Christopher Fowler
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Reading & Writing
I first read 'Carrie' on a plane from LA, and it set the tone for my lifelong love/hate relationship with Stephen King. I thought the plot was brilliant in its simplicity - why had nobody thought of it before? But I loathed the toe-stubbingly flat language. What I could't see was that King's lack of style would become a unique style of its own. I couldn't see it because, up until that point, I had…