Stephen King has been waiting a long time for “The Dark Tower” series to find a place on screens. “The Gunslinger,” the first book in the series, was published in 1982, and he’s returned to that science fiction/fantasy/horror/western world for almost 4,000 pages.
Stephen King published “The Shining” way back in 1977. It was his fourth novel. A year earlier, his first, “Carrie,” had come out as a film directed by Brian De Palma, and had been a huge success. King was big, but he wasn’t yet the giant bestselling author he’s become.
Stephen King fan James Smythe has reached “The Stand” (the original version was published in 1978) in his survey of the horror master, and finds this novel isn’t just about good versus evil – it’s also about fate.
Is the “Here’s Johnny!” line that Jack Torrance (famously portrayed by Jack Nicholson) utters after axing through a door in “The Shining” a one-off event — or the culmination of a life of “all work and no play”?
Over at the Los Angeles Review of Books they’re having an argument about Stephen King. Dwight Allenleads for the prosecution; Sarah Langan replies for the defense. Though like Langan she is absolute for acquittal, she wants to defend King on other grounds than hers.
Colin Dickeys most formative childhood experience involved Stephen King, and in particular his dread fear of his book “The Shining”. He was four or five years old, he thinks, though it may have been earlier.
Stephen King uber-fan James Smythe is rereading the works of the horror genius in chronological order. This week, he tackles “Night Shift”, King’s first compilation of short stories, in which he laid the foundations for some of his greatest work
Smart readers, unite! Let us decry the naked Emperor called Stephen King, and restore our soiled integrity! Uh, okay. After that, can we all play “Thundercats”?
Stephen King enthusiast James Smythe is rereading the horror master’s works in chronological order. This week, King’s only book no longer in print, after apparently influencing a killer.
In the Mid-Eighties, when Dwight Allen was living in New York, a friend, an editor at a major publishing house, told him that he should read Stephen King. This friend, a guy who loved Pynchon and Nabokov and Gass, said that King was good.
Ebook trailblazer’s new whodunnit will appear only in print, but next year’s “Shining” sequel will be available in both formats. - Stephen King’s digital publication of “Riding the Bullet” in 2000 made him one of the pioneers of the ebook movement.
It never ceases to amaze us how productive Stephen King has become in recent years, especially with the astounding “11 / 22 / 63″, and latest “Dark Tower” novel “The Wind Through The Keyhole”.
Rereading Stephen King: week one – “Carrie”: James Smythe has read everything Stephen King has ever written – and now he’s revisiting each novel in chronological order. First: a young girl with some dangerous powers.
Stephen King ist sehr böse darüber, viel zu wenig Abgaben zu haben. Denn das, was er gerade unter dem Titel “Tax Me, for F@%&”s Sake!” veröffentlicht hat, ist zwar ein kluges Argument, aber es ist auch ein Wutausbruch.
In an expletive-filled condemnation of America’s tax system, the bestselling novelist says wealthy Americans have a ‘moral imperative’ to pay higher taxes.
The story of Roland Deschain and his quest for the Dark Tower has been a part of Stephen King’s literary agenda from the beginning. The opening sections were written in 1970, when King was an ambitious, unknown 22-year-old.
It has been eight years since Stephen King presented readers with the controversially open ending to his epic fantasy sequence, “The Dark Tower”. The seven-book series eventually stretched to nigh-on 4,500 pages.
Die Krimi-Kolumne diesmal nur mit den Erfolgreichsten ihrer Zunft. Den perfekten, den meistverkauften, den dicksten, und natürlich, ja: den besten Krimis dieses Winters, des kommenden Frühlings, des ganzen letzten Jahres und der ganzen Welt.
Glaubt man Stephen King, dann waren die späten Fünfziger für Raucher so etwas wie das Goldene Zeitalter. Buchstäblich immer und überall in seinem neuem Roman wird gequalmt: im Bus, im Taxi, in der Schule und selbst in der Burgerbude.
Wahnsinn, was der neue Stephen-King-Roman »Der Anschlag« so alles in sich vereint: Action, Historie, Liebe und Gesellschaftskritik. Hätte der Meister der Horrorliteratur nicht langsam mal den Nobelpreis verdient?