Stephen King by Stephen King
The Shining, Salems Lot, Night Shift, Carrie

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Collectible - Great hard cover in bonded leather binding
 

About Stephen King

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Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine, on September 21, 1947. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Maine at Orono in 1970, he became a teacher. His spare time was spent writing short stories and novels. King's first novel would never have been published if not for his wife. She removed the first few chapters from the garbage after King had thrown them away in frustration. Three months later, he received a $2,500 advance from Doubleday Publishing for the book that went on to sell a modest 13,000 hardcover copies. That book, Carrie, was about a girl with telekinetic powers who is tormented by bullies at school. She uses her power, in turn, to torment and eventually destroy her mean-spirited classmates. When United Artists released the film version in 1976, it was a critical and commercial success. The paperback version of the book, released after the movie, went on to sell more than two-and-a-half million copies. Many of King's other horror novels have been adapted into movies, including The Shining, Firestarter, Pet Semetary, Cujo, Misery, The Stand, and The Tommyknockers. Under the pseudonym Richard Bachman, King has written the books The Running Man, The Regulators, Thinner, The Long Walk, Roadwork, and Rage. King is one of the world's most successful writers, with more than 100 million copies of his works in print. Many of his books have been translated into foreign languages, and he writes new books at a rate of about one per year. In 2003, he received the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. In 2012 his title, The Wind Through the Keyhole made The New York Times Best Seller List.
 
Published March 1, 1988 by Book Sales. 747 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The Books of The Times review on June 8, about “End of Watch” by Stephen King, the third novel in his “Mr. Mercedes” trilogy, misidentified the book in the series in which Holly attacks Brady Hartsfield and there is an attempted attack on a stadium.

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One interpretation might be that hospital staffers know Hodges might be abusive to Brady, but that’s not the way Hodges sees it.

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Do you have favorite books about music or books written by musicians?.

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Not long after, he made the biggest mistake of his life.” That’ll keep you moving.) Another is the time-traveling, as when Morris “put his dirt-smeared jeans and sweatshirt in the washer, an act that would also be replicated by Pete Saubers years later,” since both young men, decades apart, know ...

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Last year, King co-wrote a novella set in the town and just this summer, Hulu dropped 10 episodes of its own Castle Rock-set series, giving the King-verse the prestige drama treatment.

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The only difference here — and it’s a big one — is that when they finish one of their nerve-jangling interviews and exit Ivy House, the Dublin manse where most of “The Witch Elm” is set, we are not privy to their speculations or deductions.

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