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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    Quote Originally Posted by peteOcha View Post
    I'm betting Squire will say I'm better off having not read the uncut version.
    Well....I wouldn't waste my time with it!
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    Very perceptive you are.

    Well, I've got too much on my TBR list anyway.

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    It was easy. When I hit "reply with quote" the last part of your message popped up and then I remembered having seen someone on this board use that technique before!
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    Ahhh, I see.

    Yeah, I've done it in some of my posts before!

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    I just notice, 14 voters in and no love for "Different Seasons" yet. This is some of King's best writing, but I'm sure most of us have it around 7th or 8th in his total body of work, keeping it off the poll so far.
    "Dance until your feet hurt. Sing until your lungs hurt. Act until you're William Hurt." - Phil Dunphy ("Modern Family"), from Phil's-osophy.

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    I'm noticing a lot of love for Salem's Lot and Lisey's Story. Good choices!
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    Lisey's Story is one of King's best ever.
    I think I've read somewhere it's King's favorite of his works.
    And so many people absolutely hate it!

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    Without having read The Wind Through the Keyhole yet -Stand (original), Salem's Lot, Pet Semetery, Christine, Different Seasons

    B.

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    I've had lisey's story for YEARS and still have not read it. I have two copies and one on my ereader. still haven't. If 5 or more people say read it next, I will...

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    1. Read it next...

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    I'd say read it next as well/ It started off slow for me, but didn't stay that way and I ended up loving it.

    I'm going to wait until I read a few more before voting on this right now, but I already know Lisey's Story will be in my top 5.
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    The Cheese stands alone. On 4 of my choices! hahaha. This was very hard, there were so many just right there. And like someone else mentioned, tomorrow, I could think something totally different. Ah, fickle.
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    You may only be alone because I have only read one of your choices. On Writing, and it certainly is one of my favorites. I enjoyed learning his opinion on certain things, especially his hate for adverbs which I have noticed he uses more often than I am sure he would ever admit. Some of them even so horribly used that even I wouldnt have used them and I don't even speak right. See? I also loved hearing the stories he told from when he was younger. Fantastic book.

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    Well, I make up for those 4 with my Salem's Lot choice. If I could guess, I would say everyone who voted for Salem's Lot -- It's probably the first Stephen King book they read.

    What say you Salem's Lot voters, yay or nay?
    "What shall I say when my lord comes a calling? What shall I say when he knocks on my door? What shall I say when his feet enter softly? Leaving the marks of his grave on my floor."

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    Oh I read that one too. I missed your name there. I couldnt find your 5th book. So far I'd rank Salems lot somewhere near the bottom of my list. I didn't hate it or anything. the only on I really haven't like AT ALL was insomnia. But Theres so many that I liked alot more than Salems lot

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    Now, I really liked Insomnia. I'd have it up there.
    "What shall I say when my lord comes a calling? What shall I say when he knocks on my door? What shall I say when his feet enter softly? Leaving the marks of his grave on my floor."

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    I'm not a SL voter (would be in in my top 10 tho), but I am a The Shining voter and that was the first King I ever read.
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    The Shining and Salems lot were two more recent ones I have read, well two years ago. First Novella I read was Apt Pupil and first actual novel was The Drawing of the Three. Yes I read it before the gunslinger. About 2 years before I really started reading. I had a few shifts I had to work alone at my old job and sent my brother to the library and he took the only king book that was there not knowing it was a series. So I read it, LOVE it and not until another year and a half later I was bored and alone while unemployed and read The Stand. LOVE IT! Then decided to place an order on amazon and back then their free shipping limit was like $75 so I ordered the entire DT series, Lisey's story(as I said I've has this for a long time and never read it), bag of bones, and a few others I believe. Been reading fairly steady but slowly since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedda Gabler View Post
    Well, I make up for those 4 with my Salem's Lot choice. If I could guess, I would say everyone who voted for Salem's Lot -- It's probably the first Stephen King book they read.

    What say you Salem's Lot voters, yay or nay?
    Almost. I did vote for Salem's Lot as one of my top 5. Skeleton Crew was actually the first King book I read. However, I read Salem's Lot next, so it was the first King novel I read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedda Gabler View Post
    Well, I make up for those 4 with my Salem's Lot choice. If I could guess, I would say everyone who voted for Salem's Lot -- It's probably the first Stephen King book they read.

    What say you Salem's Lot voters, yay or nay?
    Yep, my first read. And aside from knowledge of the existence of the "Carrie" movie, the "Salem's Lot" mini-series was the first time I really heard of King, and I read the book right after the mini-series.
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