The Complete Works: Ranking All 62 Stephen King Books
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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.
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