The Horror King's Scare

Stephen King, the reigning master of the horror novel, gave his fans a real fright in January when he told the Los Angeles Times that he was going to retire. But there seems to be some wiggle room in the word "retire." Says King, "There's almost a willful misunderstanding among the press or among people about what that means. I can't imagine retiring from writing. What I can imagine doing is retiring from publishing." By way of further explanation, King adds, "If I wrote something that I thought was worth publishing, I would publish it. But in terms of publishing stuff...

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