Tag: Stephen King

Dark Societies: In Conversation with Owen King

In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place…

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FILM REVIEW: IT

“The terror, which would not end for another twenty-eight years—if it ever did end—began, so far as I know or can tell, with a boat made from a sheet of newspaper floating down a gutter swollen with rain.” So begins Stephen King’s 1,000 plus page horror epic, first published a little over thirty years ago.

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BOOK REVIEW: The Shining by Stephen King – Folio Society Hard Back Edition

The Folio Society (which sounds ominously like an organisation from a Bond film or from one of King’s own novels) excels again in taking a classic literary book and giving it a modern make-over. In this instance, they’ve taken Stephen King’s third book (The Shining) with illustrative artwork from Edward Kinsella and have lovingly made

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BOOK REVIEW: IT by Stephen King

Do you remember it, that thing in your childhood that terrified you? I don’t mean things that scared you. When you are a kid most things are scary, or can seem so merely because we have no frame of reference – everything is unknown. I mean really scared you, kept you up all night, or

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