Tag Archive: Stephen King

The Dead Zone

The Dead Zone by Stephen King may just be the strangest thing I have ever read by him. Unlike all of his other novels, not the Bachman books, there is no evil guy in the narrative. This is a distinct deviation from the style which King generally adapts. In his books, there is a primary evil character who is thrust with the responsibility to drive the narrative and thus make the plot more interesting. But the lack of one in this book makes it for a different kind of read, almost bordering on the literary fiction genre.

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Joyland Picture

The latest offering from the undisputed ‘King’ of horror, Stephen King, is a crime thriller which is bound to excite all you fans out there. ‘Joyland’ is a distinctive deviation from the spine-chilling horror novels that we have to come to associate with the writer. This is more of a whodunit with a splash of the paranormal thrown in for good measure. I bet, King could not resist himself when he was writing the story. The story is narrated by twenty-one year old Devin Jones who decides to take up a job at the local amusement park to earn some extra money over the summer, and more importantly, take his mind off his sweetheart, Wendy Keegan who has just dumped him, albeit in not so many words.

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Carrie is Stephen King’s first published novel. It was actually his fourth novel which he had submitted to the publishers. It is interesting to know that the first three books found their publishers eventually though. This book is about a school girl named Carrie White. She is shown as a plain-Jane who is dealing with bullying at school and also with a fanatically religious mother. She is naïve and wears really strange clothes, upon her mother’s orders of course. And that is the primary reason why she is perceived as a weirdo at school and bullied to death all the time. There is another marked thing about Carrie – she possesses telekinetic powers. She can move things around by thinking about it. The writer makes it very believable by making references to Carrie’s condition through doctors, at a much later time as an object of research. So there is clearly a good and seamless blend of fiction and non-fiction. The story majorly focuses on how Carrie seeks revenge from all those who humiliated her at the school prom. Using her telekinetic powers, she brings everything to a gruesome end. And that is what the plot builds upto throughout the novel.

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10. Dolores Clairbone

09. Under The Dome

08. Carrie

07. Pet Sematary

06. The Shining

05. The Wind Through the Keyhole

04. Duma Key

03. Christine

02. The Dark Tower (1-2)

  01.  11/22/63


Trust Stephen King to have the grit to take a subject as debated as the assassination of JFK and turn it on its head in the manner he has done. For all we know, King could probably write a book about watching wet paint dry and it would be a best-seller. But do not be fooled, for Stephen King’s latest offering 11/22/63 is much more than that. King has taken the most debated subject in the last century, JFK’s assassination and turned into an alternative version of reality and how we perceive it.
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