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Danse Macabre - Essential Reading,
This review is from: Danse Macabre (Paperback)
Like ' On Writing' and the introduction to 'Night Shift', 'Danse Macabre' offers some wonderful insight into Steven King's mind. More than that, however, it provides us with an important key to unlocking the complex puzzle of horror fictions' enduring popularity.
King not only writes with wit and wisdom, he charts the socio - cultural significance of his subject which, whilst written from an American standpoint, does translate well to those of us on the other side of the Atlantic.
His enthusiasm is genuinely endearing although the obscurity of some of the American movie references to British readers might leave them feeling a little puzzled, due primarily to the fact that some of them were not released here.
Nevertheless, if you're interested in how and why horror fiction in books, movies, TV and, to a lesser extent, radio retains its popularity and you want to know why we should carry on reading and watching it, 'Danse Macabre' comes highly reccommended.