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Top 5 Best Stephen King Books

A Stephen King book is the best gift you can give to a fan of fantastic literature, especially the horror subgenre. Our guide will help you to learn more about this author and his works.

A Stephen King book is the best gift you can give to a fan of fantastic literature, especially the horror subgenre. Our guide will help you to learn more about this author and his works.

Below you will find the review of the five most requested titles at the moment, considered by buyers to be the best Stephen King books. Among these stand out above all 22.11.63, brought back to the attention of the general public thanks to the TV miniseries starring James Franco, and It, which along with The Shining is one of the most famous horror novels of all those written by King.

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Stephen King's 5 Best Books - Ranking

Below you will find the review of the best-selling titles at the moment, but it is not possible to draw up a real ranking to establish which is the most beautiful book by Stephen King, especially if you are already a passionate fan of this incredible writer.

The only recommendation, therefore, is to indulge your tastes and, for owners of kindles and tablets, also take a look at the offers regarding e-book editions.

1. 22.11.63 Stephen King

In book 11/22/63, Stephen King uses the expedient of time travel to offer the reader a faithful portrait of provincial life in 1960s America, showing both its positive and negative aspects.

The plot is definitely engaging: Jake Epping, a high school teacher, discovers a temporal gap that transports those who cross it to the same place, but back in the past until the year 1958. The owner of the place where the gap is located, then, convinces Jake in making an incredible attempt to save President Kennedy's life. But in history issues that are still very hot in America are addressed, such as racial segregation, sexual taboos and the hypocrisy of respectability and morals.

The first edition of 22.11.63 dates back to 2011, but in 2016 it returned to the attention of the general public thanks to a television adaptation where Jake Epping is masterfully interpreted by actor James Franco.

2. It Stephen King

The horror novel It is perhaps one of Stephen King's most famous books, from which two adaptations were made: a hugely successful 1990 television miniseries starring famed actor Tim Curry as the diabolical clown Pennywise, and two films. The first presented in cinemas in October 2017 and the second scheduled for autumn 2020.

Apart from the horror component, It was appreciated by critics above all for the numerous elements common to the training literature, due to the skill that the author possesses in narrating childhood. Thanks to this gift, in fact, Stephen King has often been compared to Charles Dickens, even if he has often declared, with great modesty, that he feels inadequate for comparison.

The book is available in both print and e-book format, and is one of the titles that cannot be missed in the library of this prolific author's fans.

3. Pet Sematary Stephen King

With the novel Pet Sematary we always remain in the vein of the horror genre. This book, published in 1983, also had a successful film adaptation, despite the cast lacking major actors.

The story, as admitted by the author himself, is inspired by a 1902 English folk tale, The Monkey's Paw, about a legendary mummified monkey paw capable of granting three wishes. In Pet Sematary Stephen King reworks the motif and alters its elements, centering the story on an animal cemetery located near an ancient Indian cemetery, which has the mysterious power to raise the dead buried in it.

The story obviously hides macabre implications, like the story The Monkey's Paw, and offers a serious food for thought on the concept of fate and on the possible possibility of changing the course of certain events without calculating any consequent consequences.

4. The Stephen King Green Mile

The first edition of The Green Mile dates back to 1996, in the form of a serial novel written in the course of publication, according to an Anglo-Saxon literary tradition very popular in the nineteenth century. The novel, then, was subsequently published in a single volume in an economic edition.

The story belongs to the subgenres of dark fantasy and urban fantasy, and starts from the now elderly protagonist Paul Edgecombe, talking about his life and his work as head of the guards on the death row of Cold Mountain prison. The "green mile", in fact, is the nickname given to the last mile traveled by death row inmates in the corridors of Block E, whose floor is in fact green.

Both passionate readers of King and those who have not read the book but have seen the film adaptation, starring an amazing Tom Hanks, have loved this novel, so atypical compared to the other dark stories of the author.

5. Different Seasons Stephen King

Different Seasons is the title of the second collection of short stories written by Stephen King, and its first edition dates back to 1982. The book comprises of four short stories: Rita Hayworth and Shawshank's Redemption, A Smart Boy, The Body and The Breathing Method.

Three of these stories have become blockbuster films: Stand By Me, based on The Body, The Pupil, based on A Cute Boy and starring Sir Ian McKellen and Joshua Jackson, and most famous of all, The Wings of Freedom, based on Rita Hayworth and Shawshank's Redemption, masterfully played by Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins.

Thanks to the film adaptations, these stories are known and appreciated even by those who have never read the book, and have stimulated the discovery of a part of Stephen King's works that were still little known to non-Americans.

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