Author on Reading: Steven King

“Books are the perfect entertainment:

no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent.

What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.” 


Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of contemporary horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. television movies and comic books.Over the years, King became known for his frightening and critically acclaimed titles. His books have sold more than 350 million copies worldwide and have been adapted into numerous successful films. King has published fifty-five novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman, and six non-fiction books. He has written nearly two hundred short stories, most of which have been collected in book collections. 


What is your favourite Stephen King’s story? “The Dark Tower” Series? Or “The Green Mile”?

I really like his quote about reading: perfect entertainment – but why doesn’t everyone carry a book for those dead spot in life? Because not everyone likes to read.

As far as I can remember, I have never leave home without a book in my bag due to the simple reason that King mentioned. (Sorry no hardcover for traveling) Dead spots in life, how I hated them – what do you do when you wait in line at the bank, or the government office? Hours wasted without doing anything – why don’t we read a book? Or a magazine? You will feel less agitated and impatient waiting for your turn. Sometimes I find I can finish about 50 pages while waiting! Yet everyone choose to hang on to their mobile instead.

(It’s OK, just a matter of choice. But seriously, try reading the next round?)


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