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Oh, Stephen King

Whenever your name comes up, there’s the invariable ‘omg he sux now’ comment, and I have always defended you. I have attempted to point out that although your earlier work might have been more satisfying to true blue horror buffs, your post-accident work has been much deeper and ultimately more satisfying on a more general level. There is still horror, but it is of a subtler sort.

And hey, there’s still monsters. Just look at Lisey’s Story.

Oh, and I always make sure to say how much I love your short stories. I do. I love them. Everything’s Eventual was a bit on the sketchy side, but there was still enough to love.

Then you go and give us Just After Sunset.

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As you may or may not know, I am a total ho for short stories. I think S.King’s short stories are far superior to his novels, and I’ve also gone through periods of addiction to Chambers, Lovecraft, Conan Doyle, Gaiman, and a load others.

So I’m completely over the moon with my extremely late Christmas present from Marijn: SHADOWS OVER BAKER STREET. It is amazing, fabulous, brilliant, wicked, rad, and other adjectives as well.

As an aside, I was surprised to see that it had a story by Elizabeth Bear. That reminded me that I might post something regarding the recent RaceFail ’09 debacle over on LJ.


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