It’s Halloween and that, to me, is the time of the horror novel.
And of course, you can’t talk horror novels without some talk of one of the Masters.
So: Stephen King.
I asked this on FB a few weeks ago and it produced some interesting discussion, so I’m bringing it here to the blog because, well, YAY BLOG.
I gotta know: what’s your favorite King novel?
And, more importantly, why?
Bonus question: least favorite King novel (and also, why)?
If I had to pick my favorite — which is a tooth-pulling maneuver, because so many choices — I’d go with the entirety of the Dark Tower series, with a preference toward Wizard and Glass. Least favorite — you know, I don’t know. I tried Gerald’s Game and just couldn’t do it. Cell had a cool idea but the execution didn’t come together for me. But if I had a gun to my head: Dreamcatcher. (Doubly true of the movie, of which I am not a fan.) Still, some of King’s leastmost works are still better than so many, you know?