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The Shining - Stephen King: A Review

Date finished: September 30th 2016

I have a mixed relationship with horror. Having read The Loney last month and found it a mixed bag, I was intrigued to delve further into the genre, but wary of being too ambitious with my selections. 690 more words


"Stranger Things": the power of nostalgia

Warning: contains spoilers.

“Nostalgia,” reckons the journalist Alexis Petridis, “is a type of curation: you edit out the bad stuff.”

Seeing as “the bad stuff” is pretty integral to Netflix’s fantasy horror “Stranger Things”, which became an instant hit when it debuted back in July, it may seem odd that so many of the comment pieces about it have used the term “nostalgia” to identify a key ingredient of its appeal. 941 more words


The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King

Here’s to the only book I read this September, because I’m not considering “The Grownup” by Gillian Flynn as a novel read this month. I’m already lagging way behind on my reading goal but it’s fine. 1,030 more words

Book Reviews

Stephen King's Philosophy on Writing & life...

I like Stephen King.  He’s the kind of inspirational force one needs to reference every once in a while to get the creative fire lit and the wheels of writing moving.   250 more words


Treasure Trove: What I’m Loving Now

There are so many things I want to share with you…the only way to do it properly is by creating this post: a treasure trove of all the golden nuggets I’ve come across in the past couple of weeks. 313 more words


The Talisman (Stephen King & Peter Straub 1984)

The Talisman is another book by Stephen King, a collaboration with fellow author Peter Straub. I picked it up out of impulse like a lot of Stephen King books. 772 more words


Book Review: Christine

I was getting ready to be a grown-up, and I saw that somehow–saw it for sure, for the first time in that lovely but somehow ancient spill of golden light flooding down an alleyway between a bowling alley and a roast beef joint. 545 more words