The Best Stephen King Novels - 12 Must-Read Stephen King BooksAs the author of more than 60 globally best-selling books, the mind behind 50 of the scariest scary movies, and both a National Medal of Honor and National Book Foundation Medal recipient, it's an undisputed fact that Stephen King is a master of horror fiction. Since his debut novel Carrie , King has been hitting us with countless masterful stories that are so perfectly twisted and shocking, we always want more. As a matter of fact, his works are often turned into cultural staples in film and TV. The Shining, anyone? The latest novels to get the big screen treatment are Pet Semetary , which hits theaters April 5 and stars King, too and It 2, which premieres September 6. If you want to continue to revel in the genius that is a King novel, we've put together a list of some of his best and most essential that must be read in your lifetime.
12 of the Best Stephen King Novels Every Thrill-Seeker Should Read
Stephen King poses during a portrait session on November 16th, in Paris, France. Without a moment's hesitation he went with Lisey's Story, a novel about a woman coping with the death of her husband, who happened to be a best-selling author. We figured many of his fans would have a different choice, so we opened it up for a vote. Dark Tower mostly takes place in Mid-World, the decayed remains of a once great empire where a Gunslinger named Roland is attempting to reach the distant — titular — Dark Tower. The fourth book in the series was published in , and it focuses largely on Roland's teenage years and his doomed love affair with Susan Delgado.
11. The Dead Zone (1979)
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