New Release: ‘Finders Keepers’ by Stephen King

June 2, 2015 at 12:05 am | Posted in Books, horror | Leave a comment
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Finders Keepers by Stephen King is out today.

“Wake up genius.”

So begins Stephen’s megasuspenseful story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, an iconic author who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn’t published a book for decades. Morris Bellamy is livid, not just because Rothstein has stopped providing books, but because the nonconformist Jimmy Gold has sold out for a career in advertising. Morris kills Rothstein and empties his safe of cash, yes, but the real treasure is a trove of notebooks containing at least one more Gold novel.

Morris hides the money and the notebooks, and then he is locked away for another crime. Decades later, a boy named Pete Saubers finds the treasure, and now it is Pete and his family that Bill Hodges, Holly Gibney, and Jerome Robinson must rescue from the ever-more deranged and violent Morris when he’s released from prison after thirty-five years.

Not since Misery has Stephen played with the notion of a reader whose obsession with a writer gets dangerous. Finders Keepers is spectacular, heart-pounding suspense, but it is also Stephen writing about how literature shapes a life—for good, for bad, forever.

Official Product Page.

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Book Review: ‘Doctor Sleep’ by Stephen King

April 8, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Reviews | 2 Comments
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The master of horror goes back to his roots to bring readers a sequel to one of his most famous novels, The Shining. But can Doctor Sleep live up to its predecessor? Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

December 13, 2013 at 10:49 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Events, Interview, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Video Games | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond. And to kick things off, let’s start with some ‘This Day in Star Wars’ trivia: On December 14, 1975, Twentieth Century Fox officially green-lighted Star Wars. One of the first steps in the legacy we enjoy today. Now on to…

Art News

  • You can check out Star Wars artist Dave Dorman‘s American Academy of Arts lecture online. In the video, he covers the full extent of his art career. At over an hour in length, you’ll need to set some time aside to watch this one.

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New Release: ‘Doctor Sleep’ by Stephen King

September 24, 2013 at 12:00 am | Posted in Audiobooks, Books, eBooks | Leave a comment
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Stephen King fans can get their new fix today with Doctor Sleep, a sequel to his famous 1977 novel The Shining.

Stephen King returns to the character and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.

On highways across America, a tribe of people called the True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless—mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and spunky twelve-year-old Abra Stone learns, the True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the steam that children with the shining produce when they are slowly tortured to death.

Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel, where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father’s legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant shining power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes “Doctor Sleep.”

Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan’s own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra’s soul and survival. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of devoted readers of The Shining and satisfy anyone new to this icon in the King canon.

Doctor Sleep is available in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats. You can find retailer links on Scribner’s official product page.

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Stephen King turns to Crime with ‘Joyland’

June 1, 2012 at 10:18 am | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Titan Books announced today that author Stephen King will be writing a new book called Joyland. The new book will be part of the Hard Case Crime imprint, and will be out in June 2013.

Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, JOYLAND tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever.

Click here to read the official announcement.

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Around the Web

April 27, 2012 at 10:02 am | Posted in Around the Web, Regular Feature | Leave a comment
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Stephen King Alert: Syfy is developing, as a long form project, King’s 1987 bestseller, The Eyes of the Dragon.  On board for the script are I, Robot’s Jeff Vintar and Battlestar Galactica’s Michael Taylor; executive producers are Taylor and Bill Haber.  The Eyes of the Dragon has something in common with King’s other works. Although it is set in a fictional world where a young prince (falsely accused of  and imprisoned for his father’s murder) must face a devious wizard, Eyes continues King’s practice of a character who’s appeared in his other works.  In this case, Flagg, who was in both the Dark Tower series and The Stand.

(via EW)

A Novel Approach to Novels:  How many times have you seen the question, “Hai, I’m new to the Star Wars Expanded Universe, and want to start reading the books.  Where do I start?”.  If you’re like us, you’ve heard it a lot.  Since there are about a bazillion Star Wars books (well, maybe not that many, but it seems like it), that’s a tall order and totally subjective to boot.  One reader’s soaring-to-new-heights novel is going to be another’s total dreck so how to advise?  Well, Tricia at Fangirl Cantina has come up with what we think is really a good idea.  You can check out her  where to start* article here, and why didn’t someone think of it sooner?

*Most frequent answer: Zim Zahn’s Thrawn Trilogy.  We have heard of readers who actually didn’t like The Thrawn Trilogy, but we don’t know them personally.  We don’t associate with people like that.

Support a Worthy Cause:  Speaking of the Star Wars Expanded Universe, EU Cantina has come up with a way to flaunt your total nerditude and be charitable.  Buy a #SWEU T shirt from them and their profit from the shirt will be donated to RIF (Reading is Fundamental) to support literacy.  You can get the details here.

Friday Fun:  Here’s a LOL to start the weekend with.  Personally, I’d hire this guy on the spot.

(via Syfy)

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Stephen King’s Dark Tower coming to HBO

October 28, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment
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Suvudu reports that Ron Howard and Brian Grazer will be doing Dark Tower in conjunction with HBO.  To quote Grazer:

We’re going to do [‘The Dark Tower’] with HBO,” Grazer told us. “We’ll do the TV with HBO, and we’ll do the movie with… to be determined. We’ll do it right.”

Suvudu reports that Javier Bardem is still on board for the role of Roland Deschain, but no dates have been announced yet.

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Stephen King writes sequel to The Shining

September 29, 2011 at 7:54 am | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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This week prolific horror writer Stephen King officially announced that he will be writing a sequel to his bestseller The Shining. The new book will entitled Dr. Sleep and will follow Danny Torrance, the child star of the original novel who will now be 40 years old, as he helps elderly patients pass away at a hospice while fending off psychic vampires. Sounds like the perfect blend of fantasy and horror. You can check out a video of Stephen King reading a passage from the upcoming novel here.

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