Didn't he invent the Richard Bachman pseudonym so that he could publish more books because authors weren't really supposed to publish more than one book in a year?
I love Stephen King anyway (especially The Dark Tower series - nearly finished it) and I hear The Stand is supposed to be amazing, so looking forward to getting around to that. I don't care how many people think his fiction is low-brow, he's a damn good author.
I'm currently reading GRR Martin's A Dance with Dragons Part 1.
I'm also reading Tolkien's translation of Beowulf - I'm more looking forward to his retelling of it, Sellic Spell which is also included in the book, as I've read Beowulf enough times in the last few years.
And I've just finished Native Tongue by Suzette Haden Elgin, a novel about a future world where men reign supreme and women are second class citizens. It was very good minus the whole man-hating vibe. But other than that, there was interesting sci-fi and linguistic elements in it.