5 HOT Books by Stephen King

1. IT

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The novel is set in the fictional town of Derry, Maine, where a malevolent, shape-shifting, child-killing monster (referred to simply as “It”) lurks in the sewers and storm-drains.

In 1958, Bill Denbrough, Mike Hanlon, Ben Hanscom, Eddie Kaspbrak, Beverly Marsh, Richie Tozier and Stan Uris (who call themselves The Losers’ Club) each have horrifying encounters with the creature which takes on the shape of their greatest fears (but Its most prominent form is that of a sadistic, balloon-wielding clown called Pennywise). They are also being terrorized by the neighborhood bully, Henry Bowers, which only strengthens their mutual bond. The Losers decide to hunt down the creature and destroy It.

Why you should buy it?

  • Best novel by Stephen King
  • Killing clown
  • The Losers’ Club

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2. 11/22/63

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Jake Epping is a thirty-five-year-old high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching adults in the GED program. He receives an essay from one of the students – a gruesome, harrowing first person story about the night 50 years ago when Harry Dunning’s father came home and killed his mother, his sister, and his brothers with a hammer. Harry escaped with a smashed leg, as evidenced by his crooked walk.

Not much later, Jake’s friend Al, who runs the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to 1958. He enlists Jake on an insane – and insanely possible – mission to try to prevent the Kennedy assassination. So begins Jake’s new life as George Amberson and his new world of Elvis and JFK, of big American cars and sock hops.

As an experiment, Jake travels back to 1958 to save Harry’s family, who will be killed by his father on Halloween night.

Why you should buy it?

  • Easy-to-read
  • Butterfly effect
  • Best “new” novel

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3. The Stand

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A deadly virus called “Captain Trips”, engineered as an advanced biological weapon by the government, is accidentally spread across America, causing 99.4% of the entire world’s population to die. The 0.6% who survive struggle to find their bearings in the aftermath of the plague. They all dream about two opposing figures: Randall Flagg, the Dark Man, and Mother Abagail, who is receiving visions from God. The survivors split into two factions, one led by Flagg, and one led by Mother Abigail, and prepare for the final stand between good and evil.

Why you should buy it?

  • Post-apocalyptic world
  • Deadly virus
  • Do you like The Walking Dead?

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4. Salem’s Lot

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Thousands of miles away from the small township of ‘Salem’s Lot, two terrified people, a man and a boy, still share the secrets of those clapboard houses and tree-lined streets. They must return to ‘Salem’s Lot for a final confrontation with the unspeakable evil that lives on in the town.

Why you should buy it?

  • Small town
  • Old secret
  • Vampires
  • What else do you want?

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5. Misery

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Famed novelist Paul Sheldon is the author of a highly successful series of historical romance novels involving a character called Misery Chastain. His latest novel, Misery’s Child, ended with the death of Misery in childbirth. Paul wants to branch out to other genres, hence his “killing off” of Misery, and has just finished the manuscript of a new unrelated drama novel called Fast Cars. His agent believes that it was a bad idea to kill off Misery, but Sheldon argues that it was an important career move, as he does not want to be typecast as a romance writer. While in seclusion at a private cabin near Sidewinder, Colorado, Paul decides to head west to California for some rest and relaxation, but is caught in a blizzard and his car goes off the road, where he lies seriously injured and helpless. He is rescued by a former nurse, Annie Wilkes, and brought to her remote home nearby.

Why you should buy it?

  • Realistic but scary as hell
  • Crazy old lady
  • Axe

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