Happy Birthday to the King of Horror!

I wonder how many of us Mr. King has put on the path of reading, that we may otherwise had not found without his writing?

Were you reading Carrie, or It, or The Shining, when you knew if your parents had any idea of what was in that book, they would hit you upside the head with it?

Which book by Stephen King made you decide you absolutely had to be a writer?

And which book have you read over-and-again?

I’m going to spare you the biography on him, as I see there are a lot of posts in honor of Mr. King today. I will say I have read many of his books, but not all of them; yet.

My favorite:

From a Buick 8 Cover Image

I cannot explain what it is about this book that makes me love it so. It could be the actual story; it may be something that was going on in my life at the time I first read it that it gave me an escape from. There really is no other connection within the characters, plot, or even environment where it takes place that would connect with me. But I absolutely love this book the most!

The time Stephen King made me cry:

Bag of Bones cover image

Yes, this book made me physically, ugly-sob cry, and I would never have thought he could do that to me, and it came out of no where! Some of his best writing, in my humble opinion. I have not read this one in quite some time, so I am thinking a good reread over the  Thanksgiving holiday is due.

My Favorite Series:

Yes; I devoured this series by getting each book the day it was released, and having it read within 24 hours. I am currently experiencing extreme sadness that I have no access to the station showing the television show.

So Stephen King, I sincerely wish you the happiest 70th birthday, and cannot thank you enough for the countless hours of joy you have brought me for the past 33 years since I discovered your writing. 

Oh: and for scaring the shit out of me on many occasions where I sat up in bed for the night, with the lights on, and my tv playing loud so I couldn’t hear the noises inside my house. You are truly a master at your art, and for that, I am forever grateful!

 

11 thoughts on “Happy Birthday to the King of Horror!

  1. swordsandspectres September 21, 2017 / 12:19 pm

    It’s also my birthday, too. I like to think the shared birthday may also equate to shared success in writing 😂

    • Angela September 21, 2017 / 12:32 pm

      Well I certainly hope it does! Happy birthday to you!

  2. Becky F. September 21, 2017 / 12:58 pm

    I actually have never read anything by Stephen King. The new book co-written with his son is an add on for $9.99 with my book of the month club, so I’m going to get it, and it will be my first King novel.

    • Angela September 21, 2017 / 12:59 pm

      How exciting! I am hoping to read it as well, but have a few books in line in front of it! I hope you post what you think about it when you are finished!

  3. garammirch September 21, 2017 / 1:19 pm

    I have read his The Green Mile and The Talisman. On one hand The Green Mile was an emotional roller coaster and on the other hand, The Talisman was mystic​a​l, courageous, confusing and a t​ale of self discove​​r and truimp​h.​

    • Angela September 21, 2017 / 1:35 pm

      I have not read either of those. I loved the movie The Green Mile, so I can only imagine how much more spectacular the book is! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Kacy September 21, 2017 / 2:26 pm

    I have not read ONE Stephen King book! I am such a wimp and have always been too scared. But I want to! Which would you recommend I read first? And remember, complete scaredy-cat here. I don’t even watch scary movies! Haha.

    • Angela September 21, 2017 / 2:40 pm

      I would probably start with one of his books with short stories! He has a few out there and they won’t freak you out too bad!

      • Kacy September 21, 2017 / 2:41 pm

        Okay, awesome! I will look into those. Thanks!

  5. Harley October 8, 2017 / 12:47 am

    The Bill Hodges Trilogy is my absolute favorite!!!

    • Angela October 8, 2017 / 12:58 am

      OMG mine too!!!

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