Top Ten Novels by Stephen King


 

 

5. DIFFERENT SEASONS

Different Seasons - Top Ten Novels by Stephen King
The first edition of this book was released in August, 1982.

Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption–the most satisfying tale of unjust imprisonment and offbeat escape since The Count of Monte Cristo; Apt Pupil–a golden California schoolboy and an old man whose hideous past he uncovers enter into a fateful and chilling mutual parasitism; The Body–four rambunctious young boys venture into the Maine woods and in sunlight and thunder find life, death, and intimations of their own mortality; The Breathing Method–a tale told in a strange club about a woman determined to give birth no matter what.

 

4. HEARTS IN ATLANTIS

Hearts in Atlantis - Top Ten Novels by Stephen King
The first edition of this book was released in September, 1999.

Bobby Garfield befriends an elderly gentleman, Ted Brautigan, who moves into the boarding house where he and his mother have lived since his father’s death.  During the summer that follows, his friendship with Ted grows as he spends time reading the newspaper to him and is hired to be on the lookout for any signs for lost animals or strange cars that may be in the neighborhood.   Although he and his best friends, Carol Gerber and John “Sully” Sullivan begin to see these strange signs, Bobby neglects to tell Ted with dire consequences.

 

3. CARRIE

Carrie - Top Ten Novels by Stephen King
The first edition of this book was released in April, 1974.

The story of misfit high-school girl, Carrie White, who gradually discovers that she has telekinetic powers. Repressed by a domineering, ultra-religious mother and tormented by her peers at school, her efforts to fit in lead to a dramatic confrontation during the senior prom.

 

2. THE DEAD ZONE

The Dead Zone - Top Ten Novels by Stephen King
The first edition of this book was released in August, 1979.

Waking up from a five-year coma after a car accident, former schoolteacher Johnny Smith discovers that he can see people’s futures and pasts when he touches them. Many consider his talent a gift; Johnny feels cursed. His fiance married another man during his coma and people clamor for him to solve their problems. When Johnny has a disturbing vision after he shakes the hand of an ambitious and amoral politician, he must decide if he should take drastic action to change the future.

 

1. THE STAND

The Stand - Top Ten Novels by Stephen King
The first edition of this book was released in May, 1990.

One man escapes from a biological weapon facility after an accident, carrying with him the deadly virus known as Captain Tripps, a rapidly mutating flu that – in the ensuing weeks – wipes out most of the world’s population. In the aftermath, survivors choose between following an elderly black woman to Boulder or the dark man, Randall Flagg, who has set up his command post in Las Vegas. The two factions prepare for a confrontation between the forces of good and evil.

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