PDF Danse Macabre When the King of Horror writes about the Horror culture then it s a book bound to be perfect Um almostwell it was but now it s a bit outdated King writes mainly about horror films
PDF Danse Macabre When the King of Horror writes about the Horror culture then it's a book bound to be perfect.Um,almostwell, it was, but now it's a bit outdated.King writes mainly about horror films and books from the 1950's up to the 1970'sSince then it's been more than thirty years and thousands of films and books were released and published since then so; he talks about things in the past.With the books it's fine, because you can find all these books he recommends still available today. The same can be said for films, but watching films from the 50's-60's is not like reading a book from that time, they don't age as well as the books.But films with this or the other way can be watched, if you want it.Horror radio on the other hand is something unknown today.It stopped being current since the advent of TV, and a whole chapter about horror shows on radio was a bit of a bore.The same can be said about the archaic TV Shows from the USA, a long chapter about shows I ain't gonna watch.The same can be said about most of the films, but of course not all of them. But 72% of the book [334 pages (i-xxviii, 1-128, 282-460) out of 460] is about the archetypes (and their creation) of Horror (Vampire, Frankenstein Monster, Werewolf), Horror fiction in English, King's experience with the horror genre both as a writer and as a reader/viewer, and more.So this leaves 126 pages for Radio, TV, and Films, which equals 27% of the book.So, even mathematically this book has more positive elements than negative for me.But even the negative ones are not exactly that. They were just not that interesting to me, as interesting as the autobiographical sections and the horror book sections.But I knew about some of them and even watched them and liked them, like:Radio: Orson Welles - War Of The Worlds - Broadcast (1938)TV: The Twilight Zone (1959-1964)Film: The Shining (1980), Nosferatu (1922)So to sum up this uneven (just like the book) review, I liked it, I recommend it to every King and horror junkie and for me it's 4.5 starsKing even in non-fiction is a storyteller.. Danse Macabre am Books The author whose boundless imagination storytelling powers have redefined the horror genre, from 1974 s Carrie to his newest epic, reflects on the very nature of terror what scares us why in films both cheesy choice , tv radio of course, the horror novel, past present Informal, engaging, tremendous fun tremendously informativThe author whose boundless imagination storytelling powers have redefined the horror genre, from 1974 s Carrie to his newest epic, reflects on the very nature of terror what scares us why in films both cheesy choice , tv radio of course, the horror novel, past present Informal, engaging, tremendous fun tremendously informative, Danse Macabre is an essential tour with the master of horror as your guide much like his spellbinding works of fiction, you won t be able to put it down.. Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father s family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, Maine, for good Her parents, Guy and Nellie Pillsbury, had become incapacitated with old age, and Ruth King was persuaded by her sisters to take over the physical care of them Other family members provided a small house in Durham and financial support After Stephen s grandparents passed away, Mrs King found work in the kitchens of Pineland, a nearby residential facility for the mentally challenged.Stephen attended the grammar school in Durham and Lisbon Falls High School, graduating in 1966 From his sopho year at the University of Maine at Orono, he wrote a weekly column for the school newspaper, THE MAINE CAMPUS He was also active in student politics, serving as a member of the Student Senate He came to support the anti war movement on the Orono campus, arriving at his stance from a conservative view that the war in Vietnam was unconstitutional He graduated in 1970, with a B.A in English and qualified to teach on the high school level A draft board examination immediately post graduation found him 4 F on grounds of high blood pressure, limited vision, flat feet, and punctured eardrums.He met Tabitha Spruce in the stacks of the Fogler Library at the University, where they both worked as students they married in January of 1971 As Stephen was unable to find placement as a teacher immediately, the Kings lived on his earnings as a laborer at an industrial laundry, and her student loan and savings, with an occasional boost from a short story sale to men s magazines.Stephen made his first professional short story sale The Glass Floor to Startling Mystery Stories in 1967 Throughout the early years of his marriage, he continued to sell stories to men s magazines Many were gathered into the Night Shift collection or appeared in other anthologies.In the fall of 1971, Stephen began teaching English at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels.. Bestseller Kindle Danse Macabre Danse Macabre is Stephen King covering the horror genre, in TV, film, radio, and text, from roughly 1950-1980. I'd been meaning to read this for a long time. The Kindle price was the clincher.I don't really know what to say about this one. It was pretty middle of the road. Stephen King writes about three decades of the horror genre in various media. I thought some of the subjects were interesting, namely the movies and the books, many of which I'll have my eye out for. His insights on the nature of horror and why we like it so much were thought-provoking. However...Okay, I'm a big Stephen King fan and think he's a great writer, even though he cranks out a best-seller as often as I pay my car insurance. He can be a bit wordy at times. With his prose, I don't notice it so much. With non-fiction, holy hell did I notice! The Shrinking Man and The Haunting of Hill House were both barely longer than novellas but King drones on about them for twenty pages apiece! The autobiographical bits were way more interesting to me than some of the movies and books he wrote about. I have trouble giving a shit what Stephen King thinks about obscure B-movies made a couple decades before I was born that would seem hokey by today's standards.Longwindedness aside, I did find the book informative and it added things to my watch list. Also, King shat on John Saul a few times. Was Saul the James Patterson of Horror in his day? Will my life have an unfillable void in it if I never read John Saul (or James Patterson)? Things to ponder.You know what's not as fun as reading horror fiction or watching horror movies? Reading about what someone else thinks about them for one hundred pages too many! Three out of five stars.
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