New Stephen King Book Gets Earlier Release Date

Horror icon and best-selling author Stephen King has announced an earlier release date for his much-anticipated collection of four new novellas–If It Bleeds.

Publication of the book has been moved up to April 28, a full two weeks earlier than expected, in an attempt to entertain his Constant Readers caught in the web of the dangerous Coronavirus pandemic.

King added that this new date coincides with the release of John Grisham’s Camino Winds. I want to talk to the publisher about maybe doing a two-for-one, he said. Wouldn’t that be cool, a double feature?

If It Bleeds is described as an extraordinary collection of four new and compelling novellas—Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, The Life of Chuck, Rat and the title story If It Bleeds – each pulling you into intriguing and frightening places.

The novella is a form King has returned to several times in his career, and many have been made into films, including The Body (Stand By Me) and Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption (Shawshank Redemption).

Overall, King is the author of more than 60 books, all of them worldwide best-sellers. He is the recipient of the 2018 PEN America Literary Service Award, the 2014 National Medal of Arts and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

 

Thomas Tuna
Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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