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I'm currently about to finish "It" and I've thoroughly enjoyed this one. It's my first experience reading one of his books. I've looked online at what are his top books but, I would like to stick with a creepy and interesting story line like It has. Any recommendations?
 

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oh you just opened a can of worms with me lol IT is a great book um a few other's my personal favorites are the shining salem's lot and the stand in that order i also like cujo misery and carrie oh yeah i forgot desperation to is a awesome book so many to name lol
 

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oh you just opened a can of worms with me lol IT is a great book um a few other's my personal favorites are the shining salem's lot and the stand in that order i also like cujo misery and carrie oh yeah i forgot desperation to is a awesome book so many to name lol
Thanks for responding. I know movies don't usually do much justice from following a book, but I sure found the shining to be very strange! I'll definitely keep your suggestions in mind. I'm glad that I found this section to post this question. Most people I know don't really care for Kings novels. I really don't want "It" to end yet, I've really enjoyed the characters and story.
 

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IT was probably my favorite next to the shining there is actually 2 movies of the shining the jack nicolson which stray's far from the book and there is a Tv version that did great stephen king directed it himself
 

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IT was probably my favorite next to the shining there is actually 2 movies of the shining the jack nicolson which stray's far from the book and there is a Tv version that did great stephen king directed it himself
Great. I just bought the books on Amazon. I bought a book that included Carrie, salems lot, and the shining in it. So that's a cool bundle.
 

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If you want a Stephen King story that goes on and on, check out the Dark Tower series. (Starts with The Gunslinger) It's a totally different type of story from It and the others, but it's got a lot of creepy in it and the characters are amazingly diverse and rich. One of my all-time favorite series of books from page one to page last!
 

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"IT" was and is a great book. Too bad the movie based on it was so horrible! Seems to have been made for a few hundred bucks worth of special effects.
I recall seeing parts of it when I was younger, but nothing memorable. I'll watch it when I'm done! I definitely do t think they can create good actors to be part of "the losers club".
 

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If you want a Stephen King story that goes on and on, check out the Dark Tower series. (Starts with The Gunslinger) It's a totally different type of story from It and the others, but it's got a lot of creepy in it and the characters are amazingly diverse and rich. One of my all-time favorite series of books from page one to page last!
Yeah, I've seen that series around. I'll keep it in mind to read those someday. A 7 book series is quite a few! Thank ypu
 

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I love the dark tower books- i have read the whole series a couple times now. The Eyes of the Dragon is another favorite of mine, but not creepy like It. I love that King intertwines characters into several different stories and has themes that appear in multiple stories. For example- the turtle and Randall Flagg.
 

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I love the dark tower books- i have read the whole series a couple times now. The Eyes of the Dragon is another favorite of mine, but not creepy like It. I love that King intertwines characters into several different stories and has themes that appear in multiple stories. For example- the turtle and Randall Flagg.
IT is a King first for myself. I'm looking forward to reading others. This May take a while.
 

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The stand!!!!! I also really liked a lesser known ones he wrote under the name Richard Bachman: the Regulators & Desperation
 

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The stand!!!!! I also really liked a lesser known ones he wrote under the name Richard Bachman: the Regulators & Desperation
Those must have been really early books if he wrote under someone else. I appreciate all of the responses everyone!
 

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I've been reading 'It' for the last six weeks with about another 300 pages to go. It's such an epic book! Really, really enjoying it. I also read The Green Mile, which was fantastic. Well worth a read, and less lengthy ;)
 

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I've been reading 'It' for the last six weeks with about another 300 pages to go. It's such an epic book! Really, really enjoying it. I also read The Green Mile, which was fantastic. Well worth a read, and less lengthy ;)
The movie was amazing, so I wouldn't doubt that the book is.
 

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Those must have been really early books if he wrote under someone else. I appreciate all of the responses everyone!
I think they were from the mid 90's. Excellent creepy books.
 

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Another Richard Bachman book that was good was Thinner. The Green Mile was great.

The Bachman books were written in starting in the 70's and going until the 90's.

Another great one was Needful Things. Years ago I read tons of Stephen King and loved it. Just can't remember all the titles!!
 

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Thanks for making this thread, giving me plenty of ideas for what to follow up with next!
 

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Thanks for making this thread, giving me plenty of ideas for what to follow up with next!
As it does for me too. I wish books were cheaper online! I have a library near but I don't have a schedule that allows me to read all of the time. Apparently I will receive Cujo on Monday, but I don't want to finish IT yet...
 

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Finding time to read isn't easy.. Although I've been so engrossed in It the last few days it's hard to find the time to do anything BUT read ;)
 
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