This is a discounted bundle featuring 2 popular books on Stephen King, including:
-Quicklet on The Gunslinger
-Biography of Stephen King
Here are brief excerpts from each below. Buy them together and save over 40% off the combined price!
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From Quicklet on The Gunslinger:
Stephen King is considered by many to be among the 20th century’s most prolific writers, and he virtually defined the modern horror genre. With a portfolio of forty-nine published novels and countless more short stories; King has won a number of literary awards, including the Bram Stoker Award, and The World Fantasy Award For Life. Many of King’s novels have been adapted into award-winning movies, including The Shining, Children of The Corn and Carrie.
Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine, on September 21,1947 to Donald Edwin King and Ruth Pillsbury King. As a young man, Stephen King attended Lisbon High School in Lisbon, Maine in 1962. He notes that his high school career was “totally undistinguished. I was not at the top of my class, nor at the bottom.”
King considers The Dark Tower series to be his masterpiece, and rightly so. The Gunslinger’s been featured on The New York Times Bestseller list, and has been translated into thirty-eight languages. In total, the Dark Tower series has sold over thirty million copies.
First conceived when the author was only nineteen; the epic tale of Roland of Gilead spans a total of seven novels, and has won a number of prestigious awards for its masterful, far-sighted storytelling. Throughout the series, he weaves in characters and villains from dozens of his other works, connecting them all to the sinister persona of The Crimson King.
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From Biography of Stephen King:
One of the most common questions posed to Stephen King is, "Where do you get your inspiration?" King says that often it comes in a fleeting moment, when he joins two seemingly unrelated ideas that just seem to click in his mind. For Carrie, King paired the idea of a lonely teenage outcast with telekinesis, or the ability to move things purely with the power of the mind. When King was first writing Carrie, he initially threw away the manuscript, thinking he could not write a book from the point of view of a troubled teenage girl. Tabitha encouraged her husband to finish the work, and once the book was accepted by Doubleday, King’s career was off and running.
King's second release, the vampire novel Salem's Lot, typecast him in the genre of horror writing. Subsequent books like The Stand and The Shining underscored King's abilities to add a kernel of the supernatural into real life to create convincing, genuinely terrifying horror books.
King specialized in horror, but he was also skilled in the fantasy genre. The first book of King's The Dark Tower series was published in 1982, and six more books have been released over the course of two decades. The seventh installment, called The Dark Tower, won the 2005 British Fantasy Award. An eighth The Dark Tower book is expected to be released in 2012.
King also published several books including Rage, The Long Walk, The Running Man, Blaze, and Thinner, in the 1970s and 1980s under the pen name Richard Bachman. When asked why he published novels under a pseudonym, King replied, "I did that because back in the early days of my career there was a feeling in the publishing business that one book a year was all the public would accept, but I think that a number of writers have disproved that by now."...