I love Stephen King stories (yes Alby, even the Stand).
To me, he creates a very vibrant and unusual world – sometimes something that marries well to what goes on in my own mind…..thus making it almost believable to me.
Many of his books, I have read and re-read over the years – and I recently started from “The Beginning” and have been working oldest to newest.
The other day- I picked up Night Shit, a collection of short stories from 1978. One of those stories really does tie to us here at S&B (especially on a day when I will be posting THREE Cigar Reviews from MySideOfTheBar) – a story called Quitters, Inc.
The story follows Richard “Dick” Morrison as he attempts to quit smoking. It is dark and twisted….and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I actually remembered seeing it first in the 1985 movie Cat’s Eye. I even found a clip from that (Below) that captures the majority of the story. Be warned, there are major (almost total) spoilers involved.
So – as my public service to you, remember – Das Bundesgesundheitsminster sagt das rauchen ist nicht serh gut fur deine gusundheit – maybe you need to visit Quitters, Inc.
Smoke’m if you gottem.