radicalized novel writing. His fans love him passionately in the same way his critics hate him, but let me take
a few moments to review this iconic author.
not read all his works, but I have read enough to say one thing for this Maine born horror writer. No author in
the last century, and thus far, has mastered the art of creating memorable (and yes, slightly weird)
characters. He takes his time to tell us what his characters think of, love, hate and look like in the most
Carrie (in Carrie), Ted Brautigan (in Hearts in Atlantis), Leland Gaunt (in Needful things), Pennywise and Will
Denborough ( in IT), Roland the Gunslinger (in Dark Tower series) etc, one character in every book will
definitely be imprinted in the mind of every reader. This is a plus for him. The man is no God, as some of his
readers will definitely wish, thus he has weaknesses.
his books are characteristically long. One can argue that it is because he spends a lot of time crafting his
memorable stories and characters. This is 65% true. The major flaw however is his tangential writing. King,
like no other writer, veers off topic. As if he deliberately wants to increase the number of pages in his work,
he is guilty of veering off topic, especially in those instances when the main character is narrating the
flaw is this: Apart from Roland the gunslinger, and probably Carrie, all the protagonists in King's works are
overshadowed in character by either the antagonist or a minor character. This may not be so much a flaw, but
the truth remains that in the genre where King has excelled, people like to see the protagonist as the hero he
or she should be. There again, King may only be projecting the noble idea that heroes do not need to be
swashbuckling; ordinary people can defeat extraordinary villains.
flaw is his simple, and usually deus ex machina, resolution to complex plots.
however, King is arguably the best novelist of this time. Irrespective of his flaws, other writers pale
significantly in comparison to his brilliant imagination.
remains that nobody can appeal to every reader's sense of writing or literary works. Everybody cannot be a fan
of Stephen King. No matter what he writes, some will still prefer the simpler styles of Dean Koontz, the slowly
developed plots of Tom Clancy, the hollywood sex and glitterati of Jackie Collins, the courtroom drama of
Grisham or the intriguing espionage and conspiracy plots of Ludlum and Forsythe. Whichever one prefers, I would
recommend some Stephen King Books (not as a fan but as a reader).
Mile, IT, Hearts in Atlantis, Bag of Bones and The Dark Tower series.
Review posted by: Ejiogu Uchechukwu
King should move upwards. He is always called a rich hack because he is so popular and he writes horror but all
Constant Readers know how charming, effective and talented author he is. Not only did he created pop-icon
masterpieces (Carrie, Pet Sematary, Christine, Green Mile, IT) he also created a universe with his books at the
vortex of which lies the Dark Tower series. His books in any genre are always struggle for masterpiece status:
His post-acolypse novel the Stand is considered by many to be the best of the genre. His "Salem's Lot" is a
landmark novel for vampire genre, on par with, and frequently above, the Dracula. His haunted house novel, the
Shining is a showcase how to write a haunted house novel, considered by many to be the best. Christine is the
most iconic haunted car story ever told, Pet Sematary is the most horrifying rendition of the Monkey's Paw and
IT, a masterpiece in almost all genres, is the sum-up of all horrors, both this-worldly and other-worldly.
Shawshank Redemption is the number one movie at IMDB. And the Dark Tower series is the only real rival against
Lord of the Rings. With so many creative and sales successes under his belt, he should be at the fifteen at the
Review posted by: Cenk
horror writer of all time! That's a fact. Success after success, Carrie, The Shining, Pet Sematary, It, The
Stand, Salem's Lot, Thinner, Christine, Desperation, The Regulators, Insomnia, and much more!
Review posted by: Ryan
Whaaat!?!?!? No Stephen KIng?!?!? I know his only niche is horror, he is the best at it. Just the fact that
he's had so many best sellers and has been around for so long should get him on the list of best 100..Look at
Tolien and Rowling. Before they wrote The Rings and Potter series and they became successful movies they were
relative unknowns and if not for the movies there series' wouldn't have been "as" successful.(that's my opinion
of course.and we know what they say about opions) and what about Clancy, Koonz and James
Review posted by: schugeorge
Please write a review of the life or any of the works of Stephen King.