A Confederacy of Dunces made me laugh like only a few other books!!!
And the story behind its publication is quite interesting, by the way.
But to each, its own (is that the way the saying goes?)
By the way, for some reason I can't stand S King just like I can't stand the Dallas Cowboys, Bill Gates or iPods. These are a few of the things that make me want to scream.
By the way, I did read The long walk and Rage when I was a teenager. I enjoyed them a lot! I'd stay away from them now, though.