Stephen King’s New Book
30 May 2015
BookCon 2015 is happening right now, and people are buzzing about Stephen King’s new book. It’s called Finder’s Keepers, and comes out on June 2nd!
Delighted @StephenKing fans wait for copies of #FindersKeepers at booth 2620! @ScribnerBooks pic.twitter.com/6OxjYSvAtN
— Simon & Schuster (@simonschuster) May 30, 2015
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I was in Maine last week, and drove by Stephen King’s house in celebration of his new book’s release. Many of King’s novels are set in a fictional town called Derry, based on his hometown of Bangor, Maine. King’s influence on Bangor is obvious, from the “Welcome to Derry” sign to the “SK Tours” busses. His house is fitted with an iron gate that can only be described as creepy. Driving past was such a cool moment, and I’ll imagine King penning Finders Keepers from that porch as I read it!
About Finders Keepers
A masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes far too far—a book about the power of storytelling, starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes King introduced in Mr. Mercedes.
“Wake up, genius.” So begins King’s instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, an iconic author who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn’t published a book for decades. Morris Bellamy is livid, not just because Rothstein has stopped providing books, but because the nonconformist Jimmy Gold has sold out for a career in advertising. Morris kills Rothstein and empties his safe of cash, yes, but the real treasure is a trove of notebooks containing at least one more Gold novel.
Morris hides the money and the notebooks, and then he is locked away for another crime. Decades later, a boy named Pete Saubers finds the treasure, and now it is Pete and his family that Bill Hodges, Holly Gibney, and Jerome Robinson must rescue from the ever-more deranged and vengeful Morris when he’s released from prison after thirty-five years.
Not since Misery has King played with the notion of a reader whose obsession with a writer gets dangerous. Finders Keepers is spectacular, heart-pounding suspense, but it is also King writing about how literature shapes a life—for good, for bad, forever.
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