Awesome / Stephen King

A lot of scary things happen in Stephen King's world... and sometimes his characters rise to the challenge.

  • 1408
  • Bag of Bones
  • Carrie
  • Paul Sheldon finally delivering Annie's comeuppance at the end of Misery.

    Paul: Eat it! Eat it until you choke, you sick, twisted fuck!

  • Sort of a meta Real Life example. King is a voracious reader, and generous with his praise for new authors, who get a Colbert Bump from his reviews. For example, in 2015 King tweeted about Paul Tremblay 's Head Full Of Ghosts. When the book won the 2016 Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Novel, King tweeted his congratulations.
  • King's dedication to writing counts as this. After the Kings' third son was born, King had a vasectomy. There were complications, and one day as he was writing Firestarter, he began to bleed. Mrs. King found him with a lap full of blood, like something out of his own books, but he just had to finish the scene before going to the hospital!
    • And then he got hit by a van...