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    I thought Dreamcatcher started out pretty slowly. The end was interesting, though.

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    I've only read a few of his books- Needful Things, Salem's Lot and Langoliers in 4 Past Midnight and they all great
    Langoliers was made into a tv mini-series and it was fantastic
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    You've read some good ones Dex.
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    I'm in the middle of "Bag of Bones." I'm so sucked in I'm reading it in between posts here. It's great, I highly recommend it.
    My other King faves have been It, The Talisman and Black House, and Eyes of the Dragon. Love the Dark Tower series, too. I just think he's such a great storyteller, though, that even his lesser works are pretty good.
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    The Stand
    Salem's Lot
    Green Mile
    Cujo
    Christine

    Haven't read the Dark Tower series...need to do that....
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    Definately The Stand, but I love a lot of his books. I'm currently reading The Langoliers in Four Past Midnight and I'm loving it.

    Quick question to anyone that has read them, what is the connection between Desperation and The Regulators and does it matter which you read first? I bought The Regulators and I didn't think that it mattered whether you read it before Desperation but I just want to make sure before I start it.

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    The main connection is that both books contain the same characters. That's where it ends. They play different roles in both books. It doesn't matter which you read first, although I think Desperation was the better of the two books.
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    My Stephen King favourites, in no particular order:

    - It
    - Bag of Bones
    - "The Mist" (novella)
    - Night Shift (short story collection)
    - The Stand
    - Salem's Lot (gotta love vampires!)
    - The Dead Zone (apparently, this is S.K.'s favourite as well!)
    - Four Past Midnight, especially "The Library Police"

    These are the stories that I keep returning to, although I've read and enjoyed most of his work and could probably produce a much longer list. In recent years (recent as in books published the last 10 years or so), I've generally preferred his collection of short stories, Bag of Bones being a notable exception. I LOVE Bag of Bones, the entire premise of it: the fact that despite dealing with loss, writer's block and the past, it's really an old-fashioned ghost story. Being a lit freak, it goes without saying that I love the intertextual bits - that is, the sometimes blatant, sometimes more subtle references to Daphne DuMaurier's Rebecca. I need to re-read it soon.
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    I've read almost all of King's books. I remember picking up "Carrie" at the library even before the movie came out (around '75/76).

    My favorite is The Stand. Hands down, nothing he's written before or since (imo) comes even close. Powerful stuff!

    It remains (with The World According to Garp) one of my faves to this day.
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    1. The Mist (novella)
    2. Salems Lot
    3. The Stand
    4. The short story where the kids swim to the wood platform in the middle of the lake and the slimy black oil starts to attack them.Creepy! (I believe The Mist was in the same book)
    5. Desperation

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