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- Nov 21, 2014
I was probably hip deep in The Hardy Boys Mysteries, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, all sorts of stuff.. as an aside I read the last of the really great whangdoodles by Julie Edwards real name Julie Andrews of Mary Poppins fame. It's funny, there are creatures with strange names in it and the human kids are named Potter.. being British, I wonder if that was an influence on JK Rowling and her Harry Potter series, with the strange names that she used for animals and other things..
At nine I was reading stuff like Encyclopedia Brown mysteries or doing Adlibs, LOL. That's impressive you were reading at an advanced level. Did it scare you?
cool story!My first memory of Stephen King is of my sister reading Salem's Lot, must have been around '77 or '78, she slept with her light on for months afterward, then in '79 in was in hospital for minor surgery and the night I went in Salem's Lot was on tv, there was a tv in the ward I was in so everybody crowded around the telly and watched it, even the nurses sat down on the end of the beds and watched. The following year I started working in my current profession, I met a guy who was a big SK fan, he recommended I read whatever SK book I could get my hands on, and I haven't stopped since.