Stephen King might be a master of horror, but there's more to him than just that. He is secretly inspirational, both in real life and in the themes he includes in his books. His best novels are known for their scare factor, but there's usually something inspiring about them if you dare to look beneath the surface. He's actually kind of a sweet and cuddly guy in reality, and that fact shows in both his professional life and his personal one.
In his novels, redemption, childhood friendships, and the value of perseverance are recurring themes and motifs. Even his scarier works often secretly have an uplifting message. Constant Readers - what King calls his fans - may have picked up on some, but not all, of these themes. The more you learn about the guy, the more interesting he seems to get.
'It' Demonstrates That Friendship Is Stronger Than Evil
'Misery' Is Actually About Overcoming Addiction
'Carrie' Contains A Well-Deserved Dedication To His Wife
Many Of His Books Show That Being Disabled Doesn't Mean You Can't Be The Hero
His Memoir Is Meant To Help Other Writers, Rather Than Just Talking About Himself
He Loves To Make Fun Of Himself And His WritingPhoto: The Colbert Report / Comedy Central