I'm a resident of Australia and I've been a massive fan of Stephen King since I was 9 when walking past a second-hand book store I saw through the large, plate-glass window the ominous figure of the vampire Barlow on the cover of Salem's Lot. I just had to read it. Being 9 I had no money so I did what most non-fearing 9 year-olds did (still do?), I stole it. I read it under the covers with a torch and I've been hooked on Stephen's books since. I'm now forty-five. Anyway, I just wanted to introduce myself, and I hope to converse with a few of you as time goes by.