ON „END OF WATCH“ BOOK TOUR
To celebrate the release of his newest book “End of Watch”, Stephen King embarked on a twelve city book tour across the US on June 7th in New Jersey. The tour includes an evening with Stephen discussing End of Watch, the last book in the Bill Hodges Trilogy and much more. And if that wasn’t enough, at each event, 400 pre-signed books are given out at random to lucky guests. All we can say is we’re jealous that we’re not in the US.
“End of Watch” is the 55th novel by Stephen King and the third volume of a trilogy focusing on Detective Bill Hodges, following “Mr. Mercedes” and “Finders Keepers”. At the 2015 Edgar Awards, while accepting the award for Best Novel for Mr. Mercedes, King announced that the novel’s antagonist, Brady Hartsfield, will be making a return in this book.
The title will be published this fall in Sweden under the title ”Sista vakten” – there are still no news on the title and publishing dates for the Danish and Norwegian editions.
GEORGE R. R. MARTIN IS JEALOUS
At an event in Albuquerque, New Mexico, “A Song of Ice and Fire” author George R.R. Martin interviewed Stephen King for his “End of Watch book” tour. The two beloved authors talked shop at Kiva Auditorium in Martin’s hometown. And while just seeing the two together caused nerdgasms all over the internet, people went even more crazy when it was Martin who interviewed King. Notable in particular was Martin’s comment about King’s writing speed. George asked him “How the f*** do you write so fast? I have a good six months and crank out 3 chapters, meanwhile you wrote 3 books in that time!” Stephen answered that he writes almost every day and demands 6 pages a day from him self. George was amazed by that. He replied “You always get six pages? You never get constipated? You never get up and go get the mail, and think ‘Maybe I don’t have any talent and should have been a plumber?'”
It’s interesting to note that King might be equally jealous of Martin. According to Blastr, the “Under the Dome” author “[got] more involved with [CBS’ adaptation of his book] after seeing the stellar work [Martin had] done crossing over on … Game of Thrones.” King wrote the teleplay for Under the Dome’s Season Two premiere. He told the L.A. Times, “I knew that George R.R. Martin had written a few episodes of ‘Game of Thrones,’ and I was very jealous.”