Quest: Stephen King

I've been a Stephen King fan since I snuck my first read out of mom's room when I was in Middle School..I think it was Carrie. Then The Shining, Then I ruined myself with the creme de la creme: The Stand.

So I am working on a quest to acquire all of his works. And then all of his works in Hardback. And then all of his works as true 1sts. I figure that ought to keep me occupied...oh at least...say... forever!! Since I doubt I'll ever find let alone afford ANY of his original era 1sts.

Oh and the real catch?? I have to get them all in person... No eBay Allowed!! No amazon, no Bookswap. I have to FIND them :) So far so good, there's only one I think that I got online that I'll have to count as just a reading copy and not part of the quest booty.

O= own a copy
H= own it in hardback
H1 = own a first edition

So here's the check list. (in order of publication)...


  • 1974 - Carrie- O

  • 1975 - Salem's Lot - O
  • 1977 - The Shining -O

  • 1978 - Night Shift (stories) - O

1977 - Rage
  • 1978 - The Stand - O, H, O
  • 1979 - The Dead Zone - H
1979 - The Long Walk
1980 - Firestarter
  • 1981 - Cujo - H
1981 - Danse Macabre (nonfiction about horror)
1981 - Roadwork
1982 - Creepshow (comic book, illustrated by Bernie Wrightson)
  • 1982 - The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger - O
  • 1982 - Different Seasons (novellas)- O
  • 1982 - The Running Man - O
  • 1983 - Christine
  • 1983 - Pet Sematary - O
1983 - Cycle of the Werewolf
  • 1984 - The Talisman (written with Peter Straub)- H
  • 1984 - Thinner - H (bce)
  • 1985 - Skeleton Crew (stories) - H
  • 1985 - The Bachman Books (novel collection) - H
  • 1986 - It -H1

  • 1987 - The Eyes of the Dragon -O

  • 1987 - Misery

  • 1987 - The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three - O
  • 1988 - The Tommyknockers - O, H1
1988 - Nightmares in the Sky (Photo book with text by King)
1988 - Dark Visions
  • 1989 - The Dark Half - O
1989 - Dolan's Cadillac (limited edition)
1989 - My Pretty Pony (limited edition)
  • 1990 - The Stand: The Complete & Uncut Edition - H
  • 1990 - Four Past Midnight (stories) - O
  • 1991 - Needful Things - O
  • 1991 - The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands - O
  • 1992 - Gerald's Game - O, H1
  • 1993 - Dolores Claiborne - O
  • 1993 - Nightmares & Dreamscapes (stories) - O
  • 1994 - Insomnia - O, H
  • 1995 - Rose Madder - H
1995 - Umney's Last Case
  • 1996 - The Green Mile 
  •    1996 The Green Mile parts (originally published as a monthly serial consisting of six parts):
  • The Two Dead Girls,  - O
  • The Mouse on the Mile,  -O
  • Coffey's Hands- O
  • The Bad Death of Eduard Delacroix- O
  • Night Journey,- O
  • Coffey on the Mile- O


  • 1996 - Desperation -O

  • 1996 - The Regulators - H
1997 - Six Stories (stories)
  • 1997 - The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass - O
  • 1998 - Bag of Bones - H
  • 1999 - Storm of the Century - O

  • 1999 - The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon - H (my daughter stole this for me... I'll explain in a post and link it)
1999 - The New Lieutenant's Rap (limited edition)

  • 1999 - Hearts in Atlantis

1999 - Blood and Smoke (audio book)
2000 - Riding the Bullet (electronically published novella)
2000 - The Plant(electronically published)
2000 - Secret Windows
2000 - On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (nonfiction autobiography)
  • 2000 - Dreamcatcher - H
  • 2001 - Black House (written with Peter Straub)
  • 2002 - From a Buick 8 - H1
  • 2002 - Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales - H
2003 - The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger (revised edition)
  • 2003 - The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla - O
  • 2004 - The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah - H
  • 2004 - The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower - H
2004 - Faithful: Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle the Historic 2004 Season
2005 - The Colorado Kid
2006 - The Secretary of Dreams
  • 2006 - Cell - H
  • 2006 - Lisey's Story - H
  • 2007 - Blaze - O
  • 2008 - Duma Key - H
  • 2008 - Just After Sunset - O
2009 - Stephen King Goes to the Movies
2009 - The Little Sisters of Eluria (limited edition)
2009 - "Graduation Afternoon" (in PostScripts)
2009 - "Throttle" (in He is Legend)
2009 - UR (e-novella available only on Amazon.com's Kindle)
  • 2009 - Under the Dome - R
2009 - A Good Marriage
2009 - Big Driver
2009 - 1922
2009 - Fair Extension
  • 2010 - Blockade Billy

  • 2010 - Full Dark, No Stars
2011 - 11/22/63: A Novel
2012 - In the Tall Grass (e-novella with Joe Hill)
2012 - A Face in the Crowd
  • 2012 - The Wind Through The Keyhole - A Dark Tower book
2013 - Guns (an essay available on Kindle)
2013 - Hard Listening (co written with other authors)
2013 - Joyland
2013 - The Dark Man
  • 2013 - Doctor Sleep H
  • 2014 - Mr. Mercedes H
2014 - Revival
2015 - Finders Keepers
2015 - Joyland Illustrated



Odd or Specialty Volumes - 
  • The Shinning, Salem's lot, Night Shift & Carrie - one volume, unabridged  - H