Earlier this week, we asked you, our adored xyzists, to tell us your favorite Stephen King book using the #bestking hashtag, and boy, did you deliver. We were curious to see which book would top them all. Did you agree with NY Mag’s recent ranking of his books and put The Stand #1?
Yes, you did. With its elephantine weight, The Stand crushed all other books, receiving more than double the votes received by the #2 book, clown epic It (Jen Zeman, who picked It, said the book changed how she felt about sewer grates). In total, nearly 1 out of 4 of you Kingnuts chose The Stand. And you were adamant, too–responses included Felicia GeekyBlogger who has read The Stand 10 times and Jack W Perry who says the book “transcends genre.”
Old favorites like On Writing and The Shining also stuffed the ballot box, but newcomer 11/22/63 already has a number of fans, receiving more votes than Carrie, Pet Sematary, and any of the Dark Tower books.
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*The following books received 4 or fewer votes:
4 votes: Under the Dome, Different Seasons, Carrie, The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger, The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass
3 votes: The Long Walk, The Green Mile, Duma Key, Pet Sematary
2 votes: The Dark Half, The Eyes of the Dragon, The Tailsman
1 vote: Dark Tower III: The Waste Land, Hearts in Atlantis, Insomnia, Cujo, Rose Madder, Danse Macabre, The Wind Through the Keyhole, Christine, Bag of Bones, Lisey’s Story, Night Shift, Cell, Gerald’s Game