Found: Stephen King’s horror novel ‘Thinner’ turned into poetry

We came across this creative project on Scribd by Matthew Lee Knowles, who took the first and last word of every page of Stephen King’s Thinner and married them side by side. The resulting narrative is surprisingly poetic, like something the Surrealists might have come up with. Who would have thought that a horror novel about a curse that wreaks havoc and spawns murders and suicides could have inspired something so enchanting? Here it is:

Heart Attack Breath by Matthew Lee Knowles




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Found: Stephen King’s horror novel ‘Thinner’ turned into poetry

  1. A great deal of found poetry is just crap. This is no exception.

    • It was kind of interesting. Speaking of which, where’s your poem?

      • Hold on, I’ll go find a book to pick random words from; I’ll make you one then.

        • As an arbiter of all things poetic, I would have figured you had actually written something. My bad.

          • Clarity isn’t your strong point, is it?

          • Irony isn’t your strong point, is it?

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