The Books of Stephen King: Cujo, or, “I would say this is why I’m more of a cat person but he has to go make them scary in a later book as well so we’re doomed”

Right, back to the good old bibliography of Stephen King. I have now read everything up to the late 80’s, so the next few books should be quick to get through. Let’s take a look at the book he can’t even remember writing, Cujo.

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The books of Stephen King- Firestarter, or “yes, this is what Stranger Things Season 1 is based on”

Finally, I have read more Stephen King! Enough to finally have some consistency with this series! Turns out being stuck indoors is incredibly helpful when you need to get through 700 pages of killer cars (we’ll get to that) or 1,000 pages of a shape shifting clown (oh boy will we get to that), but for now, let’s look at what I’ve gathered is a relative deep cut in the King canon, which is odd considering it established a popular sci-fi trope. Stop me if you’ve heard this plot before-

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The Books of Stephen King: The Dead Zone, Or, “Wow, I’m glad I wasn’t doing The Stand because that would’ve been awkward”

After a long absence and a series of Doctor Who it’s time to bring back my past recurring blog posts, starting by picking up where we left off with the entire bibliography of Stephen King. Thankfully we don’t have to do The Stand and talk about a global pandemic sweeping the globe but instead we can talk about The Dead Zone, which raises the simple but brilliant question of “If you had the power to change the future, would you?”

Probably one of the best book covers ever, in my opinion.

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The books of Stephen King Part 3: The Shining- Or, yes I accidentally published the next review before this one I’ll explain later*

Do I even need to introduce this one? You all know The Shining. King’s first “superstar” novel, published in 1977 after the success of Salem’s Lot and Brian de Palma’s Carrie adaptation made King a household name, is without question his defining work.  It’s an iconic tale of horror and tragedy and its legacy still stands to this day. So what better way to honour Halloween and the release of Doctor Sleep to cinemas then to explore one of the most revered modern horror novels?

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