The Shining Trivia
Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge
In 2009 Stephen King announced tentative plans for a sequel to The Shining, tantalizingly titled Doctor Sleep. It features Danny Torrance, now a hospice worker and a gambler. He has a "lifetime's worth of emotional scars" as result of his experiences at the Overlook. We just can't wait! (Source)
King is so totally rock star. Along with fellow pen-wielders Matt Groening and Amy Tan (to name just two), King rocks out in their band, the Rock Bottom Remainders. (Source)
King has a column at Entertainment Weekly. Check it out here for pop culture à la King.
J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series has earned King's undying respect and admiration. Read his review of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows to find out why.
Stephen King missed most of first grade because of health problems. This is also around the time he wrote his first stories, featuring a character called Mr. Rabbit Trick. His mother bought copies of these stories, for a whopping twenty-five cents each. (Source: On Writing, by Stephen King. p. 15-16)
King's first published piece is a novella called "I Was a Teenage Graverobber." His publisher changed it to "In A Half-World of Terror." We think both are pretty snazzy sounding. (Source: On Writing, by Stephen King. p. 23)
King is dabbling in Internet publishing. He's the first member of the best-sellerati to take the step. (Source)
Don't Mess With King. Remember that cheesily awesome movie Lawnmower Man? King's story was so different from the film version, he sued to have his name removed. And won. (Source)