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by Stephen J. Spignesi

ePub The Complete Stephen King Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide to the Works of America's Master of Horror download
Author:
Stephen J. Spignesi
ISBN13:
978-0809238187
ISBN:
0809238187
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Publisher:
Contemporary Books; Reissue edition (April 1991)
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History & Criticism
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The Complete Guide To Stephen King Issue 0. I love my King encyclopedia. It is a painstaking reference manual to every King character, story-including the astonishing ones Stephen King wrote when he was just a kid, and place mentioned in Kings works.

The Complete Guide To Stephen King Issue 01. Wall Periodical. ingle Issue Magazine. Spignesi isn't just a cataloger however. His own writing shows wit and charm. You will enjoy reading his descriptions of King's body of work. I just wish M. pignesi would do and updated version to include King's latter stories and novels.

Works by Stephen King Discussed in this Volume Introduction. The Complete Stephen King Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide to the Works of America's Master of Horror. Part V. Horrors Small and Large: Stephen King's "Strange and Wonderful World" -An Index to the First Lines of Stephen King's Novels, Short Stories, and Poetry -Title, First Line Cross Index.

Spignesi, Stephen J. Publication date. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Tracey Gutierres on July 30, 2013. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata). Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014).

Part I: America Before It Was "America". Chapter 1: The Rich, Troubled Past of the American Indian

Part I: America Before It Was "America". Chapter 1: The Rich, Troubled Past of the American Indian. Chapter 2: The Great Migrations. Chapter 3: The Development of the Ancient Cultures.

There have been many books published about Stephen King and his works. This literature-related list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. Date Title Author Publisher

There have been many books published about Stephen King and his works. Date Title Author Publisher. 1981 Teacher's Manual: Novels of Stephen King Edward J. Zagorski: New American Library, Education Dept.

Stephen J. Spignesi The Complete Stephen King Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide to the Works of America's Master of Horror. ISBN 13: 9780809238187.

The definitive guide to the early works of America's master of horror. Stephen King interview (1993) - Продолжительность: 34:16 Manufacturing Intellect Recommended for you. 34:16.

The Complete Stephen King Encyclopedia: the Definitive Guide to the Works of America’s Master of Horror by Stephen J. Spignesi, c1991. Bare Bones: Conversations on Terror with Stephen King by Tim Underwood & Chuck Miller, c1988

The Complete Stephen King Encyclopedia: the Definitive Guide to the Works of America’s Master of Horror by Stephen J. Bare Bones: Conversations on Terror with Stephen King by Tim Underwood & Chuck Miller, c1988. Selected Books for Young Adults and Children. Stephen King: King of Thrillers and Horror by Suzan Wilson, c2000. Stephen King by John F. Wukovits, c1999. Stephen King by Amy Keyishian and Marjorie Keyishian, c1998.

1992: Stephen Spignesi: The Second Stephen King Quiz Book. 2004: Bev Vincent: The Road to the Dark Tower. 1998: Harold Bloom (E. : Stephen King (part of series Modern Critical Views). 1998: Stephen Spignesi: The Lost Work of Stephen King. 2006: Rocky Wood, with David Rawsthorne and Norma Blackburn: Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished. 2007: Rocky Wood and Justin Brooks: The Stephen King Collector's Guide.

Provides information on Stephen King's background, published and unpublished works, and motion picture adaptations, and includes interviews and indexes of characters and places
  • ...more like a doorstop. Now, don't get me wrong, the portion of the book that is a functional encyclopedia is thorough. And I suppose that such a thing is useful for King scholars, or for intensely devoted fans who fancy themselves King scholars. However, the book is made twice as long as it ought to have been by a series of fairly pointless interviews with people like King's secretaries, King's brother Dave, King's childhood friend Chris Chesley, other people who have written books about King, and noted horror writers such as Richard Matheson and Robert R. McCammon. What's wrong with that, you ask? Well, nothing; all of these people, as well as the scads of others whom Spignesi puts in the hot seat for their fifteen minutes, no doubt have many interesting things to say. However, Spignesi has almost nothing of interest to ask. A typical line of questioning goes something like this:
    SPIGNESI: "Which one of the movies based on King's books is your favorite?"
    INTERVIEWEE: "Well, I don't know, I only saw a couple of them."
    SPIGNESI: "My favorite is 'The Dead Zone'. Did you see that one?"
    INTERVIEWEE: "Oh, yeah. It was pretty good, I guess."
    SPIGNESI: "Yeah, Cronenberg really captured the novel with that one."
    Seriously; he asks almost every person he interviews about the movie of "The Dead Zone." I'll grant you that it's a good movie, but Spignesi comes off as being overly obsessed with that particular line of questioning. And, just for the record, the movie really DOESN'T capture the novel; it's good, but not that good.
    Most embarassing by far is the interview with author Robert R. McCammon, who scarcely even knows Stephen King personally (that was the case upon the book's publication, at least). McCammon really has very little to say on the subject of King, owning up to not having read all that many of King's novels. Primarily, Spignesi seems to have interviewed McCammon so he could ask him why McCammon's novel "Swan Song" is so similar to King's "The Stand." A truly lousy interview with an author whose work cries out to be considered in a kinder light.
    And dare I mention the several poems about Stephen King written by Spignesi and other notorious Kingophiles? They are laughably bad, and would only ever have been published in this sort of vanity project, or by someone who needed very badly to fill up some pages.
    In short, this book is only for the hardest of die-hard King fans. And you guys would be better off using whatever money you would have spent on this turkey to instead buy copies of King's books to give out as presents to people who don't read him. Two stars for the thorough encyclopedia (current through about 1990); otherwise, a total dud.

  • For the Stephen King obsessed like myself, this was an excellent buy at an even more excellent price. It is a wonderful research tool when trying to connect one book with another that takes place in the same location. Thank you for such an excellent product.

  • I love my King encyclopedia. It is a painstaking reference manual to every King character, story--including the astonishing ones Stephen King wrote when he was just a kid, and place mentioned in Kings works. Spignesi isn't just a cataloger however. His own writing shows wit and charm. You will enjoy reading his descriptions of King's body of work. I just wish Mr.Spignesi would do and updated version to include King's latter stories and novels.