First off, I’m not saying that Stephen King only writes horror. I just haven’t read his novels in a long time, and when I did, I was in my ‘I read horror novels’ phase of adolescence. He was a master of occult horror, and if Full Dark, No Stars is any guide, he’s simply a master of fiction.
While all the stories were good (‘1922’ was more a novella, it’s pretty long), I think my top two were Big Driver and A Good Marriage, the latter for obvious reasons. I liked his little note at the end that wasn’t too complimentary of overly ‘literary’ fiction — that stuff puts me to sleep with its desperation to be incomprehensibly cool (frankly, it’s just incomprehensible).
Top marks for a top book, perfectly dark and mind-boggling but completely readable.