I am currently reading The Stand by Stephen King. I never gave him a chance, but I started with The Gunslinger, amazing book, then went to The Stand, absolutely loving his work.
I usually read 1-2 books a month, but like I said, never gave King a chance. Didn't even crack the book open, my mom has almost all of his books and I was looking through them over the holidays and decided to give it a try since The Gunslinger looked really cool and I had just finished reading The Witcher series, so it looked like a good start. The Stand has held me over since Thanksgiving, such an insanely sided book but it's great. Oh and it is the uncut version.