Stephen King’s novel, Doctor Sleep, remains a presence on the hardcover New York Times bestseller list, a full eighteen weeks after it debuted at #1 – a stunning success for a chart that seems to showcase King books briefly, then spit them out. This is an auspicious omen: despite the snow and the subzero temperatures, it feels as if the Spring of King has already begun.
Next on our tour of abandoned amusement parks is Joyland in Wichita, Kansas. First founded in 1933 to display a miniature train, then moved locations in 1949 to the place it still stands today. In the early 1970s, the Ottaway family sold the park to Stanley and Margaret Nelson, who added the majority of the rides that still stand today.
King has been very busy this year, writing and publishing at a frantic (some might say lunatic) pace. We look back at the legendary author's 2013 output, including new novels, collections, poems, essays, and more.
In 2011, I wrote a short little book called Chart of Darkness, which traced Stephen King’s career by delving into his long and record-breaking career on the New York Times Bestseller Lists.
Interactive eBooks are continuing to evolve, and these new King releases take the concept to the next level.
In a rare interview, the literary legend talks about “Joyland” and “Under the Dome,” and reminisces about his favorite childhood reading. Check out the highlights here!
There’s a certain flavor to Stephen King’s 1970s novels that goes deeper than theme and tone and even feel. King has somehow captured that exact flavor again with his new novel.