Under The Influence

At his goodreads page, Stephen King lists the following writers as his inspiration: Robert Bloch, Ray Bradbury, Charles Dickens, Shirley Jackson, H.P. Lovecraft, John D. MacDonald, Richard Matheson, J.R.R. Tolkien

My book, Stephen King, A Face Among The Masters, discusses King and 5 of these writers and their connection to Stephen King:

  • Ray Bradbury in chapter 6, The Man Who Scared Stephen King.
  • Charles Dickens in chapter 3, Stephen King, A Modern Charles Dickens
  • H.P. Lovecraft in chapter 1, The Long Shadow Of Stephen King
  • Richard Matheson in chapter 5, Shivering Through The Twilight Zone
  • and J.R.R. Tolkien (briefly) in chapter 7, Dark Theologian.
I am surprised King did not list: Poe.

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