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Stephen King Master of Horror

Stephen King "Master of Horror" "The most haunted of houses is the human mind." When you read that quote, what does it make you think? Well, it makes me think of one thing. It makes me think of all of the terrifying stories Ive read by the master of the macabre himself, Stephen Edwin King. His mind has conjured up countless novels and short stories to do none other than to scare you out of your mind. His style and vivid detail meticulously planted in every work he does is the reason for such reactions to his horrific books. I invite you to come and discover the man behind the horror and learn what inspires him to write such imaginative novels and short stories. Stephen Edwin King was born in Portland Maine in the year of 1947(Beahm 1). He has led a very interesting life, and as you will soon see, he has also had his high and low points. The following documentation on Kings life has changed my mind about King. I now think of him as a normal human being instead of someone higher than me. One of the interesting things of his life is that at the young age of twelve King had begun his writing career. King and his older brother owned their very own newspaper. The paper sold for five cents a copy and was full of local news and fictional works by King (Beahm 2). I found this to be quite humorous. I can see two kids sitting at the mimeograph machine printing out their very own five cent newspaper.When King was at the impressionable age of four, something occurred that King would hold with him for a very long time. Kings family life was typical, for the fifties. Kings mother stayed at home and took care of the home while the father worked. Stephens mother and father loved both Stephen and his brother Danny very much. Although one night his father stepped out to buy a pack of cigarettes and he was never seen or heard from again after that night. This, as you can imagine, had a very profound effect on the young Stephen King. ...

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