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Stephen King where to start?

Post by Eanderson531 » 03 Apr 2019, 05:40

I have never read a Stephen King book but I love the horror and mystery genre. What would you recommed is the best book to start with?

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Post by Lungz_ » 03 Apr 2019, 07:30

I've read Stephen Kings "The Mist". Awesome thriller, perhaps you could try that one. Also what I know is that the "Dark Tower" series is really popular. I bet those should keep you glued on to him ūüėä

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Post by JennyorAlice » 03 Apr 2019, 16:33

I'm in the process of reading the Dark Tower series myself. It's been an enjoyable experience so far.

I've read "Carrie" and it was good. I'm in the process of reading "Pet Sematary" (trying to read it before I see the movie).

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Post by Dragonsend » 03 Apr 2019, 19:24

I have read most of his books and depending on what kind of horror your actually looking for? He ranges from gory, crazy to a more developed kind of horror. Easy reads are Salem's Lot and Cujo. I would start with some of his earlier works and then move on to the later ones. My favorite is the Stand , it is quite a long novel, but it keeps you involved throughout. The Skeleton Crew is a compilation of short stories and that might be one you could start with.
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Post by Bruster » 10 Apr 2019, 17:58

I agree with skeleton crew being a great place to start with Stephen King, and definitely start with his earlier books I feel they have more of what I like to call the real King books but whatever you do don't if you can help it watch any movies that have been made from his books, well directly from his horror collection, read IT before watching the new movie, but just incase you didn't know films like shawshank redemption and Green Mile are also Steven King so it's not all horror and gore.

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Post by Shannylynn » 11 Apr 2019, 18:43

Thank will start with those

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Post by Miriam Molina » 11 Apr 2019, 19:38

Eanderson531 wrote: ‚ÜĎ
03 Apr 2019, 05:40
I have never read a Stephen King book but I love the horror and mystery genre. What would you recommed is the best book to start with?
The best place to start is always at the beginning. Read Carrie. That's his first book; it was the right move on his part (telekinesis worked for him).

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Post by Lee-Ann20 » 12 Apr 2019, 18:07

I would also start with his earlier works and then move forward. Not everything he writes is gory. He has fantasy, Dark Tower and Eyes of the Dragon, and historical sci-fi, 11/22/64. Sleeping Beauties, that he wrote with his son his really a feminist novel. He even has non-fiction for the writing process

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Post by Dragonsend » 16 Apr 2019, 12:07

Just remembered , what about Firestarter?
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Post by luz0928 » 31 May 2019, 16:01

I recommend you "Misery", besides the ones that have been said already, it is really good!

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