Thursday, August 23, 2012

Mr. King's

In the top picture I am in front of Stephen King's home in Bangor Maine.  Although it is not his home town it is the inspiration and setting for many of his best books.  Perhaps he likes its eerie name.  Instead he was born in Portland, Maine.  My admiration for his writing stems from how bravely he crafts a character and then turns around and spends that great investment by killing them.  He knows better than anyone that feeling for the loss of a character and feeling that horror can only be accomplished if you allow the necessary time for the character to be truly known by the readers. 

The smaller picture above is an example of some of the macabre ironwork that decorates the  four foot fence that keeps out the visitors.  

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