Mark's Reviews > Bare Bones: Conversations on Terror with Stephen King

Bare Bones by Tim Underwood
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Oct 26, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: horror, biography
Read from October 10 to 29, 2011

A series of interviews, from various venues, with Stephen King covereing the years 1979 to 1985 (and grouped by content - books, films, etc - rather than year). An editors note states that some duplication is unavoidable and whilst that’s true - and the reader can just skip over sections - some interviews are so close to others and so short in page count that it’s difficult to understand why they were included in the first place. But, having said all that, this is Stephen King talking about his books, films, the horror genre at large and pop culture from the early 80s and that’s easily worth the money. Whatever you say about his writing, his style and common-sense and love for genre shines through every time and it’s often like sitting down and chatting with an old friend. There are some great snippets about his books and how they came about, his thoughts on the films and some projects that he - at the time - believed were too difficult (“Survivor Type” and “Pet Sematary” primarily) for publication. Well worth a read.

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