Looking back on it, I definitely had low expectations when reaching into the depths of my mother’s childhood closet. I was an avid reader in middle school, and I was instructed to dig through a cardboard box stuffed with paperbacks to see if I wanted to keep any. I expected to come across old classics, […]
Elevation By Stephen King DB 93255 / CL 19034 Middle-aged Scott Carey has discovered he is losing weight but–oddly–not mass. As he confides to his retired doctor friend, nothing he wears or carries adds to his weight. Meanwhile, Scott enjoys life and is determined to mend fences with his new prickly neighbor and her wife. […]
Robert B. Parker’s Colorblind By Reed Farrel Coleman DB 92105 / CL 18089 After a stint in rehab, Paradise police chief Jesse Stone is confronted by a series of disturbing and apparently racially motivated crimes. Meanwhile, a mysterious young man named Cole Slayton rolls into town with a chip on his shoulder and a […]
American adults read or listen to an average of 12 books per year. Stephen King, on the other hand, reads seventy or eighty. He calls himself a “slow reader.” In his book On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (DB 50873), King emphasizes the importance of writers making time to read: “Reading is the creative […]
Stephen King can bring to light something mundane and turn it into your worst fear. In this case, he has managed to turn sleep into a terrifying concept.
It’s probably not often enough that Anne Lamott and Stephen King are mentioned in the same breath, but both are award-winning authors who have written important books that discuss the “the writing life.” Both explore their writing processes and share glimpses into the childhoods that shaped them into writers in their titles Bird by Bird […]