Often unfairly labelled a 'Horror writer,' King is probably the best author of the last forty years. He's certainly the most successful.
His novels, ranging from the seven part epic "The Dark Tower"[originally conceptually inspired by the notion of crossing "The Good, The Bad And The Ugly" with "The Lord Of The Rings"] to "The Shining," "Carrie" and "IT" explore many a dark theme. And everybody is aware of his classic horrors such as Salem's Lot.
"Sai" King [as he's known by fans,] however, is far more than a horror writer.
We are talking about the guy who wrote a short story that became the movie "The Shawshank Redemption" [Story name: Rita Hayworth And The Shawshank Redemtion.]
The guy who wrote "The Green Mile"
Ever seen a film called "Stand By Me" ? ...Yep, you guessed it, another King short story [story name: "The Body."]
He wrote "The Running Man" under the pseudonym of Richard Bachman.
None of them are regarded by his fans to be his greatest work though, that honour goes to "The Stand."
And all of that, is just scratching the surface.
Hail the King.
What's your favourite novel or story?