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Includes the name: Bev Vincent

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Obras por Bev Vincent

Flight or Fright (2018) — Contribuidor; Editor — 465 exemplares
The Illustrated Stephen King Trivia Book (2005) — Editor — 24 exemplares
Looking Glass (2006) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Dissonant Harmonies (2021) 9 exemplares
Cemetery Dance Issue 51 (2005) 6 exemplares
Overtoun Bridge 3 exemplares
One Of Those Weeks 2 exemplares

Associated Works

Borderlands 5 (2003) — Contribuidor — 407 exemplares
The Blue Religion: New Stories about Cops, Criminals and the Chase (2008) — Contribuidor — 154 exemplares
Rage Against the Night (2011) — Contribuidor — 113 exemplares
Shining in the Dark: Celebrating 20 Years of Lilja's Library (2018) — Contribuidor — 87 exemplares
Evolve: Vampire Stories of the New Undead (2010) — Contribuidor — 83 exemplares
Ice Cold: Tales of Intrigue from the Cold War (2014) — Contribuidor — 71 exemplares
Shivers VII (2013) — Contribuidor — 58 exemplares
FOUND: An anthology of found footage horror stories (2022) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
Short Trips: Destination Prague (2007) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
Evolve 2: Vampire Stories of the Future Undead (2011) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
Best New Zombie Tales (Vol. 1) (2010) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
October Dreams II (Anthology) (2016) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
The Truth Is Out There (2016) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
Shivers II (2003) 25 exemplares
Tesseracts Thirteen: Chilling Tales of the Great White North (2009) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Reading Stephen King (2017) — Autor — 20 exemplares
Fantastic Tales of Terror: History's Darkest Secrets (2018) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Appalachian Undead (2012) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Best New Zombie Tales Trilogy (Vol. 1, 2 & 3) (2012) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Danse Macabre: Close Encounters with the Reaper (2012) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Into the Dreamlands (2007) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Thou Shalt Not... (2006) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Gratia Placenti: For the Sake of Pleasing (2007) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Damned Nation (2006) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Close Encounters of the Urban Kind (2010) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Halloween Carnival Volume 4 (2017) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Jack Haringa Must Die! (2008) — Contribuidor, algumas edições8 exemplares
The Crane House: A Halloween Story (2012) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Halldark Holidays (2020) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Dead Set: A Zombie Anthology (2010) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Killer Crimes — Autor — 2 exemplares
The Perfectly Fine Neighborhood — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum



I'm hot and cold with this one, but Vincent mostly gets points for quoting much of the inspirations King had for his various novels and stories, even if they're mostly "what ifs?"

It's interesting that the author chooses to do synopses of some of the books, yet others seem to get a very short shrift, and I'm not sure why.

But overall, it's about Stephen King, so it's always going to be entertaining. I just wish it had gone more in depth.
TobinElliott | 1 outra crítica | Dec 31, 2023 |
Excellent collection of some really scary stories regarding planes.

You can feel the plane taking off in Richard Matherson's tale and once you are up in the (mostly) blue skies, the horror really sets in.
My favourite is Joe Hill's story that is a little too real for comfort, which makes it all the more horrific.

Really enjoyed my journey with these talented writers.
BluezReader | 22 outras críticas | Nov 12, 2023 |
This book has been sitting on my shelf for over 10 years. I bought it before I discovered that I am not a fan of Stephen King. In the last 10 years, I’ve started a few King novels and finished exactly one. His style and manner of writing just isn’t my thing.

However, as this book attests, my singular opinion is only that. An opinion which has no bearing on King’s chronic success. I actually enjoyed reading about his life and the wild inspirations for his novels. But I will say that the editor and/or designer of this particular biography assembled this more like a textbook. The main text was broken up by asides and inserts that occasionally spanned several pages. Constantly flipping back and forth to attempt to read this thing in any semblance of an order grew tiresome.

Read it. Rated it. Donated it.
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ilkjen | 7 outras críticas | Apr 1, 2023 |
Stephen King: A Complete Exploration of His Work, Life, and Influences by Bev Vincent is an informative and entertaining look at King's life as in is entwined in his writing.

Not quite a biography but biographical, this book focuses on the literary output and how King's life has been played into the stories, and how they sometimes come back to influence his own life. Like so many people I have read just about everything he has written (also like most people there are some things I haven't, he is simply that productive) as well as most of the works written about him, yet there were still some things here I was unaware of.

The strength of this volume is less about learning something new as it is about having a well-written overview of his career in an attractive book that can be referred to whenever I have a question. I loved the pictures, seeing old covers and photographs, letters and notes about various books, and of course pictures from the many movie and television adaptations.

While this is definitely something any King fan will want I would also recommend this to those interested in literary history and the area where works of fiction meet popular culture.

Reviewed from a copy made available by the publisher via NetGalley.
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pomo58 | 1 outra crítica | Sep 6, 2022 |



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