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Stephen King Discusses Duma Key

king.jpgIt’s official. Stephen King’s Duma Key has hit the top spot on The New York Times best seller list. You can actually read an excerpt of the book on the Today Show Web site, profanities included, and see a video of the now-bearded horror legend as he’s interviewed by host Matt Lauer. (The beard must be new; it gives him a bit of a Satanic quality.) During the interview, King says the tale was inspired by a street sign — of all things. Apparently, the sign that read “Caution: Children” had such an effect on King that he kept coming back to it over the course of five years. Eventually, Duma Key was born. King says there’s a moral to the scary story about the depressed, one-armed construction contractor who’s the main character: Creativity is the route out of pain, misery, unhappiness…and fear.

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