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Ghostly bursts of plaster dust. A low, rhythmic sound in the background: redrum-REDRUM-redrum-REDRUM. A sense of something evil swirling inward on itself, like a whirlpool of black ectoplasmic energy. The experience of being inside the actual consciousness (come out and take your medicine!) of a frightened little boy. Echoes of Shirley Jackson ("whatever walked there, walked alone"), of Poe's "Masque of the Red Death," and of creepy folk tales (Hansel and Gretel, Bluebeard's wife). How do we love The Shining? Let us count the ways. In 1977, The Shining was the first widely read novel to confront alcoholism and child abuse in baby-boomer families... Rest of this review on the detail page
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Stephen King's second book, 'Salem's Lot--about the slow takeover of an insular hamlet called Jerusalem's Lot by a vampire patterned after Bram Stoker's Dracula--has two elements that he also uses to good effect in later novels: a small American town, usually in Maine, where people are disconnected from each other, quietly nursing their potential for evil; and a mixed bag of rational, goodhearted people, including a writer, who band together to fight that evil. Simply taken as a contemporary vampire novel, 'Salem's Lotis great fun to read, and has been very influential in the horror genre. But it's also a sly piece of social commentary. As King... Rest of this review on the detail page
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Personally, I loved this book. it was a well written story by Stephen King, and I read it again and again whenever I am able to.
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A kingdom is in turmoil as the old king dies and his successor must do battle for the throne. Pitted against an evil wizard and a would-be rival, Prince Peter makes a daring escape and rallies the forces of Good to fight for what is rightfully his. This is a masterpiece of classic dragons-and-magic fantasy that only Stephen King could have written!
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