What Stephen King isn’t

What Stephen King isn’t

There are lots of writers who tell it like it is, but only a few who, with such commitment and intensity, tell it like it isn’t. King takes the weird and gives it weight. And yet, at the same time, his novels retain a lightness, a playfulness. They show us horrible things, but they also glow, I think, with King’s joy—with his pleasure and exhilaration in imagining.” — from the article, “What Stephen King isn’t”, Joshua Rothman, The New Yorker


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My name is Terrie. I write for a living and blog for pleasure. Some days, I get up in the morning and know precisely what kind of day it is. At other times, I get knocked over for a loop. People seem to like confiding in me. When I was younger, I thought I knew everything and can tell you what you need to do if you ask me. Now that I'm older, I realize I don't know anything. That's been my motivation for the blog and for writing. To figure out the unknown and unknowable.

6 thoughts on “What Stephen King isn’t”

    1. Isn’t it sooo cool?? I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me that the image was moving! 😝

      Anyway, this is the edition I bought, obviously. Have you started on it? I meant to, tonight but got sidetracked. 😊


  1. I would guess his novels… “glow in the dark”? Unfortunately, though I admire the man, after waching “It,” I swore I’d never read any of his novels because I can imagine they would be a thousand times more terrifying on paper. So the only one I’ve actually read cover to cover is “On Writing.”


    1. You may be surprised. 😉 People are discovering that he’s not really a horror writer — or not JUST a horror writer. It may have started out that way at the beginning, but even the ones that are very genre-based are not all scares and stuff. Even IT was all about childhood and friendship. (Promise!)

      I could give you a list of King books that you’d probably like, if you dare try them haha!


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