Questions tagged [stephen-king]

Questions about the works of Stephen King and his life as a writer. Stephen King is most famous for his works in horror, such as 'Carrie', 'It' and 'The Shining'.

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Is the Crimson King's first attack on Stephen King based on a real experience from the author's childhood?

In The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah Eddie and Roland pay a visit to Stephen King in 1977, after learning that he apparently wrote about Pere Callahan's story. In order to learn what is really going ...
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Symbolism of Billy Nolan in Carrie

Billy Nolan is a resentful, vindictive and abusive teenager who supplies Chris Hargensen with Pig blood for a prank that occurs within Stephen King's story Carrie. In it, King writes several passages ...
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What edition of The Shrinking Man contains a foreword by Stephen King?

According to the Wikipedia article about Stephen King, one of the author's influences was Richard Matheson, author of I Am Legend, Hell House and other works. The article claims, In a current edition ...
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Doctor Sleep and The Bone Clocks

These two novels came out a year apart. They share certain very noticeable similarities: The Bone Clocks, by David Mitchell, was acclaimed by Stephen King, who wrote Doctor Sleep. (Both are high-...