The Dead Zone

At the centre of the impending storm is a teacher at the local high school, a young man who goes by the unlikely name of John Smith, no middle name. Johnny is a charming, sympathetic character, a teacher beloved by his students, and he is in love with Sarah Bracknell. In his heart of hearts, Johnny believes that teaching is his true talent, and is what he has been intended to do in this life.

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Night Shift

I’ve had the opportunity to read Night Shift when I was much younger, but there were only a few of the twenty stories that left enough of a mark on me that I remember details ten years later. Strawberry Spring is one of them, as was Quitters Inc., but my favourite by far is I Am The Doorway.

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The Shining

The Shining (1977) has always been one of those Stephen King novels that was on my radar but I never actually picked up when I saw it in bookstores. I’m kind of glad I waited to see it until I was in my twenties!

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Salem’s Lot

Salem’s Lot combines two things that I’m very fond of in literature: vampires and small towns. I have very fond memories of this book, and when I reread it I was happily surprised to find that it holds up. Salem’s Lot delivered on the good, the unpleasant, and the downright terrifying aspects of what it means to live in a small town, plus vampires.

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Carrie

Grad school has been taking up most of my time, and the next few months up until graduation will be hectic, I can tell you that much. Choosing to read Stephen King is a deliberate choice in self-care because the man has been one of my favourite authors for over a decade now, and doing […]

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Dani Reads: Anna Dressed in Blood, Kendare Blake

As a child back in the Philippines, I grew up celebrating “Araw ng mga Patay” (Day of the Dead) on the 1st of November every year. On that day, my family and I would go to visit the graves of our dead and light candles in their memories; the most vivid imprint of those early visits on my […]

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