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By Sharon A. Russell

One of the main prolific and well known modern novelists, Stephen King has a loyal following of captivated readers. this is often the 1st serious paintings on King to ascertain his most modern novels, Dolores Claiborne, Insomnia, and Rose Madder, and to research the numerous threads of his fiction in a manner that's available to teens and normal readers. it truly is designed to aid the reader comprehend the rigorously geared up narrative constitution of his novels, the relation of his fiction to the horror and technological know-how fiction genres and to one another, personality improvement, and stylistic and thematic matters that recur and evolve all through his paintings. Following a biographical bankruptcy that hyperlinks his lifestyles to the improvement of his fiction, Russell deals an summary bankruptcy on all his novels. person chapters research 9 consultant novels: as well as the 3 pointed out above, Russell examines Salem's Lot, The Shining, The Stand, The darkish Half, The darkish Tower III: The Waste Lands, and Needful Things. a whole bibliography of all Stephen King's paintings, serious assets, and a list of stories of the novels tested extensive entire the work.

Each bankruptcy bargains with one novel and contains sections on plot and narrative constitution, personality improvement, and thematic issues. whereas focusing on the weather of every novel, Russell additionally attracts comparisons to different novels in King's canon and issues out their developmental courting. She exhibits how King makes use of horror, technological know-how fiction, and suspense to discover human relationships, how he expands conventional methods to style by way of combining components of some of the genres in his fiction, and the way he has persisted to develop as an artist all through his occupation. every one novel is additionally tested from an alternate serious method, which deals the reader an extra point of view from which to learn it. since it is the single critique of King to house his fresh novels and has been designed for teens and normal readers, this serious spouse might be a key buy for college and public libraries.

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