07 June 2007

Top 50 Reasons To Love Stephen King

Tomorrow night's Booked!/Luminato Stephen King gala (sold out) has inspired the Toronto Star's pop culture writer Malene Arpe to compose her "Top 50 Reasons To Love Stephen King". Here are few:

4) After injuries sustained in a 1999 hit-and-run, created the Haven Foundation, helping freelance artists who can't pay for medical bills. All proceeds from Blaze, out Tuesday, go to the foundation.

14) "Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work."

18) Citing the great Richard Matheson (I am Legend) as a strong influence.

45) He causes self-congratulatory snobs like literary critic Harold Bloom to froth at the mouth and expose themselves for the obnoxious elitists that they are.

Read the entire list here at The Star's arts/entertainment page. In the meantime, this is so much fun I'm going to compile a list of my own...