I’m rereading Stephen King’s It for the many-ith time since I first read it at 11, and it may have influenced that drippy balloon up there.
I’ve always had a fascination with horror in fiction. Like many 80’s and 90’s kids, I cut my teeth on R.L. Stine and Christopher Pike before reading my way through King’s library. I love a good ghost story.
These days, my tastes lean more toward sci-fi dystopias, but I come back to books like The Stand and It for the brilliant storytelling more so than the scares.