The Stephen King Universe: A Guide to the Worlds of the King of Horror
"I am coming to understand that Roland's world actually contains all the others of my making" Stephen King
With those words, from The Dark Tower: IV Wizard and Glass, the world's most popular writer confirmed a suspicion long held by readersthat the myriad worlds and universes King has created are, in reality, one world, one universe.
Here, for the first time ever is the gui...more
"The CSKU features nine new chapters, which cover King's work from…moreApparently the Complete Stephen King Universe is an updated version of this book.
"The CSKU features nine new chapters, which cover King's work from approximately early 2000 through mid 2005. The CSKU discusses all of King's work through that period, including books like DREAMCATCHER, FROM A BUICK 8, the final three installments of the Dark Tower series, and television series such as Rose Red and Kingdom Hospital. Basically, it covers all of King's work through the present day, with the exception of books like THE COLORADO KID, CELL, and the upcoming LISEY'S STORY, and a few short stories such as "The Things They Left Behind", which appeared in the 2005 anthology TRANSGRESSIONS." Amazon Review 27/07/06.(less)
basically walked away from it with nothing at all. The connections that they describe are, for the most part, obvious. If you read novels and pay attention to what you
are reading, you should be able to pick up on the connections between King's books because, in all fairness, they really aren't that subtle. There were maybe three ...more
Like Yog Sothoth, It is a manifestation from beyond and appears to the Losers Club as a giant female spider (recalling the queen bitch from the film Aliens). - p104. I wondered about this comparison, when I found Tolkien's Ungoliant to be a better reference...I guess it's eas ...more
As well as that, there were a few of the books that I've read a long time ago that I didn' ...more
This book makes me want to re-read every King book I read when I was 9, 10, 11, and pick up the ones I haven't. Like, say, the entire Dark Tower series. And because I read these so young, the big plot I remember, and maybe a few random bits, but the details have been lost to me. So t ...more
I concur with the other goodreads reviewers - there really isn't anything new here. I wanted a book of summaries, cross-references and trivia. This book is not that.
What this book is, is a collection of wikipedia-like entries descripting plot, characters, and very, very limited "trivia." It's a good brush up if you are reading one book and want to know other books that are say, set in the same town or organized by re ...more
In short, it was great idea for a book, but it had very mediocre execution.