The ‘King of Horror’ managed to gain his peak popularity through his commendable wit. Several books by Stephen King have been adapted into TV series, comic books, movies, and mini-series. His books have sold over 350 million copies globally making him one of the most-liked and most-read authors all over the world. Even though, Stephen King is popular for his horror fiction, his writing is not just restricted to horror fiction alone. In this article, we are going to read about the top 7 Stephen King non-horror books.
Stephen King Non-Horror Books – Top 7
The Stand (1978)
A man escapes from a biological testing centre and he sets in a motion of lethal effect, spreading a strain of flu capable of wiping out 99 per cent of the human population within a period of a few weeks. The people who escaped this death cave are in the need of a guide, a leader. Then two leaders emerge – Randall Flagg finds delight in violence and chaos. Mother Abagail, a benevolent 108-year-old woman, is eager to create a peaceful community in Boulder. The survivors have to choose between them and decide the fate of the human population.
Danse Macabre (1981)
In this book in ten chapters, Stephen King delivers one vibrant observation after another regarding great books, films, and stories that include the genre. It includes Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and other books like Earth vs. The Flying Success, The Exorcist, and The Twilight Zone. This book explains what is horrifying about horror.
The Eyes of the Dragon (1987)
A kingdom is in distress with the death of the king due to a strange poison. While Delain was mourning, the wizard Flagg hatches a crooked plot. As a consequence of the plot, Peter, the eldest son of the king went to prison for his father’s murder, and on the other hand, the youngest inherit the throne. However, Peter is aware of all the malice and conspiracy happening. He is the only one who can help Delain and he must escape the high tower to do something.
The Tommyknockers (1987)
Something surreal was going on in the small town of Bobbi Anderson, Maine. Something offered extraordinary and unimaginable powers to every man, woman, and child of the town. This power altered the town into a death trap zone for outsiders. It was not that Bobbi and the good people of Haven sold their souls to gain this deadly reward. It was more of a diabolical conquest, a raid of body, soul, and mind.
On Writing (2000)
This is part master class and part memoir. It discloses the practical viewpoint of Stephen King’s craft, including all the tools that all writers must have. His advice comes from his childhood experiences, his struggling period as a writer his near-death accident in the year 1999. It talks about how the inseparable link between living and writing encouraged him to recover.
The Dark Tower
The Dark Tower is about Roland Deschain, the last gunslinger of the Mid-World. Roland is travelling across a post-apocalyptic landscape in search of a magical edifice, The Dark Tower. It is the linked point of the time-space continuum. It is also under threat. Something or someone is trying to destroy it using evil technology. And, yes, things are about to get a lot worse.
The story is set in 1973 – in a small town of a North Carolina amusement park. It is about a summer in which Devin Jones, a college student works as a carny to move on from heartbreak. He meets head-on with the legacy of a brutal murder and the destiny of a dying child. His search to solve the murder will change his life forever.
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