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Finders Keepers paperback

Discussion in 'Finders Keepers' started by frazier52000, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. DiO'Bolic

    DiO'Bolic Not completely obtuse

    Is this to be the cover for the Finders Keepers paperback?

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    If so, Jordan might want to update stephenking.com
     
  2. Owenk

    Owenk Well-Known Member

    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!
     
  3. DiO'Bolic

    DiO'Bolic Not completely obtuse

    Barnes and Noble lists the publication date as 03/22/2016.
     
  4. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Amazon has the same release date.
     
  5. DiO'Bolic

    DiO'Bolic Not completely obtuse

    Thanks for the confirmation.

    (Just call me News Butt. :))
     
  6. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    :thumbs_up:
     
  7. frazier52000

    frazier52000 Member

    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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  8. Gary in Michigan

    Gary in Michigan New Member

    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.
     
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  9. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...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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  10. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    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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