By Andrew SullivanIn the end, what really makes the novel worthwhile is its sheer strangeness.
King, an author who has always been fascinated by how language changes through time, is at his most evocative and inventive in the pages of The Devil’s Encyclopedia of English, a book that takes as its title the “Devil’s Dictionary.”
The book’s subtitle is a reference to the ancient Chinese legend of the Great Tao Te Ching, the book of the Tao Te, which tells of the creation of the universe.
In the book, the Devil has a vision of the end of the world, in which he tells his wife, Jane, that he has an enormous library of books containing everything he has ever wanted.
His goal is to assemble them into a “Manuscript of Great Books” and pass them to the Tao, who, King writes, is “the greatest being in the world.”
King’s fiction, however, has long been criticized for its lack of narrative.
For one, there are no lines of dialogue.
In the book’s introduction, King states that he wrote the novel as a way of “putting a stop to the endless chatter of our world.”
He then goes on to describe the “sudden and horrible silence” that followed the first line of his opening sentence: “It is the beginning of the beginning, the beginning-end of the last of things.”
King, who died in 2012 at age 86, was known for his use of metaphor in his writing.
In The Shining, he wrote, “It’s a beautiful day, but the world is so dark.”
In his novel, the story is told through the eyes of a child who sees a strange, floating light that can’t be described.
When the child looks at it, it’s “like a light that had been on for centuries.”
In his own words, King says that the novel is “about the way our world is changing.”
“You can’t predict the future,” he writes.
“You have to be willing to see the future.”
What makes this novel so singular is the way it is written.
The story unfolds through seven pages of dialogue that describe a book King calls “the book of great books.”
Each page is filled with images, words, and descriptions, but no text.
Each page tells the story of a person and an object.
In his introduction, the author describes his “tactical and technical mastery of words and sentences.”
In other words, this is an expert storyteller who writes his fiction in a way that makes it look as though he is telling it.
This is a style that King has been known for for decades, including in his novels about Shakespeare, The Three Musketeers, and The Shining.
But it is a stylistic departure that King himself says has been important to his work in the past.
The first book in the novel, The Shining and the Seven-Pointed Star, was written in 1976.
A year later, King published The Devil at the End of the World, which was written “around the time I was writing The Shining.”
These books, along with The Three Musical Musketeer, are considered to be the core works of King’s fiction.
The Devil at a GlanceIn The Devil, King tells the tale of the first human being to travel from the outside world to the inside world, and the human race, in the process of trying to survive the apocalypse.
The novel begins in a town in the South Pacific, which is ruled by the “Mongol Empire.”
In the novel’s first chapter, we see a young boy named Henry, who is called a “devil” by the local people, who use the term to describe him.
Henry is sent to an island off the coast of Papua New Guinea, where he learns that he will live a life of “freedom and pleasure.”
His family and the other inhabitants of the island live in an “open house” that “has no doors or windows.”
He is introduced to his mother, a woman named Anne, who has been “devoured” by an evil spirit.
Anne tells Henry that she was born in an open house and has been cursed by a woman who was “devouring” her for generations.
Henry is initially intrigued by the concept of a curse, but soon learns that it’s a form of magic.
In this sense, the curse is “an evil act,” said King, which allows him to escape.
The book ends with Henry returning to the island, where Anne tells him that she “had to go back home” because she has been attacked by the evil spirit of the “devils.”
As the book progresses, Henry begins to understand that the “world of the devils” is a metaphor for the world he is in.
In other terms, the world of the devil is the “beginning of the very end of everything.”
This is important to understand because the novel shows us that in the midst of the apocalypse,