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The Long Walk may not be a great book but it’s a fascinating career choice for the emerging Richard Bachman, and a tremendous palate cleanser between King’s earliest works and the flurry of cocaine-fueled activity that would be the hallmark of his late-1970’s and 1980’s output.
Though he cultivated a reputation as an iconoclast and literary rebel early in his career, the success of his first three novels and the Carrie movie, meant that by 1977 King was rubbing shoulders with Hollywood royalty. HIs stories at the time reflected the change in his surroundings.
Brian dePalma’s 1976 classic Carrie started the Stephen King film universe off right with a movie that is at once funny, frightening, and tragic.
The Shining represents a huge step forward for King, both in the level of mastery on display and in the multi-layered story. If there were fears that Carrie and ‘Salem’s Lot were flukes, The Shining put those to bed.
Over the course of 50 year career that has included killer clowns, rape, spousal abuse, and devil worship, Stephen King’s third published novel Rage is arguably is most controversial…and it wasn’t even released under his name.
‘Salem’s Lot was Stephen King’s follow-up to 1974’s smash hit, Carrie. While it was as commercially successful as King’s debut, it shows the author stretching his wings into new psychological and thematic territory.
Carrie is Stephen King’s first published book, and includes one of his most iconic scenes. But what else lies beneath the surface of this seemingly simple tale of revenge? Is it a sloppy first book by a young writer, or a broader play for social relevance that stands the test of time?