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Ok, yeah, ‘It’ was lame and ‘The Stand’ never ends, but what about ‘The Dark Tower’ series (at least 1 – 4)? ‘Eyes of the Dragon’? ‘The Shawshank Redemption’? ‘The Green Mile’? ‘Apt Pupil’? He’s done some awesome stuff, much of which (like those last 3) people are usually flat shocked to find out are his. He’s not just a crap horror author, and his writing style is usually awesome at drawing you in.
Fiction powerhouse Stephen Edwin King was born in Portland, Maine, in 1947. As a student at the University of Maine at Orono, he wrote a weekly column for the school newspaper, became active in political causes, and met his wife, the former Tabitha Spruce. In the early years of his marriage, King augmented his meager teacher's salary by selling short stories to men's magazines. Then, in 1973 he hit pay dirt: his novel Carrie was accepted for publication, and a major paperback deal provided the means for him to leave teaching and concentrate full-time on writing. Since then, the prolific author has never looked back. ..more