a fellow inmate. This book has also been adapted into a movie called The Shawshank Redemption with an IMDb rating of 9.3. This story is available in Stephen king's Short Story collection Different Seasons.

6. 11/22/63

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The story follows Jake Epping a high school teacher who goes back in time to prevent the assassination of United States President John F. Kennedy which occurred on November 22, 1963 but he can only travel in past to 1958. It's a great novel about time travel and what would have happened if John F. Kennedy wasn't assassinated.

7. Misery

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Paul Sheldon a best-selling writer who is after an accident is held captive by Annie Wilkes his biggest fan who is also his nurse. Annie tells Paul to write a novel and when Paul fights back Annie, using an ax, starts chopping away at his body. This book has also been adapted into a movie.

8. The Dark Tower Series

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The Dark Tower is a series of eight books. The dark tower follows the story of Roland Deschain Mid-world's last gunslinger in his search for The Dark Tower. The Dark Tower series are Stephen king's version of the lord of the rings. There is also a 2017 movie but the movie isn't worth watching. The dark tower is one of the best fantasy novels out there.

9. Under The Dome

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The residents of Chester's Mill are suddenly cut-off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Dale Barbara, Iraq vet, finds himself teamed with few of the town residents against them stands a corrupt politician but their main adversary is the dome itself. This book is one of my favourites, a must read for king's fans. This book has also been adapted into a tv series.

10. Pet Sematary

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Dr Louis Creed with his family moves into an old house in rural maine, Their lives are going well but the woods near their house hides a cemetery for pet's where the town residents bury their pet's but the cemetery has a dark and evil secret. Creeds cat dies so they bury it in the cemetery and it come backs to life. Their son dies and they bury it in the cemetery and the results are not good. Creeds are going to learn it the hard way that sometimes dead is better. Pet Sematary is Stephen king's darkest book a must read for horror fans. If you are a king fan then you can't miss this novel. This book has been adapted into two movies.

11. The Green Mile

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It tells the story of prison guard Paul Edgecombe's encounter with John Coffey, a big black man with supernatural healing powers, convicted of raping and murdering two little girls. After meeting John, Edgecombe starts questioning his beliefs. This is one of the greatest novel i have ever read. Read this ASAP. This book has also been adapted into a great movie starring Tom Hanks.

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Jeetram (author) on November 05, 2020:

Thanks for the awesome feedback

Jeetram (author) on November 05, 2020:

Thanks for the awesome feedback

Rose McCoy from West Virginia on November 03, 2020:

Awesome article! Very consistent. My dad has been trying to get me to read “The Stand” for years—I might actually get around to it now! And after that, some of these other books sound really interesting too. :)