Even snobs have guilty pleasures
As an admitted book snob I will also take the time to admit my guilty pleasure in reading.
Unapologetic, spicy, icy-cold horror.
And the king of horror is King himself. I haven’t strayed too far from Stephen King when it comes to horror – I’ve tried others but none can do it like him. He mixes gore with spirituality like ice cream and blue berries. How does he do it?
The ultimate book in King’s repertoire that I’ve read has to be The Stand. King himself has said that this was his Lord of the Rings. Yes, I could see Frodo taking on the Walking’ Dude. There is just something so awful about Randall Flagg – I swear he has been in my nightmares, casually hanging out, watching to see what I do. The thing that freaks me out about the Walkin’ Dude is he often shows up in most of King’s books and is always so damn charismatic. I’ve always thought evil, if ever I met it, would present itself as charismatic.
What has been the epitome of a good horror book for you?