Rage Update and A Secret

Rage

Almost finished reading RAGE (for only the second time). Look for my essay sometime this weekend or early next week.

A couple weeks ago, I admitted to a reader via Twitter that there are TWO Stephen King books I have never read…and ever since, folks have been busy trying to guess those two titles. No one has gotten the correct answers as of yet. If you all would like to make your own guesses in the COMMENTS section below, please feel free.

I will even hand out some prizes if anyone correctly guesses both titles (but not until I post my essay for the first of the two books; I want it to remain a surprise until that time).

Thanks and please follow me on Twitter if you’re inclined: @RichardChizmar

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Richard Chizmar Is Reading Rage Right Now

RageJust a quick update to let you know that Richard is reading Rage right now.

Remember, you can follow Richard on Facebook and Twitter for his personal updates and other posts of interest to readers and collectors and Stephen King fans.

The complete list of the books we’ll be reading can be found on the Stephen King Books In Chronological Order For Stephen King Revisited Reading Lists page.

We also have great guest essays for ‘Salem’s Lot and The Shining to post soon.

Stay tuned for more news and updates on Stephen King Revisited!

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Stephen King Revisited Contest and Mr. Mercedes Still Discounted To $3.75!

Two quick updates today:

1) We’ve selected the first group of winners in our Stephen King Revisited contest and they’ve been emailed to confirm their addresses. Once we hear back, we’ll post their names here on the site. MORE WINNERS WILL SELECTED NEXT WEEK, so read all of the details to make sure you’re entered because this is a FREE contest.

2) For those of you who like to plan ahead or who haven’t read this one yet, Norman Prentiss over at eHorrorBargains.com spotted that the eBook edition of Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King is only $3.75 today on Amazon for some reason, which is a terrific deal for such a new release from a major author:

Mr Mercedes by Stephen King

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Richard Chizmar Reading The Shining, Contest Update, Found Photos, and Following Richard

Four quick updates today:

1) Our Stephen King Revisited contest is up and running and we’ll start picking winners THIS WEEK. Read all of the details to make sure you’re entered because this is a FREE contest and the prizes are pretty awesome.

2) Remember, you can follow Richard on Facebook and Twitter for his personal updates and other posts of interest to readers and collectors and Stephen King fans.

3) Richard Chizmar was caught reading on the job yet again today. For the record, he hit Chapter 17, The Doctor’s Office:

Richard Chizmar Reading The Shining

4) In the category of “you never know what you’ll find in an old book,” here are two photos Richard found in The Shining paperback. He has no idea where they came from:

photo in 'Salem's Lot 01photo in 'Salem's Lot 02

Finally, this would be a great time for you to join in and read along with Richard. You can order an eBook and start right now. Here are the eBook store links if you want to download a copy:

Amazon.com
Barnes & Noble
Kobo
iTunes/iBookstore

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Stephen King Revisited Contest! Prizes Include A Signed Stephen King Book And More!

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Revival by Stephen King(Already a subscriber? Then you’re good to go for this giveaway and there’s nothing else you need to do!)

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All decisions made by Cemetery Dance Publications are final. This contest may end at any time. Winners will be posted on StephenKingRevisited.com after they are notified and confirm they are real human beings and not bots. Rules subject to change.

Carrie: The Curious Case of George Chizmar by Richard Chizmar

On page 82 of the first edition hardcover edition of CARRIE, we are introduced to a character by the name of George Chizmar:

“George Chizmar, Ewen’s most artistic student, had done a small chalk sketch of gondolas on a canal at sunset and a gondolier in a huge straw fedora leaning against the tiller as a gorgeous panoply of pinks and reds and oranges stained both sky and water.”

I remember being stunned, and more than a little pleased, the first time I read that sentence. I had never before seen my last name (trust me, it’s not a common one) in any work of fiction, so for it to appear in my favorite author’s debut novel was quite a thrill.

Of course, it also led to many years of inevitable questions: did Stephen King name Ewen’s most artistic student after you, Rich? Did he know your father? Your uncle? » Read more

Revisiting Carrie by Richard Chizmar

THAT WAS THEN…

So, I sit down a couple weeks ago and write my introduction to Stephen King Revisited and I go on and on about how King’s books carry so many personal memories for me — where I was when I first read them, who I was, what I was thinking — and now it comes time to discuss the very first King book, CARRIE, and I realize…ummmm, my memory of this one isn’t quite so clear, folks.

Great way to start this journey, huh?

But it actually makes sense when I think about it.

CARRIE was originally published in April 1974. I was eight years old at the time and busy fishing and collecting baseball cards and playing whiffle ball in the side yard with my friends. My only exposure to horror at that early age were comic books and the Saturday afternoon Creature Double Features on television. » Read more

King, Carrie, and a Religious Revelation by Ray Garton

“Jesus watches from the wall,
But his face is cold as stone,
And if he loves me
As she tells me
Why do I feel so all alone?” 
— Carrie White

Stephen King’s Carrie was not the first horror novel I read, but it was the first horror novel that did more than frighten and disturb me, the first to reach a hand deep into my life, stir things up, and make me begin to look at things differently.  It made me question … well, just about everything. » Read more

Five Discounted Stephen King eBooks For Those Who Like To Plan Ahead

I’m stealing this from the eHorrorBargains.com blog, which author Norman Prentiss resurrected this month, because I thought it would relevant for those of you who like to plan ahead!

The eBook editions of Pet Sematary, Bag of Bones, Everything’s Eventual, and 11/22/63 are just $2.99 each on Amazon today, and the eBook edition of The Shining is just $1.99, which is a huge savings off the retail prices.

I’ve added links via the covers below if you want to order today at these great prices so you can have the eBook edition ready to read down the road:

The ShiningPet SemataryBag of BonesEverything's Eventual112263

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