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It was not long after Halloween when Stephen King received a telephone call from his editor. 'Why don't you do a book about the entire horror phenomenon as you see it Books, movies, radio, TV, the whole thing '
The result is this unique combination of fantasy and autobiography, of classic horror writing honed to an unforgettable edge by the bestselling master of the genre.
Danse Macabre ranges across the whole spectrum of horror in popular culture from the seminal classes of Count Dracula and Frankenstein. It is a charming and fascinating book, replete with pertinent anecdote and observation, in which Stephen King describes his ideas on how horror works on many levels and how he brings it to bear on his own inimitable novels.
About the Author
Stephen King has been described as one of the most fertile storytellers of the modern novel. In 2003, he was given the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives with his wife, the novelist Tabitha King, for most of the year in Maine, USA.
The indisputable king of horror - TimeAbsolutely fascinating - The Sunday Times on On WritingA fascinating combination of autobiography and personal voyage through the books and films that have inspired this phenomenally successful author - Publishing News on On WritingA writer of excellence - The Sunday Times
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 11th October 2012
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0 x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1