(Revival) Revival gets my vote for the most frightening King book of all time. It’s probably the most a King book has scared me since encountering Thinner around the age of 13. And unlike Thinner, Revival scared adult me and still has the power to scare me on re-read. I’ve only read Revival once before … Continue reading Any Day Could Be The Day We Go Down, And We Never Know
Month: September 2022
That’s All History Is, After All: Scar Tissue
(Mr. Mercedes) To me, Mr. Mercedes feels like the mark of a new era in King's books. That sounds grander than I actually mean it to, but I don’t know how else to put it. It differs from what came before, though, in some ways that seem important. Mr. Mercedes (taken alone — this is … Continue reading That’s All History Is, After All: Scar Tissue
How Many Have To Die Before We Will Give Up These Dangerous Toys?
("Guns") “Guns” is… an essay, I guess. I guess it was published as an ebook first, or maybe a Kindle single? If it’s called an ebook, it’s only because “e-essay” is not really a word. It’s not long enough to be a book. It could probably be someone’s tragedy-inspired Facebook rant, except the author is … Continue reading How Many Have To Die Before We Will Give Up These Dangerous Toys?
You’re The Only Ghost That’s Left In That Cabin
(Ghost Brothers of Darkland County) This is not a book. Or a short story, or a poem, or a movie, or a teleplay, or any of that. It’s also not a solo King project. It’s a musical. Stephen King, along with John Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett, made a musical. Ghost Brothers of Darkland County … Continue reading You’re The Only Ghost That’s Left In That Cabin
Life Was A Wheel, Its Only Job Was to Turn, And It Always Came Back Around to Where It Started
(Doctor Sleep) Before this book came out, did you wonder a lot about what happened to Danny Torrance from The Shining? Because… I did not. Doctor Sleep is not a bad book and I don’t dislike it, but I do have to wonder why, of all the things, King chose to revisit this story so … Continue reading Life Was A Wheel, Its Only Job Was to Turn, And It Always Came Back Around to Where It Started