Monday, December 10, 2012

Stephen King on Kindle

Here at Scary Film Review, I spend a lot of time talking about horror movies. I also talk about video games, and television shows from time to time, but recently I’ve started to read a little more into the genre of the horror novel. Maybe it’s because I just finished an outline for my first fictional horror book, or maybe it’s just that I need to unwind a little after writing so many words per day. One horror writer that you’re never going to run away from is going to be obvious to you. With the advent of digital books and media, you’ll often find people ditching the dictionary sized paperbacks, and hardcovers for Stephen King on Kindle.

The master of horror writes a lot, and that’s an understatement. If you’re looking to get some of his work on your e-reader, consider my list of must own books from Stephen King on Kindle.



The Shining by Stephen King – Forget what you’ve seen on film, forget what you think you know, and forget the story that you saw parodied on the Simpsons, this is the book that I’m told will scare you to death. A fascinating journey into desperation is found here and the page count is much easier to manage in digital format.



11/22/63 by Stephen King – What would happen if you could go back in time and prevent a tragedy? One man tries in this time travel book of historical proportions! If you want hours and hours of material, here are 866 pages of storytelling for you to sink your teeth into.



Salem’s Lot by Stephen King – Vampires and the King of horror? (No pun intended) This is a story that is deep with symbolism and it doesn’t take an English major to see the many layers that get peeled away for you to explore. If you haven’t read it, or you aren’t sure, then at least consider that Eminem created a simile in a song about his life about this book. So if it’s good enough for a #1 song, it’s good enough for you to read.

If you’re looking for some reading, and you want to get scared or you simply enjoy the rich tapestry and rambling that the most prolific horror novelist creates, I recommend the aforementioned Stephen King on kindle selections. If you haven’t purchased the device and you are going to be doing so, click here to purchase the device and get yourself some books while you’re at it.


3 comments:

Adie Stone said...

My biggest problem with Stephen King is his endings.

I have loved pretty much every story I have read by him but when it gets to the end it seems to be rushed and an easy way out of everything. Take 'Thinner' for example. A pie is baked for the gypsy and the curse is lifted. Simple as that.

Or 'It' where Pennywise turns into a Spider Alien which none of the now adults are scared of any more and manage to kill easily. For some reason after 30 years this evil clown decides to stop hunting through peoples worst fears and just becomes itself. Even the dead lights are scarier than that.

However in his short stories his endings are great, I think for them he does just what I do when writing a short; gets it done.
He doesn't detail every single little thing and tries to think of some out of character ending.
I own all of his short story anthology books and I'm still returning to them to this day.

Stephen King is definitely one of the kings of horror, knowing what actual horror is and it not always being monsters, ghosts and ghouls.
Alongside people such as Clive Barker and Koji Suzuki.

Sir Jorge said...

You're right, he seems to botch the ending, but what a way to build towards it, long winded stories. The short stories are good, right to the point and many are bleak as hell.

Adie Stone said...

Yeah the story on the way is always amazing. I have no complaints about that.
Quite a shame the endings aren't these powerful endings we so desire. At least he gave us a good ride getting there though.