Publish date: 1981
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
King is a very personable author, one of those few who "talk" like they write, and can charm and engage you without the use of a plot. For me, this volume amounted to an entertaining book long list of things I want to read and see with flashes of insight an a lot of summaries. Not so great, but so...
If you want to know just what King thinks about the topic of horror himself, you should read this.
This was the first serious book-length essay on horror that Ive ever read. Aside from being very entertaining and informative, I also think I read almost every book on King's recommended list which is in the back of the book.
This is what my copy looks like after finishing: There was so much inside that head that I just wanted to remember, or come back to, or... just highlight. I could have done all of that on my nook, and it would have been easier. Simpler, less restricted as to what I could fit onto the post-it, but......
ForenoteForenote to the Paperback Edition--October 4, 1957, and an Invitation to Dance--Tales of the Hook--Tales of the Tarot--An Annoying Autobiographical Pause--Radio and the Set of Reality--The Modern American Horror Movie - Text and Subtext--The Horror Movie as Junk Food--The Glass Teat, or, Thi...
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