Episode Notes

Marn brings her girlfriend and frequent collaborator Alyssa on to discuss Stephen King’s 1000-page monster of a novel, the many things that have already been said about it, and why they still find value in it despite all the mess. Topics of discussion include: queer readings of the text, bad dads, clowns with guns, repeating cycles of trauma, Jewish horror, fun narrative tricks, and why the new movies get it all so wrong.

You can find Marn on Twitter at @corpserevivers, Alyssa at @imajoyk, and the podcast @deadletterpod. You should also check out Alyssa’s queer book review blog, Reading While Queer!

Dead Letter Society’s theme music is Misery by Double Dragon and our lovely cover art is by Alyssa K.