Don Henley failed to mention it in his 1984 hit, but Stephen King is certainly a boy of the summer. Whether it’s venturing outside of Castle Rock to see a dead body or evading shapeshifting clowns in the barrens of Derry, the best-selling author has carved out a number of parables that make us sweat and fan our faces with a fury.
And so, that’s why The Losers’ Club is heading into the Fourth of July weekend with the best summer stories in King’s Dominion. Yes, just as they did for Halloween, Christmas, even Valentine’s Day, the Losers are turning to the stacks to name the 10 best Stephen King titles everyone should consider “summer reading.” You know, the stuff that burns.
Of course, it should be noted that not all of these stories take place in the summer, but they all bring the heat and beg to be read on the beach. So, grab some suntan lotion, maybe even a cool root beer, and catch a wave with Losers Justin Gerber, Jenn Adams, Michael Roffman, and special guest Janelle Janson of Dark Matter Magazine and Cemetery Dance.
Stream the episode below and return next week when the Losers begin their coverage of Everything’s Eventual. For further adventures, join the Losers’ Club over long days and pleasant nights via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, RadioPublic, Acast, Google Podcasts, and RSS. You can also unlock hundreds of hours of exclusive content in The Barrens (Patreon).