The Science of Stephen King: The Truth Behind Pennywise, Jack Torrance, Carrie, Cujo, and More Iconic Characters from the Master of Horror
ISBN: 1510757740
EAN13: 9781510757745
Language: English
Release Date: Oct 6, 2020
Pages: 264
Dimensions: 1" H x 9" L x 6" W
Weight: 1.113334 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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The Science of Stephen King: The Truth Behind Pennywise, Jack Torrance, Carrie, Cujo, and More Iconic Characters from the Master of Horror

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Book Overview

Uncover the theories behind the Master of Horror's macabre tales: It, The Shining, Carrie, Cujo, Misery, Pet Semetary, and so much more

Gothic media moguls Meg Hafdahl and Kelly Florence, authors of The Science of Monsters and The Science of Women in Horror, and co-hosts of the Horror Rewind podcast called the best horror film podcast out there by Film Daddy, present a guide to the Stephen King stories and characters we all know and love. Through interviews, literary and film analysis, and bone-chilling discoveries, The Science of Stephen King delves into the uniquely horrific Stephen King universe to uncover the science behind the legendary novels that have become an integral part of modern pop culture, answering such questions as:

  • What is the science behind time travel and parallel universes like in The Dark Tower series and 11/22/63?
  • How does lack of sleep affect the human body like in Insomnia?
  • Is it possible for horrific creatures to exist like in Nightshift?
  • What is the science behind curses and legends like in Dreamcatcher and Thinner?
Join Kelly and Meg as they learn if we all really do float down here

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   INTERESTING, PROVOCATIVE
Lots of interviews with experts on various subjects padded with, And what is your favorite Stephen King book? I enjoyed this book even with the useless padding.
 
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   I mean if you have literally nothing else to do...
I'm bored. There is just a bunch of random information that fills the chapters. After each chapter, I'm hoping that the next will be better. I get to chapter ten, and the third line in the chapter is talking about iconic boogeymen such as Michael Myers in his hockey mask '' Umm... One of the authors is a co-host of a horror podcast, and the other is a horror film lover, but they don 't know that Jason Voorhies wears the hockey mask... not Michael Myers. That is the horror 101, who doesn 't know? I was not impressed with this book.
 
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   Very interesting read
In this book, lots of research went into making it a worthwhile reading experience with many footnotes. I particularly enjoyed the various interviews they did to support their observations. A good read for any Stephen King Constant reader is a good read.
 
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   This is a very interesting book......
A lot of reviews were negative, mainly because it was not a typical Stephen King novel. I almost didn 't buy it because of the reviews, but a few of them described the books'intent and theme accurately. If you want a king novel, buy the correct book. But if you are looking at the background of King's methods and inspirations, then this is an excellent read. It is certainly not 100% accurate or in agreement with your individual expertise, but overall it does a creditable job of providing background and explanation for some of King's past and current novels. If you are a constant reader, well worth the investment!
 
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   Great Read for King Fans
I enjoyed this book and how it revealed many explanations for scientific character and plot twists in the books. I am now inspired to read some of the books with a new perspective.
 
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