The Complete Works: Ranking All 62 Stephen King Books
Join LibraryThing to post.
This topic is currently marked as "dormant"—the last message is more than 90 days old. You can revive it by posting a reply.
Maybe this article could be of interest to the good people of this group :)
That Eyes of the Dragon is not at the bottom is strange. That On Writing is second is a indicator of the list maker's bias. That is such a niche book, I think it needs to be out of the list, but that's just me. That's what stuck out to me. I would have flipped It and The stand as well. In addition, gunslinger and Wizard & Glass would be higher.
Wow, there is a lot wrong with that list for me, but I guess that's the beauty of individual opinion.
Maybe we need to conduct our own poll in this group to get our own list?
I was completely baffled by that list...I think it would be different if it was done by a vote. I do not have the time to list all 62 but this is my personal top 10....and of course depending on my mood...it is subject to change ;o)
I am curious about everyone elses opinions too!!
1. The Stand
2. The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
3. Duma Key
4. Hearts in Atlantis
7. The Green Mile
10. Salems Lot
I did make a 'top 5 Stephen King' list, if anyone is interested...
It takes a lot to rank all 62 of them, especially when the midling ones are so close. I rank a top 10 and a bottom 5.
1. The Shining
2. The Stand (1978)
5. Lisey's Story
6. The Drawing of the Three
8. Salem's Lot
9. Pet Semtary
10. From a Buick 8
5. Hearts in Atlantis
4. Wizard and Glass
3. Rose Madder
2. Black House
1. The Stand (1990)
Too many problems with W&G make it uncomfortable for me to read; the length doesn't bother me (though it could use some judicious editing). The biggest problem is that Roland is an unreliable narrator, and for this important of a back story, that's unacceptable. I'm not even sure it's that important of a back story, although Roland seems to think it is--but thinking is what's always gotten Roland into trouble.
This topic is not marked as primarily about any work, author or other topic.