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Fear Itself: The Early Works of Stephen King

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A fascinating examination of King's early novels (Carrie, Salem's Lot, The Shining, The Stand, Firestarter, Cujo and The Dark Tower) and short stories. Contributors include Peter Straub, Burton Hatlan (King's former English professor), Fritz Leiber, Alan Ryan, Deborah Notkin, Don Herron, and others.
Paperback, 239 pages
Published September 1st 1993 by Underwood-Miller (first published 1982)
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Marvin
Jun 03, 2012 Marvin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A collection of essays on Stephen King and his works up to The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger. I believe this was the first book of its kind dedicated to King.

Rating these type of books is difficult. Some of the essays are scholarly and other give excellent insight to King and his writings. But others read like some sort of fan worship. Overall, I would say this is an good read if you wish to learn more about King's earlier works and gain some insight on the writer.

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Tobin Elliott
This was interesting from a couple of standpoints, the biggest of which was that King had literally only published seven novels, one anthology and one non-fic book by the time this was released. Cujo was his latest release, though there was some mention of his novella, The Mist. What was interesting was some of the predictions put forth by some of the authors. That King would never create anything that would have the impact of a Poe or a Lovecraft, for example.

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Shane CGoda
Feb 29, 2016 Shane CGoda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was enjoyable. My wife picked it up at a thrift store in Las Animas Colorado. I unfortunately lost this in our last move. I do want to replace it.
A. E. S.
Stephen King criticism of some of his early works. Entertaining compare-and-contrast between his books and his movies.
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