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10 Best Unfinished Stephen King Novels

So you think you've read everything there is to read? Think again, constant reader.

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Stephen King is one of the most prolific authors working in the industry today, with a career spanning back as far as the '60s. While it was Carrie that brought him international acclaim (a combination of the novel and the Brian de Palma adaptaion), this had not been King's first foray into writing.

Like many authors, he had been writing since childhood, a topic explored thoroughly in On Writing, his autobiography and 'memoir on the craft'.Any aspiring writer should pick up a copy of On Writing - it remains one of the finest examples of a break down of writing as a whole, while also remaining full of highly interesting pieces of information about King and his life.

With more than sixty published novels, including several under his pseudonym Richard Bachman and collections of short stories, catching up with his output is a daunting task for any constant reader. It is a happy complaint to make, to say that King has so much work out there that to read him is the task of a couple of years at least!

There are also many, many adaptations of his works - films and TV series of varying levels of quality. They range from the highly acclaimed (The Shining, IT Chapter 1, The Shawshank Redemption) to the.....less highly acclaimed (The Lawnmower Man).

But, there are still more works out there, as yet either unpublished or unfinished. Here are ten examples of stories that have yet to see the light of night...

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Writer. Reader. Podcast Host. I'm Seán, I live in Ireland and I'm the poster child for dangerous obsessions with Star Trek. Check out my weekly podcast on all things....well all things film! https://anchor.fm/sean-ferrick