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CAIRO – 24 September 2017: On this day in 1996, the bestselling author Stephen King released two novels together.
The first novel, Desperation, was released with King’s name. It is a horror novel that talks about a group of people who were travelling along the highway of Nevada when they got arrested by Entragian, the deputy of a fictional mining town called Desperation, when they suddenly realize that the deputy is possessed with a devil called “Tak,” and that he controls the surrounding desert wildlife.
The arrested people try to fight for their freedom, and they eventually decide to trap Tak in the place of his origin.
The second novel King released was The Regulators. It is a mirror novel for Desperation, and it was released under the pseudonym Richard Bachman.
The two novels represent parallel universes relative to one another, where every character in the first novel has a reflection in the second; both novels complete each other, and form one portrait.
Stephen King is one of the bestselling American authors. He is known for many horror and science fiction novels, novellas, and short stories.
King was born in 1947 in Portland, Maine. He published his first novel Carrie in 1973.
He wrote more than 30 novels; in addition to six novels under the alias Richard Bachman. He also wrote a collection of 14 short stories. His books have sold more than 300 million copies around the world, and many of his novels were turned into films and series.
It is worth mentioning that King received a number of awards such as the Bram Stocker Award, World Fantasy Award, and British Fantasy Award. In 2015, he was awarded a National Medal of Arts from the United States National Endowment for Arts for his contribution in Literature.