Stephen King On Growing Up, Believing In God And Getting Scared "The more carny it got, the better I liked it," King says of his new thriller, Joyland. King talks with Fresh Air's Terry Gross about his career writing horror, and about what scares him now.
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Stephen King On Growing Up, Believing In God And Getting Scared

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Stephen King On Growing Up, Believing In God And Getting Scared

Stephen King On Growing Up, Believing In God And Getting Scared

Stephen King On Growing Up, Believing In God And Getting Scared

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"The more carny it got, the better I liked it," King says of his new thriller, Joyland. The book, set in a North Carolina amusement park in 1973, is part horror novel and part supernatural thriller. King talks with Fresh Air's Terry Gross about his career writing horror, and about what scares him now.

Originally broadcast May 28, 2013.