Saturday, February 04, 2006

Stephen King's lecture on suspense

Just finished Stephen King's The Colorado Kid which he did the retro paperback publisher, Hard Case Crime. It's had some puzzled comments, but I liked it. In it King shows every kinds of tricks with which you can keep suspense up - and it sure does! I admired the way he gave every new bit of evidence and deduction just in passing.

In the end book turns out to be a meditation on how to tell a story. It's not a novel, it's a lesson.

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