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(Entertainment Weekly)   The fourteen most anticipated books of the fall, including Stephen King's ill-conceived sequel to The Shining   (shelf-life.ew.com) divider line 58
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2013-08-25 01:33:05 PM  
Having never anticipated* a Stephen King novel, is this a real phenomenon?
/anticipated defined as "looking forward to" as opposed to "dreaded"
 
2013-08-25 02:39:12 PM  
"Shia LeBouef and Selina Gomez are driving to the Overlook Hotel..."
 
2013-08-25 02:55:31 PM  
 
2013-08-25 02:57:31 PM  
The Shinning?
 
2013-08-25 02:59:25 PM  
The list:

The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt

Bridget Jones: Mad for the Boy
Helen Fielding

David and Goliath
Malcolm Gladwell

Double Down: Game Change 2012
Mark Halperin and John Heilemann

Men We Reaped
Jesmyn Ward

Nine Inches
Tom Perrotta

Song of Spider-Man
Glen Berger

The Lowland
Jhumpa Lahiri

The Most of Nora Ephron
Nora Ephron

The Rosie Project
Graeme Simsion

The Signature of All Things
Elizabeth Gilbert

We Are Water
Wally Lamb

The Valley of Amazement
Amy Tan

Definitely the Lahiri for me on publication day, the Fielding, Perrotta & Tan at some point and I'll glance at the Spider-Man book to see if it's interesting.
 
2013-08-25 03:03:36 PM  
I don't want to read any of those.  The list looks like it was compiled by a 50 year old woman.
 
2013-08-25 03:03:44 PM  
So the Stephen King book is mentioned as one of the 14, but actually isn't one of the 14. D'oh!
 
2013-08-25 03:05:10 PM  
Gonna have to pass on the Shining sequel. The original was one of the only SK books I actually loved. Would hate let a cash grab add a bad taste to it.
 
2013-08-25 03:05:26 PM  

browser_snake: So the Stephen King book is mentioned as one of the 14, but actually isn't one of the 14. D'oh!


It's also missing one of the most truly anticipated books of the fall, Thomas Pynchon's new novel "Bleeding Edge."
 
2013-08-25 03:05:36 PM  

browser_snake: So the Stephen King book is mentioned as one of the 14, but actually isn't one of the 14. D'oh!


It's not in the list, but there's a link to it under the slideshow.
 
2013-08-25 03:06:00 PM  
King has reinvented himself.... He's off the sauce, and i believe he actually had to learn how to write again... It took him a few years (better part of a decade), and probably permanently gone is the guy who did all-out horror, but the ability to write is still there.

The Shining is in my top 3 of his books, maybe #1, so i'll read the hell out of the sequel.    Sounds interesting, without rehashing.
 
2013-08-25 03:08:29 PM  

T.rex: King has reinvented himself.... He's off the sauce, and i believe he actually had to learn how to write again... It took him a few years (better part of a decade), and probably permanently gone is the guy who did all-out horror, but the ability to write is still there.

The Shining is in my top 3 of his books, maybe #1, so i'll read the hell out of the sequel.    Sounds interesting, without rehashing.


I read his book on writing, but don't remember off-hand if the Shining is one the books he didn't remember writing.
 
2013-08-25 03:22:20 PM  

T.rex: King has reinvented himself.... He's off the sauce, and i believe he actually had to learn how to write again... It took him a few years (better part of a decade), and probably permanently gone is the guy who did all-out horror, but the ability to write is still there.

The Shining is in my top 3 of his books, maybe #1, so i'll read the hell out of the sequel.    Sounds interesting, without rehashing.


I hope Danny is a raging alcho like his dad, and after years of shinning he's jaded and quite frankly a little on the dark side.
/can't wait to read the fark out of it.
 
2013-08-25 03:22:43 PM  

T.rex: King has reinvented himself.... He's off the sauce, and i believe he actually had to learn how to write again... It took him a few years (better part of a decade), and probably permanently gone is the guy who did all-out horror, but the ability to write is still there.

The Shining is in my top 3 of his books, maybe #1, so i'll read the hell out of the sequel.    Sounds interesting, without rehashing.


Yep, it's supposed to be pretty good. Wife and  both enjoy all of his stuff, though some more than others. Haven't read his paperback pulp stuff that came out recently, but it is supposed to be pretty good for what it is as well. His first few books were all scary and good, especially Salem's Lot.

Coincidentally, one of the things that made me think the wife might be the special one was 2nd date or so I picked her up and she had all of the same King books that I did. Even cut out the same sarcastic cartoons from the paper as well. Yes, we're old.
 
2013-08-25 03:23:20 PM  
That looks like a list created by someone who doesn't actually read many books -- just knows what sells well at airports.
 
2013-08-25 03:23:23 PM  
Sequel to The Shining ‽

i.qkme.me
 
2013-08-25 03:25:36 PM  

Digitalstrange: Gonna have to pass on the Shining sequel. The original was one of the only SK books I actually loved. Would hate let a cash grab add a bad taste to it.


There's a lot of thing's you could accuse King of and have a leg to stand on. A cash grab is not one of them. The dude is always giving away money and has no real conception of how much he has except that it's more than he'll ever be able to spend.

He wrote a sequel to the Shining for the same reason he writes every other book, (and for the same reason most writers write any given book), because he had an idea that wouldn't go away until he wrote it.

That makes no claim to the quality of said book, but as I've enjoyed most of his recent books, I'll be giving this one a fair shot.
 
2013-08-25 03:26:03 PM  

Primitive Screwhead: Sequel to The Shining ‽

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Shhh, you wanna get sued?
 
2013-08-25 03:31:05 PM  
I'm seriously looking forward to Doctor Sleep. I loved The Shining,the book not the movie.
 
2013-08-25 03:36:20 PM  
Ugh, Steven King. All of his novels are basically literary versions of 50's B-movies. Which is fine, in as much as its something to enjoy on a flight or a rainy Tuesday evening, but it's far from something to celebrate.

That said, Full Dark No Stars wasn't horrible, and Joyland seems like guilty pleasure material.
 
2013-08-25 03:37:08 PM  

thornhill: That looks like a list created by someone who doesn't actually read many books -- just knows what sells well at airports.


This
 
2013-08-25 03:46:07 PM  

Grey Street: Primitive Screwhead: Sequel to The Shining ‽

[i.qkme.me image 320x285]

Shhh, you wanna get sued?


I prefer this:
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25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-08-25 04:09:22 PM  

COMALite J: Grey Street: Primitive Screwhead: Sequel to The Shining ‽

[i.qkme.me image 320x285]

Shhh, you wanna get sued?

I prefer this:
[npaper-wehaa.com image 404x502]
[i970.photobucket.com image 500x281]
[25.media.tumblr.com image 500x550]

"You want to just sit here a little more and be frozen?" "Yeaa..."
 
2013-08-25 04:20:41 PM  
And  STILL no farking book from George R.R. Martin

/faaaaarrrkkkk!!!
 
2013-08-25 04:21:10 PM  

Digitalstrange: Gonna have to pass on the Shining sequel. The original was one of the only SK books I actually loved. Would hate let a cash grab add a bad taste to it.


Cynicism on the internet?

Anyways, whatever Tom Clancy is doing now is a cash grab. But Stephen King, in need of cash? Laugh out Loudest.
 
2013-08-25 04:37:46 PM  
I read about a thousand pages a week and I think the only one those I might pick up is the Stephen King novel.  Maybe the "modern-day Chekhov" guy if I get thin on material.

Looking more forward to Toby Hall and if Cormac McCarthy ever publishes his New Orleans no
 
2013-08-25 04:43:34 PM  
I was not anticipating any of those books and I don't anticipate reading any of them, either.
Thank you JosephFinn for posting the list.
A 14-page slideshow for a 14-book list earns Entertainment Weekly's webmaster a big f**k you.
 
2013-08-25 04:47:49 PM  

red5ish: I was not anticipating any of those books and I don't anticipate reading any of them, either.
Thank you JosephFinn for posting the list.
A 14-page slideshow for a 14-book list earns Entertainment Weekly's webmaster a big f**k you.


You're welcome!
 
2013-08-25 04:50:26 PM  

red5ish: I was not anticipating any of those books and I don't anticipate reading any of them, either.
Thank you JosephFinn for posting the list.
A 14-page slideshow for a 14-book list earns Entertainment Weekly's webmaster a big f**k you.


No, they needed to  have a picture of each cover, so EW readers can use their phones to take pictures of them so they know what books to buy. Fall is a long time away for EW readers.
 
2013-08-25 05:22:00 PM  
I wouldn't $ay it'$ ill conceived, $ubby.
 
2013-08-25 05:43:36 PM  

JosephFinn: David and Goliath
Malcolm Gladwell


I know his stuff is all pop-statistics, etc, but I'll be damned if I haven't enjoyed all of them.  I guess I'll have to pick this one up as well...
 
2013-08-25 06:01:01 PM  
Two Things:

The Game Change book seems interesting, I was definitely down with the first one and will give this one a look.

AND

Speaking of Stephen King, I'm not really getting these trailers for the new Carrie remake. First off, Carrie doesn't look weird and nerdy, two she actively researches telekinesis at libraries and on the internet and finally she goes and rampages over town like a supervillain? Ok, fine, I guess but those behind the scenes clips they show at movie theaters before the trailers come on has the director going: "Carrie's going to the prom and we all wonder what will happen." We know what the fark will happen, quit treating this as new IP.
 
2013-08-25 06:06:33 PM  

jake_lex: browser_snake: So the Stephen King book is mentioned as one of the 14, but actually isn't one of the 14. D'oh!

It's also missing one of the most truly anticipated books of the fall, Thomas Pynchon's new novel "Bleeding Edge."


I came here hoping for a Pynchon thread.

The list in the article is a complete failure.
 
2013-08-25 06:20:49 PM  

Mawson of the Antarctic: Two Things:

The Game Change book seems interesting, I was definitely down with the first one and will give this one a look.

AND

Speaking of Stephen King, I'm not really getting these trailers for the new Carrie remake. First off, Carrie doesn't look weird and nerdy, two she actively researches telekinesis at libraries and on the internet and finally she goes and rampages over town like a supervillain? Ok, fine, I guess but those behind the scenes clips they show at movie theaters before the trailers come on has the director going: "Carrie's going to the prom and we all wonder what will happen." We know what the fark will happen, quit treating this as new IP.


In new Carrie, Carrie dumps pigs blood on you?
 
2013-08-25 06:58:36 PM  

kendelrio: And  STILL no farking book from George R.R. Martin

/faaaaarrrkkkk!!!


weknowmemes.com
 
2013-08-25 07:16:53 PM  

WippitGuud: [weknowmemes.com image 650x434]


Why doesn't he use twitter? Because if he had 140 characters he'd kill them all.

/heard that joke right here on Fark.
 
2013-08-25 07:19:20 PM  
Missed Preston & Child's next one in November, which will be a complete cheeseball, but fark it.  I like the occasional cheeseball.
 
2013-08-25 07:27:35 PM  
Checked the list to see if the new Dresden Files book was being released this fall, didn't see it.

Leaving disappointed, wake me in December for the anthology with the Molly POV story.
 
2013-08-25 07:50:55 PM  

KhamanV: Missed Preston & Child's next one in November, which will be a complete cheeseball, but fark it.  I like the occasional cheeseball.


I started that series earlier this year and have blown through all of 'em.
 
2013-08-25 07:56:37 PM  
I'll be reading the new Game Change, and probably the Malcom Gladwell at some point. Maybe when it comes out in paperback, or hits the used book stores.

The rest? Meh.
 
2013-08-25 08:23:56 PM  

Mawson of the Antarctic: First off, Carrie doesn't look weird and nerdy, two she actively researches telekinesis at libraries and on the internet and finally she goes and rampages over town like a supervillain?


As I think I remember, she destroys the whole town in the book. In the first movie it's just her school. But it's been a long time since I read that, and I didn't really like it anyway.
 
2013-08-25 09:22:26 PM  

jake_lex: browser_snake: So the Stephen King book is mentioned as one of the 14, but actually isn't one of the 14. D'oh!

It's also missing one of the most truly anticipated books of the fall, Thomas Pynchon's new novel "Bleeding Edge."


This. I click the link hoping it would have some details beyond just the title.

/Although I will admit I'm excited for a new Donna Tartt book - The Secret History is fantastic.
 
2013-08-25 09:26:48 PM  
All fourteen entries should be Patrick Rothfuss, The Doors of Stone. And he should hurry it up.
 
2013-08-25 10:27:20 PM  
Also missing is the latest entry in Diana Gabaldon's  Outlander series,  Written in my Own Heart's Blood, and Laurie R. King's  The Bones of Paris, the latest in the Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes series.

/Ms. King needs to write another Kate Martinelli mystery
 
2013-08-25 10:28:00 PM  
any news on Cormac Mcarthy?
 
2013-08-25 10:54:24 PM  

Anderson's Pooper: KhamanV: Missed Preston & Child's next one in November, which will be a complete cheeseball, but fark it.  I like the occasional cheeseball.

I started that series earlier this year and have blown through all of 'em.


I haven't tried the Gideon Crew stuff yet, but I love some Pendergast.  Even though the last trilogy was really pretty meh.  I loved the last book for all the wrong reasons.
 
2013-08-25 11:39:20 PM  
They wrote a sequel to Game Change??  Shut up and take my money!  If I had any money.  Thanks, Obama.
 
2013-08-26 01:39:05 AM  

kendelrio: And  STILL no farking book from George R.R. Martin

/faaaaarrrkkkk!!!


Are you an executive at HBO? hehe I hear they are getting antsy about his writing too.
 
2013-08-26 02:50:05 AM  
JosephFinn:
Song of Spider-Man
Glen Berger


I vote this as book more likely to be remaindered first.

/used book dealer and strong cynic.
 
2013-08-26 04:03:39 AM  

Lsherm: I don't want to read any of those.  The list looks like it was compiled by a 50 year old woman.


seriously.
 
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