Sai King is a fantastic writer. He has created some many great novels and an ultimate universe that encompasses all universes. His books have impacted me greatly as a teenager, a constant reader and an aspiring writer.
For the past four years I have been on a journey of self doubt, fear and a struggle. However, reading King's books would do something to me in the way some other writers were lacking. I think the first novel that made me take Stephen King so seriously was IT. I had read Duma Key and a few other books before but IT was just an emotional book. The Loser's ka-tet was well met, and their journey was great and I feel that it was perhaps the ending that affected me the most:
"He awakens from this dream unable to remember exactly what it was, or much at all beyond the simple fact that he has dreamed about being a child again. He touches his wife's smooth back as she sleeps her warm sleep and dreams her own dreams; he thinks that it is good to be a child, but it is also good to be a grownup and able to consider the mystery of childhood...its beliefs and desires. I will write about all of this one day, he thinks, and knows it's just a dawn thought, an after-dreaming thought. But it's nice to think so for awhile in the morning's clean silence, to think that childhood has its own sweet secrets and confirms mortality, and that mortality defines all courage and love. To think that what has looked forward must also look back, and that each life makes its own imitation of immortality: a wheel.
Or so Bill Denbrough sometimes thinks on those early mornings after dreaming, when he almost remembers his childhood, and his friends with whom he shared it."
Strong and sad ending, but entirely true. I really don't know how to entirely show my point and doubt many people will even read this so I should stop ranting.
My point of the whole matter is there will always be King books that are capable of affecting and changing the readers life (especially the Tower and On Writing).