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|Carrie||This is for Tabby, who got me into it -- and then bailed me out of it.|
|Cujo||This book is for my brother, David, who held my hand crossing West Broad Street, and who taught me how to make skyhooks out of old coathangers. The trick was so damned good I just never stopped. I love you, David.|
|Cycle of the Werewolf||In memory of Davis Grubb, and all the voices of Glory|
|Danse Macabre||It's easy enough -- perhaps too easy -- to memorialize the dead. This
book is for six great writers who are still alive.
ROBERT BLOCH, JORGE LUIS BORGES, RAY BRADBURY, FRANK BELKNAP LONG, DONALD WANDREI, MANLY WADE WELLMAN
Enter, Stranger, at your Riske: Here there be Tygers.
|Desperation||For Carter Withey|
|Different Seasons||Summer of Corruption Apt Pupil: For Elaine Koster and Herbert Schnall|
|Dolores Claiborne||For my mother, Ruth Pillsbury King|
|Firestarter||In Memory of Shirley Jackson, who never needed to raise her voice.
The Haunting of Hill House
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
|Four Past Midnight||One Past Midnight The Langoliers: This is for Joe, Another White-Knuckle
Two Past Midnight Secret Window, Secret Garden: This is for Chuck Verrill.
Three Past Midnight The Library Policeman: This is for the Staff and Patrons of the Pasadena Public Library.
Four Past Midnight The Sun Dog: This is in memory of John D. MacDonald. I miss you, old friend -- and you were right about the tigers.
|Gerald's Game||This book is dedicated, with love and admiration, to six good women:
Margaret Spruce Morehouse, Anne Spruce Labree, Catherine Spruce Graves, Tabitha Spruce King, Stephanie Spruce Leonard, Marcella Spruce
|Insomnia||For Tabby and for Al Kooper, who knows the playing-field. No fault of mine.|
|It||This book is gratefully dedicated to my children. My mother and my wife
taught me how to be a man. My children taught me how to be free.
NAOMI RACHEL KING, at fourteen;
JOSEPH HILLSTROM KING, at twelve;
OWEN PHILLIP KING, at seven.
Kids, fiction is the truth inside the lie, and the truth of this fiction is simple enough: the magic exists.
|Misery||This is for Stephanie and Jim Leonard, who know why. Boy, do they.|
|Needful Things||This is for Chris Lavin, who doesn't have all the answers -- just the ones that matter.|
|Nightmares & Dreamscapes||In memory of THOMAS WILLIAMS, 1926-1991: poet, novelist, and great American storyteller.|
|Rage||For Susan Artz and WGT|
|Roadwork||In memory of Charlotte Littlefield Proverbs 31:10-28|
|Rose Madder||This book is for Joan Marks.|
|'Salem's Lot||For Naomi Rachel King ". . . promises to keep."|
|Skeleton Crew||This book is for Arthur and Joyce Green|
|The Dark Half||This book is for Shirley Sonderegger who helps me mind my business, and for her husband, Peter.|
|The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three||To Don Grant, who's taken a chance on these novels, one by one.|
|The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands||This third volume of the tale is gratefully dedicated to my son: OWEN PHILLIP KING: Khef, Ka, and Ka-tet.|
|The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass||This book is dedicated to Julie Eugley and Marsha DeFilippo. They answer the mail, and most of the mail for the last couple of years has been about Roland of Gilead--the gunslinger. Basically, Julie and Marsha nagged me back to the word processor. Julie, you nagged the most effectively, so your name comes first.|
|The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger||TO ED FERMAN who took a chance on these stories, one by one|
|The Dead Zone||This is for Owen I Love You, Old Bear|
|The Eyes of the Dragon||This story is for my great friend BEN STRAUB, and for my daughter, NAOMI KING.|
|The Long Walk||This is for Jim Bishop and Burt Hatlen and Ted Holmes.|
|The Regulators||Thinking of Jim Thompson and Sam Peckinpah: legendary shadows.|
|The Shining||This is for Joe Hill King, who shines on.|
|The Stand||For my wife Tabitha: This dark chest of wonders|
|The Stand||The Complete & Uncut Edition FOR TABBY this dark chest of wonders.|
|The Tommyknockers||FOR TABITHA KING " . . . promises to keep."|
|Thinner||To my wife, Claudia Inez Bachman|