Have to be Salem's Lot,I guess. I don't know many others I've read set there.
I've never been fond of King's novels (big fan of his short stories) but Dolores Claiborne hit all the right notes for me.
I guess SALEM;S LOT of all King's novels is my favorite. Can't really recall any other Maine books.
Generation Loss by Elizabeth Hand. A murder mystery with a very flawed heroine set on an island off the Maine coast.
Another book on my TBR pile. Must read it. I agree Sandra. His short stories are much better-but then that's our thing.
Empire Falls was excellent.
Well, King's short stories can also be atrocious...see "The Cat from Hell"...but his trademark logorrhea curtailed in short fiction in a way it so obviously is not in novels. Most of the best King work I've read is certainly in short form...and Elizabeth Hand is certainly a more deft writer in nearly every way (even given such excellent King short fiction as "Mrs. Todd's Shortcut"), though I still need to read her novels. THE FASTEST HOUND DOG IN THE STATE OF MAINE, a folktale retold by John Gould (and fetching some steep prices from speculators on Amazon), is my sentimental favorite. As a former New Hampshirean (the last of my three New England states), the availability of Maineiac lit was not slight.
from http://www.platterland.com/hounddog.shtmlIn his book “On Writing”, Stephen King recounts his experience working for John Gould at the Lisbon Enterprise , a weekly newspaper that John Gould published. (Although, in the book, King does not know that it was the famous John Gould.)
EMPIRE FALLS. No Question. I like several of King's books and have also read almost everything by John Conolly, but EMPIRE FALLS is a special book.
CIDER HOUSE RULES
I'll go with a couple of John Connolly's books; BAD MEN and DARK HOLLOW.
Another for SALEM'S LOT
How could I forget Cider House Rules! And I didn't realize Connolly set his books in Maine. How about The Country of Pointed Firs. Great shorts and I think Maine. Will go look.
I can't think of anything I've read that took place in Maine.
I remember most fondly _The Beans of Egypt, Maine_. Your question provokes both the memory and my intent to read this one again. _Salem's Lot_ does not provoke me at all. In fact, IMHO, I think it is very much over-rated (along with almost everything else written by the cranky King).
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