I don’t know how many books the author, Stephen King, has published or the total number for his written works because I haven’t counted them. But, what I do know is that it’s more than the 36 hardback books that I have on two shelves in my home library with his name on them.
The other Stephen King book I have in my collection is non-fiction and it’s the one that I keep in my office next to my dictionary and thesaurus. It’s called, ”On Writing by Stephen King, A Memoir of the Craft.”
Stephen King’s fictional stories are memorable and there are a couple of them that I have read that I think I’ll probably never forget. The first tale is “Autopsy Room Four” and it can be found inside his book “Everything’s Eventual” that has 14 dark tales. The first time I read it I remember feeling like I had stepped into the character’s shoes experiencing what he was going through. Synopsis: The last thing Howard Cottrell remembers is entering the woods to find his golf ball. He wakes up as he is being rolled into an autopsy room, but is completely paralyzed and unable to let the attendants know he is still alive.
The other one is a novella that can be found in “Four Past Midnight” and it’s called “The Langoliers.” I remember seeing it when it first aired on television in 1995. Synopsis: A group of travelers on a red-eye flight from California to Maine wake up to discover that most of their fellow passengers have vanished mid-flight, along with the pilots and flight attendants.
I’m sure if you’ve ever read a Stephen King book, you probably will remember it.
Written by Mary Gilmartin, August 6, 2013