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    Quote Originally Posted by horrorfan View Post
    I don't get scared that easily - but I would like to more often. It would show the quality of the writer in setting the scene and putting you on edge. Any suggestions of books/authors?
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    Seriously, amazing - I think I even like him more than King.

    - The Terror (one of my all time favourite books)
    - Ilium/Olympos
    - Hyperion Series (4)
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrairieDog View Post
    DAN SIMMONS

    Seriously, amazing - I think I even like him more than King.

    - The Terror (one of my all time favourite books)
    - Ilium/Olympos
    - Hyperion Series (4)
    - Carrion Comfort
    - Summer of Night
    Awesome thanks - will add them on my list.

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    Although it's not on King's official website yet, it looks as though that the adaptation of the Dark Tower onto the big screen has been temporarily cancelled. Universal has bailed, but at least Imagine Entertainment (the production company) still has the rights and can shop around. I'm partly bummed, but also partly relieved since costs were an issue and I don't want this series to be cut too much and ruin this amazing story. It should be done right or not at all.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...76I06Q20110719

    http://insidemovies.ew.com/2011/07/1...ches-dead-end/

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    thanks for the update, horrorfan

    though I too am disappointed, I completely agree that if money was a factor, I'm glad they didn't forge ahead. I'd really hate to see them cut corners because of budgetary concerns.

    Maybe HBO will be interested, considering the success they are having with Game of Thrones. Although perhaps too major (expensive) undertakings would be too much for even them. Plus, perhaps they don't want to lose any of the GOT market audience to the Dark Tower. Personally, I'd gladly watch both.
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    Bag of Bones is being adapted into a four part miniseries on HBO:

    http://www.stephenking.com/promo/bag_of_bones_tv/
    (posted on SK's website on July 25th)

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    Also, for those who are interested in his new novel 11/22/63, here are the dates for the book tour:

    November 7th Boston
    November 10 & 11 Dallas
    November 12 New Orleans
    November 14 Sarasota
    December 14 Atlanta

    Taken this straight off his website as well, and more information will come.

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    Mile 81 - a new ebook being released on September 1st:

    http://www.stephenking.com/promo/mile_81/

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    For Dark Tower fans, his newest part of the amazing story The Wind Through The Keyhole will be released on March 12, 2012. It is set after DT4 Wizard & Glass and before DT5 Wolves of the Calla, and doesn't affect those who have already read the entire series. But it fills a gap in the story.

    http://www.stephenking.com/promo/win.../announcement/

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    The two part Bag of Bones TV film will be on A&E on December 11th and 12th (two hours each night).

    http://www.stephenking.com/promo/bag_of_bones_tv/
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    Quote Originally Posted by horrorfan View Post
    The two part Bag of Bones TV film will be on A&E on December 11th and 12th (two hours each night).

    http://www.stephenking.com/promo/bag_of_bones_tv/
    I guess A&E picked it up instead of HBO ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by horrorfan View Post
    For Dark Tower fans, his newest part of the amazing story The Wind Through The Keyhole will be released on March 12, 2012. It is set after DT4 Wizard & Glass and before DT5 Wolves of the Calla, and doesn't affect those who have already read the entire series. But it fills a gap in the story.

    http://www.stephenking.com/promo/win.../announcement/
    This is awesome, I finished reading the series a couple years ago but now I think I'll pick it up and enter Mid-World again. And looking forward to the Bag of Bones TV series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butch View Post
    I guess A&E picked it up instead of HBO ?
    I guess so. I haven't been on top of the build up.

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    Toni Morrison > Stephen King

    I don't read much, but when I do, I read the best

    In my English class this semester we were each given an author to read, write, and work on throughout the semester. I was given William Faulkner so I had to read some of his books and short stories. He's a great writer and his books, though very difficult, are works of a master.
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    I generally enjoy The Stand and the Dark Tower series from King. Based some characters in my P&P rpg off some of his characters, like the ever-present Randall Flagg. He's a solid writer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lockedge View Post
    I generally enjoy The Stand and the Dark Tower series from King. Based some characters in my P&P rpg off some of his characters, like the ever-present Randall Flagg. He's a solid writer.
    Those are my favourites as well. And I love how many of his stories have incorporated elements of the Dark Tower, and vice versa.

    Speaking of the Dark Tower, here's a synopsis and cover artwork for the next instalment of the series, called The Wind Through the Keyhole. It's set in between Wizard & Glass (part four) and Wolves of the Calla (part five), so you can call it Dark Tower 4.5:

    http://www.stephenking.com/promo/win...le/promo_site/

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