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Episode 9: Lilja & Lou Take An Amiable Sleepwalk Through Knowing Darkness

Posted: September 23, 2012, 21:25
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Episode 9: Lilja & Lou Take An Amiable Sleepwalk Through Knowing Darkness - of the Lilja & Lou Podcast is now out.

We review the 1992 Stephen King scripted film - Sleepwalkers. Find out if Hans & Lou felt if this cameo heavy film is worth staying awake through.

One of our podcast listeners Ami Sandler contributes to the podcast and our review of the Stephen King art book - Knowing Darkness with his own audio review. Thanks Ami!

We also bring you the latest Stephen King news.

Aaaaaaaand we announce the contest winner of Lilja's draw for
Rocky Wood's Stephen King book - Stephen King: Uncollected & Unpublished signed by the author himself!


We hope you will all enjoy this episode and as usual we want to hear from you, good or bad, we want it all!

In this podcast:

1) 00:56 - Lilja and Lou Intro.
2) 01:33 - In The Death Room: Stephen King News
3) 09:02 - Reviews from The Night Shift: Sleepwalker - Movie
5) 22:15 - From the King Crate: Knowing Darkness - Art book review
6) 43:05 - Contest Draw, Next Podcast Preview & Signoff

Intro Music - Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult

Outro Music - Stand By Me - Ben E. King


CD talks limited

Posted: September 21, 2012, 22:41
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Here is an interesting article called Cemetery Dance Talks With IDW’s Jeff Conner about Stephen King, Clive Barker, and the future of horror Limited Editions that you should check out.

Joyland press release

Posted: September 21, 2012, 11:28
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New Stephen King Novel
From Hard Case Crime
COMING JUNE 4TH 2013


Called “the best new American publisher to appear in the last decade” by Neal Pollack in The Stranger, Hard Case Crime revives the storytelling and visual style of the pulp paperbacks of the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. The line features an exciting mix of lost pulp masterpieces from some of the most acclaimed crime writers of all time and gripping new novels from the next generation of great hardboiled authors, all with new painted covers in the grand pulp style. Authors range from modern-day bestsellers such as Pete Hamill, Donald E. Westlake, Lawrence Block and Ed McBain to Golden Age stars like Mickey Spillane (creator of “Mike Hammer”), Erle Stanley Gardner (creator of “Perry Mason”), Wade Miller (author of Touch of Evil), and Cornell Woolrich (author of Rear Window).

Joyland by Stephen King - Coming June 4th 2013 (Link to Large Cover Art

Stephen King commented, “I love crime, I love mysteries, and I love ghosts. That combo made Hard Case Crime the perfect venue for this book, which is one of my favorites. I also loved the paperbacks I grew up with as a kid, and for that reason, we’re going to hold off on e-publishing this one for the time being. Joyland will be coming out in paperback, and folks who want to read it will have to buy the actual book.”

King’s previous Hard Case Crime novel, The Colorado Kid, became a national bestseller and inspired the television series “Haven,” now going into its third season on SyFy.

“Joyland is a breathtaking, beautiful, heartbreaking book,” said Charles Ardai, Edgar- and Shamus Award-winning editor of Hard Case Crime. “It’s a whodunit, it’s a carny novel, it’s a story about growing up and growing old, and about those who don’t get to do either because death comes for them before their time. Even the most hardboiled readers will find themselves moved. When I finished it, I sent a note saying, ‘Goddamn it, Steve, you made me cry.’"

Nick Landau, Titan Publisher, added: “Stephen King is one of the fiction greats, and I am tremendously proud and excited to be publishing a brand-new book of his under the Hard Case Crime imprint.”

JOYLAND will feature new painted cover art by the legendary Robert McGinnis, the artist behind the posters for the original Sean Connery James Bond movies and “Breakfast At Tiffany’s,” and by Glen Orbik, the painter of more than a dozen of Hard Case Crime’s most popular covers, including the cover for The Colorado Kid.

Since its debut in 2004, Hard Case Crime has been the subject of enthusiastic coverage by a wide range of publications including The New York Times, USA Today, Time, Playboy, U.S. News & World Report, BusinessWeek, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Sun-Times, The Houston Chronicle, New York magazine,the New York Post and Daily News, Salon, Reader’s Digest, Parade and USA Weekend,as well as numerous other magazines, newspapers, and online media outlets. The Chicago Sun-Times wrote, “Hard Case Crime is doing a wonderful job publishing both classic and contemporary ‘pulp’ novels in a crisp new format with beautiful, period-style covers. These modern ‘penny dreadfuls’ are worth every dime.” Playboy praised Hard Case Crime’s “lost masterpieces,” writing “They put to shame the work of modern mystery writers whose plots rely on cell phones and terrorists.” And the Philadelphia City Paper wrote, “Tired of overblown, doorstop-sized thrillers…? You’ve come to the right place. Hard Case novels are as spare and as honest as a sock in the jaw.”

Other upcoming Hard Case Crime titles include The Cocktail Waitress, a never-before-published novel by James M. Cain, author of The Postman Always Rings Twice, Mildred Pierce, and Double Indemnity, and an epic first novel called The Twenty-Year Death by Ariel S. Winter that has won advance raves from authors such as Peter Straub, James Frey, Alice Sebold, John Banville, David Morrell and Stephen King.

For information about these and other forthcoming titles, visit www.HardCaseCrime.com

About Hard Case Crime
Founded in 2004 by award-winning novelists Charles Ardai and Max Phillips, Hard Case Crime has been nominated for or won numerous honors since its inception including the Edgar, the Shamus, the Anthony, the Barry, and the Spinetingler Award. The series’ books have been adapted for television and film, with two features currently in development at Universal Pictures and the TV series “Haven” going into its third season this fall on SyFy. Hard Case Crime is published through a collaboration between Winterfall LLC and Titan Publishing Group.

About Titan Publishing Group
Titan Publishing Group is an independently owned publishing company, established in 1981, comprising three divisions: Titan Books, Titan Magazines/Comics and Titan Merchandise. Titan Books, recently nominated as Independent Publisher of the Year 2011, has a rapidly growing fiction list encompassing original fiction and reissues, primarily in the areas of science fiction, fantasy, horror, steampunk and crime. Recent crime and thriller acquisitions include Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins’ all-new Mike Hammer novels, the Matt Helm series by Donald Hamilton and the entire backlist of the Queen of Spy Writers, Helen MacInnes. Titan Books also has an extensive line of media and pop culture-related non-fiction, graphic novels, art and music books. The company is based at offices in London, but operates worldwide, with sales and distribution in the US and Canada being handled by Random House. www.titanbooks.com

Cover for Joyland released

Posted: September 20, 2012, 16:30
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Here is the cover for Joyland.


Not only is King going retro with the setting of his upcoming novel, he’s also sticking to a tried-and-true format. “I love crime, I love mysteries, and I love ghosts,” he said in the press release. “I also loved the paperbacks I grew up with as a kid, and for that reason, we’re going to hold off on e-publishing this one for the time being. Joyland will be coming out in paperback, and folks who want to read it will have to buy the actual book.”

Charles Ardai, editor of Hard Case Crime, promises a layered, genre-crossing story. “Joyland is a breathtaking, beautiful, heartbreaking book,” he said. “It’s a whodunit, it’s a carny novel, it’s a story about growing up and growing old, and about those who don’t get to do either because death comes for them before their time. Even the most hard-boiled readers will find themselves moved. When I finished it, I sent a note saying, ‘Goddamn it, Steve, you made me cry.’ ”

Press release for Doctor Sleep

Posted: September 20, 2012, 11:08
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Press release for Doctor Sleep from Hodder & Stoughton:

STEPHEN KING to return to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in 2013

Hodder has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Chuck Verrill of Darhansoff &Verrill in DOCTOR SLEEP. King says he wanted to know what happened to Danny Torrance, the boy at the heart of The Shining, after his terrible experience in the Overlook Hotel. The instantly riveting, stand-alone novel, Doctor Sleep picks up the story of the now middle-aged Dan, working at a hospice in rural New Hampshire, and the very special twelve-year old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.

On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless - mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and tween Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the ‘steam’ that children with the ‘shining’ produce when they are slowly tortured to death.

Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father’s legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him and a job at a nursing home where his remnant ‘shining’ power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes ‘Doctor Sleep.’

Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan’s own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra’s soul and survival. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted readers of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

Hardcover publication of the novel will be September 24, 2013, and readers can hear a taster if they buy the CD or digital download of King's novel, THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE, because he reads the Prologue from it.

Joyland; King's next book

Posted: September 20, 2012, 10:14
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Charles Ardai talks Joyland and Haven:

CA: Yes, JOYLAND. It’s coming out in June 2013, and it’s perfect summer reading. It’s actually set partly on a beach, in the summer, so you have no excuse not to buy a copy and take it with you to the beach next summer. (I do realize that by the same reasoning you should only read FRANKENSTEIN in a castle during a lightning storm, but never mind.) We’re keeping the book under wraps until we’re closer to the publication date, so you won’t get any spoilers from me, but I’ll tell you it’s about a college student who gets a summer job working at a small-town amusement park and discovers some very strange things going on. Anyone who wants more info can find a bit on our website, www.hardcasecrime.com. I’ll tell you this: I’m a hardboiled sort of guy, but I was crying by the end of JOYLAND. Anyone who can read this book without shedding a tear shed is made of stone.

Carrie: The Musical

Posted: September 20, 2012, 10:13
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Check out the brand new music video of "In" - the first track off the Carrie: The Musical - Premiere Cast Recording, a vibrant adaptation of Stephen King's iconic 1974 novel. "In" introduces audiences to the intense pop-infused score composed by Academy Award winners Michael Gore (Fame, Terms of Endearment) and Dean Pitchford (Fame, Footloose), with a book by Lawrence D. Cohen, who also wrote the screenplay for the unforgettable 1976 film by Brian DePalma.

Doctor Sleep gets a release date

Posted: September 18, 2012, 19:26
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Doctor Sleep has finally gotten a release date. Unfortunately we won't see it until September 24th next year. Both Scribner and Hodder & Stoughton will release it on that date.

I’m glad it has a release date but disappointed that it’s more than a year until it’s actually released.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma and John Hanic

Press release for season 3 of Haven

Posted: September 14, 2012, 08:36
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'NEW YORK – September 13, 2012 – The scary mysteries and odd eccentricities of this small coastal Maine town will continue to unfold when Haven, Syfy’s hit drama series, returns for its third season on Friday, September 21 at 10PM (ET/PT).

In the premiere, Haven picks up immediately following the events of the gripping season two finale with Audrey (Emily Rose) having been kidnapped; Nathan (Lucas Bryant) warned against pursuing a romantic relationship with Audrey; and Duke (Eric Balfour) seemingly engaged in a fight to the death with Nathan after he discovers his family lineage is to kill Haven citizens with Troubles

This season’s guest stars include Iain Glen (Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey), Bree Williamson (Gossip Girl, One Life to Live), Laura Vandervoort (Smallville, White Collar), Edge (WWE Superstar), Dorian Missick (Southland, The Cape), Kate Kelton (Harold and Kumar, American Psycho 2), Nolan North (Uncharted video game series, Pretty Little Liars), and Claudia Black (Uncharted video game series, Farscape).

Following last year’s successful innovative Twitter campaign, season three will introduce online viewers to a new entity in the Haven mythology—The Guard. Mysterious and deeply entrenched in the history of Haven, The Guard has hijacked Haven social media channels to get their message out—if you are troubled, we can help #EscapeToHaven by @TheGuardHaven. The Guard—represented by Kate Kelton, who portrays ’Jordan McKee” — has taken over Facebook (facebook.com/haven), YouTube (youtube.com/syfyimaginegreater) and Twitter profiles for Haven (Twitter.com/TheGuardHaven), using these social media channels to tell the story of Haven, and to attract new “recruits” to Haven.

Haven, based on the novella The Colorado Kid from renowned author Stephen King, follows former FBI agent Audrey Parker, who becomes a cop in the small town of Haven, Maine, and soon discovers the town’s many secrets, which also hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of her lost past.

During its second season, Haven averaged 2.55 million total viewers and 995,000 Adults18-49, rising four percent among total viewers and five percent among Adults 18-49 compared to season one (Live +7 data)."



Thanks to Lou Sytsma

A bunch of signature sheets arrived today

Posted: September 13, 2012, 00:20
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As you know Cemetery Dance is releasing the book The Illustrated Stephen King Movie Trivia Book which I edited with Brian Freeman and Kevin Quigley and that’s illustrated by Glenn Chadbourne. Well, today the signature sheets for the signed edition arrived. So, if you ordered one, please know that right now the signature sheets are on my kitchen table…

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Joan Allen will star in A Good Marriage

Posted: September 11, 2012, 23:05
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The Hollywood Reporter had this interesting news to report today:

Joan Allen will star in A Good Marriage, an adaptation of a Stephen King novella.

Peter Askin, who directed the 2007 documentary about the Hollywood Blacklist and McCarthyism titled Trumbo, is on board to helm the thriller and is producing with his Reno Productions partner Will Battersby.

Production on Marriage is due to start in New York in mid-October.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Michael Clarke Duncan buried

Posted: September 11, 2012, 09:12
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Michael Clarke Duncan was buried yesterday and a lot of celebrities was present.

Darabont also read a letter from Stephen King, author of "The Green Mile."

"No one has ever done a character I wrote more justice," King wrote.

Read more here.

Thanks to Frode Haarstad

How about a signed copy of Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished?

Posted: September 6, 2012, 09:16
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The Revised and Expanded Edition of Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished has new contributions from Stephen King!!

To celebrate the release of Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished in paperback Rocky Wood is providing a SIGNED copy of the hardback Fourth Edition of 'Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished'. All you have to do is answer this question

Major Updates in this Revised and Expanded Edition of Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished.

ONLY FOUND IN THE OVERLOOK CONNECTION PRESS EDITIONS!

There are a multitude of interesting updates in the revised edition of the classic book about King’s ‘hidden’ work – Stephen King: uncollected, Unpublished. This edition is likely to prove to the definitive book about King’s uncollected, unpublished and lost works.

Included in the new information are a series of newly discovered unpublished works. For many of which the author was able to secure Stephen King’s exclusive and definitive statements about how they originated, and why they never saw the light of day. Many of these quotes are entertaining and even controversial. Among previously unknown works are:

Hatchet Head.
The Ladies Room.
and another incomplete ‘Western’ novel.

Stephen King reveals more about his screenplay of:
Asylum.
The Street Kid’s Bible.
The Accident.
The Corner.
On the Island.
Pinfall.
The Star Invaders.
The Tommyknockers.
The haunted radio station screenplay and his lost radio play. One of these tales would have been Richard Bachman original!

There are even stories that previous editions reported King had written that have now been removed.

Stephen King also helps clears up many mysteries about titles and stories he is rumoured to have written, all exclusively for this edition of Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished, including that rumoured screenplay of Poltergeist!

There are new Chapters with full detail about these newly published but uncollected tales:
American Vampire.
The Dune.
Herman Wouk is Still Alive.
The Little Green God of Agony.
Mile 81.
Morality.
Premium Harmony.
Throttle.
Ur.

New Poems have been added, including:
Mostly Old Men.
The Bone Church.
Tommy.

And there are significant revisions to chapters such as
The Reploids.
The Huffman Story
Squad D based on information exclusively provided for this edition by Stephen King!

Other updated chapters include new information about I Was A Teenage Grave Robber and a full revision of The Cannibals following the publication of Under the Dome.

The Stephen King Book Challenge: round 21

Posted: September 5, 2012, 23:40
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Here is the result from the 4th elimination round. We now have 4 books in the 5th elimination round left to fight for the gold medal and you can see them all below. The pairs you can vote for today (and these are the only once you can vote for today) are:

Pair 29:
IT
The Dark Tower I - The Gunslinger

Pair 30:
The Stand
The Shining

Please try to use these links to vote (by email) as much as you can. Makes it easier for me to count the result. If the links don't work for you, please send an email to news@liljas-library.com and in the subject, please write "I vote for X" (X is the title you're voting for).



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The Stephen King Book Challenge

Are you up for a game? I’m thinking a tournament between all King’s books. This is how it works.

I have randomly paired the books two and two. You get to vote for the one you like the best of the two by sending me an email with the title in the subject line. There will be two (or more) pairs a day in the beginning and then one as we move on.

The winner of the two will advance to the next round where it will be put against the winner from the other pair. Then you get to vote again and the winner between these two moves up one place and so on until there’s only one book left. The Winner!

So, are you up for it? The first two pairs are up and running as we speak. Send mails to me and let the fun begin. You can vote on these two pairs until I put the next up.

Oh, and you can only vote for one in each pair.

The Stephen King Book Challenge: round 20

Posted: September 4, 2012, 23:51
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Here is the result from the third elimination round. We now have 8 books in the 4th elimination round left to fight for the gold medal and you can see them all below. The pairs you can vote for today (and these are the only once you can vote for today) are:

Pair 25:
'Salem's Lot
IT

Pair 26:
Pet Sematary
The Dark Tower I - The Gunslinger

Pair 27:
The Dark Tower IV - Wizard And Glass
The Stand

Pair 28:
The Shining
The Dead Zone

Please try to use these links to vote (by email) as much as you can. Makes it easier for me to count the result. If the links don't work for you, please send an email to news@liljas-library.com and in the subject, please write "I vote for X" (X is the title you're voting for).



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The Stephen King Book Challenge

Are you up for a game? I’m thinking a tournament between all King’s books. This is how it works.

I have randomly paired the books two and two. You get to vote for the one you like the best of the two by sending me an email with the title in the subject line. There will be two (or more) pairs a day in the beginning and then one as we move on.

The winner of the two will advance to the next round where it will be put against the winner from the other pair. Then you get to vote again and the winner between these two moves up one place and so on until there’s only one book left. The Winner!

So, are you up for it? The first two pairs are up and running as we speak. Send mails to me and let the fun begin. You can vote on these two pairs until I put the next up.

Oh, and you can only vote for one in each pair.

Michael Clarke Duncan dead at 54

Posted: September 4, 2012, 08:49
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Michael Clarke Duncan is dead at age 54.

Duncan died Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he was being treated for a heart attack, said his fiancée, reality TV personality Rev. Omarosa Manigault, in a statement released by publicist Joy Fehily.

R.I.P. Michael, you will be missed!

Ep. 8: Lilja & Lou Face A FireStarter In The Crowd

Posted: September 3, 2012, 23:10
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Episode 8: Lilja & Lou Face A FireStarter In The Crowd - of the Lilja & Lou Podcast is now out.


Episode 8 is a review heavy podcast.


We review the 1984 Drew Barrymore Firestarter.  Find out if Hans & Lou can take the heat for saying whether this flick sizzles or fizzles.


We also review the latest Stephen King joint venture with writer Stewart O'Nan with their story - A Face In the Crowd.


We also bring you the latest Stephen King news.


We hope you will all enjoy this episode and as usual we want to hear from you, good or bad, we want it all!


In this podcast:
1) 00:56 - Lilja and Lou Intro.
2) 01:58 - In The Death Room: Stephen King News
3) 13:47 - Reviews from The Night Shift: FireStarter - Movie
5) 31:15 - Reviews from The Night Shift: A Face In The Crowd - Story
6) 41:50 - Next Podcast Preview & Signoff


Intro Music - Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Oyster CultOutro Music - Stand By Me - Ben E. King


Listen here or on iTunes.


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The Stephen King Book Challenge: round 19

Posted: September 3, 2012, 23:00
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Here is the result from the second elimination round. We now have 16 books in the third elimination round left to fight for the gold medal and you can see them all below. The pairs you can vote for today (and these are the only once you can vote for today) are:

Pair 21:
The Dark Tower III - The Waste Lands Vote
The Dark Tower IV - Wizard And Glass Vote

Pair 22:
The Stand Vote
The Talisman Vote

Pair 23:
Misery Vote
The Shining Vote

Pair 24:
Under the Dome Vote
The Dead Zone Vote

Please try to use these links to vote (by email) as much as you can. Makes it easier for me to count the result. If the links don't work for you, please send an email to news@liljas-library.com and in the subject, please write "I vote for X" (X is the title you're voting for).



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The Stephen King Book Challenge

Are you up for a game? I’m thinking a tournament between all King’s books. This is how it works.

I have randomly paired the books two and two. You get to vote for the one you like the best of the two by sending me an email with the title in the subject line. There will be two (or more) pairs a day in the beginning and then one as we move on.

The winner of the two will advance to the next round where it will be put against the winner from the other pair. Then you get to vote again and the winner between these two moves up one place and so on until there’s only one book left. The Winner!

So, are you up for it? The first two pairs are up and running as we speak. Send mails to me and let the fun begin. You can vote on these two pairs until I put the next up.

Oh, and you can only vote for one in each pair.

The Stephen King Book Challenge: round 18

Posted: September 2, 2012, 22:53
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Here is the result from the second elimination round. We now have 16 books in the third elimination round left to fight for the gold medal and you can see them all below. The pairs you can vote for today (and these are the only once you can vote for today) are:

Pair 17:
Salem's Lot
Christine

Pair 18:
IT
Insomnia

Pair 19:
Pet Sematary
Hearts In Atlantis

Pair 20:
The Dark Tower I - The Gunslinger
The Green Mile - The Complete Serial Novel

Please try to use these links to vote (by email) as much as you can. Makes it easier for me to count the result. If the links don't work for you, please send an email to news@liljas-library.com and in the subject, please write "I vote for X" (X is the title you're voting for).



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The Stephen King Book Challenge

Are you up for a game? I’m thinking a tournament between all King’s books. This is how it works.

I have randomly paired the books two and two. You get to vote for the one you like the best of the two by sending me an email with the title in the subject line. There will be two (or more) pairs a day in the beginning and then one as we move on.

The winner of the two will advance to the next round where it will be put against the winner from the other pair. Then you get to vote again and the winner between these two moves up one place and so on until there’s only one book left. The Winner!

So, are you up for it? The first two pairs are up and running as we speak. Send mails to me and let the fun begin. You can vote on these two pairs until I put the next up.

Oh, and you can only vote for one in each pair.

The Stephen King Book Challenge: round 17

Posted: September 1, 2012, 21:23
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Here is the result from the first elimination round. We now have 32 books in the second elimination round left to fight for the gold medal and you can see them all below. The pairs you can vote for today (and these are the only once you can vote for today) are:

Pair 13:
The Dark Tower V - Wolves of the Calla
Misery

Pair 14:
The Shining
Dolores Claiborne

Pair 15:
Under the Dome
Cujo

Pair 16:
The Dark Half
The Dead Zone

Please try to use these links to vote (by email) as much as you can. Makes it easier for me to count the result. If the links don't work for you, please send an email to news@liljas-library.com and in the subject, please write "I vote for X" (X is the title you're voting for).



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The Stephen King Book Challenge

Are you up for a game? I’m thinking a tournament between all King’s books. This is how it works.

I have randomly paired the books two and two. You get to vote for the one you like the best of the two by sending me an email with the title in the subject line. There will be two (or more) pairs a day in the beginning and then one as we move on.

The winner of the two will advance to the next round where it will be put against the winner from the other pair. Then you get to vote again and the winner between these two moves up one place and so on until there’s only one book left. The Winner!

So, are you up for it? The first two pairs are up and running as we speak. Send mails to me and let the fun begin. You can vote on these two pairs until I put the next up.

Oh, and you can only vote for one in each pair.

The Stephen King Book Challenge: round 16

Posted: August 31, 2012, 22:15
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Here is the result from the first elimination round. We now have 32 books in the second elimination round left to fight for the gold medal and you can see them all below. The pairs you can vote for today (and these are the only once you can vote for today) are:

Pair 9:
The Dark Tower III - The Waste Lands
Lisey's Story

Pair 10:
Black House
The Dark Tower IV - Wizard And Glass

Pair 11:
Everything's Eventual
The Stand

Pair 12:
Four Past Midnight
The Talisman

Please try to use these links to vote (by email) as much as you can. Makes it easier for me to count the result. If the links don't work for you, please send an email to news@liljas-library.com and in the subject, please write "I vote for X" (X is the title you're voting for).



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The Stephen King Book Challenge

Are you up for a game? I’m thinking a tournament between all King’s books. This is how it works.

I have randomly paired the books two and two. You get to vote for the one you like the best of the two by sending me an email with the title in the subject line. There will be two (or more) pairs a day in the beginning and then one as we move on.

The winner of the two will advance to the next round where it will be put against the winner from the other pair. Then you get to vote again and the winner between these two moves up one place and so on until there’s only one book left. The Winner!

So, are you up for it? The first two pairs are up and running as we speak. Send mails to me and let the fun begin. You can vote on these two pairs until I put the next up.

Oh, and you can only vote for one in each pair.

The Stephen King Book Challenge: round 15

Posted: August 31, 2012, 00:03
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Here is the result from the first elimination round. We now have 32 books left to fight for the gold medal and you can see them all below. The pairs you can vote for today (and these are the only once you can vote for today) are:

Pair 5:
Pet Sematary
Desperation

Pair 6:
Hearts In Atlantis
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

Pair 7:
The Dark Tower I - The Gunslinger
Thinner

Pair 8:
The Green Mile - The Complete Serial Novel
Carrie

Please try to use these links to vote (by email) as much as you can. Makes it easier for me to count the result. If the links don't work for you, please send an email to news@liljas-library.com and in the subject, please write "I vote for X" (X is the title you're voting for).



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The Stephen King Book Challenge

Are you up for a game? I’m thinking a tournament between all King’s books. This is how it works.

I have randomly paired the books two and two. You get to vote for the one you like the best of the two by sending me an email with the title in the subject line. There will be two (or more) pairs a day in the beginning and then one as we move on.

The winner of the two will advance to the next round where it will be put against the winner from the other pair. Then you get to vote again and the winner between these two moves up one place and so on until there’s only one book left. The Winner!

So, are you up for it? The first two pairs are up and running as we speak. Send mails to me and let the fun begin. You can vote on these two pairs until I put the next up.

Oh, and you can only vote for one in each pair.

The Stephen King Book Challenge: round 14

Posted: August 29, 2012, 22:29
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Here is the result from the first elimination round. We now have 30 books left to fight for the gold medal and you can see them all below. The first pairs out today is:

Pair 1:
Full Dark, No Stars Vote
'Salem's Lot Vote

Pair 2:
Skeleton Crew Vote
Christine Vote

Pair 3:
IT Vote
The Regulators Vote

Pair 4:
Insomnia Vote
Night Shift Vote

Please try to use these links to vote (by email) as much as you can. Makes it easier for me to count the result. If the links don't work for you, please send an email to news@liljas-library.com and in the subject, please write "I vote for X" (X is the title you're voting for).



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The Stephen King Book Challenge

Are you up for a game? I’m thinking a tournament between all King’s books. This is how it works.

I have randomly paired the books two and two. You get to vote for the one you like the best of the two by sending me an email with the title in the subject line. There will be two (or more) pairs a day in the beginning and then one as we move on.

The winner of the two will advance to the next round where it will be put against the winner from the other pair. Then you get to vote again and the winner between these two moves up one place and so on until there’s only one book left. The Winner!

So, are you up for it? The first two pairs are up and running as we speak. Send mails to me and let the fun begin. You can vote on these two pairs until I put the next up.

Oh, and you can only vote for one in each pair.

The Stephen King Book Challenge: round 13

Posted: August 29, 2012, 00:11
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The 12th round is done and here are the result of that one:


The 13th round is now on and this time it's these pairs you can vote for.

Pair 27:
From a Buick 8
Under the Dome

Pair 28:
Cujo
The Eyes Of The Dragon

Pair 29:
The Dark Half
Cell

Pair 30:
The Dead Zone
The Tommyknockers


Please try to use these links to vote (by email) as much as you can. Makes it easier for me to count the result. If the links don't work for you, please send an email to news@liljas-library.com and in the subject, please write "I vote for X" (X is the title you're voting for).

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The Stephen King Book Challenge

Are you up for a game? I’m thinking a tournament between all King’s books. This is how it works.

I have randomly paired the books two and two. You get to vote for the one you like the best of the two by sending me an email with the title in the subject line. There will be two pairs a day in the beginning and then one as we move on.

The winner of the two will advance to the next round where it will be put against the winner from the other pair. Then you get to vote again and the winner between these two moves up one place and so on until there’s only one book left. The Winner! This image will give you an idea of what it will look like. I will however not show you the pairs until it’s time to vote for them. No tactical voting here.


So, are you up for it? The first two pairs are up and running as we speak. Send mails to me and let the fun begin. You can vote on these two pairs until I put the next up.

Oh, and you can only vote for one in each pair.

Early press for Movie Trivia Book

Posted: August 27, 2012, 22:34
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Here are some early press for my upcoming book (done with Kevin Quigley and Brian Freeman). Check it out!

“Night Flier is underrated, and I don’t know why The Dead Zone isn’t considered a classic piece of 1980s cinema,” said Kevin Quigley, Co-Author of The Illustrated Stephen King Movie Trivia Book, “But oh boy, are some bad. I can’t believe I sat through The Mangler. And you know how people say that once you get to a certain level of rich, none of it starts being real anymore? That’s how it is with the level of bad in the Children of the Corn movies. Although I will reluctantly say that Children of the Corn II actually isn’t terrible. Or ‘as’ terrible.”

The Stephen King Book Challenge: round 12

Posted: August 27, 2012, 22:30
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The 11th round is done and here are the result of that one:


The 12th round is now on and this time it's these pairs you can vote for.

Pair 23:
Bag Of Bones
The Dark Tower V - Wolves of the Calla

Pair 24:
The Long Walk
Misery

Pair 25:
Different Seasons
The Shining

Pair 26:
Blood And Smoke
Dolores Claiborne

Please try to use these links to vote (by email) as much as you can. Makes it easier for me to count the result. If the links don't work for you, please send an email to news@liljas-library.com and in the subject, please write "I vote for X" (X is the title you're voting for).

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The Stephen King Book Challenge

Are you up for a game? I’m thinking a tournament between all King’s books. This is how it works.

I have randomly paired the books two and two. You get to vote for the one you like the best of the two by sending me an email with the title in the subject line. There will be two pairs a day in the beginning and then one as we move on.

The winner of the two will advance to the next round where it will be put against the winner from the other pair. Then you get to vote again and the winner between these two moves up one place and so on until there’s only one book left. The Winner! This image will give you an idea of what it will look like. I will however not show you the pairs until it’s time to vote for them. No tactical voting here.


So, are you up for it? The first two pairs are up and running as we speak. Send mails to me and let the fun begin. You can vote on these two pairs until I put the next up.

Oh, and you can only vote for one in each pair.

The Edge is back in Haven

Posted: August 27, 2012, 10:32
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Dread Central had the following good news posted today:

Superstar Edge is returning to the show and will appear in multiple episodes of the show’s third season including the premiere, September 21st at 10PM ET/PT.

From the Press Release:
Edge (aka Adam Copeland) will reprise his role of Dwight Hendrickson, a shrewd, longtime Haven resident and “troubled” handyman who can truly handle anything, and often does, as the town’s “cleaner.” A close ally of Nathan’s (Lucas Bryant), Dwight helps to cover up all of the town’s supernatural goings on and to keep Haven’s secrets hidden.

Season Three of "Haven" picks up immediately following the events of the gripping Season Two finale with Audrey (Emily Rose) having been brutally kidnapped, Nathan warned against pursuing a romantic relationship with Audrey, and Duke (Eric Balfour) seemingly engaged in a fight to the death with Nathan after he discovers his family lineage is to kill Haven citizens with troubles.

This season’s previously announced guest stars include Iain Glen ("Game of Thrones", "Downton Abbey"), Bree Williamson ("Gossip Girl", "One Life to Live"), Dorian Missick ("Southland", "The Cape"), Kate Kelton (Harold and Kumar, American Psycho 2), Nolan North (Uncharted video game series, "Pretty Little Liars"), and Claudia Black (Uncharted video game series, "Farscape").

"Haven", based on the novella The Colorado Kid from renowned author Stephen King, follows former FBI agent Audrey Parker, who becomes a cop in the small town of Haven, Maine, and soon discovers the town’s many secrets, which also hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of her lost past.

The Stephen King Book Challenge: round 11

Posted: August 26, 2012, 22:59
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The 10th round is done and here are the result of that one:


The 11th round is now on and this time it's these pairs you can vote for.

Pair 19:
The Colorado Kid
Everything's Eventual

Pair 20:
The Dark Tower VII - The Dark Tower
The Stand

Pair 21:
Gerald's Game
Four Past Midnight

Pair 22:
Duma Key
The Talisman

Please try to use these links to vote (by email) as much as you can. Makes it easier for me to count the result. If the links don't work for you, please send an email to news@liljas-library.com and in the subject, please write "I vote for X" (X is the title you're voting for).

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The Stephen King Book Challenge

Are you up for a game? I’m thinking a tournament between all King’s books. This is how it works.

I have randomly paired the books two and two. You get to vote for the one you like the best of the two by sending me an email with the title in the subject line. There will be two pairs a day in the beginning and then one as we move on.

The winner of the two will advance to the next round where it will be put against the winner from the other pair. Then you get to vote again and the winner between these two moves up one place and so on until there’s only one book left. The Winner! This image will give you an idea of what it will look like. I will however not show you the pairs until it’s time to vote for them. No tactical voting here.


So, are you up for it? The first two pairs are up and running as we speak. Send mails to me and let the fun begin. You can vote on these two pairs until I put the next up.

Oh, and you can only vote for one in each pair.

The Stephen King Book Challenge: round 10

Posted: August 25, 2012, 23:16
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The 9th round is done and here are the result of that one:


The 10th round is now on and this time it's these pairs you can vote for.

Pair 17:
Black House
Cycle Of The Werewolf

Pair 18:
The Dark Tower IV - Wizard And Glass
Faithful

Please try to use these links to vote (by email) as much as you can. Makes it easier for me to count the result. If the links don't work for you, please send an email to news@liljas-library.com and in the subject, please write "I vote for X" (X is the title you're voting for).

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The Stephen King Book Challenge

Are you up for a game? I’m thinking a tournament between all King’s books. This is how it works.

I have randomly paired the books two and two. You get to vote for the one you like the best of the two by sending me an email with the title in the subject line. There will be two pairs a day in the beginning and then one as we move on.

The winner of the two will advance to the next round where it will be put against the winner from the other pair. Then you get to vote again and the winner between these two moves up one place and so on until there’s only one book left. The Winner! This image will give you an idea of what it will look like. I will however not show you the pairs until it’s time to vote for them. No tactical voting here.


So, are you up for it? The first two pairs are up and running as we speak. Send mails to me and let the fun begin. You can vote on these two pairs until I put the next up.

Oh, and you can only vote for one in each pair.

The Stephen King Book Challenge: round 9

Posted: August 24, 2012, 22:06
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The 8th round is done and here are the result of that one:


The 9th round is now on and this time it's these pairs you can vote for.

Pair 15:
Firestarter
The Dark Tower III - The Waste Lands

Pair 16:
On Writing
Lisey's Story

Please try to use these links to vote (by email) as much as you can. Makes it easier for me to count the result. If the links don't work for you, please send an email to news@liljas-library.com and in the subject, please write "I vote for X" (X is the title you're voting for).

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The Stephen King Book Challenge

Are you up for a game? I’m thinking a tournament between all King’s books. This is how it works.

I have randomly paired the books two and two. You get to vote for the one you like the best of the two by sending me an email with the title in the subject line. There will be two pairs a day in the beginning and then one as we move on.

The winner of the two will advance to the next round where it will be put against the winner from the other pair. Then you get to vote again and the winner between these two moves up one place and so on until there’s only one book left. The Winner! This image will give you an idea of what it will look like. I will however not show you the pairs until it’s time to vote for them. No tactical voting here.


So, are you up for it? The first two pairs are up and running as we speak. Send mails to me and let the fun begin. You can vote on these two pairs until I put the next up.

Oh, and you can only vote for one in each pair.