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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.
“Battleground” and “Gray Matter” show us a young writer see-sawing between his best and worst selves, trying out different tactics and narratives, finding himself. While the excesses of “Battleground” occasionally rear their ugly heads over King’s 40+ year career, fortunately the brilliance of “Gray Matter” shows up a lot more.
Stephen King’s work doesn’t lack in terrible parents, but Lester Billings in the Night Shift short “The Boogeyman” might actually be one of the most terribly relatable.
"The Mangler" is not a terribly great story. The characters are boilerplate and the thinly-plotted police procedural is limp. Yet the story has a through current that is prescient and terrifying.
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.
Check out the latest Stephen King finds from the week of 6/22/2018.
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?
1980’s nostalgia seems to have entered its terminal phase, wherein we finally start to see the decade for what it was, miserable.
BLK STG takes a tour of Stephen King’s home town of Bangor, ME and finds much more than they bargained for.
In which I showcase the latest Stephen King purchases I’ve made.