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The Stephen King Universe by Stanley Wiater
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Sep 10, 2007

really liked it
Read in September, 2007

I picked this up on a whim at Half Price the other night. I really love Stephen King's writing style; the problem is I don't like some of the actual stories themselves. Well, most of the short stories I like but the crazy novels, like IT, well, they're really just not my cup of tea. But this book explores the idea that all (or most) of King's novels and stories are interconnected and all are leading up to a final big clash between good and evil. The Dark Tower series is the focal point of the book and of this final confrontation. I have not read any of this series, but I'm kind of thinking it might be worth a look. This book points out all the connections in the books and stories and essentially what each one means. Like, for example, Pop Merrill runs a store in Castle Rock that is destroyed by fire in the novella "Sun Dog". Pop is the father of Ace Merrill, the bully in the novella "The Body" (Stand by Me). The fire that destroyed Pop's store is mentioned in Needful Things. Ace is also in that book. Just interesting things like that. I am really enjoying this so far.
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