The World of Alice D.

I'm here to express my deep love for literature through

reviews, pictures and everything else that comes to my mind while drinking coffee. Cheers.

P.S. I won't be adding books I read before 2010.

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Salem's Lot

'Salem's Lot - Jerry Uelsmann, Stephen King

Read in 2012  (from October 10, 2011 to March 11, 2012)



I would have to agree with myself as a person who read King's Cell that King is a completely mediocre writer. The fact that he's appreciated by the reading community so much makes all of this even more ridiculous. I assume that his kind of writing is only acceptable to children who are still afraid of ghosts and ghouls.


Fiction is art. And a difficult art indeed. And every horror book writer should know that fear is a very complex feeling and it's degrading for the fear itself to be portrayed in such a simple manner through vampires. 


The writer should know that fear comes from inside and that fear as such should be described from the perspective of a mind twisted with fear. Clearly describe to the reader the mental instability that fear causes, no matter what causes the fear itself. But if the fear is caused by supernatural beings, I believe that they should be described deeply. And for God's sake, don't use the word 'indescribable'.


Anyway, I believe that only Edgar Allan Poe knew how to present fear to the reader and that is why I consider him an inviolable master of the genre.