Saturday, September 21, 2013

Top ten Stephen King books

Jake Kerridge, the (London) Telegraph's crime critic, named his top ten Stephen King books.

One title on the list:
The Shining

Jack Torrance, recovering alcoholic, struggling writer and caretaker of a haunted hotel, is a more nuanced and sympathetic character than the demonic maniac portrayed by Jack Nicholson in Kubrick’s film version – something of a relief, since King cites Torrance as his most autobiographical character.
Read about the other entries on the list. 

The Shining is among Amanda Yesilbas and Charlie Jane Anders's top ten horror novels that are scarier than most movies, Charlie Higson's top ten horror books, and Monica Ali's best books.

--Marshal Zeringue