Happy 65th Birthday, Stephen King [Pic]

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OK, I-A-B: Name your Top 3 favorite King works ever. Mine: Shawshank, Pet Sematary, Christine. Honorable mention, Misery
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Male 222
1 - IT
2 - The Stand
3 - Pet Sematary
& THE WHOLE DARK TOWER SERIES :)
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Male 950
The Stand, Shawshank, Pet Semetary
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Female 1,236
The Stand, Drawing of the Three, The Girl who Loved Tom Gordon. Happy Birthday Steve-O. I have a degree in Literature & I am not ashamed to admit that he is one of my favorite writers.
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Female 2,415
Can`t choose just three, there`re too many I love.
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Female 2,415
The first 5 of the Gunslinger series, Eyes of the Dragon, The Talisman (w/Peter Straub I think), and the unedited Stand... the Shining, yes. And various short stories already mentioned.
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Male 2,862
1. The Dark Half
2. Needful Things
3. The Running Man (Technically a Bachmann book, but hugely better than the film and must have inspired The Hunger Games.)

Honorable mention for Geralds Game which really freaked me out.

His books got me through a really bad patch of depression and insomnia. Here`s to many more years.
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Male 916
an ADDS terminal? did he do his writing on a MODCOMP mainframe?
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Female 81
1. Carrie
2. Green Mile
3. Maximum overdrive

I have only watched his movies but do I get extra credit from being from his home state and seeing his house?
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Male 2,436
1. It
2. The Shining
3. Christine
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Female 4,447
1. The Stand is my absolute favorite book by anyone, hands down.
2. The Long Walk
3. Most of The Dark Tower series. The Gunslinger and The Dark Tower are my least favorite of the series. You know, let`s put most of The Dark Tower series and The Regulators and Desperation all at number three.
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Male 20
Dark Tower, Pet Sematary, The Stand. Notice a theme?
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Female 1,244
I love Stephen King, I have enjoyed everything I have read so far by him..If I had to choose my top three I would have to say 1.desperation/The regulators (I know two books,but I couldn`t leave one out.) 2. Needfull Things 3. It is a toss up between cujo and pet semetary..and right now I`m in the process of reading Under the Dome.
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Male 7,774
11.22.63 just beat everything hands down.
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Female 233
Desperation, The Stand, Rose Madder. :D
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Male 13,630
Lord_Jereth
Im in agreement with his later stuff
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Male 4,891

Pet sematary..! I was about 8 years old when I first saw it. Back then my parents would let me and my brother watch friday the 13th, nightmare on elm st., and all the other classics. They never scared me, but that scene in pet sematary where the kid is under the bed and cuts the old mans ankle...It still creeps me out.
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Male 723
I am an avid reader but have never really seen the appeal of Mr. King. I hate to say it, but I`ve read several of his books that bored me nearly to tears. I did enjoy The Dark Tower and some of his other early works, but some of his later stuff just got too bogged down with descriptions and scenery to really hold my interest.

He`s sort of like the literary Metallica for me. I keep wanting to give him another chance to be as great as he was in times past, but I always end up disappointed that I spent the time and money in the end.

*shrugs*

Just my $0.02 worth.

8-) LJ
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Male 13,630
1- It
2 - The Tommyknockers
3 - Salems lot

List could go on and on, I agree with LordJim, may be past his best stuff now, but hell, he did some legendary stories
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Female 394
The Stand
The Tommyknockers
Chattery Teeth

For some reason that last one has stuck out in my mind for years.
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Male 629
King shines most, in my not-so-humble opinion, in his short-stories. Sure, the Dark Tower is great, but my favorite is probably "The Jaunt." What happens in that book is the closest thing to an actual hell that I could imagine.
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Male 1,218
1. The Stand
2. It
3. Insomnia

Happy birthday, Steve. Thanks for all the nightmares!
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Male 436
1. Pet Sematary
2. Dark Tower Series
3. Stand By Me

HM: The Talisman
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Male 7,123
The Stand.
Misery.
The Shining.

He`s maybe no longer at his best, but he`s one of the good guys. `Thinner` was pretty good, too.
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Female 173
1)The Talisman
2)The Tommyknockers
3)Needful Things
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Male 119
I have every one of his books,hardcover,1st edition.I love his writing.Naturally some are better than others,but here are my favs
1.The Stand
2.The Tommyknockers
3.Dark Tower Series
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Female 846
1. Stand by me
2. Carrie
3. The Shining


But there are definitely like, 1000 more.
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Male 12
Oh, rnwood posted it as his second... woops! Sorry RN! And good for you!
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Male 12
Pffft. I can`t believe no one has listed The Talisman. Absolute favorite, hands down. Not just my favorite Stephen King book - my favorite book, period.
1. The Talisman
2. The Gunslinger Series (or Dark Tower, whatever)
3. Probably The Stand... it`s pretty epic.
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Female 357
1)Dark Tower
2)Insomnia
3)The Green Mile
Is that cheating?
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Male 311
1.) The Stand
2.) Wizard and Glass
3.) Salem`s Lot
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Male 670
1. The Dark Tower: The Drawing of The Three
2. The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger
3. The Dark Tower: The Dark Tower

I like The Dark Tower.
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Male 1,313
1. The shining
2. Insomnia
3. The Regulators
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Male 7,830
elkingo, Damn, I didnt even thing about The Body. That should be up there on my list as well, but I dont know which to knock down.
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Male 187
1: Rage
2: Misery
3: The Shining
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Male 17,511
It figures madest would turn an author`s birthday post into something political.
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Male 3,894
"It" will always have a special place in my heart.
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Male 17,511
The Shining, The Green Mile, Different Seasons.

Honorable mention: The Bachman Books
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Male 5,015
I was reading The Shining in I believe the 7th grade. I was on the couch in our front room. The entryway was off to the side with the front door out of site. Suddenly the door opened but no one came in. Then it slammed shut. I threw the book and dove behind my couch. It took me ten years to pick it up again.
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Male 1,949
1) Dilbert
2) Cheerios (front *AND* back)
3) Police blotter
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Male 5,620
The Stand; Stand By Me; The Secret Window
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Male 5,015
1) The Stand
2) The Stand
3) The Stand
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Male 108
The Stand, The Talisman (with Peter Straub) and The Gunslinger.
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Male 168
1) Dark Tower series
2) Talisman
3) Under the Dome

Happy birthday!
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Female 4,084
i remember reading SALEM`S LOT in my first apartment on a bright and beautiful saturday morning and being scared absolutely to death that vampires were going to come and get me! and vampirism (at the time) was one of my favorite things to read about, so i obviously knew better.

great stuff!

Happy Birthday, Stephen King, and many more!
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Male 91
1) The Stand
2) Insomnia
3) The entire Dark Tower series
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Female 2,549
- shawshank
- misery
-shining
I have never read him, my exposure is to films.
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Male 13
The Dark Tower. Say Thankee Big Big.
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Male 10,338
Madest. Always has to make it political, because he has no dick.
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Male 7,830
1)The Stand
2)It
3)Duma Key

However, he is one of my favorite writers, and I love almost all of his work.
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Male 4,745
His classic books are great (The Shining, Bachman Books, Carrie etc.). When he released the Green Mile books, one part each month, I used to count down the days for the release of each new part.

I`d say that I enjoyed most of his stuff, right up until "Insomnia". From that point on, I just didn`t like them. (Actually, in retrospect, I did like Rose Madder.)
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Male 598
The Goosebumps series was his best work.
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Male 2,694
1)The Shining
2)Salem`s Lot
3)Night Shift
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Female 34
It. Insomnia. The Stand. My honorable mentions go to Duma Key and Eyes of the Dragon.
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Male 10
Ghost Busters,Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Nailin Palin
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Male 7,378
This is Stephen Kings best work. Having a Corgi doesn`t hurt either.
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Male 3,285
It. Has to be one of his best. Shawshank is really good, as is misery.

I`m just waiting for him to redo the green mile into one volume instead of 6.
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Male 10,338
It. The Stand. Misery.

Excellent books. He did no movies.
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Male 9
it, all the darktowers books,misery
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Male 20,911
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