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Stephen King – If It Bleeds

With all of the craziness currently going on in the world, it seemed like we all needed some good news, and none other than Stephen King himself has stepped up to the plate.

Originally set to be released in early May, King’s new compendium hit the shelves on April 28th 2020.

If It Bleeds features four brand new novellas penned by King, which according to its publisher, Scribner, will “pull readers into intriguing and frightening places”. The four stories are titled Rat, Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, The Life Of Chuck and the titular If It Bleeds.

King is, of course, no stranger to the novella format, with multiple Hollywood blockbusters being created on the back of the author’s shorter stories, including Shawshank Redemption and Stand By Me.

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Stephen King – The Institute (2019)

I was SO thrilled to find a new book by Stephen King while randomly browsing for first signed editions. I immediately purchased it and I must say, after reading it, I was in awe. While I’ve never been fond of the Detective Hodges series, I love the short stories and the big books that Mr. King produces for his Constant Readers.

I got a version of this with blue lining on the outside!
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Stephen King – The Mist

Welcome to one of my favourite horror stories from Stephen King. Set in a very tight space (a supermarket in a small town), with a larger-than-life event going on outside (a mist spreading out and killing whoever dares to go outside), the story analyses human behaviour in crisis situations.

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End of Watch (The Bill Hodges Trilogy Book 3) – Stephen King

It seemed to him that whoever thought that one up really got hold of something, because it was darker than a woodchuck’s asshole this morning, and dawn wasn’t far away.

You gotta give it to Mr. King. He can definitely write a good horror novel. If you have liked these lovely books involving Finders Keepers, you might have run across “End of Watch” – the last story involving Bill Hodges before he finds his untimely death.

Mr. Mercedes * Stephen King

Finders Keepers * Stephen King Book Review

Stephen King – The Outsider (Finders Keepers)

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Stephen King – Misery Book Review

I think everybody’s read Misery by now or has at least seen the absolutely fantastic movie from the 90s about a writer’s biggest nightmare: an obsessed fan.

Apparently, the book came to be when Stephen King had been asked for an autograph at a diner by a woman who called herself “his no1 fan”. He then started thinking (in his very Stephen King manner), what would happen if there was such a fan, an obsessed individual, who would have no qualms in torturing the author to receive the best ending for a series. Maybe he was thinking about the hoards of Dark Tower fans asking for the next instalment?

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Pennywise and Georgie – IT Excerpt (Stephen King)

“Want your boat, Georgie?’ Pennywise asked. ‘I only repeat myself because you really do not seem that eager.’ He held it up, smiling. He was wearing a baggy silk suit with great big orange buttons. A bright tie, electric-blue, flopped down his front, and on his hands were big white gloves, like the kind Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck always wore.

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Stephen King – The Outsider (Finders Keepers)

“Reality is thin ice, but most people skate on it their whole lives and never fall through until the very end. We did fall through, but we helped each other out. We’re still helping each other.”

THE-OUTSIDER

Welcome to the Supernatural Zone. Not Twilight Zone since Jordan Peele destroyed it with his political agenda. I’ve picked up this book in Audio format thinking it’ll make a great read, much like Elevation did. And it worked in a way and it didn’t work so well in other ways.

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Lilja’s Library: The World of Stephen King by Hans-Åke Lilja

Lilja’s Library: The World of Stephen King

For over a decade now, Lilja has been one of the leading voices on the Internet when it comes to covering and reporting on Stephen King’s books and movies. His website, Lilja’s Library, is the die-hard fan’s source for information about new King projects and breaking news, but Lilja has also featured his own in-depth reviews and interviews with the most important people in King’s world, including Stephen King himself.
www.Liljas-Library.com

Had a read and while I think this blog-book conversion was good, it was pretty much only useful to me for the Stephen King interviews. While it featured other authors as well, they did not interest me as much so I kinda skimmed over their accounts.

From the Stephen King sets, I’ve selected the best interview snippets below!

 

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The Plant – Stephen King Book Review

Well this was a pretty interesting story! Probably a horror story for any publisher out there. There was an editor who removed a manuscript from someone and instead of rejecting it outright as the guy sounded like a crackpot, he decides to give the guy a shot. He receives the full manuscript and what do you know! The entire story is absolutely horrific, realistic depictions of murder accompanied by Polaroid pictures which do not look doctored.

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Elevation * Stephen King Book Review

I went past the bookstore the other day and I ran across a little book with Stephen King’s name on it. Not wanting to dish out £14 for something so tiny, I went up on Audible and downloaded the Audio version to listen to on my way to work and back.

Looking back, I think I made the right choice. While the book is good, it’s not extraordinary enough to warrant £14 (which I normally pay for a leafy hardcover).

Well, I suppose Mr. King has to keep his income going!
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Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Scribner; First Edition edition (October 30, 2018)
Language: English