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There is a Stephen King Reading Challenge going around. It first caught my attention at Bibliophile By the Sea, where Diane had the link to the original sources, Coffee and a Book Chick, (where there is another really cool meme called A Walk Around Town, that I just discovered ) and Boarding in My Forties.
I love Stephen King. The Stand is one of my all time favorite books.
This looks like fun challenge to join, but I'm trying to stay away from "joining" challenges this year, (because I never follow thru, or when I do there is so much pressure put on myself by me, I am just staying away this year) although I do plan on reading some Stephen King for my own pleasure--his newest, 11/22/63, is on the top of my list.
One thing I find interesting about King's novels, is that quite a lot of the evil, takes place in the state of Nevada. (or Maine. We feel your pain Maine.)
Evil (Randall Flag in the Stand) walks along the lonely desert highways in The Stand, There is a made-up town of Desperation, Nevada in Desperation. And there are other books by other authors who use Nevada for the evil setting -- I think Dean Koontz uses Nevada for aliens in Strangers.
I find that interesting and kind of funny. Why? Why do they want to mark us as evil? Is evil desolate? Bleak? Gloomy?
Well....I guesssss we do make a good "setting" for the story.
(but you must take a vow not to be judgemental. Every place has it's beauty. Some are just better than others to describe evil...to set the scene for wickedness ~smiles~ )
A couple of summers ago, we went on a picnic out in the desert to the Lovelock Caves.
Just and 'evil' hole in the mountain...not nearly as big or as famous or as touristy trapping (if that's even a phrase) as other state's caves. In fact, they are little known (good for horror novels I suppose), and we were the only ones there that day. (We as in 13 of us. MAN! Is that an evil coincidence or what? 13? The bad luck number--and Stephen King horror/evil references all in one post? )
(i hope you know I'm joking)
The evil landscape as we drove to the caves...
taken while riding in the car.
Our evil hike begins.
My grandson Camron at the entrance of the caves.
The Caves are up there on that hill.
This picture just shows how "evil" the weather can be.
It can change in a moments notice.
The first one was when we arrived at the caves.
The second one was when we thought we better get the heck out of there before that storm got worse/came over to us.
We needed the protection of our vehicles.
It was a mix of dust and wind and rain.