In case you were wondering why the heck American novelist Stephen King was trending this morning, we have an answer! Turns out the celebrated author has a new book coming out later this year. There was even an official excerpt from it released by publishing house Simon & Schuster.
“What could you write that would make you happy?” said King in a statement about the new tome. “As if my imagination had been waiting for the question to be asked, I saw a vast deserted city — deserted but alive. I saw the empty streets, the haunted buildings, a gargoyle head lying overturned in the street. I saw smashed statues (of what I didn’t know, but I eventually found out). I saw a huge, sprawling palace with glass towers so high their tips pierced the clouds. Those images released the story I wanted to tell.”
A description for “Fairy Tale” was also released:
“Charlie Reade looks like a regular high school kid, great at baseball and football, a decent student. But he carries a heavy load. His mom was killed in a hit-and-run accident when he was ten, and grief drove his dad to drink. Charlie learned how to take care of himself—and his dad. Then, when Charlie is 17, he meets a dog named Radar and his aging master, Howard Bowditch, a recluse in a big house at the top of a big hill, with a locked shed in the backyard. Sometimes strange sounds emerge from it.“
Entertainment Weekly has the official “Fairy Tale” excerpt in all its macabre glory here.