Why have so many Stephen King novels remained so stubbornly resistant to Hollywood adaptation?
Not every book works well on the big screen. But once in a while, written words need to be put in motion. Why isn’t The Long Walk a movie yet?
For a long time I paid no attention to the writing of Joyce Carol Oates. But I kept seeing her mentioned in the context of modern American Gothic, being recommended by writers whose work I loved, particularly Stephen King. The admiration was mutual. In 1997 Oates introduced King when he gave his first reading at […]