Re: The "Book" thread.
A couple of off the beaten path King books are Skeleton Crew and Night Shift. They're both a collection of short stories and there are some real gems in these books. The Mist is probably the best one. So fucking creepy and makes the movie look retarded. Sometimes They Come Back is one of my all time favorite King stories.
I don't recommend getting involved in the Dark Tower. The last three books aren't up to the standard of the first four. Others might disagree with me though. For me, The Shining and The Stand are his two best novels.