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The Essential Stephen King: If You’ve Never Read His Books, Here’s Where To Start

With more than 70 books in his catalog, Stephen King has long been one of the few blockbuster writers who regularly publishes short fiction. “If It Bleeds,” his new collection, is a strong reminder that — for an author who has produced more than a few novels of staggering length — some of his most interesting work has fallen on the shorter side. (If you’re looking for stories to sample, his early books “Night Shift” and “Skeleton Crew” are full of nasty tales with “Twilight Zone”-esque endings.)

Reviewing “If It Bleeds” in The New York Times Book Review, Ruth Franklin says that as “the headlines grow more apocalyptic by the day, I might start working my way through King’s backlist.”

She’d be in for a treat, as would you. HERE is a brief starter guide to the works of Stephen King.

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3 Kings On The New York Times Top 10 List

Congratulations to the King family. Stephen and Owen’s new novel Sleeping Beauties just hit # 4 on the New York Times Hardcover Best Seller List.

Stephen King’s other son, Joe Hill also made the list. His newest collection, Strange Weather is at # 9.

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The New York Times Talks To Stephen King: By The Book

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Stephen King, most recently, of “Finders Keepers” has never read Jane Austen. “I do not say this with either pride or shame (or prejudice, for that matter). It’s just a fact.”

Read what else the prolific author has to say about his favorite novelist, who would be invited to a literary dinner, his most personal novel and lots more.

Read the interview HERE.

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Do You Want To Know What J.J. Abrams’ S. Is About?

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J.J. Abrams discussed some bits and pieces regarding his upcoming book simply titled S. in this New York Times interview. The book will be released on Tuesday October 29, 2013.

“There is the novel itself (“Ship of Theseus”), which stands alone as its own story, and then there are the notes in the margins: a conversation and investigation and mystery and love story between two people, which is both connected to and separate from the central text. Then, there is the editor of the book, who appears in an introduction and in footnotes. So there were many characters and points of view to balance. It felt less like film or TV, and more like concocting something insane and very special.”

The Hollywood writer, director and producer, and author was inspired by Chris Ware’s work. “His graphic novels have the emotional wallop of a Philip Roth or Thomas Pynchon.”

You can check out the book’s website HERE.

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