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Don’t even get my started on The Dark Tower

Stephen King talks about God and ‘The Stand’: one of those staple books from my teen years. I think I’ve probably read it three or four times. That, and Gerald’s Game. I do enjoy a good vs. evil story -I mean, shit, they’re so abstract and polarized and fascinatingly perfect -even though I don’t think either really exists. There is the Gray and there is the Nothing.

I don’t really care for much of his writing these days (my tastes have changed is all) but I do love The Stand to this day. It really made me think, “holy shit, people are so bland, even when they’re dynamic and motivated.” Not really… I just enjoyed the idea of this big global enema.

He especially struck a nerve with me about Americans being so apocalyptic, which is nothing new in itself, but funny that he brings it up. I’ve been more and more shifting towards a minimalistic, travel-light-travel-fast mentality and the empire-building types amuse me. They’re also the first ones to give into fear. My empire is in my mind, and only one act, an act that will bring me full-circle -and into perfection -that can destroy it: death.

But every now and then, a pulpy post-apocalyptic social-commentary laden story is necessary, and King is the guy that can dream it up.

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