Happy Birthday, Stephen King!

Happy birthday

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~post commandeered & compiled by Joe T.

This saturday, September 21, marks the 66th birthday of Stephen King! For nigh on 40 years now (his debut novel Carrie was published back in 1974) King has been terrifying generation upon generation and his influence has inspired hundreds of writers to emulate him and hundreds more to do everything they can to be unlike him. Love or hate this ex-teacher from Maine, there is no escaping the fact that not since Charles Dickens has a writer so left his mark upon the culture around him both high brow and low brow.

Here at BookPeople, we’re not afraid to admit our abiding love for the man. We’re still excited when there’s a new book out (Joyland), we’re pumped when there’s an unexpected new addition to the Dark Tower series (The Wind Through The Keyhole), and we are beyond stoked…

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