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Stephen King working on a ‘back to basics’ new novel? Yes please…

April 20th, 2012 by Marc Comments

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.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….