Sean Michael's Top 5 Stephen King Books

Thursday October 04, 2018

 

Hello Dreamers!

I always mention Stephen King when I’m asked about mentors and authors who have influenced me as a writer. From his advice on writing – which boils down to it’s a job and you have to put your butt in the chair – to his actual writing, he is a powerhouse. 

But I don’t think I’ve ever shared a list of my favorite King books. So here it is without further ado and in no particular order:

 

1. The Dead Zone – this was the first King novel I ever read and it sparked a lifelong obsession.

2. Night Shift – this collection of short stories proves you don’t have to write a novel to create a scary story. My favorite of the stories in this anthology is Quitters Inc.

3. Pet Sematary – this was the first book that put a literal chill up my spine

4. The Stand – super long and meaty 

5. Misery – first book I ever put down two chapters in, then less than an hour later had to pick it back up again (HAD to) and I didn’t put it down until it was finished, only to find it was now the middle of the night.

 

Who is your favorite horror author and what are your favorite horror books?

 

Sean Michael
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