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|'Salem's Lot (1975)|
|The Shining (1977)|
|The Stand (1978)|
|Night Shift (1978)|
|The Dead Zone (1979)|
|The Long Walk (1979)|
|Danse Macabre (1981)|
|The Gunslinger (1982)|
|Different Seasons (1982)|
|The Running Man (1982)|
|Pet Sematary (1983)|
|Cycle of the Werewolf (1983)|
|The Talisman (1984)|
|The Eyes of the Dragon (1984)|
|Skeleton Crew (1985)|
|Silver Bullet (1985)|
|The Bachman Books (1985/1996)|
|The Drawing of the Three (1987)|
|The Tommyknockers (1987)|
|The Dark Half (1989)|
|The Stand (1990)|
|Four Past Midnight (1990)|
|The Waste Lands (1991)|
|Needful Things (1991)|
|Gerald's Game (1992)|
|Dolores Claiborne (1992)|
|Nightmares & Dreamscapes (1993)|
|Rose Madder (1995)|
|The Green Mile (1996)|
|The Regulators (1996)|
|Wizard & Glass (1997)|
|Six Stories (1997)|
|Bag of Bones (1998)|
|Storm of the Century (1999)|
|The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon (1999)|
|Hearts in Atlantis (1999)|
|The Plant (2000)|
|On Writing (2000)|
|Secret Windows (2000)|
|Black House (2001)|
|From a Buick Eight (2002)|
|Everything's Eventual (2002)|
|Wolves of the Calla (2003)|
|Song of Susannah (2004)|
|The Dark Tower (2004)|
|The Colorado Kid (2005)|
|Lisey's Story (2006)|
|The Mist (2007)|
|Duma Key (2008)|
|Just After Sunset (2008)|
|Stephen King Goes to the Movies (2009)|
|Under the Dome (2009)|
|Blockade Billy (2010)|
|Full Dark, No Stars (2010)|
|The Wind Through the Keyhole (2012)|
|Doctor Sleep (2012?)|
|The Talisman III (20??)|
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News & Information
October 31, 2011
"It takes great skill to make this story even remotely credible. Mr. King makes it all look easy, which is surely his book’s fanciest trick. The first major review of 11/22/63 is now available on The New York Times It's an exciting review from a newspaper known to treat King somewhat shabbily in the past. I'm more thrilled about this book than ever!
October 30, 2011
A fascinating interview with King for The Wall Street Journal here! The interview concerns 11/22/63, and discusses King's desire to reach out beyond his horror roots: Instead of people who read horror stories, people who read The Help or People of the Book might like this book, if they can get the message, King says. The article also discusses the book's connection to King's 1986 masterpiece, It, which should thrill long-time King fans (me included)!
October 27, 2011
Stephen King's new short story, "The Dune," is out today in GRANTA magazine. Read my review on FEARnet.com, and "Like" it if you like it! Thanks!
October 27, 2011
A very smart and enlightening dialogue from the Wall Street Journal about King's new novel, 11/22/63. I'm gratified that the mainstream has finally stopped asking the basic "what scares Stephen King" questions and has begun to focus on his writing beyond horror. Great stuff!
October 19, 2011
My review of Stephen King's new short story, "The Dune"! Stephen King's been cranking out the short stories this year, and, like "The Little Green God of Agony," "The Dune" is a callback to classic chilling horror. Read my review on FEARnet.com, and pick up "The Dune" in Granta Magazine's Horror issue, coming soon!
October 19, 2011
FIVE NEW EBOOKS ABOUT STEPHEN KING, all written by me, Kevin Quigley, your Charnel House webmaster! These limited edition chapbooks had small print runs and most are no longer available in print form. Now publisher Cemetery Dance offers each of these books as eBooks ... including one, Blood In Your Ears, which actually precedes the print version! That's right, folks, Blood is making its first worldwide appearance in eBook format!
Even if you've read the print versions of these, I've been working diligently to keep these books as current as possible; all have new material and new information. Plus, best news: they are ALL available for only 99 cents, and ALL come in both Kindle and ePub format. No matter what e-reader you prefer, these books are perfect!
Folks, I am super excited about this release. I've always been fascinated with the odd nooks and crannies of King's career, and it was out of a need to read books on these topics that I was compelled to write them. If anyone says there's nothing new to write about Stephen King, they're not looking hard enough. I truly loved writing these books, and I am thrilled that they're reaching a wider audience with these ebook releases!
Here's the full rundown!
Stephen King has written over seventy books, a stunning figure for any writer. Even more stunning? There are more books written about King than by him.
Enter the recorded world of Stephen King, where he not only writes your nightmares, he actually reads them to you, too!
For nearly forty years, Stephen King has been making history on the bestseller charts.
Stephen King has long been at the forefront of experimental publishing. As the world grows more digital each day, King has consistently remained on the edge of breakthrough trends and technology, finding new ways to publish and interpret his stories. King's digital journey has been strange and fascinating. Wetware is your guide.
Most Stephen King fans remember him playing Jordy Verrill, the "lunkhead" who becomes a giant plant monster from outer space in the movie version of Creepshow. But King's association with comic books goes way beyond that.
October 18, 2011
The Charnel House Capital Campaign starts here! Hey folks! We here at Charnel House (and by "we" I always mean "I") have been working hard this year to make Charnel House the best online Stephen King experience you can have. I've added pages for King comics, King audio, books about King; I've done short reviews of new stories and beefed up the "Short Works" page; I even rewrote all the book reviews, making sure they were up to snuff!
But running a website does cost money, and in my case, it's out of pocket money. What I'd like is for that to become a non-issue. Which is why I'm launching the Charnel House Capital Campaign! I want to raise enough money for the site so that hosting it is never an issue. I'm trying to raise $2000 for the site before the end of the year! Hooray!
If you'd like to help Charnel House continue to excel, please consider dropping a donation in my donation box here:
Anything you can donate will help a small (but awesome) website continue to flourish and bring you the best of everything King. Thanks, everyone! Keep reading!
October 17, 2011
Check out the trailer for the enhanced eBook edition of 11/22/63! SO EXCITED FOR THIS BOOK!
October 12, 2011
Throttle coming to comics, and Comics coming to Charnel House! IDW Comics just announced a comic-book adaptation of the Stephen King/Joe Hill collaboration "Throttle"! Super exciting news! From the IDW press release:
IDW Publishing is proud to announce ROAD RAGE, a new partnership with best-selling authors Stephen King and Joe Hill, to produce a comic-book adaptation of their co-written adventure tale, Throttle. This monthly two-part series begins in February, and will be followed by two issues adapting the story that inspired Throttle, Richard Matheson’s classic tale of suspense, Duel, beginning in April.
ALSO! Let's all say yay for a new Charnel House page: King Comics! I list out every comic associated with Stephen King: ones he's written, ones he's written essays about, and the ones adapted from his work. There's also some rare images from these comic adaptations, including one Dan Parent illustration of King as Jughead Jones, from Archie comics! No, seriously! It's awesome! King Comics, check em out!
11/22/63 audio samples! Simon & Schuster is releasing audio samples from the upcoming 11/22/63 twice a week - Mondays and Fridays - through October 24th. Says King's site: These samples will be posted at 9:00am EST each release day and will include much of the first chapter of Stephen's epic tale.
October 11, 2011
The Wind Through the Keyhole even earlier. Donald Grant's newsletter today announced plans to release The Wind Through the Keyhole, the new Dark Tower midquel, a month earlier than expected! Says Grant:
- We are currently scheduled to release the Limited Editions in February 2012. Our edition will have 6 full color plates and 11 Black & White illustrations by acclaimed artist Jae Lee. One of the Black & Whites is available for viewing at: https://secure.grantbooks.com/z-sk-dt-twttk.html
Super exciting news! Now all you Tower-holics have something even closer to look forward to!
New FEARnet.com Review! Hey all! Check out my brand-new review of Michael R. Collings' new book, Stephen King Is Richard Bachman on FEARnet.com! It's a really terrific update of Collings's now out-of-date 1985 Starmont House book, Stephen King as Richard Bachman. This volume is awesome - it reads great, it looks great, and it focuses on a weirdly unexamined sector of King's canon. Pick up your copy at the Overlook Connection Press.
October 10, 2011
The Dark has legs! In a surprise move, the mass-market paperback of King's most recent book, Full Dark, No Stars, has shot up the charts, blasting by the chart peak of its trade paperback predecessor, which stalled at #12. King's newest paperback is now sitting pretty on the bestseller list at #5. I have updated my Chart of Darkness page in accordance!
October 7, 2011
Check out my interview on Talk Stephen King! Recently, I was interviewed about my work in the Stephen King field by the terrific Stephen King fan site, Talk Stephen King. I touch on the chapbooks I've written for Cemetery Dance, my upcoming hardcover, A Good Story and Good Words, and my fiction. Check out the interview here! Thanks!
October 6, 2011
Stephen King took the Best Collection prize at this year's British Fantasy Awards for Full Dark, No Stars - a well-deserved win. King was also nominated in the novella category for "1922," but lost to "Humpty's Bones," by Simon Clark.
October 5, 2011
My Masques review, now on FEARnet! My brand-spanking-new review of J.N. Williamson's Illustrated Masques - featuring a graphic adaptation of Stephen King's "Popsy" - is up NOW, exclusively on FEARnet.com!
September 28, 2011
THE LOST WORK OF STEPHEN KING, PART II - COMING! I have been given permission by Stephen Spignesi himself to announce one of the most anticipated books on King in the history of books on King: The Lost Work of Stephen King, Part II is currently in the making, and will be released by Overlook Connection Press. This will be an entirely new book, highlighting new and newly-discovered work of King hidden from the masses ... until now.
In anticipation, The Overlook Connection will be re-releasing a trade paperback of the first Lost Work of Stephen King, featuring the contents of the limited edition version of the book, plus a BRAND-NEW foreword by Spignesi. More details on both titles (including release dates and contents) to come! Watch this space for news!
September 28, 2011
Collings's Stephen King is Richard Bachman NOW AVAILABLE! Dr. Michael Collings's new book, Stephen King Is Richard Bachman isn't just an update to his Borgo Press Stephen King as Richard Bachman; it's a more in-depth and expansive look at the entire Richard Bachman phenomena, from Rage all the way through The Regulators. (The book was completed before Blaze was published ... but don't worry. Collings has an essay on Blaze in an upcoming release I'll be able to talk about soon!) Collings remains the only person to study Bachman in a full-length volume, and here applies his uniquely scholarly-yet-accessible style to this fascinating subject. Everything you ever wanted to know about Richard Bachman but were afraid to ask! NOW SHIPPING! Order here!
September 28, 2011
Classic King Clips! Lilja, webmaster of the amazing Lilja's Library, has once again done something brilliant. There's a new section of his page called Classic King, and it features clips of King throughout his career. Some highlights: the Maximum Overdrive trailer and King interviewing AC/DC. Lilja needs YOUR HELP, though: to keep up with these Classic King Clips, send him links and stuff and help make his site awesomer. Says I, with just a TWINGE of professional jealousy.
September 25, 2011
Dr. Sleep! At the Mason Award Event, Stephen King read from Dr. Sleep - Dr. Sleep!!! - the sequel to King's 1977's The Shining. It not only involves Danny Torrance at an adult, but also a pack of psychic gypsy-vampires called The Tribe. The video that follows features that reading, as well as a woman booing under her breath every time King says something she doesn't like. It's a little weird, but the story is awesome! King is apparently almost done writing this book. With the release date for Wind Through the Keyhole bumped up a month, does this mean we'll see Dr. Sleep sometime next year? Let's hope!
September 25, 2011
Great news, Tower freaks! The Wind Through the Keyhole is coming a little bit earlier next year. From Ms. Mod, on King's official message board:
The release date for The Wind Through the Keyhole has been bumped ahead and is now anticipated to be released on March 12, 2012.
September 25, 2011
Scribner and StephenKing.com have released a promo video of King discussing 11/22/63 and time travel. Even cooler? We learn of an aborted novel along the same lines King attempted in 1973 called Split Track. So very cool!
The video is for both Flash and Apple devices! Either travel to the Multimedia page of King's site, or use one of our handy links below:
Apple Video (.mp4)
September 23, 2011
You now can win a copy (one of three!) of the new, awesome, J.N. Williamson's Illustrated Masques. So cool! Here we go:
To officially welcome customers to Gauntlet's Facebook page we're having a sweepstakes to give away three copies of J. N. WILLIAMSON's ILLUSTRATED MASQUES. The first prize winner gets a signed numbered edition of the book (selling for $125 -- signed by all but King and Clive Barker) . The second and third place winners get the unsigned trade editions (selling for $50). Gauntlet doesn't have any say in the winners (so there will be no hanky panky). The company running the sweepstakes chooses the winners and once we get their names and addresses we ship out the books."
The book is really cool, and you folks really need to check this out! The contest begins on September 27th and ends on October 2. Check it out: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gauntlet-Press/136185029812233?sk=wall!
J. N. WILLIAMSON's ILLUSTRATED MASQUES contains graphic adaptations from the Masques series including Stephen King's "Popsy." September 21, 2011
HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEPHEN KING!!! May your 64th be super awesome!
September 20, 2011
King's darkly brilliant novella collection, Full Dark, No Stars, is now out in mass-market paperback! It looks as though this paperback also includes the bonus short story, "Under the Weather," a creepy little tale I quite enjoyed. If you've missed out on FD,NS so far, now's your chance to pounce! And then read my review!
September 16, 2011
Dear Mr. Pretend King... Stephen King will be contributing a letter to a much younger Stephen King to the upcoming anthology, Dear Me: A Letter to My Sixteen-Year-Old Self. The book collects essays from
75 celebrities, writers, musicians, athletes, and actors have written letters to their younger selves that give words of comfort, warning, humor, and advice. These letters present intimate, moving, and witty insights into some of the world’s most intriguing and admired individuals. By turns funny, surprising, raw, and uplifting, this singular collection captures the universal conditions that are youth, life, and growing up.
In addition to the letter by King, the book also includes an introduction by J.K. Rowling and letters by Gene Hackman, William Shatner, and other celebrities I like. Dear Me will be released in hardcover and ebook on October 25th!
Exciting news for King movie fans! The Films of Stephen King: From Carrie to The Mist, will be released in paperback exactly three months from today, on December 14th! Just in time to surprise that hard-to-please Stephen King fan for Christmas! Edited by Tony Magistrale, who I've featured on my Writing On King page. Exciting!
September 13, 2011
New! On the Simon & Schuster site! An exciting excerpt of King's upcoming novel 11/22/63! Check it out!
September 7, 2011 Masques Signed by King and Barker! From Gauntlet Press comes the very first hardcover release of J.N. Williamson's Illustrated Masques, featuring a graphic adaptation of King's "Popsy"! But wait, there's more:
Press Release – For Immediate Release
This is the one signed by King and Barker!
This is all very interesting stuff, but you'll have to wait for my full review, coming to FEARnet.com soon!
Cover for Wind Through the Keyhole? Scribner is adamant that this is not the final cover, but that could mean anything. "Cover not final" might mean the font will be different. Or the illustration. It doesn't exactly look like "typical" Jae Lee art, but that doesn't mean anything. In any event, this is the first glimpse at what might be on the expanded road to the Tower, and I have to say, I'm excited!
September 1, 2011
Lilja's Library is one of the best Stephen King websites on the internet, and currently, Lilja is celebrating his 15th anniversary! Help him celebrate! Enter the Lilja's Library contest and win seriously awesome prizes. Check it all out here and BE AMAZED. Have fun, and congratulations on 15 awesome years, Lilja!
September 1, 2011
"Mile 81" OUT TODAY! Stephen King's brand-new eBook novella hits virtual stores today - a terrific, scary story that's incredibly, um, absorbing. Read my spoiler-free review over at FEARnet.com, and pick up your digital copy at iTunes, Amazon, or Simon & Schuster!
The best picture you will ever see. From the blog Awesome People Hanging Out Together, we bring you Stephen Colbert ... and Stephen King. Wow. (Click for a larger picture.)
August 31, 2011
More news about publisher Cemetery Dance's partnership with FEARnet.com ... and your benevolent webmaster, Kevin Quigley, is a part of it! Check it out: Cemetery Dance Teams Up With FEARnet To Increase Horror Book/Fiction Coverage. And read my "Mile 81" review while you're there!
August 31, 2011
NEW CHARNEL HOUSE SECTION! Since Charnel House began in 1996, I've always had a section highlighting books about Stephen King. The section was informative, but never quite what Charnel House needed. Now, I've added tons of information and a little polish, and the result is here: Writing On Stephen King. This new section highlights some of the best, most prolific, and most accessible authors to ever write on King (including the author of this very website!) I also touch on Castle Rock and the worst book ever written about King. Finally, a chronological listing of every book-length work ever written on King appears in a sidebar; it's as comprehensive a list as possible (though if I've missed anything, please let me know).
Enjoy the new section, read some great books, and I'll continue to keep you informed!
August 30, 2011 Exclusive! Hey everyone! Check out my shiny new review of Stephen King's forthcoming eBook, "Mile 81", exclusively on FEARnet.com! Enjoy, and look for "Mile 81," coming September 1st, THIS THURSDAY!
Stephen King reviews Tom Perrotta's new novel, The Leftovers, for the New York Times. Perrotta's a terrific writer - Little Children and The Abstinence Teacher were great - and I'm looking forward to this!
August 25, 2011
NEW CHARNEL HOUSE SECTION! Hello all! We here at Charnel House are proud to announce the brand-new Stephen King On Audio Section of this site! Long in the making, this section is structured much like the Short Work section. There's a comprehensive list of each King work on audio, with both the first and most recent appearance listed, along with some audio-centric trivia you may find surprising! In addition to the books you know and love, the list also includes audio-only presentations, live recordings, guest recordings, and the only official appearance of Stephen King singing "Stand By Me." As with the Short Work section, this Listening List of King on Audio will be updated as new work emerges. Enjoy perusing this new section, and happy listening!
August 25, 2011
Win "Mile 81" six days early! Scribner, Stephen King, and social media service Klout come together to offer a contest allowing King fans the opportunity to win the new King e-book "Mile 81" six days early! From Klout:
StephenKing.com has partnered with Scribner to also bring our users an early giveaway of the Mile 81 e-book. This giveaway is open for submissions between 6:00am and 11:59pm EST today. (8/25/11) The giveaway will not require fans to be a member of Klout and is open to all users of StephenKing.com within the United States who are 18 or over.
Exciting stuff! Good luck, everyone! And if you do win a copy, be sure to think of our wonderful friends overseas who aren't eligible!
August 25, 2011
And now, a short description of The Wind Through the Keyhole:
For readers new to The Dark Tower, The Wind Through the Keyhole is a stand-alone novel, and a wonderful introduction to the series. It is a story within a story, which features both the younger and older gunslinger Roland on his quest to find the Dark Tower. Fans of the existing seven books in the series will also delight in discovering what happened to Roland and his ka-tet between the time they leave the Emerald City and arrive at the outskirts of Calla Bryn Sturgis.