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121 books · 2,655 voters · list created July 17th, 2008 by jacky (votes) .
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message 2: by Lizzy (new)

Lizzy C Some tough desicions were made here


message 3: by Cherokee (new)

Cherokee I loved Stephen Kings first works a lot better. But have them all. Still my all time favorite author.


message 4: by Adam (new)

Adam Smith Why is Bree Tanner on a Stephen King list?


message 5: by Karla (new)

Karla Phillips Stephen King is my all time favorite author... just now getting my collection back together


message 6: by Karla (new)

Karla Phillips He is also suppose to be writing a squeal to The Shining


message 7: by Nesrin (last edited Oct 17, 2012 04:07AM) (new)

Nesrin L. What the Hell are Books by Joe Hill doing in this List?
Nepotism much?


message 8: by Adam (new)

Adam Smith Looks like they were co-written to me, but Goodreads is only displaying the first author here.


message 9: by Karla (new)

Karla Phillips Stephen King's son also writes books but he does not go by his regular name he writes under a different name and I forget what it is.


message 10: by Karla (new)

Karla Phillips Because now that I remember Joe Hill is Stephen King's son


message 11: by Nesrin (new)

Nesrin L. Karla wrote: "Because now that I remember Joe Hill is Stephen King's son"

I know that, still the question is why is he on a list of his father?
This list is about King & not about his collab with others.
(There seems to be Straub in here, too, so I guees it must be collaborations.)


message 12: by Karla (new)

Karla Phillips I think that it is also with some of the other authors that he has written with... I have also heard the Stephen King even writes as Peter Straub... But I don't know about that.... But they are probably trying to add some of the books that he has helped other authors write as well


message 13: by Nesrin (last edited Oct 22, 2012 02:19PM) (new)

Nesrin L. Karla wrote: "I think that it is also with some of the other authors that he has written with... I have also heard the Stephen King even writes as Peter Straub... But I don't know about that.... But they are pro..."

I think you rather mean Richard Bachman, an 'alter ego' of King, that would be okay. But Straub is someone(and yes he is an entirely other human being, so not a pen name) with whom he has co-written. :)


message 14: by Karla (new)

Karla Phillips okay thats right I don't own any of his other books as he has him writing as Richard Bachman


message 15: by Benny (new)

Benny i do eally love stephen king's books


message 16: by Nesrin (new)

Nesrin L. Kyle ~Special K: Rebel Leader~ wrote: "KING RULES!"

^THIS!


message 17: by Hara (new)

Hara Paper Kyle ~Special K: Rebel Leader~ wrote: "Ɲėṩṛīȵ wrote: "What the Hell are Books by Joe Hill doing in this List?
Nepotism much?"

That's a good question."


He's Stephen King's son. but shouldn't be on this list.


message 18: by Nesrin (new)

Nesrin L. Hara wrote: "Kyle ~Special K: Rebel Leader~ wrote: "Ɲėṩṛīȵ wrote: "What the Hell... ...He's Stephen King's son. but shouldn't be o..."

Hence, why I was refering to 'Nepotism'! ;)


message 19: by Brian (new)

Brian O'Connor stephen king.....the absolute best ever. this list is missing some of his best work.


message 20: by Brian (new)

Brian O'Connor oh there they are


message 21: by Dr (new)

Dr Jesse Karla wrote: "Because now that I remember Joe Hill is Stephen King's son"

haha


message 22: by Gareth (new)

Gareth Kyle adore this man no one does character writing like Stephen king i have read 14 of his novels and i am steadily working my way through all of his books and i don't have a clue what i am doing to do when i run out!!


message 23: by Banjo (new)

Banjo Mullis agreed


message 24: by [deleted user] (new)

Adam wrote: "Why is Bree Tanner on a Stephen King list?"

I think it was a Stephen king short story


message 25: by Alex (new)

Alex The last book on this list is correctly placed.


message 26: by Venkat (new)

Venkat Satya hi,which Ray Bradbury short story refereed in "The Long Walk".


message 27: by Dana (new)

Dana Salman I actually like IT way better than The Stand, but other than that I totally agree with the first ten on the list. Still planning to read The Green Mile, too.


Darkwing Meta Knight Worlds most bad ass horror author in the world!


message 29: by Taja (new)

Taja I love 'The long walk' the most;

I think it's definitely underrated and not many people know about it sadly :\


message 30: by Jade (new)

Jade Where does he get these AMAZING ideas!?!?!!?!?


message 31: by Jennie (new)

Jennie Herie I am your biggest fan Mr. King, I am so glad I was born in the era with him as an author. If I didn't know better I think he was the 1 who wrote ( The book of Revolations ) for the Bible. And I 'd love to know how much of Lisey's Story - did he live. I read it when it 1st came out. it's his only book that haunts my dream & soul, there is just something about that story that make's me wonder.


message 32: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell Just finished Doctor Sleep, the sequel to The Shining (which I haven't read(yet)). First Stephen King book I've ever read and it was fantastic!


message 33: by Josh (new)

Josh Lownsbery I honestly think that the stuff he did as Bachman is some of his best work. Especially The Long Walk.


message 34: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer I grew up reading Stephen King. Even now, his work still amazes me. He is the only author who has truly scared me from his books :) (That's a good thing). 'Salem's Lot is my all time favorite. This is when the best vampire book was ever written! Thank you Mr. King, my favorite author, for the hours of joy (and terror) I've had reading your novels.


message 35: by Andrew (new)

Andrew I think that is difficult chooese between all the novels. But I have a predilection for the old ones rather the new books.


message 36: by Subramanian (new)

Subramanian Great. Does this cover all of his works? Actually, I haven't read even one of his books. Only watched some of the movies like Pet Sematary and 1404.


message 37: by Justin (new)

Justin Case Narayanan wrote: "Great. Does this cover all of his works? Actually, I haven't read even one of his books. Only watched some of the movies like Pet Sematary and 1404."

Why would you even be on this site than?


message 38: by Nurul (new)

Nurul Badriah I like to read HORROR books...Only Stephen King is the best author to write horror and thrilling book... I love horror because I read his book since I was child and now I'm grown up with his book...
I love you always Stephen King and I will always support you...


message 39: by Andy (new)

Andy Hiscocks Stephen king's books are all great


message 40: by Chuck (new)

Chuck Karla wrote: "Stephen King's son also writes books but he does not go by his regular name he writes under a different name and I forget what it is."

Richard Bachman


message 41: by Ron (new)

Ron So many good ones, it's tough to choose the best.


message 42: by Greg (new)

Greg Strandberg Wow, this guy can write, huh?


message 43: by [deleted user] (new)

Jade wrote: "Where does he get these AMAZING ideas!?!?!!?!?"
S.K. hates that question FYI

Justin wrote: "Narayanan wrote: "Great. Does this cover all of his works? Actually, I haven't read even one of his books. Only watched some of the movies like Pet Sematary and 1404."

Why would you even be on thi..."



message 44: by Susan (new)

Susan Dean Koontz on the list - wat??


message 45: by Ryno (new)

Ryno Chuck wrote: "Karla wrote: "Stephen King's son also writes books but he does not go by his regular name he writes under a different name and I forget what it is."

Richard Bachman"


Actually Stephen King's son goes by the name Joe Hill.


message 46: by [deleted user] (new)

Both of his sons write. Owen King, and Joe Hill.


message 47: by Gregory (new)

Gregory Clayton Salem's Lot at SEVENTY - SIX !!!! WTF!! I just.... I have no words....


message 48: by Conejo (new)

Conejo Literario I wanna read "The Stand" but I cant find in spanish. Someone told me that editorials translate it to "Apocalipsis". Could somebody please confirm that this is right? Is one of the few King books im missing. Thanks!


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