The only Stephen King I've read in it's entirety was The Dark Half. It was really good. I own both The Shining and a newer one called Revival. I am planning on reading them shortly, after I finish American Gods by Neil Gaiman.
I advise you Shane Stevens, i bought two books of him (By Reason of Insanity and The Anvil Chorus if i remember correctly..) which was praised by Stephen King on the 1st.... I don't remember it very well but it's goood shit (y)Most of his books are really good, though.
ah, pet cementary and misery were the both i read last, werent that great, shining is probably the last one i will read from him. it is really it that stands ouf from his books.
I advise you Shane Stevens, i bought two books of him (By Reason of Insanity and The Anvil Chorus if i remember correctly..) which was praised by Stephen King on the 1st.... I don't remember it very well but it's goood shit (y)
I am currently reading This Is Your Mind on Plants by Michael Pollan.
Currently rereading The Long Walk by Stephen King (originally published under "Richard Bachman".
This is probably one of his least known novels (King calls it a novella, but at 349 pages, it's a novel lol) but has always been one of my personal favourites. I read it 14 years ago, so enjoying it just as much the second time around as I only remember a few parts.
Plot-wise: The story is set in the near-future (no specifics are given, which is probably a good thing in terms of not dating the story as it was written in 1971 so the "near-future" is probably in the past now) where once a year there is a gruelling competition called The Long Walk. 100 boys in their late teens must walk 450 miles across America. The winner (if indeed anybody survives) is whomever passes the finish line first. The rules are:
1) The Long Walkers must walk at a pace of at least 4 miles per hour.
2) Dropping below 4 miles per hour gets you a warning. If you remain below 4 miles per hour you will get a second warning 30 seconds later, a third warning 30 seconds after that, and finally 30 seconds after the third warning you will be shot and killed.
3) Walking for one hour without getting any warnings earns you one warning taken away.
4) Trying to run away or refusing to continue gets you shot.
It sounds interesting enough and is actually cooler than it sounds.
One of the first "adult" books I remember toting around was The Bachman Books which contained Rage, The Long Walk, Road Work, and The Running Man.
I was in eighth grade at the time, about to be a freshman, so Rage had this indescribable almost existential effect on me. The Long Walk was super entertaining but not as personal as Rage.
My brother got me into his short stories. Reading anything much longer is very challenging for me. I get lost in my head and can't keep track. So the short stories and novellas are perfect for me.
If you really wanna read his best, I'd reccommend:
The Long Walk
Most of his books are really good, though.
good one.I tried American Psycho but i found the narration to heavy in all the détails the author gives.