Originally Posted by ninjackid
You know, I've never read any Stephen King books, although I'd like to. What's a good one to start off with?
His early books - the stand, the shining, Christine, Carrie, Firestarter, Cujo, Pet Semetary are what made him famous. A number of those were made into movies. I enjoyed The Stand, Firestarter, The Shining - but Steven King novels all seem to blend together after awhile. I stopped reading him, because somehow even though the story was different - it felt like I'd already read the book (if that makes sense). I don't know about his later books, but his early books spend time on character development, exposition, world development - they are not like those great spy novels that just keep you on a roller coaster ride. If you not seen the movie I would recommend The Shining - it is well written, and only a couple hundred pages. I think The Stand is better, but it's like 500 pages or something, and might be off-putting if you don't like long novels.