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Art of Darkness

Lisey's Story: A Novel by Stephen King

Reviewed by Ron Charles
Washington Post Book World

"Admit it: You've been a horrible snob about Stephen King. You've rolled your eyes at passengers on the Metro reading Pet Sematary. You've told your son to put down Salem's Lot and get a real book. When King won a lifetime achievement award from the National Book Foundation, you gleefully quoted Harold Bloom's crack about this new 'low in the shocking process of dumbing down our cultural life.'..." Read the entire Washington Post Book World review.

3 Responses to "Art of Darkness"

    Jay November 3rd, 2006 at 12:23 am

    Having trumpeted my admiration for Stephen King's writing for years, I can now admit that I stopped reading him after Cujo. He let Tad die -- couldn't forgive him. Now he's written something I am compelled to read and I can't wait to be immersed in King's world again.

    Judith Squires November 3rd, 2006 at 11:25 am

    I've never understood the condescending attitude some reviewers have towards Stephen King. He's an incredibly gifted writer, even though sometimes I think he's reached too often into the "gross-out" bag of tricks. But let's face it: he's written some classics--is there a better horror story than "The Shining?" I also believe "Hearts in Atlantis" is quite extraordinary in capturing a time and place and an alternative reality. Keep 'em coming Steve.

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