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    fancylad Male 30-39
    18940 posts
    September 21, 2012 at 7:48 am
    Link: Happy 65th Birthday, Stephen King - OK, I-A-B: Name your Top 3 favorite King works ever. Mine: Shawshank, Pet Sematary, Christine. Honorable mention, Misery
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    philduddz Male 18-29
    9 posts
    September 21, 2012 at 8:02 am
    it, all the darktowers books,misery
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    September 21, 2012 at 8:28 am
    It. The Stand. Misery.

    Excellent books. He did no movies.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    September 21, 2012 at 8:30 am
    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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    madest Male 40-49
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    September 21, 2012 at 8:30 am
    This is Stephen Kings best work. Having a Corgi doesn`t hurt either.
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    Not_white Male 30-39
    10 posts
    September 21, 2012 at 8:40 am
    Ghost Busters,Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Nailin Palin
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    Crinkle25 Female 30-39
    34 posts
    September 21, 2012 at 8:42 am
    It. Insomnia. The Stand. My honorable mentions go to Duma Key and Eyes of the Dragon.
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    DromEd Male 40-49
    1945 posts
    September 21, 2012 at 8:45 am
    1)The Shining
    2)Salem`s Lot
    3)Night Shift
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    imnakdjumpme Male 18-29
    598 posts
    September 21, 2012 at 8:47 am
    The Goosebumps series was his best work.
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    patchouly Male 40-49
    4746 posts
    September 21, 2012 at 8:48 am
    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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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2012 at 9:02 am
    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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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    September 21, 2012 at 9:04 am
    Madest. Always has to make it political, because he has no dick.
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    thepromenade Male 18-29
    13 posts
    September 21, 2012 at 9:26 am
    The Dark Tower. Say Thankee Big Big.
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    sutra46 Female 40-49
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    September 21, 2012 at 9:26 am
    - shawshank
    - misery
    -shining
    I have never read him, my exposure is to films.
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    Baphxiii Male 40-49
    91 posts
    September 21, 2012 at 9:28 am
    1) The Stand
    2) Insomnia
    3) The entire Dark Tower series
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    slut_etta Female 50-59
    3881 posts
    September 21, 2012 at 9:36 am
    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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    rnwood Male 18-29
    168 posts
    September 21, 2012 at 9:38 am
    1) Dark Tower series
    2) Talisman
    3) Under the Dome

    Happy birthday!
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    Bullish Male 30-39
    108 posts
    September 21, 2012 at 9:51 am
    The Stand, The Talisman (with Peter Straub) and The Gunslinger.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
    3927 posts
    September 21, 2012 at 9:54 am
    1) The Stand
    2) The Stand
    3) The Stand
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    elkingo Male 30-39
    5471 posts
    September 21, 2012 at 9:55 am
    The Stand; Stand By Me; The Secret Window
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    fancythat Male 30-39
    1950 posts
    September 21, 2012 at 10:04 am
    1) Dilbert
    2) Cheerios (front *AND* back)
    3) Police blotter
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    September 21, 2012 at 10:07 am
    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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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 21, 2012 at 10:10 am
    The Shining, The Green Mile, Different Seasons.

    Honorable mention: The Bachman Books
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    September 21, 2012 at 10:13 am
    "It" will always have a special place in my heart.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 21, 2012 at 10:13 am
    It figures madest would turn an author`s birthday post into something political.
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    fuzzysheep Male 18-29
    187 posts
    September 21, 2012 at 10:18 am
    1: Rage
    2: Misery
    3: The Shining
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2012 at 10:22 am
    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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    Ripper398 Male 18-29
    1310 posts
    September 21, 2012 at 10:34 am
    1. The shining
    2. Insomnia
    3. The Regulators
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    Beardofzeus Male 30-39
    670 posts
    September 21, 2012 at 10:45 am
    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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    shiftyplus1 Male 18-29
    311 posts
    September 21, 2012 at 10:55 am
    1.) The Stand
    2.) Wizard and Glass
    3.) Salem`s Lot
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    Trillian42 Female 18-29
    357 posts
    September 21, 2012 at 10:56 am
    1)Dark Tower
    2)Insomnia
    3)The Green Mile
    Is that cheating?
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    jackbluessel Male 18-29
    12 posts
    September 21, 2012 at 11:16 am
    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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    jackbluessel Male 18-29
    12 posts
    September 21, 2012 at 11:18 am
    Oh, rnwood posted it as his second... woops! Sorry RN! And good for you!
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    sweetrebelnc Female 18-29
    847 posts
    September 21, 2012 at 11:30 am
    1. Stand by me
    2. Carrie
    3. The Shining


    But there are definitely like, 1000 more.
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    unclelar Male 50-59
    119 posts
    September 21, 2012 at 11:39 am
    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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    Sectsktn Female 30-39
    173 posts
    September 21, 2012 at 11:55 am
    1)The Talisman
    2)The Tommyknockers
    3)Needful Things
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    7066 posts
    September 21, 2012 at 11:55 am
    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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    wtmac Male 30-39
    436 posts
    September 21, 2012 at 12:25 pm
    1. Pet Sematary
    2. Dark Tower Series
    3. Stand By Me

    HM: The Talisman
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    BostonKaiser Male 40-49
    1185 posts
    September 21, 2012 at 12:40 pm
    1. The Stand
    2. It
    3. Insomnia

    Happy birthday, Steve. Thanks for all the nightmares!
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    faustsshadow Male 30-39
    441 posts
    September 21, 2012 at 12:52 pm
    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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    s1cKs0uL Female 18-29
    394 posts
    September 21, 2012 at 1:07 pm
    The Stand
    The Tommyknockers
    Chattery Teeth

    For some reason that last one has stuck out in my mind for years.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13631 posts
    September 21, 2012 at 1:10 pm
    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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    Lord_Jereth Male 40-49
    725 posts
    September 21, 2012 at 1:13 pm
    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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    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4896 posts
    September 21, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    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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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    September 21, 2012 at 1:16 pm
    Lord_Jereth
    Im in agreement with his later stuff
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    jacobsona29 Female 18-29
    233 posts
    September 21, 2012 at 1:24 pm
    Desperation, The Stand, Rose Madder. :D
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7751 posts
    September 21, 2012 at 2:11 pm
    11.22.63 just beat everything hands down.
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    Pinkminx22 Female 30-39
    1097 posts
    September 21, 2012 at 2:39 pm
    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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    moose76 Male 18-29
    20 posts
    September 21, 2012 at 2:41 pm
    Dark Tower, Pet Sematary, The Stand. Notice a theme?
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    Ani187 Female 30-39
    4448 posts
    September 21, 2012 at 3:23 pm
    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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    mykunter Male 40-49
    2424 posts
    September 21, 2012 at 4:57 pm
    1. It
    2. The Shining
    3. Christine
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    cndycnelne Female 18-29
    81 posts
    September 21, 2012 at 6:58 pm
    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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    razbitom Male 40-49
    913 posts
    September 21, 2012 at 9:57 pm
    an ADDS terminal? did he do his writing on a MODCOMP mainframe?
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    Vimto Male 40-49
    2853 posts
    September 22, 2012 at 6:20 am
    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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    Wendypants Female 30-39
    2420 posts
    September 22, 2012 at 9:53 am
    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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    Wendypants Female 30-39
    2420 posts
    September 22, 2012 at 9:56 am
    Can`t choose just three, there`re too many I love.
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    PTPete Female 30-39
    1236 posts
    September 22, 2012 at 1:12 pm
    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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    AntPharm Male 18-29
    950 posts
    September 22, 2012 at 3:49 pm
    The Stand, Shawshank, Pet Semetary
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    CurlybackJoe Male 18-29
    222 posts
    September 22, 2012 at 11:55 pm
    1 - IT
    2 - The Stand
    3 - Pet Sematary
    & THE WHOLE DARK TOWER SERIES :)

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