re-reading Stephen King

He has been a MAJOR part of my reading life since around 1981 or 82, and I have re-read almost all of his novels at least once, some up to six times, but never in CHRONOLOGICAL order. So that’s what I will be doing now.

Well, not ALL of them RIGHT NOW, but as and when over the next year or two, I’m guessing, as there are a fair few, and I still want to read others for fun, and still others for my editing work. But yes, that’s the plan.

And I will post a review for each. I’m not sure how interesting this will be to any/everyone, but there it is. Heh. 🙂

And so the books, in order, are:

Carrie April 5, 1974 199

‘Salem’s Lot October 17, 1975 439
The Shining January 28, 1977 447
Rage September 13, 1977 211 as Richard Bachman
The Stand September 1978 823
The Long Walk July 1979 384 as Richard Bachman
The Dead Zone August 1979 428
Firestarter September 29, 1980 426
Roadwork March 1981 274 as Richard Bachman
Cujo September 8, 1981 319
The Running Man May 1982 219 as Richard Bachman
The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger June 10, 1982 224
Christine April 29, 1983 526
Pet Sematary November 14, 1983 416
Cycle of the Werewolf November 1983 127
The Talisman November 8, 1984 646 Written with Peter Straub
Thinner November 19, 1984 309 as Richard Bachman
It September 15, 1986 1142
The Eyes of the Dragon February 2, 1987 326
The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three May 1987 400
Misery June 8, 1987 320
The Tommyknockers November 10, 1987 558
The Dark Half October 20, 1989 431
The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands August 1991 512
Needful Things October 1991 690
Gerald’s Game May 1992 352
Dolores Claiborne November 1992 305
Insomnia September 15, 1994 832
Rose Madder June 1995 432
The Green Mile March–August 1996 400
Desperation September 24, 1996 704 Twin novel of The Regulators
The Regulators September 24, 1996 480 as Richard Bachman, twin novel of Desperation
The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass November 4, 1997 787
Bag of Bones September 22, 1998 529
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon April 6, 1999 224
Dreamcatcher March 20, 2001 620
Black House September 15, 2001 625 Sequel to The Talisman Written with Peter Straub
From a Buick 8 September 24, 2002 368
The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla November 4, 2003 714
The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah June 8, 2004 432
The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower September 21, 2004 845
The Colorado Kid October 4, 2005 184
Cell January 24, 2006 355
Lisey’s Story October 24, 2006 528
Blaze June 12, 2007 304 as Richard Bachman
Duma Key January 22, 2008 611
Under the Dome November 10, 2009 1074
11/22/63 November 8, 2011 849
The Dark Tower (4.5): The Wind Through the Keyhole February 21, 2012 336
Joyland June 4, 2013 288
Doctor Sleep September 24, 2013 531 Sequel to The Shining
Mr. Mercedes June 3, 2014 448
Revival November 11, 2014 416 Upcoming novel
Finders Keepers June 2, 2015 448 Upcoming novel; sequel to Mr. Mercedes

Carrie is already top of my TO-READ pile. 😉


  1. Excellent project! I’m looking forward to your reviews. He’s such a talented writer that re-reads would glean new insights. It’s been ages since I’ve read any of his work, but now I’m thinking of Pet Sematary….

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    1. I think that’s the book he said scared him the most, so a classy place to begin. 🙂

      It should be interesting. Some I’ve re-read a half dozen times, others I’ve only read the once, and a couple barely that as I didn’t take to them at the time. But then who knows, because I didn’t take to Under The Dome the first time I read it, but thoroughly enjoyed the re-read. Odd but true.

      Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

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  2. I re read quite a few of the novels by John Grisham. The first author I read, and got me hooked on reading. The writing came way later. Great blog you have here and glad you stumbled upon my crazy little blog, been reading quite a few post and settled on commenting on this one. If you don´t mind I´ll stick around and do what I have coined “my cool stalker moves” that should not scare you though since you do read Stephen King.

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    1. Heh. Yes, by all means enjoy your cool stalker moves. Welcome. And thank you. I was writing silly short stories before I picked up my first King, but I keep returning for inspiration. Key moments in a life, I reckon, and I’m glad you found Grisham. 🙂


      1. Me too, he was the one who got me reading. But my style of writing differs completely from….well most others really. I´m a very novice writer so I´m still finding my voice which I have found but now I need to refine it.

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