Re: Literary Art
I think once you've read more of Stephen's work, (you'd mentioned only reading 'Salem's Lot so far?) you'll soon find that you've hit upon an artist of great depth right away.
Originally Posted by Blaken474
His work is so multifaceted, it really doesn't do him any justice when we label him a horror writer--he is so much more. I think first time readers are so often surprised by his stories, they expect the scare and the good story they've come to associate with the name Stephen King; but many times are unprepared for the depth of feeling his stories invoke.
So many folks speak of little life changes and valuable lessons learned during reading, (I know this is something I've experienced many times) it's almost as though he's still up in front of his English class, except now he just has a hell of a lot more students!
I've just recently been introduced to one of his son's work--Joe Hill--and I have to say, if he carries on like he's started out, he'll have to add "Artist" to the end of his name. He has a wonderful way with words.
*Disclaimer: I'm not being paid to say this... honestly!
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