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What Stephen King book should I read?

muzikgrrlmuzikgrrl member
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edited April 2014 in Nest Book Club
So I decided for the SBC read a book I'm the 1970's, I'd pick a Stephen King book. I have never read any of his books, so which one does NBC suggest.

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What Stephen King book should I read? 40 votes

The Stand
25% 10 votes
The Shining
27% 11 votes
Carrie
25% 10 votes
Salems Lot
2% 1 vote
Not listed, explain below.
7% 3 votes
I like to click things
12% 5 votes

Re: What Stephen King book should I read?

  • Firestarter is my all-time favorite, but barring that I would say The Stand.
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  • I really liked Thinner, but I think that came out in the 80's. Not counting that, I vote for The Shining.
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  • RiverPlateRiverPlate member
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    edited April 2014

    I voted for Carrie.  It's a good, fast read that is a good SK intro.  The Stand is one of my all-time favorite books, and I think that the time allotted for SBC doesn't warrant it the kind of reading it really needs.  I've read it twice, and it took me at least a month, probably more, each time.

    ETA: I usually recommend his short stories for SK newbies, or people who want to read SK but don't want to take on a thousand-plus page book.  Everything's Eventual is, in my opinion, the best of his short story collections.

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  • 11/22/63 - It's become my favorite SK of all time.

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  • Thanks for the suggestions!

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  • RevJen said:
    11/22/63 - It's become my favorite SK of all time.
    Agreed! It was a great read 
  • Oops, I can read.  You wanted one written in the 70s. 
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  • I voted for Carrie because it's the first and only book so far that I've read of his, but it made me want to read more. It's a shorter book so it's not so bad either.
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  • Salem's Lot was the first SK book I read, back in 7th grade.  The Stand is my favorite of his, but The Shining is one of his masterpieces that isn't super long.  I was going to suggest The Eyes of the Dragon, but that was published in the 80's.
  • So I ended up going with Carrie, The Stand will be my next Stephen King book, I just don't think I'll be able to get through it in time. Thanks for the recommendations!!!!

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