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The main quality of literature in our society is its ability to entertain the masses Some authors use horror and mystery to keep their readers attention Stephen King is the epitome of horror writers In writing horror mystery novels Stephen King utilizes small towns a unique writing style and peoples inherent fears to scare the pants off his readers Fear is the basis for nearly all horror fiction especially in Stephen Kings novels Everybody goes to horror movies reads horror novels-its almost like trying to preview the end King 219 In all of Kings horror books somebody always dies Horror fiction Lets you become a child again King 220 King can bring out the fears that are kept deep down in our souls He knows that we have been set down in a frightening universe full of real demons like death and disease and perhaps the most frightening thing is the human mind Horror is one of the ways we walk our imagination King 218 King takes ordinary emotional situations and translates them into violent tales of vampires and ghosts You never have to ask yourself whos afraid of the big bad wolf--You are Yarbro 220 King has a talent for raising fear from dormancy He knows how to activate our primal fears Nolan 222 Where does he get these fears His own personal fears in descending order are the fear of someone else others paranoia death insects especially spiders flies beetles closed in places rats snakes deformity squishy things and his number one fear is fear of the dark At night when I go to bed I am still at pains to be sure that my legs are under the blankets after the lights go out Im not a child anymoreI dont like to sleep with one leg sticking out Because if a cool hand ever reached out from under the bed and grabbed my ankle I
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