Night Shift

Author: Stephen King Type: Fiction, short stories Published: 1978 I read it: September 2018 Now that’s the kind of paperback that’s fun to find at Goodwill! Spine-battered and yellow and smelling of age, with creepy cover art to boot (from the story “I Am the Doorway”). In continuing the pendulum swing from trying out King’s…

The Outsider

Author: Stephen King Type: Fiction, novel Published: 2018 I read it: July 2018 Something compelled me to check out King’s latest release this summer, although I don’t religiously keep up on everything he does. Perhaps it was a leftover feeling after re-reading the Dark Tower series—I wanted a reference point for King’s present style, having…

It

Author: Stephen King Type: Fiction, novel Published: 1986 I read it: February 2011 There used to be a bookshelf that took up an entire wall in my childhood home. It was built into a recess, and made up of dark brown wood. The edges were carpeted—the same rough, tight-knit blue carpeting with specks of green…

Guns

Author: Stephen King Type: Non-fiction, essay (Kindle single) Published: 2013 I read it: August 2017 (re-read) Throughout my re-reading adventure of The Dark Tower series, I kept thinking back to this essay that Stephen King released in the spring following the Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. I had remembered that part of King’s goal…

The Dark Tower

Author: Stephen King Type: Fiction, novel Part of series: The Dark Tower (#7) Published: 2004 I read it: July 2017 (re-read) This is a review of the final book in The Dark Tower series, and contains plot details. For a summary of each book up until now (including spoilers), start back at The Gunslinger, may…

Song of Susannah

Author: Stephen King Type: Fiction, novel Part of series: The Dark Tower (#6) Published: 2004 I read it: June 2017 (re-read) As Roland tells Eddie (and as King tells the reader): “It’s the end-game now. All I’ve worked for and waited for all the long years. The end is coming. I feel it. Don’t you?”…

Wolves of the Calla

Author: Stephen King Type: Fiction, novel Part of series: The Dark Tower (#5) Published: 2003 I read it: May 2017 (re-read) Book five is where things start to fold inward at a noticeable clip. Famously, it’s the first Dark Tower book that came out after a driver struck King while he was walking along a…