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    Stephen King books

    I have a Stephen King collection consisting of 36 books; I only read seven. I don't know which book to read next!

    Here are the books that I am thinking about reading but I can't decide:
    • Insomnia
    • Under the Dome
    • Full Dark, No Stars
    • On Writing
    • IT



    *I will post a picture of my collection and if there are any good books that'd you'd recommend please tell me!*

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    Well, of those books, IT is by far the best. On Writing is quicker, but may not interest you if you are not an aspiring writer.

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    Oh, okay! Thanks! Was Insomnia or Under the Dome good, just curious...

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    I liked Under The Dome quite a bit myself, and Full Dark, No Stars was very good as well

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    Insomnia is a very good book in my opinion but I have heard a lot of people that do not think so. Insomnia has a very long set up for the story but once I got into it I was unable to put it down. If you have some understanding of Greek mythology you will probably like the links to Clotho, Lagesis and Atropos as well. Of the books you listed the only one I would not read again is Under the Dome. I consider that one of Kings weaker books. My order for those books would be:
    1. Insomnia
    2. Full Dark, No Stars
    3. IT
    4. On Writing
    5. Under the Dome

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    You've got 29 books left, including the five you mentioned.
    I would read these in chronological order, starting with whichever one comes first.
    Carrie by any chance?

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    I wish i had 29 King books that I had never read before, just waiting for their first read.... Oh well, i'll have to settle for the 10 or so I have left. Good thing 2 new ones are coming soon!

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    This is probably sacrilegious in this community (especially seeing as I run this community). But I have never read a single King book, as I've said elsewhere horror has never really been my favorite reading choice. However I am about a quarter of the way through The Gunslinger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Hocker View Post
    This is probably sacrilegious in this community (especially seeing as I run this community). But I have never read a single King book, as I've said elsewhere horror has never really been my favorite reading choice. However I am about a quarter of the way through The Gunslinger.
    That is funny but don't sweat it, at least you're giving him a try now. Have fun following the man in black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdfan View Post
    That is funny but don't sweat it, at least you're giving him a try now. Have fun following the man in black.
    Oh I most certainly will. The dark tower series is something I've always been meaning to read, as it's a fairly iconic fantasy series, and fantasy series are most certainly my thing.
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    I read Carrie, I am reading 'Salem's Lot, and read The Shining. Those were his first three books.

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    I know there is one coming out in November and what is his other book? The IT anniversary edition?

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    How did you find CD if you didn't like horror a lot? Is the Gunslinger swell?

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    As for the main question in the thread I like Frik51's suggestion of going in order. Sometimes he may reference characters or events from earlier books, not in a way that really spoils anything, but it is nice to already have an understanding of things that already happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fmancino View Post
    How did you find CD if you didn't like horror a lot? Is the Gunslinger swell?
    It's a bit off topic, but both my sister and her husband work here. When I was in between some of my past jobs I would come down and work part time, then this last time around the part time work turned full time when someone else left the company.
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    That's not a bad idea... but I already read Carrie and the Shining and now I'm reading 'Salem's Lot. Those are his first 3 books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fmancino View Post
    That's not a bad idea... but I already read Carrie and the Shining and now I'm reading 'Salem's Lot. Those are his first 3 books.
    Then after that I would move onto his fourth book, not sure which that is off the top of my head though. As to your earlier question about The Gunslinger, it's been good so far, I'm not really far enough into though to give a fair assessment.
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    I would definitley go with "It" next. It's not only the best of the bunch, but a summertime story, too. My favorites after that would be Full Dark, On Writing, Under the Dome, and Insomnia. I like frik's idea of reading them in order of publication. I've been reading them new, as they came out, since The Dead Zone arrived at the library. I had read the older books by then, and kept up ever since.

    And Dan, you should be stoned to death as a BLASHPHEMER, even if you didn't say Jehovah. You have a lot of catching up to do.

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    Wow! There are so many great ideas. I love the Chronological order idea but, I recently read The Shining and Carrie and now I'm reading 'Salem's Lot. So maybe I'll just continue after the Shining? I really need to know if Insomnia is good because I'm getting an equal share of hates and likes. I'm just so stuck because I wanna read Under the Dome, Insomnia, and It. But I might get the gift edition of IT so I think I'm going to wait to read IT. Any more advice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fmancino View Post
    I know there is one coming out in November and what is his other book? The IT anniversary edition?
    New Dark Tower book, The Wind Through the Keyhole

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