Danse Macabre

Danse Macabre - Stephen King I purchased this book back in the 1980’s when it was first published and I know I thumbed through it occasion but never really read it. In my defense, it was my “baby years” and I did not read much that was not escapism fiction. Okay, okay, I still don’t, but I sneak in some “high-brow” books every once in while now. I came across this title again as an audio download from my library and decided it was time to hear what the horror-master has to say about the horror genre.

The audio book had an updated forward by Mr. King. His thoughts were interesting since it was around 30 years since the book was first published. The book was definitely worth the listen. Despite the fact that some of the references were dated (referring to his son Joe as a child when he is now a published author himself was amusing) but overall his references to horror books and films were still timely. He discusses the classics in the genre; Stoker, Matheson, Jackson as well as the cult-ish books and films.

Definitely a worthwhile read for any die hard King fans or horror fans in general.