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Stephen King’s immense body of work can be daunting, overwhelming even.
My hope is that this list - an overview of King's 25 best books, with discussion on each work - can provide an easily digestible menu potential King readers can cross-reference with their own interests, thereby providing insights into where they might want to start or what they might want to read next.
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I was pleasantly surprised to find that a quote from my Lovecraftian zombie tale "Under an Invisible Shadow" has turned up as the epigraph for a chapter in Zombie Generation: Essays on the Living Dead in Modern Culture.
Go buy the book to see the quote! Go buy my story in my collection Worlds Come Undone!
And I suppose this is as good a place as any to announce that ... well, I've been threatening to turn this short story - which was previously published in first a Lovecraftian anthology and then a zombie anthology - into a full-blown novel.
And actually I'm going to do even more than that!
I'll keep you posted here!
The U2 concert I went to in Chicago last week was one of the best of my life - and I've been to my share of concerts.
As a closer, the band barely sang or played "One", letting the audience carry it. Singing along on that one acapella with 30,000+ other people or, say, the chorus to "Bad" or "Pride (in the Name of Love)" is simply unforgettable. Hard to imagine more positivity in one place, no matter what you think of Bono and his bully pulpit activism. (Personally, I'm all for the guy. You got a platform, go out there and use it and do some good in the world, dammit!)
This is on top of the incredible video and stage setup for this year's Innocence + Experience Tour - I could go into it, but I'm sure you can read about it elsewhere, if you're interested.
I'll buy merch from the indie bands I see didn't buy a $40 U2 shirt, because I figure U2 doesn't exactly need more of my money or my promotion. Then again, concert shirts are a form of connection - I wore one of my Hold Steady shirts and at the end of the concert, after the house lights came on, I was suddenly the lifelong best friend of these drunk fortyish guys who proclaimed The Steady the best band in the world - "even better than U2!" - and were basically inviting me to move into their homes because of mutual admiration of Craig Finn & Co.
Anyway, the picture above is of my only souvenirs of the show, which consist of my ticket and three scraps of confetti dropped on the crowd. Turns out the confetti was chopped up pages of high-falutin' literature! I got Dante's Divine Comedy, Psalm 44, and Alice in Wonderland. Is that awesome or what?
David Bain - Writer.