Tag: Carrie

Ten Famous Books by Stephen King and What They’re Really About by Georgina Morales

Let’s face it, Stephen King has published more that fifty novels and two hundred short stories, and has a fan base as big and wide as the world itself. Choosing among his work for the best ten is like shooting yourself in the head, then asking someone to tell you […]

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The King’s Tell-All Book by Manny Frishberg

So, this guy walks into a bar. He sits down next to you and orders a club soda with lime (he used to have a drinking problem, you soon learn). Then he turns to you like you were his best friend and starts out talking about this woman’s memoir and […]

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A Fearful Admiration by A.B. Davis

The funny thing about my experience with reading Stephen King is that though it’s limited, his influence over me is still huge. First, in the literal sense. I’d look up at my father’s bookshelf, and nestled between a now obsolete set of Funk and Wagnall’s (oh, the things I learned […]

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Portrait of a Weird Kid as a Stephen King Fan by M.G. Allen

I started gobbling up Stephen King books at an early age.  No earlier than puberty though.  In that carefree age before all the weird changes and hormones kick in I think horror has no place.  Childhood, unless you’re born under harsh circumstances, is a verdant meadow of daffodils and finger […]

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From Nowhere to Geekdom by James Orr

It was a routine—it was a rut. My younger self, a lanky nineteen-year-old who considered his pastime, his hobby, as going out and getting hammered drunk. I stretched my hangovers into two days, truly giving my liver a beating. I chased girls with my friends, doing it badly, stumbling around […]

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On Stephen King and Accepting Yourself as a Writer by Victorya Chase

Stephen King babysat me when I was young.  Like many kids of ‘a generation,’ I would come home from school, lock the door behind me, turn on the television, and spend the rest of the day sequestered indoors doing homework during commercial breaks.  While there were cartoons to be watched, […]

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Don’t Read This, Mom by Jessica McHugh

“No, you may not read Interview with the Vampire. There are adult situations and bad language—it’s just not appropriate for an eleven year old.” I found this reasoning from my mother quite confusing, especially since I’d read Pet Sematary when I was ten. I suppose she didn’t know, though I […]

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Stephen King’s “Literary Merit” by Donnie Lambert

My passion for the King’s craft began simply with a high school research paper. Though the assignment allowed us to analyze any American novel of our choice, it had to contain “literary merit” . . . this solemn thing that was uttered everywhere in hushed tones: “literary merit.” I had […]

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