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"Overlook Hotel" socks from Sockaholic, inspired by The Shining

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Cover art for a fictitious Criterion release of The Shining.

Artist: Gary E. Irwin

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""Plug it up, plug it up," yell Carrie’s classmates in the extraordinary opening to Stephen King's debut novel. Carietta White, bullied for years at school, the daughter of a domineering, ultra-religious mother and the owner of unsuspected telekinetic powers, has just got her first period at the age of 16 while in the showers at school, and thinks she is bleeding to death.

""Carrie looked down at herself. She shrieked. The sound was very loud in the humid locker room," writes King.

""The laughter, disgusted, contemptuous, horrified, seemed to rise and bloom into something jagged and ugly, and the girls were bombarding her with tampons and sanitary napkins, some from purses, some from the broken dispenser on the wall."

"That story, written by a 26-year-old teacher and laundry worker and published for the first time on 5 April 1974, would go on to transform King’s life…"


Father’s Day

Creepshow, 1982

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"The first two parts of the Dark Tower series are rather different. One is quiet, focused yet fractured; the other is more sprawling, introducing monsters and parallel worlds and multiple personalities. King realised that himself, later retconning some of the content to bring the first part – the amazing Gunslinger – into line with later books. The series was written over a 30-year period, and is still going, in dribs and drabs. I assume that when he started writing it, King wasn’t entirely sure what form it was ultimately going to take. I suspect that The Waste Lands, book 3 in the series, was the point where the bigger picture started to reveal itself to King – because that’s certainly where it all starts happening for his Constant Readers…”


The Top 10 Best Opening Lines Of Novels
1. Cat’s Eye, Margaret Atwood, 1998
“Time is not a line but a dimension, like the dimensions of space.”
2. Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury, 1953
“It was a pleasure to burn.”
3. Gone With The Wind, Margaret Mitchell, 1936
“Scarlett O’Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm as the Tarleton twins were.”
4. The Gunslinger, Stephen King, 1982
“The man in Black fled across the Desert, and the Gunslinger followed.”
5. The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien, 1937
“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.
6. Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov, 1955
“Lolita. Light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul.”
7. Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides, 2002
“I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day in January of 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of 1974.”
8. Peter and Wendy, J. M. Barrie, 1911
“All children, except one, grow up.”
9. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen, 1813
“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.”
10. Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut, 1969
“All this happened, more or less.”

by Meredith Borders via LitReactor

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Bernie Wrightson ~ Stephen King’s “the Stand” Portfolio. This is part 1 of 2.

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There’s not even 19 billion people on the planet.

Meaning 12 billion people came back from the dead to like that post.

That’s the kind of power Stephen King has.

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The Winners of the 2013 Goodreads Choice Awards!

Well, that’s a fairly decisive win for Stephen King, polling over two and a half times the votes cast for immediate runner-up, NOS4A2 by Joe Hill. I think this is a great showing for Hill, but I have to say that I think NOS4A2 is a much stronger book than Doctor Sleep. Although, as you can see from the screengrab above, I have rated them both identically, I think that Doctor Sleep works best, in its best moments, with the knowledge of its predecessor The Shining in mind. Taken out of context as a sequel, it’s King’s weakest novel for a while, certainly against the strengths of the likes of King’s recent return to form, notably 11/22/63, Duma Key and Joyland. Whereas NOS4A2 is Hill’s best novel so far (his short fiction is excellent and, for my money, overshadows either of his two previous novels), its second placing is certainly well deserved, and stands on its own merits, which are characterisation and invention - and a better sense of dread and horror than Doctor Sleep manages.

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