Tag: Stephen King

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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Marking the Years with King’s Words by Jay Wilburn

I’ve read a lot of Stephen King books. I’ve read more of his work than any other author—maybe any other two or three authors’ works combined. It helps that he has written a ridiculous legacy of books and is still going. Even his more recent work speaks to me still. […]

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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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Organic King by Megan Dorei

I have always been an avid horror addict. Since the tender age of three when my curiosity led me to watch Halloween, horror in any format has always been my go-to when I need to cozy up and escape the world. In my opinion, an hour and a half spent […]

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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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An Open Letter to Stephen King by Jenny Twist

You were not my first love, Stephen. It was Enid Blyton who taught me to love books. I remember my mother reading Noddy and Big Ears to me and how frustrated I felt when she had to stop to do something else. I remember staring at the little black marks on the […]

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Influential Horror by Kyle Trujillo

Every modern horror writer has been, in some way, influenced by the works of Stephen King. His chilling introductions of nightmare to reality are an experience that readers, even detractors, are unlikely to forget. Though I may belong equally to either of these categories (I prefer Matheson, personally), there are […]

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Stephen King, My Personal Savior by Z. S. Roe

Popular novelist Stephen King has been called many things: by fans, he is often referred to as the King of Horror; by (literary) critics, he is sometimes derided as a hack; very few, however, would ever think to call him a Christian Missionary. But the truth is that King’s writing […]

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