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The Stephen King Companion [Paperback]

George Beahm

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October 1995
In 1989, Beahm wrote The Stephen King Companion, the first general-interest book, resource guide, and reference work for King's millions of fans. This new edition of the classic book has been updated for the '90s, featuring more than 70 articles, profiles, and interviews about King, from contributors such as Clive Barker and Michael R. Collings.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 311 pages
  • Publisher: Andrews Mcmeel Pub; Revised edition edition (October 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0836204557
  • ISBN-13: 978-0836204551
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 15.2 x 1.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 386 g

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From School Library Journal

YA-- Reading interviews with Stephen King as he talks about himself and his writing helps to dispel the notion that he is a depraved madman writing novels. Beahm does a remarkable job of presenting all aspects of King's life, including his family and their values. He describes the Victorian mansion which King and his wife, Tabitha, have lovingly restored. Interviews with King on such topics as censorship and banned books, as well as his comments about his own books, and interviews with critics present a definitive picture of this popular author. Several appendices list books by King; about King, his films and cassettes; and a buying guide for collectible books. A sure winner with King fans or those curious about the man behind the legend.
- Anne Paget, Episcopal High School, Bellaire, TX
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Library Journal

Written for the casually curious as well as the dedicated fan, the Companion should have a lot of appeal to both. A potpourri, it includes original and reprinted pieces relating to King, many from uncommon sources, including a lengthy 1983 Playboy magazine interview which holds up well. Part 1 deals with the public King--life, publications, family (including his author/wife, Tabitha). Part 2 is for fans--a look at a King newsletter, the Stephen King convention, specialty book and cassette publishers, and more. Part 3 discusses every book by King, with synopses, critical remarks, TV tie-ins, etc., often with comment from King himself. Appendixes list books in print by or about King, films, TV, and audio cassettes based on King tales, and detailed notes on collecting King. Some information will date rapidly. Libraries should certainly have Douglas E. Winter's Stephen King: The Act of Darkness (LJ 11/15/84; 1986. rev. ed.), a critical analysis that also provides synopses, film adaptations, and a comprehensive bibliography, but Beahm's book is a useful current supplement, with a different approach, for public libraries.
- Neil Barron, M.L.S., Vista, Cal.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Every Stephen King Fan Should Own This Book July 3 2000
By Mary A. Dorman - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
It's all there for the fan of Stephen King. From King's career, to his books, to reference works on his books both in print and yet to come, this is the definitive work.
There are 100 articles, profiles and other goodies along with 50 photos!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Strange Copy April 11 2013
By Driftingstill - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
When I ordered this I actually got an executive copy, as opposed to one of the regular copies. It was signed by the author and what looks like Stephen King's Brother or something.

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