King is prevalent on Twitter and has made no secret of his dislike of President Donald Trump, much to the annoyance of Trump fans America-wide.
The latest spat ended with the POTUS blocking King on Twitter for his negative comments, and King responded with a block of his own…
In response to the author’s blocking of Trump from seeing IT or Mr. Mercedes, fans of the US president took to Reddit to show their displeasure. In an attempt to boycott the remake of Stephen King’s IT an ardent Trump fan urged others to boycott the movie in hopes of dwindling box office numbers and an eventual ‘flop’ of the new movie.
Unfortunately for those calling for a boycott Stephen King’s IT is set to be the largest September movie debut, and the largest opening weekend ever for a horror movie.
Stephen King continues to be a very vocal critic of Donald Trump so it seems even the threat of a boycott did not dampen his spirits.
It’s a grim time for retailers with many proclaiming the high street ‘dead on its feet’ so the news that two new stores are opening is absolutely fantastic, especially as it’s bookshops in particular who are suffering from the effects of online trade and the digital revolution.
In August four authors were shortlisted, Haruki Murakami of Japan, who soon withdrew himself from the competition, Vietnamese-Canadian writer Kim Thúy; Maryse Condé of Guadeloupe; and British author Neil Gaiman who is based in the USA.
This week PRH issued an urgent warning to all staff over a phishing scam that attempted to access manuscripts and other author details. The company sent the email to staff on Wednesday reading “Important: New Phishing Alert” and reads: “We have recently seen an increase in attempts to steal our manuscripts. This has occurred in multiple locations across the globe. The individuals attempting to access these manuscripts have a sophisticated understanding of our business. We need to protect ourselves from these threats.”
The winners for each category will be announced on November 14th, but for now let’s take a look at those finalists and the books that made the final cut.
There’s no doubt we’re depleting the world’s resources and in Mortal Engines, Reeves imagines a world where we all have to resort to rolling cities, forced into predatory behaviour as they crawl the world fighting to survive.
The store is already an absolutely delightful place to be, and if you haven’t already visited Mr B’s Emporium, you can find it in our bookshop section by clicking the link attached to the name in this paragraph. Read More