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Ranking All 64 Stephen King Books -- Vulture

Great list on the 40th anniversary of Carrie. I was just thinking about this the other day, as I just finished IT. My top 5?
5) The Shining
4) It
3) Night Shift
2) Needful Things
1) Different Seasons

What’re yours?

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What Getting An MFA In Fiction Meant To Me

Alexander Chee with a great essay on getting an MFA.

I went to USC to study fiction—and hoping for a book deal with a major publisher. Rather than getting one, I got started on the path to—hopefully—ultimately becoming one. I also became a better writer.

I don’t think workshops produce the same sorts of fiction; I think a lot of writers read the same sorts of books and writers, and that bears out. I think the more widely an author reads, the more likely their will be more breadth and depth in their fiction.

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Seduce the Whole World: Gordon Lish's Workshop : The New Yorker

Wow. The New Yorker pretty much bringing Lish down. I’ve always been kinda meh about Lish. I’d heard great things about him, but then I read—also in The New Yorker—Raymond Carver’s original “The Beginners” story, which Lish edited into “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love,” and it really wasn’t all that *better*. Different, sure, but better? Not so much.