More Praise for Stephen King

The Iowa Review - - MELISSA BARRETT -

Or do I mean Stephen Hawk­ing. Or do I mean Tony Hawk. Or do I mean Rick Hawk­sley, my lo­cal coun­cil­man, who called me after I left my bal­lot blank. Re­mem­ber when hav­ing a cell phone meant you had to an­swer it? Even if you were sleep­ing or sled­ding or read­ing Cell? Stephen King hates the movie adap­ta­tion of The Shin­ing. To be fair, Kubrick did fuck it up. Not enough gleam. Who’s the one who spends all his time in the deep sea film­ing squid? Talk about go­ing to the ends of the earth. Talk about fish­ing for mean­ing. Save your­self some time search­ing on Net­flix— Pet Se­matary is spelled with two A’s and an S. Ap­par­ently, like me, he stole this: I have the heart of a small boy. I keep it in a jar on my desk.

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