The Complete Stephen King Universe: A Guide to the Worlds of Stephen King

The Complete Stephen King Universe: A Guide to the Worlds of Stephen King

Stanley Wiater, Christopher Golden, Hank Wagner

Language: English

Pages: 544

ISBN: 0312324901

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

The myriad worlds and universes King has created are, in reality, one world, one universe. Here is the guide to that universe.
The Complete Stephen King Universe is the only definitive reference work that examines all of Stephen King's novels, short stories, motion pictures, miniseries, and teleplays, and deciphers the threads that exist in all of his work. This ultimate resource includes in-depth story analyses, character breakdowns, little-known facts, and startling revelations on how the plots, themes, characters, and conflicts intertwine.
After discovering The Complete Stephen King Universe, you will never read Stephen King the same way again.












character drew nearer to their final goal. To quote the author, “The Tower draws ever closer.” Which is odd, actually, when one examines King’s revelations about Roland’s world in The Waste Lands. It is, in fact, an extraordinary domain. Thousands of years earlier, when the world first began to break down, it was apparently repaired and maintained by the civilized race of that time, remembered in Roland’s era as The Great Old Ones. They did not create the world, it is said, but they seem to

Jake, and the billy-bumbler Oy are sent to 1999 New York City while Roland and Eddie are sent to 1977 Lovell, Maine. The next twenty-four hours are very eventful. Successfully reaching 1999 Manhattan, Susannah/Mia has only one desire, to give birth to her “chap” at a predetermined location in the East 60s. Susannah-Mia, who in a struggle to cope with each other and with an alien environment (a mostly mental struggle reminiscent of that which takes place between Gary Jones and his nemesis, Mr.

the thirty-year-old author of ’Salem’s Lot, Stephen King. JAKE CHAMBERS: Jake and Donald Callahan travel to 1999 New York, and track Susannah first to her hotel room (Room 1919, where they secure Black Thirteen), then to an eating establishment called the Dixie Pig. As the book draws to a close, they prepare to mount a rescue operation. FATHER DONALD CALLAHAN: Now a part of the ka-tet, Callahan travels to 1999 New York with Jake. After discovering Black Thirteen, Callahan (thanks to Oy)

players do a good job, Tim Curry’s portrayal of Pennywise the Clown stands out from the rest. Curry as Pennywise is genuinely frightening—his bravura performance has no doubt caused many a nightmare over the years. IT: TRIVIA • Bill Denbrough attended the University of Maine at Orono during the same period in the late sixties when Carol Gerber and Pete Riley of Hearts in Atlantis were there. It was also, of course, the same era when Stephen King was himself a student there. 15

has never been particularly strong in discussing or practicing matters of religion or faith, is at a loss to satisfactorily comfort her in her loss. From an elderly neighbor, Jud Crandall, the doctor learns an incredible secret known only to the locals. Nearby is a “pet sematary” (as it reads on a crude sign misspelled by children) that was once an ancient Indian burial ground. It has existed there for untold centuries, and is supposedly haunted by the legendary creature known as the Wendigo. The

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