Lilja's Library: The World of Stephen King

Lilja's Library: The World of Stephen King

  • Author: Hans-Ake Lilja
  • Artist: Glenn Chadbourne
  • Page Count: 512
  • Pub. Date: August 3, 2010
  • ISBN: 978-1-58767-212-5
  • Status: Out of Print

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Featuring special appearances by Stephen King, Peter Straub, Ridley Pearson, Mick Garris, Marsha DeFilippo, Michael Whelan, Stewart O'Nan, Glenn Chadbourne, Robin Furth, Steven Weber, Mark Stutzman, Frank Darabont, Jae Lee, Tyson Blue, and many others!

Lilja's Library: The World of Stephen King
by Hans-Ake Lilja

introduction by Bev Vincent
illustrated by Glenn Chadbourne

About the Book:
For over a decade now, Lilja has been one of the leading voices on the Internet when it comes to covering and reporting on Stephen King's books and movies. His website, Lilja's Library, is the die-hard fan's source for information about new King projects and breaking news, but Lilja has also featured his own in-depth reviews and interviews with the most important people in King's world, including Stephen King himself.

Lilja's Library: The World of Stephen King is a brand new massive collection of over 150 of those reviews, over 40 of those interviews, and other special features of interest to King readers everywhere. If you've never been to the website, you're in for a real treat as you catch-up with over 500 pages of articles and features that are sure to please any kind of Stephen King fan, from the general reader to the die-hard collector. And for Lilja's constant readers, there's original material in this special volume that has never appeared anywhere on his website before, and every article and review has been updated and revised for this release.

You have to see the table of contents to understand just how much great material is in this massive book, but just a few of the interviews include: Stephen King (twice!), Frank Darabont, Marsha DeFilippo, Mick Garris, Peter Straub, and many other people who have been involved in King's prolific career. The reviews include detailed commentary on well-known works by and about Stephen King, along with details about the rare works you might not have heard of, including the original scripts for Hearts in Atlantis, Stud City, and dozens of others; the original pilot for The Dead Zone that never aired on TV; Walking The Mile: The Making Of (a book that has never been released); the Pet Sematary and Secret Window, Secret Garden UK dramatizations; the dozens of Dollar Babies, and more!

There are also dozens of brand new features written exclusively for this volume, including interviews with Lilja himself and Glenn Chadbourne; reviews of short films such as "Here There Be Tygers," "Boogeyman," "Walking Ghost," "The Secret Transit Codes of America's Highways," "Night Surf," "Stephen King's Gotham Café," "Sorry, Right Number," "Night of the Living Dead," and others; reviews of the script for "The Mist" and scripts that are currently in development (including Black House and From a Buick 8); reviews of books such as Stephen King: A Primary Bibliography, Stephen King: The Non-Fiction, and others; and much, much more!

If you're new to the world of Lilja's Library or already a constant reader, this special volume is a must-have for your collection! An exclusive Cemetery Dance Publications release, there are no other editions planned anywhere in the world for this incredible book.

Table of Contents:
Introduction by Bev Vincent
An original interview with Lilja

Section 1—Two Interviews With Stephen King

Section 2—Other Interviews
Tyson Blue
James Cole
Jay Holben
James Gonis
Stephen Spignesi
Peter Straub
Michael Piller
Ridley Pearson
Mick Garris
Michael Collings
Kristen Dalton
George Guidall
Richard Dooling
Ed Begley, Jr.
Marsha DeFilippo
Michael Whelan
Stewart O'Nan
Glenn Chadbourne
Robin Furth
Mikael Håfström
Mick Garris
Brandon Kihl
Steven Weber
Mark Stutzman
Mikael Håfström
Frank Darabont
Joe Quesada
Ralph Macchio
Robin Furth
Richard Isanove
Peter David
Philippa Pride
Jae Lee
Gregory Nicotero
Frank Darabont
Frank Darabont
Marsha DeFilippo
Glenn Chadbourne

Book Reviews
Section 1—Books by King
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
Secret Window, Secret Garden (audio)
Pet Sematary (audio)
LT's Theory of Pets (audio)
Black House
Everything's Eventual
Everything's Eventual (audio)
Riding the Bullet (audio)
The Wavedancer Benefi t (audio)
From a Buick 8
From a Buick 8 (audio)
The Man in the Black Suit (audio)
'Salem's Lot (audio)
The Devil's Wine
Building Bridges (audio)
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon (popup)
McSweeney's Enchanted Chamber of Astonishing Stories
'Salem's Lot—Limited Edition
Carrie (audio)
The Things They Left Behind
The Shining (audio)
The Colorado Kid
'Salem's Lot: Illustrated Edition
The Colorado Kid (audio)
Bag of Bones (audio)
Stationary Bike (audio)
Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished
Lisey's Story
The Secretary of Dreams, Volume 1
Graduation Afternoon
The Gingerbread Girl
Duma Key

Section 2: The Dark Tower
The Gunslinger—Revised Edition
The Dark Tower—Concordance, Volume 1
The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla
The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla (audio)
The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah
The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah (audio)
The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower
The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower (audio)
The Road to The Dark Tower
The Dark Tower—Concordance, Volume 2
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
The Gunslinger Born #1
The Gunslinger Born #2
The Gunslinger Born #3
The Gunslinger Born #4
The Gunslinger Born #5
The Gunslinger Born #6
The Gunslinger Born #7
The Gunslinger's Guidebook
The Gunslinger Born (omnibus)
The Long Road Home #1
The Long Road Home #2
The Long Road Home #3
The Long Road Home #4
The Long Road Home #5
Dark Tower: End-World Almanac

Section 3: Books About King
The Essential Stephen King
Stephen King Universe
Revisiting Stephen King
Horror Plum'd
The Complete Guide to the Works of Stephen King
The Complete Guide to the Works of Stephen King (2nd Edition)
The Complete Guide to the Works of Stephen King (3rd Edition)
The Illustrated Stephen King Trivia Book
The Stephen King Collector's Guide

Section 4: The Movies
Walking The Mile—The Making Of "The Green Mile"
Creepshow: The Illustrated Stephen King Movie Guide
The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer: My Life at Rose Red
Dreamcatcher—The Shooting Script
Hollywood's Stephen King
The Journals of Eleanor Druse

Section 5: Other Reviews
Walpuski's Typewriter
The Night Country
Lost Boy, Lost Girl
Assassination Vacation
Blue November Storms
Masters of Horror 1-6
Masters of Horror 7-10
Masters of Horror 11-13
Heart-Shaped Box
Development Hell

Movie Reviews
Section 1: Television
Rose Red
Carrie (remake)
The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer
Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital—The Pilot
Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital—Death's Kingdom
'Salem's Lot (remake)
Riding the Bullet
Nightmares & Dreamscapes, Episodes 1 & 2
Nightmares & Dreamscapes, Episodes 3 & 4
Nightmares & Dreamscapes, Episodes 5 & 6
Nightmares & Dreamscapes, Episodes 7 & 8

Section 2: The Dead Zone
The Dead Zone—Pilot
The Dead Zone—The 1st Half of Season 1
The Dead Zone—The 2nd Half of Season 1
The Dead Zone (DVD)
The Dead Zone—The 1st Half of Season 2
The Dead Zone—The 2nd Half of Season 2
The Dead Zone—Season 1 (DVD)
The Dead Zone—Season 2½
The Dead Zone—The Original Pilot
The Dead Zone—Season 3
The Dead Zone—Season 3 (DVD)
The Dead Zone—Season 4
A Very Dead Zone Christmas
The Dead Zone—Season 5 Premier
The Dead Zone—Season 5, Episode 2
The Dead Zone—Season 5, Episodes 3—5
The Dead Zone—Season 5, Episode 6
The Dead Zone—Season 4 (DVD)
The Dead Zone—Season 5, Episodes 7 - 9
The Dead Zone—Season 5, Episodes 10 - 11
The Dead Zone—Season 6

Section 3: The Movies/DVDs
Rose Red (DVD)
The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer (DVD)
Riding the Bullet (DVD)
Quicksilver Highway (DVD)
Children of the Corn / Creepshow 2 (DVD)
Desperation (DVD)
1408 (DVD)
The Mist
The Mist (DVD)

Section 4: The "Dollar Babies"
The Last Rung on the Ladder
The Lawnmower Man
Strawberry Spring
Rainy Season
Autopsy Room Four
The Man in the Black Suit
The Road Virus Heads North
La Femme dans la Chamber
All That You Love Will Be Carried Away
Umney's Last Case
Home Delivery
I Know What You Need
El Sueño de Harvey
Suffer the Little Children

Section 5: The Scripts
Insane Clown Poppy
Hearts in Atlantis
Stud City

Section 6: Other Oddities
Territories (audio)
The Gunslinger (influenced by) (audio)
The Gunslinger / The Drawing of the Three (audio)
Christine—Collector Car
SCarrie: The Musical (audio)

Part 6: New Reviews
Here There Be Tygers
I Am The Doorway
The Gunslinger
Luckey Quarter
Walking Ghost
The Secret Transit Codes of America's Highways
Night Surf
Stephen King's Gotham Café
Sorry, Right Number
Night of the Living Dead
The Mist (The Script)
Black House (The Script)
From a Buick 8 (The Script)
Stephen King: A Primary Bibliography of the World's Most Popular Author
Stephen King: The Non-Fiction

Part 7: Afterword
Lilja's Final Word

Praise and Reviews for Lilja's Library, the book:
"...a must have for the Constant Reader."
Fangoria #236 (Book of the Month)

"Hans-Ake Lilja, the most dedicated Stephen King fan I know, takes the reader on a joyous, wide-ranging journey through King’s world and influence. Part scholarly in its approach, but in greater part a fan's love letter to King, it is an absolute must for the Stephen King completist."
— Frank Darabont, screenwriter and director of The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, and The Mist

"Lilja's Library: The World of Stephen King is like beautifully prepared and presented red meat to any admirer of Stephen King. Mr. Lilja has tracked down his many quarries and used them to create this massive treatment of King's work and his world. His book is pure testimony to the love Stephen King is capable of arousing in his readers."
— Peter Straub, co-author of The Talisman and Black House

"While readers probably wouldn't want to devour the contents in one sitting, Lilja's Library is a testament to Lilja's hard work, and a fascinating glimpse into the worlds of Stephen King. While no substitute for the Web site itself, the content is a fine representation of the online library's offering and a fine addition to any fan's King bookshelf."
— April Gutierrez, Green Man Review

"The bottom line: If you have more than a casual interest in King, this book is a worthy addition to your bookshelf, especially if you don't want to scroll through pages of back-lit text online (and I don't): I welcome the opportunity to sit down and browse this book, reading an interview here, a review there, and adding to my small body of knowledge about the big man in Bangor... Lilja's website is the #1 King fan website in the world, and after reading this book, you'll know why."
— George Beahm, Charnel House guest reviewer

Praise for Lilja's Library, the website:
"A very impressive site, and by far one of the best on Stephen King! Done with great commitment, obvious passion, and reverence for its subject. It's always a pleasure to log on to Lilja's Library and see what's happening in the world of King."
— Frank Darabont, director of The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile and The Mist

"Lilja's Library is a required surf stop for the serious King fan."
— Mick Garris, director of The Stand, The Shining and Riding the Bullet

"Everything I want to know, and more, about Stephen King-I find at Lilja's Library"
— Mikael Håfström, director of 1408

"Lilja's Library is not only the best of all the Stephen King websites now up on the web, it is one of the best of all current websites now up, being lively, informative, colorful, and wonderfully well-organized. It is a pleasure to visit Lilja's Library."
— Peter Straub, co-author of The Talisman and Black House

"The wealth of information and the latest news updates available on Lilja's site is amazing. Lilja possesses the same level of devotion to Stephen King as Kathy Bates from Misery, the only difference between the two is... Lilja has a computer."
— Jae Lee, illustrator of The Dark Tower comic

"Lilja's Library has emerged from among the ranks of Stephen King information sites as THE go-to place for all the latest news, reviews, interviews and rumors. If it's not bookmarked in your favorites list, it should be."
— Bev Vincent, author of The Road to the Dark Tower

"Lilja's Library is a great website packed with information"
— Robin Furth, author of The Dark Tower Concordance and The Dark Tower comic.

"Lilja's-Library is a wildly enthusiastic look at the world of Stephen King. Any King fan can certainly indulge themselves with reviews, interviews, sneak peaks and plenty of nostalgia. Stephen can ditch his day-planner as long as he has this site bookmarked."
— Mark Stutzman, cover illustrator to many of Stephen King's books

"Lilja's Library is the most comprehensive, thorough, and up-to-the-minute source for Stephen King news on the web. It's a labor of love and an invaluable resource for us SK fans."
— Richard Dooling, novelist, producer, and writer for Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital

"A one-stop shop for everything King Related, Lilja's Library is the place on the net for the most in depth information for the discerning Stephen King fan—I have yet to find a website with more thorough, detailed, accurate and up-to-date information."
— Jay Holben, director of Stephen King's Paranoid.

"I've had a delightful time exploring Lilja's Library. I especially like the arrangement of materials. Everything is clearly labeled, easy to access, and well (and fully) discussed. It is certainly among the best and most comprehensive sites I've visited."
— Michael Collings, author of The Work of Stephen King and Horror Plum'd

"For a one-stop place to check out the latest King news, not just in America but worldwide, this is the only place you need to go. And the best thing about this is—in Lilja's Library, you don't need a borrower's card!"
— Tyson Blue, author of The Unseen King and Observations from the Terminator

"As New Line Cinema and film director Peter Jackson discovered, it simply makes good sense — and good business — to keep the fans online informed of what's going on; and in the Stephen King community, there are only a handful of sites worth your precious time. Lilja's Library is one of them. A die-hard King fan who has painstakingly and, over a period of many years, built up his website so that it's in the first rank of King websites, "LL" (Lilja's Library) is an essential website to surf if you REALLY want to know what's going on in Stephen's kingdom. Hard-working, responsible, and dedicated to putting out the news for a worldwide audience, Lilja is a publicist's dream: He'll get the word out and do it in a professional and timely manner. As the author of more books about Stephen King than anyone else on the planet, I've got to say that Lilja has my respect and admiration because of his efforts to keep the King community informed, and as they say, you can take THAT to the bank."
— George Beahm, author of Stephen King A to Z and Stephen King Country

"Lilja's Library is one of the best resources on the Internet for all things King.  In addition to being a wonderful support for our extensive collection of Stephen King audiobooks, Lilja is an absolute pleasure to work with!  I highly recommended the site for all fans of Stephen King."
— Theresa Pantazopoulos, Publicity Manager, Simon & Schuster Audio

"There some utterly definitive web sites I depend upon for their accuracy and specific focus and on my list is Lilja's Library for all things Stephen King. Lilja does an extraordinary amount of work maintaining one of the most comprehensive King sites on the Web. Lilja's Library is the kind of loving, meticulously accurate web site that King's work inspires in his fans. King fans around the world owe him enormous gratitude for keeping us all up to speed on all the goings-on in the kingdom of King."
— Stephen Spignesi, author of The Lost work of Stephen King and The Essential Stephen King

"Lilja's Library is the quintessential resource for anybody — fan or professional — seeking information on anything related to Stephen King and his multitude of books, films and television productions. If there's anything you need to know about a Stephen King project, go to Lilja's Library first!"
— Eric A. Stillwell, former Associate Producer, The Dead Zone

Published in two states:
• Trade Hardcover Edition ($40)
• Traycased Lettered Edition of 52 signed and lettered copies bound in leather with a satin ribbon page marker, each copy featuring an ORIGINAL Glenn Chadbourne drawing on the signature sheet ($250)

Lettered Edition Status:
The deluxe Lettered Edition of this book is currently with our traycase manufacturer who will begin building the traycases as he catches up on the projects we've sent him. We will update this page as the Lettered Edition progresses through production. Thank you for your patience.