King's writing career began when he sold short stories to men's magazines in the late 1960s - early 1970s. His first big success was the novel "Carrie" about a bullied high school girl who uses mind power to get revenge. It was also a successful movie.
One of his best novels, "The Shinning", was a very successful movie starring Jack Nicholson.
So what's so great about Stephen King ? He has the ability to keep the reader in suspense, wondering what will happen next. Also, his characters are usually normal people suddenly put into supernatural situations, which they must try to survive.
Sometimes his characters have mysterious powers themselves that they must try to control.
Above all, he has the skill to really scare the reader, but keep them reading anyway...
For such readers, I recommend "Pet Sematary" and "Salem's Lot". For suspense lovers, "Mistery" is great while those who want an epic story of good vs evil should try "The Stand".
A historical science fiction / suspense story is "11/22/63" which has the assassination of President Kennedy as its subject... (G.K)
get revenge 復讐する
keep the reader in suspense 読者をハラハラさせる
above all 何をさておき
epic story （物語を追う）大作