The Complete Stephen King Universe: A Guide to the Worlds of Stephen King

By Stanley Wiater, Christopher Golden, Hank Wagner

The myriad worlds and universes King has created are, in truth, one international, one universe. here's the guide to that universe.
The entire Stephen King Universe is the one definitive reference paintings that examines all of Stephen King's novels, brief tales, films, miniseries, and teleplays, and deciphers the threads that exist in all of his paintings. This final source contains in-depth tale analyses, personality breakdowns, little-known proof, and startling revelations on how the plots, subject matters, characters, and conflicts intertwine.
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King’s workplace BETH GWINN ultimately, there's the quote that certainly one of Mike’s collage professors attributes to nineteenth-century British novelist Thomas Hardy: “Compared to the dullest individual truly strolling approximately at the face of the earth and casting his shadow there, the main brilliantly drawn personality is not anything yet a bag of bones. ” This quote resonates in the course of the novel; it additionally has a extra literal that means in actual bag of bones figures within the plot. along with its critical concentration as a “haunted love tale” (as King himself succinctly describes it), Bag of Bones additionally presents perception into either the writing technique and the publishing undefined, deftly conveying Mike’s (and most likely a few of King’s) insider’s perspectives at the interrelationship among enterprise and artwork. as well as the references to du Maurier and Melville, Bag of Bones mentions numerous of Mike Noonan’s partners at the bestseller lists, together with Tom Clancy, Dean Koontz, Jean Auel, and Mary Higgins Clark. Noonan additionally talks approximately writing novels and purposely placing them apart for later e-book, not easy editors and publishers, and e-book dates inspired now not via while the publication is finished, yet through while will probably be most sensible located to promote out available to buy. even though it downplays any component to the glorious first and foremost [Mike lives in Derry, Maine, the atmosphere of It (1986) and Insomnia (1994), yet hasn't ever spied a demonic clown poking his head out of a sewer], Bag of Bones is determined squarely in the course of the Stephen King Universe. living in Derry, Mike interacts with citizens of that city already generic to King readers, reminiscent of druggist Joe Wyzer and Ralph Roberts. even though the unconventional starts in Derry, the motion shifts to darkish rating Lake, the place Jessie Burlingame (1992’s Gerald’s video game) used to be sexually molested by way of her father in 1963. Noonan refers to 2 writers from the King canon, William Denbrough (It) and Thad Beaumont (1989’s The darkish Half). Denbrough and his “famous Creatures From past” are favorites of Jo Noonan’s. Thad Beaumont is pointed out in a much less friendly context: after studying that Thad broke up together with his spouse in considered necessary issues (1991), readers pay attention from Noonan that the afflicted author has dedicated suicide. eventually, Mike encounters Norris Ridgewick, previously of the fortress Rock police (Mike inquires after Alan Pangborn and Polly Chalmers). Bag of Bones marks a milestone of varieties in that, past its anticipated bestseller prestige, the writer acquired tremendous favorable stories around the world, even from the critics who had most likely by no means learn a ghost story—or a Stephen King novel—before. BAG OF BONES: basic topics MIKE NOONAN: A winning author who laughingly refers to himself as “V. C. Andrews with a prick,” Mike is the writer of a number of bestselling novels, together with Being , The purple blouse guy, and the entire method from the pinnacle. being affected by critical writer’s block after the tragic loss of life of his spouse Jo (several weeks pregnant, she dies of an aneurysm), Mike inns to publishing novels he had formerly written after which purposely withheld from filing to keep up the appearance that he's nonetheless growing new works.

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