KING

18 Apr

I have three shelves dedicated to Stephen King tomes, and I must admit that there are a few that I have yet to read: Rose Madder; The Eyes of the Dragon; Dreamcatcher; The Stand…… okay, all right, I know. Dare I say there are more? Stephen King is not, to me, a likely hero I’ve taken-to easily. His work is brilliant but some of it, I just don’t get. But he is growing on me. I love the movies based on his books: Hearts in Atlantis; The Shinning; The Dead Zone; Needful Things; Children of the Corn; Cujo; Deloris Claiborne; Misery …. I have actually read some of his work: The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger; On Writing; umm, what else? Okay. All right, I know. So I haven’t actually read some, but two. What is wrong with me?

So now (when I’ve finished The Terror, of course), instead of reading a book of King’s I haven’t read yet, what do I do? I am going to re-read The Gunslinger. I went through the books (on the net) looking for the same one I have (for posting), and found that I was hard pressed to find it. Why? Well, it seems that this book has been rewritten. Or at least 35 pages of it has. My understanding is that it was changed in order to make it more cohesive with the rest of The Dark Tower books in the series.

This is the book I have:

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These are the covers from the new revised edition:

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 As seems to be the case, I am probably the last to know!

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4 Responses to “KING”

  1. Chris Sullivan April 22, 2014 at 8:59 p04 #

    Have you come across the furore surrounding Stephen King and his tweets? very funny.

    • WORDMAN April 23, 2014 at 8:59 p04 #

      I don’t follow ‘tweets’.

      • Chris Sullivan April 23, 2014 at 8:59 p04 #

        There was an article about in the Telegraph last week.

  2. WORDMAN April 24, 2014 at 8:59 p04 #

    I read a few of the articles in The Telegraph pertaining to King – thanks for the tip – but he remains an enigma to me ….. I suppose he is an acquired taste?

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