(From A Buick 8) I feel like From A Buick 8 is one of those King books that gets overlooked entirely or just isn’t much liked. And that sort of makes sense — after all, didn’t he already write the evil car story with Christine? And if that wasn’t enough for you, you could always … Continue reading Tonight, However, The Impossible Was Selling Cheap
("The Little Sisters of Eluria", Everything's Eventual) Everything’s Eventual is one of those books that I like just as much for the notes King adds about each story as I do for the stories themselves. I always like to see that kind of information about his thought processes and story ideas. Hopefully, should I ever … Continue reading Ka Was A Wheel; It Was Also A Net From Which None Ever Escaped
(Black House) I had the oddest experience reading Black House. I have read it before. I remember doing it. I remember where I got it, I remember why I finally picked it up. But I didn’t remember the story. I figured I would as I read it — The Talisman was the same, I read … Continue reading Ka Is A Friend Of Evil As Well As Good
(Dreamcatcher) So, I know I’ve read Dreamcatcher once before. I think I saw the movie as well. None of it stuck, though — I remembered so little of it that I may as well have been coming to it with only the knowledge that this is the book with the shit-weasels — something that even … Continue reading That’s Either Inspiring or Horrible. I Can’t Tell Which.
(Riding The Bullet) Riding the Bullet isn’t really a whole book — I guess it’s a novella, and by King standards, I think it’s a pretty short one. It’s also collected later on — in Everything’s Eventual, I think. So I ordinarily wouldn’t even include it until I talked about that book. If I wanted … Continue reading I Loved Her When She Hit Me As Much As When She Kissed Me
(The Plant) Not that the universe of Stephen King works doesn’t have a variety of oddities in it already, but to the reader who is not privvy to much in the way of private, uncollected, or unpublished works, The Plant is a really singular story, simply because it’s not finished. Or at least not in … Continue reading The Dark Powers Have To Give Before They Can Take
(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
(Storm of the Century) Does the good of the many outweigh the good of the few? Is there always at least one “right” decision we can choose and are we always wrong if we don’t figure out what that decision is and choose it? I hope you don’t expect me to know these answers. I … Continue reading It’s A Cash And Carry World
(Hearts in Atlantis) I’m not sure exactly what this book is. Not going to lie, when I first got it and read it, probably sometime late in my teens or early in my 20s, I thought it was a novel. The characters and stories intersect, after all, and wrap up, kind of. There are common … Continue reading What If They Were All Still Snotty-Nosed Kids Inside Their Suits And Dresses?
(The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon) I’ve said before that I’d already read almost all of King’s bibliography before starting this project, and that’s true. This is also a book I’ve read before, but it’s one that I’m less familiar with than many of the others. This is only my second time reading The Girl … Continue reading You Could Get Used To Anything If You Had To