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Why is this the only King novel not available as an e-book?!

Discussion in 'Christine' started by Officious Little Prick, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. Officious Little Prick

    Officious Little Prick Well-Known Member

    CHRISTINE remains my all-time personal favorite Stephen King novel. So, of course, in keeping with Murphy's law, it remains the sole novel of his to not be available in e-book form in the United States. Does anyone have any insights into why? It flabbergasts me that ANY Stephen King book wouldn't be available in electronic form in 2014, but especially one from his "golden years" (pun partially intended).
     
  2. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    It's not because he has asked for it not to be done as an e-book but beyond that I don't know why it hasn't.
     
  3. morgan

    morgan Well-Known Member

    I guess for the time being, you're gonna have to go "old school!" :O_O: ;-D
     
  4. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...because he doesn't like you....:rolleyes:
     
  5. Officious Little Prick

    Officious Little Prick Well-Known Member

    Well, garsh, I'm still gonna go on liking him, ayuh.
     
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  6. Officious Little Prick

    Officious Little Prick Well-Known Member

    Last edited: May 10, 2015
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  7. Bev Vincent

    Bev Vincent Well-Known Member

    They're afraid it might come alive.
     
  8. Philzilla

    Philzilla Well-Known Member

    That's not an unreasonable assumption,
    assuming you believe in that sort of thing.
     
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  9. Goremageddon

    Goremageddon Well-Known Member

    I thought Storm Of The Century & Secret Windows weren't available as well? Maybe I'm not looking hard enough.
     
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  10. Officious Little Prick

    Officious Little Prick Well-Known Member

    Well, at the risk of being overly pedantic about it, STORM OF THE CENTURY is a screenplay (which may always pose a formatting challenge for e-readers) and SECRET WINDOWS is a non-fiction book club exclusive. As far as King's novels are concerned, CHRISTINE appears to be the lone inexplicable holdout.
     
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  11. Goremageddon

    Goremageddon Well-Known Member

    Very true. Very true.
     
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  12. @PM

    @PM The Lazing Dutchman

    Not sure if I should mention this (if it's not appreciated, feel free to delete this post), but there are more ways to obtain an e-book... I do have Christine in electronic form. Even read it that way, without my e-reader attempting to kill me.
     
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  13. Officious Little Prick

    Officious Little Prick Well-Known Member

    A fair point (and I took a similar road with RAGE and several of his early short stories), but since I've read the novel, the need isn't pressing. It's just an inexplicable omission from King's official ebook bibliography. I can wait. I'd prefer to reward King and the publisher with my hard-earned dollar for making it available when that day comes.
     
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  14. @PM

    @PM The Lazing Dutchman

    Oh it's not that I don't have the paper variety. In fact I'm no 21st century gadget freak, but I do like a nice full bookcase. I'm a bit old-fashioned I guess. But I can appreciate the convenience of reading without holding a big lump of paper all the time (and let's face it: Mr. King is quite capable of compiling big lumps of paper ;) ).
     
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  15. Officious Little Prick

    Officious Little Prick Well-Known Member

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