The Best Stephen King Books Of All Time

We declare these to be the fourteen greatest books ever written by The King of Horror.

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It’s not for nothing that Stephen King is called the master of the macabre. Since his earliest books, he’s made us fear things we didn’t know we could fear: lavish hotels, high school girls, clowns…and most often, each other. King’s horror is some of the best out there because it’s so often deeply psychological and disturbingly close to home. Never read King before or looking for some horrific recommendations? We’ve put together this comprehensive list of fourteen of his best works.

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Bookshelf curated by Ilana Masad.

Featured Image by Sergey Shubin/, Author photo: Shane Leonard.

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About Ilana Masad

Ilana Masad

ILANA MASAD is an Israeli-American writer living in New York. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Tin House, Printer’s Row, The Toast, The Butter, The Rumpus, Hypertext Magazine, and more. She is the founder of, a podcast for new, emerging, and struggling writers. She is (way too) active on Twitter @ilanaslightly.

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