With persuasive words she led him astray; she seduced him with her smooth talk.
All at once he followed her like an ox going to the slaughter,
like a deer stepping into a noose till an arrow pierces his liver,
like a bird darting into a snare little knowing it will cost him his life.
Now then, my sons, listen to me; pay attention to what I say.
Do not let your heart turn to her ways or stray into her paths.
Many are the victims she has brought down; her slain are a mighty throng.
Her house is a…
Truly, that’s a loaded statement if we’ve ever seen one — as if Stephen King could ever not be loaded with genre. We’re talking about ghost stories, paranormal, supernatural, romance, drama, gore, splatterpunk. You name it, King’s done it in some fashion, and that’s why he’s the master of horror even to this day.
We forget about the stories, honestly. We only remember King. Stephen King. Hell, that’s why his name on the cover always ends up bigger than the title! The thing, though, is his work has become so all-encompassing that we can no longer pin him down to…
It’s surprising just how much literature actually is out there. Really. We’re guessing that there might be at least a dozen books per person in the entire world, and we’re of course specifically talking about the horror genre itself, so that should tell you something. And everyone knows that a good book doesn’t necessarily have to be a bestseller, so you can understand this one important point:
We’re so permeated with the bestsellers and star authors (we’re looking at you, Stephen King) that we don’t hear about or even see some of the other authors and perhaps some lesser known…