2023 Author: Malcolm Clapton | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-22 06:26
We continue the "" section, in which we talk about books by interesting personalities. This article contains a list of favorite books by the American writer and horror king Stephen King.
For the first time I got acquainted with the work of King after reading the book "It". A huge spider, a clown, sewers - all this made a damn strong impression on my then still fragile child's brain. By the way, it seems that he has not grown stronger even now. There is some magic in King's books: you are scared and do not want to continue reading, but as soon as you finish one book, you take on the next.
Surely this is due to the fact that King is madly in love with his job. In 2004, he promised to end his writing career by releasing the last installment of The Dark Tower. Fortunately, he did not keep his promise, and in 2009 he released Under the Dome, then another volume of The Dark Tower, and off we go. Since 2004, Stephen has written over eight books, two of which - Mr. Mercedes and Renaissance - were released as recently as 2014.
Here's what King himself says about his work and his unwillingness to finish it:
I am not 25 years old and not even 35 for a long time. I am 55 years old, I already have grandchildren, a couple of babies are running around the house, and a lot of things need to be done besides creativity, and this is great. But creativity still plays a huge role in my life.
Stephen has a norm: he writes 2,000 words every day. He also reads a lot and often gives advice to aspiring writers. We have talked about this more than once. Finding the writer's favorite books is not difficult; he often mentions them in various interviews.
Stephen King's Favorite Books
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.
- "", Salman Rushdie.
- Lord of the Flies by William Golding.
- "", Charles Dickens.
- 1984 by George Orwell.
- "", Paul Scott.
- "", William Faulkner.
- "", Cormac McCarthy.
- "", Frank Norris.