Sunday, June 24, 2007

Utica And Stephen King

For a long time I've wondered what kind of connection Stephen King has to the Utica area. The city gets mentioned quite a bit in King's works, most notably as the hometown of one of the lead characters in "The Tommyknockers". That particular portrayal isn't very flattering, dwelling as it does on the character's nightmarish upbringing in the city, but King demonstrated at least a passing familiarity with the streets and neighborhoods of the city.

I didn't know until this weekend that one of his daughters serves as a minister at a local church.