Non-Horror Books By Stephen King That Are Just As Exciting

Non horror books by Stephen King

Stephen King is known as the “King of Horror”. What his horror books have managed to achieve in terms of scaring the wits out of their readers is commendable. His books and stories have been adapted into movies, television series, miniseries, and comic books. Even though King is known for his works of horror, his writing talent is not restricted to the particular genre only. He has some non-horror and non-scary books to his name as well.

Check them out here:

The Stand

The Stand by Stephen King

The novel is a post-apocalyptic dark fantasy and centers on a pandemic that kills almost the entire world population. The few survivors, united in groups, establish a new social system, and engage in conflict with each other. It is perfect for fans of literary fiction, post-apocalyptic and dystopian fiction.


Joyland book cover

The novel centers on a college student who takes up a job at an amusement park where he faces the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and dark truths about life. It is a fascinating story about love and loss, about growing up and growing old, and about those who don’t get to do either because death comes for them before their time.

The Tommyknockers

Even though it maintains a horror style, horror isn’t the dominant theme in ‘The Tommyknockers’. Rather, it is a trip to the realm of science fiction. It revolves around the residents of the Maine town of Haven who gradually fall under the influence of a mysterious object buried in the woods.

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The Eyes of the Dragon

It is a captivating tale of heroic adventure, dragons, princes, mysterious mice, and men. All in all, the book is a work of epic fantasy in a quasi-medieval setting, with a clearly established conflict between good and evil, with magic playing the main role.

​Danse Macabre

danse macabre book cover

A work of non-fiction, Danse Macabre ranges across the whole spectrum of horror in popular culture. It is a charming and fascinating book, full of relevant anecdote and observation, in which King describes his ideas on how horror works on many levels and how he brings it in his own novels.

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

On writing book cover

The book is a revealing and practical view of King’s craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must-have. It is rooted in the vivid memories of King from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported and near-fatal accident in 1999.

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