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.
A television series was produced in the 70s and 80s and was loosely based on Ingalls’ books- it starred Melissa Gilbert as Laura and Michael Landon as her father, Charles. She is still celebrated today all across the USA, with museums and honouring her, and her name marking her previous homesteads throughout the country.
A keen writer as a child, Ruskin graduated in 1950 after winning several writing competitions in school including the Irwin Divinity Prize and the Hailey Literature Prize. He wrote one of his first short stories Untouchable when he was just 16 years old.
Recently King has offered one of his short stories for free online. The story is Laurie and follows a man and his journey through the late stages of grief and a beautiful gift his sister gives him to help him through his pain. In typical King style it is richly written, with a story that sucks you straight in (no spoilers).
Follow the link below to read the free short story for yourself.
Born Thomas Kennerly Wolfe Jr. on 2nd March 1930 in Richmond Virginia, Tom Wolfe showed his love for writing early, as editor of the school newspaper. After graduating in 1947, Wolfe turned down an offer for Princeton University and instead attented Washington and Lee University where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity. During his time at university he majored in English, was sports editor of the university newspaper and helped to found a literary magazine, Shenandoah giving him plenty of opportunity to practice his writing and journalistic skills. Read More