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The largest Stephen King Fan Community on Reddit!

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Open discussion is the goal of this sub but all posts must be Stephen King related; books, movies, TV, the man himself, his twitter etc. is all free game.

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Breaking any of the following may lead to deletion or banning.

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What Should I Read Next? - Here is a list of the majority of King's books ranked by Barnes and Noble. It is updated upon every major release and a great list to decide what next to read.

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If im not mistaken there are 19 rainbow hodders left to complete the fiction collection?

There have been 55 released and there are 74 (I think) fictional books total (not including gwendys, picture books, non fiction and hard case books)

I know they did just released the cycle of the werewolf in that version but I still didn't count that. I did buy this version.

If they do release the last 19 books will that be the first time there's been a complete collection in one cover style? And do you think they'll just continue this style now?

If im wrong on the number of titles released of left let me know.

Also 19.....

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2024/02/25
16:54 UTC

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I’m completely stumped on what I should read next… Books I have read: Carrie, The Shining , The Stand, It, Misery, Dolores Clairborne, Christine, Gerald’s Game, Firestarter Cujo, Thinner, Night Shift, Salem’s Lot, Pet Semetary, Doctor Sleep, 11/22/63..

15 Comments
2024/02/25
16:42 UTC

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My personal tier list

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2024/02/25
15:38 UTC

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The Long Walk - April 31??

Currently reading The Long Walk and had to look twice at this. While Garraty and McVries are discussing how they found out they’d been chosen for the walk they mention the second backout date is April 31. It’s mentioned twice, so presumably not a typo. Is this an indication that this takes place in an alternate world?

9 Comments
2024/02/25
15:26 UTC

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Just finished Under the Dome

and now I feel empty inside. I know it has a reputation for being overly long and for having a somewhat dodgy and abrupt ending, but man what a ride.

1 Comment
2024/02/25
14:09 UTC

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Probly a stupid question but why does my copy of it have less pages

I think the normal copy has 1300 but I only have 1067? Am I missing out on some of the story?

18 Comments
2024/02/25
13:32 UTC

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Turns of phrases

I love SK’s turns of phrases sometimes.

Case in point: ”she popped his balls, one after the other, with one of her mother’s knitting needles“ (Dr Sleep)

Owwwwwww I felt that! 😳🤣🤣🤣

0 Comments
2024/02/25
13:16 UTC

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Ever enjoy an audiobook sooooo much that you don’t want to listen as then you’ll finish it sooner?

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2024/02/25
12:05 UTC

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What book should I read?

I read Mr. Mercedes a few months ago and thought it was decent. Came back to King and I just finished Fairy Tale. I thought it was amazing and now I’m totally hooked. I want to start a new one and I’m wondering if y’all have any suggestions. I own The Shining, IT, The Stand, The Gunslinger, The Outsider, and I think a few more. Thanks

14 Comments
2024/02/25
12:01 UTC

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Oy

Cam I just say that, Oy, is the best!

6 Comments
2024/02/25
11:03 UTC

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Where's the key to understanding Mr King's universe/multiverse?

Hello good (or not so good) humans!
Apologies if this has been asked a million times - I'm new here.
I've been reading and loving Stephen King for almost 35 years now. I read most books, except a few from the past 5 years or so (due to limited time...). Obviously, I'm specifically in love with the Dark Tower series and the whole universe/multiverse he created.
Now - I'd like to get an overview of how everything fits together and how things are connected. You know, Arthur Eld, the Crimson King, RF, Roland, the Dark Tower, and all that fluff.

Is there any coherent source of information, like a history of the King multiverse? Shoot!

Thanks a million!

9 Comments
2024/02/25
10:49 UTC

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The Institute

Currently reading The Institute, but would love to watch the series but cannot find it anywhere in UK. Any suggestions?

No spoilers please

5 Comments
2024/02/25
08:59 UTC

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beginer

which short story book to read first

1 Comment
2024/02/25
08:04 UTC

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Thank you Stephen King for representation.

I purchased Holly the other day not realizing it was a returning character, so I started watching Mr. Mercedes and I really love that King has autism representation in his books and I am looking forward to getting to Holly.

7 Comments
2024/02/25
07:24 UTC

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Question re. "Blockade Billy"

I was reading the TV Tropes article on "Bazaar of Bad Dreams"; it says that after the events of "Blockade Billy" the Newark Titans tore down their stadium and the city of Newark insists that they never had a baseball team. At least in my copy of "Bazaar" (the first Scribner hardcover edition) they don't mention that; George Grantham the narrator just says "the Titans are long gone", which I interpreted as just the team either relocating or perhaps contracting. Did King edit the story in later editions to have all evidence of the team fully erased out of shame, or was that mentioned in a TV or movie adaptation? Go ahead and spoiler me.

1 Comment
2024/02/25
05:45 UTC

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King rules

Amazing

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2024/02/25
05:22 UTC

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Short story recs

Hi! I started getting more into king this year and found apt pupil from this reddit which i loved. i also finished the long walk like an hour ago which i also loved. I’ve read a few of his most popular full length books (carrie, the shining, christine, misery) but definitely prefer the less traditional horror. I’m trying to find more short stories but don’t know how to find individual plots without getting spoiled from wikipedia or just seeing that they belong to a collection. Would love any recommendations of individual short stories, specifically any that revolve around psychological depravity or a descent into madness. Or any pointers to where i can find descriptions that don’t spoil! Thank you so much!!!!! ❤️

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2024/02/25
05:10 UTC

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I’m rewatching Haven & I recall that there was a website that you could search Stephen King references by episode. Would anyone happen to know if this is still active?

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2024/02/25
04:42 UTC

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Once again having books shipped over from the UK because their covers are significantly better than US covers.

Hodder publishes this and many other of our Dark Lord's titles. I ordered from Blackstones (free shipping to the US!). These are only $12 or $13 each. I ordered the Dark Tower set.

15 Comments
2024/02/25
04:07 UTC

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Suggest me your favorite not TOO scary titles!

Just finished firestarter. That has to be the least frightening Stephen king novel i have ever read!

! There were obviously some tough themes in the book, and as a horse girl the final battle hurt my heart, but the preservation of necromancer was such a kindness that really smooths over the whole story. My biggest gripe with firestarter is i thought it would have been extremely interesting to read about Charlie practicing her talents with her father and getting trained up, but that would be a totally different book !<

The Stand (90's version) is my favorite novel of all time. Having gotten lost in the woods to a frightening degree shortly before reading it, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon disturbed me in an interesting way as a teenager. The Pet Semetary effed me up. LOVED the shining and only read it a few years ago, yet for some reason i barely remember it.

Loan ended before i could finish Carrie, from a Buick 8, everything's eventual, IT (not really interested in this one), probably some others can't remember now.

I do really like sci fi, but I'm not necessarily into sci fi with monsters so i haven't his alien ones. I love dystopian and apocalyptic stories. I really like suspense novels because they keep me interested which is why i like Stephen king a lot, and I'll always be a die hard because of the stand, but I'm also a little bit of a sensitive wuss lol so i need to start from the bottom.

Thanks friends

28 Comments
2024/02/25
03:46 UTC

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Why did they add circus music to the climax of the Nettie/Wilma Smackdown in the audiobook? Why man? Totally took me out of it.

What other audiobook flubs grind your gears?

Edit Shout out to Steve for giving it his all on "Murderrrrrrr!"

17 Comments
2024/02/25
03:43 UTC

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King Con 2024?

Has anyone heard of this? It’s in Las Vegas October 24-27.

https://www.kingconinfo.com

4 Comments
2024/02/25
03:04 UTC

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Dark tower series

I loved listening to it on audible but I just the order list and missed a few books between. Little sister's aren't on audio book. Are you planning on adding that one

2 Comments
2024/02/25
02:22 UTC

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If one of Kings upcoming short stories was a sequel to one of his novels, what story & characters would you like to revisit?

I would love to revisit Leland Gaunt (Needful Things) and see how things turned out in Junction City, Iowa. Which also ties in the The Library Policeman

Or The Stand 30 years later.

25 Comments
2024/02/25
02:04 UTC

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What would be someone's cliche list of favorite King books?

If you were to ask someone what would be their favorite SK books what would be the most cliche list they would think of?

Even though they deserve the acclaim they get I've always seen Misery and The Shining on someone's favorite SK books list

8 Comments
2024/02/25
01:38 UTC

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I just picked up Holly to read

Those who read it without giving anything away did you enjoy it?

45 Comments
2024/02/25
01:36 UTC

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I’m only 50 pages in but I’m wondering if King forgot how to write well for this one /:

Pls tell me (without spoilers) that it gets better?

15 Comments
2024/02/25
01:00 UTC

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