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The Dark Half by Stephen King
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Sep 01, 11

bookshelves: horror, read_2011, own
Read from August 26 to September 01, 2011

The Dark Half is vintage Stephen King circa 1989 in which the reader is taken to a world infused with the supernatural and most heinous of crimes. Thad is a writer, his alter ego, dark half if you will - George Stark (ode to Westlake), is also a writer albeit a far more successful one who likes to emphasise the macabre. By some freak turn of events, Thad's piece of fiction turns to reality - no one is safe as the very pages that made Thad wealthy, turn against him. The Dark Half was a lot of fun to read, relatively fast paced and well thought out. George Stark was a hell of a bad guy - I almost wished King devoted a full story solely about him. Very horror, with a splattering of crime mixed in for good measure. Highly recommend for King enthusiasts and horror/crime fanatics alike.
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12.0% "classic King"
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