(Hearts in Suspension) If you’re an ebook reader like I am, you should know that Hearts in Suspension isn’t available that way. I could only find it in hardback. It’s also not a story. Or maybe it is, but if so, it’s not a fictional story. Mostly. It does include "Hearts in Atlantis", which you … Continue reading And When It Came – KAPOW – It Lit Up The Landscape For Miles Around
("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?
(Faithful) I love horror. Even stories that I don’t necessarily love tend to interest me on a concept level. You know what I don’t love? Sports. Do you know what sport I particularly don’t love? Baseball (well, and also football, but that’s not relevant here.) If Stephen King and a friend had teamed up to … Continue reading Unless Dead or Insane, I Will Be Writing About Tomorrow’s Game
(On Writing) We’ve reached one of those rare books that I’ve actually never read before. Except oddly, this one feels like something I have read before. I think it's just that familiar voice, the King voice, that I've grown very accustomed to over the years. I’ve seen this book extensively quoted, of course. You can’t … Continue reading We’re Having A Meeting Of The Minds
(Danse Macabre) Most of these books are a revisiting for me. I’ve read a huge portion — probably 90+% of King’s library, some of them many, many times. There are only a few that I’m positive that I’ve never picked up before this journey through his works in chronological order. But we’ve arrived at one … Continue reading Death in Horror Movies is When the Monsters Get You