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The Best Fiction of 2010
24 Jan 2011 // 3:00 PM
Tucked into this wide-ranging list of comics collections, retro-inspired literature and cross-overs, are glimmers of something sweet, something to temper the usual Literary Drearies we all love and appreciate. And that’s just the way it should be.
PopMatters Picks: The Best of Books 2009: Fiction
20 Jan 2010 // 3:00 PM
More than half of the titles in this year’s selections offer grim portraits of the human condition, some with more wit and optimism than others, and a surprising number of legendary authors complete the portraiture and theme.
When Everything Changed: Memory, Nostalgia and the Tragic Turning Point
8 May 2013 // 5:30 PM
Popular culture creates its own nostalgic image of a time period that is both fact and fiction. When combined with the shaky foundations of our own memories, who can really tell what happened? How will pop culture translate the tragic events of today?
Unfulfilled Desires, Fulfilled Nightmares
18 Jan 2010 // 2:59 PM
As the new millennium accelerates we witness our world consumed by an international economic crisis fueled by unrestricted consumption and greed. Hence, the relevance of Stephen King's 'Needful Things'.
Stephen King, 'Mr. Mercedes', and Our Love of Literary Junk Food
24 Jun 2014 // 8:05 PM
Why can't a reader enjoy both Stephen King and Alice McDermott? Fancy Michelin critics have been known to go wild for Shake Shack, after all.
If You Could Change History, Would You? Should You? Stephen King's '11/22/63'
2 Feb 2012 // 3:00 PM
In imagining he has the right to kill another so that he can single-handedly change history, how different is Jake from the fanatical Oswald, who killed Kennedy to bolster his customized view of the world?
Rats, Writing, and the Nature of Evil: A Night With Stephen King
22 Jun 2016 // 8:00 AM
Stephen King and George RR Martin prove to be a dynamic duo on King's End of Watch tour.
12 Must-Have Songs for Your Halloween Playlist
29 Oct 2014 // 3:51 AM
Before you go out to your favorite haunted house or visit your favorite witchy woman, be sure to have the proper monster music handy.
What Was Yours Is Now Mine in Stephen King's 'Finders Keepers'
15 Jun 2015 // 8:05 PM
Contemporary despair and a sense of hope is what gives Finders Keepers its substance.
In Stephen King’s New Horror House, It’s the Everyday Eeriness That Grips
17 Jun 2013 // 5:35 AM
When it comes to Stephen King, I’m partial to the smaller efforts: novellas, short novels, experiments, the quieter, more interior stuff. It’s not