Your Latest Stephen King Related Purchase:

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I go Boo.....
Mar 20, 2019
I got a Pennywise body knocker, it doesn't knock very well unless its under extremely bright lights though. The lights in the office, it works great, the lights in my room, doesn't move at all. Think the sensor is weak or something because I saw them at Big Lots and none of them were knocking very well and they use bright lights in that store.

I also picked up the UK version of Firestarter (novel) but it was beat to crud so I sent it back.. :(


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Sep 8, 2011
The Netherlands
Might be interesting to see if Gwendy's Magic Feather gets translated here. It took about a full year before the translation of the first one was released, when usually a King book comes out in translation pretty much at the same time as in the US and UK.
My guess would be it doesn't get translated here at all, as it's purely by Chizmar and not King.
Also a lot of the better known writers of horror and suspense that were translated here in the past don't get translated anymore: Clive Barker, Dean Koontz, Joe Hill. It seems these books are not that popular anymore here.

Also with regard to ideas, I'm always surprised it is allowed to take a full idea that comes so clearly from another source (in this case Richard Matheson's 'Button, Button') and use it in one's own book. But apparently this was always the case - Matheson complained they took his ideas all the time and used them without his approval, which he couldn't do anything about. And they also reworked his screenplays and put new endings on them, which he wasn't happy with.