What are the best recommended books written by Stephen King?

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    It is a thriller book written by Stephen King which tells the story of seven adults who return to their hometown to confront a nightmare they had first stumbled on as teenagers.


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    Martha George
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Where do I even start with this book? Halfway through the book, all the main characters sleep with each other and it's incredibly uncomfortable considering their ages. The book is incredibly long. Just see either of the two movies made about it."
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    #2The Shining

    The Shining

    The Shining is written by Stephen King is about a young boy with psychic powers struggling to hold his own against the forces of evil which are driving his father insane in an isolated hotel. 


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    Celia Medina
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "The Shining is one of the best books ever written. The author, Stephen King, dominates the horror genre with his amazing storytelling. This book will have you needing to know what happens next! You must read this one!"
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    Misery is a horror book written by Stephen King. It's the story of a famous novelist held hostage by his fan as he suffers a frightening case of writer's block which could end with him dead at the hands of his twisted fan.

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    Nicholas Hall
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "Highly rated and reviewed book. This book is written by Stephen King. "
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    #4'Salem's Lot

    'Salem's Lot

    'Salem's Lot is a book written by Stephen King which is about the story of Jerusalem’s Lot, a small town in Maine whose inhabitants succumb to the evil allure of a new resident. It was published by Anchor in 2008.


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    Teresa Reynolds
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Salem's Lot is one of my all-time favorite Stephen King books. Of course, almost all of Mr. King's books are amazing, so I could probably list quite a few of them as favorites. Still, this is an awesome book. Super scary!"
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    #5Needful Things

    Needful Things

    Needful Things is a horror fiction novel written by Stephen King which centers on Leland Gaunt who opens his new shop where anyone who visits his store experience strange things. 


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    Jack Watkins
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "As one of Stephen King's good works, Needful Things centers on the character Leland, who starts a shop in his town to strange results--the customers start to experience weird and strange things in their lives. Rather bizarre and original but quite entertaining."
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    #6Skeleton Crew

    Skeleton Crew
    Winner of the 1986 Locus Award for Best Collection, Skeleton Crew is a collection of work by Stephen King. It is comprised of nineteen short stories including "Gramma" and "The Mist," two poems, and a novella. 

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    Nicole Hamilton
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This is a good introduction to Stephen King for any reader. It's not really a book, but more of a series of shot stories. I don't think it's a good recommendation for a Stephen King book, but good to get familiar with his writing style."
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    Carrie is a horror novel by Stephen King that tells the story of Carrie White, a girl that's constantly bullied by her schoolmates. When she finally has a chance to be normal, an unforeseen cruel act will end in horrible disaster.


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    Jordan Cooper
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Carrie is a classic written by one of the best authors to live Stephen King. If you like horror and overall just great writing this book is a must read. "
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    Cujo is horror fiction novel written by Stephen King which centers on 200-lb Saint Bernard named Cujo that turned into a horrifying vortex after he chases a rabbit into a bolt hole. 


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    Danielle Peterson
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "So Cujo comes from that era of Stephen King movies where the book could be intensely scary and the movie only a little scary. In this case there was only one part of the movie that startled me but the book is much scarier. Not as good as Carrie or The Shining but I believe reading anything of Stephen King won't waste your time! "
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    #9The Dark Half

    The Dark Half

    The Dark Half is a fictional horror novel written by Stephen King. This fictional horror novel was published on October 7, 1990 by New English Library. The Dark Half follows the story of a man named Thad Beaumont.


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    Carolyn Dean
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I usually don't like horror novels, but this was amazing. I read it with my husband, and we were both freaked out by the end. But it was also really well written and captivating, besides being scary. "
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    #10The Dead Zone

    The Dead Zone

    The Dead Zone is a fictional horror novel written by Stephen King. This fictional horror novel was published on August 1, 1983 by Signet. The Dead Zone revolves around a man named Johnny Smith who had a terrible accident.


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    Gloria Rodriguez
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Stephen King knows how to weave a tale that leaves you horrified but wanting to read more. This book does that in the best way possible. It starts out simple but by the end left me wondering if I needed to sleep with the lights on that night. It has all the simple devices of horror that make you think that it might actually happen but then you assure yourself it is just fiction. That type of book makes the best horror novel because it plays with your sense of reality. "
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    #11Bag of Bones

    Bag of Bones

    Bag of Bones is a suspense novel written by Stephen King. It was first published in 1998 by Pocketbooks under ISBN: 067102423X. It won the British Fantasy Award, Bram Stoker Award for Novel, and August Derleth Award


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    Marie Jordan
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I think Bag of Bones is a delight to read. It is intriguing and it keeps you on the edge of your seat. In my opinion, it is one of his best."
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    #12Under the Dome

    Under the Dome
    Under The Dome is a sci-fi horror novel written by the acclaimed author of horror, Stephen King. It was first published in 2009 by Scribner, and it is the basis of the TV Series of the same name.

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    Katherine Valdez
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "If you've watched the TV series, step back and forget how badly the last season was handled, because - forgive the old saying - the book is better. Stephen King did not disappoint in this book. It's a thrilling story that kept me tense and unable to stop turning page after page, wondering if they'd make it in time. If you like Stephen King, Under the Dome is definitely worth your time!"
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    #13The Mist

    The Mist

    The Mist is a horror novella by the acclaimed author of horror, Stephen King. First published in 1980, it has been adapted into a movie in 2007 and a TV mini-series in 2017. 


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    Arjun Rangan
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "the mist is a very good book. it's also been adapted into a movie and tv show. the book is by far the best out of the trio though."


Best What are the best recommended books written by Stephen King
1ItBooks 32 Paid
2The ShiningBooks 29 Paid
3MiseryBooks 27 Paid
4'Salem's LotBooks 26 Paid
5Needful ThingsBooks 24 Paid
6Skeleton CrewBooks 22 Paid
7CarrieBooks 21 Paid
8CujoBooks 18 Paid
9The Dark HalfBooks 12 Paid
10The Dead ZoneBooks 9 Paid

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