Evolution plays no part in ideas, except in the actual evolution of our brains that makes us capable of only formulating them, you know, through our talkin' monkey advanced circuitry.
It's our individual experiences, our personal evolutions if you will, that advises us what to do with them.
And my experiences tells me the deep seated love of Mr. King's work, is the bullies.
More particularly I'm thinkin', it's the most creative ways they tend to get their mean azzzes handed to 'em, and maybe more particularly, is how one doesn't have to clean up that awful mess...oh you are soooo not gonna get that out
Visceral satisfaction in an already scary, and sometimes very unsatisfying in it's justice, world, is what I'm sayin', that, and I think fans of the genre in general like to scare themselves, and so maybe it's we're the types that dare to like confronting our fears, challenge them in a way that won't make such an awful mess, you know, when things inexplicably go horribly awry the way that nasty horribly awry business can tend to do .
And that's evolving because we have ideas, 'bout lots o' stuff, and some of them can be pretty freakin' scary all by it's lonesome...whoa, did I just make a case that scary evolves?...gee whiz somebody really needs to shut me the hell up!
...anal-ize????......giggle, guffaw, snort!I don't analize while reading either.
I see your point PatInTheHat. It isn't the ideas that evolve... I looked up "collective memory" and this is where I mashed up ideas and evolution - "This collective unconsious he (Jung) held to be inherited, transpersonal and consisting of the residue of the evolution of the species." So, somewhere along the evolution of the species, humans discovered it's a bad, bad thing to be gnawed at and eaten by rats (or zombies). And we haven't forgotten it. Well, maybe the rat part. But not the zombies. Definitely not the zombies.
Hey, you any kind of a fan of 'Billy Jack', by any chance?
I saw Billy Jack a LONG, LONG time ago, and I only remember a white dude and some Native Americans...and some violence. I guess that would categorize me as a marginal fan...