Thursday, September 27, 2012

New to Stephen King? Here's where to start

I was on solo-parenting duty for a lot of the past week, so my detailed review of Carrie is going to have to wait until next week. In the meantime, here's an infographic that Susie over at the insatiable booksluts created. With only Carrie under my belt, it gives me a good sense of where I might want to go next. Which categories are your favorite Stephen King categories, and what do you think his "best" book or type of book is? Why?


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  1. I have read a few SK books in my time, though none recently. I wrote a review for Hearts in Atlantis when I was in High School for the school paper and Desperation was the very last book I read in Minnesota before moving to Florida and I have some pretty strong nostalgia related to that book and a specific song that I was listening to over and over while reading that book and feeling like the world was gonna end.

    Great infographic. Given that I don't really desire to incur anyone's wrath I guess it leaves me with little choice when I finally get back to King :-)

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    1. Weird how songs will create a tone for a book. I was listening to Eiffel 65's "Blue" on repeat all the way through The Great Gatsby. Weird bedfellows, you know? My reading for Gatsby was probably very different from all the other kids.

      And SJ appears to have decent taste, so you probably wouldn't suffer too much for following it.

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  2. Odd. I generally dislike fantasy and hate epic quests but my favorite Stephen King novel (so far) is The Stand.

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    1. Yeah, I keep hearing good rumors about The Stand.

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  3. I probably should try some of the non-horror, like "Shawshank Redemption" category since I apparently inspired it. We should also find that "Last Rung" short story -- it sounded interesting.

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  4. That is a great infographic! I like how Stephen King has already written a book for every kind of reader there!

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    1. No doubt. I'm gonna pick another one up the next time I'm at the library, I think.

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