Stephen King: ‘This wasn’t entertainment — this was life or death.’

By Mad Dog
Published: Jul 29, 2011

King’s introduction to a new edition of Lord of the Flies is just breathtaking: "It was, so far as I can remember, the first book with hands — strong ones that reached out of the pages and seized me by the throat. It said to me, ‘This is not just entertainment; it’s life or death.’"