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Writer Stephen King decries US gun violence

AFP  Washington, January 26, 2013
First Published: 14:43 IST(26/1/2013) | Last Updated: 15:01 IST(26/1/2013)

Best-selling writer Stephen King, known for bloody novels filled with fictional horror and gore, made an impassioned plea Friday for an end to real-life violence involving firearms.

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In an essay entitled "Guns" and sold by Amazon.com's Kindle Store, the horror writer inveighs against "an America awash in guns," a statement said.

"If this helps provoke constructive debate, I've done my job," said King.

The article was published on a relatively new platform, Kindle Singles by Amazon.com, allowing writers to quickly publish shorter form works that might be too long for a magazine piece but too short for a book.

The essay can be purchased on the Kindle for 99 cents.

King, among the world's most popular novelists, has sold hundreds of millions of books, a number of which have been adapted into successful Hollywood movies.


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