This past month I was the guest contributor for the Stephen King podcast The Constant Reader, which takes a comprehensive, deep-dive into all things in the King universe. It’s hosted by Richard Sheppard, horror aficionado and King-enthusiast extraordinaire.
For my episode I chose to plunge into the high school dated, chrome-plated, rockin’-an’-rollin’ coming of age tale that is Christine. I really enjoyed the chat with Richard, and in thinking and talking about Christine in such an in-depth fashion I came to realise that there is a more richness and sophistication than meets the eye in a story that is ostensibly about sex, cars and rock n’roll. In it we cover Christine as a symbol of American decline, horror phenomena of the late twentieth century, and mad publishing fads of the 1980s, as well as many things in between.
I hope to be back on the show in the future to discuss more King. I’ve got a slot to discuss Needful Things pencilled in, and can’t wait to go shopping with Leland Gaunt.
All the Constant Reader episodes can be found right here. Do take the time to listen back through the episodes, it’s a great investigation into a great author. For my book review of Christine, please click here.