Stephen King is hot property right now with adaptations hitting cinemas, Netflix and the rest. He writes such in depth and epic series that it’s easy to see why they’re picked up for adaptation and now it looks like Dark Tower, a popular book and recent movie adaptation may well be getting a new chapter!
Recently, a fan of the Dark Tower series asked the author at a Q&A if there would be any more from the Dark Tower series. The ‘final’ book in the series came in 2004, and fans have been wanting more ever since. Several years later followed The Wind in the Keyhole, a prequel story and that was popular too.
In the exchange King says ‘Yes, I think that might happen.’, which is a pretty good sign there’s more to come! Specifically the fan asks King if he’d do ‘The Battle of Jericho’, which fans will know is another story that takes place in the history of Roland, before the timeline of the books.
While the movie wasn’t a big hit with King fans, the book series is huge with massive fan groups around the world. News that there is possibly a new book coming will be music to their ears, you can hear it from the King himself in the clip below.
As absurd as those claims may seem now, some of the negativity towards left-handed folk remains to this day. Left handers were still battling in the 20th century against people like American psychoanalyst Abram Blau, who accused all left-handers of being perverts. Even seemingly well-meaning teachers still insist on their student switching hands when they start to learn to write.
If only left handers were just left to be lefties! Some of our favourite writers were left-handed, and it is said that lefties tend to be more creative and arty than right handers.
Here’s a list of 8 of our favourite lefty writers.
Sir VS Naipaul had been in ill health for a while and published his final work, the nonfiction The Masque of Africa: Glimpses of African Belief in 2010. Today the literary world is in shock. Here are some of the tributes on Twitter today.
While a fantastic story, Roots was not without controversy and its release was marred by accusations of plagiarism (proven to be partly true), and doubts cast on the authenticity of the family ties. Today the book is accepted to be a work of fiction, and controversy aside is still a worthy read with an important message.
In 1995, Liu Yongbiao and an accomplice named Wang Mouming robbed a hostel. After being discovered, the two killed a family of three as well as another guest by beating them to death him hammers and clubs in order to cover their tracks. Since the crime, Liu became a famed writer and was even a member of the China Writers’ Association.
For decades, the novel has remained hidden away from scholars and academics, but has finally resurfaced. The story takes place in the Ritz Hotel, Paris, a setting which has appeared in previous Hemingway novels and holds personal significance for the author. The novel is narrated by a character called Robert, who happens to share Hemingway’s own nickname, Papa. Robert and his band of soldiers, who are all due to leave the city the next day, spend their time drinking and debating “the dirty trade of war.”
Uris was six years old when he was first recognised for his literary skills when he wrote an operetta inspired by the death of his dog. He would go on to write many bestselling works, based around major political and historic events. Today we’re going to recommend four books you may like to try. Read More