Stephen King’s 1987 psychological thriller is set to be reissued as limited editions with help from artist Rick Berry.
Inspired by moments in his own life where fans have been unhappy with his work- King wrote his protagonist, Paul Sheldon, as a writer famous for Victorian-era romance novels. After a nasty car crash the author is rescued by crazed fan Annie Wilkes, who takes him to her house and forces him to write a new book in order to modify the story to her own tastes.
The reissue of the novel will be music to King’s fans’ ears, giving them an opportunity to own something truly special.
Suntup Editions has announced the re-issue of the famous Stephen King novel with three exclusive editions.
- The “Artist Gift Edition,” will be going for $110 and includes a dust jacket with art and signature from Rick Berry.
- The “Numbered Edition” within a custom clamshell box, comes signed by both Berry and Stephen King, and will be $525. The numbered edition is limited to 200 copies, with the first 185 numbered in black and the remaining 15 are numbered in red, meant for private distribution.
- Finally, the “Lettered Edition” will be a hefty $3,950, with only 26 of the most serious Stephen King fans will be able to purchase it. This deluxe edition is signed by both Rick Berry and Stephen King, and is hand-bound in full leather, featuring a title embossed with six keys from a Royal typewriter. It is set in a custom walnut wood box.
Pre-orders begin February 12, with publication scheduled for August 8.
Go to Suntup’s website for more information.
The short film titled The Bookshop will star Burgess in the lead role, as bookshop owner Leonard. In an interview for Gloucestershire Live, Susan Lynch explains the inspiration and story behind the film. Sitting beside Burgess with a bookshelf backdrop, Lynch tells us, “I saw Tim in concert in the Charltons and what struck me about his energy on stage is that he’s like so many different people. So, the inspiration for The Bookshop came from all the different roles that I saw Tim be in the Charlatans and we’ve sort of transferred that idea of fantasy into a very beautiful fable about a guy who works in a bookshop whose got demons from his past and he faces those demons through the other people that come in to the bookshop.”
For readers, this will mean that many books from that year will now be available to download for free on e-readers and they can be more easily be used in schools for educational purposes.
Ok who are we kidding- you love the puerile, pun-tastic, and perfectly poor taste joke as much as the next person. The only difference is that we Reading Addicts occasionally mix a little literary knowledge into their humour, and come up with some jokes only fellow readers will understand.
How many of the following literary jokes do you understand? And can you come up with any more?
According to his daughter, JC Lee, Stan was working on a new character Dirt Man after she asked him if he would write a new superhero without all the “steel” and “clatter” of his previous creations. As an alternative to the shiny and spectacular heroes we are used to she suggested a new hero should get “down and dirty” instead.
JC Lee told TMZ Live: “We have been working on a character called Dirt Man. [He is the] last little angel that we’ve got tucked away.”
For those of us who spend much of our time in the library, a festive display is good fun and the ones we want to show you are just amazing! The staff at the libraries must have had a great time putting these together…