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    Default New Stephen King novel: If It Bleeds (2020?)

    King mentioned at a recent event in Minneapolis that he has a new novel titled If You Bleed, featuring Holly Gibney.

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    I guess this EW interview spilled the beans a couple of weeks ago but no one noticed:

    https://ew.com/books/2019/05/01/rich...-stephen-king/
    What inspired the idea for a sequel about Gwendy 25 years after she first got the button box?
    RICHARD CHIZMAR: I guess from just watching the news and seeing that a lot of new, diverse people were elected to Congress, a lot of females, a lot of young people, that stuck in my head. I woke up with a really clear picture of Gwendy and saw where she was all those years after we left her.

    So you saw her in office? How did you pitch the idea to King?
    I wasn’t pitching Steve, I emailed him and just said, “Hey, I saw Gwendy however many years later, and she’s an elected member of Congress, living in D.C., and the button box shows up again.” That’s all I wrote him. And I just looked at the email that he sent back. He said, “That’s a cool idea, very cool.”

    But he didn’t want to write it himself?
    He said, “I’m going to be spending the foreseeable future with Holly Gibney [a character in his Mr. Mercedes novels and The Outsider who is a major character in his newest book], but you should write it.”
    I thought this was in reference to The Outsider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mae View Post
    I guess this EW interview spilled the beans a couple of weeks ago but no one noticed:

    https://ew.com/books/2019/05/01/rich...-stephen-king/
    What inspired the idea for a sequel about Gwendy 25 years after she first got the button box?
    RICHARD CHIZMAR: I guess from just watching the news and seeing that a lot of new, diverse people were elected to Congress, a lot of females, a lot of young people, that stuck in my head. I woke up with a really clear picture of Gwendy and saw where she was all those years after we left her.

    So you saw her in office? How did you pitch the idea to King?
    I wasn’t pitching Steve, I emailed him and just said, “Hey, I saw Gwendy however many years later, and she’s an elected member of Congress, living in D.C., and the button box shows up again.” That’s all I wrote him. And I just looked at the email that he sent back. He said, “That’s a cool idea, very cool.”

    But he didn’t want to write it himself?
    He said, “I’m going to be spending the foreseeable future with Holly Gibney [a character in his Mr. Mercedes novels and The Outsider who is a major character in his newest book], but you should write it.”
    I thought this was in reference to The Outsider.
    We knew holly was coming back. But not the title or plot. News reporters love to chase deadly crime scenes. Spoiler. What if one of these reporters needs to chase these events. Like a vampire. Feeding off the scene. (Sounds like dr sleep characters). Alzheimer’s and gettin old tie into the book. Fears that king currently worries about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roseannebarr View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mae View Post
    I guess this EW interview spilled the beans a couple of weeks ago but no one noticed:

    https://ew.com/books/2019/05/01/rich...-stephen-king/
    What inspired the idea for a sequel about Gwendy 25 years after she first got the button box?
    RICHARD CHIZMAR: I guess from just watching the news and seeing that a lot of new, diverse people were elected to Congress, a lot of females, a lot of young people, that stuck in my head. I woke up with a really clear picture of Gwendy and saw where she was all those years after we left her.

    So you saw her in office? How did you pitch the idea to King?
    I wasn’t pitching Steve, I emailed him and just said, “Hey, I saw Gwendy however many years later, and she’s an elected member of Congress, living in D.C., and the button box shows up again.” That’s all I wrote him. And I just looked at the email that he sent back. He said, “That’s a cool idea, very cool.”

    But he didn’t want to write it himself?
    He said, “I’m going to be spending the foreseeable future with Holly Gibney [a character in his Mr. Mercedes novels and The Outsider who is a major character in his newest book], but you should write it.”
    I thought this was in reference to The Outsider.
    We knew holly was coming back. But not the title or plot. News reporters love to chase deadly crime scenes. Spoiler. What if one of these reporters needs to chase these events. Like a vampire. Feeding off the scene. (Sounds like dr sleep characters). Alzheimer’s and gettin old tie into the book. Fears that king currently worries about.
    Well, that plot hint has taken the wind out of my sails. I'll probably still read it, but am not so enthused about it. I like the, "Holly" character, but I don't know if she can carry a whole novel. I know that may seem like a something a little "off" to say, but it's what popped into my addled brain first thing after reading this clip.

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    I think Holly can carry a novel-absolutely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Flagg View Post
    I think Holly can carry a novel-absolutely.
    I'll be happy to be proven wrong indeed, El Jefe. Like I said it was just the first reaction I had. Maybe with time and consideration that will change. I take it there is no news regarding a publication date as yet?




    Edit: Did searches on Amazon US/UK and no pre-order info as yet that I could find.

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    What great Mother's Day News! My Mom loves Holly! Carry a book herself? Time will tell!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin1958 View Post
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    I think Holly can carry a novel-absolutely.
    I'll be happy to be proven wrong indeed, El Jefe. Like I said it was just the first reaction I had. Maybe with time and consideration that will change. I take it there is no news regarding a publication date as yet?




    Edit: Did searches on Amazon US/UK and no pre-order info as yet that I could find.

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    Sigh... another book set in this Holly universe. Sad to hear for me anyways. I find her an unlikable chacter that I could care less about.
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    Holly might be able to carry a book but she won't be delivering one to me as I would have no interest in reading it.

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    Agreed. Not thrilled about it either. I was never a fan of Holly or the Mr. Mercedes trilogy. I'll still buy it, but not sure if I'll read it
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    The correct title is probably If It Bleeds since King has - according to Lilja - revealed it's about a journalist/vampire that feeds off the energy of people while chasing his stories

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    So a sequel to Night Flier and Doctor Sleep? Cool...

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    I don't mind Holly but it is kind of funny how she's become King's new pet character.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mae View Post
    So a sequel to Night Flier and Doctor Sleep? Cool...
    Or Carrion Comfort. Flipping the Summer of Night - It deal upside down.

    King had said you should write what you know. He obviously doesn't know female characters with mental/behavioural issues. Every time Holly speaks it's like someone's taking sandpaper to my nerve endings. Also, no one ever goes from barely functioning in the real world to solving a supernatural murder mystery on a plane ride.

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    I updated the title of this thread and the Catalog entry...
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