Cell review online

Posted: January 24, 2006, 22:07
Today is Cell day. The book is out so go get it ASAP! My review is online now for you to check out and on the official Cell site you can now listen to a message from King.

The Cell winners are...

Posted: January 24, 2006, 22:05
The Cell contest is over and the winners have been drawn. Here is a list of all the right answers as well as the winners:

Question: Who reads the audio edition of Cell?
Answer: Campbell Scott

Book: Terry Lettmoden
CD: Anna Jones
CD: Jerome Luc Paulin

Question: At the end of Cell there is an excerpt from an upcoming King book, which?
Answer: Lisey’s Story

Book: Peter Anderson
CD: Gary Hillman
CD: Charles Bretz

Question: King auctioned out the chance to name a character in Cell, how much did the winner pay?
Answer: $25,100

Book: Richard Kaminski
CD: Cathy VanVleet
CD: James Steates

Question: What is the name of the photographer that took King's author photo for Cell?
Answer: Amy Guip

Book: Cyrus Roland Simcoe
CD: Hannah Errington
CD: Hubert Spandowski

Question: What is the item on the spine of the US edition of Cell?
Answer: A small sneeker and a set of keys.

Book: Jeanette Jackson
CD: Craig Zernik
CD: Eric Enderle

All the winners has been notified by mail.

King interviewed on Amazon Fishbowl

Posted: January 23, 2006, 22:04
On you can now see an interview with King done by Bill Maher. It's for Amazon Fishbowl 10 minutes long and pretty interesting. Head over there now!

Thanks to Peter Hardy.

Cell contest over

Posted: January 23, 2006, 22:04
The Cell contest is over and the winners will be announced tomorrow so make sure you check in then. hires Bill Maher

Posted: January 22, 2006, 22:02
_ announced that it has hired comedian Bill Maher to host a weekly online talk show that will be available for viewing on its website. The first episode runs in June, and among the guests will be novelist Stephen King. More info to come...

Thanks to herbertwest and Mike Cahill.

Cell sold early

Posted: January 22, 2006, 22:01
There are reports that besides Wal-Mart, Target and Chapters Book Stores also jumped the gun and has been selling copies of Cell since Saturday the 21.

Thanks to Deepak and Mark Struzinski.

Willa, Florida book and another hard boiled detective story

Posted: January 22, 2006, 21:57
OK, here is more info about new stuff from King that was revealed yesterday at the event at Eckerd College:

The story King read is called Willa and is about 7500 words according to King. Without giving too much away, it is the story of a man's search for his wife after they get off a train. King said that he wrote the story based on the final image he would read in the story, and then worked from there. Much more then that can't be told without giving it all away, but there are some very vivid and well-defined characters, and the story has a great mood and very poetic tone to it. No word on when it'll be released yet though...

King also told the audience that he's contemplating a Florida book soon, he has an idea for it, but he explained that he and his wife had been spending a lot of time here and he wanted to develop a "texture" for the landscape before writing.

Here is a quote from the St Pete Times article about the event:

"Stephen King, who has been a part-time resident of Sarasota for several years, told a packed auditorium at Eckerd College that he is nearly ready to set a novel in his adopted state. 'You have to get a little bit of texture for a place, ' King said, 'We've been down herenow spending about half the year since 1998. I think I have an idea for a book'"

King also mentioned that he had another hard boiled detective story in the works.
Thanks to Ed Yarb and Judith.

Wal-Mart has jumping the gun

Posted: January 22, 2006, 21:56
It seems that Wal-Mart has jumped the gun on selling Cell. I get reports that there where copies for sale on Saturday the 21. So, go hunt!

Thanks to Nate Hammer.

Willa, a new story

Posted: January 22, 2006, 21:54
Yesterday King appeared on the An Evening With Stephen King! King read a brand new short story to test it on the crowd, the story was called Willa and King said it was about 7500 words.

Dennis Lehane introduced King and then fielded questions pre-filled out by the crowd for Stephen King. It went from 8pm to about 9:30pm, for a very receptive crowd... people of ALL ages. King made a brief comment about the crowd being asked to turn off their cell phones and launched into a very funny and thorough story about how he came up with the idea for the novel and promoted it's release several times throughout the night.

If anyone took any photos from the event, please let me know.

Thanks to Ed Yarb and Judith.

Excerpts from Cell is now out.

Posted: January 20, 2006, 21:20

The first of two excerpts from Cell is now out. You can check it (and some rather cool illustrations) out here.

Cell in Entertainment Weekly

Posted: January 19, 2006, 21:19
According to King's official site: 'Entertainment Weekly will be running the first two chapters of Cell in their issue on stands January 20, 2006, as a first serial excerpt. This is the first time in the history of the magazine that they have run a fiction excerpt.'

Thanks to Rocky Wood.

Ron McLarty to narrate Stationary Bike

Posted: January 19, 2006, 21:17
Ron McLarty has been selected to narrate the upcoming audio version of Stationary Bike. A good choice if you ask me!
The CD will be released in July and you can pre-order here.

The Mist script finished?

Posted: January 19, 2006, 21:16
The Mist script is finished, apparently. It has been widely reported that Frank Darabont was working on an adaptation of The Mist and it looks like the draft is actually done. In a report about the forthcoming “Indiana Jones” sequel, Ain't It Cool's Harry Knowles let slip that he read the script and it was “amazing,”.

Thanks to Drew.

Cell contest a success

Posted: January 19, 2006, 21:14
The first day of Lilja's Library's Cell Contest was a success. There where a record breaking number or entries. The Winners will be announced on January 24. A new question is now online.

Cell contest

Posted: January 19, 2006, 21:02

OK, It's contest time again. This time it's copies of Cell that's at stake. 10 copies of the audio CD and 5 copies of the hardback to be more exactA new question will be posted each day between January 19 and January 23 and I will draw 3 winners each day. Two of these will get the audio CD and one the book.

To make it a bit more interesting I won't publish the names of the winners every day as usual, this time I'll publish all the winners on January 24. That way you will have to live with the suspense a bit longer...yes, I know I'm cruel :-)

OK, so, just click the banner and answer the question. All answers can be found somewhere on the site. Good luck!

Stephen's Picks

Posted: January 18, 2006, 21:01
Stephen's Picks for the week of January 16, 2006 is out:

* Stephen is reading Voodoo Heart by Scott Snyder (Very good)
* He is also reading Dead Low Tide by John D. Macdonald
* In theaters, Stephen saw Brokeback Mountain (Very good)

Article about William Hurt

Posted: January 18, 2006, 20:59
Here is an article about William Hurt who plays John Renshaw in the episode Battleground of Nightmares & Dreamscapes.

No Sword in the Darkness online

Posted: January 17, 2006, 20:54
I got an email from Rocky Wood today and it seams that the Australian paper that ran the first part of Sword in the Darkness made a mistake. Rocky gives this explanation:

The first part of 'Sword in the Darkness' which was online this past Saturday appeared in error and has now been removed from the newspaper's website. The second part of the excerpt from the upcoming book, 'Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished' will appear only in the hard copy newspaper and not online.'

Full cover of UK Cell

Posted: January 16, 2006, 18:45

I got a copy of the UK edition of Cell today and here is the full UK cover.

Just Askin'

Posted: January 16, 2006, 18:43
King's first column for 2006 is now out. It's called Just Askin' and you can read it here.

Thanks to Paul Poroshin.

Richard Thomas in Autopsy Room Four

Posted: January 16, 2006, 18:42
Greta Scacchi has been cast opposite Richard Thomas in Autopsy Room Four one of the episodes in Nightmares & Dreamscapes.

Thanks to MG.

Sword in the Darkness online

Posted: January 14, 2006, 18:40
All of you that for some reason didn’t get Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished can now read Sword in the Darkness online. The Australian is publishing it online and the first part is already out, you can read it here. The next part (they have divided it in two parts) will be out next week.

Thanks to Bev Vincent.

Stephen King podcast

Posted: January 12, 2006, 18:38
On February 9th Simon & Schuster Audio will launch an exclusive Stephen King podcast on their site. It will contain a 20-minute interview with King himself, and an excerpt from the Cell audio book. The interview with King that was recorded on December 5 so it's a new and fresh one you don't want to miss.

Both the book and audio is released on January 24th and at the back of the book you can find an excerpt from King's next book Lisey's Story that is due out in October.

You can pre order your copy of Cell here:

US hardback
US audio CD
US audio Cassette
UK hardback
UK audio CD

Do King use American Express?

Posted: January 12, 2006, 18:37
Here's a link to a site where you can see a commercial for American Express that King did back in the 1980's.

Thanks to Brian Freeman.

King in France

Posted: January 12, 2006, 18:36
Cell will be released in France with the title Cellulaire in March and Robin Furth's The Dark Tower Concordance volume 2 will be released on March the 17th with the title La Tour Sombre - Concordance volume 2.

Thanks to Stephen King Lille board.

New book

Posted: January 11, 2006, 18:35
On the official message board someone asked if King had started a new book after Cell and Lisey's Story and the moderator confirmed that he had, as far as she know. Good news in other words.

Lisey in UK Cell as well

Posted: January 11, 2006, 18:34
I got confirmation today that the UK edition of Cell also will have the first chapter of Lisey's Story at the end.

The Dark Tower 7 in Poland

Posted: January 11, 2006, 18:32
The Dark Tower 7 is being released in Poland and to the right you can see the cover.

Desperation photos

Posted: January 10, 2006, 00:39
Fangoria published these cool pictures from Desperation today!

The images are (from left to right, up and down) Annabeth Gish with some KNB EFX-created corpses, Charles Durning sharing a scene with a real live cougar, Kelly Overton and Steven Weber fighting a vicious bird and Garris himself with Ron Perlman, who plays the nasty Collie Entragian.

Thanks to Mike Cahill.

I Know What You Need in the Netherlands

Posted: January 10, 2006, 00:35
The Dollar Baby I Know What You Need will be screened in the Netherlands in March 2006, to coincide with the release of Stephen King's new book, Cell.

Thanks to Stephen King Short Movies.

Stephen's Picks

Posted: January 10, 2006, 00:34
Stephen's Picks for the week of January 9, 2006 is out:

* Stephen is reading Dispatch by Bentley Little
* He is also reading A Green Desire by Anton Myrer
* He is listening to Mistakes Were Made by Diesel Doug and the Long Haul Truckers
* In theaters, Stephen saw Hostile (Very good)
* In theaters, Stephen also saw Wolf Creek (good)

And the winner is...

Posted: January 6, 2006, 00:33
So the winner of an ARC of Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished has been drawn but first, here are the right answers:

Question 1: This Stephen King classic goes into the theme of country folk vs. city folk. Which one is it?
Answer 1: Cujo

Question 2: Fill in the blank.
"I love to burn things up," King says. "It's the werewolf in me, I guess.... _________was particularly fulfilling, because there I got a chance to scrub the whole human race, and man, it was fun!"
Answer 2: The Stand

Question 3: Fill in the blank: "In 1989, King signed a deal with Viking that netted him _____million for four books, a new record."
Answer 3: $35

And the lucky winner is Jeremy Thomason from the US. If you didn't win, don't be too sad. A new contest will start soon, very soon!

Airdate for Desperation set

Posted: January 5, 2006, 00:32
Good news! The official airdate for Desperation is Thursday, 18 May 2006.

Thanks to Bev Vincent.

Contest over

Posted: January 5, 2006, 00:29
The contest for an ARC of Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished is over. The winner will be drawn tomorrow so be sure to check in then.

Latest on Ghost Brothers

Posted: January 5, 2006, 00:27
Here is the latest news about The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. It's not much but it's nice to see that they are making progress.

Thanks to Rocky Wood and Ed Yarb.

Background to Cell

Posted: January 5, 2006, 00:25
A new edition of Bev Vincent's News From the Dead Zone column is now online and among all the interesting things in it is how King got the story idea for Cell:

King told a story about leaving a New York hotel to get a coffee one morning about six years ago. "A lady under the canopy was on her cell phone and the doorman was getting someone a cab. I thought, what if she got this message on her cell phone that she could not deny and she had to attack everyone she saw - and she started with the doorman, she ripped his throat out."

Thanks to Bev Vincent.

Lisey's Story excerpt

Posted: January 5, 2006, 00:23
Bev Vincent had the following to say about the excerpt from Lisey's Story that is in the US edition of Cell:

The Scribner edition of Cell contains a sneak peak at Lisey's Story. The first twelve pages of the book are presented in King's own handwriting. The excerpt is not the same as what we've previously seen in "Lisey and the Madman." The opening chapter is called "Lisey and Amanda (Everything the Same)" and deals with Lisey Landon two years after the death of her famous writer husband Scott. She's finally going through his writing office, trying to decide what to do about his unpublished works. Amanda is her older sister, and there seems to be tension between the two. My feeling is that this book will be in the Bag of Bones vein.

Thanks to Bev Vincent.

Glenn Chadbourne interview

Posted: January 5, 2006, 00:21
An article about Glenn Chadbourne, artist behind Secretary of Dreams from Cemetery Dance can be read here.

Thanks to Rocky Wood.

Last chance for contest

Posted: January 5, 2006, 00:20
And don't forget to enter the contest where you can win an ARC of Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished. Last chance is tomorrow.

Lisey in Cell

Posted: January 3, 2006, 00:44
Now it's confirmed that the excerpt from Lisey's Story that is included in Cell is a different one from the earlier excerpt. Good news in other words!

Cell contains the first 12 pages of Lisey's Story in King's own hand. This excerpt is not the same as Lisey and the Madman and has to do with Lisey having to deal with her late husband's literary remains.

Thanks to Bev Vincent.

Spanish news

Posted: January 3, 2006, 00:41
The Spanish version of The Colorado Kid will hit stores on January 13th and The Dark Tower 7 the 24th of February.

Thanks to Ari.

Happy New 2006

Posted: January 2, 2006, 00:38
Welcome to 2006 and Lilja's Library's 10th year online. Yes, Lilja's Library has been online for 10 year!

During all these 10 years you have all been very supportive. When there have been something you have liked, you have let me know,
when there was something wrong, you let me know that too (both is equally important). When I asked you to donate to the site, you did! In short, you have all been very supportive and because of this Lilja's Library is now one of the biggest sites about King online...and we are growing all the time.

During all of 2006 I will celebrate Lilja's Library's 10 years online. 2006 will be the most exciting year in the history of Lilja's Library, I can tell you that right now. To kick it all of, this years first contest starts today. The prize this time is an ARC of Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished. So, don't waste any time, enter right away!

And again, thanks for all your support during these 10 years. I hope you'll be with me during'll be a year to remember!