Stephen Edwin King one of one the world’s most famous writers with over 350 million copies sold worldwide. Much of his fam has come from movies based on his books, including IT, Pet Sematary, The Shinning and even classics such as The Green Mile. Apart from the movies, many of his books have also turned into series, including Castle Rock, which is new to Netflix.
The writer features everything from horror stories through to supranational fiction, science fiction and even fantasy, giving readers a large variety of options, each delivering the magic that has made this writer famous. Here are some of the best Stephen King books that are simply a must for fans of fiction.
IT is one of the most well-known horror books and has resulted in 2 films that bring the terror to the big screen. This a book that perfectly features King’s ability to tap into our own fears as he walks us through the town of Derry, Maine. It’s about a group of friends who battled a creature praying on the children within the small town. They believe the monster was defeated all those years ago and promised each other they’ll return should it ever come back. Well, more than 20 years have passed, and suddenly children in the town are going missing and being murdered, making the group of adults now believe IT might have returned.
Carrie is a must for all those who are interested in his books as this was actually his very first release. Once again, a horror and taking place in Maine, the book does on to remain one of the best reads for most King fans. The novel tells the thrilling story of Carrie, a girl constantly picked on by her peers at school and her religious mother at home. Surprisingly, she’s asked to prom by someone’s boyfriend and agrees, but it turns out it’s all part of a prank that’s set up for the night of prom. To everyone’s surprise, Carrie uses her telekinetic abilities to stop the almost deadly prank and go on to kill everyone at prom. The stop doesn’t end there as Carrie heads home to face her mother.
Mr. Mercedes one of the books that have turned into a series in 2017. The story starts off with a group of jobless people waiting one morning for possible jobs when they are suddenly run over by a Mercedes, injuring many and killing a mother and child in the process. Now, the killer begins to taunt retired policeman Bill Hodges with a letter, leading to the ex-cop teaming up with a teenage boy and a woman who help him find Mr. Mercedes while he plans to yet again put many people’s lives in danger. The book offers an interesting crime fiction read, taking readers through a unique path of both the killer and the ex-cop attempting to track him down.