Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Top 5 Stephen King Books

All writers have a favorite author, and it is no secret that Stephen King is one of mine. I was first introduced to Stephen King through the film, Silver Bullet. I remember watching it on Television with my best friend. I was enthralled. From that moment, I hunted down every Stephen King book I could find, and I have read many of them. Although, there are still some on my to read list. The following are my top five Stephen King reads. Let me know what yours are in the comments!


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5.  So,  Under the Dome felt like a different kind of Stephen King, and I love it! Not only is the book a grand-slam with its characters like Barbie, and Big Jim Rennie, it is a complete mind game. I cannot tell you how much I love this book. In fact, there are times that I go back and forth whether I like a character or not. It is such a great piece of fiction.

About Under the Dome:

"On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester’s Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener’s hand is severed as “the dome” comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact..." To read more click:here.

4. 11/22/63: A Novel amazing. I just love the twist and turns Stephen King takes with the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He also addresses the desire we all have to go back and change the past. In fact, that is the entire story of the book. What will happen if the past changes, and can you really change it. This book is truly remarkable.

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? Stephen King’s heart-stoppingly dramatic new novel is about a man who travels back in time to prevent the JFK assassination..." To read more click:here.

3. Everything's Eventual is a great book full of exciting short reads. I think my favorite of the tales is The Road Virus Heads North. The reason this tale really came to life for me is because I am always shopping at yard sales, and while I know the painting is not real, this would so happen to me if it could.

One of my favorite things to do is tell my children ghost stories when we are on road trips, and The Road Virus Heads North has been requested on several occasions. It's just great.

About Everything's Eventual:

"King is in terrifying top form in these short stories, taking readers down a road less traveled (for good reason) in the blockbuster ebook “Riding the Bullet”; bad table service turns bloody when you stop in for “Lunch at the Gotham Café”; and terror becomes déjà vu all over again when you get “That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is in French...." To read more click:here.

2. The Gunslinger is one of my all-time favorites. It ranks right up there with Dune for me.  I love the way Stephen King draws the reader into the story as we follow Roland on his hunt for the man in black. The Gunslinger is one of those books that's hard to put down.

About The Gunslinger:

“A #1 national bestseller, The Gunslinger introduces readers to one of Stephen King’s most powerful creations, Roland of Gilead: The Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting figure, a loner on a spellbinding journey into good and evil..." To read more click: here.

1. The first time I read this I was in high school. That was 27 years ago, and this book still haunts me. It was the first book that gave me a nightmare, and to date it is the last book that has given me one. The characters were realistic and chilling. I don't love having bad dreams, but the plot and characters truly resonated with me. This book ranks number one on my favorite Top 5 Stephen King book.

About Salem's Lot:

"Ben Mears has returned to Jerusalem's Lot in the hopes that living in an old mansion, long the subject of town lore, will help him cast out his own devils and provide inspiration for his new book. But when two young boys venture into the woods and only one comes out alive..." To read more click: here.

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