A couple of weeks ago The Sunday Times spoke to Stephen King but from the interview, by Neil Gaiman, we learned that King is now working on a new, back to basics, horror novel called Joyland.
The story about “amusement park serial killers” has been at the forefront of King’s mind recently. To the point where he has actually been pondering what would happen the unfinished story of he died: “If I got hit by a taxi cab,” he mused, “Joyland wouldn’t be done but [my son] Joe (FTN favourite Joe Hill) could finish it, in a breeze. His style is almost indistinguishable from mine. His ideas are better than mine. Being around Joe is like being next to a Catherine Wheel throwing off sparks, all these ideas.”
There are a few of us that think Joe may have been involved with King’s recent efforts, especially 11/22/63, however no-one knows for sure.
What we do is we love King and his son and as long as they keep turning out the type of stories they are now know for, we’ll be happy enough.
Joyland has no release date yet.