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I'd become a huge King fan inand had promptly purchased and read every book of King's that I could get my hands on. I've said version of this elsewhere, and I apologize if you've heard it from me before, but it bears repeating: Not for people like me, at least.
Those of you who weren't around back then might have a hard time wrapping your mind around this idea, but take it from who knows: That shit didn't exist, y'all. Information was sometimes very hard to come by; maybe magazines like Starlog or Fangoria would fill in some of your gaps, or maybe you'd go to a con and learn some things from panelists.
Maybe -- maybe -- you were stuck with whatever you were stuck with. In my case, as it pertains to Stephen King fandom, I was mostly stuck with what I was stuck with: Not a bad thing to be stuck with!
But I wanted to know more, and a few books about King came along to help fill in those blanks. I read that sucker probably half a dozen times. I reread it recently, and while it no longer contains the thrill of discovery that it possessed for me init still entertained me and provided me with a satisfying narrative of the progression of the first couple of decades of King's career.
The book serves as a sort of cursory biography, and the first fifty or so pages detail what was then known about King's childhood and college years. That stuff still fascinates me, in a way not dissimilar to the way a superhero's origin story does.
That's another thing you young whippersnappers with your selfies and your glow sticks and your mashups might not quite get, by the way; in my era, you might be a big fan of some superhero but not necessarily have any idea how he or she got their start.
But every once in a while there might be a reprint that would clue you in to how, for example, Matt Murdock got to be Daredevil, or how Carole Danvers became Ms.
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A book like The Stephen King Story wasn't entirely dissimilar. Beahm goes on to relate the tale of the writing and sale of Carrie, King's not-that-slow rise to superstardom, various origin stories for specific novels such as how the busted novel the House on Value Street morphed into the Standdisputes with publishers, the decisions to publish some books The Gunslinger, Cycle of the Werewolf, The Eyes of the Dragon only as limited editions for a time; and so forth.
I'm sure I'd already read about some of it in Winter's book, or in Beahm's earlier book; but having it all in one place, arranged into a chronological narrative. Revisiting it this year, Bryant -- who has been reading books about King almost as long as he's been reading books by King -- knows much of this information by heart.
But it still reads as a fairly satisfying story, and if for whatever reason you are reading this brief review and thinking, "Hey, I don't know any of that stuff!
The book is littered with quotations from various interviews with and articles about King, which means that the reader does end up getting quite a bit of material from the master himself. Secondhand, technically or thirdhand, in some cases ; but no less entertaining for that slight remove.
There are also a few good illustrations by Kenny Ray Linkous, who had previously illustrated the limited edition of The Eyes of the Dragon. I'll show you one of them: I'm sure modern readers would find it to be somewhat limited, and maybe even a touch sycophantic; but as a time capsule, it perfectly captures what it was like to be a King fan in the early nineties.
Or at least it does for me; your mileage may vary.© St.
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