Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Stephen King Books

Your picks for the horror master's scariest, most suspenseful page-turners, from 'It' to 'The Dead Zone'

'It'
10
2/10

2. 'It'

King's 1986 novel It has caused more people to fear clowns than perhaps any movie, book or TV show in history. It's an epic story, spread across three decades, about a group of Maine friends that battle a demented clown named Pennywise who lives in their town's sewers. They think they kill him in the 1950s, but 30 years later they are forced to reunite for a final battle. At 1,142 pages, it's one of King's longest books, but many people find themselves reading it in a matter of days.

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