All tagged Kurt Barlow

The Long Walk: Part One

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.

The Shining

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.

'Salem's Lot

‘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.