Creating George Stark was easy. Getting rid of him won't be . . .
The sparrows are flying again. The idea - unbidden, inexplicable - haunts the edge of Thad Beaumont's mind.
Thad should be happy. For years now it is his secret persona 'George Stark', author of super-violent pulp thrillers, who has paid the family bills. But now, Thad is writing seriously again under his own name, and his menacing pseudonym has been buried forever.
And yet . . . the sparrows are flying again, and something is terribly wrong in Thad Beaumont's world.
The protagonist of King's ``top-notch'' novel is literary novelist Thad Beaumont, whose greatest success has come with three gory thrillers written under the pseudonym George Stark. Beaumont is threatened by a blackmailer who may reveal Stark's identity; Beaumont kills off Stark instead; and Stark goes on a murderous rampage. ``Wondrously frightening . . . among the best of his voluminous work,'' maintained PW.
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Not my favourite SK
I didn't enjoy this as much as SK's other novels. It's still a good read, but perhaps I didn't identify with the subject/characters as much as I have been able to do with his other books.