Finders Keepers paperback

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Owenk

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When is it due out?

By coincidence I have been trying to persuade Mrs K for ages to read some SK - she hates scary stuff and horror but I have been trying to persuade her there is so much more to his writing than that - in fact he just writes books about people at the end of the day.

Anyway finally persuaded her to try Mr Mercedes last night and we were trying to double up on it from Amazon and buy Finders Keepers but of course it wasn't yet out in paperback.

Anyway Mr Mercedes arrived this morning so I shall see how she gets on with it!
 

DiO'Bolic

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#23
When is it due out?

By coincidence I have been trying to persuade Mrs K for ages to read some SK - she hates scary stuff and horror but I have been trying to persuade her there is so much more to his writing than that - in fact he just writes books about people at the end of the day.

Anyway finally persuaded her to try Mr Mercedes last night and we were trying to double up on it from Amazon and buy Finders Keepers but of course it wasn't yet out in paperback.

Anyway Mr Mercedes arrived this morning so I shall see how she gets on with it!
Barnes and Noble lists the publication date as 03/22/2016.
 
Jan 19, 2016
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Here we go. I now have the official information from the publisher (Pocket).

Finders Keepers will only be released as a premium mass-market, no trade paperback. I'm told it's the same size as the paperback edition of Mr. Mercedes. It's set to come out 3/22/16 with a SRP of $9.99.
Received my copy of the so-called "premium mass-market paperback" version of Finders Keepers from Amazon today. Yeah, it's not the same size as the trade paperback of Mr. Mercedes. It's the traditional mass-market paperback size Pocket has been doing for a while...
 
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I am not sure of how to start "posting", so here goes.... I have a question on this book Finders Keepers. In the book Mr. King mentions not just notebooks, but Moleskine (TM) notebooks. In fact, he mentions "Moleskine" many, many times. As it would happen, I received a Moleskine notebook as a gift at a seminar just about the time I finished reading the book. I was curious and went online to find out the correct way to pronounce "Moleskine". This is another whole story and I suggest you Google "Moleskine" to see some silly video on the topic. My question is, Rothstein wrote the notebooks before 1978. My online search says that the Moleskine company was formed in 1997 based on a 1986 suggestion. So have I caught an anachronism here? Is it a mistake or intentional? (I think Mr. King likes his hidden jokes.) Or is there more to the company history that I am not seeing online? I would like to address this to the author, but I have not yet figured out how to do "letters to the author". Thank you in advance for any comments.
 

GNTLGNT

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I am not sure of how to start "posting", so here goes.... I have a question on this book Finders Keepers. In the book Mr. King mentions not just notebooks, but Moleskine (TM) notebooks. In fact, he mentions "Moleskine" many, many times. As it would happen, I received a Moleskine notebook as a gift at a seminar just about the time I finished reading the book. I was curious and went online to find out the correct way to pronounce "Moleskine". This is another whole story and I suggest you Google "Moleskine" to see some silly video on the topic. My question is, Rothstein wrote the notebooks before 1978. My online search says that the Moleskine company was formed in 1997 based on a 1986 suggestion. So have I caught an anachronism here? Is it a mistake or intentional? (I think Mr. King likes his hidden jokes.) Or is there more to the company history that I am not seeing online? I would like to address this to the author, but I have not yet figured out how to do "letters to the author". Thank you in advance for any comments.
...I think this was addressed way back when, but for the life of me I can't remember the answer..I just accepted it as a "Kingism" and moved on....
 
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The present Moleskine company was indeed founded in 1997 but its history goes back further. Found this on Wiki:

Moleskine notebooks are the spiritual successors of, and as a result share likenesses to, notebooks that were popular in Paris during the 19th and 20th centuries, handmade by small French bookbinders who supplied the local stationery shops. Around the turn of the 20th century, some notable users of similar black notebooks include Oscar Wilde, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway and Henri Matisse.

The present Moleskine notebook is fashioned after Bruce Chatwin's descriptions of the notebooks he used in his travels. The name itself, "Moleskine", is a nickname that Chatwin uses in one of his most celebrated writings, The Songlines (1986).[6] In this book, Chatwin tells the story of his original supplier of notebooks, a Paris stationer who in 1986 informed him that the last notebook manufacturer, a small family-run firm in Tours, had discontinued production that year, after the death of the owner. "Le vrai Moleskine n’est plus" ("The real Moleskine is no more") is a phrase coined by Chatwin to be said the owner of the stationery shop in Rue de l’Ancienne Comédie.
 
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