Category: Stephen King

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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 you’ve got your eye firmly planted on Cujo, you don’t think about anything else. Most readers … Read More Cujo

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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 or not I might be someone who does. My gut tells me no, absolutely not, that … Read More Write the Book

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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 brilliant it is, even in comparison to the film – and they weren’t wrong. The adaptation … Read More Misery (Book) Review

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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 Weird World of John Waters – Robrt L. Pela // The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold Dark … Read More 40 Books

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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 my reading tastes, I like the feeling of being more adult than my years, even if … Read More The King & I

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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 as mentioned here, I was inspired to do so by a podcast I really love. I couldn’t put … Read More Carrie (Book) Review

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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, head and all. Stephen King’s novels were not part of my childhood. I’m quite sad about … Read More On Reading IT for the First Time

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Clown and Out

Can we talk about clowns for a second? No, not Trump and his supporters but actual, honest to goodness circus clowns. I mean, what the fucking fuck are the recent sightings all about? After learning about the first US sightings, I went about my day because, in truly human (and selfish) fashion, it wasn’t likely to effect me all the way over here in … Read More Clown and Out