View Poll Results: Which 5 Stephen King Books do you think are the best?

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  • Carrie

    2 6.67%
  • The Shining

    5 16.67%
  • The Stand (original)

    9 30.00%
  • The Stand (revised)

    10 33.33%
  • The Long Walk

    4 13.33%
  • Firestarter

    1 3.33%
  • Danse Macabre

    1 3.33%
  • The Running Man

    0 0%
  • Different Seasons

    4 13.33%
  • Pet Sematary

    4 13.33%
  • The Talisman

    4 13.33%
  • Skeleton Crew

    0 0%
  • Eyes of the Dragon

    1 3.33%
  • Misery

    5 16.67%
  • The Dark Half

    0 0%
  • The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

    3 10.00%
  • Needful Things

    3 10.00%
  • Dolores Claiborne

    0 0%
  • Insomnia

    3 10.00%
  • Desperation

    0 0%
  • The Green Mile

    4 13.33%
  • Bag of Bones

    1 3.33%
  • Hearts in Atlantis

    2 6.67%
  • On Writing

    2 6.67%
  • Black House

    0 0%
  • From A Buick 8

    1 3.33%
  • The Dark Tower 6: Song of Susannah

    0 0%
  • Faithful

    0 0%
  • Cell

    1 3.33%
  • Blaze

    0 0%
  • Just After Sunset

    0 0%
  • Under The Dome

    2 6.67%
  • Full Dark, No Stars

    0 0%
  • 11/22/63

    4 13.33%
  • Salem's Lot

    9 30.00%
  • Rage

    1 3.33%
  • Night Shift

    4 13.33%
  • The Dead Zone

    1 3.33%
  • Roadwork

    0 0%
  • Cujo

    1 3.33%
  • The Dark Tower 1: The Gunslinger

    0 0%
  • Christine

    3 10.00%
  • Cycle of the Werewolf

    0 0%
  • Thinner

    0 0%
  • It

    17 56.67%
  • The Dark Tower 2: The Drawing of the Three

    6 20.00%
  • The Tommyknockers

    0 0%
  • Four Past Midnight

    0 0%
  • The Dark Tower 3: The Waste Lands

    1 3.33%
  • Gerald's Game

    0 0%
  • Nightmares & Dreamscapes

    2 6.67%
  • Rose Madder

    0 0%
  • The regulators

    0 0%
  • The Dark Tower 4: Wizard and Glass

    7 23.33%
  • Storm of the Century

    1 3.33%
  • The Plant

    0 0%
  • Dreamcatcher

    1 3.33%
  • Everything's Eventual

    0 0%
  • The Dark TOwer 5: Wolves of the Calla

    0 0%
  • The Dark Tower 7: The Dark Tower

    0 0%
  • The Colorado Kid

    1 3.33%
  • Lisey's Story

    4 13.33%
  • Duma Key

    4 13.33%
  • Ur

    0 0%
  • Blockade Billy

    1 3.33%
  • Mile 81

    0 0%
  • The Wind THrough The Keyhole

    0 0%
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Thread: Stephen King Ranking Poll

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Hocker View Post
    I read it all as well, and was very well thought out, even if it did come off a bit conspiracy theoristy (yes i know that's not a word). Again though I can't argue one way or another as I haven't read either of them. Though I can say that The Stand was one of his earlier books and he may not have had nearly as much say with the publishers as he does now, so they may have told him that the book was too long which is why the parts that are in the uncut version where cut out. Just speculation though.

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    Not that Theoristy is all that easy to say. lol

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    Having a hard time wrapping my tongue around that one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedda Gabler View Post
    Well, to take that a step further, I would guess that in everyone's top 5, the first book they read is there. Again, just a guess, but it seems like whatever a person reads of stephen's, it tends to hook them for life more often than not.
    Not in my case. Carrie's the first book by King I ever read, and though I liked it, the cut The Stand did the hooking-for-life bit...

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    Quote Originally Posted by srboone View Post
    And I'm guessing that of those who voted for the revised version of The Stand, half have never read the original version
    Glad I'm one of the exceptions here, Squire. The original version is the one that bowled me over. To this day I remember reading it, marvelling at King's awesome end-of-the world-as-we-know-it vision, being creeped-out by Flagg (what a softie he had become near the end of the Dark Tower cycle) - the total unique-ness of this book.

    And yes, I did vote for the uncut version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teriw View Post
    I love Tom gordon's simplicity and always say its my favorite
    Maybe I should re-read this book. So far, it's my least-favorite of King's works.
    (sorry...)

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    I betcha Squire's absolutely rapt at the performance of W & G in the poll, hey matey ????

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    It's OK, because DTII (my favorite DT book) is out pacing W&G. Besides, the world would be a boring place if everybody shared my opinions--I mean, some people have to be wrong. Right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by srboone View Post
    I mean, some people have to be wrong. Right?
    I feel for you, Squire. You wanna talk about it??

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    Last edited by frik51; 05-04-2012 at 03:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srboone View Post
    It's OK, because DTII (my favorite DT book) is out pacing W&G. Besides, the world would be a boring place if everybody shared my opinions--I mean, some people have to be wrong. Right?
    DTII was also my favorite Dark Tower book.
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    As shown by your views on The Stand Uncut.
    Quote Originally Posted by srboone View Post
    It's OK, because DTII (my favorite DT book) is out pacing W&G. Besides, the world would be a boring place if everybody shared my opinions--I mean, some people have to be wrong. Right?

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    Of course, meaning that I'm right and all who disagree with me are wrong, but that's what makes the world interesting!
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    Either that or the fact that you hold onto the silly belief that The Stand Uncut isn't a classic story.
    Quote Originally Posted by srboone View Post
    Of course, meaning that I'm right and all who disagree with me are wrong, but that's what makes the world interesting!

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    Wait, wait, how can Squire always be right since he doesn't agree with ME on everything. It's a known fact that I'm always right!
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    I never said that. I just said that, the Frannie stuff notwithstanding, the uncut version diminishes the moral gravity and the overall effectiveness of the classic story. While greatly ehancing the character of Frannie Goldsmiith.
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    Quote Originally Posted by srboone View Post
    And I'm guessing that of those who voted for the revised version of The Stand, half have never read the original version and the other half are operating under the delusion that bigger is better!

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    FUN!! While I agree with others that the list can vary depending on mood and other assorted factors IT and Night Shift will always be in my Top 5, today I also voted for Cell(apparently the only vote this received) The Revised Stand(sorry Squire, I'll buy you a beer ) and.....and.....I can't remember! I got sidetracked reading the stand against the revised Stand!

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