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Fable Reading Guide for Stephen King

Stephen King Blog Post
As October begins, let’s take a deep dive into one of the most influential horror writers to date, Stephen King. A master of suspense and heartfelt characters, King revolutionized the horror genre with his first publication in 1974 and continues to write some of the most iconic horror books.  We highly recommend reading his memoir, On Writing, for a comprehensive and beautiful account of how he became the writer he is today. 

What is Stephen King’s biggest selling book? 

 Released shortly after his debut novel in 1974, The Shining is regarded as Stephen King’s highest-selling novel. According to Writing Beginner, it is estimated to have sold over 700,000 copies worldwide. The novel centers around aspiring writer Jack Torrence and his family as they venture to the Overlook Hotel, where Jack will be the new caretaker during the winter off-season. The hotel manager informs him that the previous caretaker killed his entire family in the hotel, and Jack begins to uncover the dark secrets of this isolated hotel. Throughout their stay, the hotel’s evil power begins to affect all the family members, leaving readers to wonder if they will make it out alive. 

 What book made Stephen King famous? 

 “Good books don't give up all their secrets at once.”

Stephen King became nationally recognized with his debut novel, Carrie, in 1974. Almost a year after publication, the story became widely known. Carrie follows the story of the abused and tormented teenager, Carrie White, who soon realizes she has telekinetic powers and decides to get revenge on her high school peers as punishment for their bullying. 

What books should I read first by Stephen King?

  1. The Stand (1978)
  2. It (1986)
  3. The Shining (1977)
  4. Misery (1987)
  5. Salem’s Lot (1975)
  6. 11/22/63 (2011)
  7. Pet Semetary (1983)
  8. The Green Mile (1996)
  9. Carrie (1974)
  10. The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger (1982)
  11. Skeleton Crew

What is Stephen King’s scariest movie?

IT 2017 While the scariest Stephen King movie is a subjective question that no one will ever agree on, there are a few you should check out for a great jumpscare.  IT, which has recently been remade in 2017, has long been a cult classic in the horror movie world. Killer clowns will always be a terrifying idea. IT 2 Jack Nicholson in The Shining is something you can never forget. His performance as a crazed caretaker in a remote hotel is legendary. the shining The 1976 Carrie, starring Sissy Spacek as the misfit outsider that her female classmates constantly bully, still reigns as the scariest version of Stephen King’s first novel. If (pigs) blood and gore scare you, stay far away from this movie!  And the final movie on the list is Misery starring the one and only Kathy Bates. Bates plays the psychotic nurse, Annie Wilkes, who captures her favorite author after he gets hurt in a car crash. misery 

Other notable movies: 

Children of the CornPet Sematary Cujo Christine The Mist Gerald’s Game

“Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.”


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