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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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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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Stephen King criticism of some of his early works. Entertaining compare-and-contrast between his books and his movies.
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