The King's Speech

by Samuel Ocon

Stephen King's first novel was Carrie, published in 1974. A chilling novel at the time, revolutionary in the field of writing, Carrie hit the public like a land slide. Since then, Stephen King has published dozens of best-selling books, including The Shining, Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption, It, and recently, Dr.Sleep. Some have even been made into T.V series, like Under the Dome. His works still amaze and entrance readers, guaranteeing they won’t be able to put the book down.

What makes Stephen King so good, you may ask? Well, that’s a hard question to answer. Maybe its’ his ability to explore the human mind, the ability to introduce concepts and ideas so profound they are relatable. Maybe its’ his ability to reach into the mind of a reader and awaken fears so deeply personal you have to continue reading. Maybe it is his ability to bring into question the true nature of Mankind, never straying far from ideas reasonable, understandable. Perhaps its’ his ability to wrap up readers in his beautifully crafted sentences, always using immaculate grammar techniques. There are many things that make Stephen King one of the greatest writers. I only managed to list a few.

- Sam