With his impressive collection of bestselling novels and movie and television adaptations, Stephen King has become a household name. But when he’s not writing or reading, he’s managed to rack up over five million followers on Twitter, where his quips about TV shows, life, politics — and his dogs — delight fans and spark conversation. From subtle musings to laugh-out-loud directives, here are eight times the famous writer was our favorite on Twitter.
For more than four decades, Stephen King has been terrifying readers around the world. With international bestsellers like Carrie and The Shining, King’s early success led to the writing of more than 60 other novels. His most recent work, The Institute, combines elements of Firestarter and IT – two of King’s most popular novels – to offer readers a chilling, memorable experience sure to keep them flipping pages well into the night.
From its witty cover, sure-to-terrify content, and horror royalty author, NOS4A2 has been on my to-be-read pile since its publication. Due to its length, however, I only recently committed to this baby. You’ll need to be ready to stick with it for awhile (think It or A Game of Thrones), but NOS4A2‘s memorable characters make it a worthy read I’ll recommend to hardcore horror fans.
If you’re looking for a sci-fi/horror with a ton of plot, I would pick a different book/series. However, if you’re intrigued by great descriptions of a world where humans don’t know the rules and are trying desperately to figure them out while not being killed by the plant life/each other, I’d recommend Annihilation.
This epistolary novel is impressively grotesque. Somewhere between Tampa and Baby Teeth, Shriver succeeds at painting a lasting portrait of a deranged young boy and his hateful mother.
I LOVED this collection. Stephen King is one of my favorites, but sometimes his novels are longer than I think necessary and I get a little discouraged in the middle (I’m thinking of ‘Salem’s Lot). But this paperback collection of four novellas (that happen to have inspired some of my favorite movies) was the perfect pace.
The Shining was one of my first exposures to Stephen King, and still remains one of my favorite books. I didn’t read Doctor Sleep for several years after its release because I was worried it wouldn’t hold a flame to The Shining, but I’m happy to report that it was very enjoyable — independent of its predecessor.
I’ve been on a serious Stephen King kick for the last few months, and Mr. Mercedes is one of my new favorites from the king of horror.