There are few writers with the depth and range to give us historical fiction about a presidential assassination; a dystopian novel about a reality TV competition; a moving and magical serial novel about death row inmates; a thousand-plus-page epic about an evil shape-shifting clown; an inspiring and enlightening memoir on the writing life; an eight-volume fantasy Western saga; numerous award-winning short-story collections—the list goes on and on. The writer I am talking about, of course, is the one and only Stephen King. He never ceases to delight and chill us with the power of his imagination. His writing holds a mirror up to his readers and asks: Who are we? What do we desire most and what are we willing to do to get it? What do we truly fear?
On this beloved writer’s 69th birthday, we’ve compiled a list of all of his books that we’ve recommended so far so you can find the perfect read to celebrate the occasion. From all of your #1 fans here at Off the Shelf: Happy birthday, Stephen King! Cheers to many more captivating tales where these came from.