Category: Stephen King

Cujo

I’ve spend most of this week feeling slightly bummed out and I swear to god it’s Stephen King’s fault. I know I’m way behind on Cujo’s story but I did not expect to end in such a devastating way – I guess that’s why it’s so effective. While […]

Write the Book

“Everybody does have a book in them, but in most cases that’s where it should stay.” ~ Christopher Hitchens There’s an old adage that suggests that every person has at least one book ‘in them’. I don’t know if this is true but I often think about whether […]

Misery (Book) Review

“She can’t be dead, MISERY CHASTAIN CANNOT BE DEAD!” ~ Annie Wilkes The latest in my long overdue Stephen King Odyssey and one of the best so far. When I shared that I was reading this on social media, some of my friends popped up to say how […]

40 Books

40 books that have shaped my life. We Need to Talk About Kevin – Lionel Shriver // Hollywood Wives – Jackie Collins It – Stephen King // Geek Love – Katherine Dunn The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson // Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro Filthy: The […]

The King & I

I didn’t grow up with Stephen King, which seems odd to me now. I liked horror alright but I just never got around to plundering SK’s catalogue. In place of his classics I was all over Judy Bloom, Jilly Cooper and Jackie Collins. I guess I was a precocious kid in […]

Carrie (Book) Review

Carrie White is no ordinary girl Carrie is one of those stories I’ve been aware of since the beginning of time because of the Brian De Palma adaptation. It was a terrifying movie as a teenager and is still eerily sad today. I’d never picked up the book but […]

On Reading IT for the First Time

I’m finally reading Stephen King’s IT. Yes, aged 39, I have finally decided to dip my toe in Pennywise the Clown’s rancid world. Although, it should be said that I no longer have one foot poised precariously over the swamp that is the town of Derry. I am now fully submerged, […]