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Secret Windows by Stephen King
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Jan 10, 09

This is an interesting book. It contains various writing and interviews with Stephen King regarding the craft of writing and how he got into it. I enjoyed learning about his background and how he struggled to make a living until he finally got Carrie published. This book includes a serial story by 12 year old King that he wrote for his brother's weekly newsletter called Jumper. It also includes an original short story called "In the Death Room" which was very good. It made you feel like you were there.

The one section I didn't care for was a 90+ page section from Danse Macbre on Horor Fiction. King discusses 10 horror books he likes and why. I found myself skipping much of it to get to the books I was familiar with that he listed.

Interesting insight into a gifted man.

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