This book is amazing. You know, I am working on a thesis which involves the work of Stephen King and this single book has helped me immensly. In this book, the author - Mr. Magistrale - offers a unigue perspective with regards to the novels and narratives produced by Mr. King. This book is the single most important piece of literary criticism which uncoveres new dimensions, new insights to King's work, not just as a popular author, but as a guy, who provides some real insight into several supertemporal or up-to-date themes which can be encountered in everyday life. Magistrale has made King not just a popular horror writer, as many people know him, but he also carved him into a writer who concerns himself with many aspects of a serious social and political fiction, not to mention the fact that Magistrale also connects him with various Gothic influences, such as Edgar Allan Poe, Mary Shelley or Nathaniel Hawthorne. I highly recommend this book if you are interested not just in The Horror Master's fiction, but also what's going on behind the courtain.