C.H.B. Reviews: “The Dark Half” By Stephen King

C.H.B. Reviews: “The Dark Half” By Stephen King


Alter Egos Can Be Killer To Their Masters….

This is a chilling take of a writer’s alter ego/pen name’s character comes to life to kill it’s creator and live an entire life of it’s own. But the creepiness of the tale does not stop there! The author’s imaginary alter ego is more of an extension of a deeper connection. As a young boy, Thad Beaumont went through a drastic brain tumor remover surgery in order to cure his headaches and strange noises. But there may be a deeper, more darker twist behind the headaches. Now, he’s hearing the noises again and his alter ego is trying to destroy his life by killing the important people in his life….can he escape his darker half?


This Stephen King novel is better if you physically read it instead of listening to the audiobook, in my opinion. The audiobook made it seem dull when it is an intense read! The reader even made the sinister alter ego, George Stark, and Thad’s wife more annoying than bringing them to life. I stopped listening and picked up the book for the rest of the story.

Stephen King proves why he’s the king of horror writing through the deeper symbolism of the reason behind George Stark’s appearance. Thad Beaumont’s growth is phenomenal as well. To be honest, he came off as pretty wimpy in the beginning of the story. By the end, he proved that as a writer, you are a master of your own universe not a victimized bystander.

On a side note, if you’re one of those people who enjoy Stephen King’s novels and always look for connections between them all, you’ll find one through here by the mention the past events from his work in Cujo. I love the fact he does this in all of his novels. All of these novels may not a full on, connected series, but it’s adds to the suspense of each novel. *Connection Spoiler* They are all connected to the Dark Tower series!

Completely recommend this for horror lovers. Writers, beware!
Happy Reading!




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