15 Best Books By Stephen King in March 2020
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Before we begin, Stephen King is a literary icon and the King of Horror.
His legacy is so much more than horror. He’s written +63 books in his career in various genres(supernatural fiction, fantasy, mystery, science fiction, and horror).
All of them bestsellers and Most of his books have already been adapted into successful movies.
So without further ado, here are 15 Best Books By Stephen King based on an average score from readers at Goodreads and Amazon.
(Louis Creed), a young doctor from Chicago, settles with his family in Ludlow, a small town in Maine. Their neighbor, old Jud Crandall, takes them to visit the picturesque “simetierre” where generations of children have buried their pets. But, beyond this “simetierre,” at the very bottom of the forest, are the sacred lands of the Indians, a forbidden place that nevertheless seduces by its monstrous promises. An atrocious drama will soon tear the existence of Creed, and one is caught in nightmarish suspense.
An 11-year-old child is found in a city park, beaten to death. The fingerprints (and later, the DNA) are undoubtedly those of the most popular baseball coach in the city, Terry Maitland, a man of irreproachable reputation, with a wife and two daughters.
Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son was trained by Maitland, orders an immediate and public arrest. Maitland is taken to prison, claiming her innocence. Maitland has a foolproof alibi, with recorded evidence that he was in another city when the crime was committed.
But that does not save it. King is developing an explosive plot, and a race against the clock to discover the identity of a terrifying and devilish killer who leaves victims – and ‘authors’ – throughout the country, and who is on his way to his next horrific act. King’s psychological suspense is at its height in this extraordinarily dramatic and disturbing story.
It is devastating on the experience of being falsely accused – the effect on the accused, spouse, children; the suspicion of friends, even the most faithful; the impossibility of becoming innocent again (if you have the chance to live). He is also the master to demonstrate that supernatural monsters are surprisingly very close to human beings who do monstrous things.
The book is divided into several parts: the first is autobiographical – but mostly focused on its beginnings as a writer – the second is titled “What is writing” and speaks of language, of writing, gives technical advice and psychological for aspiring writers.
In the first, apparently disconnected from the others, she illustrates some of her memories and, in doing so, teaches us how to write about the past, whether it is one’s own or whether it is that of our characters. In the second one, instead, he speaks to us directly about how to write, putting together a considerable amount of practical and very useful advice. The last part is, instead, dedicated to the self-correction of a manuscript, a very interesting writing workshop to do with the master King.
Gordon Lachance, a 13-year-old who lives in Castle Rock in Maine, and his three friends Chris Chambers, Teddy Duchamp, and Vern Tessio, find the body of Ray Brower: he is one of their Chamberlain peers who came out looking for blueberries and never came back, probably hit by a train from the Castle Rock railway. The end of summer is approaching, and the boys occupy their time in treehouse playing cards and baseball, smoking, and reading.
On a sultry afternoon, Vern comes running from the house: he has just heard Brother Billy talking to his friend Charlie Hogan about Ray Brower’s body, found the night before in a place called Back Harlow Road, but they decide not to tell the fact to the authorities because they were traveling on a stolen car. The four boys decide to reach that place to see the body.
On a fall day in Derry, Maine, a terrible flood hits the city flooding its streets. For the young Georgie Denbrough, it is the ideal occasion to try the paper boat built by his brother Bill. Georgie comes out in the rain, with his yellow raincoat, and enjoys following the boat in the drains of the streets of his city.
Along the way, the boat accidentally ends up in a manhole, and Georgie bends to take it back. Two blue eyes, a large red mouth, and an egg-shaped head with funny tufts of hair on the sides are presented to the child from the sewers of Derry.
Below is a nice clown who, presenting himself as Pennywise, offers the child a balloon and his boat. Georgie holds out his hand to receive his gifts, and at that moment, the clown reveals his demonic form, devouring the boy’s arm and killing him. From this tremendous event, the story of “It “develops, woven with supreme mastery by Stephen King. Bill, the victim’s teenage brother, doesn’t get any peace and so along with his young friends Richie Tozier, Eddie Kaspbrak, Stan Uris, Beverly Marsh, Mike Hanlon, and Ben Hanscom, he searches for the clown.
Jake Epping is thirty-five years old, is a professor of English at the high school in Lisbon Falls, Maine, and he rounds up his salary, also teaching at night school. He lives alone but has many friends to rely on, and the best is Al, who runs the diner. It is he who reveals to Jake the secret that will change his destiny: the shop is actually a space-time passage that leads to 1958.
Al involves Jake in a crazy mission – and insanely possible: to prevent the assassination of Kennedy. Thus begins the new existence of Jake in the world of Elvis, James Dean and JFK, the endless cars and the twist, where a restless soul co-existed named Lee Harvey Oswald and the beautiful librarian Sadie Dunhill which becomes the love of life for Jake a life that subverts all the rules of time known.
Jack, the protagonist of Shining, after assaulting one of his students and leaving the school, and in order to complete a play that he started writing, he decides to accept the job offer offered by a friend of his and moves to a hotel with the role of custodian. With him, he brings his wife and son Danny.
The hotel, however, in winter, remains isolated due to snowstorms and takes on an even more disturbing appearance. Jack is immediately greeted by the hotel manager, who tells him the story of that place. The previous guardian had gone mad and committed suicide, but had done so only after killing his wife and daughters, slaughtered and torn to pieces. That, however, is just one of the many murders that took place there.
Unrest spreads, ghosts are everywhere, madness reigns in every corner. Danny shows extrasensory powers and manages to perceive all the terrible things that have happened in the hotel rooms, he has an imaginary friend, and he has no more control of himself. While Jack remains a victim of past presences that roam the corridors, risking to drive him crazy, almost to push him to kill his family.
The famous King of Horrors has written many excellent books in his career. Due to the popularity of the author and the cheap rights to film versions, films based on his works are released almost every year. But this is the case when a lot does not mean good. Yes, almost every top of the best films consistently inserted “Escape from the Shawshank” or “Green Mile,” Stanley Kubrick once jumped into the side of fear, and even Lars von Trier did not pass by, but most of the adaptations of Stephen King still leave much to be desired.
The horrors and nightmares of a quiet American town. Who is the cemetery on Harmony Hill? Always at Marsten House, the cursed abode of ‘Salem’s Lot, a quiet American town, and strange things happen and continue to happen, especially since two mysterious men settled in that house, uninhabited for years.
Ben Mears, the writer who returned to ‘Salem’s Lot to erase the nightmares of his childhood, will find himself facing other horrors. Horrors such as to freeze the blood in the veins.
Persecuted by the visions caused by The Shining, the shining, the cursed gift with which he was born, and by the ghosts of the old Overlook Hotel guests where he spent a terrible winter as a child, Dan continued to roam for decades. A desperate life on the road to get rid of a paternal legacy of alcoholism, violence, and depression.
Today, finally, he managed to put down roots in a small town in New Hampshire, where he found a group of friends who could help him and a job in the hospice where what remains of his brilliance gives the elderly patients the indispensable comfort the final. Helped by a cat capable of predicting the future, Torrance becomes Doctor Sleep, Dr. Sleep.
Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, whose incredible gift, the most dazzling gleam of all times, brings Dan’s demons back to life and urges him to engage in a powerful battle to save the girl’s existence and soul. On the American highways, in fact, the members of the Real Knot travel in search of food. They look harmless: no longer young, they wear modest clothes and are constantly traveling on their beat-up campers.
But as Dan Torrance understands, and as little Abra will soon learn at his own expense, they are actually almost immortal beings that feed on the heat of shining. They look harmless: no longer young, they wear modest clothes and are constantly traveling on their beat-up campers. But as Dan Torrance understands, and as little Abra will soon learn at his own expense, they are actually almost immortal beings that feed on the heat of shining.
They look harmless: no longer young, they wear modest clothes and are constantly traveling on their beat-up campers. But as Dan Torrance understands, and as little Abra will soon learn at his own expense, they are actually almost immortal beings that feed on the heat of shining.
A quartet of stories poised between horror and adventure, nightmare and fantasy. The ransom of a man unjustly convicted of murder. The morbid relationship between a teenager and a former Nazi. Four kids looking for the body of a boy their age. There is a woman who gives birth in surreal circumstances. Four thrilling stories, chilling and paradoxical, that year for protagonists modern monsters.
Misery is the name of the popular heroine who brought millions of dollars to the novelist Paul Sheldon. After which, he had enough: he killed Misery to write the “true” romance he dreamed of finally. And then it was enough of a few glasses too much and a snowy road, in a lost corner … When he regains consciousness, he is lying on a bed, legs crushed in the accident. Saved by a woman, Annie. A fervent admirer. Who does not forgive him for killing Misery? And the torture will begin. Without monsters or ghosts, a Stephen King at the height of his power locks us here in the most terrifying camera that can be imagined.
In the freezing hours of the dawn of an upheaved city in the northern United States, hundreds of desperate unemployed people are lining up to attend a job fair. Without warning, a driver alone throws into the crowd a stolen Mercedes, crushing the passage of the innocent, before starting again.
Eight people are killed, fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes the police. In another part of the city, several months later, a retired police officer named Bill Hodges remains haunted by this unresolved crime. When he receives a disturbing letter from a person who self-identifies as “the perk” and threatens an even more evil attack, Hodges then comes out of his boring and depressing retreat, determined to prevent another tragedy.
Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, signed by the master of suspense, whose vision within the mind of this crazy and obsessed killer is scary and unforgettable.
In this number 1 national bestseller, “master storyteller” (Houston Chronicle) Stephen King, writing as Richard Bachman, tells the tale of the contestants of a grueling walking competition where there can only be one winner—the one that survives.
In the near future, when America has become a police state, one hundred boys are selected to enter an annual contest where the winner will be awarded whatever he wants for the rest of his life. Among them is sixteen-year-old Ray Garraty, and he knows the rules—keeps a steady walking pace of four miles per hour without stopping. Three warnings and you’re out—permanently.
A “psychologically dark tale with commentary on society, teenage life, and cultural entertainment, The Long Walk is still poignant decades after its original publication” (Publishers Weekly). This edition features an introduction by Stephen King on “The Importance of Being Bachman.”
The cell rings twice, and then his old partner in his ear… ‘I’m at the scene of what appears to be a murder-suicide. I’d like you to come and take a look. Bring your sidekick with you, if she’s available…’ Retired Detective Bill Hodges now runs a two-person firm called Finders Keepers with his partner Holly Gibney. They met in the wake of the ‘Mercedes Massacre’ when a queue of people was run down by the diabolical killer Brady Hartsfield.
Brady is now confined to Room 217 of the Lakes Region Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, in an unresponsive state. But all is not what it seems: the evidence suggests that Brady is somehow awake, and in possession of deadly new powers that allow him to wreak unimaginable havoc without ever leaving his hospital room.
When Bill and Holly are called to a suicide scene with ties to the Mercedes Massacre, they find themselves pulled into their most dangerous case yet, one that will put their lives at risk, as well as those of Bill’s heroic young friend Jerome Robinson and his teenage sister, Barbara. Brady Hartsfield is back and planning revenge not just on Hodges and his friends, but on an entire city.
The clock is ticking in unexpected ways, Both a stand-alone novel of heart-pounding suspense and a sublimely terrifying final episode in the Hodges trilogy, End of Watch takes the series into a powerful new dimension.