Top 10 Books by Stephen King

 

Tired of conventional pieces of narration involving good times, family, romance, and boring values? It’s time to bask in some spine-chilling episodes and chronicles. Nothing more like Stephen King for some goosebumps and haunting fancies. Stephen King is a quill-driver in making eye-popping, heart throbbing, and suspense loaded pieces. In this article, we shall review the Top 10 books by Stephen King. Take a seat and lean back to let your minds be enthralled by some blood freezing and adrenaline-inducing contents. Here is the list of the best Stephen King books in order.

 

The Stand: The Complete and Uncut Edition

The novel is about an apocalyptic event and an unusual aftermath that will leave you turning the pages through the night. The book was published first in 1978, with particular passages removed for economic reasons. After King started riding on the fame of his exotic imagination manifested in engaging novels, it was suggested to King to include the excluded portions in 1990. The book came with the original draft in 1990 titled as “Complete and Uncut Edition.” The book is Stephen King’s best book in his first attempt. The novel established an antagonist by the name Randall Flagg, who appears in other Stephen King’s best sellers. The unprecedented epidemic followed by a turf in society is the essence and holds twists.

Read it For:
The book entails power struggle in the fictitious way possible. The underground operations, sadistic approaches towards superiority, and a tinge of hope in the most hopeless situation will keep you imprisoned in your thoughts.
Don't Read it For:
If you are an end timer, with the comfortable patting of increasing aggravations of demeaning activities around the globe, culminating at total annihilation, then it might leave you in frustration as it underscores your belief in systemic collapse.
What makes this book stand out?:
Famous for the account of its twists in human survival. It emphasizes on the strength of humanity to continue thriving in adversities but also leaves with a note that struggle never ceases unlike most novels with a happy ending.

It

The mystical story of an evil force underneath the sewers feeding on children with the use of different tricks. The story portrays kids with inhibitions as the heroes to fight against this mass murdering force. The story is divided into two parts based on two life phases of the heroes, ironically named as “Losers Club,” by their predominant fears. The story travels with utmost cult manifestations and sensitive situations that send tremors down your nerves.

Read it For:
Best book for your occult book collection. This is Stephen King’s best book on being infested with occult practices.
Don't Read it For:
If you are sensitive to disturbing content, might as well not think of glancing at even in the library.
What makes this book stand out?:
It draws lines beyond the boundary and drags its readers into a whole new level of explicitness enveloped in supernatural fiction.

Pet Sematary

The story of the mysterious resurrecting power of a local burial ground brings in chaos and despair. The book commences with a melancholic introduction of a family’s misfortune in a place filled with a bad omen. Untoward experiences keep coming one after the other, to the point of resorting to a hideous cemetery for intervention ends up in disaster.

Read it For:
It captivates your minds and makes you look at life in a different perspective that “Sometimes dead is better.” The book entails, how our day to day struggle to survive just keeps rolling as we keep strolling through our life journey in a fictitious manner.
Don't Read it For:
If you are more optimistic than realistic, then the book is not your companion. It sends the message, “Nothing is better, and doom is rampant.”
What makes this book stand out?:
It has been reported to be one of Stephen King’s scariest books of all time. This book holds suspense about the peril in an unimaginable way, which makes it quite peculiar.

Carrie

The book focuses on the maniacal power of a teen girl. The teen girl by the name ‘Carrie White,' is the lead role in this story. She ravages the town with her telekinetic powers, i.e., the ability to move things with the mind.

Read it For:
The book elucidates eloquently how the stress levied by peers and loved ones culminated at a climactic expression. It is described from a third person’s eye. The book shows a different perspective of the same character in different angles and tends to make the readers deem it as multi-faceted.
Don't Read it For:
If you believe in religious puritanism, then the book is not meant for you as it also outlines the atrocities of religiosity.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book stands apart in the expression of wild ideas.
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The Shining

The book is a psychological horror story inside the four walls of a Gothic Hotel. The book has a similar introduction of broken family life like other books, except for a son with telepathic powers to foresee things. The story revolves around the struggle between the boy and the ghosts of the hotel operating in different means to consume his power

Read it For:
The book depicts King’s bad behavior during his time of struggle in character, called Jack Torrance, who is the father of a psychic child, Danny, the protagonist of the book.
Don't Read it For:
It is quite demeaning on parenthood, which to a certain extent is painfully true in reality.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is the new face of modern horror, and chills you with utmost controversial subjects.

Misery

The book takes a different route from other King’s horror essence. It deals with psychopath nurse, who has a compulsion to kill people due to her mental illness. The story unveils the traumatic battle between a writer and the nurse Annie, under whose custody the writer is persecuted. The book covers the miseries in the life of the writer, who occupies a significant portion in the book beside Annie.

Read it For:
The book covers the miseries of an author through the pages of the struggles of life.
Don't Read it For:
It contains some particular content. Not recommended for the weak in heart.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book speaks volumes of the author Stephen King’s enslaved life to horror pieces of narration, but also about the bliss doing something he loves to depict his misery through his creation.

Green Mile

The book relaxes on the horror part to a greater extent, and revolves around a supernatural power of a prisoner, who is falsely convicted. The story is a battle between truth and false, and unlike other stories does not end with a moral to learn, but leaves readers pondering which side won.

Read it For:
The book is a fictitious story of built black man bestowed with healing power to heal anything and anybody. He lands in jail not on the grounds of sexual offense, but on the grounds of racial stereotypes. It depicts people’s prejudice through a supernatural being
Don't Read it For:
If the review sounds positive, and you set in to get some good lesson, it’s not what you are searching for. It does not give out the message “Truth always triumphs.” Instead, it leaves to the reader to judge and can be seen no matter what we breed we are still going to perish in our destined way.
What makes this book stand out?:
The novel had won many accolades for its depiction of racial restlessness through fiction. It is Stephen King’s best seller too.

The Dead Zone

The novel takes on a wild ride. It is a combination of science fiction and horror. The lead character, who has repeatedly been injured leading to brain damages acquires a fantastic ability to foresee things, and see through people’s lives. He foresees disaster on a national level on the possibilities of a tyrant getting power in the future. The story is about how he contemplates his tragic life but chooses to use his accidental ability to prevent disaster.

Read it For:
The story is less horror filled and suits the gentle-hearted. The pages keep you engaged in the prophetic ability of the brain after fatal injury. The torments on account of the lead character’s premonitions, and still desire to help and warn his associates is quite motivating.
Don't Read it For:
The story, though less horror-filled, is still a difficult subject of misfortunes to a simple man. The story is more of an emotional piece than a sci-fi buzz. If you are looking for science adventure, then this not be included in your list.
What makes this book stand out?:
The novel is entirely predictive of the future world. A world is falling into the wrong hands leading to destruction. The book makes an indirect mention of the famous conspiracy theory “New World Order.”

11/22/63

The time-traveling science buzz trying to unravel a murder plot is the central point of this novel. The lead character, Jake Epping, discovers the exciting time portal to travel to the past. He carries out the task his friend Al had left, to save John.F.Kennedy from being killed. The story is filled with suspense, as it patiently illustrates how Jake goes to past meets with people and builds relationships like he was meant to be there.

Read it For:
The novel is fantastic, as it depicts the author’s sound knowledge of the political scenario in case of an alternate event. The story embarks in the reader’s mind that fate and nature must be allowed to play their roles in shaping destination.
Don't Read it For:
The story does end on a positive note that the changes made through time traveling. It ends with a message that things are destined, and none can change fate.
What makes this book stand out?:
The novel is Stephen King’s bestseller, winning many accolades due to its engaging fiction and soundness of political predictions.

Salem’s Lot

The Vampire by the name Barlow ambushes in the city of Maine with the help of his evil stooge. The city is ravaged with filth due to his vicious bite turning the city into a hub of bloodsucking demons. The story has a few characters, which team up to fight against this evil army. The fight results in gruesome murder, and nastiness. The two survivors of the team attempting to save the city Ben and Mark escape the clutches of the city and escape to the countryside. They return after a year to destroy the city once and for all.

Read it For:
The weird twists in the story, the pages hold you in wonder as to what happens to the redeeming team.
Don't Read it For:
This not the book for you if you have issues with filthiness and gruesomeness.
What makes this book stand out?:
It leaves you in wonder and anticipating the fate of Ben and Mark.

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