It is time for a periodic check in on Stephen King new for all of his fans out there. King has a lot going on with the premiere of the new “Carrie” movie coming up and the debut of the TV series “Under the dome” just around the corner as well. It is no surprise given that workload that King just announced that he would not be the screenwriter for the movie adaptation of his novel “Cell.”
TV and movies are good but what King’s fans really want is books and they are going to get that this year as King has two novel scheduled for release this year. That is right. There will be two full-length novels out before the year is done.
The first King book slated for release this year is “Joyland.” This book will only be widely released as a paperback as it is part of the Hard Case Crime line of books. This is King’s second book for the publisher after “Colorado Kid.” There are no details released for the book but there is a comment mad by King that he went with Hard Case Crime because he loves crime, mysteries, and ghosts. So, a haunted mystery? I did see one page count of 304 pages but I do not know that it is official. “Joyland” is scheduled to be released on June 4th as a paperback (no hardback or ebook version will be available).
The second novel of the year for Stephen King will be the much anticipated sequel to “The shining.” September 24 will bring “Dr. Sleep,” which will pick up Danny Torrance as an adult and still feeling the effects of the Overlook Hotel. There are many skeptics of this book, myself included, but King felt compelled to write a sequel and said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that his goal was “to scare the sh*t out of people.” Maybe King is going to go with all-out horror for the first time in a long time and give his fans a treat. I am sure the book will be good, but I think it is primed for a letdown in trying to match “The shining.”
There are other King projects in the pipeline and I will update when there is news. If you are looking to upgrade your wardrobe, Stephenking.com is selling limited edition t-shirts on Cafepress.com with proceeds going to The Haven Foundation. The shirts will only be on sale until April 7, so pick your up while you can and then look for a new design next month.
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