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(07-15-2019 04:16 AM)Richard Turpin Wrote:  As a teen I read a load of SK books and enjoyed them at the time. Mostly this was because it was pre-internet and horror books were a good way of getting access to some risque (at the time) material; guaranteed sex and violence. My views on him and his books are clouded by those wonderful nostalgic feels I get when I think back to reading IT, Carrie, Cujo etc at school in my break-times.

So it's difficult to remain impartial. Although it probably speaks volumes that despite being an avid reader, I haven't read or re-read one of his books for the best part of 20 years! Maybe I'm missing out?

His early works make great reading. As Bienvenuto mentioned, these guys are instilled with the pathological narcissism that now permeates society. They feel that they must subtly preach to the deplorables, rather simply provide good entertainment. I recently re-read "Cujo." Still entertaining for a plane ride. I would certainly not place money into SK's pocket by buying a new book. He has now become the monster. Do not feed him.
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