All of these winks to his father’s career could have derailed N0S4A2 if it wasn’t Joe Hill’s strongest, scariest novel yet.
05/15/2013 - 4:00pm
There’s a certain flavor to Stephen King’s 1970s novels that goes deeper than theme and tone and even feel. King has somehow captured that exact flavor again with his new novel.
Review of Justin Brooks’ Stephen King: A Primary Bibliography of the World’s Most Popular Author, 2013 Revised Edition
04/25/2013 - 2:00pm
Some books are held for pleasure, to paraphrase AC/DC, meant to be picked up, carried, engaged in.
04/09/2013 - 5:00pm
When the original volumes of the Concordance were released, in conjunction with the final three books of the Dark Tower sequence, they indeed proved interesting and readable and perhaps necessary.
'The Dark Tower Companion: A Guide to Stephen King’s Epic Fantasy': Deftly Explores Every Aspect of 'Dark Tower'
03/20/2013 - 9:23am
Companion books are interesting creatures. Part reference book, part resource guide, part overview of an important work or corpus of works, a companion book has to function as both an incisive look at the work in question and be accessible enough for new readers and the merely curious
02/21/2013 - 5:00pm
The real-life stories I dug up about EC and the anti-horror comics hysteria were nearly as fascinating as the comics themselves.
01/29/2013 - 5:00pm
Stephen King has never shied away from politics.
01/07/2013 - 5:00pm
What fun it must have been to be a Stephen King fan in the 1980s! Stephen King was releasing new material at an exponential rate (twenty-two books between 1980 and 1989, most of which were bestsellers), King films were coming out left and right, the man appeared on the cover of Time in 1986, and an explosion of criticism centered around this relatively new author erupted.
01/02/2013 - 2:00pm
Before 1967, Stephen King was not a professional author. Certainly he was a writer; according to his memoir On Writing, King had been writing since 1953, when he was six.
11/27/2012 - 6:00pm
Jack Ketchum has long made a name for himself by delving into the darkest regions of human sexuality. His first novel, 1980’s Off Season, was so horrifically visceral that its publisher, Ballantine, opted against a second printing.