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This review is from: Haunted Heart: The Life and Times of Stephen King (Hardcover)
After reading King's excellent 'On Writing' I could'nt think why I would read a biography that wasn't penned by the man himself. However, if you want a truly broad and unbiased account of someones life, it is perhaps best to read one by someone able to put distance between subject and writer and the author of Haunted Heart does just this.
I haven't read a biography of King before and since this is currently the most up-to-date it was a great place to start. I was not disappointed. It is a brilliantly detailed history of Kings life from his childhood experiences of a disrupted and lonely life to his rallying days at college, right up to the present day in which King constantly threatens to leave published fiction altogether, but never quite manages to. If you haven't read a King biography, start here. If you have, it's a fools errand expecting to suddenly find whole new chapters in his life never before covered in previous biographies. I found it to be fascinating, surprising and hugely enjoyable.