So, can't wait for King's UNDER THE DOME... ?

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So, can't wait for King's UNDER THE DOME... ?

Postby Paul_Campbell on Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:06 am

Originally begun in 1977 (under the title Under the Dome) and rewritten in the early '80s (retitled The Cannibals, and coming in at 450 pages) Stephen King, as he remarked to Doug Winter during one of their frequent interviews for the non-fiction book The Art of Darkness, initially set aside this novel as it too closely resembled J.G. Ballard's mid-'70s novel High-Rise. (Incidentally, Ballard's autobiographical novel, Empire of the Sun, was made into movie in the mid-'80s by Steven Spielberg.)

For those who haven't read it I urgently recommend that you do: I read it years ago and thought it was nothing short of brilliant (it can be assumed that with King's return to the novel now about to clock in at some 1,800 manuscript pages that he has moved on from the novel's initial one-note premise, and as such all the more reason to read Ballard's original in order to see the road King probably went down during his first few attempts at this novel).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Rise

http://www.amazon.co.uk/High-rise-Flami ... 116&sr=1-1

http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchR ... se&x=0&y=0
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Re: So, can't wait for King's UNDER THE DOME... ?

Postby Betsy_Boo on Sat Jul 05, 2008 9:15 am

How do you find out about all this stuff, Paul? Do you know when it will be published?
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Re: So, can't wait for King's UNDER THE DOME... ?

Postby Paul_Campbell on Sat Jul 05, 2008 1:02 pm

Betsy_Boo wrote:How do you find out about all this stuff, Paul? Do you know when it will be published?


Ya mean to say, girl, you ain't never read Douglas E. Winter's Stephen King: The Art of Darkness (1984) or George Beahm's The Stephen King Companion (1989)?

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Sheeesh...

As for the Ballard book -

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"Read is, maggots - you hear me?! Do it, do it, DO IT NOW!"

As for when it's out... probably the end of 2009.
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Re: So, can't wait for King's UNDER THE DOME... ?

Postby demorganakamark on Sat Jul 05, 2008 2:01 pm

Im very excited about this book coming out...
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Re: So, can't wait for King's UNDER THE DOME... ?

Postby demorganakamark on Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:21 pm

I hope that he does some kind of tour on it...i mean, i would like to see him in the flesh
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Re: So, can't wait for King's UNDER THE DOME... ?

Postby Patrick on Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:50 am

demorganakamark wrote:I hope that he does some kind of tour on it...i mean, i would like to see him in the flesh

I assume the East Coast people know by now that King is going to do a book tour for UNDER THE DOME this Fall.
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Re: So, can't wait for King's UNDER THE DOME... ?

Postby demorganakamark on Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:29 am

Patrick wrote:
demorganakamark wrote:I hope that he does some kind of tour on it...i mean, i would like to see him in the flesh

I assume the East Coast people know by now that King is going to do a book tour for UNDER THE DOME this Fall.

Yeah, Just waiting for the full schedule of shows and which one is going to be a signing or not.
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Re: So, can't wait for King's UNDER THE DOME... ?

Postby Betsy_Boo on Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:46 am

Well...if anyone hears anything be sure to post it!
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Re: So, can't wait for King's UNDER THE DOME... ?

Postby Patrick on Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:45 pm

I sure wish Mr. King would book tour on the West Coast a little bit. Oh well. Hey, did anyone else order the Signed Limited edition of this book went it went on presale last week?
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Re: So, can't wait for King's UNDER THE DOME... ?

Postby demorganakamark on Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:03 pm

Patrick wrote:I sure wish Mr. King would book tour on the West Coast a little bit. Oh well. Hey, did anyone else order the Signed Limited edition of this book went it went on presale last week?

You know it!. I stayed up all night( 6am for CA) waiting for it, couldnt sleep.
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