Side Note: I used to think 'Misery' was a diatribe against fandomI'm a fan of King, but I am aware of his rather glaring flaws, like his inability to make a good ending and his books becoming more meandering after his editors stopped giving a shit. When he's good, he can hit it out of the park; Misery is one of the best books he's ever written in my opinion (and incidentally the book is more fucked up than the movie, especially the hobbling scene). I do mostly agree with you that his humans are so much scarier than the monsters, which is probably why I'm drawn to books like Misery and The Shining (the parts involving Jack anyway).
I heard persona 5 took inspiration from it so I'd like more detail with its rerelease just now.View attachment 990289
Anyone ever read this? Been looking for the full version. It's basically about a change in government turning regular men into bandits who eventually come together and fight the tyrants. The thing I find interesting and makes me want to read it is the cannibalism and other things our heros do that makes them not seem so heroic after all.
It's also called The Water Margin and All Men are Brothers in different versions.
I like Less Than Zero a lot more than I should, but Rules of Attraction is his best novel.I swear I mentioned Less Than Zero. I've read it twice when a friend gave me the old hardback copy. It's okay. It's overwhelmingly okay. A million times better than the film adaptation and it's something where I'd love to see a true film adaptation made of.
Pretty much every thing King does is either a metaphor for addiction or a result of addiction.Side Note: I used to think 'Misery' was a diatribe against fandom
Turns out the entire thing is a metaphor about cocaine and the effect on (Stephen King's) personality and drive to write.
I found a PDF of this because I'm an asshole that prefers everything digital now. But I look at the Amazon page hoping there's a PDF I can pay for and the price is reasonable. Didn't see it but lo and behold a bunch of titles mentioned in this thread pop up in recommended: