The Mastermind Author Of Horror Fiction.
Stephen King's Books: Carrie, Misery, Rage, Thinner, The Shining, Salems Lot etc.
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Writer from Maine, who has written a large number of novels, novellas and short stories, many made into movies, miniseries or TV specials. He has been often regarded as a horror writer, but he cannot be so easily categorized. His works run from fantasy, science fiction, Western, horror, thriller, mystery, supernatural and suspense. Most of the movies made from his works have had the horror aspect greatly magnified. A few of his works (namely The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, The Stand and The Shining miniseries) have translated very well into video. He is also the author of the epic Dark Tower series, the tale of Roland Deschain of Gilead and his quest to gain the Dark Tower with the help of his ka-tet of Eddie Dean, Susannah Dean, Jake Chambers and Oy of Midworld. There are a number of works related to this epic, such as Black House, Insomnia, Hearts In Atlantis, Everything's Eventual, The Little Sisters of Eluria, 'Salem's Lot, From A Buick 8, The Stand and Eyes Of The Dragon. The books in the Dark Tower series are:

The Gunslinger
The Drawing Of The Three
The Waste Lands
Wizard And Glass
Wolves Of The Calla
Song Of Susannah
The Dark Tower

Stephen King "retired" after finishing the last of these, but has since written a few more novels, notably "Cell", which is similar to the Stand, but with a twist. It is a lot less supernatural than The Stand, and there is no final struggle of good vs. evil.

Stephen King also has a penchant for killing his characters off by the end of the novel. He has also mastered the art of ending the story before you find out everything that happened. He seems to want to leave that up to his Constant Readers.
"Stephen King is a hack writer!" (Said by someone who has never read a single one of his books)

"Stephen King is a freakin' genius!" (Said by someone who has just finished the Dark Tower series)
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one good writer
can write some creepy stuff
and some stuff that makes you think
The Dark Tower
Drawing of the Three
were all writen by Stephen King
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Stephen King is an author in Maine who has written many novels of the horror genre. His books are very well written, and his characters are well thought-out, with main characters usually having a very sarcastic attitude. Some novels have the character's insanity playing the role as the enemy, while in others, the main characters face more a battle between good and evil.
Pet Semetary is such a good Stephen King book!
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The most incredible human being to ever walk the Earth. Has written over 50 books, all of them being bestsellers.
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Stephen King is an American author from Portland Maine, regarded as the "King of Horror", he is most famously known for his horror novels including Misery, Carrie, The Shining, It, and Pet Sematary. He also has some fantasy and drama novels too like his novella "The Body" (the film adaptation for this novel is Stand By Me), The Shawshank Redemption, and The Dark Tower. All of his works were made into movies and most of these movies received very positive views from critics and grossed quite a bit of money. The Shining and The Shawshank Redemption being the most popular. However, King did not like the film adaptation of The Shining. He didn't like who the director (Stanley Kubrick) cast as the main antagonist (Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrence), how they twisted the plot, and how Kubrick glossed over important morals from the book like the dangers of alcoholism (because King wrote the book while suffering from alcoholism).
Stephen King's writing style in most of his novels is that kid(s) are usually main protagonist(s) and adult(s) are usually the main antagonist(s). Looks at his stories like the ones listed above. The only one I can think of that is an exception to this is "Misery" where the main protagonist and antagonist are both adults.
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1: A gigachad writer known for releasing like, a novel a year. Mostly known for his horror, he's also done some sci-fi stuff. He made It, The Shining, and The Shawschank Redemption.
2: A term referring to somebody who writes a lot.
Man did you read the new Stephen King?
Oh she's such a Stephen King.
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