Danse Macabre

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Hodder & Stoughton, May 8, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 480 pages
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Ranging across the whole spectrum of horror in popular culture from the seminal classics of "Count Dracula" and "Frankenstein", Stephen King describes his ideas on how horror works on many levels and how he brings it to bear on his own inimitable novels. Told in the chatty, intelligent style of the course for which this was originally devised, this is a charming book replete with pertinent anecdote and observation.

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User Review  - mccin68 - LibraryThing

Although I love Stephen King and wanted to hear his insights into the horror found in our pop culture, I was disappointed. The references ramble a bit, in his fiction it seems to have a conversational ... Read full review

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User Review  - ElizaJane - LibraryThing

I'm re-reading Stephen King's books in chronological order and this was the next book in line. I can now tell exactly how old I was when I originally read his books because this was the first one I ... Read full review

About the author (2006)

Stephen King has been described by the Guardian as 'one of the greatest storytellers of our time', by the Mirror as a 'genius' and by The Sunday Times as 'one of the most fertile storytellers of the modern novel.' In 2003, he was given the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives with his wife, the novelist Tabitha King, for most of the year in Maine, USA.

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