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I just wanted to thank you for “Never Mind the Shit-Weasels,” (3/16). As a kid in junior high and high school, I absolutely devoured Stephen King novels, but, by the urging of others, I gave them up in favor of pursuing more “literary” pieces. I went on to become an English major in college, and, looking back on it, I am quite certain that my love of reading was inspired not by the 18th-century poets I was forced to read throughout school but by the candid, honest, and perceptive prose of writers like Stephen King.

Thank you for reminding me of my roots. I look forward to reading more of Sean Daly’s writing in the future.

Arlington, Va.