April 26, 2007
Favorite Stephen King Novels
Here's a list of my favorite Stephen King novels, as promised several weeks ago:
Bag of Bones
Dreamcatcher (recently reviewed - click on title)
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
Hearts in Atlantis
When I started putting this list together, I was going to write a brief comment next to each title. However, after a few blurbs, I realized that in most cases I was repeating myself. These are all great, creepy reads with memorable characters and scenes. King is a masterful storyteller, pulling his readers in from the opening lines and making the unbelievable seem quite real and possible.
I was quite surprised when I saw how many of his books of I've read. I knew it had been a lot, but until I typed up the list, I had no idea there were so many. There aren't too many authors I've read with such dedication. Other than a few mystery/thriller writers (John Sandford, Harlan Coben, and Dennis Lehane), there is only one other author I've read in such quantity and that's Elizabeth Berg, coming in at a grand total of 16 (with a new book coming out on May 1st!). The good news is that there are still many more books by Stephen King that I want to read.
Oh, and if you were wondering, The Stand is my #1 favorite of all.