By Stephen J. Spignesi
Stephen Spignesi, the world's prime professional on Stephen King ranks one zero one maximum creations of the guy he calls "our maximum dwelling author."
Working from a physique of King's paintings numbering greater than 550 person creations, Spignesi lists all of King's writings in each style after which determines the pinnacle one hundred and one. every one selected paintings is synopsized and reviewed.
The crucial Stephen King presents an impartial, uncompromising assessment of King's paintings through an stated King authority. As such, it's a needs to for all severe and informal Stephen King enthusiasts in addition to all fans of exceptional modern literature.
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Why it made the top 100: In the four-year period from 1996 through 2000, Stephen King published the serial novel The Green Mile, the two-book set consisting of Desperation and The Regulators, the fourth Dark Tower novel Wizard and Glass, and Bag of Bones. Additionally, he published the elegantly crafted collection Hearts in Atlantis, the unexpected “surprise” novel The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, and the wonderful nonfiction memoir, On Writing. Finally, he published the groundbreaking e-books, Riding the Bullet and The Plant.
13 NUMBER Desperation (1996) David put his head back against the seat, closed his eyes, and began to pray. Why it made the top 100: In the four-year period from 1996 through 2000, Stephen King published the serial novel The Green Mile, the two-book set consisting of Desperation and The Regulators, the fourth Dark Tower novel Wizard and Glass, and Bag of Bones. Additionally, he published the elegantly crafted collection Hearts in Atlantis, the unexpected “surprise” novel The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, and the wonderful nonfiction memoir, On Writing.
A giant lobster who bites off two of his fingers and a toe, including his right index finger, his trigger finger, and infects him with a strange poison. ]) 51 Further up the beach Roland comes upon three freestanding doors labeled The Prisoner, The Lady of Shadows, and The Pusher. These doors open onto other worlds and deliver Eddie Dean, Odetta Holmes, and Detta Walker to Roland—the drawing of the foretold three. Ultimately Detta and Odetta merge into a single personality—Susannah Dean. This installment concludes with Roland affirming to the others his pledge to find the Dark Tower—no matter what it takes.