Here’s a shocker – Stephen King just bumped opting out of junk mail as the top search for my blog.
I guess I knew King is still very popular. I know people like myself, who re-read his works again and again. All you have to do is sit in a public place with a King book and somebody will stop to talk about it.
Like a little kid stuffed on popcorn, I have put the book aside for today. I have too many chores. I finished “Grey Matter” – oh yeah, rollicking good time had by all, cliff-hanger ending, touch of humor – all the good things about a Stephen King story. I started “Trucks,” which was later re-written as the screenplay for “Maximum Overdrive,” one of my favorite King movies.
As I read King I recognize people I know in his characters, similarities – his characters aren’t made up, I believe he sews them together from real humans he has met and known, even just observed at a coffee shop. The characters in “Grey Matter” are funny, old fashioned guys, known each other for a long time, know what to expect. The dialog is a crack-up. I get so attached to characters in some books I read, I miss them when I am finished with the book – I wonder, what ever happened to Danny and Wendy and Mr. Halloran?
This morning I caught a glimpse of the full moon through the overcast sky, and I am reminded, Halloween in only three more days. I will have to get cracking on the rest of the stories!