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  • Editor: Brian James Freeman
  • Artist: Ray Russotto
  • Page Count: 176
  • Pub. Date: Finished at the printer and shipping in November 2017
  • ISBN: 978-1-58767-481-5
  • Status: Out of Print
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Featuring Clive Barker, Stewart O'Nan, Frank Darabont, Stephen Spignesi, Richard Chizmar, Justin Brooks, Tony Magistrale, Michael R. Collings, Rocky Wood, Robin Furth, Kevin Quigley, Hans-Ake Lilja, Billy Chizmar, Jack Ketchum, Bev Vincent, Mick Garris, and Jay Franco!

Reading Stephen King
edited by Brian James Freeman

Cover artwork by Ray Russotto

About the Book:
Stephen King has inspired millions of readers with his writing for more than four decades , and this special volume of essays gathers together some of his high-profile fans to discuss why they love reading the works of Stephen King.

Many of these fans are acclaimed authors of fiction in their own right. Some of them have written insightful books about Stephen King’s work, exploring how King’s natural storytelling gift has allowed him to create stories that reach people in every language around the world. A few of them have even written, produced, and directed movie adaptations of King's most acclaimed works.

In this book you will join Clive Barker, Stewart O'Nan, Richard Chizmar, Frank Darabont, Stephen Spignesi, Justin Brooks, Tony Magistrale, Michael R. Collings, Rocky Wood, Robin Furth, Kevin Quigley, Hans-Ake Lilja, Billy Chizmar, Jack Ketchum, Bev Vincent, Mick Garris, and Jay Franco as they discuss their love of reading Stephen King...

Table of Contents:
"Sometimes You Go Back" by Stewart O'Nan
"Christine" by Richard Chizmar
"The Art of Stephen King" by Frank Darabont
"Spock's Not The Only One Who Can Mind Meld: Stephen King and the Telepathy of Writing" by Stephen Spignesi
"Disappearing Down That Rabbit Hole" by Justin Brooks
"The Politics of Being Stephen King" by Tony Magistrale
"The Adventure of Reading Stephen King" by Michael R. Collings
"Reading the Lost Works of Stephen King" by Rocky Wood
"Twins and Twining in Stephen King's Dark Tower Series" by Robin Furth
"King Since Scribner" by Kevin Quigley
"Being a Non-US Stephen King Fan" by Hans-Ake Lilja
"The Role of Religion in Stephen King's Desperation" by Billy Chizmar
"From A Buick 8" by Jack Ketchum
"Living in a Web of Mystery" by Bev Vincent
"The One That Got Away" by Mick Garris
"My Accidental Obsession" by Jay Franco
"Stephen King Celebration" by Clive Barker

Published as a Hardcover Limited Edition:
• Limited to just 1,000 signed copies
• Personally signed by the editor and most of the authors on a full-color signature page
• Printed on 60# acid-free paper
• Bound in full-cloth with colored head and tail bands
• Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
• Printed and bound with stylish endpapers
• Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
• Limited ONE TIME printing of this special edition
• Retail price $50

Published as a Deluxe Hardcover Lettered Edition:
• Limited to just 52 signed and hand-lettered copies bound in leather
• Personally signed by the editor and most of the authors on a unique signature page
• Printed on 60# acid-free paper
• Bound in leather with colored head and tail bands
• Custom gilded page edges dipped by hand
• Raised hubs on the spine
• Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
• Bound with stylish endpapers and a sewn-in satin ribbon page marker
• Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
• Limited ONE TIME printing of this special edition
• Retail price $200

Reviews to come...

Brian James FreemanBrian James Freeman is the author of The Painted Darkness, Black Fire, Blue November Storms, More Than Midnight, Weak and Wounded, Dreamlike States, Lost and Lonely, The Illustrated Stephen King Movie Trivia Book (with Kevin Quigley and Hans-Åke Lilja), and The Illustrated Stephen King Trivia Book (with Bev Vincent). Seven Stories, an eBook exclusive short story collection, was the #1 bestselling story collection on Amazon.com in the US, UK, Germany, Spain, and France, and #2 bestseller in Italy, during the first week of February 2012.

His short fiction has appeared in From the Borderlands, Borderlands 5, Shivers, Shivers II, Shivers III, Shivers IV, Shivers V, Shivers VI, Shivers VII, Corpse Blossoms, Shocklines, and many other magazines and anthologies. His essays, columns, and interviews have appeared in The Stephen King Library Desk Calendar series from Book-of-the-Month Club, Jobs in Hell, Hellnotes, and Cemetery Dance.

He is the managing editor of Cemetery Dance magazine and the publisher of Lonely Road Books. He is also the founder and publisher of Books to Benefit, a small press that publishes special Limited Edition books to raise funds for good causes.

Visit him on the web at BrianJamesFreeman.com

Visit our official production update page for the latest news and updates about this and our other forthcoming projects.

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