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The Complete Works: Ranking All 64 Stephen King Books

This week, Stephen King releases his latest novel, Mr. Mercedes. It is his 65th book, if you count novels, nonfiction, and short-story collections, and we are using its publication as an excuse to look back over nearly 40 years' worth of his work and make the tough, ruthless calls to rank them all — no cop-out ties allowed. Read on to see our choices, and then weigh in with your own rankings below. (Editors note: Mr. Mercedes is not included in this ranking. Later this year, King will release his 66th book, Revival — we will revisit this list then.)