“People say, 'I'm going to sleep now,' as if it were nothing. But it's really a bizarre activity. 'For the next several hours, while the sun is gone, I'm going to become unconscious, temporarily losing command over everything I know and understand. When the sun returns, I will resume my life.'
If you didn't know what sleep was, and you had only seen it in a science fiction movie, you would think it was weird and tell all your friends about the movie you'd seen.
They had these people, you know? And they would walk around all day and be OK? And then, once a day, usually after dark, they would lie down on these special platforms and become unconscious. They would stop functioning almost completely, except deep in their minds they would have adventures and experiences that were completely impossible in real life. As they lay there, completely vulnerable to their enemies, their only movements were to occasionally shift from one position to another; or, if one of the 'mind adventures' got too real, they would sit up and scream and be glad they weren't unconscious anymore. Then they would drink a lot of coffee.'
So, next time you see someone sleeping, make believe you're in a science fiction movie. And whisper, 'The creature is regenerating itself.”
“Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn't carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.”
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September-October 2015 Group Read Horns by Joe Hill -------------------------------------------- Are you curious about the books and authors Stephen
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Are you curious about the books and authors Stephen King has enjoyed reading in the last 35 years or so? Would you like access to a list of these books and an opportunity to read and discuss them with others? If so, you are at the right place!
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When available, the moderator has added all reviews and blurbs by Stephen King to her personal review of a book. These books have been accumulated by referring to Entertainment Weekly's Pop of King columns, book blurbs, the internet, and Stephen King's non-fiction books Danse Macabre, On Writing, and Secret Windows. The list is still growing.
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