Stephen King: Investigat, Thriller, And Crime Books

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Since 2015, mystery, thriller, and crime books are the most popular to read at a rate of 47% (Leading Books). After Stephen King’s parents separated, Stephen and his brother lived with their mom in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father’s family was at the time. At age 12, he and his family moved back to Durham, where he was born, to take care of his grandparents. It was there that King graduated from Lisbon Falls High School in 1966, going on to graduate from the University of Maine at Orono. During his college years, he wrote a weekly column for the school newspaper, and later for men’s magazines. In the fall of 1971 King started working at the Hampden Academy High School as an English teacher. While King was there, he wrote his first book…show more content…
Many of his books have broken record for the number of copies printed. And, of course, such sales have been extremely lucrative: one contract earned him a reported $30 million for just 4 books. With such incredible success, he had been called the most popular author of horror fiction of all time (“Stephen King”). Stephen King continues to receive more and more awards as the years go on for his amazing work. Reporters even predict that he will be the number one author for a long time and that it will take “god” to beat out King’s masterpieces. Stephen King’s prolific career as both a screenwriter and an author has helped propel the careers of many aspiring authors and screenwriters. Stephen King has inspired so many fans and authors through his iconic stories, both on paper and shown on the big screen. Many of King’s fans have admitted to becoming authors due to King’s work, saying that he inspired them to continue his legacy of creating new ways to perceive…show more content…
What he created shaped us. With The Dark Tower he got the rights to use many little Easter eggs, dropping in references to other novels and characters throughout. I’m [Arcel] a huge Stephen King fan since I was a kid, so this is my chance to bring all these worlds from several of his [King’s] books and all these through lines together in one film (Arcel qtd in Breznican). As said by Arcel and others, King was the inspiration to why they became authors in the horror industry . The longer King continues to write, the more authors we will have and the more movies and TV shows will be produced. Stephen King has inspired people to created new TV shows and movies that relate to King’s horror stories: After all, without King, we wouldn’t have modern works like Stranger Things, whose adolescent ensemble directly channels the Loser’s Club, King’s ensemble of geeky preteen friends from It. Without The Shining, and Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece film adaptation, “Here’s Johnny!” would be a dead talk show catchphrase and parodies like the Simpsons’ annual Treehouse of Horror would be bereft of much of their material
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