Stephen King: The King of Terror
Stephen Edwin King is one of today's most popular and best
writers. King combines the elements of psychological thrillers, science
the paranormal, and detective themes into his stories.
In addition to
themes, King sticks to using great and vivid detail that is set in a
Stephen King who is mainly known for his novels, has
his horizons to different types of writings such as movie scripts,
autobiographies, children's books, and short stories.
be best known for his novels The Stand and It, some of his best work
been published are his short stories such as “The Body” and “Quitters
King's works are so powerful because he uses his experience and
from his everyday life and places them into
Stephen Edwin King was born in Portland, Maine, on September
at the Maine General Hospital.
Stephen, his mother Nellie, and his
brother David were left to fend for themselves when Stephen's father
Merchant Marine captain, left one day, to go the store to buy a pack of
cigarettes, and never returned.
His fathers leaving had a big indirect
on King's life.
In the autobiographical work Danse Macabre, Stephen
recalls how his family life was altered:
“After my father took off, my
struggled, and then landed on her feet.”
My brother and I didn't see a
deal of her over the next nine years.
She worked a succession of
Stephen's first outlooks on life were influenced by his
brother and what he figured out on his own.
While young Stephen and
moved around the North Eastern and Central United States.
When he was
years old, they moved to Stratford, Connecticut.
Here is where King
first exposure to horror.
One evening he listened to the radio
Ray Bradbury's story “Mars Is Heaven!” That night King recalls he
“slept in the
doorway, where the real and rational light of the bathroom bulb could
my face” (Beaham
Stephen King's exposure to oral storytelling