Ranking 6-62 can be done by randomly drawing names of the books out of a hat, the only real ranking of King's work should be a top 5 list. And that list should read like this...
2. The Stand
3(tie). Under The Dome
5. DT IV: Wizard and Glass
But that's just my opinion. And saying the other 57 books can just be randomly ranked doesn
t mean they are all mediocre, it means they are all so good it's hard to really rank them. It's not like number 62 is a bad book, because there's no such thing as a bad Stephen King book.
I see no reason why more than one story cannot occupy the same space. They do not offer anything more than a simple plot synopsis...did they get into it a bit more for On Writing?...so if all stories have this (check) that (check) and the other thing (check) the ranking is really nothing more than a list of stories. Release the hounds!
How can Mr. King's books be ranked?? The thoughts I take away from each book are different then those of GNTLGNT's and I am a different reader than Mz. Spidey for instance, everyone's ranking would be different.
...yes'm....the word "subjective" has been used...and it's certainly the case...what I am fond of amongst his works, isn't necessarily going to jibe with your tastes...kinda like me liking chocolate chip cookies and you don't...course that would make you a certifed ninnyhammer, but you get the gist of what I'm yappin' about...
I tend to "rank" books as I read them. One tissue box/ two tissue boxes. A gasp/ a scream/ a jump that made all the critter hide!
Another factor- how did a book rank the first time you read it. Did that ranking change after a re read?
I never agree with lists like this.....and this one is no exception.
While The Stand is definitely in my top 10, it's not my number 1 choice.
Since I've not read On Writing or some of the other titles, I can't rank them at all.
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I love reading other people's lists like this. I of course don't ever agree them but I do enjoy reading other people's opinions of the things that I like (good or bad).
One thing about that list that really stands out to me is that Roadwork is the highest ranked Bachman Book. I think most of us and SK himself consider that one to be the on the bottom end of the Bachman books and The Long Walk to be the top one. Well, you know what they say about opinions and ... (no, I won't go there)
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